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 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 80 109 124
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +15
Contract jobs citing CISSP 57 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.79% 0.78% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.16% 4.54% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 9 4
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£500 £373 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.04% -6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £280 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £500 £418
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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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
622 507 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.56% 17.14% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 237 339
Average daily rate £380 £305 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% -17.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £479 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 52 48
Average hourly rate £22.25 £26.00 £17.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.42% +51.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £28.67
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 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 September 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 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
Cheshire +15 20 £425 +14.01% 2
Manchester +6 20 £500 - 7
Merseyside - - - - 5
CISSP
England

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 59 (64.13%) Information Security
2 34 (36.96%) Security Architecture
3 31 (33.70%) CESG
4 30 (32.61%) TOGAF
5 28 (30.43%) CISM
6 27 (29.35%) Management Information System
6 27 (29.35%) Finance
7 23 (25.00%) CISA
8 22 (23.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 19 (20.65%) Risk Management
10 18 (19.57%) Data Protection
11 17 (18.48%) Zachman Framework
12 16 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
12 16 (17.39%) Firewall
13 13 (14.13%) BS7799
13 13 (14.13%) Banking
14 12 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (13.04%) Project Management
14 12 (13.04%) COBIT
15 11 (11.96%) Cyber Security
15 11 (11.96%) SABSA
15 11 (11.96%) Risk Assessment
15 11 (11.96%) Security Management
16 10 (10.87%) CESG CLAS
16 10 (10.87%) ITIL
16 10 (10.87%) UNIX
16 10 (10.87%) Risk Analysis
16 10 (10.87%) PCI DSS
17 9 (9.78%) Data Protection Act
17 9 (9.78%) Protective Monitoring

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Applications
1 3 (3.26%) MS Project
1 3 (3.26%) MS Office
2 2 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.39%) Firewall
2 5 (5.43%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.43%) VPN
3 4 (4.35%) TACACS
3 4 (4.35%) Network Security
4 3 (3.26%) LAN
4 3 (3.26%) WAN
4 3 (3.26%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.17%) Internet
6 1 (1.09%) OSPF
6 1 (1.09%) BGP
6 1 (1.09%) NetScreen
6 1 (1.09%) SSL
6 1 (1.09%) VLAN
6 1 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.09%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Metasploit
General
1 27 (29.35%) Finance
2 13 (14.13%) Banking
3 3 (3.26%) Legal
4 2 (2.17%) Advertising
4 2 (2.17%) Retail
5 1 (1.09%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (34.78%) Architect
2 25 (27.17%) Security Architect
3 21 (22.83%) Security Consultant
3 21 (22.83%) Consultant
4 19 (20.65%) Enterprise Architect
5 15 (16.30%) Analyst
6 12 (13.04%) Security Analyst
7 10 (10.87%) Enterprise Security Architect
8 9 (9.78%) Information Security Consultant
9 8 (8.70%) IT Security Consultant
9 8 (8.70%) IT Consultant
10 6 (6.52%) Risk Analyst
10 6 (6.52%) Security Manager
11 4 (4.35%) Security Engineer
11 4 (4.35%) Firewall Engineer
12 3 (3.26%) Lead Security Architect
12 3 (3.26%) Security Risk Analyst
12 3 (3.26%) Business Analyst
12 3 (3.26%) Network Engineer
12 3 (3.26%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (33.70%) CESG
2 27 (29.35%) Management Information System
3 10 (10.87%) CESG CLAS
4 9 (9.78%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (8.70%) Computer Science
6 7 (7.61%) Open Source
7 5 (5.43%) FMCG
8 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (3.26%) PMI
8 3 (3.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.87%) UNIX
2 7 (7.61%) Linux
3 6 (6.52%) Windows
4 3 (3.26%) Solaris
5 2 (2.17%) AIX
6 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (64.13%) Information Security
2 34 (36.96%) Security Architecture
3 30 (32.61%) TOGAF
4 19 (20.65%) Risk Management
5 18 (19.57%) Data Protection
6 17 (18.48%) Zachman Framework
7 16 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
8 12 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (13.04%) Project Management
9 11 (11.96%) Cyber Security
9 11 (11.96%) SABSA
9 11 (11.96%) Risk Assessment
9 11 (11.96%) Security Management
10 10 (10.87%) ITIL
10 10 (10.87%) Risk Analysis
11 9 (9.78%) Protective Monitoring
11 9 (9.78%) Information Security Management
12 8 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 8 (8.70%) Incident Management
12 8 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.35%) C
2 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (30.43%) CISM
2 23 (25.00%) CISA
3 9 (9.78%) GIAC
4 8 (8.70%) CRISC
4 8 (8.70%) Security Cleared
5 7 (7.61%) SC Cleared
5 7 (7.61%) CEH
6 5 (5.43%) GCIA
7 4 (4.35%) CISMP
7 4 (4.35%) GCIH
8 3 (3.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (3.26%) PMP
8 3 (3.26%) PMI Certification
9 2 (2.17%) ISSAP
9 2 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (2.17%) CCNP
9 2 (2.17%) CCNA
9 2 (2.17%) ISEB
9 2 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (23.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (14.13%) BS7799
3 12 (13.04%) COBIT
4 10 (10.87%) PCI DSS
5 5 (5.43%) QA
6 1 (1.09%) ISO 14001
6 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (1.09%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.26%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (2.17%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (8.70%) Cisco
1 8 (8.70%) CheckPoint
2 7 (7.61%) McAfee
2 7 (7.61%) Juniper
2 7 (7.61%) Fortinet
3 6 (6.52%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.52%) Sophos
3 6 (6.52%) F5
4 4 (4.35%) Websense
5 3 (3.26%) IronPort
5 3 (3.26%) Sourcefire
6 2 (2.17%) Blue Coat
6 2 (2.17%) Nokia
6 2 (2.17%) HP