The table below looks at the statistics for CISSP in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CISSP over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 205 332 311
Rank change year-on-year
+127 -21
Contract jobs citing CISSP 242 102 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.99% 0.41% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.39% 2.72% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 67 64
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £410 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £608 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £425 £396
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +7.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 - £32.50
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3788 3747 3737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.47% 14.91% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2488 2396 2228
Average daily rate £425 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 87 140
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

CISSP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CISSP across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CISSP Jobs Demand Trend in London

CISSP
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CISSP across the London region.

CISSP Daily Rate Trend in London

CISSP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CISSP across the London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

CISSP Daily Rate Histogram in London

CISSP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CISSP across the London region.

CISSP Hourly Rate Trend in London

CISSP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +65 67 £481 -4.70% 14
Wimbledon - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
CISSP
England

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing CISSP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CISSP.

1 215 (56.88%) Information Security
2 183 (48.41%) CISM
3 127 (33.60%) Finance
4 107 (28.31%) Firewall
4 107 (28.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 104 (27.51%) CISA
6 97 (25.66%) ITIL
7 73 (19.31%) Risk Management
8 71 (18.78%) Network Security
9 70 (18.52%) Windows
10 62 (16.40%) Management Information System
11 58 (15.34%) Penetration Testing
11 58 (15.34%) Cisco Certification
12 51 (13.49%) Banking
12 51 (13.49%) UNIX
12 51 (13.49%) Degree
13 50 (13.23%) Cisco
14 48 (12.70%) Security Management
15 47 (12.43%) Vulnerability Management
16 46 (12.17%) Microsoft
17 44 (11.64%) CheckPoint
18 43 (11.38%) SIEM
19 42 (11.11%) Security Architecture
20 41 (10.85%) GIAC
21 40 (10.58%) TCP/IP
22 39 (10.32%) Linux
23 38 (10.05%) CEH
24 37 (9.79%) Active Directory
25 36 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
25 36 (9.52%) Information Security Management

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing CISSP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CISSP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (2.65%) IIS
2 5 (1.32%) CMS
2 5 (1.32%) Tomcat
2 5 (1.32%) WebLogic
2 5 (1.32%) Joomla!
3 4 (1.06%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.06%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.26%) Apache
5 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (5.29%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.97%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (3.70%) MS Office
4 8 (2.12%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (3.44%) assyst
2 2 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.26%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.06%) IaaS
2 4 (1.06%) SaaS
2 4 (1.06%) PaaS
3 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 107 (28.31%) Firewall
2 71 (18.78%) Network Security
3 40 (10.58%) TCP/IP
4 31 (8.20%) Internet
5 19 (5.03%) Intranet
5 19 (5.03%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
7 17 (4.50%) DNS
8 14 (3.70%) Reverse Proxy
8 14 (3.70%) DHCP
9 13 (3.44%) LAN
9 13 (3.44%) WAN
9 13 (3.44%) LDAP
10 10 (2.65%) VPN
11 9 (2.38%) Wireless
11 9 (2.38%) DMZ
12 7 (1.85%) Wireshark
13 5 (1.32%) TACACS
13 5 (1.32%) OSPF
13 5 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.32%) MySQL
2 5 (1.32%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.06%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.06%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (0.53%) Big Data
5 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
General
1 127 (33.60%) Finance
2 51 (13.49%) Banking
3 26 (6.88%) Legal
4 23 (6.08%) Retail
5 19 (5.03%) Law
6 18 (4.76%) Financial Institution
7 14 (3.70%) Investment Banking
8 10 (2.65%) Advertising
8 10 (2.65%) Publishing
9 5 (1.32%) Games
10 4 (1.06%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.06%) International Banking
10 4 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.79%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.53%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.53%) Local Government
12 2 (0.53%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.53%) French Language
12 2 (0.53%) Marketing
13 1 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 105 (27.78%) Analyst
2 98 (25.93%) Security Analyst
3 72 (19.05%) Consultant
4 65 (17.20%) Security Consultant
5 52 (13.76%) Information Analyst
5 52 (13.76%) Information Security Analyst
6 41 (10.85%) Security Engineer
7 35 (9.26%) Architect
8 34 (8.99%) Security Manager
9 33 (8.73%) Security Specialist
10 31 (8.20%) Security Architect
11 25 (6.61%) Information Specialist
12 24 (6.35%) Information Security Specialist
13 23 (6.08%) Senior Analyst
13 23 (6.08%) Senior Security Analyst
14 22 (5.82%) Network Engineer
15 21 (5.56%) Information Security Consultant
16 18 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
17 15 (3.97%) Project Manager
17 15 (3.97%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.91%) Middleware
2 8 (2.12%) Web Services
3 2 (0.53%) .NET
3 2 (0.53%) SAML
4 1 (0.26%) LAMP
4 1 (0.26%) OLE
4 1 (0.26%) WAP
4 1 (0.26%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 62 (16.40%) Management Information System
2 27 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 26 (6.88%) CESG
4 22 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (5.29%) CESG CLAS
6 9 (2.38%) Economics
6 9 (2.38%) RMADS
7 8 (2.12%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (1.85%) PMI
9 5 (1.32%) E-Learning
9 5 (1.32%) SecurID
10 4 (1.06%) Open Source
10 4 (1.06%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.79%) Human Factors
11 3 (0.79%) FMCG
11 3 (0.79%) PKI
12 2 (0.53%) Freedom of Information Act
12 2 (0.53%) iSeries
12 2 (0.53%) Online Games
12 2 (0.53%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 70 (18.52%) Windows
2 51 (13.49%) UNIX
3 39 (10.32%) Linux
4 16 (4.23%) Solaris
5 7 (1.85%) AIX
6 4 (1.06%) HPUX
7 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.79%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.26%) VMS
8 1 (0.26%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (56.88%) Information Security
2 97 (25.66%) ITIL
3 73 (19.31%) Risk Management
4 58 (15.34%) Penetration Testing
5 48 (12.70%) Security Management
6 47 (12.43%) Vulnerability Management
7 43 (11.38%) SIEM
8 42 (11.11%) Security Architecture
9 36 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
9 36 (9.52%) Information Security Management
10 35 (9.26%) TOGAF
11 32 (8.47%) Service Management
12 31 (8.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 30 (7.94%) ISMS
14 29 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
15 28 (7.41%) Cyber Security
16 25 (6.61%) Data Protection
17 24 (6.35%) PRINCE2
18 23 (6.08%) Information Assurance
19 22 (5.82%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.65%) SQL
2 4 (1.06%) Ruby
2 4 (1.06%) Perl
2 4 (1.06%) Python
3 3 (0.79%) C
4 2 (0.53%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.53%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.53%) Java
5 1 (0.26%) PHP
5 1 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 183 (48.41%) CISM
2 104 (27.51%) CISA
3 58 (15.34%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (13.49%) Degree
5 41 (10.85%) GIAC
6 38 (10.05%) CEH
7 33 (8.73%) Security Cleared
8 29 (7.67%) SC Cleared
8 29 (7.67%) CCNA
9 24 (6.35%) CCSA
9 24 (6.35%) CCNP
10 22 (5.82%) JNCIA
11 20 (5.29%) CCSE
11 20 (5.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (3.97%) MCSE
12 15 (3.97%) GCIA
13 14 (3.70%) CRISC
14 12 (3.17%) PMP
14 12 (3.17%) PMI Certification
15 10 (2.65%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (28.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (6.88%) PCI DSS
3 25 (6.61%) COBIT
4 18 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (2.91%) QA
6 10 (2.65%) SLA
7 4 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 3 (0.79%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.53%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.26%) GPG13
System Software
1 37 (9.79%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.59%) Nmap
4 4 (1.06%) Snort
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.26%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.26%) UAG
Systems Management
1 13 (3.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 9 (2.38%) Oracle Identity Management
3 8 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.12%) Puppet
3 8 (2.12%) Nessus
4 7 (1.85%) Tivoli
4 7 (1.85%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (0.53%) SCCM
5 2 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.53%) OpenView
6 1 (0.26%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 50 (13.23%) Cisco
2 46 (12.17%) Microsoft
3 44 (11.64%) CheckPoint
4 31 (8.20%) Oracle
5 28 (7.41%) Qualys
6 24 (6.35%) Juniper
6 24 (6.35%) HP
7 15 (3.97%) VMware
7 15 (3.97%) ArcSight
8 13 (3.44%) SAP
9 12 (3.17%) Websense
10 10 (2.65%) McAfee
10 10 (2.65%) BMC
11 9 (2.38%) Blue Coat
11 9 (2.38%) Cyber-Ark
12 8 (2.12%) Fortinet
12 8 (2.12%) Citrix
13 7 (1.85%) Sun
13 7 (1.85%) Tufin
14 6 (1.59%) Splunk
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