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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 272 247 260
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +13
Contract jobs citing CISSP 126 145 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.60% 0.66% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.51% 4.01% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 101 68
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£500 £450 £456
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £350 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £484 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.30% +13.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
CISSP
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
3587 3613 2986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.09% 16.54% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2438 2290 1863
Average daily rate £425 £415 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 76 122
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £23.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -2.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.43 £39.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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 +22 29 £500 +9.58% 15
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
CISSP
England

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

1 235 (64.74%) Information Security
2 188 (51.79%) CISM
3 112 (30.85%) Finance
4 99 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 92 (25.34%) Firewall
6 77 (21.21%) CISA
6 77 (21.21%) Risk Management
7 73 (20.11%) ITIL
8 64 (17.63%) Network Security
9 63 (17.36%) Windows
10 62 (17.08%) Degree
11 60 (16.53%) Management Information System
12 55 (15.15%) UNIX
13 54 (14.88%) Security Management
14 51 (14.05%) Security Cleared
15 49 (13.50%) Cisco
16 46 (12.67%) Linux
16 46 (12.67%) SC Cleared
17 45 (12.40%) Cisco Certification
17 45 (12.40%) Intrusion Detection
18 44 (12.12%) Penetration Testing
19 41 (11.29%) GIAC
20 40 (11.02%) Legal
20 40 (11.02%) CheckPoint
21 39 (10.74%) Incident Management
22 38 (10.47%) TCP/IP
23 36 (9.92%) Banking
23 36 (9.92%) CEH
24 34 (9.37%) Vulnerability Management
25 33 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 22 (6.06%) IIS
2 7 (1.93%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.83%) Apache
3 3 (0.83%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.28%) Lync
4 1 (0.28%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.28%) CMS
4 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (3.58%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.31%) MS Office
3 4 (1.10%) MS Project
3 4 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.48%) assyst
2 3 (0.83%) RMDS
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.55%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.38%) IaaS
2 5 (1.38%) SaaS
2 5 (1.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 92 (25.34%) Firewall
2 64 (17.63%) Network Security
3 45 (12.40%) Intrusion Detection
4 38 (10.47%) TCP/IP
5 31 (8.54%) Internet
6 22 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (4.68%) DNS
8 15 (4.13%) LAN
9 14 (3.86%) WAN
9 14 (3.86%) DHCP
9 14 (3.86%) DMZ
10 12 (3.31%) Intranet
11 11 (3.03%) LDAP
12 10 (2.75%) VPN
12 10 (2.75%) Wireless
13 7 (1.93%) Reverse Proxy
13 7 (1.93%) SSL
14 6 (1.65%) OSPF
14 6 (1.65%) Cisco Nexus
15 5 (1.38%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.38%) Big Data
1 5 (1.38%) SQL Server
1 5 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (1.10%) MS Access
2 4 (1.10%) MySQL
2 4 (1.10%) MongoDB
2 4 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (1.10%) NoSQL
2 4 (1.10%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.10%) Metasploit
1 4 (1.10%) GDB
2 2 (0.55%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.28%) AppScan
3 1 (0.28%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.28%) MSI
General
1 112 (30.85%) Finance
2 40 (11.02%) Legal
3 36 (9.92%) Banking
4 16 (4.41%) Law
4 16 (4.41%) Financial Institution
5 13 (3.58%) Investment Banking
6 11 (3.03%) Retail
7 10 (2.75%) Publishing
8 9 (2.48%) Games
9 7 (1.93%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.38%) Advertising
11 4 (1.10%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.55%) Electronics
12 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.55%) Marketing
12 2 (0.55%) German Language
13 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 103 (28.37%) Analyst
2 97 (26.72%) Security Analyst
3 87 (23.97%) Consultant
4 74 (20.39%) Security Consultant
5 54 (14.88%) Information Analyst
5 54 (14.88%) Information Security Analyst
6 40 (11.02%) Security Engineer
7 33 (9.09%) Security Manager
8 26 (7.16%) Information Security Consultant
9 25 (6.89%) Architect
10 17 (4.68%) Security Architect
10 17 (4.68%) Security Specialist
11 15 (4.13%) Information Specialist
12 14 (3.86%) Information Security Specialist
12 14 (3.86%) Network Engineer
12 14 (3.86%) Network Security Engineer
12 14 (3.86%) Information Manager
12 14 (3.86%) Senior Security Analyst
12 14 (3.86%) Senior Analyst
13 13 (3.58%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.58%) Web Services
2 5 (1.38%) Middleware
3 3 (0.83%) OpenID
3 3 (0.83%) OAuth
3 3 (0.83%) .NET
3 3 (0.83%) Rendezvous
3 3 (0.83%) SAML
4 2 (0.55%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.28%) J2EE
5 1 (0.28%) CSS
5 1 (0.28%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (16.53%) Management Information System
2 32 (8.82%) Computer Science
3 29 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (6.34%) CESG
5 20 (5.51%) CESG CLAS
6 12 (3.31%) Mathematics
7 9 (2.48%) RMADS
7 9 (2.48%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.38%) Open Source
8 5 (1.38%) SecurID
8 5 (1.38%) PMI
9 4 (1.10%) Freedom of Information
9 4 (1.10%) Freedom of Information Act
10 3 (0.83%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (0.83%) PKI
10 3 (0.83%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.55%) Economics
11 2 (0.55%) iSeries
11 2 (0.55%) FMCG
11 2 (0.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 63 (17.36%) Windows
2 55 (15.15%) UNIX
3 46 (12.67%) Linux
4 13 (3.58%) Solaris
5 9 (2.48%) AIX
6 2 (0.55%) HPUX
6 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.28%) Android
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.28%) VMS
7 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (64.74%) Information Security
2 77 (21.21%) Risk Management
3 73 (20.11%) ITIL
4 54 (14.88%) Security Management
5 44 (12.12%) Penetration Testing
6 39 (10.74%) Incident Management
7 34 (9.37%) Vulnerability Management
8 33 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 32 (8.82%) Cyber Security
10 31 (8.54%) Information Assurance
10 31 (8.54%) Security Architecture
10 31 (8.54%) TOGAF
11 30 (8.26%) Risk Assessment
12 29 (7.99%) Information Security Management
12 29 (7.99%) ISMS
13 28 (7.71%) Data Protection
14 27 (7.44%) Project Management
15 24 (6.61%) Service Management
16 23 (6.34%) Stakeholder Management
17 22 (6.06%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.58%) SQL
2 8 (2.20%) Shell Script
2 8 (2.20%) Python
3 6 (1.65%) Java
3 6 (1.65%) Perl
4 5 (1.38%) C
4 5 (1.38%) C++
5 4 (1.10%) VC++
5 4 (1.10%) PHP
5 4 (1.10%) VB
5 4 (1.10%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.55%) C#
6 2 (0.55%) Ruby
7 1 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 188 (51.79%) CISM
2 77 (21.21%) CISA
3 62 (17.08%) Degree
4 51 (14.05%) Security Cleared
5 46 (12.67%) SC Cleared
6 45 (12.40%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (11.29%) GIAC
8 36 (9.92%) CEH
9 28 (7.71%) CCNA
10 25 (6.89%) CCSA
11 22 (6.06%) JNCIA
12 17 (4.68%) CRISC
13 15 (4.13%) GCIA
14 13 (3.58%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (3.31%) CCIE
15 12 (3.31%) CCNP
16 11 (3.03%) Network+ Certification
17 10 (2.75%) MCSE
17 10 (2.75%) CISMP
18 9 (2.48%) CNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (6.89%) COBIT
3 21 (5.79%) PCI DSS
4 11 (3.03%) SLA
5 8 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 7 (1.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.83%) QA
8 2 (0.55%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.28%) GPG13
9 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.28%) BS7799
System Software
1 28 (7.71%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.75%) Nmap
4 4 (1.10%) Snort
5 3 (0.83%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.55%) XenApp
6 2 (0.55%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.55%) UAG
7 1 (0.28%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 13 (3.58%) Puppet
1 13 (3.58%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (3.03%) Nessus
3 5 (1.38%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 3 (0.83%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.83%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.55%) WebInspect
5 2 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.55%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 49 (13.50%) Cisco
2 40 (11.02%) CheckPoint
3 32 (8.82%) Microsoft
4 25 (6.89%) Juniper
5 24 (6.61%) HP
6 20 (5.51%) Qualys
7 18 (4.96%) VMware
8 17 (4.68%) Oracle
8 17 (4.68%) ArcSight
9 13 (3.58%) F5
10 12 (3.31%) BMC
11 11 (3.03%) Blue Coat
12 10 (2.75%) Tufin
12 10 (2.75%) Cyber-Ark
13 8 (2.20%) TippingPoint
14 7 (1.93%) ScanSafe
14 7 (1.93%) Fortinet
15 6 (1.65%) McAfee
15 6 (1.65%) Sun
15 6 (1.65%) MobileIron
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