Period
to 19 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 73 95
Rank change year-on-year +3 +22 -20
Contract jobs citing CISSP 21 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.61% 1.16% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.67% 7.41% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 18
Cheshire median daily rate £514 £675 £638
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.85% +5.88% +40.11%
10th Percentile £410 £450 £301
90th Percentile £705 £738 £700
North West median daily rate £514 £548 £450
% change year-on-year -6.12% +21.67% -9.09%
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 180 189 385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.78% 15.62% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 127 195
Cheshire median daily rate £358 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.88% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £169 £140 £237
90th Percentile £550 £675 £575
North West median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +6.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 31
Cheshire median hourly rate £28.25 £20.00 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.25% +12.55% -6.47%
10th Percentile £16.93 £12.10 £16.01
90th Percentile £46.50 £39.96 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -11.95% +13.57% +39.33%

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 February 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 February 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 +9 13 £530 -21.48% 1
Chester - 2 £425 - 1
CISSP
North West

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 (80.95%) CISM
2 16 (76.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (66.67%) Information Security
4 12 (57.14%) Risk Management
4 12 (57.14%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (52.38%) Data Protection
5 11 (52.38%) Management Information System
6 9 (42.86%) ITIL
7 7 (33.33%) Project Management
7 7 (33.33%) PCI DSS
7 7 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (33.33%) Security Architecture
8 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (28.57%) SFIA
8 6 (28.57%) Security Management
8 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (23.81%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (23.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (23.81%) ITSM
9 5 (23.81%) Service Management
9 5 (23.81%) COBIT
9 5 (23.81%) Security Testing
9 5 (23.81%) Network Security
9 5 (23.81%) Supplier Management
9 5 (23.81%) IT Governance
10 4 (19.05%) Open Source
10 4 (19.05%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 4 (19.05%) CISA

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
1 1 (4.76%) PaaS
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) Network Security
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 3 (14.29%) FTP
2 3 (14.29%) Intranet
2 3 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
2 3 (14.29%) Retail Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Security Manager
2 6 (28.57%) Risk Manager
3 5 (23.81%) CISSP Manager
4 4 (19.05%) Consultant
4 4 (19.05%) IT Manager
4 4 (19.05%) IT Security Manager
4 4 (19.05%) Security Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Security Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Security Operations Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Operations Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Security Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Information Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Information Security Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Malware Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) SIEM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) JSON
1 3 (14.29%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Management Information System
2 7 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (14.29%) CESG
4 3 (14.29%) Cyberattack
5 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
6 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
1 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Information Security
2 12 (57.14%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (57.14%) Risk Management
3 11 (52.38%) Data Protection
4 9 (42.86%) ITIL
5 7 (33.33%) Project Management
5 7 (33.33%) Security Architecture
6 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (28.57%) Security Management
6 6 (28.57%) SFIA
7 5 (23.81%) IT Governance
7 5 (23.81%) ITSM
7 5 (23.81%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Security Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Service Management
7 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (23.81%) Supplier Management
7 5 (23.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (19.05%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 4 (19.05%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) COBOL
1 3 (14.29%) Java
1 3 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (80.95%) CISM
2 4 (19.05%) CISA
3 3 (14.29%) CCDP
3 3 (14.29%) CCIE
3 3 (14.29%) CCNP
3 3 (14.29%) Chartered Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (14.29%) GCED
3 3 (14.29%) GCFA
3 3 (14.29%) GCIA
3 3 (14.29%) GCIH
3 3 (14.29%) GIAC
3 3 (14.29%) GREM
3 3 (14.29%) GSEC
3 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (9.52%) Degree
5 1 (4.76%) MCSA
5 1 (4.76%) MCSE
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (76.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 6 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 5 (23.81%) COBIT
5 3 (14.29%) CESG Infosec
5 3 (14.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (4.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (4.76%) XenApp
1 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) IBM BigFix
2 2 (9.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Citrix
2 1 (4.76%) Darktrace
2 1 (4.76%) Digital Shadows
2 1 (4.76%) Ivanti