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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 272 311 348
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +37
Contract jobs citing CISSP 419 302 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 0.57% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.04% 2.95% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 206 111
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -

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
10378 10241 8449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.08% 19.44% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5937 5984 4542
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 512 524 456
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.88 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.20% -16.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 May 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 May 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 +57 388 £450 - 174
London +22 160 £475 +5.43% 53
South East +31 115 £450 +5.88% 69
City of London +10 43 £475 +5.55% 10
North West -4 40 £350 -34.88% 8
Surrey +31 34 £470 +4.44% 3
South West +18 29 £379 -15.77% 14
Buckinghamshire +17 27 £425 -10.52% 13
Manchester +3 25 £325 -35.00% 5
Milton Keynes +23 22 £400 -15.78% 7
Scotland -8 17 £325 -23.07% 10
Berkshire -14 16 £425 +13.33% 30
East of England +8 15 £366 +22.14% 7
Hampshire +6 15 £450 +2.85% 6
Staines +17 14 £513 +7.89%
Gloucestershire +1 14 - - 3
Middlesex +7 12 £453 -4.73%
Wales +9 10 £588 +30.55% 4
West Midlands -4 10 £408 -9.33% 7
South Wales +10 9 £575 +27.77% 4
Newport -2 9 £575 -
Bristol +4 8 £395 +1.93% 4
Hertfordshire 0 8 £323 - 6
East Midlands - 8 £413 - 4
Edinburgh -1 7 - - 2
Leeds -13 7 £413 - 3
West Yorkshire -16 7 £413 -13.15% 5
Yorkshire -21 7 £413 -13.15% 10
Nottinghamshire - 6 £325 - 3
Oxfordshire - 6 £550 - 8

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 370 (48.30%) Information Security
2 321 (41.91%) CISM
3 248 (32.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 246 (32.11%) Firewall
5 191 (24.93%) Finance
6 162 (21.15%) Management Information System
7 156 (20.37%) Security Cleared
8 151 (19.71%) ITIL
9 147 (19.19%) Risk Management
10 144 (18.80%) CISA
11 137 (17.89%) Cisco
12 125 (16.32%) PCI DSS
13 118 (15.40%) Security Management
14 114 (14.88%) SIEM
15 107 (13.97%) SC Cleared
16 104 (13.58%) Network Security
17 103 (13.45%) Degree
18 101 (13.19%) Security Architecture
19 97 (12.66%) CheckPoint
20 92 (12.01%) Penetration Testing
21 90 (11.75%) Windows
22 88 (11.49%) Cyber Security
23 78 (10.18%) Cisco Certification
24 75 (9.79%) Microsoft
25 74 (9.66%) Project Management
26 73 (9.53%) Vulnerability Management
27 70 (9.14%) Data Protection
28 68 (8.88%) TOGAF
28 68 (8.88%) Risk Assessment
28 68 (8.88%) Linux

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 43 (5.61%) IIS
2 16 (2.09%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.44%) Apache
4 5 (0.65%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.39%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.39%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.13%) Lync
8 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.13%) MQSeries
Applications
1 38 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 31 (4.05%) MS Office
3 12 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 22 (2.87%) RMDS
2 4 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.39%) Summit
3 3 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.31%) SaaS
2 9 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (1.04%) PaaS
3 8 (1.04%) IaaS
4 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.13%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 246 (32.11%) Firewall
2 104 (13.58%) Network Security
3 57 (7.44%) Cisco ASA
4 54 (7.05%) TCP/IP
5 50 (6.53%) VPN
6 45 (5.87%) WAN
7 44 (5.74%) DNS
7 44 (5.74%) SSL
8 41 (5.35%) Internet
8 41 (5.35%) Intrusion Detection
9 36 (4.70%) LAN
10 35 (4.57%) Wireless
11 32 (4.18%) DHCP
12 26 (3.39%) OSPF
12 26 (3.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 25 (3.26%) LDAP
14 24 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 24 (3.13%) Wireshark
15 22 (2.87%) Multicast
16 19 (2.48%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.44%) DB2
2 11 (1.44%) DB2 UDB
3 8 (1.04%) Big Data
4 7 (0.91%) MySQL
5 2 (0.26%) Couchbase
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.26%) QlikView
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (0.65%) Visual Studio
1 5 (0.65%) TestDirector
1 5 (0.65%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.13%) MSI
General
1 191 (24.93%) Finance
2 67 (8.75%) Banking
3 40 (5.22%) Telecoms
4 33 (4.31%) Legal
5 26 (3.39%) Investment Banking
6 19 (2.48%) Retail
7 16 (2.09%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.57%) Games
9 8 (1.04%) Publishing
10 7 (0.91%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.65%) Law
12 3 (0.39%) Advertising
12 3 (0.39%) Military
13 2 (0.26%) Billing
13 2 (0.26%) Local Government
13 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.26%) Electronics
14 1 (0.13%) Front Office
14 1 (0.13%) Back Office
14 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 186 (24.28%) Consultant
2 180 (23.50%) Analyst
3 151 (19.71%) Security Analyst
4 143 (18.67%) Security Consultant
5 119 (15.54%) Architect
6 103 (13.45%) Security Architect
7 74 (9.66%) Security Manager
8 51 (6.66%) Security Engineer
9 46 (6.01%) Information Analyst
10 45 (5.87%) Information Security Analyst
11 34 (4.44%) Security Specialist
12 33 (4.31%) Project Manager
13 30 (3.92%) Network Consultant
14 29 (3.79%) IT Security Analyst
15 24 (3.13%) Information Manager
16 22 (2.87%) Information Security Manager
17 21 (2.74%) Information Security Consultant
18 20 (2.61%) Security Project Manager
18 20 (2.61%) Network Engineer
19 18 (2.35%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.13%) .NET
2 22 (2.87%) Rendezvous
3 18 (2.35%) SOAP
4 16 (2.09%) XML
5 15 (1.96%) Web Services
6 14 (1.83%) Middleware
6 14 (1.83%) HTML
6 14 (1.83%) SAML
7 13 (1.70%) OpenID
7 13 (1.70%) OAuth
7 13 (1.70%) JSP
8 8 (1.04%) WCF
9 4 (0.52%) SAP Basis
9 4 (0.52%) XACML
9 4 (0.52%) SPML
10 3 (0.39%) Regular Expression
11 2 (0.26%) SailPoint
11 2 (0.26%) REST
11 2 (0.26%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
11 2 (0.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 162 (21.15%) Management Information System
2 62 (8.09%) PKI
3 54 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (6.27%) Data Centre
5 32 (4.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 32 (4.18%) CESG
6 21 (2.74%) Data Protection Act
7 20 (2.61%) RMADS
7 20 (2.61%) CESG CLAS
7 20 (2.61%) Cryptography
8 17 (2.22%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.17%) Human Factors
9 9 (1.17%) SecurID
9 9 (1.17%) Smart Meter
10 8 (1.04%) SCADA
11 7 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.78%) Mobile Computing
12 6 (0.78%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.65%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.65%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 90 (11.75%) Windows
2 68 (8.88%) Linux
3 54 (7.05%) UNIX
4 11 (1.44%) Solaris
5 8 (1.04%) AIX
6 7 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.78%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (48.30%) Information Security
2 151 (19.71%) ITIL
3 147 (19.19%) Risk Management
4 118 (15.40%) Security Management
5 114 (14.88%) SIEM
6 101 (13.19%) Security Architecture
7 92 (12.01%) Penetration Testing
8 88 (11.49%) Cyber Security
9 74 (9.66%) Project Management
10 73 (9.53%) Vulnerability Management
11 70 (9.14%) Data Protection
12 68 (8.88%) Risk Assessment
12 68 (8.88%) TOGAF
13 58 (7.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 56 (7.31%) Stakeholder Management
15 52 (6.79%) Incident Management
16 51 (6.66%) Change Management
16 51 (6.66%) Kalman Filter
17 44 (5.74%) PRINCE2
18 37 (4.83%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 36 (4.70%) SQL
2 15 (1.96%) C
2 15 (1.96%) PowerShell
3 13 (1.70%) Shell Script
3 13 (1.70%) Java
4 11 (1.44%) VB
5 9 (1.17%) Python
5 9 (1.17%) C#
5 9 (1.17%) Perl
6 6 (0.78%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.65%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.39%) ABAP
8 3 (0.39%) VBScript
9 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.13%) C++
9 1 (0.13%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 321 (41.91%) CISM
2 156 (20.37%) Security Cleared
3 144 (18.80%) CISA
4 107 (13.97%) SC Cleared
5 103 (13.45%) Degree
6 78 (10.18%) Cisco Certification
7 65 (8.49%) CISMP
8 49 (6.40%) DV Cleared
9 47 (6.14%) CRISC
10 46 (6.01%) GIAC
11 44 (5.74%) CEH
12 43 (5.61%) CCNP
13 39 (5.09%) ISSAP
14 30 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
15 25 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
16 22 (2.87%) CCNA
17 21 (2.74%) MCSE
17 21 (2.74%) PMP
17 21 (2.74%) PMI Certification
18 19 (2.48%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 248 (32.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 125 (16.32%) PCI DSS
3 40 (5.22%) COBIT
4 25 (3.26%) QA
4 25 (3.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 20 (2.61%) SLA
6 13 (1.70%) JSP 440
7 10 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 7 (0.91%) COSO
9 5 (0.65%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.52%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.39%) GxP
11 3 (0.39%) BS7799
11 3 (0.39%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.13%) GPG13
System Software
1 59 (7.70%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.91%) XenApp
4 6 (0.78%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.39%) vSphere
6 2 (0.26%) NFS
6 2 (0.26%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.26%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.13%) Snort
7 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (1.96%) Nessus
2 12 (1.57%) SCCM
3 9 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (1.17%) TrustSec
4 6 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.65%) CORE IMPACT
5 5 (0.65%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 5 (0.65%) FortiGate
5 5 (0.65%) Tivoli
5 5 (0.65%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 4 (0.52%) Nmap
6 4 (0.52%) WebInspect
6 4 (0.52%) OpenView
6 4 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.13%) OPNET
8 1 (0.13%) Control-M
8 1 (0.13%) SCOM
8 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 137 (17.89%) Cisco
2 97 (12.66%) CheckPoint
3 75 (9.79%) Microsoft
4 53 (6.92%) Juniper
5 51 (6.66%) F5
6 45 (5.87%) VMware
7 44 (5.74%) McAfee
8 40 (5.22%) ArcSight
9 37 (4.83%) Tufin
10 31 (4.05%) Blue Coat
11 30 (3.92%) Citrix
12 26 (3.39%) Clearswift
13 25 (3.26%) Kaspersky
13 25 (3.26%) LogLogic
14 24 (3.13%) TippingPoint
15 23 (3.00%) SAP
16 22 (2.87%) Tradeweb
16 22 (2.87%) Radianz
16 22 (2.87%) TIBCO
16 22 (2.87%) Bloomberg
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