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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Rank 227 300 324
Rank change year-on-year
+73 +24
Contract jobs citing CISSP 531 352 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.03% 0.69% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.87% 3.42% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 201 172
Average daily rate £500 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £350 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £629 £617 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 £495 £500
% change year-on-year
-5.05% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 1
Average hourly rate £51.25 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.25 - £45.00

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
10904 10292 9385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.31% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6732 5960 5067
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 480 434
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CISSP within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

CISSP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +87 508 £500 - 211
London +54 192 £525 +5.00% 101
South East +11 118 £500 -4.76% 35
North West -4 50 £556 +12.37% 13
South West +17 47 £425 -19.04% 20
Surrey +1 42 £600 +24.67% 10
Berkshire -2 42 £528 -1.40% 15
Yorkshire +15 34 £420 +5.00% 12
East of England +22 29 £425 -14.35% 9
West Yorkshire +16 28 £420 +5.00% 10
Leeds +6 28 £420 +5.00% 10
City of London +35 24 £525 +5.00% 21
East Midlands +12 23 £550 -18.51% 10
Hampshire +24 22 £400 -27.27% 4
West Midlands -1 17 £470 +17.50% 10
Bedfordshire +22 16 £425 -31.31%
Scotland -9 16 £413 -7.82% 5
Nottinghamshire +4 15 £600 - 5
Nottingham +3 15 £600 - 5
Manchester -12 14 £550 +32.53% 8
Wiltshire +8 13 £463 -7.50% 8
Luton - 13 £425 -
Bristol +5 12 £388 +58.16% 4
Lancashire +2 12 £368 -24.22% 2
Buckinghamshire +23 11 £450 +28.57%
Basingstoke +12 11 £438 -20.45% 1
Swindon +4 10 £463 -7.50% 7
Cheshire -5 10 £690 +24.04%
Gloucestershire +6 9 £450 +16.12% 7
Essex +2 9 £348 - 1

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 577 (57.82%) Information Security
2 431 (43.19%) CISM
3 321 (32.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 250 (25.05%) Finance
5 218 (21.84%) Firewall
6 210 (21.04%) CISA
6 210 (21.04%) SIEM
7 206 (20.64%) PCI DSS
8 198 (19.84%) Risk Management
9 189 (18.94%) Security Architecture
10 182 (18.24%) Windows
11 176 (17.64%) Management Information System
12 170 (17.03%) Cybersecurity
13 155 (15.53%) Security Cleared
14 145 (14.53%) Security Operations
15 143 (14.33%) ITIL
16 135 (13.53%) Security Management
16 135 (13.53%) Network Security
17 133 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
18 128 (12.83%) Risk Assessment
19 125 (12.53%) Cisco
20 121 (12.12%) Degree
21 114 (11.42%) Microsoft
22 110 (11.02%) Unix
22 110 (11.02%) SC Cleared
23 109 (10.92%) Information Assurance
24 101 (10.12%) CLAS
25 98 (9.82%) TOGAF
26 92 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
27 87 (8.72%) Intrusion Detection

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 38 (3.81%) IIS
2 24 (2.40%) MS Exchange
3 23 (2.30%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.20%) Lync
5 10 (1.00%) WebSphere
6 8 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (0.70%) iPlanet
7 7 (0.70%) MQSeries
7 7 (0.70%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.30%) Apache
8 3 (0.30%) JBoss
8 3 (0.30%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.10%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.10%) Liferay
10 1 (0.10%) Mule
Applications
1 38 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.00%) MS Office
3 11 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.80%) MS Project
6 3 (0.30%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 7 (0.70%) BusinessWare
1 7 (0.70%) SAP R/3
2 3 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.10%) Maximo
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.10%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 40 (4.01%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (3.31%) SaaS
3 32 (3.21%) PaaS
4 31 (3.11%) IaaS
5 20 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.20%) Google Drive
7 2 (0.20%) Office 365
8 1 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 218 (21.84%) Firewall
2 135 (13.53%) Network Security
3 87 (8.72%) Intrusion Detection
4 61 (6.11%) VPN
5 53 (5.31%) TCP/IP
6 42 (4.21%) LAN
6 42 (4.21%) WAN
7 40 (4.01%) Internet
8 26 (2.61%) Cisco Nexus
9 24 (2.40%) Wireless
10 22 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (2.20%) DNS
11 21 (2.10%) OSPF
12 20 (2.00%) SSH
13 19 (1.90%) SSL
14 18 (1.80%) BGP
14 18 (1.80%) Cisco IOS
14 18 (1.80%) NX-OS
15 16 (1.60%) HSRP
15 16 (1.60%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.20%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.20%) Big Data
2 12 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (0.80%) DB2
4 7 (0.70%) DB2 UDB
5 3 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.20%) MySQL
6 2 (0.20%) QlikView
7 1 (0.10%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.10%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.10%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.10%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.10%) Informix
7 1 (0.10%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.10%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.10%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.10%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.10%) Redis
7 1 (0.10%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (0.60%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.30%) Burp Suite
2 3 (0.30%) sqlmap
3 1 (0.10%) AppScan
3 1 (0.10%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.10%) Hudson
3 1 (0.10%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.10%) JIRA
3 1 (0.10%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.10%) Subversion
General
1 250 (25.05%) Finance
2 85 (8.52%) Banking
3 64 (6.41%) Legal
4 34 (3.41%) Telecoms
5 29 (2.91%) Retail
6 18 (1.80%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.30%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.00%) Games
9 9 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (0.90%) Spanish Language
10 6 (0.60%) Publishing
11 5 (0.50%) Advertising
11 5 (0.50%) Automotive
11 5 (0.50%) Local Government
11 5 (0.50%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.30%) Law
13 2 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.20%) Military
14 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.10%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 249 (24.95%) Consultant
2 208 (20.84%) Security Consultant
3 205 (20.54%) Analyst
4 187 (18.74%) Architect
5 173 (17.33%) Security Architect
6 147 (14.73%) Security Analyst
7 86 (8.62%) Security Manager
8 66 (6.61%) Information Security Consultant
9 62 (6.21%) Security Specialist
10 60 (6.01%) Information Analyst
11 57 (5.71%) Information Security Analyst
11 57 (5.71%) Security Engineer
12 38 (3.81%) CISSP Consultant
13 36 (3.61%) Information Security Manager
14 34 (3.41%) Information Manager
14 34 (3.41%) IT Consultant
14 34 (3.41%) IT Security Consultant
14 34 (3.41%) Senior Analyst
15 30 (3.01%) CISSP Architect
16 29 (2.91%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.41%) Middleware
2 24 (2.40%) Web Services
3 7 (0.70%) MSMQ
3 7 (0.70%) SailPoint
4 3 (0.30%) 802.1X
4 3 (0.30%) D3.js
4 3 (0.30%) SAML
5 1 (0.10%) .NET
5 1 (0.10%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.10%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.10%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.10%) COM
5 1 (0.10%) Java EE
5 1 (0.10%) OAuth
5 1 (0.10%) OpenID
5 1 (0.10%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.10%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.10%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 176 (17.64%) Management Information System
2 86 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (8.52%) Data Centre
4 83 (8.32%) CESG
5 40 (4.01%) Security Operations Centre
6 38 (3.81%) CESG CLAS
7 37 (3.71%) Cryptography
8 36 (3.61%) Cyberthreat
9 34 (3.41%) PKI
10 25 (2.51%) Computer Science
11 24 (2.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 17 (1.70%) Taxonomies
13 16 (1.60%) Data Protection Act
14 14 (1.40%) Driving Licence
14 14 (1.40%) Private Cloud
15 13 (1.30%) AS400
16 12 (1.20%) FMCG
17 9 (0.90%) Public Cloud
17 9 (0.90%) SCADA
18 8 (0.80%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 182 (18.24%) Windows
2 110 (11.02%) Unix
3 79 (7.92%) Linux
4 32 (3.21%) AIX
5 27 (2.71%) Solaris
6 26 (2.61%) Windows Server
7 14 (1.40%) VMS
8 9 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.70%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.70%) zOS
10 6 (0.60%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.40%) Android
13 3 (0.30%) Kali Linux
13 3 (0.30%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.30%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 577 (57.82%) Information Security
2 210 (21.04%) SIEM
3 198 (19.84%) Risk Management
4 189 (18.94%) Security Architecture
5 170 (17.03%) Cybersecurity
6 145 (14.53%) Security Operations
7 143 (14.33%) ITIL
8 135 (13.53%) Security Management
9 128 (12.83%) Risk Assessment
10 109 (10.92%) Information Assurance
11 98 (9.82%) TOGAF
12 92 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
13 83 (8.32%) Project Management
14 80 (8.02%) Penetration Testing
15 69 (6.91%) Vulnerability Management
16 64 (6.41%) Data Protection
16 64 (6.41%) Incident Management
17 59 (5.91%) SABSA
18 53 (5.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 47 (4.71%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (3.21%) C
1 32 (3.21%) SQL
2 10 (1.00%) Python
3 8 (0.80%) Perl
4 7 (0.70%) Java
5 4 (0.40%) C#
5 4 (0.40%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.30%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.20%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.20%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.20%) VB
8 1 (0.10%) PHP
8 1 (0.10%) Ruby
8 1 (0.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 431 (43.19%) CISM
2 210 (21.04%) CISA
3 155 (15.53%) Security Cleared
4 133 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
5 121 (12.12%) Degree
6 110 (11.02%) SC Cleared
7 101 (10.12%) CLAS
8 77 (7.72%) CEH
9 72 (7.21%) CCNA
10 71 (7.11%) CESG Certified Professional
11 69 (6.91%) GIAC
12 61 (6.11%) DV Cleared
13 54 (5.41%) CISMP
14 53 (5.31%) SANS
15 46 (4.61%) CCNP
16 44 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
17 41 (4.11%) CRISC
18 39 (3.91%) CCIE
19 36 (3.61%) CCSA
20 34 (3.41%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 321 (32.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 206 (20.64%) PCI DSS
3 75 (7.52%) COBIT
4 64 (6.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 46 (4.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 29 (2.91%) ISO27002
7 27 (2.71%) RMADS
8 21 (2.10%) COSO
9 19 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
10 16 (1.60%) JSP 440
11 15 (1.50%) QA
12 12 (1.20%) ISO 9001
13 11 (1.10%) ISO27005
14 9 (0.90%) GPG13
14 9 (0.90%) SLA
15 8 (0.80%) ISAE 3402
16 7 (0.70%) ISO 9000
17 6 (0.60%) HIPAA
18 5 (0.50%) ISO22301
18 5 (0.50%) SAS 70
System Software
1 54 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.30%) Snort
4 7 (0.70%) ClearTrust
5 5 (0.50%) ProxySG
5 5 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.30%) Sendmail
7 2 (0.20%) Firmware
7 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.20%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.20%) XenApp
7 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.10%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 25 (2.51%) QRadar
2 20 (2.00%) RSA Security Analytics
3 13 (1.30%) Nessus
3 13 (1.30%) RSA enVision
4 10 (1.00%) Proventia
5 8 (0.80%) CA Single Sign-On
6 7 (0.70%) EnCase
6 7 (0.70%) Nmap
7 6 (0.60%) Puppet
8 5 (0.50%) Nagios
8 5 (0.50%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 4 (0.40%) Endace
9 4 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.30%) Ettercap
10 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (0.20%) Cacti
11 2 (0.20%) Opsview
11 2 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 2 (0.20%) SmoothWall
11 2 (0.20%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 125 (12.53%) Cisco
2 114 (11.42%) Microsoft
3 74 (7.41%) CheckPoint
4 71 (7.11%) Oracle
5 51 (5.11%) McAfee
6 48 (4.81%) Juniper
7 47 (4.71%) ArcSight
8 43 (4.31%) F5
9 39 (3.91%) Splunk
10 37 (3.71%) Qualys
11 36 (3.61%) IBM
11 36 (3.61%) Symantec
12 34 (3.41%) Sourcefire
13 33 (3.31%) Blue Coat
14 32 (3.21%) VMware
15 26 (2.61%) Citrix
16 24 (2.40%) Cyber-Ark
17 23 (2.30%) Palo Alto
18 17 (1.70%) HP
18 17 (1.70%) NetWitness
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UK
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Berkshire
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge Assessment
Rate: Competitive + Company Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £600.00 per day
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Gatwick
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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North London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £320 to £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
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ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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London
Yoh
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London
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London
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City, London
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London
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Reed Technology
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London
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London
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Swindon
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
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London
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Manchester
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