Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 58 115
Rank change year-on-year -15 +57 -19
Contract jobs citing CISSP 22 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.67% 1.88% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.68% 10.94% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 5
Cheshire median daily rate £500 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +20.00% -25.00%
10th Percentile £391 £388 £363
90th Percentile £545 £450 £575
North West median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.82%
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 206 192 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.68% 17.19% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 102 246
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £369 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.47% -13.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £259
90th Percentile £514 £549 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 28 16
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +4.35% +58.58%
10th Percentile £19.83 £11.31 £15.92
90th Percentile £67.50 £65.00 £66.25
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +59.24%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Warrington -3 5 £530 +17.78%
Chester - 4 £425 -
Knutsford -8 3 £400 -
Wilmslow - 1 £500 -
CISSP
North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 17 (77.27%) Information Security
2 14 (63.64%) Risk Management
3 13 (59.09%) CISM
4 9 (40.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (40.91%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (36.36%) Finance
6 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
6 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (27.27%) Project Planning
6 6 (27.27%) Data Protection
6 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (27.27%) Virtual Team
7 5 (22.73%) Security Architecture
7 5 (22.73%) Security Management
8 4 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (18.18%) CISA
8 4 (18.18%) Information Security Management
8 4 (18.18%) Java
8 4 (18.18%) ITIL
8 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
8 4 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 4 (18.18%) Remediation Plan
8 4 (18.18%) Open Source
9 3 (13.64%) Threat Intelligence
9 3 (13.64%) Security Monitoring
9 3 (13.64%) Security Operations
9 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)

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 (13.64%) Network Security
2 2 (9.09%) 802.11
2 2 (9.09%) BGP
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) FTP
2 2 (9.09%) HSRP
2 2 (9.09%) Intranet
2 2 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (9.09%) IPsec
2 2 (9.09%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) GIS
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Legal
4 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Architect
1 6 (27.27%) Security Architect
2 5 (22.73%) Consultant
2 5 (22.73%) Security Consultant
3 4 (18.18%) Security Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Risk Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Security Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) CISSP Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) CISSP Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Malware Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Network Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Security Operations Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Operations Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Security Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) SIEM Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
1 2 (9.09%) 802.1X
1 2 (9.09%) JSON
1 2 (9.09%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
1 6 (27.27%) Virtual Team
2 4 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (9.09%) CESG
3 2 (9.09%) Cyberattack
3 2 (9.09%) Digital Signage
3 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Information Security
2 14 (63.64%) Risk Management
3 9 (40.91%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (27.27%) Data Protection
4 6 (27.27%) Project Planning
4 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (22.73%) Security Architecture
5 5 (22.73%) Security Management
6 4 (18.18%) Information Security Management
6 4 (18.18%) ITIL
6 4 (18.18%) Open Source
6 4 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Remediation Plan
6 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 4 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
7 3 (13.64%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 3 (13.64%) Security Monitoring
7 3 (13.64%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) COBOL
2 2 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) CISM
2 4 (18.18%) CISA
3 3 (13.64%) Degree
4 2 (9.09%) CCIE
4 2 (9.09%) CCNP
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (9.09%) CSSLP
4 2 (9.09%) GCED
4 2 (9.09%) GCFA
4 2 (9.09%) GCIA
4 2 (9.09%) GCIH
4 2 (9.09%) GIAC
4 2 (9.09%) GREM
4 2 (9.09%) GSEC
5 1 (4.55%) ACCA
5 1 (4.55%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (13.64%) COBIT
2 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 3 (13.64%) PCI DSS
3 2 (9.09%) CESG Infosec
3 2 (9.09%) Data Quality
3 2 (9.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (4.55%) GDPR
4 1 (4.55%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Cisco
1 1 (4.55%) Darktrace
1 1 (4.55%) Digital Shadows
1 1 (4.55%) IBM
1 1 (4.55%) Imperva
1 1 (4.55%) Splunk