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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 274 316 360
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +44
Contract jobs citing CISSP 384 281 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.55% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.70% 3.09% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 153 135
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£450 £480 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £305 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £590 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £448 £478 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.28% +12.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £43.00 - £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - £32.25
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10372 9089 9867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.98% 17.77% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5829 4872 5102
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £526 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 499 614
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.78 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +46 346 £450 -8.86% 118
London +31 169 £475 -4.52% 49
South East -1 71 £425 -15.00% 24
North West +13 47 £491 +51.15% 16
City of London +32 42 £500 -0.24% 11
Scotland -1 29 £420 +13.82% 4
Berkshire +3 28 £450 -11.76% 10
South West -11 27 £443 -11.50% 6
Manchester +18 23 £500 +185.71% 4
Hampshire -1 16 £438 -16.66% 5
Glasgow +8 15 £423 +27.93% 4
East Midlands +8 13 £438 +34.61% 6
Cheshire 0 13 £475 +69.64% 7
Basingstoke - 13 £425 -
West Sussex +7 11 £320 -20.00%
Edinburgh -10 11 £375 -6.25%
East of England -9 10 £425 - 2
Middlesex +2 9 £433 -
Reading -5 7 £290 -42.00% 3
Somerset - 7 £484 - 1
Yorkshire -2 6 £475 - 6
Gloucestershire - 6 £428 -
Northamptonshire - 6 £438 -
Northampton - 6 £438 -
Taunton - 6 £473 - 1
Crawley +9 5 £351 -12.18%
West Yorkshire +3 5 £475 - 5
Warrington -11 5 £504 +79.91% 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £675 -
Derbyshire - 4 £588 - 1

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (51.71%) Information Security
2 285 (42.35%) CISM
3 203 (30.16%) Finance
4 188 (27.93%) Firewall
5 176 (26.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 158 (23.48%) CISA
7 140 (20.80%) Windows
8 134 (19.91%) Management Information System
8 134 (19.91%) ITIL
9 130 (19.32%) Risk Management
10 117 (17.38%) Cisco Certification
11 111 (16.49%) Cisco
11 111 (16.49%) Microsoft
12 97 (14.41%) Degree
13 95 (14.12%) Security Architecture
13 95 (14.12%) CheckPoint
14 93 (13.82%) Network Security
15 88 (13.08%) PCI DSS
15 88 (13.08%) Risk Assessment
16 86 (12.78%) UNIX
17 85 (12.63%) Security Management
18 83 (12.33%) Penetration Testing
19 82 (12.18%) Banking
20 80 (11.89%) Security Cleared
21 74 (11.00%) SIEM
22 72 (10.70%) TOGAF
23 71 (10.55%) CEH
24 68 (10.10%) Linux
25 63 (9.36%) Vulnerability Management
26 62 (9.21%) GIAC

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 46 (6.84%) IIS
2 31 (4.61%) Apache
3 18 (2.67%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.34%) CMS
4 9 (1.34%) Joomla!
5 7 (1.04%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.74%) SAP Web AS
6 5 (0.74%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.74%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.59%) SAS
8 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 44 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 31 (4.61%) MS Office
3 25 (3.71%) MS Visio
4 15 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.74%) Summit
1 5 (0.74%) assyst
2 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.15%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.49%) IaaS
2 8 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.45%) SaaS
3 3 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 188 (27.93%) Firewall
2 93 (13.82%) Network Security
3 48 (7.13%) TCP/IP
4 42 (6.24%) VPN
4 42 (6.24%) Cisco ASA
5 34 (5.05%) Internet
5 34 (5.05%) OSPF
6 29 (4.31%) Cisco PIX
7 27 (4.01%) WAN
7 27 (4.01%) LAN
8 25 (3.71%) Intrusion Detection
9 24 (3.57%) IPsec
9 24 (3.57%) Wireless
10 22 (3.27%) VoIP
11 20 (2.97%) SNMP
12 19 (2.82%) MPLS
13 18 (2.67%) BGP
13 18 (2.67%) FWSM
14 17 (2.53%) DNS
15 16 (2.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.38%) MySQL
2 14 (2.08%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.04%) DB2
4 3 (0.45%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.30%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.30%) MS Access
5 2 (0.30%) Big Data
5 2 (0.30%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.15%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (0.45%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.15%) QADirector
General
1 203 (30.16%) Finance
2 82 (12.18%) Banking
3 33 (4.90%) Financial Institution
4 29 (4.31%) Retail
5 25 (3.71%) Telecoms
6 24 (3.57%) Investment Banking
7 21 (3.12%) Legal
8 12 (1.78%) Law
9 10 (1.49%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.34%) Advertising
11 7 (1.04%) Publishing
12 4 (0.59%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.59%) International Banking
13 3 (0.45%) Military
13 3 (0.45%) French Language
13 3 (0.45%) Private Banking
13 3 (0.45%) Marketing
14 2 (0.30%) Local Government
14 2 (0.30%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 154 (22.88%) Analyst
2 139 (20.65%) Security Analyst
3 126 (18.72%) Consultant
4 113 (16.79%) Architect
5 107 (15.90%) Security Consultant
6 99 (14.71%) Security Architect
7 68 (10.10%) Security Engineer
8 53 (7.88%) Security Manager
9 42 (6.24%) Information Analyst
10 40 (5.94%) Information Security Analyst
11 37 (5.50%) Information Manager
12 35 (5.20%) Information Security Consultant
13 34 (5.05%) Security Specialist
14 32 (4.75%) Senior Analyst
15 31 (4.61%) Senior Security Analyst
16 29 (4.31%) Network Engineer
17 28 (4.16%) Information Security Manager
18 24 (3.57%) IT Security Analyst
19 21 (3.12%) IT Consultant
19 21 (3.12%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.08%) Middleware
2 8 (1.19%) .NET
3 7 (1.04%) XML
4 5 (0.74%) Regular Expression
4 5 (0.74%) Web Services
5 3 (0.45%) OLE
6 2 (0.30%) SAML
6 2 (0.30%) JSP
7 1 (0.15%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.15%) LAMP
7 1 (0.15%) MapReduce
Miscellaneous
1 134 (19.91%) Management Information System
2 58 (8.62%) CESG
3 32 (4.75%) Computer Science
4 26 (3.86%) CESG CLAS
5 24 (3.57%) RMADS
6 21 (3.12%) Open Source
7 16 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
8 13 (1.93%) Economics
8 13 (1.93%) PKI
9 11 (1.63%) E-Learning
9 11 (1.63%) CMDB
10 7 (1.04%) PMI
11 6 (0.89%) Cryptography
11 6 (0.89%) Mobile Computing
12 5 (0.74%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.74%) Human Factors
13 4 (0.59%) SecurID
13 4 (0.59%) EMV
14 3 (0.45%) AS400
14 3 (0.45%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 140 (20.80%) Windows
2 86 (12.78%) UNIX
3 68 (10.10%) Linux
4 15 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (1.78%) VMS
6 9 (1.34%) Solaris
7 6 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.89%) AIX
8 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.45%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.30%) HPUX
11 1 (0.15%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (51.71%) Information Security
2 134 (19.91%) ITIL
3 130 (19.32%) Risk Management
4 95 (14.12%) Security Architecture
5 88 (13.08%) Risk Assessment
6 85 (12.63%) Security Management
7 83 (12.33%) Penetration Testing
8 74 (11.00%) SIEM
9 72 (10.70%) TOGAF
10 63 (9.36%) Vulnerability Management
11 53 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 46 (6.84%) Cyber Security
13 45 (6.69%) Information Security Management
14 42 (6.24%) Data Protection
14 42 (6.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 38 (5.65%) PRINCE2
16 35 (5.20%) Project Management
16 35 (5.20%) SABSA
17 33 (4.90%) Service Management
17 33 (4.90%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 22 (3.27%) SQL
2 19 (2.82%) C
3 16 (2.38%) Ruby
4 15 (2.23%) PHP
4 15 (2.23%) Bash Shell
5 14 (2.08%) Python
6 8 (1.19%) Java
7 5 (0.74%) C++
8 4 (0.59%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.59%) Perl
9 1 (0.15%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.15%) C#
Qualifications
1 285 (42.35%) CISM
2 158 (23.48%) CISA
3 117 (17.38%) Cisco Certification
4 97 (14.41%) Degree
5 80 (11.89%) Security Cleared
6 71 (10.55%) CEH
7 62 (9.21%) GIAC
8 50 (7.43%) SC Cleared
9 48 (7.13%) CCNP
10 45 (6.69%) CCNA
11 39 (5.79%) CCSP
12 38 (5.65%) CRISC
13 34 (5.05%) CCSE
13 34 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
14 33 (4.90%) CCIE
15 30 (4.46%) CCSA
16 26 (3.86%) MCSE
17 21 (3.12%) Check Point Certification
18 17 (2.53%) ISSAP
18 17 (2.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (26.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 88 (13.08%) PCI DSS
3 36 (5.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 35 (5.20%) COBIT
5 22 (3.27%) QA
6 9 (1.34%) ISO 9001
6 9 (1.34%) BS7799
7 8 (1.19%) ISO 9000
8 6 (0.89%) SLA
8 6 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 5 (0.74%) ISO 14001
9 5 (0.74%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.45%) BS25999
11 2 (0.30%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.30%) COREP
11 2 (0.30%) FINREP
12 1 (0.15%) GPG13
12 1 (0.15%) COSO
System Software
1 61 (9.06%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.23%) Snort
3 12 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.45%) RACF
4 3 (0.45%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.30%) Nmap
5 2 (0.30%) vSphere
5 2 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.15%) vCloud
6 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (2.82%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 18 (2.67%) Tivoli
3 16 (2.38%) FortiGate
4 13 (1.93%) SCCM
4 13 (1.93%) Nessus
5 9 (1.34%) Oracle Identity Management
6 8 (1.19%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 3 (0.45%) CORE IMPACT
8 2 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.30%) ZENworks
8 2 (0.30%) OpenView
9 1 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.15%) OPNET
9 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.15%) Netcool
9 1 (0.15%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.15%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 111 (16.49%) Cisco
1 111 (16.49%) Microsoft
2 95 (14.12%) CheckPoint
3 60 (8.92%) Juniper
4 41 (6.09%) Oracle
5 31 (4.61%) McAfee
6 26 (3.86%) F5
6 26 (3.86%) Qualys
7 25 (3.71%) Blue Coat
8 20 (2.97%) SAP
9 18 (2.67%) Red Hat
10 17 (2.53%) Cyber-Ark
11 14 (2.08%) IBM
11 14 (2.08%) HP
12 13 (1.93%) Nokia
12 13 (1.93%) Fortinet
13 12 (1.78%) Websense
13 12 (1.78%) VMware
14 11 (1.63%) Gemalto
15 10 (1.49%) Splunk
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