The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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)
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 269 195 280
Rank change year-on-year -74 +85  
Contract jobs citing CISSP 363 652 399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.85% 1.32% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.40% 6.13% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 415 231
Median daily rate £500 £525 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +14.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £609 £688 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Median hourly rate £46.00 £47.95 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.06% +0.94%  
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 England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8243 10634 9584
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.41% 21.54% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4956 6723 5645
Median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 367 484
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +22.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.40 £50.00
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CISSP in England

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISSP in England

CISSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CISSP in England

CISSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CISSP in England

CISSP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the England 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
London -61 149 £500 -6.97% 45
South East -8 87 £475 - 36
North West +11 57 £575 +0.43% 15
South West -23 26 £525 +5.00% 8
East of England -20 25 £525 +19.86% 11
East Midlands -24 8 £425 -29.16%
North East +47 5 £380 -45.71% 4
West Midlands +13 3 £450 -10.00% 5
Yorkshire -12 3 £503 +0.50% 5
CISSP
UK

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 England region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 370 (54.09%) Information Security
2 336 (49.12%) CISM
3 213 (31.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 200 (29.24%) Cybersecurity
5 167 (24.42%) Finance
6 159 (23.25%) Firewall
7 156 (22.81%) PCI DSS
8 147 (21.49%) CISA
9 138 (20.18%) Risk Management
10 133 (19.44%) Management Information System
11 124 (18.13%) Security Cleared
12 112 (16.37%) SIEM
13 111 (16.23%) Linux
14 105 (15.35%) Degree
15 99 (14.47%) Cisco Certification
16 94 (13.74%) ITIL
17 93 (13.60%) SC Cleared
18 91 (13.30%) Network Security
19 90 (13.16%) SANS
20 80 (11.70%) Penetration Testing
21 79 (11.55%) Security Architecture
22 75 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
23 74 (10.82%) Java
24 73 (10.67%) Vulnerability Management
25 71 (10.38%) Security Operations
26 70 (10.23%) Windows
27 67 (9.80%) Intrusion Detection
28 65 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
29 64 (9.36%) Amazon AWS
30 62 (9.06%) Risk Assessment

CISSP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 32 (4.68%) JBoss
2 31 (4.53%) Apache
3 30 (4.39%) Tomcat
4 13 (1.90%) WebSphere
5 12 (1.75%) IIS
6 11 (1.61%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.02%) Apache Pig
8 7 (1.02%) Apache Solr
8 7 (1.02%) nginx
9 5 (0.73%) Mule
10 4 (0.58%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.58%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.58%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.58%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.44%) Confluence
11 3 (0.44%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.29%) CMS
12 2 (0.29%) Jetty
12 2 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (1.02%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 64 (9.36%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.80%) IaaS
4 23 (3.36%) SaaS
5 14 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (1.75%) PaaS
7 9 (1.32%) Mimecast
8 6 (0.88%) Office 365
9 5 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.29%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.15%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.15%) G Suite
12 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 159 (23.25%) Firewall
2 91 (13.30%) Network Security
3 67 (9.80%) Intrusion Detection
4 58 (8.48%) TCP/IP
5 35 (5.12%) LAN
6 34 (4.97%) Wireless
7 33 (4.82%) WAN
8 32 (4.68%) IPsec
8 32 (4.68%) VPN
9 28 (4.09%) HTTP
10 27 (3.95%) Internet
11 19 (2.78%) SSL
12 18 (2.63%) DNS
13 17 (2.49%) VoIP
14 16 (2.34%) HTTPS
15 12 (1.75%) DHCP
15 12 (1.75%) Wireshark
16 10 (1.46%) Cisco ISE
17 9 (1.32%) LDAP
18 8 (1.17%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.51%) Redis
2 19 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 18 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (2.34%) RDBMS
5 15 (2.19%) Hadoop
6 11 (1.61%) SQL Server
7 9 (1.32%) Apache Hive
8 8 (1.17%) Big Data
8 8 (1.17%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.02%) DataStax
10 5 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.73%) GIS
10 5 (0.73%) MySQL
10 5 (0.73%) Star Schema
11 4 (0.58%) HBase
11 4 (0.58%) MariaDB
11 4 (0.58%) Sqoop
12 3 (0.44%) DB2
12 3 (0.44%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (1.75%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.17%) AppScan
3 5 (0.73%) Hudson
3 5 (0.73%) Maven
3 5 (0.73%) Metasploit
3 5 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.44%) JIRA
5 2 (0.29%) Pylint
5 2 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.29%) Subversion
5 2 (0.29%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
General
1 167 (24.42%) Finance
2 61 (8.92%) Banking
3 32 (4.68%) Telecoms
4 30 (4.39%) Retail
5 24 (3.51%) Legal
6 11 (1.61%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.46%) Law
7 10 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.88%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.88%) Local Government
9 5 (0.73%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.58%) Marketing
11 3 (0.44%) Advertising
11 3 (0.44%) Billing
11 3 (0.44%) Electronics
11 3 (0.44%) International Banking
12 2 (0.29%) Publishing
12 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 171 (25.00%) Consultant
2 148 (21.64%) Analyst
3 145 (21.20%) Security Consultant
4 131 (19.15%) Security Analyst
5 79 (11.55%) Architect
6 69 (10.09%) Security Architect
7 56 (8.19%) Security Manager
8 53 (7.75%) Security Engineer
9 47 (6.87%) Information Security Consultant
10 33 (4.82%) Information Analyst
10 33 (4.82%) Security Specialist
11 32 (4.68%) Information Security Analyst
12 28 (4.09%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 25 (3.65%) Project Manager
14 24 (3.51%) Cybersecurity Consultant
15 23 (3.36%) CISSP Consultant
15 23 (3.36%) IT Analyst
15 23 (3.36%) IT Manager
15 23 (3.36%) IT Security Analyst
16 20 (2.92%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.09%) Web Services
2 26 (3.80%) Elastic Stack
3 20 (2.92%) Java EE
4 18 (2.63%) Middleware
5 16 (2.34%) JMS
6 15 (2.19%) ActiveMQ
7 12 (1.75%) RESTful
8 11 (1.61%) JAAS
8 11 (1.61%) JMX
8 11 (1.61%) JNDI
9 9 (1.32%) .NET
9 9 (1.32%) J2EE
9 9 (1.32%) Servlets
10 8 (1.17%) 802.1X
11 7 (1.02%) JSP
11 7 (1.02%) LAPP Stack
12 5 (0.73%) CSS
12 5 (0.73%) SOAP
12 5 (0.73%) Struts
12 5 (0.73%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 133 (19.44%) Management Information System
2 49 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (5.99%) CESG
4 39 (5.70%) Computer Science
5 30 (4.39%) Data Centre
6 27 (3.95%) Virtual Team
7 22 (3.22%) PKI
8 20 (2.92%) Cyber Attack
9 19 (2.78%) Security Operations Centre
10 18 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 17 (2.49%) Data Protection Act
12 12 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
12 12 (1.75%) PMI
13 11 (1.61%) Smart Meter
14 10 (1.46%) Cyber Defence
15 8 (1.17%) Private Cloud
15 8 (1.17%) Public Cloud
16 6 (0.88%) CESG CLAS
16 6 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
17 5 (0.73%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 111 (16.23%) Linux
2 70 (10.23%) Windows
3 58 (8.48%) Unix
4 31 (4.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (2.49%) Mac OS X
6 9 (1.32%) Solaris
6 9 (1.32%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.73%) AIX
7 5 (0.73%) CentOS
8 4 (0.58%) SUSE
8 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.29%) VMS
10 2 (0.29%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.15%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (54.09%) Information Security
2 200 (29.24%) Cybersecurity
3 138 (20.18%) Risk Management
4 112 (16.37%) SIEM
5 94 (13.74%) ITIL
6 80 (11.70%) Penetration Testing
7 79 (11.55%) Security Architecture
8 75 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
9 73 (10.67%) Vulnerability Management
10 71 (10.38%) Security Operations
11 65 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 62 (9.06%) Risk Assessment
13 60 (8.77%) Data Protection
14 50 (7.31%) ISMS
15 49 (7.16%) Project Management
16 47 (6.87%) Identity Access Management
17 45 (6.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 44 (6.43%) Information Assurance
19 42 (6.14%) Security Monitoring
20 40 (5.85%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 74 (10.82%) Java
2 36 (5.26%) Python
3 32 (4.68%) SQL
4 26 (3.80%) Bash Shell
5 24 (3.51%) Perl
6 20 (2.92%) Ruby
7 14 (2.05%) C-shell
7 14 (2.05%) Korn
8 13 (1.90%) C
9 12 (1.75%) C++
9 12 (1.75%) JavaScript
10 8 (1.17%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.17%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.88%) C#
12 5 (0.73%) Dart
13 4 (0.58%) VBScript
14 2 (0.29%) Go
14 2 (0.29%) Haskell
14 2 (0.29%) R
14 2 (0.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 336 (49.12%) CISM
2 147 (21.49%) CISA
3 124 (18.13%) Security Cleared
4 105 (15.35%) Degree
5 99 (14.47%) Cisco Certification
6 93 (13.60%) SC Cleared
7 90 (13.16%) SANS
8 56 (8.19%) CESG Certified Professional
9 55 (8.04%) CEH
10 53 (7.75%) GIAC
11 46 (6.73%) SSCP
12 40 (5.85%) CRISC
13 35 (5.12%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 35 (5.12%) CCNP
13 35 (5.12%) DV Cleared
14 34 (4.97%) CCSP
15 33 (4.82%) CLAS
16 32 (4.68%) CREST Certified
17 31 (4.53%) CCNA
18 30 (4.39%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (31.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 156 (22.81%) PCI DSS
3 61 (8.92%) COBIT
4 41 (5.99%) GDPR
5 32 (4.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 31 (4.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 24 (3.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 23 (3.36%) RMADS
9 14 (2.05%) JSP 440
9 14 (2.05%) QA
10 9 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
11 8 (1.17%) FedRAMP
12 7 (1.02%) HIPAA
12 7 (1.02%) ISO 22301
13 6 (0.88%) GPG13
14 5 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 5 (0.73%) PMO
15 4 (0.58%) NIST 800
15 4 (0.58%) SLA
15 4 (0.58%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 15 (2.19%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.17%) Snort
4 7 (1.02%) Apache Flume
4 7 (1.02%) Docker
5 5 (0.73%) Xen
6 4 (0.58%) HDFS
6 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.29%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.29%) KVM
7 2 (0.29%) LXC
7 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.29%) vSphere
8 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.15%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 39 (5.70%) Puppet
2 32 (4.68%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (4.39%) QRadar
4 16 (2.34%) Kibana
5 15 (2.19%) logstash
6 11 (1.61%) Nessus
7 10 (1.46%) RSA enVision
8 9 (1.32%) Cobbler
9 8 (1.17%) Nmap
10 7 (1.02%) Ansible
11 6 (0.88%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 6 (0.88%) Nagios
12 5 (0.73%) BladeLogic
12 5 (0.73%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 5 (0.73%) HP Fortify
13 4 (0.58%) CSIRT
13 4 (0.58%) FortiGate
13 4 (0.58%) IBM BigFix
13 4 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
14 3 (0.44%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 62 (9.06%) Cisco
2 59 (8.63%) Splunk
3 54 (7.89%) Microsoft
4 39 (5.70%) LogRhythm
4 39 (5.70%) Red Hat
5 32 (4.68%) CheckPoint
6 29 (4.24%) IBM
7 19 (2.78%) Qualys
8 18 (2.63%) Apple
9 17 (2.49%) SAP
10 14 (2.05%) HP
10 14 (2.05%) Palo Alto
11 13 (1.90%) McAfee
11 13 (1.90%) VMware
12 12 (1.75%) ArcSight
12 12 (1.75%) Oracle
12 12 (1.75%) Rapid7
13 11 (1.61%) Cloudera
13 11 (1.61%) Dell
14 10 (1.46%) Juniper
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