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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Rank 226 289 326
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +37
Contract jobs citing CISSP 609 428 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.12% 0.78% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.17% 3.99% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 251 207
Median daily rate £500 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.86% +0.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £428 £450
% change year-on-year
+16.95% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £72.50 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.63% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £72.50 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -

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
11782 10739 10430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.61% 19.45% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7314 6155 6082
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 547 534
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £49.19 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +70 565 £500 +11.11% 170
London +18 198 £500 +5.26% 80
South East +18 139 £475 +5.55% 36
Berkshire +34 59 £500 +17.64% 14
North West +14 58 £575 +64.28% 11
South West +9 45 £400 +5.54% 9
City of London +33 39 £500 +5.26% 22
East of England +28 35 £438 +18.12% 11
Manchester -11 28 £425 +30.76% 7
Reading +21 24 £500 - 4
Scotland -11 24 £500 +42.85%
North East -18 24 £725 +222.22% 1
Yorkshire +27 22 £410 -0.60% 10
Hampshire +1 22 £450 - 5
West Yorkshire +16 21 £410 -0.60% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 21 £713 +216.66%
Tyne and Wear -29 21 £713 +216.66%
Bristol +12 20 £488 +23.41% 4
Leeds +10 20 £410 -0.60% 7
Buckinghamshire +1 20 £488 +8.33% 2
East Midlands +23 19 £593 +43.63% 3
Lancashire +20 18 £661 +20.18% 1
Nottinghamshire +12 17 £600 +84.61% 1
Blackpool - 17 £661 -
Nottingham +10 16 £610 +87.69% 1
Wales +19 15 £550 -6.38%
Milton Keynes -4 14 £500 +25.00% 1
Gloucestershire +3 13 £450 - 4
West Sussex -12 13 £472 - 2
West Midlands -5 12 £494 +21.01% 6

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 679 (58.18%) Information Security
2 542 (46.44%) CISM
3 444 (38.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 271 (23.22%) CISA
5 248 (21.25%) Finance
6 246 (21.08%) Firewall
7 241 (20.65%) PCI DSS
8 231 (19.79%) Cybersecurity
9 228 (19.54%) Security Architecture
10 217 (18.59%) Risk Management
11 204 (17.48%) Security Cleared
12 187 (16.02%) SIEM
13 178 (15.25%) Windows
14 174 (14.91%) Management Information System
15 173 (14.82%) Degree
16 169 (14.48%) ITIL
17 163 (13.97%) Security Operations
18 150 (12.85%) SC Cleared
19 139 (11.91%) Network Security
19 139 (11.91%) TOGAF
20 136 (11.65%) CESG
21 133 (11.40%) Security Management
22 126 (10.80%) Cisco
23 124 (10.63%) CEH
23 124 (10.63%) Vulnerability Management
24 122 (10.45%) Project Management
25 117 (10.03%) CESG Certified Professional
26 116 (9.94%) Data Protection
27 111 (9.51%) Information Assurance
28 110 (9.43%) Risk Assessment

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 44 (3.77%) IIS
2 23 (1.97%) MS Exchange
3 21 (1.80%) SharePoint
4 10 (0.86%) WebSphere
5 9 (0.77%) Mule
5 9 (0.77%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.69%) Apache
6 8 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (0.69%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.51%) iPlanet
7 6 (0.51%) MQSeries
8 5 (0.43%) JBoss
9 3 (0.26%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.17%) CICS
10 2 (0.17%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.086%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.086%) Confluence
11 1 (0.086%) Liferay
11 1 (0.086%) SAS
Applications
1 37 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.37%) MS Office
3 14 (1.20%) MS Project
4 12 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.43%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 6 (0.51%) BusinessWare
1 6 (0.51%) SAP R/3
2 4 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.17%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.086%) Maximo
4 1 (0.086%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 67 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (2.74%) SaaS
4 24 (2.06%) Office 365
5 19 (1.63%) IaaS
6 13 (1.11%) PaaS
7 10 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.51%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.26%) Yammer
10 1 (0.086%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.086%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.086%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.086%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.086%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.086%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 246 (21.08%) Firewall
2 139 (11.91%) Network Security
3 90 (7.71%) Intrusion Detection
4 80 (6.86%) Internet
5 65 (5.57%) TCP/IP
6 59 (5.06%) VPN
7 47 (4.03%) LAN
8 42 (3.60%) WAN
9 41 (3.51%) Wireless
10 28 (2.40%) DNS
11 26 (2.23%) Cisco ASA
11 26 (2.23%) SSL
12 25 (2.14%) SSH
13 20 (1.71%) SMTP
14 19 (1.63%) HTTP
14 19 (1.63%) IPsec
15 17 (1.46%) LDAP
16 15 (1.29%) FTP
17 13 (1.11%) BGP
17 13 (1.11%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (2.06%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.20%) NonStop SQL
3 7 (0.60%) DB2
4 6 (0.51%) DB2 UDB
5 4 (0.34%) Big Data
5 4 (0.34%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.26%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.26%) MySQL
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.086%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.086%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.086%) Informix
8 1 (0.086%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.086%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.086%) Redis
8 1 (0.086%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (0.43%) JIRA
1 5 (0.43%) Metasploit
2 4 (0.34%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.26%) AppScan
3 3 (0.26%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.17%) Hudson
4 2 (0.17%) Subversion
4 2 (0.17%) TestNG
5 1 (0.086%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.086%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.086%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.086%) JMeter
5 1 (0.086%) Maven
5 1 (0.086%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.086%) Selenium
5 1 (0.086%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.086%) Visual Studio
General
1 248 (21.25%) Finance
2 66 (5.66%) Legal
3 53 (4.54%) Banking
4 42 (3.60%) Telecoms
5 39 (3.34%) Retail
6 16 (1.37%) Spanish Language
7 14 (1.20%) French Language
8 11 (0.94%) Investment Banking
9 10 (0.86%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.69%) Italian Language
10 8 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (0.69%) Polish Language
11 7 (0.60%) German Language
11 7 (0.60%) Law
12 5 (0.43%) Advertising
12 5 (0.43%) Automotive
12 5 (0.43%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.43%) Portuguese Language
13 4 (0.34%) Games
14 3 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 256 (21.94%) Analyst
2 245 (20.99%) Consultant
3 235 (20.14%) Architect
4 220 (18.85%) Security Consultant
5 205 (17.57%) Security Architect
6 204 (17.48%) Security Analyst
7 120 (10.28%) Security Manager
8 82 (7.03%) Information Analyst
8 82 (7.03%) Information Security Analyst
9 80 (6.86%) Information Security Consultant
10 73 (6.26%) Security Specialist
11 61 (5.23%) Security Engineer
12 52 (4.46%) CISSP Architect
13 50 (4.28%) Information Security Manager
14 48 (4.11%) CISSP Consultant
14 48 (4.11%) Information Manager
15 46 (3.94%) IT Analyst
16 40 (3.43%) IT Security Analyst
17 33 (2.83%) CISSP Analyst
17 33 (2.83%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.89%) Web Services
2 16 (1.37%) Middleware
3 11 (0.94%) SAML
4 6 (0.51%) MSMQ
5 5 (0.43%) .NET
6 3 (0.26%) D3.js
6 3 (0.26%) JSON
6 3 (0.26%) SOAP
7 2 (0.17%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (0.17%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.17%) COM
7 2 (0.17%) JMS
7 2 (0.17%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.17%) REST
7 2 (0.17%) XML
7 2 (0.17%) XML Schema
7 2 (0.17%) XSD
7 2 (0.17%) XSLT
8 1 (0.086%) CSS
8 1 (0.086%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 174 (14.91%) Management Information System
2 136 (11.65%) CESG
3 91 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
4 75 (6.43%) Data Centre
5 73 (6.26%) PKI
6 62 (5.31%) Security Operations Centre
7 56 (4.80%) Cryptography
8 40 (3.43%) Computer Science
9 38 (3.26%) CESG CLAS
9 38 (3.26%) Cyberthreat
10 31 (2.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 27 (2.31%) PMI
12 22 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
13 21 (1.80%) Driving Licence
14 20 (1.71%) Mathematics
15 15 (1.29%) Embedded Systems
15 15 (1.29%) Smartcard
16 14 (1.20%) Private Cloud
17 13 (1.11%) Client/Server
18 12 (1.03%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 178 (15.25%) Windows
2 92 (7.88%) Unix
3 78 (6.68%) Linux
4 27 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (2.14%) Solaris
5 25 (2.14%) Windows Server
6 21 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (1.20%) Windows Vista
9 13 (1.11%) AIX
9 13 (1.11%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.86%) Mac OS X
11 7 (0.60%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.51%) VMS
12 6 (0.51%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.51%) zOS
13 5 (0.43%) Android
14 3 (0.26%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 679 (58.18%) Information Security
2 231 (19.79%) Cybersecurity
3 228 (19.54%) Security Architecture
4 217 (18.59%) Risk Management
5 187 (16.02%) SIEM
6 169 (14.48%) ITIL
7 163 (13.97%) Security Operations
8 139 (11.91%) TOGAF
9 133 (11.40%) Security Management
10 124 (10.63%) Vulnerability Management
11 122 (10.45%) Project Management
12 116 (9.94%) Data Protection
13 111 (9.51%) Information Assurance
14 110 (9.43%) Risk Assessment
15 107 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
16 96 (8.23%) Agile Software Development
17 93 (7.97%) Penetration Testing
18 86 (7.37%) PRINCE2
19 81 (6.94%) SABSA
20 65 (5.57%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (3.08%) Python
2 30 (2.57%) Java
3 29 (2.49%) C
4 25 (2.14%) SQL
5 19 (1.63%) Perl
6 14 (1.20%) PowerShell
7 12 (1.03%) C#
8 9 (0.77%) VB
9 8 (0.69%) C++
9 8 (0.69%) JavaScript
10 7 (0.60%) PHP
11 6 (0.51%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.34%) Ruby
13 2 (0.17%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.086%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.086%) R
14 1 (0.086%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 542 (46.44%) CISM
2 271 (23.22%) CISA
3 204 (17.48%) Security Cleared
4 173 (14.82%) Degree
5 150 (12.85%) SC Cleared
6 124 (10.63%) CEH
7 117 (10.03%) CESG Certified Professional
8 109 (9.34%) CLAS
9 95 (8.14%) Cisco Certification
10 75 (6.43%) CISMP
11 63 (5.40%) GIAC
12 58 (4.97%) SANS
13 56 (4.80%) GCIH
14 46 (3.94%) CRISC
14 46 (3.94%) GCIA
14 46 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
15 44 (3.77%) DV Cleared
16 42 (3.60%) IISP
17 41 (3.51%) CREST Certified
18 34 (2.91%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 444 (38.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 241 (20.65%) PCI DSS
3 88 (7.54%) COBIT
4 61 (5.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 60 (5.14%) RMADS
6 55 (4.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 25 (2.14%) ISO27005
8 22 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
9 19 (1.63%) ISO 9001
9 19 (1.63%) JSP 440
10 17 (1.46%) ISO27002
11 16 (1.37%) COSO
12 15 (1.29%) ISAE 3402
12 15 (1.29%) QA
13 9 (0.77%) ISO22301
14 8 (0.69%) GPG13
15 7 (0.60%) SLA
16 6 (0.51%) Government Security Classifications
17 4 (0.34%) ISO 9000
18 3 (0.26%) SAS 70
System Software
1 80 (6.86%) Active Directory
2 28 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.03%) Sendmail
4 6 (0.51%) BitLocker
4 6 (0.51%) ClearTrust
4 6 (0.51%) ProxySG
4 6 (0.51%) Snort
5 3 (0.26%) ISA Server
5 3 (0.26%) UAG
6 2 (0.17%) Firmware
6 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.17%) RACF
6 2 (0.17%) XenApp
6 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.086%) Docker
7 1 (0.086%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.086%) vCloud
7 1 (0.086%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.086%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.086%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (1.89%) SCCM
2 20 (1.71%) Puppet
2 20 (1.71%) RSA Security Analytics
3 15 (1.29%) QRadar
4 14 (1.20%) Nessus
5 13 (1.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 11 (0.94%) EnCase
6 11 (0.94%) WSUS
7 10 (0.86%) Ansible
7 10 (0.86%) RSA Archer
8 8 (0.69%) FortiGate
8 8 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (0.69%) Windows Intune
9 7 (0.60%) SmoothWall
10 6 (0.51%) CA Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.51%) Nmap
11 5 (0.43%) Red Hat Satellite
12 3 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.26%) Proventia
12 3 (0.26%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 126 (10.80%) Cisco
2 104 (8.91%) Microsoft
3 66 (5.66%) Oracle
4 55 (4.71%) Splunk
5 49 (4.20%) CheckPoint
6 45 (3.86%) ArcSight
7 44 (3.77%) Qualys
8 39 (3.34%) VMware
9 36 (3.08%) Intel Security
10 35 (3.00%) IBM
11 29 (2.49%) Citrix
12 23 (1.97%) F5
13 18 (1.54%) Symantec
14 17 (1.46%) Cyber-Ark
14 17 (1.46%) Palo Alto
15 16 (1.37%) Forcepoint
15 16 (1.37%) Juniper
15 16 (1.37%) NetWitness
16 15 (1.29%) Blue Coat
16 15 (1.29%) Sourcefire
Warwickshire
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Red10
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £375 to £475 per day 6 Moth Contract
Posted: 21 hours ago
East London
Client Server
Rate: £475 to £500 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
LEXSTRA
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
LEXSTRA
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day Market rates [negotiable]
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £450 - £850 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Red10
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £540 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £475 to £500 p/day
Posted: 10 days ago
Epsom
Interquest - IQ Tech
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Essex
Ciber UK
Posted: 17 days ago
Bracknell
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 days ago