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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 111 106 98
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs citing CISSP 41 30 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.13% 0.97% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.56% 4.98% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 8
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£350 £538 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.88% +79.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £342 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £548 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -
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
738 602 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.31% 19.41% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 308 192
Average daily rate £378 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £212 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £575 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 75 38
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.00 £13.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £45.00 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.18%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +10 26 £325 -35.00% 6
Cheshire -14 3 £500 +8.69%
Cumbria - 3 £415 -
Lancashire +1 1 £550 +2.32%
Merseyside -14 1 - -
CISSP
England

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 36 (48.00%) CISM
2 33 (44.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (42.67%) Information Security
4 30 (40.00%) Firewall
4 30 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 29 (38.67%) CISMP
6 27 (36.00%) Cisco
6 27 (36.00%) SIEM
7 26 (34.67%) Cisco ASA
7 26 (34.67%) Kaspersky
8 25 (33.33%) ITIL
8 25 (33.33%) SSL
8 25 (33.33%) CheckPoint
8 25 (33.33%) Clearswift
9 24 (32.00%) Kalman Filter
10 22 (29.33%) PKI
11 20 (26.67%) Security Architecture
12 19 (25.33%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (24.00%) Penetration Testing
13 18 (24.00%) Network Security
14 17 (22.67%) Data Centre
15 15 (20.00%) QA
15 15 (20.00%) Citrix
16 14 (18.67%) VMware
16 14 (18.67%) CCENT
16 14 (18.67%) Security Patching
17 13 (17.33%) Cyber Security
17 13 (17.33%) CESG
17 13 (17.33%) Migration
17 13 (17.33%) Service Delivery

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 3 (4.00%) IIS
1 3 (4.00%) IBM Notes
1 3 (4.00%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (40.00%) Firewall
2 26 (34.67%) Cisco ASA
3 25 (33.33%) SSL
4 18 (24.00%) Network Security
5 13 (17.33%) WAN
6 5 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (5.33%) VPN
8 2 (2.67%) Wireless
8 2 (2.67%) Internet
8 2 (2.67%) DNS
8 2 (2.67%) DHCP
8 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.33%) LAN
9 1 (1.33%) Wireless Security
9 1 (1.33%) VLAN
9 1 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.33%) NX-OS
General
1 12 (16.00%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) Military
2 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.67%) Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.33%) Law
4 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (41.33%) Analyst
2 25 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 20 (26.67%) Security Consultant
3 20 (26.67%) Consultant
4 14 (18.67%) Technical Analyst
5 12 (16.00%) Architect
5 12 (16.00%) Security Architect
6 6 (8.00%) Technical Security Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) IT Consultant
7 5 (6.67%) IT Security Consultant
8 4 (5.33%) Security Manager
8 4 (5.33%) Security Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Information Security Consultant
9 3 (4.00%) Network Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) Network Engineer
10 2 (2.67%) IT Security Analyst
10 2 (2.67%) Incident Analyst
10 2 (2.67%) Network Security Analyst
10 2 (2.67%) Virtualisation Consultant
10 2 (2.67%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 22 (29.33%) PKI
2 17 (22.67%) Data Centre
3 13 (17.33%) CESG
4 9 (12.00%) CESG CLAS
5 7 (9.33%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.00%) Life Science
6 3 (4.00%) User Experience
6 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.67%) Tandem
7 2 (2.67%) SCADA
7 2 (2.67%) FMCG
7 2 (2.67%) GIS
8 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.33%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.33%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (42.67%) Information Security
2 30 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 27 (36.00%) SIEM
4 25 (33.33%) ITIL
5 24 (32.00%) Kalman Filter
6 20 (26.67%) Security Architecture
7 18 (24.00%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (18.67%) Security Patching
9 13 (17.33%) Cyber Security
9 13 (17.33%) Migration
9 13 (17.33%) Service Delivery
10 11 (14.67%) TOGAF
11 10 (13.33%) SABSA
12 9 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
13 8 (10.67%) Risk Management
14 7 (9.33%) Zachman Framework
15 6 (8.00%) Security Management
16 5 (6.67%) SDLC
16 5 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
16 5 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (48.00%) CISM
2 29 (38.67%) CISMP
3 19 (25.33%) ITIL Certification
4 14 (18.67%) CCENT
5 12 (16.00%) Security Cleared
6 9 (12.00%) SC Cleared
7 8 (10.67%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (9.33%) CCNP
9 6 (8.00%) CCNA
10 5 (6.67%) A+ Certification
11 3 (4.00%) CISA
11 3 (4.00%) ISACA
12 2 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (2.67%) CEH
12 2 (2.67%) DV Cleared
12 2 (2.67%) GIAC
13 1 (1.33%) CCIE
13 1 (1.33%) ISEB
13 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (1.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (44.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (20.00%) QA
3 6 (8.00%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.33%) HIPAA
5 1 (1.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 27 (36.00%) Cisco
2 26 (34.67%) Kaspersky
3 25 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 25 (33.33%) Clearswift
4 15 (20.00%) Citrix
5 14 (18.67%) VMware
6 8 (10.67%) Microsoft
7 6 (8.00%) ArcSight
8 5 (6.67%) Symantec
9 3 (4.00%) Lotus
9 3 (4.00%) Websense
9 3 (4.00%) Qualys
10 2 (2.67%) Sourcefire
10 2 (2.67%) IronPort
10 2 (2.67%) Sophos
11 1 (1.33%) Sun
11 1 (1.33%) Blue Coat
11 1 (1.33%) Trustwave