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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 149 184 185
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +1
Contract jobs citing CISSP 112 65 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.12% 0.69% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.32% 2.60% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 34 22
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £375 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £574 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £500 £413
% change year-on-year
-15.50% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -11.76%
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
2593 2496 2128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.90% 26.39% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1402 1247 1054
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 117 128
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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
Surrey +33 42 £460 -12.79% 3
Berkshire -12 21 £451 -9.90% 31
Buckinghamshire +12 13 £400 -15.78% 4
Hampshire -11 12 £400 -23.80% 3
Oxfordshire - 11 £450 - 3
Middlesex +6 10 £450 -14.28% 1
West Sussex -19 2 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 £500 -
CISSP
England

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 106 (45.69%) Information Security
2 88 (37.93%) CISM
2 88 (37.93%) Firewall
3 72 (31.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 66 (28.45%) PCI DSS
5 65 (28.02%) ITIL
6 55 (23.71%) Risk Management
7 51 (21.98%) Management Information System
7 51 (21.98%) Cisco
8 50 (21.55%) CheckPoint
8 50 (21.55%) Security Cleared
9 42 (18.10%) Vulnerability Management
9 42 (18.10%) Network Security
10 40 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
11 39 (16.81%) SC Cleared
12 36 (15.52%) Cisco Certification
13 35 (15.09%) F5
14 34 (14.66%) CRISC
14 34 (14.66%) TOGAF
14 34 (14.66%) Penetration Testing
14 34 (14.66%) Telecoms
14 34 (14.66%) Finance
14 34 (14.66%) Security Management
15 33 (14.22%) PRINCE2
16 32 (13.79%) OSPF
17 31 (13.36%) Microsoft
17 31 (13.36%) VPN
17 31 (13.36%) Tufin
17 31 (13.36%) Security Architecture
18 29 (12.50%) TCP/IP

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 18 (7.76%) IIS
2 9 (3.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (4.31%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.45%) MS Visio
2 8 (3.45%) MS Office
3 3 (1.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (6.03%) RMDS
2 2 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.86%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 88 (37.93%) Firewall
2 42 (18.10%) Network Security
3 32 (13.79%) OSPF
4 31 (13.36%) VPN
5 29 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 23 (9.91%) RIP
7 20 (8.62%) IPsec
8 19 (8.19%) DNS
8 19 (8.19%) Internet
8 19 (8.19%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (7.76%) SSL
9 18 (7.76%) DHCP
10 17 (7.33%) Wireshark
10 17 (7.33%) LAN
10 17 (7.33%) Wireless
10 17 (7.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 14 (6.03%) Multicast
11 14 (6.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 11 (4.74%) WLAN
12 11 (4.74%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.72%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.29%) DB2 UDB
2 3 (1.29%) DB2
3 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.43%) MySQL
4 1 (0.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.43%) TestDirector
1 1 (0.43%) Metasploit
General
1 34 (14.66%) Telecoms
1 34 (14.66%) Finance
2 7 (3.02%) Banking
2 7 (3.02%) Legal
3 5 (2.16%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.29%) Publishing
4 3 (1.29%) Retail
5 2 (0.86%) Back Office
5 2 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.86%) Billing
6 1 (0.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 68 (29.31%) Consultant
2 57 (24.57%) Security Consultant
3 40 (17.24%) Architect
4 36 (15.52%) Analyst
5 35 (15.09%) Security Architect
6 32 (13.79%) Security Analyst
7 26 (11.21%) Security Engineer
8 24 (10.34%) Design Engineer
9 15 (6.47%) IP Engineer
10 14 (6.03%) Network Consultant
11 13 (5.60%) Network Design Engineer
11 13 (5.60%) Network Engineer
12 12 (5.17%) Network Security Engineer
12 12 (5.17%) Security Manager
13 11 (4.74%) Project Manager
14 9 (3.88%) Information Security Analyst
14 9 (3.88%) Security Specialist
14 9 (3.88%) Information Analyst
14 9 (3.88%) IT Security Analyst
15 8 (3.45%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.76%) OAuth
1 18 (7.76%) OpenID
1 18 (7.76%) SAML
2 14 (6.03%) Rendezvous
3 7 (3.02%) Middleware
4 6 (2.59%) JSP
4 6 (2.59%) SOAP
5 3 (1.29%) SAP Basis
5 3 (1.29%) Web Services
5 3 (1.29%) XML
5 3 (1.29%) HTML
5 3 (1.29%) .NET
6 2 (0.86%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 51 (21.98%) Management Information System
2 22 (9.48%) PKI
3 15 (6.47%) SecurID
4 13 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.88%) CMDB
6 8 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
6 8 (3.45%) RMADS
6 8 (3.45%) Cryptography
7 7 (3.02%) Smart Meter
8 6 (2.59%) Human Factors
9 5 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.72%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.72%) SCADA
11 3 (1.29%) Statistics
12 2 (0.86%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.86%) AS400
12 2 (0.86%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.86%) IBM Mainframe
13 1 (0.43%) Device Driver
13 1 (0.43%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.91%) Linux
2 22 (9.48%) Windows
3 8 (3.45%) UNIX
4 4 (1.72%) AIX
5 3 (1.29%) Solaris
6 2 (0.86%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (45.69%) Information Security
2 65 (28.02%) ITIL
3 55 (23.71%) Risk Management
4 42 (18.10%) Vulnerability Management
5 40 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (14.66%) TOGAF
6 34 (14.66%) Penetration Testing
6 34 (14.66%) Security Management
7 33 (14.22%) PRINCE2
8 31 (13.36%) Security Architecture
9 27 (11.64%) Risk Assessment
10 26 (11.21%) Enterprise Architecture
10 26 (11.21%) Change Management
11 25 (10.78%) Change Control
12 23 (9.91%) OWASP
13 21 (9.05%) Load Balancing
13 21 (9.05%) Identity Management
14 18 (7.76%) Cyber Security
15 17 (7.33%) Business Development
15 17 (7.33%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.47%) SQL
2 5 (2.16%) C
3 3 (1.29%) Shell Script
3 3 (1.29%) VB
3 3 (1.29%) ABAP
3 3 (1.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.43%) Java
4 1 (0.43%) Perl
4 1 (0.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 88 (37.93%) CISM
2 50 (21.55%) Security Cleared
3 39 (16.81%) SC Cleared
4 36 (15.52%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (14.66%) CRISC
6 28 (12.07%) Degree
7 26 (11.21%) CISA
8 24 (10.34%) DV Cleared
9 20 (8.62%) CCNP
10 16 (6.90%) GIAC
11 14 (6.03%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (5.17%) ISSAP
13 10 (4.31%) PMP
13 10 (4.31%) PMI Certification
13 10 (4.31%) CEH
14 9 (3.88%) MCSE
15 8 (3.45%) CCSP
16 7 (3.02%) CISMP
16 7 (3.02%) CCNA
17 6 (2.59%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (31.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 66 (28.45%) PCI DSS
3 8 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (2.59%) COBIT
4 6 (2.59%) JSP 440
5 5 (2.16%) SLA
6 4 (1.72%) COSO
7 3 (1.29%) GxP
8 2 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 14 (6.03%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.29%) ProxySG
2 3 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.86%) XenApp
3 2 (0.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (3.45%) Nessus
2 5 (2.16%) SCCM
3 4 (1.72%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.43%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.43%) Nmap
4 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.43%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 51 (21.98%) Cisco
2 50 (21.55%) CheckPoint
3 35 (15.09%) F5
4 31 (13.36%) Microsoft
4 31 (13.36%) Tufin
5 21 (9.05%) Juniper
6 18 (7.76%) Fortinet
7 17 (7.33%) Blue Coat
8 15 (6.47%) TippingPoint
8 15 (6.47%) AlgoSec
9 14 (6.03%) SolarWinds
9 14 (6.03%) Tradeweb
9 14 (6.03%) LogLogic
9 14 (6.03%) Bloomberg
9 14 (6.03%) Radianz
9 14 (6.03%) TIBCO
9 14 (6.03%) NetScout
10 13 (5.60%) McAfee
11 11 (4.74%) CA
12 9 (3.88%) SAP
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