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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 282 311 312
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +1
Contract jobs citing CISSP 418 327 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.62% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.00% 3.20% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 218 144
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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 £358 £350 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £429 £480
% change year-on-year
+4.95% -10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Average hourly rate £51.17 £43.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.17 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year
+19.00% -

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
10437 10204 8844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.69% 19.28% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6117 5810 4731
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 464 498
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.94 £44.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 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 3 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 +12 384 £465 +3.33% 209
London -3 148 £475 - 77
South East +8 103 £451 +6.11% 46
City of London -1 35 £475 +5.55% 23
North West -12 33 £415 -15.52% 15
South West +7 32 £409 +2.05% 20
Buckinghamshire +27 30 £460 +2.22% 8
East of England +21 26 £370 +23.45% 20
Milton Keynes +21 23 £450 - 3
Hampshire +3 22 £450 - 5
Surrey +12 21 £531 +18.05% 5
West Midlands +12 16 £454 +0.83% 16
East Midlands 0 15 £450 +1.40% 1
Manchester -3 15 £325 -24.41% 6
Nottinghamshire - 13 £429 -
Nottingham - 13 £429 -
Berkshire -4 12 £432 +27.83% 17
Aldershot - 12 £475 - 2
Gloucestershire +8 11 £425 -0.58% 7
Birmingham +5 11 £500 +11.11% 10
Staines +12 10 £513 -
Wales +11 10 £588 +30.55%
South Wales +1 9 £575 +27.77%
Hertfordshire -4 9 £370 - 11
Newport -4 9 £575 -
Northern Ireland +7 8 £525 -
Essex -8 8 £381 +27.08% 1
Scotland -10 8 £400 -5.60% 5
West Yorkshire -17 8 £375 -21.05% 7
Yorkshire -20 8 £375 -18.91% 13

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 (48.82%) Information Security
2 357 (44.24%) CISM
3 284 (35.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 232 (28.75%) Firewall
5 212 (26.27%) Finance
6 176 (21.81%) CISA
7 161 (19.95%) Risk Management
8 148 (18.34%) Management Information System
9 140 (17.35%) ITIL
10 132 (16.36%) Security Management
10 132 (16.36%) Security Architecture
11 130 (16.11%) Security Cleared
12 126 (15.61%) Cisco
12 126 (15.61%) SIEM
13 118 (14.62%) PCI DSS
14 100 (12.39%) Cyber Security
15 99 (12.27%) Network Security
16 93 (11.52%) SC Cleared
16 93 (11.52%) Penetration Testing
17 91 (11.28%) Degree
17 91 (11.28%) Windows
18 86 (10.66%) CheckPoint
19 81 (10.04%) Banking
20 78 (9.67%) Cisco Certification
21 75 (9.29%) Vulnerability Management
22 74 (9.17%) Project Management
23 73 (9.05%) Data Protection
24 70 (8.67%) Risk Assessment
25 67 (8.30%) Linux
26 66 (8.18%) PKI

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 39 (4.83%) IIS
2 18 (2.23%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.61%) Apache
4 5 (0.62%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.37%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.37%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.12%) MQSeries
Applications
1 38 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 30 (3.72%) MS Office
3 12 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (2.35%) RMDS
2 4 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.37%) Summit
4 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.98%) SaaS
2 15 (1.86%) PaaS
3 14 (1.73%) IaaS
4 9 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.25%) Office 365
8 1 (0.12%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 232 (28.75%) Firewall
2 99 (12.27%) Network Security
3 57 (7.06%) TCP/IP
4 49 (6.07%) Cisco ASA
5 43 (5.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 42 (5.20%) DNS
7 39 (4.83%) VPN
8 36 (4.46%) WAN
9 34 (4.21%) SSL
10 30 (3.72%) Internet
11 27 (3.35%) LDAP
12 26 (3.22%) DHCP
13 24 (2.97%) LAN
14 23 (2.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 22 (2.73%) Wireless
15 22 (2.73%) Wireshark
16 21 (2.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 19 (2.35%) Multicast
18 14 (1.73%) OSPF
19 11 (1.36%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.35%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.11%) Big Data
3 11 (1.36%) DB2 UDB
3 11 (1.36%) DB2
4 10 (1.24%) MySQL
5 3 (0.37%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.37%) QlikView
6 2 (0.25%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (0.62%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.37%) TestDirector
2 3 (0.37%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.12%) MSI
General
1 212 (26.27%) Finance
2 81 (10.04%) Banking
3 34 (4.21%) Legal
4 33 (4.09%) Investment Banking
5 24 (2.97%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.35%) Retail
7 18 (2.23%) Financial Institution
8 13 (1.61%) Publishing
9 12 (1.49%) Games
10 7 (0.87%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.62%) Law
12 4 (0.50%) Advertising
13 3 (0.37%) Military
14 2 (0.25%) Front Office
14 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.25%) Billing
15 1 (0.12%) Automotive
15 1 (0.12%) Back Office
15 1 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 200 (24.78%) Analyst
2 194 (24.04%) Consultant
3 163 (20.20%) Security Analyst
4 155 (19.21%) Security Consultant
5 132 (16.36%) Architect
6 116 (14.37%) Security Architect
7 76 (9.42%) Security Manager
8 58 (7.19%) Information Analyst
9 57 (7.06%) Information Security Analyst
10 54 (6.69%) Security Engineer
11 34 (4.21%) Security Specialist
12 30 (3.72%) Information Security Consultant
13 28 (3.47%) Network Consultant
14 25 (3.10%) Project Manager
15 23 (2.85%) Risk Analyst
15 23 (2.85%) Information Manager
16 22 (2.73%) IT Security Analyst
17 21 (2.60%) Information Security Manager
18 19 (2.35%) Security Officer
18 19 (2.35%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.85%) .NET
2 20 (2.48%) SOAP
3 19 (2.35%) Rendezvous
4 18 (2.23%) XML
4 18 (2.23%) JSP
5 17 (2.11%) HTML
5 17 (2.11%) Web Services
5 17 (2.11%) Middleware
6 11 (1.36%) SAML
7 10 (1.24%) OpenID
7 10 (1.24%) OAuth
8 8 (0.99%) WCF
9 6 (0.74%) SPML
10 4 (0.50%) XACML
10 4 (0.50%) REST
10 4 (0.50%) SAP Basis
10 4 (0.50%) Servlets
10 4 (0.50%) J2EE
11 3 (0.37%) Regular Expression
12 2 (0.25%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 148 (18.34%) Management Information System
2 66 (8.18%) PKI
3 56 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (6.44%) Data Centre
5 38 (4.71%) CESG
6 29 (3.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 26 (3.22%) RMADS
7 26 (3.22%) Data Protection Act
8 19 (2.35%) Computer Science
9 17 (2.11%) Cryptography
10 16 (1.98%) CESG CLAS
11 8 (0.99%) Smart Meter
11 8 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.87%) Mainframe
12 7 (0.87%) IBM Mainframe
13 6 (0.74%) SCADA
13 6 (0.74%) AS400
13 6 (0.74%) Mobile Computing
14 4 (0.50%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 91 (11.28%) Windows
2 67 (8.30%) Linux
3 49 (6.07%) UNIX
4 11 (1.36%) Solaris
5 8 (0.99%) AIX
6 7 (0.87%) Windows 7
6 7 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.50%) 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 (48.82%) Information Security
2 161 (19.95%) Risk Management
3 140 (17.35%) ITIL
4 132 (16.36%) Security Management
4 132 (16.36%) Security Architecture
5 126 (15.61%) SIEM
6 100 (12.39%) Cyber Security
7 93 (11.52%) Penetration Testing
8 75 (9.29%) Vulnerability Management
9 74 (9.17%) Project Management
10 73 (9.05%) Data Protection
11 70 (8.67%) Risk Assessment
12 62 (7.68%) TOGAF
13 54 (6.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 52 (6.44%) Kalman Filter
15 48 (5.95%) Incident Management
15 48 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
16 46 (5.70%) PRINCE2
17 45 (5.58%) Enterprise Architecture
18 42 (5.20%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (6.20%) SQL
2 16 (1.98%) C
2 16 (1.98%) PowerShell
3 15 (1.86%) Java
4 11 (1.36%) VB
4 11 (1.36%) Shell Script
5 9 (1.12%) JavaScript
6 8 (0.99%) C#
7 5 (0.62%) VB.NET
8 4 (0.50%) Perl
8 4 (0.50%) Python
9 3 (0.37%) VBScript
9 3 (0.37%) ABAP
10 2 (0.25%) BeanShell
11 1 (0.12%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.12%) C++
Qualifications
1 357 (44.24%) CISM
2 176 (21.81%) CISA
3 130 (16.11%) Security Cleared
4 93 (11.52%) SC Cleared
5 91 (11.28%) Degree
6 78 (9.67%) Cisco Certification
7 62 (7.68%) CISMP
8 53 (6.57%) CRISC
9 46 (5.70%) GIAC
10 42 (5.20%) DV Cleared
11 39 (4.83%) CEH
11 39 (4.83%) CCNP
12 32 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
13 29 (3.59%) ISSAP
14 26 (3.22%) ITIL Certification
14 26 (3.22%) CCNA
15 23 (2.85%) MCSE
16 22 (2.73%) CCIE
17 17 (2.11%) CCSP
17 17 (2.11%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 284 (35.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 118 (14.62%) PCI DSS
3 53 (6.57%) COBIT
4 27 (3.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 24 (2.97%) QA
6 17 (2.11%) SLA
7 16 (1.98%) JSP 440
8 9 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 7 (0.87%) COSO
10 6 (0.74%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.50%) GPG13
11 4 (0.50%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.37%) GxP
12 3 (0.37%) BS7799
12 3 (0.37%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 52 (6.44%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.87%) XenApp
4 6 (0.74%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.37%) vSphere
6 2 (0.25%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.25%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.25%) NFS
7 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.12%) Snort
7 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (1.98%) McAfee ePO
2 11 (1.36%) Nessus
3 5 (0.62%) SCCM
3 5 (0.62%) Tivoli
3 5 (0.62%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 5 (0.62%) FortiGate
3 5 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (0.50%) OpenView
5 3 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 3 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.37%) CORE IMPACT
5 3 (0.37%) CA Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.25%) Nmap
6 2 (0.25%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.12%) SCOM
7 1 (0.12%) OPNET
7 1 (0.12%) Control-M
7 1 (0.12%) Puppet
7 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 126 (15.61%) Cisco
2 86 (10.66%) CheckPoint
3 64 (7.93%) Microsoft
4 52 (6.44%) McAfee
5 50 (6.20%) VMware
6 46 (5.70%) ArcSight
6 46 (5.70%) Juniper
7 34 (4.21%) F5
8 30 (3.72%) Citrix
9 28 (3.47%) Tufin
10 26 (3.22%) Clearswift
11 25 (3.10%) SAP
11 25 (3.10%) Blue Coat
11 25 (3.10%) Kaspersky
12 24 (2.97%) LogLogic
12 24 (2.97%) Symantec
13 22 (2.73%) IBM
13 22 (2.73%) Sourcefire
14 21 (2.60%) TippingPoint
14 21 (2.60%) Oracle
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