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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 189 169 181
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +12
Contract jobs citing CISSP 57 76 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.61% 0.86% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.43% 3.54% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 35 27
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £274 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £550 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £398
% change year-on-year
- +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - £32.50
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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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2343 2148 2333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.25% 24.21% 23.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1193 1095 1047
Average daily rate £365 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.98% +0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £211 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 116 153
Average hourly rate £17.07 £18.28 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.59% -34.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 22 August 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 22 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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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 0 25 £453 -9.50% 11
Hampshire +2 14 £450 +80.00% 2
West Sussex +7 6 £320 -20.00%
Middlesex -3 4 £438 -2.77%
Surrey -10 4 £450 +2.85% 4
Buckinghamshire -8 2 £450 +40.62%
Kent -10 2 £550 +76.00%
East Sussex - - - -
CISSP
England

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 57 (43.85%) Firewall
2 54 (41.54%) Information Security
3 50 (38.46%) CISM
4 44 (33.85%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (33.08%) PCI DSS
6 41 (31.54%) Cisco
6 41 (31.54%) Windows
7 38 (29.23%) Microsoft
7 38 (29.23%) CheckPoint
8 31 (23.85%) OSPF
8 31 (23.85%) Linux
9 28 (21.54%) IIS
9 28 (21.54%) Juniper
9 28 (21.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 27 (20.77%) CISA
11 26 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
12 25 (19.23%) CCIE
12 25 (19.23%) Apache
13 24 (18.46%) VPN
13 24 (18.46%) Degree
13 24 (18.46%) Cisco ASA
14 23 (17.69%) Cisco PIX
14 23 (17.69%) CCSP
15 22 (16.92%) Network Security
15 22 (16.92%) Vulnerability Management
16 21 (16.15%) Security Management
16 21 (16.15%) Management Information System
16 21 (16.15%) ITIL
17 20 (15.38%) MS Excel
17 20 (15.38%) VoIP

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 28 (21.54%) IIS
2 25 (19.23%) Apache
3 9 (6.92%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.54%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.77%) SAS
5 1 (0.77%) SAP Web AS
Applications
1 20 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 13 (10.00%) MS Office
3 10 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 57 (43.85%) Firewall
2 31 (23.85%) OSPF
3 24 (18.46%) VPN
3 24 (18.46%) Cisco ASA
4 23 (17.69%) Cisco PIX
5 22 (16.92%) Network Security
6 20 (15.38%) VoIP
6 20 (15.38%) SNMP
6 20 (15.38%) IPsec
7 19 (14.62%) TCP/IP
8 16 (12.31%) BGP
9 14 (10.77%) MPLS
10 13 (10.00%) FWSM
11 11 (8.46%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (8.46%) BIG-IP
12 10 (7.69%) SAN
12 10 (7.69%) Wireless
13 9 (6.92%) Internet
14 7 (5.38%) DNS
15 6 (4.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (0.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.77%) DB2
General
1 20 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 13 (10.00%) Finance
3 4 (3.08%) Retail
4 3 (2.31%) Military
4 3 (2.31%) Legal
5 2 (1.54%) Banking
5 2 (1.54%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.54%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.77%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (23.08%) Security Engineer
2 26 (20.00%) Analyst
3 23 (17.69%) Consultant
3 23 (17.69%) Security Analyst
4 18 (13.85%) Design Engineer
5 15 (11.54%) Security Consultant
6 13 (10.00%) IP Engineer
7 11 (8.46%) IT Security Analyst
8 8 (6.15%) Network Engineer
9 7 (5.38%) Penetration Tester
9 7 (5.38%) Tester
9 7 (5.38%) Security Tester
10 6 (4.62%) Senior Design Engineer
10 6 (4.62%) Designer
10 6 (4.62%) Network Design Engineer
10 6 (4.62%) Architect
11 5 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (3.85%) Security Architect
11 5 (3.85%) Information Security Consultant
11 5 (3.85%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.85%) Regular Expression
2 4 (3.08%) Middleware
2 4 (3.08%) .NET
3 1 (0.77%) JSP
3 1 (0.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.15%) Management Information System
2 13 (10.00%) Open Source
3 7 (5.38%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.62%) CMDB
5 5 (3.85%) PKI
6 4 (3.08%) CESG
6 4 (3.08%) CESG CLAS
7 3 (2.31%) EMV
7 3 (2.31%) SecurID
7 3 (2.31%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (2.31%) RMADS
8 2 (1.54%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.54%) SCADA
9 1 (0.77%) NHS
9 1 (0.77%) IVR
9 1 (0.77%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.77%) Human Factors
9 1 (0.77%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 41 (31.54%) Windows
2 31 (23.85%) Linux
3 14 (10.77%) UNIX
4 13 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.77%) VMS
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (41.54%) Information Security
2 26 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 22 (16.92%) Vulnerability Management
4 21 (16.15%) Security Management
4 21 (16.15%) ITIL
5 20 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
5 20 (15.38%) Network Management
6 19 (14.62%) Risk Management
7 11 (8.46%) Incident Management
7 11 (8.46%) Network Design
8 10 (7.69%) Data Protection
9 9 (6.92%) SIEM
9 9 (6.92%) Load Balancing
10 8 (6.15%) PRINCE2
11 7 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (4.62%) Cyber Security
12 6 (4.62%) Demand Forecasting
12 6 (4.62%) Kalman Filter
12 6 (4.62%) eTOM
12 6 (4.62%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.08%) SQL
2 13 (10.00%) Python
2 13 (10.00%) PHP
2 13 (10.00%) Ruby
2 13 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (3.08%) C++
3 4 (3.08%) Java
4 3 (2.31%) C
Qualifications
1 50 (38.46%) CISM
2 44 (33.85%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (20.77%) CISA
4 25 (19.23%) CCIE
5 24 (18.46%) Degree
6 23 (17.69%) CCSP
7 19 (14.62%) Check Point Certification
8 18 (13.85%) CCNP
8 18 (13.85%) Security Cleared
9 15 (11.54%) CCDP
10 12 (9.23%) SC Cleared
11 11 (8.46%) CCNA
11 11 (8.46%) CEH
12 10 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (7.69%) MCP
12 10 (7.69%) MCSE
13 9 (6.92%) CRISC
14 8 (6.15%) CCSA
15 7 (5.38%) MBA
16 5 (3.85%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (33.08%) PCI DSS
2 28 (21.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.31%) COBIT
4 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.77%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.77%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.77%) QA
4 1 (0.77%) COSO
System Software
1 14 (10.77%) Snort
2 12 (9.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 10 (7.69%) Nessus
2 10 (7.69%) SCCM
3 1 (0.77%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 41 (31.54%) Cisco
2 38 (29.23%) Microsoft
2 38 (29.23%) CheckPoint
3 28 (21.54%) Juniper
4 15 (11.54%) F5
5 13 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 11 (8.46%) Qualys
6 11 (8.46%) Blue Coat
7 10 (7.69%) Nokia
7 10 (7.69%) McAfee
8 6 (4.62%) Redback
8 6 (4.62%) Radware
9 5 (3.85%) Fortinet
10 3 (2.31%) SAP
10 3 (2.31%) Tufin
10 3 (2.31%) ArcSight
10 3 (2.31%) AlgoSec
11 2 (1.54%) Sourcefire
11 2 (1.54%) Ericsson
12 1 (0.77%) Oracle