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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 268 348 350
Rank change year-on-year
+80 +2
Contract jobs citing CISSP 415 243 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.48% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.56% 2.79% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 154 125
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£475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £375 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £465 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - £40.00

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
11666 8708 8994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.51% 17.07% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6596 4899 4664
Average daily rate £384 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 371 605
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £43.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

CISSP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CISSP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 November 2014.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 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
England +91 389 £475 +5.55% 112
London +16 179 £475 +5.55% 45
South East +61 118 £500 +17.64% 28
Berkshire +49 58 £475 -9.52% 18
City of London +34 44 £488 +14.70% 17
Surrey +24 38 £500 +22.32% 3
Staines +19 34 £500 - 2
North West +10 31 £500 +21.21% 9
South West -11 31 £450 +20.00% 11
Scotland -1 15 £438 +5.42% 6
Reading +19 13 £388 -26.19% 5
Glasgow +7 12 £325 -21.68%
Cheshire +3 12 £435 +20.00% 3
East of England -5 12 £438 +6.06% 4
Hampshire -23 11 £511 -2.61% 4
Yorkshire -6 10 £400 -15.78% 8
Manchester -2 8 £500 -2.43% 5
West Yorkshire -5 7 £390 -22.00% 6
West Midlands -12 7 £410 +2.50% 4
Wiltshire -15 7 £450 +12.50% 2
Swindon -5 6 £475 +18.75% 2
Middlesex +3 5 £506 +19.11%
Essex - 5 £488 - 1
Leeds - 5 £390 - 5
Birmingham -3 3 - -
Gloucestershire -12 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -12 3 £475 +40.74% 1
Bedfordshire - 3 £675 -
Suffolk - 3 £375 -
Fareham - 3 £519 - 1

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 475 (56.55%) Information Security
2 367 (43.69%) CISM
3 265 (31.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 228 (27.14%) Firewall
5 209 (24.88%) Finance
6 194 (23.10%) ITIL
7 191 (22.74%) Risk Management
8 180 (21.43%) CISA
9 149 (17.74%) Security Cleared
10 142 (16.90%) Windows
11 141 (16.79%) Management Information System
12 131 (15.60%) PCI DSS
13 123 (14.64%) Degree
14 122 (14.52%) Cisco Certification
15 119 (14.17%) Cisco
16 116 (13.81%) Network Security
17 115 (13.69%) SC Cleared
18 113 (13.45%) Penetration Testing
19 105 (12.50%) UNIX
20 98 (11.67%) Linux
21 97 (11.55%) CEH
22 96 (11.43%) Security Management
23 94 (11.19%) TCP/IP
24 92 (10.95%) CheckPoint
24 92 (10.95%) Vulnerability Management
25 91 (10.83%) Security Architecture
26 90 (10.71%) Microsoft
27 89 (10.60%) GIAC
28 82 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
29 78 (9.29%) PRINCE2

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 42 (5.00%) IIS
2 17 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.43%) Apache
4 7 (0.83%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.48%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.36%) CMS
6 3 (0.36%) SAS
6 3 (0.36%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.36%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 44 (5.24%) MS Excel
2 33 (3.93%) MS Office
3 22 (2.62%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.55%) MS Project
5 11 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.55%) assyst
2 4 (0.48%) Summit
3 3 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.24%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.24%) RMDS
4 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.12%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.02%) IaaS
2 12 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.83%) SaaS
4 6 (0.71%) PaaS
5 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 228 (27.14%) Firewall
2 116 (13.81%) Network Security
3 94 (11.19%) TCP/IP
4 66 (7.86%) Intrusion Detection
5 60 (7.14%) Internet
6 51 (6.07%) OSPF
7 41 (4.88%) VPN
8 39 (4.64%) Cisco ASA
9 38 (4.52%) LAN
10 36 (4.29%) WAN
11 29 (3.45%) SNMP
12 25 (2.98%) IPsec
12 25 (2.98%) DNS
12 25 (2.98%) MPLS
13 24 (2.86%) SSL
14 22 (2.62%) FTP
15 21 (2.50%) Wireless
16 20 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
17 19 (2.26%) Cisco PIX
18 18 (2.14%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.43%) MySQL
2 8 (0.95%) SQL Server
3 6 (0.71%) MS Access
3 6 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (0.71%) Big Data
4 5 (0.60%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.48%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (0.48%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.12%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.12%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (1.07%) Metasploit
2 4 (0.48%) GDB
3 2 (0.24%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.12%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.12%) AppScan
General
1 209 (24.88%) Finance
2 62 (7.38%) Banking
3 52 (6.19%) Telecoms
4 50 (5.95%) Legal
5 36 (4.29%) Retail
6 27 (3.21%) Law
7 21 (2.50%) Financial Institution
8 19 (2.26%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.55%) Publishing
10 12 (1.43%) Investment Banking
11 11 (1.31%) Advertising
12 5 (0.60%) Games
13 4 (0.48%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.48%) Marketing
14 2 (0.24%) German Language
14 2 (0.24%) Back Office
15 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.12%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 205 (24.40%) Consultant
2 184 (21.90%) Analyst
3 182 (21.67%) Security Consultant
4 165 (19.64%) Security Analyst
5 89 (10.60%) Architect
6 76 (9.05%) Security Architect
6 76 (9.05%) Security Engineer
7 73 (8.69%) Security Manager
8 70 (8.33%) Information Security Analyst
8 70 (8.33%) Information Analyst
9 59 (7.02%) Information Security Consultant
10 44 (5.24%) Security Specialist
11 40 (4.76%) Information Manager
12 38 (4.52%) Network Engineer
13 34 (4.05%) Information Security Manager
14 33 (3.93%) Project Manager
15 31 (3.69%) Information Specialist
16 30 (3.57%) Information Security Specialist
17 27 (3.21%) IT Security Consultant
17 27 (3.21%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.38%) SAML
2 18 (2.14%) OpenID
2 18 (2.14%) OAuth
3 12 (1.43%) Web Services
4 9 (1.07%) Middleware
5 3 (0.36%) OLE
5 3 (0.36%) .NET
5 3 (0.36%) JSP
6 2 (0.24%) Rendezvous
6 2 (0.24%) JCE
6 2 (0.24%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.12%) LAMP
7 1 (0.12%) J2EE
7 1 (0.12%) CSS
7 1 (0.12%) WAP
7 1 (0.12%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 141 (16.79%) Management Information System
2 56 (6.67%) CESG
3 53 (6.31%) Computer Science
4 50 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (4.40%) RMADS
6 36 (4.29%) CESG CLAS
7 30 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
8 25 (2.98%) PKI
9 19 (2.26%) Open Source
10 17 (2.02%) Cryptography
11 15 (1.79%) SecurID
12 13 (1.55%) PMI
13 12 (1.43%) Smart Meter
14 10 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (1.07%) Mathematics
16 8 (0.95%) FMCG
17 6 (0.71%) CMDB
18 5 (0.60%) Human Factors
19 4 (0.48%) Economics
20 3 (0.36%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 142 (16.90%) Windows
2 105 (12.50%) UNIX
3 98 (11.67%) Linux
4 21 (2.50%) Solaris
5 12 (1.43%) AIX
6 11 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.36%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.24%) HPUX
9 2 (0.24%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.12%) VMS
10 1 (0.12%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.12%) Android
10 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 475 (56.55%) Information Security
2 194 (23.10%) ITIL
3 191 (22.74%) Risk Management
4 113 (13.45%) Penetration Testing
5 96 (11.43%) Security Management
6 92 (10.95%) Vulnerability Management
7 91 (10.83%) Security Architecture
8 82 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 78 (9.29%) PRINCE2
10 76 (9.05%) Risk Assessment
11 73 (8.69%) SIEM
11 73 (8.69%) TOGAF
12 71 (8.45%) Data Protection
13 67 (7.98%) Information Assurance
14 60 (7.14%) Cyber Security
15 58 (6.90%) Information Security Management
16 54 (6.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 53 (6.31%) Incident Management
18 51 (6.07%) ISMS
19 50 (5.95%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (3.57%) SQL
2 17 (2.02%) C
2 17 (2.02%) Python
3 13 (1.55%) Bash Shell
4 12 (1.43%) Ruby
4 12 (1.43%) PHP
5 10 (1.19%) Perl
6 9 (1.07%) Java
7 8 (0.95%) Shell Script
8 7 (0.83%) C++
9 4 (0.48%) VC++
9 4 (0.48%) VB
10 2 (0.24%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.24%) C#
11 1 (0.12%) R
Qualifications
1 367 (43.69%) CISM
2 180 (21.43%) CISA
3 149 (17.74%) Security Cleared
4 123 (14.64%) Degree
5 122 (14.52%) Cisco Certification
6 115 (13.69%) SC Cleared
7 97 (11.55%) CEH
8 89 (10.60%) GIAC
9 75 (8.93%) CRISC
10 52 (6.19%) CCNA
11 51 (6.07%) CCNP
12 42 (5.00%) DV Cleared
13 38 (4.52%) CCIE
14 34 (4.05%) GCIA
15 33 (3.93%) CCSA
16 28 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
17 27 (3.21%) CCSP
18 24 (2.86%) JNCIA
19 23 (2.74%) MCSE
20 20 (2.38%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 265 (31.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 131 (15.60%) PCI DSS
3 44 (5.24%) COBIT
4 25 (2.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 22 (2.62%) SLA
6 17 (2.02%) QA
7 12 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 12 (1.43%) ISO 9000
8 8 (0.95%) BS7799
9 7 (0.83%) JSP 440
10 6 (0.71%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.48%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.12%) COSO
System Software
1 44 (5.24%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.26%) Snort
3 18 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.31%) Nmap
5 4 (0.48%) ProxySG
6 3 (0.36%) RACF
7 2 (0.24%) UAG
8 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 28 (3.33%) Nessus
2 12 (1.43%) Puppet
2 12 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (1.31%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 7 (0.83%) Tivoli
4 7 (0.83%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 7 (0.83%) SCCM
5 6 (0.71%) OPNET
5 6 (0.71%) FortiGate
6 5 (0.60%) CORE IMPACT
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Management
7 3 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.24%) WebInspect
8 2 (0.24%) OpenView
8 2 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 119 (14.17%) Cisco
2 92 (10.95%) CheckPoint
3 90 (10.71%) Microsoft
4 50 (5.95%) Juniper
5 45 (5.36%) ArcSight
6 39 (4.64%) Qualys
7 38 (4.52%) Oracle
8 31 (3.69%) HP
9 30 (3.57%) F5
9 30 (3.57%) Fortinet
10 25 (2.98%) McAfee
11 21 (2.50%) VMware
12 18 (2.14%) Tufin
13 15 (1.79%) Blue Coat
14 14 (1.67%) BMC
14 14 (1.67%) Websense
15 13 (1.55%) Splunk
15 13 (1.55%) Sun
16 12 (1.43%) SAP
16 12 (1.43%) Cyber-Ark
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Marlet rate value
Posted: Yesterday
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £451.48 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Vertical IT
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 320-350 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - London
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Gourock
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £475.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £600 - 700 per day
Posted: 24 days ago