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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 253 361 329
Rank change year-on-year
+108 -32
Contract jobs citing CISSP 466 236 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.80% 0.45% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.99% 2.65% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 145 131
Average daily rate
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£473 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - £40.00

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
11665 8921 9783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.11% 17.04% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6641 5109 5094
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £538 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 513 400 570
Average hourly rate £19.13 £18.37 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.13% -18.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.39%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 +105 440 £475 +5.55% 115
London +91 235 £450 - 48
South East +22 92 £500 +17.64% 37
City of London +54 63 £475 +5.55% 25
North West +10 42 £500 +17.64% 11
Berkshire +23 41 £463 +5.71% 16
South West +1 33 £450 +20.00% 3
Surrey +13 28 £475 +10.72% 7
Staines +17 22 £500 - 2
Cheshire +14 18 £500 +25.31% 2
West Midlands +2 13 £525 +31.25% 7
Scotland +2 13 £413 +10.00% 1
East of England -13 13 £375 -16.66% 4
Reading +14 12 £400 -17.94% 2
Warrington -8 12 £500 +8.10%
Hampshire -15 12 £514 +8.15% 3
Manchester +1 11 £500 - 6
Glasgow - 10 £325 -
Yorkshire +3 9 £410 -8.88% 4
West Yorkshire -3 8 £410 - 4
Middlesex +8 6 £513 +9.74%
Essex -10 6 £375 -21.05%
Wiltshire -12 6 £450 +12.50%
Swindon -4 5 £475 +18.75%
Lancashire -20 5 £515 -
Leeds - 5 £410 - 4
Nottinghamshire +8 4 £413 -
Nottingham +5 4 £413 -
East Midlands -3 4 £413 +8.55% 1
Slough - 4 £488 - 1

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 469 (55.44%) Information Security
2 372 (43.97%) CISM
3 253 (29.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 230 (27.19%) Firewall
5 223 (26.36%) Finance
6 196 (23.17%) ITIL
7 192 (22.70%) Risk Management
8 189 (22.34%) CISA
9 148 (17.49%) Windows
10 144 (17.02%) Management Information System
11 136 (16.08%) Cisco Certification
12 127 (15.01%) Security Cleared
13 123 (14.54%) PCI DSS
14 121 (14.30%) Degree
15 118 (13.95%) Cisco
16 112 (13.24%) Penetration Testing
17 110 (13.00%) Network Security
18 107 (12.65%) UNIX
19 101 (11.94%) Microsoft
20 99 (11.70%) Linux
20 99 (11.70%) GIAC
20 99 (11.70%) CEH
21 98 (11.58%) Security Architecture
22 95 (11.23%) TCP/IP
23 93 (10.99%) SC Cleared
24 92 (10.87%) Vulnerability Management
25 88 (10.40%) Security Management
26 84 (9.93%) CheckPoint
27 81 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
28 79 (9.34%) SIEM

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 60 (7.09%) IIS
2 19 (2.25%) Apache
3 14 (1.65%) SharePoint
4 7 (0.83%) Tomcat
5 6 (0.71%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.47%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.35%) SAS
7 3 (0.35%) CMS
7 3 (0.35%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 47 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 42 (4.96%) MS Office
3 26 (3.07%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.54%) MS Project
5 12 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.54%) assyst
2 6 (0.71%) Summit
3 3 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.24%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.12%) RMDS
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.01%) IaaS
2 12 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.83%) SaaS
4 6 (0.71%) PaaS
5 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 230 (27.19%) Firewall
2 110 (13.00%) Network Security
3 95 (11.23%) TCP/IP
4 55 (6.50%) Intrusion Detection
5 53 (6.26%) Internet
6 41 (4.85%) OSPF
7 39 (4.61%) LAN
7 39 (4.61%) WAN
8 37 (4.37%) Cisco ASA
9 35 (4.14%) VPN
10 30 (3.55%) SNMP
11 26 (3.07%) Wireless
12 24 (2.84%) MPLS
13 22 (2.60%) DNS
14 21 (2.48%) FTP
14 21 (2.48%) Cisco Nexus
15 20 (2.36%) IPsec
16 19 (2.25%) Cisco PIX
17 18 (2.13%) Intranet
17 18 (2.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.13%) MySQL
2 8 (0.95%) SQL Server
3 6 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (0.71%) MS Access
4 5 (0.59%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.47%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.47%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.24%) Big Data
7 1 (0.12%) DB2
7 1 (0.12%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.12%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (0.71%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.12%) AppScan
2 1 (0.12%) QADirector
General
1 223 (26.36%) Finance
2 73 (8.63%) Banking
3 49 (5.79%) Legal
4 43 (5.08%) Telecoms
5 33 (3.90%) Retail
6 21 (2.48%) Law
7 20 (2.36%) Financial Institution
8 19 (2.25%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.89%) Investment Banking
10 14 (1.65%) Advertising
11 13 (1.54%) Publishing
12 5 (0.59%) Games
13 4 (0.47%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.47%) International Banking
14 3 (0.35%) Marketing
15 2 (0.24%) German Language
16 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
16 1 (0.12%) French Language
16 1 (0.12%) Private Banking
16 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 202 (23.88%) Analyst
2 198 (23.40%) Consultant
3 179 (21.16%) Security Analyst
4 176 (20.80%) Security Consultant
5 98 (11.58%) Architect
6 86 (10.17%) Security Architect
7 73 (8.63%) Security Engineer
8 71 (8.39%) Information Security Analyst
8 71 (8.39%) Information Analyst
9 65 (7.68%) Security Manager
10 55 (6.50%) Information Security Consultant
11 40 (4.73%) Security Specialist
12 35 (4.14%) Information Manager
13 34 (4.02%) Project Manager
14 33 (3.90%) Network Engineer
15 30 (3.55%) IT Consultant
15 30 (3.55%) IT Security Consultant
16 29 (3.43%) Information Security Manager
17 28 (3.31%) IT Security Analyst
17 28 (3.31%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.54%) Web Services
2 12 (1.42%) SAML
2 12 (1.42%) Middleware
3 10 (1.18%) OAuth
3 10 (1.18%) OpenID
4 5 (0.59%) .NET
5 3 (0.35%) JSP
5 3 (0.35%) OLE
6 1 (0.12%) JCE
6 1 (0.12%) LAMP
6 1 (0.12%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.12%) J2EE
6 1 (0.12%) CSS
6 1 (0.12%) Rendezvous
6 1 (0.12%) XML
6 1 (0.12%) WAP
6 1 (0.12%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 144 (17.02%) Management Information System
2 61 (7.21%) CESG
3 50 (5.91%) Computer Science
3 50 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (4.61%) RMADS
5 38 (4.49%) CESG CLAS
6 31 (3.66%) Data Protection Act
7 25 (2.96%) Open Source
8 24 (2.84%) PKI
9 17 (2.01%) Cryptography
10 13 (1.54%) PMI
11 11 (1.30%) Smart Meter
12 10 (1.18%) SecurID
13 8 (0.95%) FMCG
14 7 (0.83%) CMDB
15 6 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
16 5 (0.59%) Human Factors
17 4 (0.47%) Economics
18 3 (0.35%) Mainframe
18 3 (0.35%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 148 (17.49%) Windows
2 107 (12.65%) UNIX
3 99 (11.70%) Linux
4 19 (2.25%) Solaris
5 17 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (0.83%) AIX
7 5 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.35%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.24%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.24%) HPUX
10 2 (0.24%) VMS
11 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.12%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.12%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 469 (55.44%) Information Security
2 196 (23.17%) ITIL
3 192 (22.70%) Risk Management
4 112 (13.24%) Penetration Testing
5 98 (11.58%) Security Architecture
6 92 (10.87%) Vulnerability Management
7 88 (10.40%) Security Management
8 81 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 79 (9.34%) SIEM
10 74 (8.75%) Data Protection
10 74 (8.75%) TOGAF
11 72 (8.51%) PRINCE2
12 69 (8.16%) Risk Assessment
13 67 (7.92%) Cyber Security
14 66 (7.80%) Information Assurance
15 56 (6.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 55 (6.50%) Information Security Management
17 52 (6.15%) Incident Management
18 46 (5.44%) Project Management
18 46 (5.44%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (4.02%) SQL
2 18 (2.13%) Python
2 18 (2.13%) Ruby
3 15 (1.77%) Bash Shell
3 15 (1.77%) C
4 14 (1.65%) PHP
5 7 (0.83%) Java
6 5 (0.59%) Perl
7 4 (0.47%) C++
8 2 (0.24%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.24%) C#
8 2 (0.24%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.12%) R
Qualifications
1 372 (43.97%) CISM
2 189 (22.34%) CISA
3 136 (16.08%) Cisco Certification
4 127 (15.01%) Security Cleared
5 121 (14.30%) Degree
6 99 (11.70%) CEH
6 99 (11.70%) GIAC
7 93 (10.99%) SC Cleared
8 67 (7.92%) CRISC
9 60 (7.09%) CCNA
10 48 (5.67%) CCNP
11 39 (4.61%) CCIE
12 38 (4.49%) CCSP
13 35 (4.14%) GCIA
13 35 (4.14%) DV Cleared
14 34 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
15 33 (3.90%) CCSA
16 26 (3.07%) JNCIA
17 25 (2.96%) PMP
17 25 (2.96%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 253 (29.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 123 (14.54%) PCI DSS
3 50 (5.91%) COBIT
4 33 (3.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 19 (2.25%) SLA
6 16 (1.89%) QA
7 12 (1.42%) ISO 9000
8 11 (1.30%) BS7799
8 11 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 10 (1.18%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.83%) JSP 440
11 6 (0.71%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.12%) COSO
12 1 (0.12%) GPG13
System Software
1 52 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.96%) Snort
3 20 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.06%) Nmap
5 3 (0.35%) RACF
5 3 (0.35%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.12%) UAG
Systems Management
1 29 (3.43%) Nessus
2 18 (2.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 12 (1.42%) SCCM
3 12 (1.42%) Puppet
3 12 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.06%) Oracle Identity Management
5 8 (0.95%) Tivoli
6 7 (0.83%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 6 (0.71%) OPNET
7 6 (0.71%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.35%) CORE IMPACT
9 2 (0.24%) OpenView
10 1 (0.12%) WebInspect
10 1 (0.12%) ZENworks
10 1 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 118 (13.95%) Cisco
2 101 (11.94%) Microsoft
3 84 (9.93%) CheckPoint
4 52 (6.15%) Juniper
5 44 (5.20%) Oracle
5 44 (5.20%) Qualys
6 40 (4.73%) ArcSight
7 30 (3.55%) HP
8 29 (3.43%) McAfee
9 22 (2.60%) VMware
9 22 (2.60%) Fortinet
10 20 (2.36%) F5
11 17 (2.01%) Red Hat
12 16 (1.89%) Blue Coat
13 15 (1.77%) Websense
13 15 (1.77%) Sun
14 14 (1.65%) SAP
14 14 (1.65%) BMC
15 12 (1.42%) Splunk
15 12 (1.42%) Tufin
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