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 1 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Rank 235 308 345
Rank change year-on-year
+73 +37
Contract jobs citing CISSP 568 403 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.02% 0.71% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.78% 3.63% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 226 207
Average daily rate £475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £336 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £566 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £82.50 £47.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.68% +26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £82.50 £47.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+73.68% +26.66%

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
11871 11091 10725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.24% 19.55% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7464 6267 6098
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £535 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 557 544
Average hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.11% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.14 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 1 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
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 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +77 531 £472 +4.77% 174
London +53 233 £500 +5.26% 78
South East +1 137 £450 - 38
Berkshire +35 55 £425 -2.85% 15
North West -12 45 £575 +40.24% 10
South West +21 36 £438 +11.74% 11
City of London +31 33 £488 +2.63% 19
East of England +29 30 £425 - 11
Hampshire +14 26 £450 +12.50% 7
Yorkshire +21 25 £410 -0.60% 11
West Yorkshire +14 23 £410 -0.60% 9
Reading +12 23 £425 - 6
Leeds +18 22 £410 -0.60% 8
Scotland -18 22 £510 +27.50% 9
Lancashire +20 20 £653 +18.63%
Blackpool +16 20 £653 +18.63%
Buckinghamshire +9 18 £525 +31.25% 2
Surrey -38 18 £463 +0.54% 9
Manchester -16 17 £425 +28.30% 7
Gloucestershire +5 13 £450 -23.72% 2
Milton Keynes 0 11 £525 +31.25% 2
West Sussex -3 11 £472 -
Edinburgh -6 11 £510 +16.57% 2
Hertfordshire +20 10 £400 - 6
Wiltshire +6 10 £538 +52.80% 5
West Midlands -10 10 £425 +6.25% 11
Bromley - 10 £450 -
Maidenhead +12 9 - - 2
Basingstoke -2 9 £702 +82.93% 2
Cambridgeshire +15 8 £438 +20.82% 1

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 658 (59.87%) Information Security
2 533 (48.50%) CISM
3 416 (37.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 266 (24.20%) CISA
5 255 (23.20%) Finance
6 237 (21.57%) PCI DSS
7 228 (20.75%) Cybersecurity
8 221 (20.11%) Firewall
9 218 (19.84%) Risk Management
10 211 (19.20%) Security Architecture
11 180 (16.38%) SIEM
12 179 (16.29%) Security Cleared
13 171 (15.56%) Security Operations
14 169 (15.38%) Management Information System
15 163 (14.83%) Degree
16 160 (14.56%) Windows
17 142 (12.92%) Security Management
18 138 (12.56%) ITIL
19 129 (11.74%) SC Cleared
20 121 (11.01%) TOGAF
21 117 (10.65%) Project Management
21 117 (10.65%) Network Security
22 116 (10.56%) CLAS
23 115 (10.46%) Stakeholder Management
23 115 (10.46%) Risk Assessment
24 110 (10.01%) CEH
25 108 (9.83%) Cisco
26 105 (9.55%) Microsoft
27 102 (9.28%) Information Assurance
28 100 (9.10%) Cisco Certification

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 41 (3.73%) IIS
2 18 (1.64%) MS Exchange
3 14 (1.27%) SharePoint
4 8 (0.73%) WebSphere
5 7 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (0.55%) Apache
6 6 (0.55%) iPlanet
6 6 (0.55%) MQSeries
6 6 (0.55%) Tomcat
6 6 (0.55%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.45%) JBoss
8 2 (0.18%) CICS
9 1 (0.091%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.091%) Confluence
9 1 (0.091%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.091%) Liferay
9 1 (0.091%) Mule
9 1 (0.091%) SAS
9 1 (0.091%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (2.37%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.27%) MS Office
3 10 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (0.91%) MS Project
4 9 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.45%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 6 (0.55%) BusinessWare
1 6 (0.55%) SAP R/3
2 3 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.091%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.091%) Maximo
4 1 (0.091%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 37 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (1.82%) SaaS
3 13 (1.18%) IaaS
4 9 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.82%) Office 365
5 7 (0.64%) PaaS
6 4 (0.36%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.091%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 221 (20.11%) Firewall
2 117 (10.65%) Network Security
3 90 (8.19%) Intrusion Detection
4 64 (5.82%) TCP/IP
5 63 (5.73%) Internet
6 52 (4.73%) VPN
7 36 (3.28%) LAN
8 29 (2.64%) WAN
9 26 (2.37%) DNS
10 23 (2.09%) SSH
11 19 (1.73%) Wireless
12 15 (1.36%) SMTP
13 14 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (1.27%) HTTP
13 14 (1.27%) IPsec
13 14 (1.27%) LDAP
14 12 (1.09%) BGP
14 12 (1.09%) FTP
14 12 (1.09%) OSPF
15 11 (1.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (1.82%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.64%) Big Data
2 7 (0.64%) DB2
2 7 (0.64%) NonStop SQL
3 6 (0.55%) DB2 UDB
4 5 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.27%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.27%) MySQL
6 2 (0.18%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.18%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.091%) Informix
7 1 (0.091%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.091%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.091%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.091%) Redis
7 1 (0.091%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (0.45%) Metasploit
2 4 (0.36%) JIRA
3 3 (0.27%) AppScan
3 3 (0.27%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.18%) Hudson
4 2 (0.18%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.18%) Subversion
4 2 (0.18%) TestNG
5 1 (0.091%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.091%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 255 (23.20%) Finance
2 75 (6.82%) Legal
3 55 (5.00%) Banking
4 47 (4.28%) Telecoms
5 36 (3.28%) Retail
6 14 (1.27%) Spanish Language
7 13 (1.18%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.09%) Investment Banking
9 10 (0.91%) French Language
10 9 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.73%) Italian Language
11 8 (0.73%) Polish Language
12 7 (0.64%) Law
13 6 (0.55%) Advertising
13 6 (0.55%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.45%) Automotive
15 4 (0.36%) Games
15 4 (0.36%) German Language
16 3 (0.27%) Publishing
17 2 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 256 (23.29%) Analyst
2 249 (22.66%) Consultant
3 220 (20.02%) Security Consultant
4 199 (18.11%) Architect
5 197 (17.93%) Security Analyst
6 187 (17.02%) Security Architect
7 112 (10.19%) Security Manager
8 82 (7.46%) Information Security Consultant
9 77 (7.01%) Information Analyst
9 77 (7.01%) Information Security Analyst
10 69 (6.28%) Security Specialist
11 50 (4.55%) CISSP Architect
12 48 (4.37%) CISSP Consultant
12 48 (4.37%) Security Engineer
13 47 (4.28%) Information Security Manager
14 45 (4.09%) Information Manager
15 35 (3.18%) IT Analyst
15 35 (3.18%) Senior Analyst
16 30 (2.73%) CISSP Analyst
16 30 (2.73%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.09%) Middleware
2 20 (1.82%) Web Services
3 8 (0.73%) SAML
4 6 (0.55%) MSMQ
5 3 (0.27%) .NET
5 3 (0.27%) D3.js
5 3 (0.27%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.18%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (0.18%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.18%) SOAP
7 1 (0.091%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.091%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.091%) COM
7 1 (0.091%) Java EE
7 1 (0.091%) JMS
7 1 (0.091%) LAMP
7 1 (0.091%) XML
7 1 (0.091%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.091%) XSD
7 1 (0.091%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 169 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 96 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
3 90 (8.19%) CESG
4 66 (6.01%) Data Centre
5 63 (5.73%) Security Operations Centre
6 49 (4.46%) Cryptography
7 47 (4.28%) PKI
8 45 (4.09%) Cyberthreat
9 36 (3.28%) Computer Science
10 31 (2.82%) CESG CLAS
11 30 (2.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 26 (2.37%) PMI
13 22 (2.00%) Driving Licence
14 20 (1.82%) Data Protection Act
15 16 (1.46%) Mathematics
16 15 (1.36%) Embedded Systems
16 15 (1.36%) Smartcard
17 13 (1.18%) Private Cloud
18 12 (1.09%) AS400
18 12 (1.09%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 160 (14.56%) Windows
2 96 (8.74%) Unix
3 60 (5.46%) Linux
4 24 (2.18%) Solaris
5 23 (2.09%) Windows Server
6 20 (1.82%) AIX
7 18 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (1.09%) VMS
9 12 (1.09%) Windows 7
9 12 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.91%) Windows Vista
11 8 (0.73%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.55%) Android
13 6 (0.55%) zOS
14 5 (0.45%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.27%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.091%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.091%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 658 (59.87%) Information Security
2 228 (20.75%) Cybersecurity
3 218 (19.84%) Risk Management
4 211 (19.20%) Security Architecture
5 180 (16.38%) SIEM
6 171 (15.56%) Security Operations
7 142 (12.92%) Security Management
8 138 (12.56%) ITIL
9 121 (11.01%) TOGAF
10 117 (10.65%) Project Management
11 115 (10.46%) Risk Assessment
11 115 (10.46%) Stakeholder Management
12 102 (9.28%) Information Assurance
13 99 (9.01%) Data Protection
14 95 (8.64%) Vulnerability Management
15 91 (8.28%) SABSA
16 78 (7.10%) Agile Software Development
17 76 (6.92%) PRINCE2
18 70 (6.37%) Penetration Testing
19 64 (5.82%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (2.46%) C
2 26 (2.37%) Python
3 18 (1.64%) Java
3 18 (1.64%) SQL
4 16 (1.46%) Perl
5 12 (1.09%) C#
5 12 (1.09%) PowerShell
6 7 (0.64%) JavaScript
6 7 (0.64%) VB
7 5 (0.45%) C++
8 4 (0.36%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.36%) PHP
9 2 (0.18%) Ruby
9 2 (0.18%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.091%) R
10 1 (0.091%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 533 (48.50%) CISM
2 266 (24.20%) CISA
3 179 (16.29%) Security Cleared
4 163 (14.83%) Degree
5 129 (11.74%) SC Cleared
6 116 (10.56%) CLAS
7 110 (10.01%) CEH
8 100 (9.10%) Cisco Certification
9 83 (7.55%) CESG Certified Professional
10 74 (6.73%) GIAC
11 60 (5.46%) CISMP
12 59 (5.37%) SANS
13 53 (4.82%) GCIH
14 47 (4.28%) Microsoft Certification
15 46 (4.19%) DV Cleared
16 45 (4.09%) GCIA
17 39 (3.55%) IISP
18 37 (3.37%) CCNA
19 34 (3.09%) CRISC
20 31 (2.82%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 416 (37.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 237 (21.57%) PCI DSS
3 78 (7.10%) COBIT
4 59 (5.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 56 (5.10%) RMADS
6 52 (4.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 21 (1.91%) ISO27005
8 20 (1.82%) ISO27002
9 19 (1.73%) ISO 9001
10 18 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
11 17 (1.55%) JSP 440
12 15 (1.36%) ISAE 3402
13 14 (1.27%) COSO
14 13 (1.18%) QA
15 8 (0.73%) ISO22301
16 6 (0.55%) GPG13
16 6 (0.55%) ISO 9000
17 4 (0.36%) SLA
18 3 (0.27%) BS25999
18 3 (0.27%) SAS 70
System Software
1 55 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.82%) Sendmail
4 8 (0.73%) Snort
5 6 (0.55%) ClearTrust
6 5 (0.45%) BitLocker
6 5 (0.45%) ProxySG
7 3 (0.27%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.27%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.27%) UAG
7 3 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.18%) RACF
8 2 (0.18%) XenApp
8 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.091%) Docker
9 1 (0.091%) Firmware
9 1 (0.091%) vCloud
9 1 (0.091%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.091%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 21 (1.91%) RSA Security Analytics
2 20 (1.82%) QRadar
3 12 (1.09%) EnCase
3 12 (1.09%) Nessus
4 11 (1.00%) RSA Archer
5 10 (0.91%) Puppet
6 9 (0.82%) SCCM
6 9 (0.82%) WSUS
7 7 (0.64%) FortiGate
8 6 (0.55%) CA Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.45%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (0.36%) Nmap
10 4 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.36%) Proventia
10 4 (0.36%) RSA enVision
11 3 (0.27%) Endace
11 3 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.18%) ArcSight ESM
12 2 (0.18%) Graphite
12 2 (0.18%) Opsview
Vendors
1 108 (9.83%) Cisco
2 105 (9.55%) Microsoft
3 62 (5.64%) Oracle
4 54 (4.91%) Splunk
5 51 (4.64%) CheckPoint
6 48 (4.37%) ArcSight
7 38 (3.46%) Qualys
8 37 (3.37%) IBM
9 34 (3.09%) Intel Security
10 33 (3.00%) VMware
11 26 (2.37%) Citrix
12 24 (2.18%) F5
13 22 (2.00%) Symantec
14 20 (1.82%) Cyber-Ark
15 18 (1.64%) NetWitness
16 17 (1.55%) Sourcefire
17 16 (1.46%) Juniper
18 15 (1.36%) Barracuda Networks
18 15 (1.36%) Blue Coat
19 14 (1.27%) Tripwire
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 4 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Travel etc
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Greenock, Renfrewshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £380.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South Wales
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
aap3
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago