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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Rank 100 114 95
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -19
Contract jobs citing CISSP 65 35 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.73% 0.95% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.43% 4.58% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 20 25
Median daily rate £573 £415 £523
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.95% -20.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £703 £855 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 £51.17 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+36.79% +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
771 765 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.55% 20.72% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 368 318
Median daily rate £400 £375 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 77 53
Median hourly rate £43.00 £21.88 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.57% +21.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £11.85 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £49.90 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +26.94%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +6 37 £510 +56.92% 5
Lancashire - 19 £658 - 1
Cheshire -6 5 £375 -23.07% 1
Merseyside -2 4 £500 -41.52%
CISSP
England

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 55 (53.92%) CISM
2 52 (50.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 49 (48.04%) Information Security
4 31 (30.39%) PKI
5 29 (28.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (27.45%) Cybersecurity
7 25 (24.51%) Risk Management
8 24 (23.53%) Firewall
8 24 (23.53%) Network Security
8 24 (23.53%) PCI DSS
9 23 (22.55%) Vulnerability Management
10 21 (20.59%) COBIT
10 21 (20.59%) Penetration Testing
11 20 (19.61%) SIEM
12 19 (18.63%) CISMP
12 19 (18.63%) Windows
13 18 (17.65%) Threat Management
14 17 (16.67%) CLAS
14 17 (16.67%) Security Operations
14 17 (16.67%) ITIL
14 17 (16.67%) Finance
15 14 (13.73%) TOGAF
15 14 (13.73%) Kalman Filter
15 14 (13.73%) Security Cleared
16 13 (12.75%) Security Architecture
16 13 (12.75%) Splunk
16 13 (12.75%) SABSA
16 13 (12.75%) Data Centre
16 13 (12.75%) CESG Certified Professional
17 12 (11.76%) Agile Software Development

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:

Applications
1 5 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.98%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (23.53%) Firewall
1 24 (23.53%) Network Security
2 10 (9.80%) WAN
3 9 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (8.82%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (5.88%) SSL
5 5 (4.90%) Internet
5 5 (4.90%) LAN
6 3 (2.94%) SAN
7 2 (1.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.98%) DHCP
8 1 (0.98%) DMZ
8 1 (0.98%) DNS
8 1 (0.98%) VPN
8 1 (0.98%) Wireless
8 1 (0.98%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.98%) NonStop SQL
General
1 17 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Legal
3 4 (3.92%) Banking
4 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (27.45%) Consultant
2 24 (23.53%) Security Consultant
3 21 (20.59%) Analyst
3 21 (20.59%) Security Analyst
4 16 (15.69%) Architect
5 14 (13.73%) Security Architect
6 13 (12.75%) Security Manager
7 7 (6.86%) Delivery Manager
7 7 (6.86%) IT Consultant
7 7 (6.86%) IT Security Consultant
7 7 (6.86%) Network Security Manager
8 6 (5.88%) CISSP Consultant
8 6 (5.88%) Information Security Consultant
9 5 (4.90%) Head of IT
9 5 (4.90%) Head of IT Security
9 5 (4.90%) Head of Security
9 5 (4.90%) Vulnerability Consultant
10 4 (3.92%) Digital Delivery Manager
10 4 (3.92%) IT Analyst
10 4 (3.92%) Security Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (30.39%) PKI
2 13 (12.75%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (7.84%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.90%) Cryptography
6 4 (3.92%) CESG
6 4 (3.92%) FMCG
7 3 (2.94%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.94%) Smart Meter
7 3 (2.94%) Social Media
8 1 (0.98%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.98%) Life Science
8 1 (0.98%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.98%) Smart Energy
8 1 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.63%) Windows
2 12 (11.76%) Unix
3 4 (3.92%) Android
3 4 (3.92%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.96%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (48.04%) Information Security
2 29 (28.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (27.45%) Cybersecurity
4 25 (24.51%) Risk Management
5 23 (22.55%) Vulnerability Management
6 21 (20.59%) Penetration Testing
7 20 (19.61%) SIEM
8 18 (17.65%) Threat Management
9 17 (16.67%) ITIL
9 17 (16.67%) Security Operations
10 14 (13.73%) Kalman Filter
10 14 (13.73%) TOGAF
11 13 (12.75%) SABSA
11 13 (12.75%) Security Architecture
12 12 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (10.78%) Project Management
14 10 (9.80%) Enterprise Architecture
14 10 (9.80%) PRINCE2
14 10 (9.80%) Risk Assessment
14 10 (9.80%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.94%) Perl
1 3 (2.94%) PowerShell
1 3 (2.94%) Python
1 3 (2.94%) SQL
2 2 (1.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 55 (53.92%) CISM
2 19 (18.63%) CISMP
3 17 (16.67%) CLAS
4 14 (13.73%) Security Cleared
5 13 (12.75%) CESG Certified Professional
6 12 (11.76%) CISA
7 11 (10.78%) SC Cleared
8 7 (6.86%) CCENT
8 7 (6.86%) CEH
8 7 (6.86%) Degree
9 5 (4.90%) GCIH
9 5 (4.90%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (2.94%) GIAC
10 3 (2.94%) ISEB
10 3 (2.94%) SANS
11 2 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.96%) CREST Certified
11 2 (1.96%) GSEC
11 2 (1.96%) GSNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (50.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (23.53%) PCI DSS
3 21 (20.59%) COBIT
4 7 (6.86%) COSO
5 3 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.96%) QA
6 2 (1.96%) SLA
7 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 11 (10.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (10.78%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (6.86%) SmoothWall
3 1 (0.98%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 13 (12.75%) Splunk
2 12 (11.76%) Cisco
3 11 (10.78%) Intel Security
3 11 (10.78%) Symantec
4 10 (9.80%) CheckPoint
5 8 (7.84%) Kaspersky
6 7 (6.86%) Clearswift
6 7 (6.86%) Microsoft
7 6 (5.88%) Qualys
8 5 (4.90%) VMware
9 3 (2.94%) Siebel
9 3 (2.94%) Sophos
10 2 (1.96%) Citrix
10 2 (1.96%) F5
10 2 (1.96%) LogRhythm
11 1 (0.98%) EMC
11 1 (0.98%) Fortinet
11 1 (0.98%) Juniper
11 1 (0.98%) NetApp
11 1 (0.98%) Palo Alto