The table below looks at the statistics for CISSP in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CISSP over the 3 months to 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 136 206 196
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -10
Contract jobs citing CISSP 125 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.26% 0.36% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.30% 1.51% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 19 15
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £426
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - £40.00
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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2904 2053 1799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.29% 24.08% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1435 1027 780
Average daily rate £375 £374 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £477 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 93 168
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -32.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

CISSP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CISSP across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CISSP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

CISSP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CISSP across the South East region.

CISSP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

CISSP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CISSP across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

CISSP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

CISSP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CISSP across the South East region.

CISSP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

CISSP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Berkshire +52 62 £463 -7.50% 20
Surrey +32 43 £500 +3.35% 1
Middlesex +3 6 £513 +20.58%
Hampshire -16 6 £500 -4.76% 5
West Sussex +2 5 £290 -
Buckinghamshire -12 2 £475 - 2
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
CISSP
England

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 81 (44.26%) Information Security
2 78 (42.62%) CISM
3 69 (37.70%) Firewall
4 63 (34.43%) PCI DSS
5 54 (29.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 54 (29.51%) ITIL
6 53 (28.96%) Security Cleared
7 44 (24.04%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (22.95%) SC Cleared
9 41 (22.40%) CheckPoint
10 39 (21.31%) PRINCE2
11 38 (20.77%) Cisco
11 38 (20.77%) Risk Management
11 38 (20.77%) Network Security
12 37 (20.22%) CRISC
12 37 (20.22%) Telecoms
12 37 (20.22%) OSPF
13 34 (18.58%) CISA
14 32 (17.49%) Vulnerability Management
14 32 (17.49%) Degree
15 31 (16.94%) Stakeholder Management
16 28 (15.30%) Management Information System
17 27 (14.75%) Microsoft
17 27 (14.75%) Penetration Testing
18 26 (14.21%) TOGAF
18 26 (14.21%) Windows
19 25 (13.66%) VPN
19 25 (13.66%) IPsec
20 22 (12.02%) Security Management
21 21 (11.48%) CCNP

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 14 (7.65%) IIS
2 8 (4.37%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.64%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (4.92%) MS Office
2 8 (4.37%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (37.70%) Firewall
2 38 (20.77%) Network Security
3 37 (20.22%) OSPF
4 25 (13.66%) VPN
4 25 (13.66%) IPsec
5 21 (11.48%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (10.93%) Internet
7 18 (9.84%) RIP
8 17 (9.29%) TCP/IP
9 15 (8.20%) Wireless
10 14 (7.65%) Cisco PIX
11 13 (7.10%) SSL
12 12 (6.56%) MPLS
13 10 (5.46%) BGP
13 10 (5.46%) SNMP
13 10 (5.46%) VoIP
14 8 (4.37%) SAN
14 8 (4.37%) FWSM
14 8 (4.37%) Cisco ISE
15 7 (3.83%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.09%) MySQL
2 1 (0.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.55%) TestDirector
1 1 (0.55%) Metasploit
General
1 37 (20.22%) Telecoms
2 12 (6.56%) Finance
3 6 (3.28%) Publishing
3 6 (3.28%) Banking
4 4 (2.19%) Retail
4 4 (2.19%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.64%) Legal
6 2 (1.09%) Back Office
6 2 (1.09%) Advertising
6 2 (1.09%) Games
7 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (22.95%) Consultant
2 38 (20.77%) Security Consultant
3 33 (18.03%) Analyst
4 29 (15.85%) Security Analyst
5 22 (12.02%) Design Engineer
6 21 (11.48%) Architect
6 21 (11.48%) Security Architect
6 21 (11.48%) Security Engineer
7 15 (8.20%) Network Engineer
8 13 (7.10%) Network Design Engineer
9 12 (6.56%) Network Security Engineer
9 12 (6.56%) Security Manager
10 11 (6.01%) IP Engineer
10 11 (6.01%) Project Manager
11 10 (5.46%) Information Security Consultant
12 9 (4.92%) Security Specialist
12 9 (4.92%) IT Security Analyst
13 5 (2.73%) Information Security Specialist
13 5 (2.73%) Security Project Manager
13 5 (2.73%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.29%) SAML
1 17 (9.29%) OAuth
1 17 (9.29%) OpenID
2 1 (0.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.30%) Management Information System
2 14 (7.65%) PKI
2 14 (7.65%) SecurID
3 12 (6.56%) Data Protection Act
4 11 (6.01%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.92%) Cryptography
5 9 (4.92%) RMADS
5 9 (4.92%) Smart Meter
6 7 (3.83%) CMDB
7 3 (1.64%) CESG
7 3 (1.64%) CESG CLAS
7 3 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.09%) Open Source
8 2 (1.09%) Human Factors
9 1 (0.55%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.55%) EMV
9 1 (0.55%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.55%) SCADA
9 1 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.21%) Windows
2 15 (8.20%) Linux
3 7 (3.83%) UNIX
4 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (44.26%) Information Security
2 54 (29.51%) ITIL
3 39 (21.31%) PRINCE2
4 38 (20.77%) Risk Management
5 32 (17.49%) Vulnerability Management
6 31 (16.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (14.75%) Penetration Testing
8 26 (14.21%) TOGAF
9 22 (12.02%) Security Management
10 21 (11.48%) Enterprise Architecture
10 21 (11.48%) Change Control
11 18 (9.84%) Risk Assessment
12 17 (9.29%) Identity Management
12 17 (9.29%) Security Architecture
13 16 (8.74%) Business Development
13 16 (8.74%) eTOM
13 16 (8.74%) OWASP
14 14 (7.65%) Data Protection
14 14 (7.65%) Incident Management
15 12 (6.56%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.20%) SQL
2 3 (1.64%) Python
2 3 (1.64%) Ruby
3 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.09%) C
3 2 (1.09%) PHP
4 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.55%) Java
4 1 (0.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 78 (42.62%) CISM
2 53 (28.96%) Security Cleared
3 44 (24.04%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (22.95%) SC Cleared
5 37 (20.22%) CRISC
6 34 (18.58%) CISA
7 32 (17.49%) Degree
8 21 (11.48%) CCNP
9 19 (10.38%) DV Cleared
10 15 (8.20%) CCIE
11 12 (6.56%) CCSP
11 12 (6.56%) CCNA
11 12 (6.56%) GIAC
12 10 (5.46%) CEH
13 9 (4.92%) MCSE
13 9 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (4.37%) CCDP
14 8 (4.37%) Check Point Certification
14 8 (4.37%) MCP
14 8 (4.37%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (34.43%) PCI DSS
2 54 (29.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (4.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.09%) COBIT
5 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.55%) COSO
System Software
1 12 (6.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.64%) Snort
3 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.55%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.55%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 9 (4.92%) Nessus
2 8 (4.37%) SCCM
3 4 (2.19%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.55%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.55%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 41 (22.40%) CheckPoint
2 38 (20.77%) Cisco
3 27 (14.75%) Microsoft
4 17 (9.29%) F5
4 17 (9.29%) Fortinet
5 13 (7.10%) Tufin
5 13 (7.10%) AlgoSec
6 12 (6.56%) Juniper
7 11 (6.01%) Qualys
8 10 (5.46%) McAfee
8 10 (5.46%) ArcSight
9 7 (3.83%) CA
10 6 (3.28%) Radware
10 6 (3.28%) Nokia
10 6 (3.28%) Redback
11 2 (1.09%) Sourcefire
11 2 (1.09%) Tripwire
11 2 (1.09%) Blue Coat
11 2 (1.09%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.09%) VMware