The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 82 65
Rank change year-on-year +30 -17  
Contract jobs citing CISSP 4 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.74% 0.100% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.44% 0.38% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
Median daily rate £411 £700 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.25% +53.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £700 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £700 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.77% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.62 £50.00 £68.00
% change year-on-year +25.24% -26.47%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 90 260 177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 16.70% 25.87% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 125 95
Median daily rate £420 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 14
Median hourly rate £18.68 £35.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.62% +86.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.92 £16.84 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.98 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing CISSP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in Cheshire

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CISSP in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for CISSP in Cheshire

CISSP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
Warrington +32 2 £411 -41.25%
CISSP
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 across the Cheshire region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 10 (90.91%) Information Security
2 6 (54.55%) Risk Management
2 6 (54.55%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL
3 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (36.36%) CESG
3 4 (36.36%) TOGAF
3 4 (36.36%) MBCS
3 4 (36.36%) CITP
3 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) Security Architecture
3 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (36.36%) CESG Certified Professional
3 4 (36.36%) IISP
4 3 (27.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (27.27%) Internal Audit
4 3 (27.27%) Matrix Organization
4 3 (27.27%) CRISC
4 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) Load Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Network Security
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) Banking
4 3 (27.27%) CISA
4 3 (27.27%) CISM
5 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
5 2 (18.18%) Virtual Team

CISSP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Network Security
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Risk Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Security Architect
4 2 (18.18%) Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Domain Architect
4 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Operational Risk Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Security Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) CISSP Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Principal Security Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Security Officer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Security Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Security Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Solutions Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (36.36%) CESG
2 3 (27.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 2 (18.18%) Virtual Team
4 1 (9.09%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
4 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
4 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Information Security
2 6 (54.55%) Risk Management
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL
3 4 (36.36%) Security Architecture
3 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (36.36%) TOGAF
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) Internal Audit
4 3 (27.27%) Load Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
6 1 (9.09%) Business Transformation
6 1 (9.09%) ISMS
6 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
6 1 (9.09%) Migration
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (9.09%) Virtual Team Management
6 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) CESG Certified Professional
1 4 (36.36%) CITP
1 4 (36.36%) IISP
1 4 (36.36%) MBCS
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) CISA
2 3 (27.27%) CISM
2 3 (27.27%) CRISC
2 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (9.09%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Intel Security