Period
to 19 August 2018

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 6 months to 19 August 2018 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
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 65 104
Rank change year-on-year -14 +39 +1
Contract jobs citing CISSP 20 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.51% 1.88% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.06% 11.68% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Cheshire median daily rate £404 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.28% +20.00% -21.05%
10th Percentile £369 £450 £363
90th Percentile £488 £450 £388
North West median daily rate £438 £475 £575
% change year-on-year -7.89% -17.39% +38.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West 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 Cheshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cheshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 248 197 396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.73% 16.08% 22.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 117 222
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £365 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -14.12% +6.25%
10th Percentile £215 £240 £264
90th Percentile £560 £515 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 7
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +52.38% +29.95%
10th Percentile £16.44 £15.84 £11.82
90th Percentile £67.50 £65.00 £71.25
North West median hourly rate £34.90 £38.75 £37.48
% change year-on-year -9.94% +3.40% +26.09%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing CISSP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 August 2018. 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
Knutsford -3 3 £400 -
Chester - 3 £413 -
Wilmslow - 1 £500 -
CISSP
North West

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 15 (75.00%) Information Security
2 14 (70.00%) Finance
3 13 (65.00%) Risk Management
3 13 (65.00%) CISM
4 12 (60.00%) Project Planning
4 12 (60.00%) Virtual Team
5 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (40.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 4 (20.00%) Virtual Team Management
8 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
9 3 (15.00%) Degree
9 3 (15.00%) Security Architecture
9 3 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
10 2 (10.00%) Data Quality
10 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (10.00%) HSRP
10 2 (10.00%) Analytics
10 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (10.00%) 802.1X
10 2 (10.00%) Server Patching
10 2 (10.00%) Threat Modelling
10 2 (10.00%) Server Management
10 2 (10.00%) Digital Signage
10 2 (10.00%) Data Loss Prevention
10 2 (10.00%) CSSLP
10 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (10.00%) Network Security
10 2 (10.00%) OWASP

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 2 (10.00%) 802.11
1 2 (10.00%) BGP
1 2 (10.00%) HSRP
1 2 (10.00%) IPsec
1 2 (10.00%) Network Security
1 2 (10.00%) OSPF
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) GIS
General
1 14 (70.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Architect
1 11 (55.00%) Security Architect
2 6 (30.00%) Consultant
2 6 (30.00%) Security Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Digital Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Network Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Security Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Security Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Information Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Information Assurance Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) IT Technician
4 1 (5.00%) Lead Security Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Security Technician
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (10.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (60.00%) Virtual Team
2 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.00%) Digital Signage
3 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Information Security
2 13 (65.00%) Risk Management
3 12 (60.00%) Project Planning
4 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (40.00%) Waterfall
5 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 4 (20.00%) Virtual Team Management
8 3 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (15.00%) Security Architecture
9 2 (10.00%) Analytics
9 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity
9 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (10.00%) Data Loss Prevention
9 2 (10.00%) Migration
9 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (10.00%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) CISM
2 3 (15.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) CCIE
3 2 (10.00%) CCNP
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (10.00%) CSSLP
4 1 (5.00%) ACCA
4 1 (5.00%) CEH
4 1 (5.00%) CISA
4 1 (5.00%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (5.00%) CRISC
4 1 (5.00%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.00%) COBIT
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco
1 1 (5.00%) HP
1 1 (5.00%) IBM
1 1 (5.00%) Imperva
1 1 (5.00%) Splunk