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 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 107 108 114
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing CISSP 37 28 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.15% 0.99% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.87% 5.38% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 5
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £348 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £600 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £426
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - £40.00
CISSP
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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
630 520 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.50% 18.36% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 237 275
Average daily rate £365 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 42 26
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.63 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £35.61 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

CISSP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CISSP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Cheshire +5 10 £531 +11.84% 1
Manchester -7 10 £500 - 9
Lancashire -14 9 £485 +79.62% 2
Merseyside -6 3 - - 3
CISSP
England

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 58 (61.70%) Information Security
2 30 (31.91%) Finance
2 30 (31.91%) Security Architecture
3 27 (28.72%) CISM
4 23 (24.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (23.40%) CESG
6 21 (22.34%) Firewall
7 19 (20.21%) TOGAF
8 18 (19.15%) Zachman Framework
9 17 (18.09%) CESG CLAS
9 17 (18.09%) Management Information System
9 17 (18.09%) Risk Management
10 16 (17.02%) CISA
10 16 (17.02%) UNIX
11 15 (15.96%) PCI DSS
11 15 (15.96%) Cyber Security
12 13 (13.83%) SABSA
12 13 (13.83%) Data Protection
12 13 (13.83%) Linux
12 13 (13.83%) ITIL
13 12 (12.77%) Windows
13 12 (12.77%) Cisco
13 12 (12.77%) Banking
13 12 (12.77%) Security Cleared
14 11 (11.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 11 (11.70%) Fortinet
14 11 (11.70%) COBIT
14 11 (11.70%) Juniper
15 10 (10.64%) F5
15 10 (10.64%) CRISC

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (3.19%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) MS Project
1 3 (3.19%) MS Office
2 2 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 21 (22.34%) Firewall
2 7 (7.45%) TACACS
2 7 (7.45%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.32%) Network Security
4 4 (4.26%) VPN
5 3 (3.19%) LAN
5 3 (3.19%) WAN
6 2 (2.13%) Internet
7 1 (1.06%) VLAN
7 1 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.06%) OSPF
7 1 (1.06%) BGP
7 1 (1.06%) NetScreen
7 1 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.06%) IPsec
7 1 (1.06%) SSL
General
1 30 (31.91%) Finance
2 12 (12.77%) Banking
3 3 (3.19%) Law
4 2 (2.13%) Legal
4 2 (2.13%) Advertising
4 2 (2.13%) Retail
5 1 (1.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (38.30%) Consultant
2 30 (31.91%) Security Consultant
3 25 (26.60%) Architect
4 22 (23.40%) Security Architect
5 12 (12.77%) IT Consultant
5 12 (12.77%) Information Security Consultant
5 12 (12.77%) IT Security Consultant
6 10 (10.64%) Analyst
7 8 (8.51%) Security Analyst
8 7 (7.45%) Firewall Engineer
9 6 (6.38%) Enterprise Architect
9 6 (6.38%) Security Engineer
10 5 (5.32%) Risk Analyst
10 5 (5.32%) Security Manager
11 4 (4.26%) Network Engineer
12 3 (3.19%) Security Risk Analyst
12 3 (3.19%) Senior Security Engineer
12 3 (3.19%) Information Manager
12 3 (3.19%) Information Security Manager
12 3 (3.19%) Enterprise Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.13%) JCE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.40%) CESG
2 17 (18.09%) CESG CLAS
2 17 (18.09%) Management Information System
3 8 (8.51%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (7.45%) FMCG
5 6 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (4.26%) Open Source
7 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.19%) SCADA
7 3 (3.19%) PKI
7 3 (3.19%) PMI
8 2 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.13%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.02%) UNIX
2 13 (13.83%) Linux
3 12 (12.77%) Windows
4 5 (5.32%) Solaris
5 2 (2.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (61.70%) Information Security
2 30 (31.91%) Security Architecture
3 19 (20.21%) TOGAF
4 18 (19.15%) Zachman Framework
5 17 (18.09%) Risk Management
6 15 (15.96%) Cyber Security
7 13 (13.83%) SABSA
7 13 (13.83%) Data Protection
7 13 (13.83%) ITIL
8 11 (11.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 9 (9.57%) Risk Analysis
9 9 (9.57%) Project Management
10 8 (8.51%) Service Management
10 8 (8.51%) Risk Assessment
10 8 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (7.45%) SIEM
12 6 (6.38%) Use Case
12 6 (6.38%) CRAMM
12 6 (6.38%) Technical Analysis
12 6 (6.38%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.26%) C
2 1 (1.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (28.72%) CISM
2 16 (17.02%) CISA
3 12 (12.77%) Security Cleared
4 10 (10.64%) CRISC
5 9 (9.57%) SC Cleared
6 7 (7.45%) GIAC
7 6 (6.38%) CEH
7 6 (6.38%) GCIA
7 6 (6.38%) GCIH
8 4 (4.26%) CCNA
8 4 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (3.19%) Degree
9 3 (3.19%) ISSAP
9 3 (3.19%) PMP
9 3 (3.19%) PMI Certification
9 3 (3.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (2.13%) ISACA
10 2 (2.13%) ISEB
10 2 (2.13%) CCSA
10 2 (2.13%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (24.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (15.96%) PCI DSS
3 11 (11.70%) COBIT
4 8 (8.51%) QA
5 6 (6.38%) BS7799
6 3 (3.19%) SLA
7 1 (1.06%) ISO 14001
7 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (1.06%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (6.38%) Nessus
2 2 (2.13%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 12 (12.77%) Cisco
2 11 (11.70%) Fortinet
2 11 (11.70%) Juniper
3 10 (10.64%) F5
4 9 (9.57%) ArcSight
5 8 (8.51%) CheckPoint
6 6 (6.38%) Oracle
7 5 (5.32%) Microsoft
8 4 (4.26%) Websense
9 3 (3.19%) McAfee
9 3 (3.19%) Sophos
9 3 (3.19%) Splunk
10 2 (2.13%) Nokia
10 2 (2.13%) HP
10 2 (2.13%) Blue Coat