Period
to 20 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 January 2020 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 156 193 186
Rank change year-on-year +37 -7 -5
Contract jobs citing CISSP 41 57 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.83% 0.85% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.43% 6.25% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 43 42
City of London median daily rate £600 £513 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.07% -10.87% +13.86%
10th Percentile £450 £375 £413
90th Percentile £755 £638 £736
Central London median daily rate £600 £513 £575
% change year-on-year +17.07% -10.87% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London 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 the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 755 912 1,014
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.29% 13.62% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 633 736
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £289 £238 £300
90th Percentile £688 £662 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £480 £488
% change year-on-year +4.17% -1.54% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 26 24
City of London median hourly rate £24.12 £18.70 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.98% -7.65% +8.29%
10th Percentile £11.77 £12.63 £14.75
90th Percentile £52.93 £31.13 £30.75
Central London median hourly rate £24.12 £18.70 £21.00
% change year-on-year +28.98% -10.95% +14.44%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing CISSP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in the City of London

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CISSP in the City of London

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISSP in the City of London

CISSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CISSP in the City of London

CISSP
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the City of London region over the 6 months to 20 January 2020. 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
London Bridge - 1 £500 -
CISSP
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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 City of London region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 24 (58.54%) CISM
2 18 (43.90%) Information Security
3 17 (41.46%) Finance
4 11 (26.83%) NIST
5 10 (24.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (24.39%) CISA
6 9 (21.95%) Firewall
6 9 (21.95%) Privileged Access Management
7 8 (19.51%) Security Monitoring
7 8 (19.51%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (19.51%) Identity Access Management
7 8 (19.51%) Security Operations
7 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (19.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (19.51%) CRISC
7 8 (19.51%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (17.07%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (17.07%) Active Directory
9 6 (14.63%) Use Case
9 6 (14.63%) Degree
9 6 (14.63%) SIEM
9 6 (14.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 6 (14.63%) Threat Detection
9 6 (14.63%) GDPR
10 5 (12.20%) Incident Management
10 5 (12.20%) AWS
10 5 (12.20%) Splunk
10 5 (12.20%) Legal
10 5 (12.20%) Risk Management
10 5 (12.20%) Banking

CISSP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (4.88%) Confluence
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) AWS
2 4 (9.76%) Azure
2 4 (9.76%) GCP
3 2 (4.88%) Amazon ECS
3 2 (4.88%) Amazon GuardDuty
3 2 (4.88%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (4.88%) Route 53
3 2 (4.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (2.44%) Office 365
4 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) Firewall
2 3 (7.32%) Cisco IPT
2 3 (7.32%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (7.32%) Network Security
3 1 (2.44%) Internet
3 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) MySQL
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) CircleCI
1 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.88%) JIRA
General
1 17 (41.46%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Banking
2 5 (12.20%) Legal
3 3 (7.32%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.88%) International Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Arabic Language
5 1 (2.44%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.44%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Analyst
2 12 (29.27%) Security Analyst
3 11 (26.83%) IT Analyst
3 11 (26.83%) IT Security Analyst
4 8 (19.51%) Architect
5 6 (14.63%) Consultant
5 6 (14.63%) Security Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Audit Manager
6 3 (7.32%) AWS Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Data Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Data Protection Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Information Security Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) IT Audit Manager
6 3 (7.32%) IT Manager
6 3 (7.32%) IT Risk Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Risk Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Security Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Azure Architect
7 2 (4.88%) E-Discovery Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (2.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.44%) PMI
3 1 (2.44%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Linux
1 3 (7.32%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Unix
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Information Security
2 10 (24.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (21.95%) Privileged Access Management
4 8 (19.51%) Identity Access Management
4 8 (19.51%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (19.51%) Security Monitoring
4 8 (19.51%) Security Operations
4 8 (19.51%) Vulnerability Management
5 7 (17.07%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (14.63%) SIEM
6 6 (14.63%) Threat Detection
6 6 (14.63%) Use Case
6 6 (14.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (12.20%) Incident Management
7 5 (12.20%) Risk Management
8 4 (9.76%) Analytics
9 3 (7.32%) Data Protection
9 3 (7.32%) IT Audit
9 3 (7.32%) Programme Management
9 3 (7.32%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) Python
2 2 (4.88%) C
2 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.44%) C++
3 1 (2.44%) Go
3 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (58.54%) CISM
2 10 (24.39%) CISA
3 8 (19.51%) CRISC
4 6 (14.63%) Degree
5 3 (7.32%) FFIEC
5 3 (7.32%) GIAC
5 3 (7.32%) ISSAP
6 2 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (4.88%) GCIH
6 2 (4.88%) SANS
7 1 (2.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (2.44%) CBAP
7 1 (2.44%) CEH
7 1 (2.44%) CGEIT
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.44%) CISMP
7 1 (2.44%) GCIA
7 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (26.83%) NIST
2 8 (19.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (14.63%) GDPR
4 4 (9.76%) NIST 800
4 4 (9.76%) PCI DSS
5 3 (7.32%) COBIT
5 3 (7.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (7.32%) NCSC
6 2 (4.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 7 (17.07%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Ansible
1 2 (4.88%) Terraform
2 1 (2.44%) CSIRT
2 1 (2.44%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Splunk
2 4 (9.76%) Qualys
3 3 (7.32%) CyberArk
3 3 (7.32%) OneTrust
4 2 (4.88%) ArcSight
4 2 (4.88%) BeyondTrust
5 1 (2.44%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.44%) Sun