The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 273 316 362
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +46
Contract jobs citing CISSP 382 280 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.55% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.66% 3.09% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 146 139
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £307 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £478 £425
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +12.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £39.75 - £32.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.15 - £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 - £33.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 - £32.25
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10437 9063 9816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.08% 17.78% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5894 4875 5067
Average daily rate £375 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 500 612
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.87 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% -0.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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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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 +41 341 £450 -6.25% 102
London +32 165 £500 +5.26% 45
South East -6 76 £425 -15.00% 20
North West +10 43 £491 +27.68% 9
City of London +29 42 £488 +2.09% 10
Scotland +6 31 £423 +14.80% 5
Berkshire +6 29 £375 -26.42% 7
South West -9 24 £433 -13.50% 5
Manchester +15 20 £500 +185.71% 2
Hampshire -4 19 £438 -16.66% 5
Glasgow +8 15 £423 +27.93% 3
Basingstoke - 13 £425 -
East Midlands +12 12 £450 +38.46% 3
Cheshire +2 12 £475 +50.79% 3
Edinburgh -9 11 £375 - 1
East of England -12 11 £363 -19.44% 2
West Sussex - 11 £320 -
Reading +3 10 £325 -35.00% 3
Middlesex 0 9 £433 -
Hertfordshire +2 6 £675 +50.00% 2
Yorkshire 0 6 £475 -2.56% 4
Gloucestershire - 6 £428 -
Northamptonshire - 6 £438 -
Northampton - 6 £438 -
West Yorkshire +5 5 £475 - 3
Warrington -14 5 £504 +79.91%
Wales -15 5 £450 - 1
South Wales -19 5 £450 - 1
Crawley - 5 £351 -
Essex +1 4 £300 -

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 348 (51.03%) Information Security
2 297 (43.55%) CISM
3 206 (30.21%) Finance
4 184 (26.98%) Firewall
5 171 (25.07%) CISA
6 164 (24.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 142 (20.82%) Windows
8 137 (20.09%) Management Information System
9 133 (19.50%) Risk Management
10 127 (18.62%) ITIL
11 114 (16.72%) Cisco Certification
12 112 (16.42%) Microsoft
13 108 (15.84%) Cisco
14 100 (14.66%) Degree
15 97 (14.22%) Security Architecture
16 93 (13.64%) CheckPoint
17 92 (13.49%) Network Security
18 89 (13.05%) Banking
19 87 (12.76%) UNIX
20 86 (12.61%) Risk Assessment
20 86 (12.61%) Security Management
21 84 (12.32%) PCI DSS
22 77 (11.29%) SIEM
23 75 (11.00%) Security Cleared
23 75 (11.00%) Penetration Testing
24 74 (10.85%) TOGAF
25 67 (9.82%) Linux
26 66 (9.68%) CEH
27 62 (9.09%) GIAC
28 59 (8.65%) Vulnerability Management

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 47 (6.89%) IIS
2 32 (4.69%) Apache
3 19 (2.79%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.47%) CMS
5 9 (1.32%) Joomla!
6 6 (0.88%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.88%) SAP Web AS
7 5 (0.73%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.73%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.59%) SAS
9 2 (0.29%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 45 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 29 (4.25%) MS Office
3 26 (3.81%) MS Visio
4 15 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.73%) Summit
2 4 (0.59%) assyst
3 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.15%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (1.03%) IaaS
3 3 (0.44%) SaaS
3 3 (0.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 184 (26.98%) Firewall
2 92 (13.49%) Network Security
3 47 (6.89%) TCP/IP
4 43 (6.30%) VPN
5 38 (5.57%) Cisco ASA
6 34 (4.99%) OSPF
7 33 (4.84%) Internet
8 27 (3.96%) Cisco PIX
9 24 (3.52%) Intrusion Detection
9 24 (3.52%) LAN
9 24 (3.52%) WAN
9 24 (3.52%) Wireless
10 23 (3.37%) IPsec
11 22 (3.23%) VoIP
12 19 (2.79%) SNMP
12 19 (2.79%) MPLS
13 18 (2.64%) BGP
14 17 (2.49%) FWSM
15 15 (2.20%) SAN
16 14 (2.05%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.05%) MySQL
2 12 (1.76%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.17%) DB2
4 2 (0.29%) MS Access
4 2 (0.29%) Big Data
5 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.15%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.15%) Firebug
2 1 (0.15%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.15%) QADirector
General
1 206 (30.21%) Finance
2 89 (13.05%) Banking
3 34 (4.99%) Financial Institution
4 29 (4.25%) Legal
5 27 (3.96%) Telecoms
6 26 (3.81%) Retail
7 23 (3.37%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.61%) Law
8 11 (1.61%) Advertising
9 7 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.88%) Publishing
11 4 (0.59%) International Banking
12 3 (0.44%) Games
12 3 (0.44%) Military
12 3 (0.44%) French Language
12 3 (0.44%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.44%) Marketing
13 2 (0.29%) Local Government
13 2 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 157 (23.02%) Analyst
2 137 (20.09%) Security Analyst
3 127 (18.62%) Consultant
4 116 (17.01%) Architect
5 105 (15.40%) Security Consultant
6 102 (14.96%) Security Architect
7 66 (9.68%) Security Engineer
8 53 (7.77%) Security Manager
9 41 (6.01%) Information Analyst
10 39 (5.72%) Information Security Analyst
11 36 (5.28%) Information Manager
12 35 (5.13%) Information Security Consultant
13 33 (4.84%) Security Specialist
13 33 (4.84%) Senior Analyst
14 32 (4.69%) Senior Security Analyst
15 27 (3.96%) Network Engineer
15 27 (3.96%) Information Security Manager
16 26 (3.81%) IT Security Analyst
17 21 (3.08%) Design Engineer
18 19 (2.79%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.76%) Middleware
2 8 (1.17%) XML
2 8 (1.17%) .NET
3 5 (0.73%) Regular Expression
3 5 (0.73%) Web Services
4 3 (0.44%) OLE
5 2 (0.29%) SAML
5 2 (0.29%) JSP
6 1 (0.15%) MapReduce
6 1 (0.15%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.15%) LAMP
6 1 (0.15%) CSS
6 1 (0.15%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 137 (20.09%) Management Information System
2 57 (8.36%) CESG
3 33 (4.84%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.52%) CESG CLAS
5 20 (2.93%) Open Source
6 17 (2.49%) RMADS
7 15 (2.20%) Data Protection Act
8 13 (1.91%) PKI
8 13 (1.91%) Economics
9 11 (1.61%) E-Learning
9 11 (1.61%) CMDB
10 7 (1.03%) PMI
10 7 (1.03%) Cryptography
11 6 (0.88%) Mobile Computing
12 5 (0.73%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.73%) Human Factors
13 4 (0.59%) EMV
14 3 (0.44%) Fixed Income
14 3 (0.44%) AS400
14 3 (0.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 142 (20.82%) Windows
2 87 (12.76%) UNIX
3 67 (9.82%) Linux
4 15 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (2.05%) VMS
6 7 (1.03%) Solaris
7 6 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.88%) AIX
8 5 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.44%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.29%) HPUX
12 1 (0.15%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (51.03%) Information Security
2 133 (19.50%) Risk Management
3 127 (18.62%) ITIL
4 97 (14.22%) Security Architecture
5 86 (12.61%) Risk Assessment
5 86 (12.61%) Security Management
6 77 (11.29%) SIEM
7 75 (11.00%) Penetration Testing
8 74 (10.85%) TOGAF
9 59 (8.65%) Vulnerability Management
10 57 (8.36%) Stakeholder Management
11 47 (6.89%) Information Security Management
12 45 (6.60%) Data Protection
12 45 (6.60%) Cyber Security
13 38 (5.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 37 (5.43%) PRINCE2
14 37 (5.43%) SABSA
15 35 (5.13%) Project Management
16 31 (4.55%) Information Assurance
17 30 (4.40%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (3.37%) SQL
2 17 (2.49%) C
3 16 (2.35%) PHP
4 15 (2.20%) Ruby
4 15 (2.20%) Bash Shell
5 14 (2.05%) Python
6 8 (1.17%) Java
7 5 (0.73%) C++
8 4 (0.59%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.59%) Perl
9 1 (0.15%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.15%) C#
Qualifications
1 297 (43.55%) CISM
2 171 (25.07%) CISA
3 114 (16.72%) Cisco Certification
4 100 (14.66%) Degree
5 75 (11.00%) Security Cleared
6 66 (9.68%) CEH
7 62 (9.09%) GIAC
8 48 (7.04%) CCNP
9 47 (6.89%) SC Cleared
10 40 (5.87%) CCNA
11 39 (5.72%) CCSP
12 35 (5.13%) CCIE
13 34 (4.99%) CCSE
13 34 (4.99%) CRISC
14 31 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
15 28 (4.11%) CCSA
16 24 (3.52%) MCSE
17 20 (2.93%) Check Point Certification
18 17 (2.49%) ISSAP
19 15 (2.20%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (24.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 84 (12.32%) PCI DSS
3 35 (5.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 31 (4.55%) COBIT
5 22 (3.23%) QA
6 10 (1.47%) BS7799
7 9 (1.32%) ISO 9001
8 7 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 5 (0.73%) ISO 14001
9 5 (0.73%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.44%) SLA
10 3 (0.44%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.44%) BS25999
11 2 (0.29%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.29%) COREP
11 2 (0.29%) FINREP
12 1 (0.15%) GPG13
System Software
1 55 (8.06%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.20%) Snort
3 12 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.44%) RACF
4 3 (0.44%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.29%) vSphere
5 2 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.15%) vCloud
6 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (3.08%) Tivoli
2 19 (2.79%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 16 (2.35%) FortiGate
4 13 (1.91%) SCCM
5 11 (1.61%) Nessus
6 9 (1.32%) Oracle Identity Management
7 8 (1.17%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 3 (0.44%) CORE IMPACT
9 2 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.29%) ZENworks
9 2 (0.29%) OpenView
10 1 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.15%) OPNET
10 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.15%) Netcool
10 1 (0.15%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.15%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 112 (16.42%) Microsoft
2 108 (15.84%) Cisco
3 93 (13.64%) CheckPoint
4 55 (8.06%) Juniper
5 40 (5.87%) Oracle
6 31 (4.55%) McAfee
7 26 (3.81%) F5
8 25 (3.67%) Blue Coat
8 25 (3.67%) Qualys
9 21 (3.08%) SAP
10 19 (2.79%) Cyber-Ark
11 18 (2.64%) Red Hat
12 15 (2.20%) IBM
13 14 (2.05%) Nokia
14 13 (1.91%) VMware
15 12 (1.76%) Gemalto
15 12 (1.76%) HP
15 12 (1.76%) Websense
16 11 (1.61%) Fortinet
17 10 (1.47%) Splunk
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