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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 271 320 338
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +18
Contract jobs citing CISSP 370 263 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.54% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.62% 2.89% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 163 111
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £344 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £579 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £495 £484 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +13.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
10220 9096 8066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.13% 18.69% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5946 4944 4255
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 427 565
Average hourly rate £19.35 £18.55 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% -19.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.85 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.90%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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
(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 +33 341 £500 +11.11% 128
London -17 124 £500 +11.11% 48
South East +64 122 £513 +2.50% 31
Berkshire +48 62 £525 +5.00% 17
Surrey +26 39 £500 -7.40% 5
North West -3 36 £495 -2.94% 7
Staines +13 35 £506 - 1
South West 0 33 £525 +101.92% 17
City of London +14 29 £500 +9.58% 10
Devon +9 15 £525 -
Scotland +1 15 £451 +8.61% 2
Reading +18 12 £375 -16.66% 5
Manchester -3 12 £500 -4.76% 5
Yorkshire +8 11 £400 -20.00% 5
West Yorkshire +3 9 £400 -20.00% 3
Gloucestershire -15 9 £388 +58.16% 6
Middlesex +6 8 £572 +34.58%
Lancashire -11 8 £485 +79.79%
Cheshire -7 7 £563 +10.29% 1
East of England +3 6 £618 +77.06% 8
West Midlands -2 6 £413 +3.12% 8
Cheltenham -13 6 £375 +53.06% 1
Leeds - 6 £400 - 3
Glasgow -2 5 - - 1
West Sussex -5 5 £290 -
Bristol - 5 £245 - 9
Wiltshire -8 4 £500 - 1
Swindon - 4 £500 - 1
East Midlands +2 3 £675 +58.82% 4
Birmingham -2 3 £388 -3.12% 5

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 471 (56.95%) Information Security
2 369 (44.62%) CISM
3 251 (30.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 233 (28.17%) Firewall
5 191 (23.10%) Risk Management
5 191 (23.10%) Security Cleared
6 189 (22.85%) ITIL
7 184 (22.25%) Finance
8 161 (19.47%) CISA
9 146 (17.65%) SC Cleared
10 141 (17.05%) Management Information System
11 134 (16.20%) PCI DSS
12 131 (15.84%) Cisco
13 128 (15.48%) Degree
14 127 (15.36%) Windows
15 125 (15.11%) Network Security
16 107 (12.94%) Cisco Certification
17 105 (12.70%) Security Management
18 95 (11.49%) CheckPoint
18 95 (11.49%) Security Architecture
19 94 (11.37%) Penetration Testing
19 94 (11.37%) Vulnerability Management
20 93 (11.25%) UNIX
21 91 (11.00%) TOGAF
22 90 (10.88%) Linux
23 88 (10.64%) TCP/IP
23 88 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
24 84 (10.16%) CEH
25 80 (9.67%) CRISC
26 79 (9.55%) Microsoft

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 41 (4.96%) IIS
2 14 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 6 (0.73%) Apache
4 4 (0.48%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.36%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.36%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.12%) CMS
6 1 (0.12%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.12%) Lync
Applications
1 24 (2.90%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.66%) MS Office
3 9 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.85%) MS Project
5 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.09%) assyst
2 8 (0.97%) RMDS
3 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.24%) Summit
4 2 (0.24%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (1.45%) IaaS
2 6 (0.73%) SaaS
3 5 (0.60%) PaaS
4 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 233 (28.17%) Firewall
2 125 (15.11%) Network Security
3 88 (10.64%) TCP/IP
4 68 (8.22%) Intrusion Detection
5 57 (6.89%) Internet
6 53 (6.41%) OSPF
7 50 (6.05%) LAN
8 46 (5.56%) VPN
9 45 (5.44%) Cisco ASA
10 43 (5.20%) WAN
11 37 (4.47%) SSL
12 31 (3.75%) DNS
12 31 (3.75%) Wireless
13 26 (3.14%) IPsec
13 26 (3.14%) MPLS
14 25 (3.02%) DHCP
15 24 (2.90%) SNMP
16 21 (2.54%) FTP
17 20 (2.42%) Cisco Nexus
18 19 (2.30%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (0.60%) Big Data
4 4 (0.48%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.48%) MS Access
4 4 (0.48%) MySQL
4 4 (0.48%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (0.48%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (0.85%) Metasploit
2 4 (0.48%) GDB
3 3 (0.36%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.12%) MSI
4 1 (0.12%) AppScan
4 1 (0.12%) Rational Rose
General
1 184 (22.25%) Finance
2 66 (7.98%) Telecoms
3 57 (6.89%) Banking
4 49 (5.93%) Legal
5 27 (3.26%) Retail
6 18 (2.18%) Law
7 17 (2.06%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.93%) Publishing
9 13 (1.57%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.57%) Investment Banking
10 11 (1.33%) Games
11 8 (0.97%) Advertising
12 4 (0.48%) Marketing
13 2 (0.24%) German Language
13 2 (0.24%) Local Government
13 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.24%) Back Office
13 2 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 208 (25.15%) Consultant
2 175 (21.16%) Analyst
3 172 (20.80%) Security Consultant
4 155 (18.74%) Security Analyst
5 96 (11.61%) Architect
6 81 (9.79%) Security Architect
7 76 (9.19%) Security Engineer
8 68 (8.22%) Information Analyst
9 67 (8.10%) Information Security Analyst
10 64 (7.74%) Security Manager
11 49 (5.93%) Information Security Consultant
12 41 (4.96%) Network Engineer
13 34 (4.11%) Security Specialist
14 33 (3.99%) Project Manager
14 33 (3.99%) Network Security Engineer
15 29 (3.51%) Information Manager
16 27 (3.26%) Information Security Manager
17 26 (3.14%) IT Security Analyst
18 24 (2.90%) Design Engineer
19 22 (2.66%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.90%) SAML
1 24 (2.90%) OAuth
1 24 (2.90%) OpenID
2 13 (1.57%) Web Services
3 10 (1.21%) JSP
4 8 (0.97%) Rendezvous
5 7 (0.85%) Middleware
6 3 (0.36%) .NET
6 3 (0.36%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.24%) JCE
8 1 (0.12%) J2EE
8 1 (0.12%) CSS
8 1 (0.12%) WAP
8 1 (0.12%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 141 (17.05%) Management Information System
2 56 (6.77%) CESG
3 52 (6.29%) Computer Science
4 45 (5.44%) CESG CLAS
5 44 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (3.99%) RMADS
7 30 (3.63%) Data Protection Act
8 28 (3.39%) PKI
9 22 (2.66%) Cryptography
10 21 (2.54%) SecurID
11 16 (1.93%) Smart Meter
12 13 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.45%) Mathematics
14 9 (1.09%) FMCG
15 8 (0.97%) Open Source
16 7 (0.85%) CMDB
16 7 (0.85%) PMI
17 6 (0.73%) Human Factors
18 4 (0.48%) Freedom of Information Act
18 4 (0.48%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 127 (15.36%) Windows
2 93 (11.25%) UNIX
3 90 (10.88%) Linux
4 19 (2.30%) Solaris
5 12 (1.45%) AIX
6 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.24%) HPUX
8 1 (0.12%) Android
8 1 (0.12%) VMS
8 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (56.95%) Information Security
2 191 (23.10%) Risk Management
3 189 (22.85%) ITIL
4 105 (12.70%) Security Management
5 95 (11.49%) Security Architecture
6 94 (11.37%) Vulnerability Management
6 94 (11.37%) Penetration Testing
7 91 (11.00%) TOGAF
8 88 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 78 (9.43%) PRINCE2
10 69 (8.34%) Information Assurance
11 68 (8.22%) Data Protection
12 63 (7.62%) Incident Management
13 62 (7.50%) SIEM
14 59 (7.13%) Risk Assessment
15 58 (7.01%) Cyber Security
16 56 (6.77%) Project Management
17 53 (6.41%) Information Security Management
18 48 (5.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 48 (5.80%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 31 (3.75%) SQL
2 14 (1.69%) C
2 14 (1.69%) Python
3 12 (1.45%) Perl
4 9 (1.09%) Shell Script
5 8 (0.97%) Java
6 5 (0.60%) C++
7 4 (0.48%) PHP
7 4 (0.48%) VB
7 4 (0.48%) VC++
7 4 (0.48%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.36%) Ruby
9 2 (0.24%) C#
10 1 (0.12%) R
Qualifications
1 369 (44.62%) CISM
2 191 (23.10%) Security Cleared
3 161 (19.47%) CISA
4 146 (17.65%) SC Cleared
5 128 (15.48%) Degree
6 107 (12.94%) Cisco Certification
7 84 (10.16%) CEH
8 80 (9.67%) CRISC
9 78 (9.43%) GIAC
10 55 (6.65%) DV Cleared
11 50 (6.05%) CCNA
12 49 (5.93%) CCNP
13 37 (4.47%) GCIA
14 33 (3.99%) CCIE
15 31 (3.75%) CCSA
16 27 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
16 27 (3.26%) ISSAP
17 25 (3.02%) PMP
17 25 (3.02%) PMI Certification
18 23 (2.78%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 251 (30.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 134 (16.20%) PCI DSS
3 52 (6.29%) COBIT
4 27 (3.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 23 (2.78%) SLA
6 21 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 16 (1.93%) QA
8 12 (1.45%) JSP 440
9 7 (0.85%) ISO 9000
9 7 (0.85%) BS7799
10 4 (0.48%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.48%) COSO
11 2 (0.24%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.12%) GPG13
System Software
1 49 (5.93%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.45%) Nmap
4 10 (1.21%) Snort
5 4 (0.48%) ProxySG
5 4 (0.48%) XenApp
5 4 (0.48%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.24%) UAG
6 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 32 (3.87%) Nessus
2 13 (1.57%) Puppet
2 13 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (1.45%) SCCM
4 5 (0.60%) OPNET
4 5 (0.60%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 5 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.36%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.36%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 3 (0.36%) WebInspect
6 3 (0.36%) CORE IMPACT
7 2 (0.24%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 131 (15.84%) Cisco
2 95 (11.49%) CheckPoint
3 79 (9.55%) Microsoft
4 53 (6.41%) Juniper
5 48 (5.80%) ArcSight
6 46 (5.56%) F5
7 33 (3.99%) Fortinet
8 32 (3.87%) Tufin
9 31 (3.75%) Qualys
10 30 (3.63%) Oracle
11 28 (3.39%) HP
11 28 (3.39%) VMware
12 19 (2.30%) Blue Coat
12 19 (2.30%) McAfee
13 16 (1.93%) AlgoSec
14 14 (1.69%) TippingPoint
15 13 (1.57%) CA
16 12 (1.45%) Sun
16 12 (1.45%) BMC
16 12 (1.45%) Websense
Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £530 - £560 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Windsor
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hudson IT
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Expenses
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Expenses
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £400 - £465 a day
Posted: 13 days ago
Dundee
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £425.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
High Wycombe or Cardiff
Church International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day all inclusive
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £460.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago