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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 77 76
Rank change year-on-year +39 -1  
Contract jobs citing CISSP 19 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.01% 0.54% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.79% 2.37% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £375 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -23.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £70.00 £51.17
% change year-on-year -34.28% +36.79%  

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 96 211 153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 15.21% 22.96% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 132 71
Median daily rate £315 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £305 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £531 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 20
Median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.78% +193.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.50 £59.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

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 24 June 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
Knutsford +3 2 - - 1
CISSP
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 20 (90.91%) Risk Management
1 20 (90.91%) Finance
2 19 (86.36%) Information Security
3 17 (77.27%) CISM
4 16 (72.73%) Project Planning
4 16 (72.73%) Virtual Team
5 14 (63.64%) Waterfall
5 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (18.18%) ITIL
8 3 (13.64%) CRISC
8 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (13.64%) Internal Audit
8 3 (13.64%) CISA
8 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
9 2 (9.09%) Banking
9 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 2 (9.09%) Virtual Team Management
9 2 (9.09%) Matrix Organization
10 1 (4.55%) Line Management
10 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
10 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
10 1 (4.55%) ISMS
10 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
10 1 (4.55%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
10 1 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (4.55%) Degree
10 1 (4.55%) Data Centre

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 1 (4.55%) Internet
General
1 20 (90.91%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Consultant
1 12 (54.55%) Security Consultant
2 10 (45.45%) Senior Consultant
2 10 (45.45%) Senior Security Consultant
3 8 (36.36%) Architect
3 8 (36.36%) Security Architect
4 4 (18.18%) CISSP Consultant
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Architect
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Security Architect
5 3 (13.64%) Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) CISSP Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Lead Security Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Risk Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Security Solutions Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Solutions Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Security Officer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (72.73%) Virtual Team
2 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) Risk Management
2 19 (86.36%) Information Security
3 16 (72.73%) Project Planning
4 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (63.64%) Waterfall
5 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (18.18%) ITIL
7 3 (13.64%) Internal Audit
8 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (9.09%) Matrix Organization
8 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 2 (9.09%) Virtual Team Management
9 1 (4.55%) Change Management
9 1 (4.55%) ISMS
9 1 (4.55%) IT Audit
9 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
9 1 (4.55%) Line Management
9 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
9 1 (4.55%) Migration
9 1 (4.55%) Programme Delivery
Qualifications
1 17 (77.27%) CISM
2 3 (13.64%) CISA
2 3 (13.64%) CRISC
3 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.55%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) McAfee