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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 263 316 382
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +66
Contract jobs citing CISSP 409 281 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.53% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.93% 2.99% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 149 135
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£450 £480 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £301 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £398
% change year-on-year
- +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Average hourly rate £43.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - £32.50

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
10416 9394 10251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.80% 17.66% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5899 5140 5257
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 491 640
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.85 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +56 377 £450 -8.16% 99
London +78 197 £450 -10.00% 45
North West +23 62 £500 +26.18% 12
South East -17 57 £450 -10.00% 19
City of London +46 51 £475 -4.52% 18
South West -9 28 £448 -10.50% 4
Berkshire -4 25 £453 -9.50% 12
Manchester +12 24 £475 -5.00% 6
Cheshire +5 23 £495 +32.88% 2
Scotland -2 23 £419 +13.48% 6
East Midlands +20 14 £425 +30.76% 2
Hampshire -5 14 £450 +80.00% 1
Warrington -7 12 £500 +41.84%
Edinburgh -5 11 £406 +1.56% 3
Glasgow -6 9 £423 +40.36% 3
Basingstoke - 9 £450 -
Somerset - 9 £485 -
East of England -12 8 £550 - 5
West Midlands -6 7 £525 +9.37% 2
West Sussex +9 6 £320 -20.00% 1
Reading +1 6 £255 -49.00% 2
Northampton - 6 £438 -
Taunton - 6 £473 -
Northamptonshire - 6 £438 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £675 - 2
Gloucestershire - 5 £425 - 1
Nottingham +14 4 £413 -
Nottinghamshire +9 4 £413 -
Middlesex 0 4 £438 -2.77%
Surrey -11 4 £450 +2.85% 4

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 391 (53.71%) Information Security
2 308 (42.31%) CISM
3 221 (30.36%) Finance
4 207 (28.43%) Firewall
5 190 (26.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 173 (23.76%) CISA
7 149 (20.47%) Windows
8 146 (20.05%) Risk Management
9 145 (19.92%) Management Information System
10 144 (19.78%) ITIL
11 127 (17.45%) Cisco Certification
12 114 (15.66%) Cisco
13 111 (15.25%) Microsoft
14 108 (14.84%) Degree
15 104 (14.29%) Security Architecture
16 102 (14.01%) Network Security
17 100 (13.74%) Security Management
18 98 (13.46%) CheckPoint
19 96 (13.19%) UNIX
20 93 (12.77%) PCI DSS
21 91 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
22 90 (12.36%) Security Cleared
23 85 (11.68%) TOGAF
24 81 (11.13%) Banking
24 81 (11.13%) Risk Assessment
25 80 (10.99%) CEH
26 77 (10.58%) Linux
27 74 (10.16%) GIAC
28 73 (10.03%) SIEM
29 72 (9.89%) Vulnerability Management

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 50 (6.87%) IIS
2 29 (3.98%) Apache
3 17 (2.34%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.37%) CMS
4 10 (1.37%) Joomla!
5 6 (0.82%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.69%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.69%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.55%) SAS
8 3 (0.41%) SAP Web AS
9 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 45 (6.18%) MS Excel
2 33 (4.53%) MS Office
3 25 (3.43%) MS Visio
4 15 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.37%) assyst
2 5 (0.69%) Summit
3 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.14%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.14%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.65%) IaaS
2 5 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.41%) SaaS
3 3 (0.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 207 (28.43%) Firewall
2 102 (14.01%) Network Security
3 63 (8.65%) TCP/IP
4 45 (6.18%) Internet
5 43 (5.91%) Cisco ASA
6 41 (5.63%) VPN
7 38 (5.22%) Intrusion Detection
8 37 (5.08%) OSPF
9 27 (3.71%) Cisco PIX
10 26 (3.57%) WAN
10 26 (3.57%) LAN
11 25 (3.43%) IPsec
12 24 (3.30%) Wireless
12 24 (3.30%) SNMP
13 22 (3.02%) VoIP
14 21 (2.88%) Intranet
14 21 (2.88%) BGP
15 19 (2.61%) DNS
16 18 (2.47%) FWSM
17 17 (2.34%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.47%) MySQL
2 13 (1.79%) SQL Server
3 7 (0.96%) DB2
4 5 (0.69%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.55%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.55%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.41%) Big Data
7 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.27%) MS Access
8 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (0.55%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.14%) QADirector
General
1 221 (30.36%) Finance
2 81 (11.13%) Banking
3 32 (4.40%) Financial Institution
4 29 (3.98%) Retail
5 28 (3.85%) Legal
6 25 (3.43%) Telecoms
7 20 (2.75%) Investment Banking
8 16 (2.20%) Law
9 12 (1.65%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.65%) Publishing
10 11 (1.51%) Advertising
11 4 (0.55%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.55%) International Banking
12 3 (0.41%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.41%) Military
13 2 (0.27%) Games
13 2 (0.27%) Marketing
13 2 (0.27%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.27%) French Language
13 2 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 166 (22.80%) Analyst
2 153 (21.02%) Security Analyst
3 145 (19.92%) Consultant
4 126 (17.31%) Security Consultant
5 115 (15.80%) Architect
6 98 (13.46%) Security Architect
7 75 (10.30%) Security Engineer
8 56 (7.69%) Information Analyst
9 54 (7.42%) Information Security Analyst
10 52 (7.14%) Security Manager
11 42 (5.77%) Security Specialist
12 38 (5.22%) Information Security Consultant
13 37 (5.08%) Information Manager
14 35 (4.81%) Senior Analyst
15 34 (4.67%) Senior Security Analyst
16 33 (4.53%) Network Engineer
17 29 (3.98%) Information Security Manager
18 28 (3.85%) Information Specialist
19 27 (3.71%) Information Security Specialist
20 23 (3.16%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.06%) Middleware
2 7 (0.96%) Web Services
2 7 (0.96%) XML
3 6 (0.82%) .NET
4 5 (0.69%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.41%) OLE
5 3 (0.41%) JSP
6 2 (0.27%) SAML
7 1 (0.14%) WAP
7 1 (0.14%) LAMP
7 1 (0.14%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 145 (19.92%) Management Information System
2 67 (9.20%) CESG
3 43 (5.91%) Computer Science
4 31 (4.26%) CESG CLAS
5 27 (3.71%) RMADS
6 24 (3.30%) Open Source
7 22 (3.02%) Data Protection Act
8 15 (2.06%) PKI
9 14 (1.92%) Economics
10 12 (1.65%) E-Learning
11 11 (1.51%) CMDB
12 10 (1.37%) PMI
13 7 (0.96%) SecurID
13 7 (0.96%) Cryptography
14 6 (0.82%) Mobile Computing
15 5 (0.69%) Smart Meter
15 5 (0.69%) Human Factors
16 4 (0.55%) SCADA
17 3 (0.41%) IBM Mainframe
17 3 (0.41%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 149 (20.47%) Windows
2 96 (13.19%) UNIX
3 77 (10.58%) Linux
4 15 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (1.65%) Solaris
6 10 (1.37%) VMS
7 6 (0.82%) AIX
8 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.41%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.27%) HPUX
12 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.14%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (53.71%) Information Security
2 146 (20.05%) Risk Management
3 144 (19.78%) ITIL
4 104 (14.29%) Security Architecture
5 100 (13.74%) Security Management
6 91 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
7 85 (11.68%) TOGAF
8 81 (11.13%) Risk Assessment
9 73 (10.03%) SIEM
10 72 (9.89%) Vulnerability Management
11 60 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
12 59 (8.10%) Information Security Management
13 57 (7.83%) Cyber Security
14 56 (7.69%) Data Protection
15 44 (6.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 41 (5.63%) Information Assurance
17 40 (5.49%) SABSA
17 40 (5.49%) PRINCE2
18 37 (5.08%) Service Management
19 34 (4.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (3.57%) SQL
2 18 (2.47%) C
3 17 (2.34%) Ruby
4 15 (2.06%) Bash Shell
4 15 (2.06%) Python
5 14 (1.92%) PHP
6 7 (0.96%) Java
7 5 (0.69%) Perl
7 5 (0.69%) C++
8 4 (0.55%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 308 (42.31%) CISM
2 173 (23.76%) CISA
3 127 (17.45%) Cisco Certification
4 108 (14.84%) Degree
5 90 (12.36%) Security Cleared
6 80 (10.99%) CEH
7 74 (10.16%) GIAC
8 60 (8.24%) SC Cleared
9 52 (7.14%) CCNA
10 49 (6.73%) CCNP
11 42 (5.77%) CCSP
11 42 (5.77%) CRISC
12 37 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
12 37 (5.08%) CCSA
13 36 (4.95%) CCIE
14 32 (4.40%) CCSE
15 28 (3.85%) MCSE
16 23 (3.16%) GCIA
17 21 (2.88%) Check Point Certification
18 19 (2.61%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (26.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 93 (12.77%) PCI DSS
3 41 (5.63%) COBIT
4 36 (4.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 22 (3.02%) QA
6 14 (1.92%) BS7799
7 10 (1.37%) ISO 9000
8 9 (1.24%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.82%) SLA
9 6 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 6 (0.82%) JSP 440
10 5 (0.69%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.27%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.27%) COREP
11 2 (0.27%) FINREP
12 1 (0.14%) COSO
12 1 (0.14%) GPG13
12 1 (0.14%) BS25999
System Software
1 54 (7.42%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.47%) Snort
3 16 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.69%) Nmap
5 3 (0.41%) RACF
5 3 (0.41%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.14%) vSphere
7 1 (0.14%) UAG
7 1 (0.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 19 (2.61%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 16 (2.20%) Nessus
2 16 (2.20%) Tivoli
2 16 (2.20%) FortiGate
3 13 (1.79%) SCCM
4 10 (1.37%) Oracle Identity Management
5 8 (1.10%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 5 (0.69%) Puppet
6 5 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.41%) CORE IMPACT
8 2 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.27%) OpenView
8 2 (0.27%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.14%) OPNET
9 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.14%) Netcool
9 1 (0.14%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 114 (15.66%) Cisco
2 111 (15.25%) Microsoft
3 98 (13.46%) CheckPoint
4 62 (8.52%) Juniper
5 41 (5.63%) Oracle
6 31 (4.26%) McAfee
7 30 (4.12%) Qualys
8 27 (3.71%) F5
9 26 (3.57%) Blue Coat
10 21 (2.88%) HP
11 20 (2.75%) SAP
12 18 (2.47%) Red Hat
13 16 (2.20%) VMware
13 16 (2.20%) Fortinet
14 14 (1.92%) Cyber-Ark
14 14 (1.92%) Websense
14 14 (1.92%) IBM
15 13 (1.79%) Nokia
15 13 (1.79%) ArcSight
16 8 (1.10%) Tufin
London
N T T Com Security
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 3 Months
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
JM
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £500 - £525 a day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ifftner Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per day + Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago