The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North West region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 88 101 121
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +20
Contract jobs citing CISSP 47 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.55% 0.99% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.61% 5.33% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 8 2
Average daily rate
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£491 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.15% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £249 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £444 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £448 £478 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.28% +12.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - £32.25
Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
546 507 613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.03% 18.53% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 233 309
Average daily rate £325 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £479 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 53 47
Average hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £11.10 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
CISSP
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +18 23 £500 +185.71% 4
Cheshire 0 13 £475 +69.64% 7
Cumbria - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 2
CISSP
England

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 49 (66.22%) Information Security
2 25 (33.78%) Finance
3 24 (32.43%) Security Architecture
4 22 (29.73%) CISM
4 22 (29.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (28.38%) CESG
6 20 (27.03%) TOGAF
7 19 (25.68%) Management Information System
8 18 (24.32%) Enterprise Architecture
9 16 (21.62%) CISA
10 15 (20.27%) Risk Management
11 13 (17.57%) Firewall
11 13 (17.57%) UNIX
11 13 (17.57%) Risk Assessment
11 13 (17.57%) Banking
12 12 (16.22%) Data Protection
13 11 (14.86%) CRISC
13 11 (14.86%) GIAC
13 11 (14.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 10 (13.51%) Penetration Testing
14 10 (13.51%) Security Management
14 10 (13.51%) Project Management
15 9 (12.16%) Windows
15 9 (12.16%) Risk Analysis
16 8 (10.81%) Security Testing
16 8 (10.81%) COBIT
16 8 (10.81%) ITIL
16 8 (10.81%) BS7799
16 8 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
17 7 (9.46%) Zachman Framework

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) MS Project
2 1 (1.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.57%) Firewall
2 6 (8.11%) Network Security
3 4 (5.41%) VPN
4 3 (4.05%) LAN
4 3 (4.05%) WAN
4 3 (4.05%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.70%) MPLS
5 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.70%) SSL
6 1 (1.35%) Internet
6 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Metasploit
General
1 25 (33.78%) Finance
2 13 (17.57%) Banking
3 2 (2.70%) Legal
4 1 (1.35%) Law
4 1 (1.35%) Advertising
4 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (33.78%) Architect
2 21 (28.38%) Security Architect
3 17 (22.97%) Analyst
4 14 (18.92%) Enterprise Architect
4 14 (18.92%) Consultant
4 14 (18.92%) Security Consultant
5 12 (16.22%) Security Analyst
6 8 (10.81%) Enterprise Security Architect
6 8 (10.81%) Risk Analyst
7 6 (8.11%) IT Security Consultant
7 6 (8.11%) IT Consultant
8 5 (6.76%) Security Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Security Manager
9 4 (5.41%) Information Manager
10 3 (4.05%) Technical Author
10 3 (4.05%) Business Analyst
10 3 (4.05%) Author
10 3 (4.05%) IT Business Analyst
10 3 (4.05%) Security Specialist
10 3 (4.05%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.05%) Web Services
2 1 (1.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (28.38%) CESG
2 19 (25.68%) Management Information System
3 7 (9.46%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (8.11%) Open Source
5 5 (6.76%) CESG CLAS
5 5 (6.76%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.05%) PKI
7 1 (1.35%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.57%) UNIX
2 9 (12.16%) Windows
3 4 (5.41%) Linux
4 2 (2.70%) AIX
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (66.22%) Information Security
2 24 (32.43%) Security Architecture
3 20 (27.03%) TOGAF
4 18 (24.32%) Enterprise Architecture
5 15 (20.27%) Risk Management
6 13 (17.57%) Risk Assessment
7 12 (16.22%) Data Protection
8 11 (14.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 10 (13.51%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (13.51%) Security Management
9 10 (13.51%) Project Management
10 9 (12.16%) Risk Analysis
11 8 (10.81%) Security Testing
11 8 (10.81%) ITIL
11 8 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (9.46%) Zachman Framework
12 7 (9.46%) Incident Management
12 7 (9.46%) Cyber Security
13 6 (8.11%) SABSA
13 6 (8.11%) CRAMM
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.05%) C
2 1 (1.35%) Perl
2 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (29.73%) CISM
2 16 (21.62%) CISA
3 11 (14.86%) CRISC
3 11 (14.86%) GIAC
4 4 (5.41%) CISMP
5 3 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.05%) CCNA
5 3 (4.05%) CEH
5 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.70%) Degree
6 2 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.70%) CCNP
7 1 (1.35%) PMP
7 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.35%) RHCE
7 1 (1.35%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (1.35%) MCSE
7 1 (1.35%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (29.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (10.81%) COBIT
2 8 (10.81%) BS7799
3 7 (9.46%) PCI DSS
4 5 (6.76%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 5 (6.76%) QA
5 1 (1.35%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.35%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (2.70%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.35%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.35%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (8.11%) McAfee
1 6 (8.11%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.76%) Cisco
2 5 (6.76%) Sophos
2 5 (6.76%) CheckPoint
3 4 (5.41%) Fortinet
3 4 (5.41%) Juniper
4 3 (4.05%) Sourcefire
4 3 (4.05%) IronPort
5 2 (2.70%) F5
5 2 (2.70%) Blue Coat
5 2 (2.70%) HP
5 2 (2.70%) Nokia
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle
Knutsford
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 16 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago