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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 271 276 329
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +53
Contract jobs citing CISSP 435 382 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.70% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.03% 3.66% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 263 146
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£475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £440 £478
% change year-on-year
+7.95% -7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £51.17 £39.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.17 £39.75 -
% change year-on-year
+28.72% -

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
10790 10444 9068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.91% 19.09% 17.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6453 5896 4880
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 460 500
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -13.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £44.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+27.33% -10.71%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +2 401 £475 +5.55% 217
London +13 178 £475 -5.00% 67
South East +4 96 £450 +5.88% 49
City of London -12 39 £475 -2.56% 17
East of England +21 34 £450 +24.13% 12
South West +7 30 £425 -1.73% 23
Hampshire +6 25 £475 +8.57% 12
Buckinghamshire +20 24 £460 +2.22% 4
Milton Keynes +15 19 £455 +1.11% 2
North West -44 19 £855 +74.04% 22
Surrey +18 17 £531 +18.05% 1
East Midlands +2 16 £450 - 10
West Midlands +10 14 £488 +8.33% 17
Nottingham +2 14 £409 -
Nottinghamshire -1 14 £409 -
Aldershot - 14 £500 - 6
Birmingham +8 10 £538 +19.44% 6
Wales +3 10 £588 +30.55% 1
Newport +12 9 £575 -
South Wales +5 9 £575 +27.77%
Gloucestershire 0 9 £425 -0.58% 5
Devon -3 9 £393 +10.56% 3
Hertfordshire -7 9 £370 -45.13% 4
Exeter -1 8 £371 +0.33%
Essex -6 8 £381 +27.08% 2
West Yorkshire -15 8 £375 -21.05% 9
Yorkshire -24 8 £375 -21.05% 13
Merseyside - 8 £855 -
Oxfordshire - 8 £330 - 5
Bedfordshire +11 7 £525 - 2

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 394 (48.40%) Information Security
2 375 (46.07%) CISM
3 298 (36.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 224 (27.52%) Firewall
5 210 (25.80%) Finance
6 177 (21.74%) CISA
7 145 (17.81%) Risk Management
8 140 (17.20%) Management Information System
9 139 (17.08%) ITIL
10 134 (16.46%) Security Architecture
10 134 (16.46%) SIEM
11 133 (16.34%) Security Management
12 124 (15.23%) Security Cleared
13 115 (14.13%) Cisco
14 110 (13.51%) PCI DSS
15 105 (12.90%) Cyber Security
16 100 (12.29%) Network Security
17 97 (11.92%) Windows
18 95 (11.67%) Penetration Testing
19 89 (10.93%) Degree
20 88 (10.81%) SC Cleared
21 87 (10.69%) Banking
22 81 (9.95%) Cisco Certification
23 79 (9.71%) Data Protection
24 77 (9.46%) Risk Assessment
25 76 (9.34%) Project Management
25 76 (9.34%) CheckPoint
26 73 (8.97%) PKI
27 69 (8.48%) Vulnerability Management
28 66 (8.11%) Linux

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 34 (4.18%) IIS
2 21 (2.58%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.23%) Apache
4 7 (0.86%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.37%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.12%) Lync
8 1 (0.12%) MQSeries
Applications
1 35 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 34 (4.18%) MS Office
3 13 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (1.97%) RMDS
2 4 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.37%) Summit
4 2 (0.25%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.46%) PaaS
2 18 (2.21%) SaaS
3 16 (1.97%) IaaS
4 9 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.25%) Office 365
8 1 (0.12%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 224 (27.52%) Firewall
2 100 (12.29%) Network Security
3 57 (7.00%) TCP/IP
4 50 (6.14%) Intrusion Detection
5 42 (5.16%) VPN
6 41 (5.04%) Cisco ASA
7 40 (4.91%) DNS
8 38 (4.67%) WAN
9 37 (4.55%) SSL
10 28 (3.44%) Internet
11 27 (3.32%) LDAP
12 24 (2.95%) Wireless
13 23 (2.83%) DHCP
14 21 (2.58%) LAN
15 20 (2.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 19 (2.33%) Wireshark
17 18 (2.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 16 (1.97%) Multicast
19 13 (1.60%) Cisco IOS
20 10 (1.23%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.56%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.58%) Big Data
3 11 (1.35%) DB2 UDB
3 11 (1.35%) DB2
4 10 (1.23%) MySQL
5 6 (0.74%) QlikView
6 4 (0.49%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.25%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (0.61%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.37%) TestDirector
2 3 (0.37%) Metasploit
General
1 210 (25.80%) Finance
2 87 (10.69%) Banking
3 39 (4.79%) Investment Banking
4 37 (4.55%) Legal
5 24 (2.95%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.33%) Financial Institution
7 15 (1.84%) Retail
8 14 (1.72%) Publishing
9 6 (0.74%) Games
9 6 (0.74%) Law
9 6 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.37%) Advertising
10 3 (0.37%) Military
11 2 (0.25%) Billing
11 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.25%) Front Office
11 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.12%) Back Office
12 1 (0.12%) Automotive
12 1 (0.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 205 (25.18%) Analyst
2 197 (24.20%) Consultant
3 160 (19.66%) Security Analyst
4 159 (19.53%) Security Consultant
5 133 (16.34%) Architect
6 122 (14.99%) Security Architect
7 89 (10.93%) Security Manager
8 54 (6.63%) Information Analyst
9 53 (6.51%) Information Security Analyst
10 47 (5.77%) Security Engineer
11 35 (4.30%) Security Specialist
11 35 (4.30%) Information Security Consultant
12 27 (3.32%) Risk Analyst
13 26 (3.19%) Project Manager
14 25 (3.07%) Information Manager
14 25 (3.07%) Security Officer
15 24 (2.95%) Information Security Manager
16 22 (2.70%) Network Consultant
16 22 (2.70%) Information Specialist
17 21 (2.58%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.95%) .NET
2 20 (2.46%) SOAP
3 18 (2.21%) XML
3 18 (2.21%) Middleware
3 18 (2.21%) HTML
4 16 (1.97%) Rendezvous
4 16 (1.97%) Web Services
5 11 (1.35%) JSP
6 8 (0.98%) SAML
6 8 (0.98%) WCF
7 7 (0.86%) OAuth
7 7 (0.86%) OpenID
8 6 (0.74%) SPML
9 5 (0.61%) REST
10 4 (0.49%) XACML
10 4 (0.49%) SAP Basis
10 4 (0.49%) Servlets
10 4 (0.49%) J2EE
10 4 (0.49%) SailPoint
11 3 (0.37%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 140 (17.20%) Management Information System
2 73 (8.97%) PKI
3 59 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (6.88%) Data Centre
5 50 (6.14%) CESG
6 31 (3.81%) RMADS
7 27 (3.32%) Data Protection Act
8 26 (3.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 24 (2.95%) CESG CLAS
10 23 (2.83%) Computer Science
11 15 (1.84%) Cryptography
12 8 (0.98%) Fixed Income
12 8 (0.98%) Smart Meter
13 7 (0.86%) Mainframe
13 7 (0.86%) IBM Mainframe
14 6 (0.74%) SCADA
14 6 (0.74%) AS400
15 5 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 5 (0.61%) NHS
15 5 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 97 (11.92%) Windows
2 66 (8.11%) Linux
3 45 (5.53%) UNIX
4 12 (1.47%) Solaris
5 11 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.23%) AIX
7 7 (0.86%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (48.40%) Information Security
2 145 (17.81%) Risk Management
3 139 (17.08%) ITIL
4 134 (16.46%) Security Architecture
4 134 (16.46%) SIEM
5 133 (16.34%) Security Management
6 105 (12.90%) Cyber Security
7 95 (11.67%) Penetration Testing
8 79 (9.71%) Data Protection
9 77 (9.46%) Risk Assessment
10 76 (9.34%) Project Management
11 69 (8.48%) Vulnerability Management
12 57 (7.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 56 (6.88%) TOGAF
14 52 (6.39%) Kalman Filter
15 50 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
16 49 (6.02%) PRINCE2
17 48 (5.90%) Information Security Management
18 47 (5.77%) Incident Management
19 43 (5.28%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 49 (6.02%) SQL
2 20 (2.46%) C
3 18 (2.21%) PowerShell
4 15 (1.84%) Java
5 11 (1.35%) VB
5 11 (1.35%) Shell Script
6 10 (1.23%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.11%) C#
8 5 (0.61%) VB.NET
9 4 (0.49%) Perl
9 4 (0.49%) Python
10 3 (0.37%) VBScript
10 3 (0.37%) ABAP
11 2 (0.25%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.25%) BeanShell
12 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.12%) C++
Qualifications
1 375 (46.07%) CISM
2 177 (21.74%) CISA
3 124 (15.23%) Security Cleared
4 89 (10.93%) Degree
5 88 (10.81%) SC Cleared
6 81 (9.95%) Cisco Certification
7 57 (7.00%) CISMP
8 54 (6.63%) CRISC
9 46 (5.65%) CCNP
10 40 (4.91%) GIAC
11 38 (4.67%) DV Cleared
12 37 (4.55%) CEH
12 37 (4.55%) CCNA
13 31 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
14 26 (3.19%) MCSE
15 23 (2.83%) ISSAP
16 22 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
17 21 (2.58%) CCSP
18 19 (2.33%) CCSA
19 17 (2.09%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 298 (36.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 110 (13.51%) PCI DSS
3 47 (5.77%) COBIT
4 31 (3.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 20 (2.46%) QA
6 16 (1.97%) SLA
7 10 (1.23%) JSP 440
7 10 (1.23%) HIPAA
8 5 (0.61%) COSO
8 5 (0.61%) GPG13
9 4 (0.49%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.37%) GxP
10 3 (0.37%) BS7799
10 3 (0.37%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 50 (6.14%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.98%) ProxySG
4 3 (0.37%) Snort
4 3 (0.37%) XenApp
4 3 (0.37%) vSphere
5 2 (0.25%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.25%) NFS
5 2 (0.25%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 17 (2.09%) McAfee ePO
2 10 (1.23%) Nessus
3 5 (0.61%) CA Single Sign-On
3 5 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (0.49%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 4 (0.49%) FortiGate
4 4 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.49%) OpenView
4 4 (0.49%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.49%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 3 (0.37%) CORE IMPACT
5 3 (0.37%) SCCM
6 2 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.25%) Nmap
6 2 (0.25%) WebInspect
6 2 (0.25%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.12%) OPNET
7 1 (0.12%) Control-M
7 1 (0.12%) SCOM
7 1 (0.12%) logstash
Vendors
1 115 (14.13%) Cisco
2 76 (9.34%) CheckPoint
3 62 (7.62%) Microsoft
4 59 (7.25%) McAfee
5 48 (5.90%) ArcSight
6 47 (5.77%) VMware
7 42 (5.16%) Juniper
8 38 (4.67%) F5
9 28 (3.44%) Blue Coat
10 27 (3.32%) Tufin
10 27 (3.32%) Symantec
11 25 (3.07%) Sourcefire
11 25 (3.07%) Kaspersky
12 24 (2.95%) TippingPoint
12 24 (2.95%) IBM
13 23 (2.83%) Citrix
13 23 (2.83%) Clearswift
14 21 (2.58%) SAP
14 21 (2.58%) LogLogic
15 20 (2.46%) Oracle
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London
Harris Global
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Newcastle upon Tyne
Real Staffing
Rate: £475 - £535 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £600 to £680 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £635 to £685 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £515 per day
Posted: 6 days ago