The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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 South East 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 171 168 194
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +26
Contract jobs citing CISSP 74 68 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.80% 0.80% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.09% 3.25% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 31 24
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£425 £500 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £310 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £550 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £446 £480 £425
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 - £32.25
Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2395 2093 2223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.04% 24.61% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 1075 987
Average daily rate £351 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.97% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 114 147
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% -25.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.20
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 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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Berkshire +11 30 £375 -26.42% 10
Hampshire 0 16 £438 -16.66% 5
West Sussex +7 11 £320 -20.00%
Middlesex 0 9 £433 -
Kent -4 3 £519 +130.55% 4
Buckinghamshire -10 3 £450 +42.85% 1
Surrey -12 2 £450 +2.85% 6
Oxfordshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
CISSP
England

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 60 (43.48%) Firewall
2 58 (42.03%) Information Security
3 56 (40.58%) CISM
4 44 (31.88%) Cisco
5 43 (31.16%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (30.43%) Microsoft
7 41 (29.71%) PCI DSS
8 40 (28.99%) Windows
9 39 (28.26%) CheckPoint
10 32 (23.19%) OSPF
10 32 (23.19%) Linux
11 31 (22.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 29 (21.01%) IIS
13 28 (20.29%) Juniper
13 28 (20.29%) Cisco ASA
13 28 (20.29%) Network Security
14 26 (18.84%) Apache
15 25 (18.12%) CISA
15 25 (18.12%) Penetration Testing
16 24 (17.39%) Cisco PIX
16 24 (17.39%) Risk Management
16 24 (17.39%) CCIE
17 23 (16.67%) CCSP
17 23 (16.67%) VPN
17 23 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
17 23 (16.67%) Degree
18 22 (15.94%) Telecoms
19 21 (15.22%) Management Information System
19 21 (15.22%) Vulnerability Management
20 20 (14.49%) Network Management

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 29 (21.01%) IIS
2 26 (18.84%) Apache
3 11 (7.97%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.17%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.45%) SAP Web AS
6 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.72%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (14.49%) MS Excel
2 14 (10.14%) MS Office
3 10 (7.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 60 (43.48%) Firewall
2 32 (23.19%) OSPF
3 28 (20.29%) Network Security
3 28 (20.29%) Cisco ASA
4 24 (17.39%) Cisco PIX
5 23 (16.67%) VPN
6 19 (13.77%) SNMP
6 19 (13.77%) VoIP
6 19 (13.77%) IPsec
7 18 (13.04%) TCP/IP
8 17 (12.32%) BGP
9 14 (10.14%) MPLS
10 13 (9.42%) FWSM
11 11 (7.97%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (7.97%) BIG-IP
11 11 (7.97%) SAN
11 11 (7.97%) Internet
12 10 (7.25%) Wireless
13 7 (5.07%) DNS
14 6 (4.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.42%) MySQL
2 4 (2.90%) DB2
3 2 (1.45%) SQL Server
General
1 22 (15.94%) Telecoms
2 13 (9.42%) Finance
3 5 (3.62%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.90%) Legal
4 4 (2.90%) Retail
5 3 (2.17%) Military
6 2 (1.45%) Banking
6 2 (1.45%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (22.46%) Security Engineer
2 28 (20.29%) Consultant
3 23 (16.67%) Analyst
4 21 (15.22%) Security Analyst
5 20 (14.49%) Security Consultant
6 18 (13.04%) Design Engineer
7 13 (9.42%) Architect
8 12 (8.70%) Security Architect
8 12 (8.70%) IP Engineer
9 11 (7.97%) IT Security Analyst
10 8 (5.80%) Information Security Consultant
10 8 (5.80%) Network Engineer
11 7 (5.07%) Tester
11 7 (5.07%) Penetration Tester
11 7 (5.07%) Security Tester
12 6 (4.35%) Designer
12 6 (4.35%) Senior Design Engineer
12 6 (4.35%) Network Design Engineer
13 5 (3.62%) Security Designer
13 5 (3.62%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.62%) Regular Expression
2 4 (2.90%) .NET
2 4 (2.90%) XML
2 4 (2.90%) Middleware
3 1 (0.72%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.22%) Management Information System
2 13 (9.42%) Open Source
3 6 (4.35%) CMDB
4 5 (3.62%) CESG
4 5 (3.62%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.62%) PKI
5 4 (2.90%) CESG CLAS
6 3 (2.17%) SecurID
6 3 (2.17%) RMADS
6 3 (2.17%) EMV
7 2 (1.45%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.72%) NHS
8 1 (0.72%) IVR
8 1 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.72%) SCADA
8 1 (0.72%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 40 (28.99%) Windows
2 32 (23.19%) Linux
3 15 (10.87%) UNIX
4 13 (9.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.90%) VMS
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (42.03%) Information Security
2 25 (18.12%) Penetration Testing
3 24 (17.39%) Risk Management
4 23 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
5 21 (15.22%) Vulnerability Management
6 20 (14.49%) Network Management
6 20 (14.49%) Security Management
7 18 (13.04%) ITIL
8 11 (7.97%) Network Design
8 11 (7.97%) Incident Management
9 10 (7.25%) TOGAF
9 10 (7.25%) SIEM
9 10 (7.25%) SABSA
10 8 (5.80%) Load Balancing
10 8 (5.80%) Data Protection
10 8 (5.80%) PRINCE2
10 8 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (5.07%) Resource Management
12 6 (4.35%) Demand Forecasting
12 6 (4.35%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.87%) SQL
2 13 (9.42%) Python
2 13 (9.42%) Ruby
2 13 (9.42%) Bash Shell
2 13 (9.42%) PHP
3 5 (3.62%) C
4 4 (2.90%) C++
4 4 (2.90%) Java
Qualifications
1 56 (40.58%) CISM
2 43 (31.16%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (18.12%) CISA
4 24 (17.39%) CCIE
5 23 (16.67%) CCSP
5 23 (16.67%) Degree
6 19 (13.77%) Security Cleared
6 19 (13.77%) CCNP
6 19 (13.77%) Check Point Certification
7 15 (10.87%) CCDP
8 13 (9.42%) CEH
9 11 (7.97%) SC Cleared
9 11 (7.97%) CCNA
9 11 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (7.97%) MCSE
10 10 (7.25%) MCP
11 9 (6.52%) CCSA
12 7 (5.07%) MBA
12 7 (5.07%) CCSE
12 7 (5.07%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (29.71%) PCI DSS
2 31 (22.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.45%) COBIT
5 1 (0.72%) QA
5 1 (0.72%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (10.14%) Snort
2 13 (9.42%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (9.42%) FortiGate
2 10 (7.25%) Nessus
2 10 (7.25%) SCCM
3 4 (2.90%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 44 (31.88%) Cisco
2 42 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 39 (28.26%) CheckPoint
4 28 (20.29%) Juniper
5 14 (10.14%) F5
6 13 (9.42%) Red Hat
7 12 (8.70%) McAfee
7 12 (8.70%) Qualys
8 11 (7.97%) Blue Coat
9 10 (7.25%) Nokia
10 6 (4.35%) Radware
10 6 (4.35%) Redback
11 5 (3.62%) Fortinet
12 4 (2.90%) SAP
13 3 (2.17%) AlgoSec
13 3 (2.17%) Tufin
14 2 (1.45%) Splunk
14 2 (1.45%) Oracle
14 2 (1.45%) Ericsson
14 2 (1.45%) VMware