The table below looks at the statistics for CISSP in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CISSP over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Rank 104 137 80
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -57
Contract jobs citing CISSP 47 23 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.37% 0.54% 2.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.77% 2.69% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 42
Median daily rate £570 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £350 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £855 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.45 £51.17 £43.00
% change year-on-year
-5.31% +19.00%
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 North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
605 855 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.58% 20.08% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 477 333
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 65 57
Median hourly rate £21.00 £37.72 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.31% +67.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.56 £15.77 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.03 £57.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

CISSP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing CISSP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

CISSP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

CISSP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

CISSP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

CISSP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CISSP across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

CISSP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

CISSP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

CISSP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

CISSP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +25 33 £573 +63.57% 7
Cheshire +11 10 - -
Merseyside +5 3 £293 -65.78% 2
Lancashire - 1 £570 -
CISSP
England

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CISSP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 60 (57.14%) CISM
2 50 (47.62%) Information Security
3 48 (45.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 37 (35.24%) PKI
5 36 (34.29%) Network Security
5 36 (34.29%) SIEM
5 36 (34.29%) Firewall
6 33 (31.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 32 (30.48%) Vulnerability Management
7 32 (30.48%) Threat Management
8 27 (25.71%) Finance
8 27 (25.71%) PCI DSS
9 26 (24.76%) Data Centre
9 26 (24.76%) Penetration Testing
10 24 (22.86%) Risk Management
11 20 (19.05%) CISMP
12 18 (17.14%) Windows
13 17 (16.19%) Kalman Filter
13 17 (16.19%) Cybersecurity
13 17 (16.19%) COBIT
14 16 (15.24%) Unix
14 16 (15.24%) TOGAF
15 15 (14.29%) ITIL
16 14 (13.33%) Active Directory
16 14 (13.33%) Splunk
16 14 (13.33%) CESG Certified Professional
16 14 (13.33%) CLAS
17 13 (12.38%) SABSA
17 13 (12.38%) Symantec
17 13 (12.38%) Intel Security

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.86%) GitHub
3 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (34.29%) Firewall
1 36 (34.29%) Network Security
2 11 (10.48%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (8.57%) WAN
5 7 (6.67%) SSL
6 4 (3.81%) LAN
7 3 (2.86%) SAN
7 3 (2.86%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.90%) Wireless
9 1 (0.95%) DHCP
9 1 (0.95%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.95%) Internet
9 1 (0.95%) IPv4
9 1 (0.95%) IPv6
9 1 (0.95%) MRTG
9 1 (0.95%) OSPF
9 1 (0.95%) VPN
9 1 (0.95%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.95%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 27 (25.71%) Finance
2 5 (4.76%) Banking
3 3 (2.86%) Legal
4 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (32.38%) Consultant
2 29 (27.62%) Security Consultant
3 22 (20.95%) Analyst
4 21 (20.00%) Security Analyst
5 16 (15.24%) Architect
6 14 (13.33%) Security Architect
6 14 (13.33%) Security Manager
7 9 (8.57%) IT Consultant
7 9 (8.57%) IT Security Consultant
8 8 (7.62%) Network Security Manager
9 7 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
10 6 (5.71%) CISSP Consultant
10 6 (5.71%) SIEM Consultant
11 5 (4.76%) Information Security Consultant
11 5 (4.76%) Network Security Consultant
11 5 (4.76%) Vulnerability Consultant
12 4 (3.81%) Digital Delivery Manager
12 4 (3.81%) IT Analyst
12 4 (3.81%) IT Manager
12 4 (3.81%) Security Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (35.24%) PKI
2 26 (24.76%) Data Centre
3 12 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (7.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (5.71%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.81%) CESG
7 3 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.90%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.95%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.95%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.95%) FMCG
9 1 (0.95%) Life Science
9 1 (0.95%) Smart Energy
9 1 (0.95%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.14%) Windows
2 16 (15.24%) Unix
3 2 (1.90%) Linux
4 1 (0.95%) Android
4 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (47.62%) Information Security
2 36 (34.29%) SIEM
3 33 (31.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 32 (30.48%) Threat Management
4 32 (30.48%) Vulnerability Management
5 26 (24.76%) Penetration Testing
6 24 (22.86%) Risk Management
7 17 (16.19%) Cybersecurity
7 17 (16.19%) Kalman Filter
8 16 (15.24%) TOGAF
9 15 (14.29%) ITIL
10 13 (12.38%) SABSA
11 12 (11.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 11 (10.48%) PRINCE2
12 11 (10.48%) Project Management
12 11 (10.48%) Security Operations
13 10 (9.52%) Security Architecture
14 9 (8.57%) Enterprise Architecture
14 9 (8.57%) Security Management
14 9 (8.57%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.86%) Perl
1 3 (2.86%) PowerShell
1 3 (2.86%) Python
2 2 (1.90%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.95%) SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (57.14%) CISM
2 20 (19.05%) CISMP
3 14 (13.33%) CESG Certified Professional
3 14 (13.33%) CLAS
4 12 (11.43%) SC Cleared
4 12 (11.43%) Security Cleared
5 9 (8.57%) CISA
6 8 (7.62%) CCENT
6 8 (7.62%) CEH
6 8 (7.62%) Degree
7 7 (6.67%) GCIH
8 6 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.86%) CCNA
9 3 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (2.86%) SANS
10 2 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.90%) CCNP
10 2 (1.90%) CREST Certified
10 2 (1.90%) GSNA
10 2 (1.90%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (45.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (25.71%) PCI DSS
3 17 (16.19%) COBIT
4 3 (2.86%) QA
4 3 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.95%) COSO
6 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.95%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.81%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (12.38%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (7.62%) SmoothWall
3 1 (0.95%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.95%) Nagios
3 1 (0.95%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (13.33%) Splunk
2 13 (12.38%) Intel Security
2 13 (12.38%) Symantec
3 12 (11.43%) Cisco
4 11 (10.48%) CheckPoint
5 9 (8.57%) Kaspersky
6 8 (7.62%) Clearswift
6 8 (7.62%) Qualys
7 5 (4.76%) Microsoft
8 4 (3.81%) VMware
9 3 (2.86%) Sophos
10 2 (1.90%) Citrix
10 2 (1.90%) IBM
10 2 (1.90%) LogRhythm
10 2 (1.90%) Oracle
11 1 (0.95%) ArcSight
11 1 (0.95%) F5
11 1 (0.95%) Infoblox