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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 292 250 351
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +101
Contract jobs citing CISSP 427 444 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.79% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.86% 4.22% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 315 140
Average daily rate
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£475 £455 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.39% -4.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £559 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £455 £450
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 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
11059 10517 9039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.92% 18.83% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6665 5953 4982
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 450 469
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -26 407 £475 +2.70% 199
London -22 190 £500 +11.11% 73
South East -1 79 £425 -6.59% 42
South West -3 41 £475 +5.55% 24
City of London -15 39 £470 -1.05% 17
East of England +24 27 £463 - 11
North West -63 25 £475 -5.00% 12
Wiltshire +23 23 £488 +8.33% 6
Hampshire +8 23 £450 -6.25% 6
Swindon +10 16 £488 - 6
Surrey +9 15 £388 -13.88% 5
Oxfordshire - 15 £350 - 7
Yorkshire -19 14 £450 - 17
West Midlands +13 12 £325 -38.09% 11
East Midlands -11 12 £429 +1.02% 7
Scotland -20 12 £325 -23.47% 10
Bedfordshire +20 11 £515 -6.36% 1
Manchester -32 10 £350 -30.00% 7
Nottingham -2 9 £409 -0.90% 5
Buckinghamshire -4 9 £475 - 5
Gloucestershire -4 9 £450 +12.35% 10
Nottinghamshire -5 9 £409 -0.90% 5
West Yorkshire -23 9 £438 -2.77% 8
Aldershot - 9 £500 - 3
Milton Keynes -1 8 £500 - 3
Cheshire -24 8 £475 - 2
Essex +7 7 £400 +15.94% 2
Merseyside - 7 £855 - 2
Birmingham +8 6 £538 +19.44% 4
Kent +6 6 £425 -15.00%

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 415 (48.14%) Information Security
2 403 (46.75%) CISM
3 315 (36.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 245 (28.42%) Firewall
5 206 (23.90%) Finance
6 186 (21.58%) CISA
7 165 (19.14%) SIEM
8 159 (18.45%) Risk Management
9 154 (17.87%) ITIL
10 144 (16.71%) Security Architecture
11 141 (16.36%) Management Information System
12 140 (16.24%) Security Management
13 122 (14.15%) Cisco Certification
13 122 (14.15%) Security Cleared
14 121 (14.04%) Cyber Security
15 120 (13.92%) Network Security
15 120 (13.92%) Cisco
16 116 (13.46%) PCI DSS
17 106 (12.30%) Windows
18 104 (12.06%) Penetration Testing
19 101 (11.72%) Banking
20 94 (10.90%) Degree
21 85 (9.86%) SC Cleared
22 84 (9.74%) Risk Assessment
23 83 (9.63%) Vulnerability Management
24 81 (9.40%) Data Centre
24 81 (9.40%) Data Protection
25 78 (9.05%) PKI
25 78 (9.05%) CheckPoint
25 78 (9.05%) Kalman Filter

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 42 (4.87%) IIS
2 23 (2.67%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.04%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.04%) Apache
4 5 (0.58%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.35%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.23%) iPlanet
7 2 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.12%) Lync
8 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 45 (5.22%) MS Office
2 40 (4.64%) MS Excel
3 20 (2.32%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.46%) RMDS
3 3 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.35%) Summit
3 3 (0.35%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.23%) BusinessWare
4 2 (0.23%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 32 (3.71%) PaaS
2 27 (3.13%) SaaS
3 21 (2.44%) IaaS
4 10 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.23%) Google Drive
7 2 (0.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 245 (28.42%) Firewall
2 120 (13.92%) Network Security
3 62 (7.19%) Intrusion Detection
4 58 (6.73%) VPN
5 54 (6.26%) SSL
6 48 (5.57%) WAN
7 47 (5.45%) TCP/IP
8 46 (5.34%) Cisco ASA
9 31 (3.60%) Internet
10 29 (3.36%) Wireless
11 26 (3.02%) LAN
12 25 (2.90%) DNS
13 22 (2.55%) LDAP
14 18 (2.09%) Cisco Nexus
15 17 (1.97%) Cisco IOS
15 17 (1.97%) OSPF
16 16 (1.86%) DHCP
16 16 (1.86%) NX-OS
17 15 (1.74%) Cisco ISE
17 15 (1.74%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.36%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.13%) Big Data
3 13 (1.51%) DB2 UDB
3 13 (1.51%) DB2
4 9 (1.04%) QlikView
5 7 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (0.81%) MySQL
6 4 (0.46%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.12%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.12%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (0.58%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.35%) TestDirector
2 3 (0.35%) Metasploit
General
1 206 (23.90%) Finance
2 101 (11.72%) Banking
3 49 (5.68%) Legal
4 39 (4.52%) Investment Banking
5 27 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.20%) Retail
7 18 (2.09%) Publishing
8 14 (1.62%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.81%) Games
10 6 (0.70%) Law
11 5 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.46%) Advertising
13 3 (0.35%) Military
13 3 (0.35%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.35%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.23%) Front Office
14 2 (0.23%) Local Government
14 2 (0.23%) Billing
15 1 (0.12%) Marketing
15 1 (0.12%) French Language
Job Titles
1 201 (23.32%) Analyst
2 196 (22.74%) Consultant
3 158 (18.33%) Security Analyst
4 157 (18.21%) Security Consultant
5 156 (18.10%) Architect
6 145 (16.82%) Security Architect
7 84 (9.74%) Security Manager
8 63 (7.31%) Security Engineer
9 42 (4.87%) Information Analyst
9 42 (4.87%) Security Specialist
10 41 (4.76%) Information Security Analyst
11 40 (4.64%) Information Security Consultant
12 32 (3.71%) IT Security Consultant
12 32 (3.71%) IT Consultant
13 29 (3.36%) Risk Analyst
14 27 (3.13%) Security Officer
15 23 (2.67%) Information Manager
16 22 (2.55%) Information Security Manager
16 22 (2.55%) IT Security Manager
16 22 (2.55%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.32%) .NET
2 19 (2.20%) Middleware
3 18 (2.09%) XML
4 16 (1.86%) HTML
4 16 (1.86%) Web Services
5 15 (1.74%) SOAP
6 10 (1.16%) JSP
7 6 (0.70%) SPML
7 6 (0.70%) WCF
8 5 (0.58%) SAML
9 4 (0.46%) Rendezvous
9 4 (0.46%) Servlets
9 4 (0.46%) J2EE
9 4 (0.46%) OAuth
9 4 (0.46%) SAP Basis
9 4 (0.46%) OpenID
9 4 (0.46%) XACML
9 4 (0.46%) REST
9 4 (0.46%) SailPoint
9 4 (0.46%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 141 (16.36%) Management Information System
2 81 (9.40%) Data Centre
3 78 (9.05%) PKI
4 59 (6.84%) CESG
4 59 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (3.71%) RMADS
6 29 (3.36%) Data Protection Act
7 26 (3.02%) Computer Science
7 26 (3.02%) CESG CLAS
8 17 (1.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 14 (1.62%) Cryptography
10 9 (1.04%) SCADA
11 8 (0.93%) Fixed Income
12 7 (0.81%) Smart Meter
13 6 (0.70%) AS400
14 5 (0.58%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.58%) GIS
14 5 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (0.58%) NHS
14 5 (0.58%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 106 (12.30%) Windows
2 68 (7.89%) Linux
3 45 (5.22%) UNIX
4 18 (2.09%) AIX
5 15 (1.74%) Solaris
6 9 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.46%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.35%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.35%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.35%) Android
9 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.23%) zOS
10 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (48.14%) Information Security
2 165 (19.14%) SIEM
3 159 (18.45%) Risk Management
4 154 (17.87%) ITIL
5 144 (16.71%) Security Architecture
6 140 (16.24%) Security Management
7 121 (14.04%) Cyber Security
8 104 (12.06%) Penetration Testing
9 84 (9.74%) Risk Assessment
10 83 (9.63%) Vulnerability Management
11 81 (9.40%) Data Protection
12 78 (9.05%) Kalman Filter
13 73 (8.47%) Project Management
14 61 (7.08%) Information Security Management
14 61 (7.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 60 (6.96%) TOGAF
16 52 (6.03%) Information Assurance
17 49 (5.68%) Incident Management
18 44 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
18 44 (5.10%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 49 (5.68%) SQL
2 28 (3.25%) C
3 18 (2.09%) PowerShell
4 11 (1.28%) VB
5 10 (1.16%) Shell Script
6 9 (1.04%) Java
7 8 (0.93%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.81%) C#
9 5 (0.58%) Perl
9 5 (0.58%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.46%) Python
11 3 (0.35%) VBScript
11 3 (0.35%) ABAP
12 2 (0.23%) BeanShell
13 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.12%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.12%) C++
Qualifications
1 403 (46.75%) CISM
2 186 (21.58%) CISA
3 122 (14.15%) Cisco Certification
3 122 (14.15%) Security Cleared
4 94 (10.90%) Degree
5 85 (9.86%) SC Cleared
6 69 (8.00%) CCNP
7 63 (7.31%) CCNA
8 56 (6.50%) CRISC
9 53 (6.15%) CEH
10 51 (5.92%) CISMP
11 45 (5.22%) CCSA
12 37 (4.29%) GIAC
13 35 (4.06%) DV Cleared
14 33 (3.83%) ITIL Certification
15 31 (3.60%) CCSP
16 26 (3.02%) CCIE
17 25 (2.90%) JNCIA
18 23 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
19 20 (2.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 315 (36.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 116 (13.46%) PCI DSS
3 61 (7.08%) COBIT
4 53 (6.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 27 (3.13%) QA
6 26 (3.02%) SLA
7 18 (2.09%) HIPAA
8 9 (1.04%) JSP 440
9 8 (0.93%) COSO
10 7 (0.81%) GPG13
11 4 (0.46%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.35%) GxP
12 3 (0.35%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.23%) ISO 9000
13 2 (0.23%) BS7799
System Software
1 42 (4.87%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.86%) ProxySG
4 5 (0.58%) Snort
5 3 (0.35%) Firmware
5 3 (0.35%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.35%) vSphere
6 2 (0.23%) NFS
6 2 (0.23%) ClearTrust
6 2 (0.23%) XenApp
7 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 17 (1.97%) McAfee ePO
2 14 (1.62%) Nessus
3 8 (0.93%) CA Single Sign-On
4 5 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (0.46%) FortiGate
5 4 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.35%) CORE IMPACT
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 3 (0.35%) SCCM
6 3 (0.35%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.35%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 3 (0.35%) Nagios
6 3 (0.35%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.23%) Nmap
7 2 (0.23%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.12%) OPNET
8 1 (0.12%) Control-M
8 1 (0.12%) OpenView
8 1 (0.12%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 120 (13.92%) Cisco
2 78 (9.05%) CheckPoint
3 72 (8.35%) McAfee
4 70 (8.12%) Microsoft
5 52 (6.03%) ArcSight
6 45 (5.22%) VMware
6 45 (5.22%) Juniper
7 40 (4.64%) F5
8 37 (4.29%) Symantec
9 36 (4.18%) Blue Coat
9 36 (4.18%) Sourcefire
10 30 (3.48%) Kaspersky
11 28 (3.25%) Clearswift
12 27 (3.13%) IBM
12 27 (3.13%) Oracle
13 25 (2.90%) SAP
14 22 (2.55%) Tufin
15 21 (2.44%) Fortinet
15 21 (2.44%) Qualys
16 20 (2.32%) TippingPoint
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