The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 311 349 322
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -27
Contract jobs citing CISSP 320 200 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.42% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.92% 2.31% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 95 178
Average daily rate £475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £405 £450
% change year-on-year
+23.45% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £50.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -16.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £36.38
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +16.83%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10976 8669 10495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.50% 18.17% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6208 4593 5416
Average daily rate £375 £363 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 472 579
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +4 297 £475 +5.55% 88
London +31 156 £452 -9.70% 37
South East +4 66 £500 +17.64% 24
City of London +8 36 £475 -4.52% 12
North West -4 32 £510 +70.00% 4
Berkshire +1 28 £500 +5.26% 7
Hampshire +5 14 £525 +31.25% 7
South West -13 12 £480 +12.94% 8
Yorkshire -13 11 £513 +2.50% 6
Reading -8 10 £650 +18.18% 4
Manchester -10 10 £375 -6.25% 3
West Yorkshire -12 10 £525 - 4
Surrey -4 9 £528 +10.58% 3
Scotland -7 7 £500 +53.84% 1
West Midlands -11 7 £450 - 2
Cheshire -17 6 £510 +132.34% 1
Bristol - 6 £520 - 4
Halifax - 5 £588 -
Warrington - 5 £510 - 1
Glasgow +12 4 £415 +115.58%
East of England -26 4 £325 -27.77% 3
Newbury - 4 £500 -
Gloucestershire +5 3 £473 +11.17% 3
East Midlands - 3 £425 - 2
Farnborough - 3 - - 1
Basingstoke - 3 £525 - 1
Bracknell - 3 - - 1
Crawley +7 2 £500 -
West Sussex 0 2 £500 -
Leeds -17 2 £350 - 4

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 330 (57.39%) Information Security
2 285 (49.57%) CISM
3 176 (30.61%) CISA
4 146 (25.39%) Finance
5 139 (24.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 133 (23.13%) Windows
7 118 (20.52%) Risk Management
7 118 (20.52%) Management Information System
8 111 (19.30%) Banking
9 104 (18.09%) Firewall
10 101 (17.57%) Security Architecture
11 99 (17.22%) ITIL
12 97 (16.87%) Microsoft
13 93 (16.17%) UNIX
14 87 (15.13%) Security Management
15 75 (13.04%) Active Directory
15 75 (13.04%) Network Security
16 68 (11.83%) Risk Assessment
17 66 (11.48%) Security Cleared
17 66 (11.48%) Degree
18 63 (10.96%) TOGAF
19 61 (10.61%) CheckPoint
20 58 (10.09%) Cisco
21 54 (9.39%) PCI DSS
22 53 (9.22%) GIAC
23 52 (9.04%) CESG
24 51 (8.87%) SIEM
24 51 (8.87%) Cisco Certification
25 50 (8.70%) Information Security Management
26 47 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 24 (4.17%) IIS
2 16 (2.78%) Apache
3 15 (2.61%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.39%) CMS
4 8 (1.39%) SAP Web AS
5 7 (1.22%) Joomla!
6 4 (0.70%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.35%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.35%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 30 (5.22%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (2.26%) MS Visio
4 12 (2.09%) MS Office
5 3 (0.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) assyst
1 2 (0.35%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.17%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.17%) Summit
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 104 (18.09%) Firewall
2 75 (13.04%) Network Security
3 46 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 23 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
5 22 (3.83%) VPN
6 17 (2.96%) LDAP
6 17 (2.96%) Internet
7 15 (2.61%) LAN
7 15 (2.61%) SNMP
8 14 (2.43%) OSPF
9 13 (2.26%) WAN
10 12 (2.09%) MPLS
10 12 (2.09%) SSL
11 11 (1.91%) Cisco PIX
11 11 (1.91%) DNS
11 11 (1.91%) IPsec
12 10 (1.74%) BGP
12 10 (1.74%) VoIP
12 10 (1.74%) Intranet
12 10 (1.74%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.22%) DB2
3 3 (0.52%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.17%) Big Data
4 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.17%) FindBugs
1 1 (0.17%) Firebug
1 1 (0.17%) Fiddler
1 1 (0.17%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
General
1 146 (25.39%) Finance
2 111 (19.30%) Banking
3 28 (4.87%) Legal
4 27 (4.70%) Financial Institution
5 26 (4.52%) Telecoms
6 20 (3.48%) Investment Banking
7 18 (3.13%) Retail
8 9 (1.57%) Marketing
9 8 (1.39%) German Language
10 7 (1.22%) Law
11 6 (1.04%) Advertising
12 4 (0.70%) Publishing
12 4 (0.70%) French Language
13 3 (0.52%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.52%) Games
14 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.35%) Military
14 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.35%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 131 (22.78%) Analyst
2 121 (21.04%) Consultant
3 105 (18.26%) Security Analyst
3 105 (18.26%) Architect
4 87 (15.13%) Security Architect
5 82 (14.26%) Security Consultant
6 54 (9.39%) Security Manager
7 43 (7.48%) Information Manager
8 38 (6.61%) Security Engineer
9 36 (6.26%) Information Security Manager
10 30 (5.22%) Information Security Consultant
11 27 (4.70%) Senior Analyst
12 25 (4.35%) Senior Security Analyst
13 24 (4.17%) Project Manager
14 22 (3.83%) Information Analyst
15 20 (3.48%) IT Security Analyst
15 20 (3.48%) Information Security Analyst
16 19 (3.30%) Security Specialist
17 16 (2.78%) Risk Analyst
18 14 (2.43%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.22%) XML
2 6 (1.04%) .NET
3 5 (0.87%) Regular Expression
3 5 (0.87%) Middleware
4 4 (0.70%) Web Services
5 3 (0.52%) SailPoint
5 3 (0.52%) OAuth
5 3 (0.52%) OpenID
5 3 (0.52%) SAML
6 2 (0.35%) JSP
7 1 (0.17%) jQuery
7 1 (0.17%) Spring Security
7 1 (0.17%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.17%) Spring
7 1 (0.17%) CSS
7 1 (0.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 118 (20.52%) Management Information System
2 52 (9.04%) CESG
3 30 (5.22%) Computer Science
4 25 (4.35%) CESG CLAS
5 14 (2.43%) RMADS
6 13 (2.26%) PKI
7 12 (2.09%) Mainframe
7 12 (2.09%) Economics
8 9 (1.57%) E-Learning
9 6 (1.04%) Smartcard
9 6 (1.04%) Mobile Computing
10 5 (0.87%) FMCG
10 5 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (0.87%) CMDB
11 4 (0.70%) EMV
11 4 (0.70%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.70%) Cryptography
11 4 (0.70%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.52%) Social Media
12 3 (0.52%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 133 (23.13%) Windows
2 93 (16.17%) UNIX
3 38 (6.61%) Linux
4 22 (3.83%) VMS
5 12 (2.09%) AIX
6 8 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.22%) Solaris
8 6 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.35%) HPUX
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (57.39%) Information Security
2 118 (20.52%) Risk Management
3 101 (17.57%) Security Architecture
4 99 (17.22%) ITIL
5 87 (15.13%) Security Management
6 68 (11.83%) Risk Assessment
7 63 (10.96%) TOGAF
8 51 (8.87%) SIEM
9 50 (8.70%) Information Security Management
10 47 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management
11 46 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
12 43 (7.48%) Identity Management
12 43 (7.48%) Project Management
13 34 (5.91%) Vulnerability Management
14 31 (5.39%) Risk Analysis
15 30 (5.22%) Information Assurance
16 29 (5.04%) Data Protection
17 28 (4.87%) SABSA
18 26 (4.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 24 (4.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 25 (4.35%) SQL
2 11 (1.91%) C
3 5 (0.87%) Java
4 2 (0.35%) C++
4 2 (0.35%) VBScript
4 2 (0.35%) VB
4 2 (0.35%) Perl
4 2 (0.35%) PHP
4 2 (0.35%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.17%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.17%) Python
5 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 285 (49.57%) CISM
2 176 (30.61%) CISA
3 66 (11.48%) Security Cleared
3 66 (11.48%) Degree
4 53 (9.22%) GIAC
5 51 (8.87%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (7.30%) SC Cleared
7 28 (4.87%) CRISC
8 27 (4.70%) CCNA
9 25 (4.35%) CEH
9 25 (4.35%) CCNP
10 21 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
11 20 (3.48%) CCSA
12 19 (3.30%) CCIE
13 16 (2.78%) MCSE
13 16 (2.78%) CCSE
14 13 (2.26%) DV Cleared
15 12 (2.09%) CCSP
15 12 (2.09%) CISMP
16 11 (1.91%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (24.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 54 (9.39%) PCI DSS
3 23 (4.00%) COBIT
4 22 (3.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (2.61%) BS7799
6 13 (2.26%) QA
7 6 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 6 (1.04%) BS25999
8 2 (0.35%) SLA
8 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.35%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.35%) COREP
8 2 (0.35%) FINREP
9 1 (0.17%) CESG Infosec
9 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 75 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.87%) vSphere
4 3 (0.52%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.52%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.35%) XenApp
6 1 (0.17%) vCloud
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) Nmap
6 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 35 (6.09%) Tivoli
2 23 (4.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 23 (4.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 7 (1.22%) FortiGate
4 3 (0.52%) Nessus
5 2 (0.35%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.17%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.17%) Cacti
6 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.17%) Netcool
Vendors
1 97 (16.87%) Microsoft
2 61 (10.61%) CheckPoint
3 58 (10.09%) Cisco
4 47 (8.17%) Oracle
5 46 (8.00%) Cyber-Ark
6 37 (6.43%) Juniper
7 32 (5.57%) Gemalto
8 18 (3.13%) SAP
9 17 (2.96%) McAfee
10 15 (2.61%) F5
11 14 (2.43%) HP
12 12 (2.09%) IBM
12 12 (2.09%) CA
13 11 (1.91%) Blue Coat
14 10 (1.74%) VMware
15 8 (1.39%) ArcSight
16 7 (1.22%) Qualys
17 6 (1.04%) Citrix
17 6 (1.04%) Nokia
17 6 (1.04%) Symantec
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