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 27 September 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Rank 237 305 266
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -39
Contract jobs citing CISSP 566 426 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 0.74% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.14% 3.81% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 273 324
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £459
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £44.25 - £39.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 - £37.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 - £42.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 - £39.75

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
11004 11168 11309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.56% 19.52% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6795 6733 6258
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £254 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 526 481
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.77 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.40 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

CISSP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing CISSP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +67 543 £500 +5.26% 130
London +8 230 £525 +5.00% 68
South East +34 103 £524 +23.23% 20
North West +60 68 £548 +15.26% 13
South West +12 47 £450 -5.26% 5
East of England +31 44 £456 -11.40% 5
City of London +17 44 £510 +7.93% 26
Manchester +21 35 £550 +57.14% 10
Buckinghamshire +43 31 £525 +21.73% 2
Milton Keynes +43 30 £525 +21.73%
Hampshire +15 24 £475 -9.52% 3
Berkshire +20 22 £456 +11.62% 8
Yorkshire +17 20 £500 +11.11% 8
Merseyside +21 19 £400 -53.21% 2
Bristol +17 19 £439 -20.22%
West Yorkshire +16 17 £506 +15.71% 4
Wiltshire +7 17 £445 -8.71% 1
West Midlands -14 17 £413 +29.41% 8
Cheshire +14 14 £613 +28.94% 1
Scotland +11 13 £475 +46.04% 2
Swindon +8 13 £488 - 1
Bedfordshire -3 13 £525 +1.94% 1
Essex +15 12 £350 -12.50%
Leeds +16 11 £488 +8.33% 3
Surrey +3 10 £750 +100.00% 3
Hertfordshire +9 9 - - 3
Winchester - 9 £463 -
Suffolk +6 8 £550 - 1
Ipswich +3 8 £550 -
Middlesex - 8 £550 -

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CISSP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CISSP.

1 714 (56.09%) Information Security
2 554 (43.52%) CISM
3 441 (34.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 327 (25.69%) Cybersecurity
5 291 (22.86%) Finance
6 271 (21.29%) CISA
7 261 (20.50%) Risk Management
8 247 (19.40%) Firewall
8 247 (19.40%) Security Cleared
9 223 (17.52%) Windows
10 218 (17.12%) Security Architecture
11 214 (16.81%) SIEM
12 211 (16.58%) ITIL
13 204 (16.03%) Management Information System
14 195 (15.32%) CESG
14 195 (15.32%) PCI DSS
15 189 (14.85%) TOGAF
16 180 (14.14%) SC Cleared
17 178 (13.98%) Security Operations
18 162 (12.73%) Network Security
18 162 (12.73%) Degree
19 161 (12.65%) Cisco
20 157 (12.33%) Project Management
21 150 (11.78%) Vulnerability Management
22 148 (11.63%) Active Directory
23 146 (11.47%) Linux
24 136 (10.68%) Penetration Testing
24 136 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
25 135 (10.60%) CESG Certified Professional
26 126 (9.90%) Microsoft

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (2.44%) IIS
1 31 (2.44%) MS Exchange
1 31 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 20 (1.57%) Mule
3 12 (0.94%) Apache
4 7 (0.55%) Tomcat
4 7 (0.55%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.39%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.24%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.24%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.24%) SAS
6 3 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.16%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.079%) Confluence
8 1 (0.079%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.079%) Jetty
8 1 (0.079%) nginx
Applications
1 68 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 25 (1.96%) MS Project
3 24 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 21 (1.65%) MS Office
5 10 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.24%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.079%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 97 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (5.66%) SaaS
4 41 (3.22%) Office 365
5 27 (2.12%) IaaS
6 21 (1.65%) PaaS
7 7 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.47%) IBM Blueworks
8 6 (0.47%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.31%) Yammer
11 3 (0.24%) GitHub
11 3 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.079%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.079%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 1 (0.079%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.079%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.079%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 247 (19.40%) Firewall
2 162 (12.73%) Network Security
3 82 (6.44%) WAN
4 78 (6.13%) Intrusion Detection
5 74 (5.81%) LAN
6 73 (5.73%) TCP/IP
7 71 (5.58%) Internet
8 61 (4.79%) Wireless
9 60 (4.71%) VPN
10 44 (3.46%) SSL
11 33 (2.59%) Cisco ASA
12 32 (2.51%) DNS
12 32 (2.51%) IPsec
12 32 (2.51%) SMTP
13 30 (2.36%) SSH
14 29 (2.28%) HTTP
15 27 (2.12%) FTP
16 25 (1.96%) OSPF
17 22 (1.73%) VoIP
17 22 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.53%) NonStop SQL
3 12 (0.94%) Big Data
4 11 (0.86%) Hadoop
4 11 (0.86%) Oracle Database
5 9 (0.71%) Redis
6 7 (0.55%) GIS
7 6 (0.47%) MySQL
8 5 (0.39%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.31%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.24%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.24%) Star Schema
11 2 (0.16%) Data Lake
12 1 (0.079%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.079%) DB2
12 1 (0.079%) MS Access
12 1 (0.079%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (0.79%) JIRA
2 7 (0.55%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.47%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.24%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.16%) AppScan
5 2 (0.16%) JMeter
5 2 (0.16%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.16%) TestNG
6 1 (0.079%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.079%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.079%) GDB
6 1 (0.079%) Hudson
6 1 (0.079%) Maven
6 1 (0.079%) Selenium
6 1 (0.079%) Subversion
6 1 (0.079%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.079%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.079%) WinDbg
General
1 291 (22.86%) Finance
2 74 (5.81%) Banking
3 59 (4.63%) Telecoms
4 50 (3.93%) Legal
5 38 (2.99%) Retail
6 18 (1.41%) French Language
7 12 (0.94%) Spanish Language
8 10 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.71%) Italian Language
10 8 (0.63%) German Language
10 8 (0.63%) Law
10 8 (0.63%) Polish Language
11 7 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.47%) Automotive
12 6 (0.47%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.39%) Advertising
14 4 (0.31%) Games
14 4 (0.31%) Local Government
14 4 (0.31%) Military
14 4 (0.31%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 285 (22.39%) Architect
2 263 (20.66%) Analyst
3 233 (18.30%) Consultant
3 233 (18.30%) Security Architect
4 216 (16.97%) Security Analyst
5 199 (15.63%) Security Consultant
6 122 (9.58%) Security Manager
7 70 (5.50%) Security Engineer
8 64 (5.03%) Information Security Consultant
9 58 (4.56%) Information Analyst
10 57 (4.48%) Information Security Analyst
11 55 (4.32%) IT Analyst
11 55 (4.32%) Security Specialist
12 54 (4.24%) CISSP Architect
13 53 (4.16%) Information Security Manager
13 53 (4.16%) IT Security Analyst
14 50 (3.93%) Project Manager
15 49 (3.85%) Information Manager
16 42 (3.30%) Security Project Manager
17 41 (3.22%) CISSP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (1.89%) Web Services
2 18 (1.41%) ELK Stack
3 17 (1.34%) SAML
4 16 (1.26%) Middleware
5 9 (0.71%) RESTful
6 8 (0.63%) .NET
7 7 (0.55%) Regular Expression
8 5 (0.39%) J2EE
8 5 (0.39%) LAMP
9 3 (0.24%) COM
9 3 (0.24%) HTML
9 3 (0.24%) WAP
10 2 (0.16%) 802.1X
10 2 (0.16%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.16%) CSS
10 2 (0.16%) jQuery
10 2 (0.16%) JSON
10 2 (0.16%) REST
10 2 (0.16%) Servlets
11 1 (0.079%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 204 (16.03%) Management Information System
2 195 (15.32%) CESG
3 124 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
4 96 (7.54%) PKI
5 71 (5.58%) Security Operations Centre
6 70 (5.50%) Data Centre
7 63 (4.95%) Cryptography
8 59 (4.63%) CESG CLAS
9 44 (3.46%) Computer Science
10 38 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 35 (2.75%) Cyberthreat
12 25 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
13 21 (1.65%) Client/Server
14 19 (1.49%) Cyber Attack
15 17 (1.34%) Mathematics
16 12 (0.94%) Driving Licence
16 12 (0.94%) Public Cloud
17 11 (0.86%) Fixed Income
17 11 (0.86%) PMI
18 9 (0.71%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 223 (17.52%) Windows
2 146 (11.47%) Linux
3 114 (8.96%) Unix
4 30 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (1.81%) Mac OS X
6 23 (1.81%) Windows Server
7 21 (1.65%) Windows Vista
8 20 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (0.94%) Solaris
9 12 (0.94%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.63%) AIX
11 6 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.47%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.39%) VMS
13 3 (0.24%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.16%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.079%) Android
15 1 (0.079%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.079%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 714 (56.09%) Information Security
2 327 (25.69%) Cybersecurity
3 261 (20.50%) Risk Management
4 218 (17.12%) Security Architecture
5 214 (16.81%) SIEM
6 211 (16.58%) ITIL
7 189 (14.85%) TOGAF
8 178 (13.98%) Security Operations
9 157 (12.33%) Project Management
10 150 (11.78%) Vulnerability Management
11 136 (10.68%) Penetration Testing
11 136 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
12 121 (9.51%) Security Management
13 118 (9.27%) PRINCE2
14 114 (8.96%) Information Assurance
15 112 (8.80%) Agile Software Development
16 95 (7.46%) Data Protection
17 94 (7.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 79 (6.21%) Risk Assessment
19 76 (5.97%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 76 (5.97%) Python
2 49 (3.85%) SQL
3 45 (3.53%) Java
4 36 (2.83%) PowerShell
5 34 (2.67%) Perl
6 22 (1.73%) C#
7 19 (1.49%) VB
8 17 (1.34%) C
9 11 (0.86%) Ruby
10 10 (0.79%) C++
11 9 (0.71%) PHP
12 7 (0.55%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.47%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.39%) JavaScript
15 3 (0.24%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.16%) Delphi
16 2 (0.16%) R
16 2 (0.16%) VBA
16 2 (0.16%) VBScript
17 1 (0.079%) Go
Qualifications
1 554 (43.52%) CISM
2 271 (21.29%) CISA
3 247 (19.40%) Security Cleared
4 180 (14.14%) SC Cleared
5 162 (12.73%) Degree
6 135 (10.60%) CESG Certified Professional
7 120 (9.43%) CEH
8 114 (8.96%) CLAS
9 88 (6.91%) Cisco Certification
10 78 (6.13%) CISMP
11 73 (5.73%) SANS
12 71 (5.58%) CRISC
13 66 (5.18%) GIAC
14 55 (4.32%) CCNP
14 55 (4.32%) ISEB
15 49 (3.85%) GCIH
16 46 (3.61%) CREST Certified
16 46 (3.61%) DV Cleared
17 45 (3.53%) ISSAP
18 33 (2.59%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 441 (34.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 195 (15.32%) PCI DSS
3 96 (7.54%) COBIT
4 50 (3.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 48 (3.77%) RMADS
6 45 (3.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 21 (1.65%) JSP 440
8 18 (1.41%) ISO27002
9 14 (1.10%) QA
10 12 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
11 10 (0.79%) COSO
11 10 (0.79%) GPG13
12 9 (0.71%) ISO27005
12 9 (0.71%) SLA
13 7 (0.55%) ISO22301
14 5 (0.39%) Basel III
14 5 (0.39%) SAS 70
15 4 (0.31%) Government Security Classifications
16 3 (0.24%) HIPAA
16 3 (0.24%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 148 (11.63%) Active Directory
2 35 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.34%) Sendmail
4 10 (0.79%) Snort
5 9 (0.71%) BitLocker
6 7 (0.55%) ProxySG
7 6 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.16%) Docker
9 2 (0.16%) Firmware
9 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.16%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.16%) XenApp
9 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.079%) etcd
10 1 (0.079%) flannel
10 1 (0.079%) RACF
10 1 (0.079%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.079%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (2.91%) SCCM
2 28 (2.20%) QRadar
3 25 (1.96%) Nessus
3 25 (1.96%) Puppet
4 21 (1.65%) Ansible
5 20 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
6 19 (1.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 14 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
8 12 (0.94%) EnCase
9 10 (0.79%) FortiGate
9 10 (0.79%) Kibana
9 10 (0.79%) logstash
10 9 (0.71%) RSA Security Analytics
11 8 (0.63%) SmoothWall
12 7 (0.55%) Nagios
12 7 (0.55%) WSUS
13 6 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (0.39%) ArcSight ESM
14 5 (0.39%) Nmap
14 5 (0.39%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 161 (12.65%) Cisco
2 126 (9.90%) Microsoft
3 71 (5.58%) Splunk
4 68 (5.34%) CheckPoint
5 67 (5.26%) Oracle
6 50 (3.93%) Intel Security
7 49 (3.85%) Qualys
8 45 (3.53%) ArcSight
9 41 (3.22%) Cyber-Ark
10 40 (3.14%) VMware
11 37 (2.91%) Palo Alto
12 35 (2.75%) Citrix
13 32 (2.51%) LogRhythm
14 30 (2.36%) IBM
15 28 (2.20%) Fortinet
16 25 (1.96%) Google
17 22 (1.73%) Symantec
18 20 (1.57%) F5
19 17 (1.34%) Forcepoint
19 17 (1.34%) Varonis
Manchester, Lancashire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £750 - £900 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Proteus Europe
Rate: £300 - £380 per day + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £550 - £590 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Empiric Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago