The table below looks at the statistics for CISSP in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CISSP over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Rank 242 249 304
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +55
Contract jobs citing CISSP 492 518 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.99% 0.93% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.82% 4.52% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 345 235
Median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £375 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £650 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £65.00 £32.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.12% -32.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 £32.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+118.75% -32.63%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10201 11455 11748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.46% 20.66% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6461 6922 6661
Median daily rate £410 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 565 556
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.49% +53.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.19 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +58.57%

CISSP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing CISSP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

CISSP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CISSP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CISSP within the UK.

CISSP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CISSP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CISSP within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

CISSP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CISSP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CISSP within the UK.

CISSP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CISSP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CISSP within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

CISSP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

CISSP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 449 £475 -5.00% 140
London -34 177 £505 -3.80% 67
North West +54 85 £548 +21.66% 22
South East -8 73 £475 -5.00% 11
South West +42 64 £413 -8.33% 8
Manchester +41 51 £544 +45.00% 14
City of London -5 27 £513 +7.89% 22
Wiltshire +17 26 £413 -17.50% 1
Scotland +25 25 £525 +61.53% 11
Salford - 23 £511 - 1
Buckinghamshire +33 20 £500 +14.28% 1
Merseyside +17 20 £400 -23.80% 5
Milton Keynes +30 17 £500 +14.28% 1
East of England +11 16 £331 -37.64% 8
Wales +8 15 £525 +5.00% 1
Berkshire -6 15 £500 +5.26% 4
Hampshire +4 14 £438 -20.99% 3
Edinburgh +20 13 £525 +10.52% 10
South Wales +17 13 £525 - 1
Swindon +6 13 £438 -12.50%
Dorset +10 11 £370 -32.72%
Cheshire +12 10 £675 +5.88% 3
West Midlands -34 10 £400 -17.94% 12
Essex +14 9 £300 +23.96% 1
Devon +7 9 £538 +26.47%
Newport - 9 £550 - 1
Plymouth +21 8 £538 +19.44%
Bristol +14 8 £568 +0.88% 5
Glasgow +9 8 £370 +111.42% 1
Warrington -2 8 £675 -0.73%

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CISSP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CISSP.

1 628 (57.04%) Information Security
2 450 (40.87%) CISM
3 350 (31.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 303 (27.52%) Cybersecurity
5 267 (24.25%) Finance
6 253 (22.98%) CISA
7 242 (21.98%) Risk Management
8 232 (21.07%) Firewall
9 230 (20.89%) Security Cleared
10 200 (18.17%) Management Information System
11 191 (17.35%) Windows
12 181 (16.44%) ITIL
13 177 (16.08%) Security Architecture
14 176 (15.99%) SC Cleared
15 171 (15.53%) SIEM
16 169 (15.35%) PCI DSS
17 154 (13.99%) Linux
18 151 (13.71%) Security Operations
19 141 (12.81%) Cisco
19 141 (12.81%) Penetration Testing
20 133 (12.08%) Project Management
21 129 (11.72%) Network Security
22 128 (11.63%) Degree
23 127 (11.53%) CESG
24 126 (11.44%) TOGAF
25 124 (11.26%) CEH
26 120 (10.90%) Vulnerability Management
27 117 (10.63%) Microsoft
28 115 (10.45%) Unix
29 112 (10.17%) Information Assurance

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (2.00%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.45%) IIS
2 16 (1.45%) MS Exchange
3 12 (1.09%) Mule
4 11 (1.00%) Apache
5 6 (0.54%) Confluence
5 6 (0.54%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.45%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.45%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.36%) JBoss
7 4 (0.36%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.27%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.18%) SAS
9 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.091%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.091%) Jetty
10 1 (0.091%) nginx
Applications
1 52 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.73%) MS Visio
3 16 (1.45%) MS Office
4 14 (1.27%) MS Project
5 7 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.27%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.091%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.091%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.091%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 72 (6.54%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (5.81%) SaaS
3 57 (5.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (2.45%) Office 365
5 16 (1.45%) IaaS
6 11 (1.00%) PaaS
7 7 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.54%) IBM Blueworks
9 5 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.36%) Yammer
11 3 (0.27%) GitHub
12 2 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.091%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.091%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.091%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 232 (21.07%) Firewall
2 129 (11.72%) Network Security
3 98 (8.90%) TCP/IP
4 90 (8.17%) WAN
5 84 (7.63%) LAN
6 75 (6.81%) VPN
7 58 (5.27%) Intrusion Detection
8 53 (4.81%) Internet
9 48 (4.36%) Wireless
10 41 (3.72%) VoIP
11 33 (3.00%) IPsec
12 32 (2.91%) SSL
13 28 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
14 27 (2.45%) DNS
15 25 (2.27%) SSH
16 24 (2.18%) OSPF
17 20 (1.82%) Wireshark
18 19 (1.73%) MPLS
18 19 (1.73%) SMTP
19 18 (1.63%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (3.63%) NonStop SQL
2 35 (3.18%) SQL Server
3 16 (1.45%) Big Data
4 11 (1.00%) Hadoop
4 11 (1.00%) Redis
5 6 (0.54%) MySQL
5 6 (0.54%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.45%) Apache Hive
6 5 (0.45%) GIS
7 3 (0.27%) Star Schema
8 2 (0.18%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.18%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.18%) DB2
9 1 (0.091%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.091%) MS Access
9 1 (0.091%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.091%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (1.36%) JIRA
2 11 (1.00%) Metasploit
3 6 (0.54%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.45%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.18%) AppScan
5 2 (0.18%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.091%) GDB
6 1 (0.091%) JMeter
6 1 (0.091%) MSI
6 1 (0.091%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.091%) WinDbg
General
1 267 (24.25%) Finance
2 63 (5.72%) Banking
3 59 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 53 (4.81%) Legal
5 47 (4.27%) Retail
6 12 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 10 (0.91%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.64%) Advertising
8 7 (0.64%) Military
9 5 (0.45%) Back Office
9 5 (0.45%) French Language
9 5 (0.45%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.45%) Law
9 5 (0.45%) Marketing
10 4 (0.36%) Automotive
10 4 (0.36%) Electronics
10 4 (0.36%) Local Government
11 3 (0.27%) Games
12 2 (0.18%) Publishing
13 1 (0.091%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 236 (21.44%) Analyst
2 226 (20.53%) Consultant
3 218 (19.80%) Architect
4 199 (18.07%) Security Consultant
5 188 (17.08%) Security Architect
6 187 (16.98%) Security Analyst
7 91 (8.27%) Security Manager
8 70 (6.36%) Information Security Consultant
9 54 (4.90%) Security Engineer
10 52 (4.72%) Information Analyst
11 51 (4.63%) Information Security Analyst
12 42 (3.81%) Information Security Manager
13 40 (3.63%) Information Manager
14 39 (3.54%) Project Manager
14 39 (3.54%) Security Specialist
15 38 (3.45%) IT Analyst
16 37 (3.36%) CISSP Consultant
16 37 (3.36%) IT Consultant
17 36 (3.27%) Cybersecurity Analyst
17 36 (3.27%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (2.82%) ELK Stack
2 30 (2.72%) Web Services
3 12 (1.09%) Middleware
3 12 (1.09%) RESTful
3 12 (1.09%) SAML
4 9 (0.82%) Regular Expression
5 7 (0.64%) 802.1X
6 6 (0.54%) .NET
6 6 (0.54%) COM
7 4 (0.36%) J2EE
7 4 (0.36%) LAMP
8 3 (0.27%) WAP
9 2 (0.18%) HTML
10 1 (0.091%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.091%) CGI
10 1 (0.091%) CSS
10 1 (0.091%) jQuery
10 1 (0.091%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 200 (18.17%) Management Information System
2 127 (11.53%) CESG
3 101 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (5.72%) Security Operations Centre
5 60 (5.45%) Cryptography
6 59 (5.36%) Data Centre
7 48 (4.36%) Computer Science
7 48 (4.36%) PKI
8 46 (4.18%) CESG CLAS
9 35 (3.18%) Cyberthreat
10 30 (2.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 24 (2.18%) Cyber Attack
12 19 (1.73%) Data Protection Act
13 16 (1.45%) Fixed Income
14 14 (1.27%) Client/Server
15 11 (1.00%) Algorithms
15 11 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
16 9 (0.82%) Driving Licence
17 8 (0.73%) Equities
17 8 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 191 (17.35%) Windows
2 154 (13.99%) Linux
3 115 (10.45%) Unix
4 20 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (1.45%) Mac OS X
7 15 (1.36%) Windows Server
8 13 (1.18%) Windows Vista
9 11 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.73%) Solaris
11 7 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.54%) AIX
13 4 (0.36%) Kali Linux
13 4 (0.36%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.091%) Android
14 1 (0.091%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.091%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.091%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.091%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 628 (57.04%) Information Security
2 303 (27.52%) Cybersecurity
3 242 (21.98%) Risk Management
4 181 (16.44%) ITIL
5 177 (16.08%) Security Architecture
6 171 (15.53%) SIEM
7 151 (13.71%) Security Operations
8 141 (12.81%) Penetration Testing
9 133 (12.08%) Project Management
10 126 (11.44%) TOGAF
11 120 (10.90%) Vulnerability Management
12 112 (10.17%) Information Assurance
13 111 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
14 109 (9.90%) Security Management
15 106 (9.63%) Stakeholder Management
16 102 (9.26%) PRINCE2
17 92 (8.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 80 (7.27%) Ethical Hacking
19 79 (7.18%) Information Security Management
20 78 (7.08%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 74 (6.72%) Python
2 51 (4.63%) SQL
3 38 (3.45%) Java
4 30 (2.72%) Perl
5 25 (2.27%) PowerShell
6 21 (1.91%) C#
7 13 (1.18%) VB
8 8 (0.73%) Ruby
9 6 (0.54%) C
9 6 (0.54%) C++
9 6 (0.54%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.36%) PHP
10 4 (0.36%) VBA
11 2 (0.18%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.18%) Delphi
11 2 (0.18%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.18%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.18%) VBScript
12 1 (0.091%) Go
12 1 (0.091%) R
Qualifications
1 450 (40.87%) CISM
2 253 (22.98%) CISA
3 230 (20.89%) Security Cleared
4 176 (15.99%) SC Cleared
5 128 (11.63%) Degree
6 124 (11.26%) CEH
7 109 (9.90%) SANS
8 91 (8.27%) GIAC
9 82 (7.45%) CLAS
10 80 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
11 74 (6.72%) CESG Certified Professional
12 67 (6.09%) CRISC
13 58 (5.27%) ISEB
14 49 (4.45%) CREST Certified
15 46 (4.18%) CCNP
16 45 (4.09%) DV Cleared
17 40 (3.63%) GCIH
18 39 (3.54%) SSCP
19 37 (3.36%) CISMP
19 37 (3.36%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 350 (31.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 169 (15.35%) PCI DSS
3 76 (6.90%) COBIT
4 44 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 33 (3.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 33 (3.00%) ISO27002
5 33 (3.00%) RMADS
6 22 (2.00%) QA
7 16 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
8 12 (1.09%) JSP 440
9 7 (0.64%) HIPAA
10 6 (0.54%) GPG13
11 5 (0.45%) Basel III
12 4 (0.36%) COSO
12 4 (0.36%) SAS 70
13 3 (0.27%) ISO22301
14 2 (0.18%) BS7799
14 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 2 (0.18%) PA-DSS
14 2 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 100 (9.08%) Active Directory
2 24 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.00%) BitLocker
3 11 (1.00%) Sendmail
4 10 (0.91%) Snort
5 5 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (0.18%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.18%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.18%) vSphere
6 2 (0.18%) XenApp
6 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.091%) Docker
7 1 (0.091%) etcd
7 1 (0.091%) Firmware
7 1 (0.091%) flannel
7 1 (0.091%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.091%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (4.18%) QRadar
2 44 (4.00%) Nessus
3 19 (1.73%) Puppet
4 18 (1.63%) Nmap
5 17 (1.54%) SCCM
6 16 (1.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 14 (1.27%) EnCase
8 12 (1.09%) Kibana
8 12 (1.09%) logstash
8 12 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
9 11 (1.00%) Ansible
10 9 (0.82%) Nexpose
11 8 (0.73%) ArcSight ESM
11 8 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (0.64%) Nagios
12 7 (0.64%) RSA enVision
13 5 (0.45%) FortiGate
13 5 (0.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 4 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 141 (12.81%) Cisco
2 117 (10.63%) Microsoft
3 79 (7.18%) Splunk
4 62 (5.63%) CheckPoint
5 48 (4.36%) Oracle
6 47 (4.27%) ArcSight
7 40 (3.63%) Palo Alto
8 39 (3.54%) Apple
9 38 (3.45%) Intel Security
9 38 (3.45%) LogRhythm
10 34 (3.09%) IBM
11 31 (2.82%) Qualys
12 29 (2.63%) Juniper
13 27 (2.45%) Fortinet
14 26 (2.36%) VMware
15 24 (2.18%) Citrix
16 20 (1.82%) Cyber-Ark
17 19 (1.73%) F5
18 18 (1.63%) Google
18 18 (1.63%) Symantec
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