Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 200 165 199
Rank change year-on-year -35 +34 +5
Contract jobs citing CISSP 40 88 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.57% 1.32% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.08% 8.50% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 66 55
City of London median daily rate £550 £518 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.28% +8.95% -
10th Percentile £437 £369 £383
90th Percentile £638 £706 £615
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £475
% change year-on-year - +15.79% -
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 981 1035 1391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.96% 15.56% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 728 1023
City of London median daily rate £488 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £250
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 30
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £18.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +3.54% +18.39%
10th Percentile £13.31 £16.16 £11.24
90th Percentile £29.64 £29.38 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

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 19 November 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 27 (67.50%) Information Security
2 26 (65.00%) CISM
3 23 (57.50%) Cybersecurity
4 18 (45.00%) Finance
5 12 (30.00%) Banking
6 10 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 9 (22.50%) Security Operations
7 9 (22.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (22.50%) CISA
8 8 (20.00%) Firewall
8 8 (20.00%) Management Information System
8 8 (20.00%) Risk Management
8 8 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 8 (20.00%) Legal
9 7 (17.50%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (17.50%) Qualys
9 7 (17.50%) Windows
9 7 (17.50%) Security Monitoring
9 7 (17.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 6 (15.00%) Process Improvement
10 6 (15.00%) GDPR
10 6 (15.00%) Linux
10 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
10 6 (15.00%) Internet
11 5 (12.50%) Unix
11 5 (12.50%) Degree
11 5 (12.50%) International Banking
11 5 (12.50%) Splunk
11 5 (12.50%) Data Protection
12 4 (10.00%) Private Cloud

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 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (7.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) Firewall
2 6 (15.00%) Internet
3 4 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (7.50%) Kerberos
4 3 (7.50%) Network Security
4 3 (7.50%) SSH
4 3 (7.50%) SSL
4 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.50%) DMZ
5 1 (2.50%) HTTP
5 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.50%) IPsec
5 1 (2.50%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Maltego
2 2 (5.00%) MySQL
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (45.00%) Finance
2 12 (30.00%) Banking
3 8 (20.00%) Legal
4 5 (12.50%) International Banking
5 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.50%) Back Office
6 1 (2.50%) Publishing
6 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Consultant
2 7 (17.50%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Security Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Security Consultant
2 7 (17.50%) Security Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) IT Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Senior IT Security Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Senior Security Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Architect
4 3 (7.50%) IT Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) IT Security Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Security Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Auditor
5 2 (5.00%) Developer
5 2 (5.00%) IT Auditor
5 2 (5.00%) IT Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Security Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.00%) Private Cloud
3 3 (7.50%) Algorithms
3 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.50%) Online Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (5.00%) Fintech
4 2 (5.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (5.00%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.50%) PKI
5 1 (2.50%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) Linux
3 5 (12.50%) Unix
4 3 (7.50%) Kali Linux
5 2 (5.00%) AIX
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (67.50%) Information Security
2 23 (57.50%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 9 (22.50%) Security Operations
5 8 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 8 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 7 (17.50%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (17.50%) Security Monitoring
6 7 (17.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 6 (15.00%) Process Improvement
8 5 (12.50%) Data Protection
9 4 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (10.00%) Project Management
9 4 (10.00%) SIEM
10 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (7.50%) Cryptography
10 3 (7.50%) Information Assurance
10 3 (7.50%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) Bash Shell
1 3 (7.50%) Python
1 3 (7.50%) Ruby
2 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.50%) C
3 1 (2.50%) C-shell
3 1 (2.50%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) Korn
3 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (65.00%) CISM
2 9 (22.50%) CISA
3 5 (12.50%) Degree
4 4 (10.00%) CEH
5 3 (7.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 3 (7.50%) CCSP
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (7.50%) GIAC
5 3 (7.50%) ISACA
5 3 (7.50%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 3 (7.50%) SANS
6 2 (5.00%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (5.00%) CLAS
6 2 (5.00%) CREST Certified
6 2 (5.00%) CRISC
6 2 (5.00%) GCIA
6 2 (5.00%) GCIH
6 2 (5.00%) ISSMP
6 2 (5.00%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (5.00%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (15.00%) GDPR
3 2 (5.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.50%) RMADS
4 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.00%) vSphere
4 1 (2.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (5.00%) Ansible
2 2 (5.00%) CSIRT
2 2 (5.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (5.00%) Nessus
2 2 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (5.00%) OSSEC
2 2 (5.00%) Packer
2 2 (5.00%) Terraform
3 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Qualys
2 5 (12.50%) Splunk
3 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle
4 3 (7.50%) Tableau
4 3 (7.50%) VMware
5 2 (5.00%) Intel
5 2 (5.00%) McAfee
5 2 (5.00%) Sourcefire
5 2 (5.00%) Sun
5 2 (5.00%) Sybase
5 2 (5.00%) Symantec
5 2 (5.00%) Trend Micro
5 2 (5.00%) Tripwire
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco
6 1 (2.50%) Citrix
6 1 (2.50%) CyberArk