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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 121 136 125
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -11
Contract jobs citing CISSP 20 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.63% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.18% 0.86% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
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£392 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.70% +17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £500 £415
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +20.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
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 West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
916 1041 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.74% 31.38% 28.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 599 374
Average daily rate £423 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 53 42
Average hourly rate £38.13 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.08% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.05 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 17 April 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 17 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
Gloucestershire -1 12 £400 -15.34% 2
Bristol -1 5 £395 -24.76% 4
Wiltshire - 2 £352 - 3
Avon - - - -
Devon - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Somerset - - - -
CISSP
England

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 36 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 28 (51.85%) CISM
3 24 (44.44%) Information Security
4 21 (38.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (33.33%) PCI DSS
6 17 (31.48%) DV Cleared
6 17 (31.48%) SIEM
7 13 (24.07%) SC Cleared
7 13 (24.07%) Firewall
8 11 (20.37%) Security Architecture
8 11 (20.37%) ISSAP
8 11 (20.37%) ISSMP
9 10 (18.52%) Data Protection
10 9 (16.67%) Identity Management
10 9 (16.67%) Security Management
10 9 (16.67%) Finance
10 9 (16.67%) Windows
10 9 (16.67%) Linux
10 9 (16.67%) Information Assurance
11 8 (14.81%) Vulnerability Management
11 8 (14.81%) Degree
11 8 (14.81%) VPN
11 8 (14.81%) Management Information System
12 7 (12.96%) LAN
12 7 (12.96%) UNIX
12 7 (12.96%) WAN
12 7 (12.96%) CEH
13 6 (11.11%) Cyber Security
13 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
13 6 (11.11%) Risk Management

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.07%) Firewall
2 8 (14.81%) VPN
3 7 (12.96%) LAN
3 7 (12.96%) WAN
4 4 (7.41%) DNS
4 4 (7.41%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (7.41%) Network Security
5 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) MySQL
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (9.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.56%) Retail
4 2 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (18.52%) Analyst
1 10 (18.52%) Designer
2 9 (16.67%) Consultant
2 9 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 8 (14.81%) Security Designer
4 7 (12.96%) Security Architect
4 7 (12.96%) Architect
5 6 (11.11%) Security Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) Security Specialist
6 4 (7.41%) Security Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Auditor
7 3 (5.56%) IT Security Auditor
7 3 (5.56%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Information Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) IT Auditor
7 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Tester
8 2 (3.70%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Penetration Tester
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.56%) Mainframe
2 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (3.70%) PKI
3 2 (3.70%) AS400
4 1 (1.85%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.67%) Windows
1 9 (16.67%) Linux
2 7 (12.96%) UNIX
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (44.44%) Information Security
2 17 (31.48%) SIEM
3 11 (20.37%) Security Architecture
4 10 (18.52%) Data Protection
5 9 (16.67%) Information Assurance
5 9 (16.67%) Identity Management
5 9 (16.67%) Security Management
6 8 (14.81%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (11.11%) Risk Management
7 6 (11.11%) Cyber Security
8 5 (9.26%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (9.26%) ITIL
8 5 (9.26%) PRINCE2
8 5 (9.26%) TOGAF
8 5 (9.26%) Mentoring
9 4 (7.41%) SOA
10 3 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (5.56%) Protective Monitoring
11 2 (3.70%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) C
2 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 28 (51.85%) CISM
3 17 (31.48%) DV Cleared
4 13 (24.07%) SC Cleared
5 11 (20.37%) ISSAP
5 11 (20.37%) ISSMP
6 8 (14.81%) Degree
7 7 (12.96%) CEH
8 6 (11.11%) CISA
9 4 (7.41%) SSCP
9 4 (7.41%) MCP
9 4 (7.41%) ISEB
10 3 (5.56%) Security+ Certification
10 3 (5.56%) GIAC
10 3 (5.56%) GCIA
10 3 (5.56%) GSEC
10 3 (5.56%) ISACA
10 3 (5.56%) GPEN
11 2 (3.70%) ISTQB
12 1 (1.85%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (38.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 3 (5.56%) COBIT
3 3 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 3 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (3.70%) QA
5 1 (1.85%) ISO 14001
5 1 (1.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.85%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) SCCM
2 3 (5.56%) Nessus
3 2 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.41%) McAfee
2 4 (7.41%) VMware
3 3 (5.56%) Cisco
3 3 (5.56%) IBM
4 2 (3.70%) Juniper
4 2 (3.70%) Sourcefire
4 2 (3.70%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle