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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 287 245 310
Rank change year-on-year -42 +65  
Contract jobs citing CISSP 325 495 331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.78% 1.00% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.77% 4.78% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 332 196
Median daily rate £475 £471 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.90% +4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.77% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 0
Median hourly rate £60.87 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.62 £50.00 £68.00
% change year-on-year +25.24% -26.47%  

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 8614 10364 9730
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.64% 20.87% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5447 6561 5604
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £262 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 375 435
Median hourly rate £30.94 £35.00 £22.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.60% +56.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -27 137 £500 - 59
South East -35 75 £450 -2.70% 17
North West +39 44 £538 +5.39% 7
South West -24 21 £445 -1.11% 5
East of England -16 20 £450 +6.82% 3
Yorkshire +2 8 £513 +25.00% 3
West Midlands +11 7 £398 -13.58% 12
North East - 4 £390 - 2
East Midlands -10 3 - - 2
Midlands +9 2 £500 -47.36%
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 390 (54.24%) Information Security
2 299 (41.59%) CISM
3 214 (29.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 202 (28.09%) Cybersecurity
5 185 (25.73%) Firewall
6 181 (25.17%) CISA
7 153 (21.28%) Security Cleared
8 152 (21.14%) PCI DSS
9 150 (20.86%) Management Information System
10 144 (20.03%) Finance
11 143 (19.89%) Risk Management
12 122 (16.97%) Degree
13 119 (16.55%) SC Cleared
14 116 (16.13%) ITIL
15 105 (14.60%) Linux
16 98 (13.63%) Windows
17 97 (13.49%) SANS
18 92 (12.80%) SIEM
19 88 (12.24%) Security Operations
20 86 (11.96%) Vulnerability Management
21 84 (11.68%) Penetration Testing
22 75 (10.43%) CESG
22 75 (10.43%) Network Security
22 75 (10.43%) Unix
22 75 (10.43%) Security Architecture
23 74 (10.29%) Risk Assessment
24 70 (9.74%) Information Assurance
25 68 (9.46%) Cisco Certification
26 65 (9.04%) TCP/IP
26 65 (9.04%) Microsoft

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 19 (2.64%) JBoss
2 15 (2.09%) Apache
3 13 (1.81%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.81%) Tomcat
4 10 (1.39%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.25%) IIS
6 8 (1.11%) Confluence
7 6 (0.83%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.70%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.56%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.42%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.42%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.28%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.28%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.28%) Jetty
11 2 (0.28%) Mongrel
11 2 (0.28%) Mule
11 2 (0.28%) nginx
Applications
1 24 (3.34%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.25%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.28%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 50 (6.95%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (3.89%) SaaS
4 11 (1.53%) Office 365
5 10 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.25%) Mimecast
7 8 (1.11%) IaaS
8 7 (0.97%) PaaS
9 5 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.56%) Yammer
11 3 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.28%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.14%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.14%) G Suite
13 1 (0.14%) GitHub
13 1 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 185 (25.73%) Firewall
2 75 (10.43%) Network Security
3 65 (9.04%) TCP/IP
4 59 (8.21%) LAN
4 59 (8.21%) WAN
5 57 (7.93%) Intrusion Detection
6 55 (7.65%) VPN
7 48 (6.68%) Internet
8 39 (5.42%) Wireless
9 36 (5.01%) VoIP
10 31 (4.31%) SSL
11 22 (3.06%) IPsec
12 16 (2.23%) LDAP
13 15 (2.09%) DNS
14 14 (1.95%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (1.95%) Wireshark
15 13 (1.81%) HTTP
16 11 (1.53%) MPLS
16 11 (1.53%) WebEx
17 10 (1.39%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.64%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.09%) Redis
3 11 (1.53%) NonStop SQL
4 7 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (0.83%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.70%) RDBMS
6 5 (0.70%) Star Schema
7 4 (0.56%) DB2
8 3 (0.42%) Big Data
8 3 (0.42%) DataStax
8 3 (0.42%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.42%) MariaDB
8 3 (0.42%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.42%) MySQL
8 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.28%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.28%) HBase
9 2 (0.28%) Sqoop
10 1 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.14%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 10 (1.39%) JIRA
1 10 (1.39%) Metasploit
2 7 (0.97%) AppScan
3 6 (0.83%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.42%) Hudson
5 2 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.28%) Subversion
5 2 (0.28%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.14%) MSI
6 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 144 (20.03%) Finance
2 48 (6.68%) Banking
3 42 (5.84%) Retail
4 41 (5.70%) Telecoms
5 31 (4.31%) Legal
6 10 (1.39%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.83%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.70%) Advertising
10 4 (0.56%) Back Office
10 4 (0.56%) Military
11 3 (0.42%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.28%) Billing
12 2 (0.28%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.28%) Electronics
12 2 (0.28%) French Language
12 2 (0.28%) Local Government
12 2 (0.28%) Marketing
13 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 170 (23.64%) Analyst
2 143 (19.89%) Security Analyst
3 130 (18.08%) Consultant
4 104 (14.46%) Security Consultant
5 103 (14.33%) Architect
6 89 (12.38%) Security Architect
7 70 (9.74%) Security Manager
8 52 (7.23%) Information Analyst
8 52 (7.23%) Information Security Analyst
9 45 (6.26%) Security Specialist
10 44 (6.12%) Information Security Consultant
11 38 (5.29%) Security Engineer
12 34 (4.73%) Business Analyst
13 27 (3.76%) Cybersecurity Analyst
14 25 (3.48%) Information Manager
15 24 (3.34%) IT Analyst
15 24 (3.34%) IT Security Analyst
16 23 (3.20%) Information Security Manager
17 22 (3.06%) Security Officer
18 21 (2.92%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (4.87%) Web Services
2 30 (4.17%) Elastic Stack
3 11 (1.53%) RESTful
4 10 (1.39%) Middleware
5 9 (1.25%) JMS
6 8 (1.11%) J2EE
7 7 (0.97%) Java EE
7 7 (0.97%) SAML
7 7 (0.97%) Servlets
8 6 (0.83%) 802.1X
8 6 (0.83%) JAAS
8 6 (0.83%) JMX
8 6 (0.83%) JNDI
9 5 (0.70%) ActiveMQ
9 5 (0.70%) COM
9 5 (0.70%) JSP
10 4 (0.56%) LAPP Stack
11 3 (0.42%) Ajax
11 3 (0.42%) Spring MVC
11 3 (0.42%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 150 (20.86%) Management Information System
2 75 (10.43%) CESG
3 45 (6.26%) Computer Science
3 45 (6.26%) Data Centre
4 42 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (5.29%) Security Operations Centre
6 26 (3.62%) Cyber Attack
7 22 (3.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 22 (3.06%) PKI
8 18 (2.50%) CESG CLAS
8 18 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
9 17 (2.36%) Cyber Defence
10 12 (1.67%) Virtual Team
11 10 (1.39%) Cyberthreat
11 10 (1.39%) SWIFT
12 9 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.11%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.97%) Driving Licence
14 7 (0.97%) Mainframe
14 7 (0.97%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 105 (14.60%) Linux
2 98 (13.63%) Windows
3 75 (10.43%) Unix
4 14 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (1.81%) Mac OS X
6 7 (0.97%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.70%) Windows Vista
8 4 (0.56%) Solaris
8 4 (0.56%) SUSE
9 3 (0.42%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.28%) VMS
11 1 (0.14%) Android
11 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.14%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (54.24%) Information Security
2 202 (28.09%) Cybersecurity
3 143 (19.89%) Risk Management
4 116 (16.13%) ITIL
5 92 (12.80%) SIEM
6 88 (12.24%) Security Operations
7 86 (11.96%) Vulnerability Management
8 84 (11.68%) Penetration Testing
9 75 (10.43%) Security Architecture
10 74 (10.29%) Risk Assessment
11 70 (9.74%) Information Assurance
12 65 (9.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 60 (8.34%) Data Protection
14 59 (8.21%) Agile Software Development
15 57 (7.93%) Security Management
16 51 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
17 50 (6.95%) ISMS
18 47 (6.54%) Project Management
19 46 (6.40%) Information Security Management
19 46 (6.40%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (5.42%) Java
2 30 (4.17%) SQL
3 27 (3.76%) Python
4 19 (2.64%) Perl
5 9 (1.25%) C
5 9 (1.25%) C++
6 8 (1.11%) PowerShell
7 7 (0.97%) Ruby
7 7 (0.97%) Shell Script
8 6 (0.83%) Bash Shell
8 6 (0.83%) C#
9 5 (0.70%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.56%) VB
11 2 (0.28%) Go
11 2 (0.28%) Haskell
11 2 (0.28%) R
11 2 (0.28%) Scala
12 1 (0.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 299 (41.59%) CISM
2 181 (25.17%) CISA
3 153 (21.28%) Security Cleared
4 122 (16.97%) Degree
5 119 (16.55%) SC Cleared
6 97 (13.49%) SANS
7 68 (9.46%) Cisco Certification
8 55 (7.65%) SSCP
9 52 (7.23%) GIAC
10 49 (6.82%) CESG Certified Professional
11 45 (6.26%) CEH
12 44 (6.12%) CLAS
13 39 (5.42%) DV Cleared
14 35 (4.87%) CRISC
15 34 (4.73%) CISMP
16 28 (3.89%) ISSAP
17 26 (3.62%) CCNA
17 26 (3.62%) CCSP
17 26 (3.62%) PCI QSA
18 25 (3.48%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (29.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 152 (21.14%) PCI DSS
3 43 (5.98%) COBIT
4 36 (5.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 31 (4.31%) ISO27002
6 25 (3.48%) GDPR
6 25 (3.48%) RMADS
7 24 (3.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 19 (2.64%) QA
9 11 (1.53%) HIPAA
10 9 (1.25%) Cyber Essentials
11 7 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
12 6 (0.83%) JSP 440
13 5 (0.70%) FedRAMP
13 5 (0.70%) ISO22301
13 5 (0.70%) SLA
14 3 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 3 (0.42%) GPG13
14 3 (0.42%) PMO
15 2 (0.28%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 35 (4.87%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.11%) BitLocker
4 5 (0.70%) Snort
4 5 (0.70%) Xen
5 3 (0.42%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.42%) Sendmail
6 2 (0.28%) Docker
6 2 (0.28%) HDFS
6 2 (0.28%) KVM
6 2 (0.28%) LXC
6 2 (0.28%) vSphere
7 1 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.14%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 42 (5.84%) QRadar
2 24 (3.34%) Nessus
3 18 (2.50%) Nmap
3 18 (2.50%) Puppet
4 13 (1.81%) Kibana
5 12 (1.67%) logstash
6 11 (1.53%) Nexpose
7 9 (1.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 9 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.97%) Nagios
9 6 (0.83%) Cobbler
9 6 (0.83%) RSA enVision
10 5 (0.70%) EnCase
11 4 (0.56%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.56%) HP Fortify
11 4 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.56%) WSUS
12 3 (0.42%) Red Hat Satellite
12 3 (0.42%) SCCM
12 3 (0.42%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 65 (9.04%) Microsoft
1 65 (9.04%) Splunk
2 63 (8.76%) Cisco
3 36 (5.01%) Apple
4 34 (4.73%) LogRhythm
5 32 (4.45%) IBM
6 27 (3.76%) CheckPoint
7 21 (2.92%) Intel Security
7 21 (2.92%) Qualys
8 20 (2.78%) Oracle
9 19 (2.64%) Juniper
9 19 (2.64%) Red Hat
9 19 (2.64%) SAP
10 15 (2.09%) ArcSight
10 15 (2.09%) F5
10 15 (2.09%) Palo Alto
11 13 (1.81%) Blue Coat
11 13 (1.81%) VMware
12 10 (1.39%) CyberArk
12 10 (1.39%) HP
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