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 26 February 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 282 308 334
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +26
Contract jobs citing CISSP 346 301 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.59% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.17% 3.02% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 205 104
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£475 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £578 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £500 £393
% change year-on-year
-3.00% +27.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £68.00 £41.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.84% -2.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £41.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+64.84% -2.94%

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
10899 9978 8362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.13% 19.60% 18.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6311 5373 4432
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 469 504
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.31 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.18% -33.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -36.36%

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 26 February 2015.

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 26 February 2015. 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 +10 310 £475 -5.00% 118
London -38 111 £475 - 46
South East +26 103 £488 -2.50% 26
Surrey +30 37 £450 -16.66% 8
North West -15 36 £490 -2.00% 11
Berkshire +14 34 £545 +9.00% 11
South West +15 31 £525 +0.96% 10
City of London +14 29 £500 +5.26% 15
Staines +20 26 - - 3
Devon +5 15 £525 -
Scotland +3 14 £451 +8.61% 10
East of England +19 13 £425 +6.91% 4
Manchester -7 12 £388 -22.50% 7
Middlesex +9 10 £572 +11.60% 1
Gloucestershire -8 10 £400 +63.26% 3
Cheshire 0 9 £480 -5.88% 4
Lancashire -6 9 £485 +79.79%
Wales -3 8 £350 - 4
Cheltenham -6 8 £483 +96.93% 1
West Yorkshire +4 7 £400 -23.80% 6
Yorkshire -4 7 £400 -23.80% 7
Reading +14 6 £615 - 5
Hampshire -15 6 £406 -24.41%
Bristol -1 5 £245 -53.33% 6
Buckinghamshire -3 5 £650 -
West Midlands -8 5 £400 -15.78% 9
Bedfordshire - 5 £584 -
Leeds - 5 £400 - 3
Essex +8 4 - -
Glasgow +5 4 £550 +43.79% 2

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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.

1 411 (53.73%) Information Security
2 336 (43.92%) CISM
3 216 (28.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 214 (27.97%) Firewall
5 180 (23.53%) Security Cleared
6 175 (22.88%) Finance
7 170 (22.22%) Risk Management
8 169 (22.09%) ITIL
9 146 (19.08%) CISA
10 143 (18.69%) Management Information System
11 134 (17.52%) SC Cleared
12 132 (17.25%) Cisco
13 131 (17.12%) PCI DSS
14 118 (15.42%) Degree
14 118 (15.42%) Network Security
15 112 (14.64%) Windows
16 98 (12.81%) Security Management
17 97 (12.68%) CheckPoint
18 93 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
18 93 (12.16%) Security Architecture
19 92 (12.03%) Cisco Certification
20 85 (11.11%) Linux
21 81 (10.59%) TCP/IP
21 81 (10.59%) TOGAF
22 79 (10.33%) Vulnerability Management
23 76 (9.93%) PRINCE2
24 75 (9.80%) UNIX
25 73 (9.54%) Telecoms
25 73 (9.54%) Penetration Testing
25 73 (9.54%) CRISC

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 (5.36%) IIS
2 11 (1.44%) SharePoint
3 7 (0.92%) Apache
4 5 (0.65%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.39%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.39%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.13%) Lync
7 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 22 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.96%) MS Office
3 9 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.52%) MS Project
6 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (2.35%) RMDS
2 3 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.26%) Summit
3 2 (0.26%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.26%) assyst
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.05%) SaaS
2 7 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.92%) IaaS
3 5 (0.65%) PaaS
4 3 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 214 (27.97%) Firewall
2 118 (15.42%) Network Security
3 81 (10.59%) TCP/IP
4 55 (7.19%) Intrusion Detection
5 48 (6.27%) OSPF
6 46 (6.01%) VPN
7 45 (5.88%) LAN
8 41 (5.36%) Internet
9 40 (5.23%) WAN
10 35 (4.58%) SSL
10 35 (4.58%) Cisco ASA
11 33 (4.31%) DNS
12 32 (4.18%) Wireless
13 26 (3.40%) DHCP
14 25 (3.27%) MPLS
15 24 (3.14%) IPsec
16 22 (2.88%) Wireshark
17 21 (2.75%) FTP
18 20 (2.61%) RIP
18 20 (2.61%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (0.52%) MS Access
3 4 (0.52%) Big Data
4 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.26%) MySQL
4 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (0.78%) Metasploit
2 4 (0.52%) GDB
3 3 (0.39%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.13%) MSI
4 1 (0.13%) AppScan
4 1 (0.13%) Rational Rose
General
1 175 (22.88%) Finance
2 73 (9.54%) Telecoms
3 43 (5.62%) Legal
4 42 (5.49%) Banking
5 21 (2.75%) Financial Institution
6 19 (2.48%) Retail
7 13 (1.70%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.44%) Publishing
9 10 (1.31%) Games
9 10 (1.31%) Law
10 8 (1.05%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.52%) Advertising
12 3 (0.39%) Marketing
13 2 (0.26%) German Language
13 2 (0.26%) Local Government
13 2 (0.26%) Back Office
13 2 (0.26%) Electronics
14 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 206 (26.93%) Consultant
2 161 (21.05%) Security Consultant
3 154 (20.13%) Analyst
4 135 (17.65%) Security Analyst
5 94 (12.29%) Architect
6 80 (10.46%) Security Architect
7 72 (9.41%) Security Manager
8 64 (8.37%) Security Engineer
9 61 (7.97%) Information Analyst
10 60 (7.84%) Information Security Analyst
11 41 (5.36%) Information Security Consultant
12 37 (4.84%) Project Manager
13 35 (4.58%) Network Engineer
14 30 (3.92%) Information Manager
15 29 (3.79%) Information Security Manager
16 28 (3.66%) Network Consultant
17 26 (3.40%) Network Security Engineer
17 26 (3.40%) Security Specialist
17 26 (3.40%) IT Security Analyst
18 24 (3.14%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.53%) SAML
1 27 (3.53%) OAuth
1 27 (3.53%) OpenID
2 18 (2.35%) Rendezvous
3 11 (1.44%) JSP
4 8 (1.05%) Web Services
5 5 (0.65%) .NET
5 5 (0.65%) Middleware
6 3 (0.39%) SOAP
6 3 (0.39%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.26%) JCE
7 2 (0.26%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.13%) VML
8 1 (0.13%) J2EE
8 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.13%) CSS
8 1 (0.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 143 (18.69%) Management Information System
2 41 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (5.23%) CESG
4 37 (4.84%) Computer Science
5 30 (3.92%) CESG CLAS
6 27 (3.53%) PKI
7 24 (3.14%) Cryptography
8 21 (2.75%) Data Protection Act
9 20 (2.61%) RMADS
10 16 (2.09%) SecurID
11 14 (1.83%) Smart Meter
12 13 (1.70%) Mathematics
12 13 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (1.31%) FMCG
14 9 (1.18%) Human Factors
15 8 (1.05%) SCADA
16 7 (0.92%) CMDB
17 6 (0.78%) Algorithms
18 5 (0.65%) PMI
19 4 (0.52%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 112 (14.64%) Windows
2 85 (11.11%) Linux
3 75 (9.80%) UNIX
4 12 (1.57%) Solaris
5 11 (1.44%) AIX
6 6 (0.78%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.26%) HPUX
10 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 411 (53.73%) Information Security
2 170 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 169 (22.09%) ITIL
4 98 (12.81%) Security Management
5 93 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 93 (12.16%) Security Architecture
6 81 (10.59%) TOGAF
7 79 (10.33%) Vulnerability Management
8 76 (9.93%) PRINCE2
9 73 (9.54%) Penetration Testing
10 65 (8.50%) SIEM
11 61 (7.97%) Risk Assessment
12 58 (7.58%) Information Assurance
13 57 (7.45%) Project Management
14 56 (7.32%) Cyber Security
15 55 (7.19%) Incident Management
16 51 (6.67%) Data Protection
17 44 (5.75%) Enterprise Architecture
18 43 (5.62%) Change Management
19 41 (5.36%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (4.05%) SQL
2 13 (1.70%) C
2 13 (1.70%) Java
3 12 (1.57%) Python
4 11 (1.44%) Shell Script
5 10 (1.31%) Perl
6 5 (0.65%) C++
7 4 (0.52%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.52%) PHP
7 4 (0.52%) VB
7 4 (0.52%) VC++
8 3 (0.39%) C#
9 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.13%) R
9 1 (0.13%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 336 (43.92%) CISM
2 180 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 146 (19.08%) CISA
4 134 (17.52%) SC Cleared
5 118 (15.42%) Degree
6 92 (12.03%) Cisco Certification
7 73 (9.54%) CRISC
8 66 (8.63%) CEH
9 65 (8.50%) GIAC
10 59 (7.71%) DV Cleared
11 47 (6.14%) CCNP
12 36 (4.71%) CCNA
13 32 (4.18%) CCIE
13 32 (4.18%) CISMP
14 30 (3.92%) ISSAP
15 26 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
16 25 (3.27%) GCIA
17 24 (3.14%) PMP
17 24 (3.14%) PMI Certification
18 21 (2.75%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (28.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 131 (17.12%) PCI DSS
3 33 (4.31%) COBIT
4 25 (3.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 20 (2.61%) SLA
6 17 (2.22%) QA
7 16 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 12 (1.57%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.52%) COSO
9 4 (0.52%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.26%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.26%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.26%) BS7799
11 1 (0.13%) GPG13
System Software
1 46 (6.01%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.92%) Snort
3 7 (0.92%) Nmap
4 5 (0.65%) XenApp
4 5 (0.65%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.52%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.26%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.13%) UAG
Systems Management
1 27 (3.53%) Nessus
2 12 (1.57%) SCCM
3 8 (1.05%) Puppet
3 8 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.65%) OPNET
5 4 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 3 (0.39%) CORE IMPACT
6 3 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.39%) OpenView
6 3 (0.39%) WebInspect
7 2 (0.26%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 2 (0.26%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 132 (17.25%) Cisco
2 97 (12.68%) CheckPoint
3 70 (9.15%) Microsoft
4 55 (7.19%) F5
5 53 (6.93%) Juniper
6 44 (5.75%) ArcSight
7 37 (4.84%) Tufin
8 29 (3.79%) McAfee
9 27 (3.53%) Blue Coat
9 27 (3.53%) Fortinet
10 26 (3.40%) VMware
10 26 (3.40%) Oracle
11 25 (3.27%) Qualys
12 22 (2.88%) LogLogic
13 20 (2.61%) HP
14 19 (2.48%) TippingPoint
15 18 (2.35%) TIBCO
15 18 (2.35%) Bloomberg
16 16 (2.09%) Radianz
16 16 (2.09%) Tradeweb
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