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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 246 373 358
Rank change year-on-year
+127 -15
Contract jobs citing CISSP 459 232 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.80% 0.44% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.17% 2.53% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 119 139
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £319 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £425 £398
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £39.75 - £32.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.15 - £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 - £37.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 - £32.50

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
11008 9153 10328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.15% 17.33% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6126 5088 5351
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 438 630
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -15.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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 +130 428 £450 -5.26% 106
London +126 240 £450 -10.00% 46
City of London +61 66 £475 -5.94% 17
South East -7 58 £469 +9.26% 22
North West +27 57 £500 +26.18% 11
South West +17 43 £450 +9.09% 10
Berkshire +15 30 £459 -8.25% 10
Manchester +10 22 £500 - 7
Cheshire +14 20 £425 +14.01% 2
Scotland 0 20 £420 +13.82% 2
Hampshire +10 13 £511 +51.48% 6
Edinburgh -2 9 £406 +1.56% 1
Glasgow -8 9 £423 +40.36% 1
East of England -29 9 £500 +17.64% 2
West Midlands - 9 £525 - 2
Somerset - 9 £485 -
Warrington -4 8 £450 +27.65%
East Midlands +6 7 £438 - 5
Surrey -8 6 £450 +4.89% 4
Gloucestershire - 6 £401 - 2
Taunton - 6 £473 -
West Yorkshire +2 5 £450 - 7
Reading 0 5 £538 +7.50% 2
Yorkshire -4 5 £450 - 8
Hertfordshire - 5 £588 - 1
Nottingham +22 4 £413 - 1
Nottinghamshire +13 4 £413 - 1
Wiltshire - 4 £450 -
Leeds - 4 £450 - 6
Chester +9 3 - -

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 424 (53.74%) Information Security
2 327 (41.44%) CISM
3 236 (29.91%) Firewall
4 224 (28.39%) Finance
5 216 (27.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 183 (23.19%) CISA
7 166 (21.04%) ITIL
8 159 (20.15%) Risk Management
9 155 (19.65%) Windows
10 145 (18.38%) Cisco Certification
11 144 (18.25%) Management Information System
12 130 (16.48%) Cisco
13 113 (14.32%) Security Cleared
14 112 (14.20%) Degree
15 108 (13.69%) Network Security
15 108 (13.69%) Microsoft
16 106 (13.43%) Penetration Testing
17 105 (13.31%) PCI DSS
18 100 (12.67%) CheckPoint
18 100 (12.67%) Security Architecture
19 98 (12.42%) UNIX
19 98 (12.42%) Security Management
20 90 (11.41%) TCP/IP
20 90 (11.41%) CEH
21 87 (11.03%) GIAC
22 85 (10.77%) Linux
22 85 (10.77%) Vulnerability Management
23 81 (10.27%) SC Cleared
24 79 (10.01%) Banking
25 77 (9.76%) TOGAF

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 47 (5.96%) IIS
2 26 (3.30%) Apache
3 17 (2.15%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.01%) CMS
4 8 (1.01%) Joomla!
5 6 (0.76%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.63%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.63%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.51%) SAS
8 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 48 (6.08%) MS Excel
2 37 (4.69%) MS Office
3 26 (3.30%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (1.65%) assyst
2 6 (0.76%) Summit
3 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.13%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.77%) IaaS
2 8 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.76%) SaaS
4 5 (0.63%) PaaS
5 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 236 (29.91%) Firewall
2 108 (13.69%) Network Security
3 90 (11.41%) TCP/IP
4 53 (6.72%) Internet
5 49 (6.21%) OSPF
6 45 (5.70%) Intrusion Detection
6 45 (5.70%) Cisco ASA
7 42 (5.32%) LAN
7 42 (5.32%) WAN
8 41 (5.20%) VPN
9 40 (5.07%) SNMP
10 32 (4.06%) MPLS
11 30 (3.80%) Cisco Nexus
12 28 (3.55%) Cisco PIX
13 26 (3.30%) IPsec
13 26 (3.30%) DNS
14 25 (3.17%) Wireless
15 22 (2.79%) Intranet
15 22 (2.79%) BGP
16 21 (2.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.28%) MySQL
2 9 (1.14%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.63%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.51%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (0.51%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.38%) Big Data
6 2 (0.25%) MS Access
7 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.13%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.13%) DB2
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (0.51%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.13%) QADirector
General
1 224 (28.39%) Finance
2 79 (10.01%) Banking
3 38 (4.82%) Legal
4 36 (4.56%) Telecoms
4 36 (4.56%) Retail
5 25 (3.17%) Financial Institution
6 20 (2.53%) Law
7 18 (2.28%) Manufacturing
8 16 (2.03%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.77%) Advertising
10 11 (1.39%) Publishing
11 7 (0.89%) Games
12 4 (0.51%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.51%) International Banking
13 3 (0.38%) Marketing
14 2 (0.25%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.25%) French Language
14 2 (0.25%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.25%) Local Government
14 2 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 190 (24.08%) Analyst
2 171 (21.67%) Security Analyst
3 167 (21.17%) Consultant
4 146 (18.50%) Security Consultant
5 102 (12.93%) Architect
6 86 (10.90%) Security Architect
7 80 (10.14%) Security Engineer
8 68 (8.62%) Information Analyst
9 66 (8.37%) Information Security Analyst
10 61 (7.73%) Security Manager
11 44 (5.58%) Security Specialist
12 42 (5.32%) Information Security Consultant
13 36 (4.56%) Information Manager
13 36 (4.56%) Network Engineer
14 33 (4.18%) Senior Analyst
15 32 (4.06%) Senior Security Analyst
16 29 (3.68%) IT Security Consultant
16 29 (3.68%) IT Consultant
16 29 (3.68%) Information Specialist
17 28 (3.55%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.90%) Middleware
2 9 (1.14%) Web Services
3 8 (1.01%) .NET
4 5 (0.63%) Regular Expression
5 4 (0.51%) JSP
6 3 (0.38%) OLE
7 2 (0.25%) SAML
8 1 (0.13%) LAMP
8 1 (0.13%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.13%) XML
8 1 (0.13%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 144 (18.25%) Management Information System
2 73 (9.25%) CESG
3 53 (6.72%) Computer Science
4 48 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (4.69%) CESG CLAS
6 36 (4.56%) RMADS
7 27 (3.42%) Data Protection Act
8 25 (3.17%) Open Source
9 17 (2.15%) PKI
10 11 (1.39%) CMDB
10 11 (1.39%) Economics
11 10 (1.27%) PMI
12 9 (1.14%) SecurID
13 8 (1.01%) E-Learning
13 8 (1.01%) Cryptography
14 7 (0.89%) Smart Meter
15 5 (0.63%) FMCG
15 5 (0.63%) Human Factors
16 4 (0.51%) SCADA
16 4 (0.51%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 155 (19.65%) Windows
2 98 (12.42%) UNIX
3 85 (10.77%) Linux
4 19 (2.41%) Solaris
5 17 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.14%) AIX
7 6 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.51%) HPUX
10 3 (0.38%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.25%) VMS
12 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.13%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (53.74%) Information Security
2 166 (21.04%) ITIL
3 159 (20.15%) Risk Management
4 106 (13.43%) Penetration Testing
5 100 (12.67%) Security Architecture
6 98 (12.42%) Security Management
7 85 (10.77%) Vulnerability Management
8 77 (9.76%) TOGAF
9 75 (9.51%) Stakeholder Management
10 74 (9.38%) Risk Assessment
10 74 (9.38%) SIEM
11 64 (8.11%) Data Protection
12 61 (7.73%) Information Security Management
13 55 (6.97%) Cyber Security
14 54 (6.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 52 (6.59%) Information Assurance
16 48 (6.08%) PRINCE2
17 45 (5.70%) Service Management
18 43 (5.45%) ISMS
19 42 (5.32%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (3.93%) SQL
2 17 (2.15%) C
2 17 (2.15%) Ruby
3 16 (2.03%) Python
4 15 (1.90%) Bash Shell
5 14 (1.77%) PHP
6 8 (1.01%) Java
7 5 (0.63%) Perl
7 5 (0.63%) C++
8 3 (0.38%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 327 (41.44%) CISM
2 183 (23.19%) CISA
3 145 (18.38%) Cisco Certification
4 113 (14.32%) Security Cleared
5 112 (14.20%) Degree
6 90 (11.41%) CEH
7 87 (11.03%) GIAC
8 81 (10.27%) SC Cleared
9 64 (8.11%) CCNP
10 54 (6.84%) CCNA
11 51 (6.46%) CCIE
12 46 (5.83%) CRISC
13 45 (5.70%) CCSP
14 38 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
15 37 (4.69%) CCSA
16 33 (4.18%) GCIA
17 29 (3.68%) MCSE
18 27 (3.42%) CCSE
19 23 (2.92%) JNCIA
20 21 (2.66%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (27.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 105 (13.31%) PCI DSS
3 43 (5.45%) COBIT
4 34 (4.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 18 (2.28%) QA
6 16 (2.03%) SLA
7 13 (1.65%) BS7799
8 11 (1.39%) ISO 9001
9 10 (1.27%) ISO 9000
10 8 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 8 (1.01%) JSP 440
11 6 (0.76%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.13%) COSO
12 1 (0.13%) GPG13
12 1 (0.13%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.13%) COREP
12 1 (0.13%) FINREP
System Software
1 56 (7.10%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.41%) Snort
4 6 (0.76%) Nmap
5 3 (0.38%) RACF
6 2 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.25%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.13%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.13%) UAG
Systems Management
1 19 (2.41%) Nessus
2 18 (2.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 16 (2.03%) FortiGate
4 13 (1.65%) SCCM
5 10 (1.27%) Oracle Identity Management
6 8 (1.01%) Puppet
6 8 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.01%) Tivoli
7 7 (0.89%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 3 (0.38%) CORE IMPACT
9 2 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.25%) ZENworks
9 2 (0.25%) OpenView
10 1 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.13%) OPNET
10 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.13%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 130 (16.48%) Cisco
2 108 (13.69%) Microsoft
3 100 (12.67%) CheckPoint
4 65 (8.24%) Juniper
5 40 (5.07%) Qualys
6 37 (4.69%) Oracle
7 29 (3.68%) HP
7 29 (3.68%) McAfee
8 28 (3.55%) F5
9 25 (3.17%) ArcSight
10 23 (2.92%) Blue Coat
11 22 (2.79%) VMware
12 21 (2.66%) Fortinet
13 18 (2.28%) Red Hat
14 16 (2.03%) Websense
15 15 (1.90%) SAP
16 13 (1.65%) Nokia
17 11 (1.39%) IBM
18 10 (1.27%) BMC
18 10 (1.27%) Tufin
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