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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
UK
Rank 255 230 297
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +67
Contract jobs citing CISSP 386 533 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 1.07% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.23% 5.09% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 345 205
Median daily rate £500 £500 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £648 £616
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £490 £495
% change year-on-year
-2.04% -1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 0
Median hourly rate £70.00 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 £50.00 -
% change year-on-year
+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
9134 10479 10312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.36% 20.97% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5831 6371 6019
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 494 487
Median hourly rate £28.58 £39.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.73% +110.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.54 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +110.52%

CISSP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing CISSP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -46 355 £500 - 140
London -21 161 £525 - 75
South East -35 61 £500 -5.66% 20
North West +20 46 £525 +16.66% 11
South West +5 43 £450 +5.88% 12
Manchester +31 38 £545 +45.33% 8
Buckinghamshire +16 25 £525 +16.66% 3
Milton Keynes +21 23 £525 +10.52% 3
Wiltshire +11 20 £413 -19.51%
East of England -3 19 £400 -5.88% 7
Scotland +27 18 £525 +27.27% 11
City of London -11 18 £494 +3.94% 27
Hampshire -2 12 £425 -15.00% 3
Salford - 12 £463 -
Edinburgh +20 10 £540 +20.00% 8
Bristol +5 10 £568 +51.33% 9
Oxfordshire +5 9 £300 - 4
Swindon -2 9 £413 -19.51%
West Midlands -15 9 £450 +1.40% 8
Gloucestershire +5 8 £450 - 2
Essex -8 8 £325 -6.60% 2
Berkshire -12 8 £500 -11.11% 7
South Wales +16 7 £550 -
Wales +12 7 £550 -
Yorkshire -16 7 £500 +19.04% 3
Glasgow +8 5 £373 -4.48% 1
Warwickshire -3 5 £375 -11.76% 1
Newport - 5 £600 -
Ipswich - 5 £513 -
Corsham - 5 £400 -

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CISSP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CISSP.

1 522 (57.17%) Information Security
2 389 (42.61%) CISM
3 265 (29.03%) Cybersecurity
4 261 (28.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 225 (24.64%) Firewall
5 225 (24.64%) Finance
6 219 (23.99%) Risk Management
6 219 (23.99%) CISA
7 181 (19.82%) Security Cleared
8 163 (17.85%) Management Information System
9 157 (17.20%) Windows
10 154 (16.87%) PCI DSS
11 152 (16.65%) ITIL
12 142 (15.55%) Degree
13 136 (14.90%) SC Cleared
13 136 (14.90%) Security Architecture
14 133 (14.57%) Linux
15 132 (14.46%) SIEM
16 121 (13.25%) Security Operations
17 111 (12.16%) Unix
18 109 (11.94%) Network Security
19 107 (11.72%) SANS
20 105 (11.50%) Penetration Testing
21 102 (11.17%) CEH
21 102 (11.17%) Information Assurance
22 100 (10.95%) Cisco
23 98 (10.73%) Microsoft
24 93 (10.19%) CESG
25 92 (10.08%) TCP/IP
26 88 (9.64%) Vulnerability Management

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (2.30%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.53%) IIS
3 11 (1.20%) Apache
3 11 (1.20%) MS Exchange
4 7 (0.77%) JBoss
5 6 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (0.66%) Confluence
5 6 (0.66%) Skype for Business
5 6 (0.66%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.55%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.44%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.33%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.11%) Jetty
9 1 (0.11%) Mongrel
9 1 (0.11%) nginx
9 1 (0.11%) SAS
Applications
1 41 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.08%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.20%) MS Office
4 7 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.22%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 60 (6.57%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (3.72%) SaaS
4 11 (1.20%) Office 365
5 10 (1.10%) IaaS
6 6 (0.66%) PaaS
6 6 (0.66%) Yammer
7 5 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.44%) GitHub
8 4 (0.44%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 225 (24.64%) Firewall
2 109 (11.94%) Network Security
3 92 (10.08%) TCP/IP
4 72 (7.89%) WAN
5 69 (7.56%) LAN
6 65 (7.12%) VPN
7 48 (5.26%) Internet
8 46 (5.04%) Intrusion Detection
9 41 (4.49%) VoIP
10 40 (4.38%) Wireless
11 31 (3.40%) IPsec
12 26 (2.85%) Cisco ASA
13 25 (2.74%) SSL
14 24 (2.63%) DNS
15 21 (2.30%) OSPF
16 20 (2.19%) SSH
16 20 (2.19%) Wireshark
17 19 (2.08%) LDAP
17 19 (2.08%) MPLS
18 13 (1.42%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (3.40%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.64%) Big Data
2 15 (1.64%) NonStop SQL
3 11 (1.20%) Redis
4 9 (0.99%) Hadoop
5 6 (0.66%) MySQL
6 5 (0.55%) Apache Hive
7 4 (0.44%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.33%) Star Schema
9 2 (0.22%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.22%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.22%) DB2
9 2 (0.22%) GIS
10 1 (0.11%) MS Access
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (1.75%) JIRA
2 11 (1.20%) Metasploit
3 5 (0.55%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.55%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.44%) AppScan
5 2 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.11%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.11%) GDB
6 1 (0.11%) MSI
6 1 (0.11%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.11%) WinDbg
General
1 225 (24.64%) Finance
2 63 (6.90%) Banking
3 54 (5.91%) Retail
4 48 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 44 (4.82%) Legal
6 10 (1.10%) Financial Institution
7 9 (0.99%) Advertising
7 9 (0.99%) Investment Banking
7 9 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.55%) French Language
9 4 (0.44%) Back Office
9 4 (0.44%) Military
10 3 (0.33%) Automotive
10 3 (0.33%) Electronics
10 3 (0.33%) Law
10 3 (0.33%) Local Government
10 3 (0.33%) Marketing
11 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 203 (22.23%) Analyst
2 185 (20.26%) Consultant
3 166 (18.18%) Security Analyst
4 157 (17.20%) Architect
4 157 (17.20%) Security Consultant
5 142 (15.55%) Security Architect
6 78 (8.54%) Security Manager
7 55 (6.02%) Information Analyst
8 54 (5.91%) Information Security Analyst
9 50 (5.48%) Information Security Consultant
10 41 (4.49%) Security Engineer
11 38 (4.16%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 37 (4.05%) IT Analyst
13 35 (3.83%) IT Security Analyst
14 34 (3.72%) Information Security Architect
15 32 (3.50%) CISSP Consultant
15 32 (3.50%) Information Security Manager
16 31 (3.40%) Information Manager
17 30 (3.29%) Security Officer
18 29 (3.18%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.50%) Web Services
2 31 (3.40%) ELK Stack
3 14 (1.53%) Middleware
4 12 (1.31%) RESTful
5 8 (0.88%) COM
6 7 (0.77%) 802.1X
6 7 (0.77%) SAML
7 5 (0.55%) Regular Expression
8 4 (0.44%) .NET
8 4 (0.44%) LAMP
9 2 (0.22%) J2EE
10 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.11%) CGI
10 1 (0.11%) HTML
10 1 (0.11%) jQuery
10 1 (0.11%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 163 (17.85%) Management Information System
2 93 (10.19%) CESG
3 75 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (7.45%) Cryptography
5 57 (6.24%) Data Centre
6 51 (5.59%) Security Operations Centre
7 48 (5.26%) Computer Science
8 36 (3.94%) PKI
9 30 (3.29%) Cyberthreat
10 25 (2.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 22 (2.41%) Cyber Attack
11 22 (2.41%) Cyber Defence
12 21 (2.30%) CESG CLAS
12 21 (2.30%) Data Protection Act
13 16 (1.75%) Fixed Income
14 13 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (1.20%) Client/Server
15 11 (1.20%) Driving Licence
15 11 (1.20%) SWIFT
16 10 (1.10%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 157 (17.20%) Windows
2 133 (14.57%) Linux
3 111 (12.16%) Unix
4 14 (1.53%) Windows Server
4 14 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.10%) Windows Vista
7 6 (0.66%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.66%) Solaris
8 4 (0.44%) AIX
8 4 (0.44%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.11%) Android
10 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.11%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 522 (57.17%) Information Security
2 265 (29.03%) Cybersecurity
3 219 (23.99%) Risk Management
4 152 (16.65%) ITIL
5 136 (14.90%) Security Architecture
6 132 (14.46%) SIEM
7 121 (13.25%) Security Operations
8 105 (11.50%) Penetration Testing
9 102 (11.17%) Information Assurance
10 88 (9.64%) Vulnerability Management
11 83 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 83 (9.09%) TOGAF
12 76 (8.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 72 (7.89%) Risk Assessment
14 71 (7.78%) Data Protection
14 71 (7.78%) Security Management
15 70 (7.67%) Project Management
16 63 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
16 63 (6.90%) PRINCE2
17 60 (6.57%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (7.23%) Python
2 44 (4.82%) SQL
3 32 (3.50%) Java
4 25 (2.74%) Perl
5 20 (2.19%) PowerShell
6 17 (1.86%) C#
7 11 (1.20%) VB
8 4 (0.44%) C++
8 4 (0.44%) Ruby
8 4 (0.44%) VBA
9 3 (0.33%) C
9 3 (0.33%) PHP
10 2 (0.22%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.22%) Delphi
10 2 (0.22%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.22%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 389 (42.61%) CISM
2 219 (23.99%) CISA
3 181 (19.82%) Security Cleared
4 142 (15.55%) Degree
5 136 (14.90%) SC Cleared
6 107 (11.72%) SANS
7 102 (11.17%) CEH
8 85 (9.31%) GIAC
9 67 (7.34%) Cisco Certification
10 62 (6.79%) CESG Certified Professional
10 62 (6.79%) CLAS
11 49 (5.37%) CRISC
12 48 (5.26%) SSCP
13 46 (5.04%) DV Cleared
14 44 (4.82%) CISMP
15 39 (4.27%) CREST Certified
16 36 (3.94%) GCIH
17 31 (3.40%) CCNP
18 30 (3.29%) ISEB
19 29 (3.18%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 261 (28.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 154 (16.87%) PCI DSS
3 59 (6.46%) COBIT
4 54 (5.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 31 (3.40%) ISO27002
6 30 (3.29%) RMADS
7 26 (2.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 24 (2.63%) QA
9 15 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
10 12 (1.31%) HIPAA
11 8 (0.88%) GDPR
12 5 (0.55%) Basel III
13 4 (0.44%) GPG13
13 4 (0.44%) JSP 440
13 4 (0.44%) SLA
14 3 (0.33%) ISO22301
15 2 (0.22%) FedRAMP
15 2 (0.22%) ISAE 3402
15 2 (0.22%) PA-DSS
15 2 (0.22%) SAS 70
System Software
1 57 (6.24%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.88%) BitLocker
4 7 (0.77%) Sendmail
5 6 (0.66%) Snort
6 3 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.22%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.22%) vSphere
7 2 (0.22%) XenApp
7 2 (0.22%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 48 (5.26%) QRadar
2 44 (4.82%) Nessus
3 22 (2.41%) Nmap
4 13 (1.42%) EnCase
5 12 (1.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 12 (1.31%) Kibana
5 12 (1.31%) logstash
5 12 (1.31%) Nexpose
6 9 (0.99%) Puppet
7 8 (0.88%) ArcSight ESM
8 7 (0.77%) Nagios
8 7 (0.77%) RSA enVision
9 6 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.55%) CSIRT
11 4 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.44%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (0.44%) WSUS
12 3 (0.33%) Computer Incident Response Team
12 3 (0.33%) SCCM
12 3 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 100 (10.95%) Cisco
2 98 (10.73%) Microsoft
3 82 (8.98%) Splunk
4 46 (5.04%) CheckPoint
5 42 (4.60%) Oracle
6 39 (4.27%) Apple
6 39 (4.27%) ArcSight
7 37 (4.05%) LogRhythm
8 36 (3.94%) IBM
9 27 (2.96%) Intel Security
9 27 (2.96%) Juniper
10 25 (2.74%) Palo Alto
11 24 (2.63%) VMware
12 23 (2.52%) Fortinet
13 22 (2.41%) F5
14 20 (2.19%) Qualys
15 19 (2.08%) Citrix
16 15 (1.64%) SAP
17 13 (1.42%) NetWitness
17 13 (1.42%) Symantec
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