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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 112 94 109
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +15
Contract jobs citing CISSP 35 36 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 1.30% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.45% 6.64% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 1
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£490 £505 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.97% +26.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £500 £393
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +27.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £41.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+64.84% -2.94%
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
787 542 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.89% 19.64% 18.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 222 199
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £223 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £580 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.39% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 75 38
Average hourly rate £46.00 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.85% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £12.94 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.25 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.96%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 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
Manchester -13 11 £388 -22.50% 9
Lancashire -5 9 £485 +79.96%
Cheshire -7 9 £480 -5.88% 1
Merseyside -17 2 - - 1
CISSP
England

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 39 (58.21%) Information Security
2 24 (35.82%) Security Architecture
3 19 (28.36%) CISM
4 16 (23.88%) Firewall
5 15 (22.39%) Finance
6 14 (20.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (19.40%) CESG
7 13 (19.40%) Windows
8 12 (17.91%) Risk Management
9 11 (16.42%) Cisco
9 11 (16.42%) TOGAF
10 10 (14.93%) SABSA
10 10 (14.93%) PCI DSS
10 10 (14.93%) UNIX
10 10 (14.93%) Linux
11 9 (13.43%) ITIL
11 9 (13.43%) Security Cleared
11 9 (13.43%) Cyber Security
11 9 (13.43%) ArcSight
11 9 (13.43%) CESG CLAS
12 8 (11.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 8 (11.94%) SIEM
12 8 (11.94%) FMCG
12 8 (11.94%) CheckPoint
12 8 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (11.94%) Kalman Filter
13 7 (10.45%) Juniper
13 7 (10.45%) Zachman Framework
13 7 (10.45%) F5
13 7 (10.45%) Fortinet

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 6 (8.96%) IIS
2 3 (4.48%) IBM Notes
2 3 (4.48%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.88%) Firewall
2 5 (7.46%) Network Security
2 5 (7.46%) TACACS
3 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.48%) VPN
4 3 (4.48%) SSL
4 3 (4.48%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (4.48%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.99%) Wireless
6 1 (1.49%) LAN
6 1 (1.49%) WAN
6 1 (1.49%) Internet
6 1 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.49%) Wireless Security
General
1 15 (22.39%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Law
3 1 (1.49%) Legal
3 1 (1.49%) Marketing
3 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (44.78%) Consultant
2 24 (35.82%) Security Consultant
3 14 (20.90%) Security Architect
3 14 (20.90%) Architect
4 9 (13.43%) Information Security Consultant
5 8 (11.94%) Security Engineer
5 8 (11.94%) IT Consultant
5 8 (11.94%) IT Security Consultant
6 7 (10.45%) Analyst
7 6 (8.96%) Network Engineer
8 5 (7.46%) Security Analyst
8 5 (7.46%) Firewall Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Senior Security Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Security Manager
9 3 (4.48%) Network Security Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) Business Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) Incident Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) Virtualisation Consultant
11 1 (1.49%) Security Technical Architect
11 1 (1.49%) Security Assurance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) JCE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.40%) CESG
2 9 (13.43%) CESG CLAS
3 8 (11.94%) FMCG
4 6 (8.96%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (8.96%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.48%) User Experience
5 3 (4.48%) SCADA
5 3 (4.48%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.99%) PKI
7 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.40%) Windows
2 10 (14.93%) UNIX
2 10 (14.93%) Linux
3 4 (5.97%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (58.21%) Information Security
2 24 (35.82%) Security Architecture
3 12 (17.91%) Risk Management
4 11 (16.42%) TOGAF
5 10 (14.93%) SABSA
6 9 (13.43%) Cyber Security
6 9 (13.43%) ITIL
7 8 (11.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 8 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (11.94%) SIEM
7 8 (11.94%) Kalman Filter
8 7 (10.45%) Zachman Framework
9 6 (8.96%) Technical Analysis
9 6 (8.96%) Use Case
9 6 (8.96%) Coaching
10 5 (7.46%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (7.46%) Security Management
10 5 (7.46%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (5.97%) Information Assurance
11 4 (5.97%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.49%) C
1 1 (1.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (28.36%) CISM
2 9 (13.43%) Security Cleared
3 7 (10.45%) CISMP
4 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.96%) CISA
5 4 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (5.97%) GCIA
5 4 (5.97%) GCIH
5 4 (5.97%) CRISC
5 4 (5.97%) Degree
5 4 (5.97%) CEH
6 3 (4.48%) ISACA
6 3 (4.48%) CCNA
7 2 (2.99%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.99%) ISSAP
8 1 (1.49%) CCIE
8 1 (1.49%) CCSE
8 1 (1.49%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (20.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (14.93%) PCI DSS
3 7 (10.45%) QA
4 3 (4.48%) SLA
5 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.49%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) Nessus
2 2 (2.99%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) Cisco
2 9 (13.43%) ArcSight
3 8 (11.94%) CheckPoint
4 7 (10.45%) Fortinet
4 7 (10.45%) F5
4 7 (10.45%) Juniper
5 6 (8.96%) Oracle
6 4 (5.97%) Websense
7 3 (4.48%) Clearswift
7 3 (4.48%) Lotus
7 3 (4.48%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.48%) Citrix
7 3 (4.48%) Splunk
8 2 (2.99%) Qualys
8 2 (2.99%) Kaspersky
8 2 (2.99%) Symantec
8 2 (2.99%) VMware
8 2 (2.99%) Sourcefire
9 1 (1.49%) IronPort