Period
to 30 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 30 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
London > Central London
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 167 208 203
Rank change year-on-year +41 -5 +22
Contract jobs citing CISSP 34 79 91
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.63% 0.88% 0.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.12% 5.92% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 60 61
Median daily rate £590 £525 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.38% -8.70% +9.52%
10th Percentile £462 £424 £413
90th Percentile £821 £750 £738
London median daily rate £550 £575 £525
% change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - -

CISSP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Central London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 826 1,334 1,344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 15.37% 14.85% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 894 920
Median daily rate £495 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £263
90th Percentile £663 £675 £688
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 44
Median hourly rate £33.75 £20.91 £21.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.39% -3.88% +18.57%
10th Percentile £19.48 £13.45 £16.02
90th Percentile £52.25 £41.30 £52.10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +62.79% -21.82%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing CISSP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in Central London

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CISSP in Central London.

Daily rate trend for CISSP in Central London

CISSP
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CISSP in Central London over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CISSP in Central London

CISSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CISSP in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for CISSP in Central London

CISSP
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the Central London region over the 6 months to 30 March 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +23 29 £538 +2.38% 9
West End of London +39 3 £630 +20.00%
City of Westminster - 3 £630 -
Southwark - 1 £500 -
CISSP
London

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, IT contractor jobs citing CISSP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 14 (41.18%) CISM
2 11 (32.35%) Finance
3 9 (26.47%) Privileged Access Management
3 9 (26.47%) Vulnerability Management
4 8 (23.53%) Security Monitoring
4 8 (23.53%) NIST
5 7 (20.59%) Information Security
5 7 (20.59%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (17.65%) Identity Access Management
6 6 (17.65%) Threat Detection
6 6 (17.65%) SIEM
6 6 (17.65%) CISA
6 6 (17.65%) Incident Management
6 6 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
6 6 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (14.71%) Risk Management
7 5 (14.71%) Legal
7 5 (14.71%) Firewall
7 5 (14.71%) Use Case
7 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
7 5 (14.71%) Security Operations
8 4 (11.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 4 (11.76%) Cyber Defence
8 4 (11.76%) GDPR
8 4 (11.76%) Security Architecture
8 4 (11.76%) Splunk
8 4 (11.76%) SABSA
8 4 (11.76%) Qualys

CISSP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) AWS
1 2 (5.88%) Azure
1 2 (5.88%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) Firewall
2 3 (8.82%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (2.94%) Internet
3 1 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.94%) Network Security
3 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Legal
3 2 (5.88%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) International Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.94%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Analyst
2 11 (32.35%) Architect
2 11 (32.35%) Security Analyst
3 10 (29.41%) IT Analyst
3 10 (29.41%) IT Security Analyst
4 9 (26.47%) Security Architect
5 5 (14.71%) Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) Security Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) AWS Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Azure Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Data Protection Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) E-Discovery Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Information Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Information Security Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Security Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Security Technical Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Technical Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.76%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (5.88%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.94%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Privileged Access Management
1 9 (26.47%) Vulnerability Management
2 8 (23.53%) Security Monitoring
3 7 (20.59%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (20.59%) Information Security
4 6 (17.65%) Identity Access Management
4 6 (17.65%) Incident Management
4 6 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (17.65%) SIEM
4 6 (17.65%) Threat Detection
5 5 (14.71%) Risk Management
5 5 (14.71%) Security Operations
5 5 (14.71%) Use Case
6 4 (11.76%) SABSA
6 4 (11.76%) Security Architecture
6 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (11.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 3 (8.82%) Analytics
7 3 (8.82%) Programme Management
7 3 (8.82%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) CISM
2 6 (17.65%) CISA
3 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
4 3 (8.82%) GIAC
5 2 (5.88%) CRISC
5 2 (5.88%) Degree
5 2 (5.88%) FFIEC
5 2 (5.88%) GCIH
5 2 (5.88%) ISSAP
5 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) CGEIT
6 1 (2.94%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (2.94%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (2.94%) CLAS
6 1 (2.94%) CREST Certified
6 1 (2.94%) GPEN
6 1 (2.94%) OSCP
6 1 (2.94%) SANS
6 1 (2.94%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) NIST
2 6 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (11.76%) GDPR
4 3 (8.82%) NCSC
5 2 (5.88%) COBIT
5 2 (5.88%) PCI DSS
6 1 (2.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (2.94%) JSP 440
6 1 (2.94%) NIST 800
6 1 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Qualys
1 4 (11.76%) Splunk
2 3 (8.82%) OneTrust
3 2 (5.88%) BeyondTrust
3 2 (5.88%) CyberArk
4 1 (2.94%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco
4 1 (2.94%) Sun