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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 288 328 363
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +35
Contract jobs citing CISSP 378 304 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.55% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.51% 2.82% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 209 102
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£450 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £370 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £600 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £500 £413
% change year-on-year
-15.50% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -11.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -11.76%

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
10772 10777 8865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.33% 19.52% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6112 6123 4725
Average daily rate £390 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £223 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 502 535 480
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £51.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 24 April 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
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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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 +30 345 £450 -5.26% 159
London -3 139 £475 +2.42% 57
South East +35 112 £450 -10.00% 51
North West -3 46 £410 -19.60% 10
City of London +25 44 £475 - 17
Surrey +33 42 £460 -12.79% 3
Manchester +3 26 £338 -10.00% 7
Scotland +20 21 £400 -30.43% 4
Berkshire -12 21 £451 -9.90% 31
South West +12 20 £392 -18.43% 12
Staines +21 15 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +12 13 £400 -15.78% 4
East of England +30 12 £400 +23.07% 5
Gloucestershire -4 12 £590 +24.86% 4
Hampshire -11 12 £400 -23.80% 3
Milton Keynes +6 11 £400 -15.78% 4
Oxfordshire - 11 £450 - 3
Middlesex +6 10 £450 -14.28% 1
Cheshire -3 9 £455 +7.05% 1
Edinburgh +8 8 £438 -23.91% 2
Glasgow +1 7 £325 - 3
Reading -1 7 - - 15
West Midlands -12 6 £400 -11.11% 13
Bristol +4 5 £395 -24.03% 5
Cheltenham -2 5 £590 - 2
Feltham - 5 £495 -
Swansea - 5 - -
Wales - 5 - - 2
West Wales - 5 - -
East Midlands +8 4 £675 - 2

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 371 (49.87%) Information Security
2 313 (42.07%) CISM
3 239 (32.12%) Firewall
4 228 (30.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 182 (24.46%) Finance
6 166 (22.31%) ITIL
7 165 (22.18%) Security Cleared
8 147 (19.76%) Management Information System
9 144 (19.35%) Cisco
10 135 (18.15%) Risk Management
11 131 (17.61%) CISA
12 128 (17.20%) PCI DSS
13 116 (15.59%) SC Cleared
14 113 (15.19%) Network Security
15 111 (14.92%) CheckPoint
16 110 (14.78%) Degree
17 104 (13.98%) Security Management
18 95 (12.77%) Security Architecture
19 88 (11.83%) Windows
19 88 (11.83%) SIEM
20 87 (11.69%) Penetration Testing
21 83 (11.16%) TOGAF
22 82 (11.02%) Cyber Security
23 77 (10.35%) Cisco Certification
24 73 (9.81%) Microsoft
25 71 (9.54%) Vulnerability Management
26 70 (9.41%) Linux
27 67 (9.01%) CISMP
28 65 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
29 64 (8.60%) Risk Assessment

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 40 (5.38%) IIS
2 14 (1.88%) SharePoint
3 6 (0.81%) Apache
4 5 (0.67%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.40%) IBM Notes
5 3 (0.40%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.13%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.13%) Lync
Applications
1 24 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.55%) MS Office
3 10 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.54%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (3.09%) RMDS
2 4 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.13%) Summit
4 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.08%) IaaS
1 8 (1.08%) PaaS
2 6 (0.81%) SaaS
3 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 239 (32.12%) Firewall
2 113 (15.19%) Network Security
3 59 (7.93%) Cisco ASA
4 55 (7.39%) VPN
5 53 (7.12%) SSL
6 52 (6.99%) TCP/IP
7 48 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
8 45 (6.05%) WAN
9 44 (5.91%) DNS
10 43 (5.78%) Internet
11 39 (5.24%) LAN
12 37 (4.97%) Wireless
13 36 (4.84%) OSPF
14 31 (4.17%) DHCP
15 26 (3.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 25 (3.36%) Wireshark
17 24 (3.23%) IPsec
18 23 (3.09%) RIP
18 23 (3.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 23 (3.09%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.02%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.21%) Big Data
3 6 (0.81%) MySQL
4 3 (0.40%) DB2
4 3 (0.40%) DB2 UDB
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.27%) Couchbase
5 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.13%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (0.94%) Metasploit
2 6 (0.81%) TestDirector
3 4 (0.54%) GDB
4 1 (0.13%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.13%) MSI
4 1 (0.13%) AppScan
General
1 182 (24.46%) Finance
2 51 (6.85%) Telecoms
3 50 (6.72%) Banking
4 27 (3.63%) Legal
5 19 (2.55%) Financial Institution
6 18 (2.42%) Investment Banking
7 17 (2.28%) Retail
8 12 (1.61%) Games
9 9 (1.21%) Publishing
9 9 (1.21%) Law
10 7 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.40%) Military
12 2 (0.27%) Billing
12 2 (0.27%) Local Government
12 2 (0.27%) Marketing
12 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.27%) Back Office
12 2 (0.27%) Electronics
13 1 (0.13%) Automotive
13 1 (0.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 174 (23.39%) Analyst
2 172 (23.12%) Consultant
3 148 (19.89%) Security Analyst
4 132 (17.74%) Security Consultant
5 101 (13.58%) Architect
6 86 (11.56%) Security Architect
7 68 (9.14%) Security Manager
8 62 (8.33%) Security Engineer
9 48 (6.45%) Information Analyst
10 47 (6.32%) Information Security Analyst
11 33 (4.44%) Security Specialist
12 31 (4.17%) Network Engineer
12 31 (4.17%) Project Manager
13 29 (3.90%) Network Consultant
14 27 (3.63%) IT Security Analyst
15 26 (3.49%) Information Manager
15 26 (3.49%) Network Security Engineer
16 24 (3.23%) Information Security Manager
16 24 (3.23%) Design Engineer
17 19 (2.55%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.09%) Rendezvous
2 20 (2.69%) SAML
3 19 (2.55%) OAuth
3 19 (2.55%) OpenID
4 13 (1.75%) JSP
5 11 (1.48%) .NET
6 10 (1.34%) SOAP
6 10 (1.34%) Web Services
6 10 (1.34%) Middleware
7 8 (1.08%) XML
8 6 (0.81%) HTML
9 4 (0.54%) SAP Basis
10 3 (0.40%) J2EE
10 3 (0.40%) WCF
10 3 (0.40%) Regular Expression
10 3 (0.40%) SailPoint
11 2 (0.27%) REST
11 2 (0.27%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
11 2 (0.27%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.27%) JCE
Miscellaneous
1 147 (19.76%) Management Information System
2 52 (6.99%) PKI
3 50 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (3.90%) CESG
5 24 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 21 (2.82%) Cryptography
7 20 (2.69%) CESG CLAS
8 15 (2.02%) SecurID
9 14 (1.88%) Data Protection Act
10 13 (1.75%) RMADS
11 12 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.48%) Mathematics
13 9 (1.21%) Human Factors
13 9 (1.21%) CMDB
13 9 (1.21%) SCADA
14 8 (1.08%) Smart Meter
15 6 (0.81%) Mobile Computing
15 6 (0.81%) Mainframe
16 5 (0.67%) IBM Mainframe
16 5 (0.67%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 88 (11.83%) Windows
2 70 (9.41%) Linux
3 50 (6.72%) UNIX
4 10 (1.34%) AIX
5 8 (1.08%) Solaris
6 6 (0.81%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (49.87%) Information Security
2 166 (22.31%) ITIL
3 135 (18.15%) Risk Management
4 104 (13.98%) Security Management
5 95 (12.77%) Security Architecture
6 88 (11.83%) SIEM
7 87 (11.69%) Penetration Testing
8 83 (11.16%) TOGAF
9 82 (11.02%) Cyber Security
10 71 (9.54%) Vulnerability Management
11 65 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
12 64 (8.60%) Risk Assessment
13 60 (8.06%) Kalman Filter
14 58 (7.80%) PRINCE2
15 55 (7.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 53 (7.12%) Change Management
17 51 (6.85%) Project Management
18 50 (6.72%) Data Protection
19 48 (6.45%) Incident Management
20 45 (6.05%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 27 (3.63%) SQL
2 18 (2.42%) Java
3 17 (2.28%) C
4 15 (2.02%) Shell Script
5 13 (1.75%) Python
5 13 (1.75%) Perl
6 7 (0.94%) VB
7 6 (0.81%) JavaScript
7 6 (0.81%) C++
8 5 (0.67%) C#
9 4 (0.54%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.54%) VC++
9 4 (0.54%) PHP
10 3 (0.40%) ABAP
10 3 (0.40%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.13%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 313 (42.07%) CISM
2 165 (22.18%) Security Cleared
3 131 (17.61%) CISA
4 116 (15.59%) SC Cleared
5 110 (14.78%) Degree
6 77 (10.35%) Cisco Certification
7 67 (9.01%) CISMP
8 57 (7.66%) CEH
9 56 (7.53%) CRISC
10 55 (7.39%) DV Cleared
11 44 (5.91%) CCNP
12 42 (5.65%) GIAC
13 39 (5.24%) ISSAP
14 31 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
15 30 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
16 24 (3.23%) CCNA
17 22 (2.96%) PMP
17 22 (2.96%) PMI Certification
18 21 (2.82%) MCSE
19 17 (2.28%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (30.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 128 (17.20%) PCI DSS
3 32 (4.30%) COBIT
4 27 (3.63%) QA
5 22 (2.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (2.15%) SLA
7 13 (1.75%) JSP 440
8 12 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 6 (0.81%) COSO
10 3 (0.40%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.40%) GxP
10 3 (0.40%) BS7799
11 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.13%) GPG13
System Software
1 49 (6.59%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.81%) XenApp
3 6 (0.81%) XenDesktop
4 5 (0.67%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.27%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.13%) Snort
6 1 (0.13%) UAG
Systems Management
1 20 (2.69%) Nessus
2 12 (1.61%) SCCM
3 8 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.81%) CORE IMPACT
4 6 (0.81%) Nmap
5 5 (0.67%) Tivoli
5 5 (0.67%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 5 (0.67%) WebInspect
5 5 (0.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 5 (0.67%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.54%) OpenView
7 3 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.13%) OPNET
9 1 (0.13%) SCOM
9 1 (0.13%) Puppet
9 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 144 (19.35%) Cisco
2 111 (14.92%) CheckPoint
3 73 (9.81%) Microsoft
4 62 (8.33%) F5
5 57 (7.66%) Juniper
6 42 (5.65%) Tufin
7 35 (4.70%) McAfee
7 35 (4.70%) VMware
8 34 (4.57%) Blue Coat
9 29 (3.90%) ArcSight
10 28 (3.76%) Citrix
11 25 (3.36%) Clearswift
12 24 (3.23%) TippingPoint
13 23 (3.09%) TIBCO
13 23 (3.09%) Bloomberg
13 23 (3.09%) Fortinet
13 23 (3.09%) Kaspersky
13 23 (3.09%) LogLogic
14 22 (2.96%) Tradeweb
14 22 (2.96%) Radianz
Newport, Gwent
Connectus
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day + neg.
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: £460 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
South East
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: up to £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £480 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £0.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Via Resource
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Thames Tideway Tunnel
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago