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 3 months to 22 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 115 173
Rank change year-on-year -26 +58  
Contract jobs citing CISSP 24 54 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.73% 1.59% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.97% 9.49% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 38 28
Median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £439
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £623 £600
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 the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 483 569 769
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.65% 16.72% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 422 577
Median daily rate £475 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 19
Median hourly rate £18.70 £21.78 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.15% -11.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.75 £16.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £93.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 22 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 City of London region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 22 (64.71%) CISM
2 19 (55.88%) Information Security
3 16 (47.06%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (41.18%) Finance
5 12 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (29.41%) Risk Management
6 10 (29.41%) Vulnerability Management
7 8 (23.53%) Security Architecture
7 8 (23.53%) Information Assurance
7 8 (23.53%) SANS
8 7 (20.59%) CESG Certified Professional
8 7 (20.59%) ISACA
8 7 (20.59%) Cryptography
8 7 (20.59%) MBCS
8 7 (20.59%) CISA
8 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
9 6 (17.65%) ISSMP
9 6 (17.65%) GIAC
9 6 (17.65%) Security Auditing
9 6 (17.65%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 5 (14.71%) Network Security
10 5 (14.71%) PCI DSS
10 5 (14.71%) CLAS
10 5 (14.71%) Security Operations
10 5 (14.71%) GCIA
10 5 (14.71%) GCIH
10 5 (14.71%) Project Management
10 5 (14.71%) Firewall
10 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
10 5 (14.71%) Windows

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 (2.94%) Apache
1 1 (2.94%) IIS
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (2.94%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) Firewall
1 5 (14.71%) Network Security
1 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (5.88%) HTTP
3 2 (5.88%) SSL
4 1 (2.94%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.94%) Internet
4 1 (2.94%) IPsec
4 1 (2.94%) SAN
4 1 (2.94%) SSH
4 1 (2.94%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 14 (41.18%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Banking
2 4 (11.76%) Legal
3 3 (8.82%) International Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Analyst
2 10 (29.41%) Security Analyst
3 7 (20.59%) Consultant
4 6 (17.65%) Project Manager
5 5 (14.71%) IT Analyst
5 5 (14.71%) IT Security Analyst
5 5 (14.71%) Security Consultant
6 4 (11.76%) CLAS Consultant
6 4 (11.76%) CLAS Security Consultant
6 4 (11.76%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 4 (11.76%) Security Engineer
6 4 (11.76%) Security Manager
6 4 (11.76%) Security Project Manager
6 4 (11.76%) Security Specialist
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Senior IT Security Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Manager
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Security Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) IT Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) J2EE
1 1 (2.94%) JSP
1 1 (2.94%) Middleware
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (2.94%) SailPoint
1 1 (2.94%) SAML
1 1 (2.94%) Servlets
1 1 (2.94%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.76%) PMI
3 3 (8.82%) CESG
4 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.88%) Fintech
4 2 (5.88%) PKI
5 1 (2.94%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.94%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.94%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Linux
2 4 (11.76%) Unix
3 1 (2.94%) AIX
3 1 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Information Security
2 16 (47.06%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (29.41%) Risk Management
3 10 (29.41%) Vulnerability Management
4 8 (23.53%) Information Assurance
4 8 (23.53%) Security Architecture
5 7 (20.59%) Cryptography
6 6 (17.65%) Security Auditing
7 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
7 5 (14.71%) Project Management
7 5 (14.71%) Security Operations
8 4 (11.76%) Computer Forensics
8 4 (11.76%) ITIL
8 4 (11.76%) Network Design
8 4 (11.76%) Security Monitoring
8 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (11.76%) Threat Detection
8 4 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (8.82%) Data Protection
9 3 (8.82%) IT Audit
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) Java
1 2 (5.88%) Python
1 2 (5.88%) Ruby
2 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.94%) C-shell
2 1 (2.94%) Korn
2 1 (2.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (64.71%) CISM
2 8 (23.53%) SANS
3 7 (20.59%) CESG Certified Professional
3 7 (20.59%) CISA
3 7 (20.59%) ISACA
3 7 (20.59%) MBCS
4 6 (17.65%) GIAC
4 6 (17.65%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 6 (17.65%) ISSMP
5 5 (14.71%) CLAS
5 5 (14.71%) GCIA
5 5 (14.71%) GCIH
6 4 (11.76%) CEH
6 4 (11.76%) CNA
6 4 (11.76%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (11.76%) Novell Certification
6 4 (11.76%) PMI Certification
7 3 (8.82%) CREST Certified
7 3 (8.82%) Degree
7 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (14.71%) PCI DSS
3 4 (11.76%) COBIT
3 4 (11.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (8.82%) QA
4 3 (8.82%) RMADS
5 1 (2.94%) COSO
5 1 (2.94%) GDPR
5 1 (2.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (2.94%) PA-DSS
5 1 (2.94%) SAS 70
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.94%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.94%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.94%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.94%) Puppet
2 1 (2.94%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Qualys
1 4 (11.76%) Splunk
2 3 (8.82%) Symantec
2 3 (8.82%) WorldPay
3 2 (5.88%) Cisco
3 2 (5.88%) Fortinet
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle
4 1 (2.94%) SAP
4 1 (2.94%) Varonis
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago