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 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Rank 204 303 293
Rank change year-on-year
+99 -10
Contract jobs citing CISSP 686 435 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.27% 0.76% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.96% 3.98% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 269 257
Median daily rate £513 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 1
Median hourly rate £49.90 £51.17 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% +19.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.95 £51.17 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+17.15% +19.00%

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
11516 10926 10460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.33% 19.15% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7176 6533 5916
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 543 458
Median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £18.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +18.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.62 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £51.17 £43.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.11% +25.00%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +83 645 £525 +10.52% 160
London +46 236 £525 +10.52% 66
South East +20 116 £496 +10.27% 20
South West +30 59 £500 +17.64% 17
City of London +67 57 £513 +6.49% 23
North West +24 50 £525 -35.58% 15
East of England +34 48 £475 +5.55% 5
Bristol +34 45 £563 +20.32% 7
Yorkshire +33 43 £500 +33.33% 13
Manchester +29 40 £548 +68.46% 11
West Yorkshire +27 39 £494 +31.66% 10
East Midlands +14 31 £593 +31.66% 2
Leeds +22 29 £494 +31.66% 10
Buckinghamshire +17 28 £505 +9.78% 3
Nottinghamshire +5 28 £600 +46.78% 1
Berkshire +26 27 £500 +9.58% 9
Milton Keynes +21 27 £510 +12.08%
Nottingham +10 27 £600 +46.78% 1
North East -20 27 £713 +216.66% 2
Wales +31 26 £525 -10.72% 1
Tyne and Wear -26 23 £700 +211.11% 1
West Midlands -28 23 £489 +2.89% 18
South Wales +25 22 £500 -13.04% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 21 £700 +211.11% 1
Hampshire -3 18 £450 -5.26% 4
Scotland +15 17 £483 +20.62% 10
Newport +9 17 £500 -13.13%
Surrey -1 17 £525 -1.17% 2
Reading +19 14 £500 - 6
Middlesex +5 14 £550 +27.90%

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 711 (56.79%) Information Security
2 558 (44.57%) CISM
3 465 (37.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 287 (22.92%) Cybersecurity
5 272 (21.73%) Finance
6 267 (21.33%) CISA
7 240 (19.17%) Security Cleared
8 232 (18.53%) Firewall
9 228 (18.21%) Risk Management
10 216 (17.25%) Security Architecture
11 201 (16.05%) ITIL
12 199 (15.89%) PCI DSS
13 197 (15.73%) Windows
14 194 (15.50%) Management Information System
15 190 (15.18%) SIEM
16 185 (14.78%) CESG
17 183 (14.62%) TOGAF
18 177 (14.14%) SC Cleared
19 174 (13.90%) Project Management
19 174 (13.90%) Security Operations
20 162 (12.94%) Degree
21 146 (11.66%) Cisco
21 146 (11.66%) Network Security
22 145 (11.58%) Vulnerability Management
23 136 (10.86%) CESG Certified Professional
24 135 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
25 132 (10.54%) Security Management
26 131 (10.46%) Active Directory
27 128 (10.22%) CLAS
28 124 (9.90%) CEH

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 37 (2.96%) IIS
2 29 (2.32%) MS Exchange
3 22 (1.76%) SharePoint
4 20 (1.60%) Mule
5 9 (0.72%) Apache
5 9 (0.72%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.64%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.48%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.40%) JBoss
9 4 (0.32%) iPlanet
9 4 (0.32%) MQSeries
9 4 (0.32%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.24%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.16%) CICS
11 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.16%) SAS
11 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.080%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.080%) Confluence
Applications
1 54 (4.31%) MS Excel
2 22 (1.76%) MS Project
3 19 (1.52%) MS Office
4 17 (1.36%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.24%) SmartSuite
7 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.32%) BusinessWare
2 4 (0.32%) SAP R/3
3 3 (0.24%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 81 (6.47%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (5.43%) SaaS
3 67 (5.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 42 (3.35%) Office 365
5 23 (1.84%) IaaS
6 19 (1.52%) PaaS
7 7 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.48%) IBM Blueworks
8 6 (0.48%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.24%) Yammer
11 2 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.080%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.080%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.080%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.080%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.080%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 232 (18.53%) Firewall
2 146 (11.66%) Network Security
3 88 (7.03%) Internet
3 88 (7.03%) Intrusion Detection
4 69 (5.51%) TCP/IP
5 58 (4.63%) WAN
6 57 (4.55%) LAN
6 57 (4.55%) VPN
7 54 (4.31%) Wireless
8 39 (3.12%) DNS
9 38 (3.04%) SSL
10 27 (2.16%) LDAP
11 26 (2.08%) HTTP
11 26 (2.08%) SMTP
11 26 (2.08%) SSH
12 24 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
13 22 (1.76%) IPsec
13 22 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
14 18 (1.44%) FTP
15 15 (1.20%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (3.43%) NonStop SQL
2 34 (2.72%) SQL Server
3 10 (0.80%) Oracle Database
4 6 (0.48%) Big Data
5 5 (0.40%) GIS
5 5 (0.40%) Hadoop
5 5 (0.40%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.32%) DB2
6 4 (0.32%) DB2 UDB
7 2 (0.16%) MySQL
7 2 (0.16%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.080%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.080%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.080%) Informix
8 1 (0.080%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.080%) Redis
8 1 (0.080%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (0.48%) JIRA
2 5 (0.40%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.40%) Metasploit
3 4 (0.32%) AppScan
3 4 (0.32%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.16%) Burp Suite
4 2 (0.16%) Hudson
4 2 (0.16%) JMeter
4 2 (0.16%) Subversion
4 2 (0.16%) TestNG
5 1 (0.080%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.080%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.080%) Maven
5 1 (0.080%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.080%) Selenium
5 1 (0.080%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.080%) Visual Studio
General
1 272 (21.73%) Finance
2 63 (5.03%) Banking
2 63 (5.03%) Legal
3 60 (4.79%) Telecoms
4 30 (2.40%) Retail
5 15 (1.20%) French Language
6 13 (1.04%) Spanish Language
7 10 (0.80%) Law
8 9 (0.72%) Italian Language
9 8 (0.64%) German Language
9 8 (0.64%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.64%) Polish Language
10 7 (0.56%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.48%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.40%) Games
12 5 (0.40%) Portuguese Language
13 4 (0.32%) Advertising
13 4 (0.32%) Automotive
14 3 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 284 (22.68%) Architect
2 275 (21.96%) Analyst
3 236 (18.85%) Security Architect
4 235 (18.77%) Consultant
5 226 (18.05%) Security Analyst
6 209 (16.69%) Security Consultant
7 134 (10.70%) Security Manager
8 72 (5.75%) Information Analyst
8 72 (5.75%) Information Security Analyst
8 72 (5.75%) Information Security Consultant
8 72 (5.75%) Security Engineer
9 65 (5.19%) Security Specialist
10 62 (4.95%) CISSP Architect
11 57 (4.55%) Information Security Manager
11 57 (4.55%) IT Analyst
12 53 (4.23%) Information Manager
12 53 (4.23%) IT Security Analyst
13 46 (3.67%) CISSP Consultant
13 46 (3.67%) Project Manager
14 43 (3.43%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.68%) SAML
2 12 (0.96%) Web Services
3 11 (0.88%) Middleware
4 6 (0.48%) .NET
5 4 (0.32%) MSMQ
5 4 (0.32%) Regular Expression
6 3 (0.24%) J2EE
6 3 (0.24%) JSON
6 3 (0.24%) WAP
7 2 (0.16%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (0.16%) COM
7 2 (0.16%) CSS
7 2 (0.16%) HTML
7 2 (0.16%) JMS
7 2 (0.16%) REST
7 2 (0.16%) SOAP
7 2 (0.16%) XML
7 2 (0.16%) XML Schema
7 2 (0.16%) XSD
7 2 (0.16%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 194 (15.50%) Management Information System
2 185 (14.78%) CESG
3 107 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
4 91 (7.27%) PKI
5 77 (6.15%) Security Operations Centre
6 73 (5.83%) Data Centre
7 68 (5.43%) CESG CLAS
8 49 (3.91%) Cryptography
9 42 (3.35%) Computer Science
10 34 (2.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 31 (2.48%) Cyberthreat
12 22 (1.76%) PMI
13 20 (1.60%) Data Protection Act
14 19 (1.52%) Mathematics
15 16 (1.28%) Driving Licence
16 15 (1.20%) Client/Server
17 11 (0.88%) Cyber Attack
18 9 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
18 9 (0.72%) Private Cloud
19 8 (0.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 197 (15.73%) Windows
2 116 (9.27%) Linux
3 85 (6.79%) Unix
4 33 (2.64%) Windows Server
5 30 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (1.76%) Mac OS X
9 18 (1.44%) Solaris
10 16 (1.28%) Windows Vista
11 14 (1.12%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.64%) AIX
14 6 (0.48%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.40%) VMS
16 4 (0.32%) zOS
17 2 (0.16%) Android
17 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.16%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 711 (56.79%) Information Security
2 287 (22.92%) Cybersecurity
3 228 (18.21%) Risk Management
4 216 (17.25%) Security Architecture
5 201 (16.05%) ITIL
6 190 (15.18%) SIEM
7 183 (14.62%) TOGAF
8 174 (13.90%) Project Management
8 174 (13.90%) Security Operations
9 145 (11.58%) Vulnerability Management
10 135 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
11 132 (10.54%) Security Management
12 123 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
13 121 (9.66%) PRINCE2
14 116 (9.27%) Information Assurance
15 115 (9.19%) Penetration Testing
16 101 (8.07%) Data Protection
17 97 (7.75%) Risk Assessment
18 78 (6.23%) SABSA
19 73 (5.83%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 54 (4.31%) Python
2 40 (3.19%) Java
3 35 (2.80%) Perl
4 34 (2.72%) SQL
5 27 (2.16%) PowerShell
6 26 (2.08%) C
7 17 (1.36%) VB
8 16 (1.28%) C#
9 13 (1.04%) C++
10 11 (0.88%) Ruby
11 7 (0.56%) PHP
12 6 (0.48%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.48%) JavaScript
12 6 (0.48%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.24%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.16%) R
14 2 (0.16%) VBScript
15 1 (0.080%) Go
Qualifications
1 558 (44.57%) CISM
2 267 (21.33%) CISA
3 240 (19.17%) Security Cleared
4 177 (14.14%) SC Cleared
5 162 (12.94%) Degree
6 136 (10.86%) CESG Certified Professional
7 128 (10.22%) CLAS
8 124 (9.90%) CEH
9 89 (7.11%) Cisco Certification
10 69 (5.51%) CISMP
11 66 (5.27%) GIAC
12 62 (4.95%) CRISC
13 58 (4.63%) GCIH
14 51 (4.07%) ISSAP
15 50 (3.99%) ISEB
16 49 (3.91%) SANS
17 46 (3.67%) CCNP
17 46 (3.67%) DV Cleared
18 43 (3.43%) CREST Certified
19 39 (3.12%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 465 (37.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 199 (15.89%) PCI DSS
3 86 (6.87%) COBIT
4 65 (5.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 65 (5.19%) RMADS
5 44 (3.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 27 (2.16%) JSP 440
7 20 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
8 15 (1.20%) ISO27005
9 12 (0.96%) GPG13
9 12 (0.96%) QA
10 10 (0.80%) COSO
11 9 (0.72%) ISAE 3402
11 9 (0.72%) ISO 9001
11 9 (0.72%) ISO27002
11 9 (0.72%) SLA
12 6 (0.48%) ISO22301
13 3 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
13 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 3 (0.24%) SAS 70
System Software
1 131 (10.46%) Active Directory
2 34 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.04%) Sendmail
4 11 (0.88%) Snort
5 9 (0.72%) BitLocker
6 8 (0.64%) ProxySG
7 5 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.32%) ClearTrust
9 3 (0.24%) Firmware
9 3 (0.24%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.24%) UAG
9 3 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.16%) Docker
10 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.16%) RACF
10 2 (0.16%) XenApp
10 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.080%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.080%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.080%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 37 (2.96%) SCCM
2 31 (2.48%) Puppet
3 21 (1.68%) Ansible
4 20 (1.60%) Microsoft Intune
5 19 (1.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 14 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
6 14 (1.12%) RSA Security Analytics
7 13 (1.04%) Nessus
8 12 (0.96%) EnCase
8 12 (0.96%) FortiGate
8 12 (0.96%) WSUS
9 10 (0.80%) QRadar
10 9 (0.72%) RSA Archer
11 7 (0.56%) SmoothWall
12 5 (0.40%) Nagios
12 5 (0.40%) Red Hat Satellite
13 4 (0.32%) CA Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (0.32%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.32%) Nmap
Vendors
1 146 (11.66%) Cisco
2 109 (8.71%) Microsoft
3 64 (5.11%) CheckPoint
4 61 (4.87%) Oracle
5 55 (4.39%) Qualys
6 50 (3.99%) Splunk
7 49 (3.91%) Intel Security
8 39 (3.12%) VMware
9 34 (2.72%) ArcSight
9 34 (2.72%) Cyber-Ark
10 31 (2.48%) Palo Alto
11 30 (2.40%) Citrix
12 23 (1.84%) Symantec
13 21 (1.68%) Google
14 20 (1.60%) F5
15 19 (1.52%) Blue Coat
16 18 (1.44%) Forcepoint
16 18 (1.44%) IBM
17 15 (1.20%) NetWitness
18 13 (1.04%) Juniper
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £535 - £625 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Talent International
Rate: £645 - £750 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen
Rate: £450.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
aap3
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Client Server
Rate: £475 to £500 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Montash
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £475 to £500 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day Initial 6 Month Contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
OCC Computer Personnel
Rate: Market related
Posted: 23 days ago