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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
UK
Rank 272 218 306
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +88
Contract jobs citing CISSP 354 558 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.79% 1.08% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.82% 5.06% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 368 205
Median daily rate £500 £478 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.71% +0.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £485
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -7.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 0
Median hourly rate £62.62 £51.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.19% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.62 £51.25 -
% change year-on-year
+22.19% -

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
9267 11022 10562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.80% 21.26% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5970 6816 6054
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £555 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 454 504
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.19 £12.09 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.40 £48.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -54 327 £500 - 149
London -35 152 £505 -3.80% 74
South East -32 63 £475 -5.00% 19
North West +37 49 £550 +46.66% 15
Manchester +38 40 £550 +7.84% 13
South West -16 23 £450 +5.88% 11
Hampshire +10 18 £450 +24.13% 5
Buckinghamshire +8 17 £525 +16.66% 2
East of England -6 17 £400 -5.88% 5
Salford - 16 £550 - 1
Scotland +26 15 £513 +28.12% 5
Milton Keynes +9 15 £525 +10.52% 2
City of London -8 14 £519 +3.75% 18
Edinburgh +27 11 £531 +25.00% 5
Wiltshire -1 11 £413 -17.50%
Oxfordshire +2 9 £300 -33.33% 2
Berkshire -17 9 £463 -7.50% 6
Yorkshire +3 8 £500 +19.04% 8
West Midlands -1 7 £538 +16.84% 13
Essex -4 7 £400 +14.94%
Wales +13 6 £356 -30.48% 1
Swindon -1 6 £413 -17.50%
Gloucestershire -2 6 £475 +5.55% 4
South Wales - 6 £356 -
Cardiff - 6 £356 -
Reading +7 5 £425 -
Surrey -24 5 £468 -6.50% 2
Chelmsford - 5 £400 -
Ipswich - 5 £506 -
Suffolk - 5 £506 -

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 464 (54.33%) Information Security
2 349 (40.87%) CISM
3 260 (30.44%) Cybersecurity
4 245 (28.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 226 (26.46%) Firewall
6 205 (24.00%) CISA
7 202 (23.65%) Finance
8 171 (20.02%) Security Cleared
9 169 (19.79%) Risk Management
10 153 (17.92%) Windows
10 153 (17.92%) PCI DSS
11 150 (17.56%) Management Information System
12 146 (17.10%) ITIL
13 143 (16.74%) Linux
14 132 (15.46%) Degree
14 132 (15.46%) SC Cleared
15 129 (15.11%) SANS
16 119 (13.93%) Unix
17 118 (13.82%) Security Architecture
18 115 (13.47%) Security Operations
19 114 (13.35%) SIEM
20 97 (11.36%) Penetration Testing
20 97 (11.36%) TCP/IP
21 96 (11.24%) Splunk
22 95 (11.12%) Vulnerability Management
22 95 (11.12%) Network Security
23 89 (10.42%) CEH
23 89 (10.42%) Information Assurance
24 87 (10.19%) Cisco
25 84 (9.84%) Microsoft

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 14 (1.64%) IIS
1 14 (1.64%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.17%) JBoss
3 9 (1.05%) WebSphere
4 7 (0.82%) Apache
4 7 (0.82%) MS Exchange
4 7 (0.82%) Tomcat
5 6 (0.70%) Confluence
6 4 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.47%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.35%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.35%) Jetty
7 3 (0.35%) Mongrel
7 3 (0.35%) nginx
8 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.12%) SAS
Applications
1 30 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.87%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.82%) MS Office
3 7 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.47%) MS Project
5 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.23%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 61 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (3.40%) SaaS
4 10 (1.17%) Office 365
5 8 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.94%) IaaS
5 8 (0.94%) Mimecast
6 6 (0.70%) PaaS
7 4 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.47%) Yammer
8 3 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.35%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.12%) GitHub
9 1 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 226 (26.46%) Firewall
2 97 (11.36%) TCP/IP
3 95 (11.12%) Network Security
4 82 (9.60%) VPN
5 81 (9.48%) WAN
6 80 (9.37%) LAN
7 52 (6.09%) VoIP
8 47 (5.50%) Intrusion Detection
9 44 (5.15%) Wireless
10 42 (4.92%) Internet
11 31 (3.63%) SSL
12 27 (3.16%) IPsec
13 26 (3.04%) DNS
14 21 (2.46%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (2.22%) SSH
16 18 (2.11%) LDAP
17 17 (1.99%) HTTP
18 15 (1.76%) MPLS
18 15 (1.76%) OSPF
18 15 (1.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (3.04%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.11%) Redis
3 15 (1.76%) NonStop SQL
4 14 (1.64%) Big Data
5 5 (0.59%) Apache Hive
5 5 (0.59%) Hadoop
5 5 (0.59%) Star Schema
6 4 (0.47%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.35%) DB2
8 2 (0.23%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.23%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.23%) GIS
8 2 (0.23%) MySQL
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (1.52%) JIRA
2 11 (1.29%) Metasploit
3 5 (0.59%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.47%) AppScan
4 4 (0.47%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.35%) Travis CI
6 2 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.12%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.12%) GDB
7 1 (0.12%) MSI
7 1 (0.12%) WinDbg
General
1 202 (23.65%) Finance
2 63 (7.38%) Banking
3 47 (5.50%) Retail
4 45 (5.27%) Telecoms
5 40 (4.68%) Legal
6 11 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.17%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.82%) Advertising
10 5 (0.59%) French Language
10 5 (0.59%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.47%) Back Office
12 3 (0.35%) Electronics
12 3 (0.35%) Law
12 3 (0.35%) Marketing
12 3 (0.35%) Military
13 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.23%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.12%) Automotive
14 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 208 (24.36%) Analyst
2 172 (20.14%) Security Analyst
3 162 (18.97%) Consultant
4 130 (15.22%) Security Consultant
5 126 (14.75%) Architect
6 111 (13.00%) Security Architect
7 81 (9.48%) Security Manager
8 57 (6.67%) Information Analyst
9 56 (6.56%) Information Security Analyst
10 46 (5.39%) Security Engineer
11 42 (4.92%) Information Security Consultant
12 39 (4.57%) IT Analyst
13 38 (4.45%) Security Specialist
14 37 (4.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
14 37 (4.33%) IT Security Analyst
15 31 (3.63%) Business Analyst
16 29 (3.40%) Information Manager
16 29 (3.40%) Information Security Manager
17 27 (3.16%) IT Manager
18 26 (3.04%) CISSP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (5.15%) Elastic Stack
2 35 (4.10%) Web Services
3 18 (2.11%) RESTful
4 14 (1.64%) Middleware
5 9 (1.05%) .NET
6 8 (0.94%) 802.1X
6 8 (0.94%) SAML
7 6 (0.70%) COM
8 5 (0.59%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.35%) J2EE
9 3 (0.35%) Servlets
10 2 (0.23%) SailPoint
11 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.12%) CGI
11 1 (0.12%) jQuery
11 1 (0.12%) OAuth
11 1 (0.12%) OAuth2
11 1 (0.12%) OpenID
11 1 (0.12%) SOAP
11 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 150 (17.56%) Management Information System
2 84 (9.84%) CESG
3 68 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (5.85%) Data Centre
4 50 (5.85%) Security Operations Centre
5 42 (4.92%) Computer Science
6 28 (3.28%) Cyber Attack
6 28 (3.28%) PKI
7 27 (3.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 23 (2.69%) Cyberthreat
9 22 (2.58%) CESG CLAS
10 17 (1.99%) Cyber Defence
10 17 (1.99%) Data Protection Act
11 15 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.29%) Fixed Income
12 11 (1.29%) Public Cloud
12 11 (1.29%) SWIFT
13 9 (1.05%) Driving Licence
13 9 (1.05%) Equities
13 9 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 153 (17.92%) Windows
2 143 (16.74%) Linux
3 119 (13.93%) Unix
4 11 (1.29%) Windows Server
4 11 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (0.94%) Mac OS X
6 8 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.82%) Windows Vista
8 6 (0.70%) Solaris
9 4 (0.47%) AIX
9 4 (0.47%) Kali Linux
10 3 (0.35%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.23%) SUSE
12 1 (0.12%) Android
12 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.12%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.12%) VMS
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 464 (54.33%) Information Security
2 260 (30.44%) Cybersecurity
3 169 (19.79%) Risk Management
4 146 (17.10%) ITIL
5 118 (13.82%) Security Architecture
6 115 (13.47%) Security Operations
7 114 (13.35%) SIEM
8 97 (11.36%) Penetration Testing
9 95 (11.12%) Vulnerability Management
10 89 (10.42%) Information Assurance
11 81 (9.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 75 (8.78%) TOGAF
13 71 (8.31%) Security Management
14 69 (8.08%) Risk Assessment
15 68 (7.96%) Patch Management
16 66 (7.73%) Agile Software Development
16 66 (7.73%) Stakeholder Management
17 65 (7.61%) Project Management
18 64 (7.49%) Data Protection
19 57 (6.67%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (7.26%) Python
2 41 (4.80%) SQL
3 40 (4.68%) Java
4 24 (2.81%) Perl
5 14 (1.64%) PowerShell
6 10 (1.17%) C#
7 5 (0.59%) Bash Shell
7 5 (0.59%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.47%) C++
8 4 (0.47%) Ruby
8 4 (0.47%) VB
9 3 (0.35%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.35%) PHP
9 3 (0.35%) VBA
10 2 (0.23%) C
11 1 (0.12%) Scala
Qualifications
1 349 (40.87%) CISM
2 205 (24.00%) CISA
3 171 (20.02%) Security Cleared
4 132 (15.46%) Degree
4 132 (15.46%) SC Cleared
5 129 (15.11%) SANS
6 89 (10.42%) CEH
7 79 (9.25%) GIAC
8 71 (8.31%) SSCP
9 62 (7.26%) Cisco Certification
10 59 (6.91%) CESG Certified Professional
11 58 (6.79%) CLAS
12 45 (5.27%) CRISC
13 41 (4.80%) CISMP
13 41 (4.80%) DV Cleared
14 40 (4.68%) CREST Certified
15 27 (3.16%) ISEB
15 27 (3.16%) PCI QSA
16 26 (3.04%) GCIH
17 25 (2.93%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (28.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 153 (17.92%) PCI DSS
3 64 (7.49%) COBIT
4 47 (5.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 38 (4.45%) ISO27002
6 28 (3.28%) RMADS
7 26 (3.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 21 (2.46%) QA
9 18 (2.11%) GDPR
10 14 (1.64%) HIPAA
11 13 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
12 6 (0.70%) ISO22301
13 4 (0.47%) SLA
14 3 (0.35%) GPG13
14 3 (0.35%) JSP 440
15 2 (0.23%) COSO
15 2 (0.23%) FedRAMP
15 2 (0.23%) ISAE 3402
15 2 (0.23%) PA-DSS
15 2 (0.23%) SAS 70
System Software
1 46 (5.39%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.05%) BitLocker
4 6 (0.70%) Snort
5 5 (0.59%) Sendmail
6 3 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.35%) Xen
7 2 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.23%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.23%) vSphere
8 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 64 (7.49%) QRadar
2 38 (4.45%) Nessus
3 21 (2.46%) Nmap
4 18 (2.11%) Kibana
5 17 (1.99%) logstash
6 13 (1.52%) EnCase
7 12 (1.41%) Nexpose
7 12 (1.41%) Puppet
8 11 (1.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 11 (1.29%) RSA enVision
9 7 (0.82%) ArcSight ESM
9 7 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (0.82%) Nagios
10 5 (0.59%) CSIRT
11 4 (0.47%) WSUS
12 3 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.35%) Red Hat Satellite
12 3 (0.35%) SCCM
12 3 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 96 (11.24%) Splunk
2 87 (10.19%) Cisco
3 84 (9.84%) Microsoft
4 52 (6.09%) Apple
5 49 (5.74%) LogRhythm
6 48 (5.62%) IBM
7 41 (4.80%) CheckPoint
8 30 (3.51%) Oracle
9 29 (3.40%) ArcSight
10 27 (3.16%) Intel Security
11 26 (3.04%) Juniper
12 22 (2.58%) Palo Alto
12 22 (2.58%) Qualys
12 22 (2.58%) VMware
13 17 (1.99%) F5
14 16 (1.87%) SAP
15 14 (1.64%) Citrix
15 14 (1.64%) Fortinet
16 13 (1.52%) CyberArk
16 13 (1.52%) Red Hat
London
Marks Sattin
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Cornwall
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Zimbani
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 26 days ago