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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 137 84 106
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +22
Contract jobs citing CISSP 26 59 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 1.89% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.02% 9.88% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 39 11
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£475 £500 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +34.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £350 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £855 £542 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.17 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year
+19.00% -
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
860 597 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.56% 19.10% 17.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 321 237
Average daily rate £400 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £209 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 50 52
Average hourly rate £30.52 £22.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.64% -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £46.10 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 September 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 1 September 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 -24 11 £350 -30.00% 7
Cheshire -22 8 £475 +5.55% 1
Merseyside - 7 £855 - 2
CISSP
England

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 42 (63.64%) CISM
2 39 (59.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (57.58%) Firewall
4 35 (53.03%) SIEM
5 30 (45.45%) Kaspersky
6 29 (43.94%) ITIL
7 28 (42.42%) Cisco
7 28 (42.42%) Cisco ASA
8 27 (40.91%) CISMP
8 27 (40.91%) PKI
8 27 (40.91%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 27 (40.91%) Clearswift
8 27 (40.91%) SSL
8 27 (40.91%) CheckPoint
8 27 (40.91%) Kalman Filter
9 24 (36.36%) ITIL Certification
10 23 (34.85%) Penetration Testing
11 22 (33.33%) Information Security
12 18 (27.27%) QA
12 18 (27.27%) Data Centre
13 16 (24.24%) Security Patching
13 16 (24.24%) Network Security
13 16 (24.24%) VMware
14 15 (22.73%) Migration
14 15 (22.73%) WAN
15 14 (21.21%) Citrix
15 14 (21.21%) Service Delivery
15 14 (21.21%) Risk Management
15 14 (21.21%) CCENT
16 13 (19.70%) Data Protection

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Applications
1 7 (10.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.03%) SaaS
1 2 (3.03%) PaaS
2 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (57.58%) Firewall
2 28 (42.42%) Cisco ASA
3 27 (40.91%) SSL
4 16 (24.24%) Network Security
5 15 (22.73%) WAN
6 5 (7.58%) TCP/IP
7 4 (6.06%) DHCP
7 4 (6.06%) DNS
7 4 (6.06%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (3.03%) Wireless
9 1 (1.52%) Internet
9 1 (1.52%) VPN
9 1 (1.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
General
1 13 (19.70%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.55%) Military
2 3 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (48.48%) Analyst
2 28 (42.42%) Security Analyst
3 16 (24.24%) Technical Analyst
4 14 (21.21%) Consultant
4 14 (21.21%) Security Consultant
5 7 (10.61%) Technical Security Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) Security Advisor
7 5 (7.58%) Architect
7 5 (7.58%) Information Security Consultant
7 5 (7.58%) IT Security Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Security Architect
9 2 (3.03%) Security Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Network Security Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Cloud Architect
9 2 (3.03%) AWS Architect
9 2 (3.03%) IT Security Consultant
9 2 (3.03%) Security Specialist
9 2 (3.03%) Network Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) IT Consultant
10 1 (1.52%) Operations Manager
Miscellaneous
1 27 (40.91%) PKI
2 18 (27.27%) Data Centre
3 7 (10.61%) CESG
3 7 (10.61%) CESG CLAS
4 6 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (9.09%) RMADS
5 4 (6.06%) GIS
6 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.55%) Life Science
6 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (3.03%) Client/Server
7 2 (3.03%) SCADA
7 2 (3.03%) Tandem
8 1 (1.52%) BYOD
8 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (53.03%) SIEM
2 29 (43.94%) ITIL
3 27 (40.91%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 27 (40.91%) Kalman Filter
4 23 (34.85%) Penetration Testing
5 22 (33.33%) Information Security
6 16 (24.24%) Security Patching
7 15 (22.73%) Migration
8 14 (21.21%) Risk Management
8 14 (21.21%) Service Delivery
9 13 (19.70%) Data Protection
10 11 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (12.12%) Security Architecture
12 6 (9.09%) Programme Management
13 5 (7.58%) Security Management
13 5 (7.58%) Web Development
13 5 (7.58%) ISMS
14 4 (6.06%) Cyber Security
15 3 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
15 3 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (63.64%) CISM
2 27 (40.91%) CISMP
3 24 (36.36%) ITIL Certification
4 14 (21.21%) CCENT
5 11 (16.67%) CCNP
5 11 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (15.15%) CCNA
7 9 (13.64%) A+ Certification
8 8 (12.12%) Security Cleared
9 7 (10.61%) SC Cleared
9 7 (10.61%) CEH
10 5 (7.58%) CISA
11 3 (4.55%) GIAC
12 2 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (1.52%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (59.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (27.27%) QA
3 6 (9.09%) PCI DSS
4 3 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.52%) HIPAA
5 1 (1.52%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 30 (45.45%) Kaspersky
2 28 (42.42%) Cisco
3 27 (40.91%) CheckPoint
3 27 (40.91%) Clearswift
4 16 (24.24%) VMware
5 14 (21.21%) Citrix
6 10 (15.15%) ArcSight
7 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
8 7 (10.61%) Symantec
9 3 (4.55%) Sophos
9 3 (4.55%) Sun
10 1 (1.52%) Oracle
10 1 (1.52%) Websense
10 1 (1.52%) Trustwave
10 1 (1.52%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.52%) IronPort
10 1 (1.52%) Qualys