The table below looks at the statistics for CISSP in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CISSP over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 110 128 107
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -21
Contract jobs citing CISSP 29 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.96% 0.57% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.50% 1.81% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 3
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£379 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.77% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £333 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £477 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -
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 West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
829 940 604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.41% 31.78% 29.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 602 347
Average daily rate £400 £338 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -11.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £478 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 56 36
Average hourly rate £38.25 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

CISSP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

CISSP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

CISSP
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

CISSP Daily Rate Trend in the South West

CISSP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CISSP across the South West region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

CISSP Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

CISSP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

CISSP Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

CISSP
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 26 May 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
Gloucestershire +1 14 - - 3
Bristol +4 8 £395 +1.93% 3
Devon -1 4 £350 -1.40%
Wiltshire - 2 £352 - 3
CISSP
England

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 45 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 28 (46.67%) CISM
3 27 (45.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (43.33%) Information Security
5 23 (38.33%) DV Cleared
6 22 (36.67%) SIEM
7 16 (26.67%) PCI DSS
7 16 (26.67%) SC Cleared
8 15 (25.00%) Firewall
9 13 (21.67%) ISSMP
10 12 (20.00%) Information Assurance
10 12 (20.00%) Security Architecture
11 11 (18.33%) ISSAP
12 10 (16.67%) Data Protection
13 9 (15.00%) Linux
13 9 (15.00%) Identity Management
13 9 (15.00%) Security Management
13 9 (15.00%) Management Information System
14 8 (13.33%) Windows
14 8 (13.33%) VPN
14 8 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
14 8 (13.33%) Cyber Security
15 7 (11.67%) Degree
15 7 (11.67%) LAN
15 7 (11.67%) WAN
15 7 (11.67%) C
16 6 (10.00%) Finance
16 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
16 6 (10.00%) UNIX
17 5 (8.33%) PRINCE2

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.00%) Firewall
2 8 (13.33%) VPN
3 7 (11.67%) LAN
3 7 (11.67%) WAN
4 5 (8.33%) DNS
5 3 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (3.33%) Network Security
7 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) MySQL
1 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (1.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (20.00%) Consultant
2 10 (16.67%) Designer
2 10 (16.67%) Analyst
3 9 (15.00%) Security Analyst
4 8 (13.33%) Security Designer
5 7 (11.67%) Security Manager
5 7 (11.67%) Architect
5 7 (11.67%) Security Architect
5 7 (11.67%) Security Consultant
6 4 (6.67%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 3 (5.00%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.00%) IT Auditor
7 3 (5.00%) Information Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Security Specialist
7 3 (5.00%) Auditor
7 3 (5.00%) IT Security Auditor
8 2 (3.33%) Head of IT Security
8 2 (3.33%) Head of Security
8 2 (3.33%) Head of IT
8 2 (3.33%) Information Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (5.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) CESG
3 2 (3.33%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (3.33%) PKI
3 2 (3.33%) AS400
4 1 (1.67%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.67%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.00%) Linux
2 8 (13.33%) Windows
3 6 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (43.33%) Information Security
2 22 (36.67%) SIEM
3 12 (20.00%) Information Assurance
3 12 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 10 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 9 (15.00%) Identity Management
5 9 (15.00%) Security Management
6 8 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 8 (13.33%) Cyber Security
7 5 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 5 (8.33%) ITIL
7 5 (8.33%) SOA
7 5 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 5 (8.33%) TOGAF
7 5 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 4 (6.67%) Incident Management
9 3 (5.00%) Change Management
9 3 (5.00%) Business Continuity
9 3 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.67%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 28 (46.67%) CISM
3 23 (38.33%) DV Cleared
4 16 (26.67%) SC Cleared
5 13 (21.67%) ISSMP
6 11 (18.33%) ISSAP
7 7 (11.67%) Degree
8 5 (8.33%) CEH
9 4 (6.67%) CISA
9 4 (6.67%) SSCP
9 4 (6.67%) MCP
10 3 (5.00%) ISEB
10 3 (5.00%) Security+ Certification
10 3 (5.00%) GIAC
10 3 (5.00%) GCIA
10 3 (5.00%) GSEC
10 3 (5.00%) ISACA
10 3 (5.00%) GPEN
11 2 (3.33%) CISMP
11 2 (3.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (45.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (26.67%) PCI DSS
3 3 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 3 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (5.00%) COBIT
3 3 (5.00%) QA
4 2 (3.33%) ISO 14001
4 2 (3.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) SCCM
2 2 (3.33%) Nessus
3 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.33%) McAfee
3 3 (5.00%) IBM
3 3 (5.00%) VMware
4 2 (3.33%) LogRhythm
4 2 (3.33%) Sourcefire
4 2 (3.33%) Cisco
5 1 (1.67%) Juniper