The table below looks at the statistics for CISSP in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CISSP over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 111 102 101
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing CISSP 11 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.44% 0.097% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.40% 0.76% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 5
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£525 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - £40.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
458 262 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.32% 12.73% 16.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 158 174
Average daily rate £350 £345 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 12 32
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.90% -23.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.12 £23.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

CISSP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CISSP across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CISSP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

CISSP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CISSP across the West Midlands region.

CISSP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

CISSP
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CISSP across the West Midlands region.

CISSP Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

CISSP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 October 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
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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
Birmingham -5 3 - - 2
Shropshire - 1 £400 -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - -
CISSP
England

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 12 (85.71%) Information Security
1 12 (85.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (78.57%) CISM
3 6 (42.86%) ITIL
3 6 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (42.86%) ISMS
3 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (35.71%) Data Protection
5 3 (21.43%) Security Management
5 3 (21.43%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS
6 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
6 2 (14.29%) Splunk
6 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 2 (14.29%) Nessus
6 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (14.29%) Information Security Management
7 1 (7.14%) Firewall
7 1 (7.14%) SQL
7 1 (7.14%) Oracle
7 1 (7.14%) UNIX
7 1 (7.14%) Windows
7 1 (7.14%) Linux
7 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (7.14%) SSL
7 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (7.14%) Management Information System

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) SSL
1 1 (7.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Consultant
1 8 (57.14%) Security Consultant
2 5 (35.71%) Security Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Information Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) IT Security Officer
5 1 (7.14%) Security Officer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Information Security
2 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 6 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (42.86%) ISMS
3 5 (35.71%) Data Protection
4 3 (21.43%) Security Management
5 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
5 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (14.29%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (85.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS
3 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Splunk
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Qualys