The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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)
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 277 202 298
Rank change year-on-year -75 +96  
Contract jobs citing CISSP 151 244 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.73% 1.14% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.40% 6.73% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 161 113
Median daily rate £500 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +15.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £505 £450
% change year-on-year -0.99% +12.22%  
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 London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3428 3623 3617
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 16.51% 16.95% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2244 2513 2323
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.49% +5.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 43 91
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.40% -24.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.02 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CISSP in London

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISSP in London

CISSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CISSP in London

CISSP
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 3 months to 26 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
City of London -34 24 £525 +2.43% 7
Harrow +8 2 - -
Hounslow +2 2 - -
Bromley +4 1 £500 -
Canary Wharf +3 1 £500 -25.92%
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 London region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 160 (54.98%) Information Security
2 152 (52.23%) CISM
3 99 (34.02%) Cybersecurity
4 84 (28.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 83 (28.52%) Finance
6 72 (24.74%) PCI DSS
7 71 (24.40%) Degree
8 69 (23.71%) Firewall
9 68 (23.37%) CISA
10 62 (21.31%) Risk Management
11 59 (20.27%) Management Information System
12 49 (16.84%) ITIL
12 49 (16.84%) Linux
12 49 (16.84%) SIEM
13 47 (16.15%) Network Security
13 47 (16.15%) Cisco Certification
14 45 (15.46%) SANS
15 44 (15.12%) CEH
16 40 (13.75%) Windows
16 40 (13.75%) Banking
16 40 (13.75%) Amazon AWS
17 39 (13.40%) Penetration Testing
18 36 (12.37%) Java
18 36 (12.37%) Security Architecture
18 36 (12.37%) Identity Access Management
19 35 (12.03%) Intrusion Detection
20 34 (11.68%) Security Operations
21 33 (11.34%) Security Monitoring
22 32 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
23 31 (10.65%) Risk Assessment

CISSP
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 8 (2.75%) Apache
2 7 (2.41%) Apache Solr
2 7 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (2.41%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.06%) JBoss
3 6 (2.06%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.06%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.72%) Mule
5 4 (1.37%) Apache Pig
5 4 (1.37%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.69%) CMS
6 2 (0.69%) Confluence
6 2 (0.69%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (2.41%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.34%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 40 (13.75%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (6.87%) IaaS
3 19 (6.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (4.12%) SaaS
5 7 (2.41%) Mimecast
6 6 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (2.06%) PaaS
7 4 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.69%) Office 365
9 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 69 (23.71%) Firewall
2 47 (16.15%) Network Security
3 35 (12.03%) Intrusion Detection
4 25 (8.59%) TCP/IP
5 24 (8.25%) HTTP
6 19 (6.53%) Internet
7 18 (6.19%) Wireless
8 14 (4.81%) HTTPS
8 14 (4.81%) IPsec
9 11 (3.78%) VPN
10 6 (2.06%) LDAP
11 5 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (1.72%) SSL
12 4 (1.37%) DNS
12 4 (1.37%) Ethernet
12 4 (1.37%) IPv4
12 4 (1.37%) IPv6
12 4 (1.37%) LAN
12 4 (1.37%) OSPF
12 4 (1.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.41%) DataStax
1 7 (2.41%) Hadoop
2 6 (2.06%) MongoDB
3 5 (1.72%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.37%) Apache Hive
4 4 (1.37%) HBase
4 4 (1.37%) Sqoop
5 3 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.03%) DB2
5 3 (1.03%) MariaDB
5 3 (1.03%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.69%) MS Access
6 2 (0.69%) MySQL
6 2 (0.69%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (1.72%) AppScan
1 5 (1.72%) Hudson
1 5 (1.72%) Jenkins
1 5 (1.72%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.69%) JIRA
2 2 (0.69%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (0.69%) Subversion
General
1 83 (28.52%) Finance
2 40 (13.75%) Banking
3 15 (5.15%) Retail
4 13 (4.47%) Legal
5 11 (3.78%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.75%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.72%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.37%) International Banking
9 3 (1.03%) Advertising
10 2 (0.69%) Billing
10 2 (0.69%) Marketing
10 2 (0.69%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Back Office
11 1 (0.34%) Electronics
11 1 (0.34%) Law
11 1 (0.34%) Local Government
11 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 81 (27.84%) Analyst
2 71 (24.40%) Security Analyst
3 58 (19.93%) Consultant
4 46 (15.81%) Security Consultant
5 42 (14.43%) Architect
6 37 (12.71%) Security Architect
7 34 (11.68%) Security Engineer
8 25 (8.59%) Security Manager
9 19 (6.53%) IT Analyst
9 19 (6.53%) IT Security Analyst
10 18 (6.19%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 15 (5.15%) Project Manager
12 14 (4.81%) Business Analyst
12 14 (4.81%) Information Security Consultant
13 13 (4.47%) Security Specialist
14 11 (3.78%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 11 (3.78%) Information Analyst
14 11 (3.78%) Information Security Analyst
14 11 (3.78%) Security Project Manager
14 11 (3.78%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.84%) Middleware
2 14 (4.81%) Web Services
3 10 (3.44%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (2.41%) JSP
4 7 (2.41%) Servlets
5 6 (2.06%) J2EE
5 6 (2.06%) RESTful
6 5 (1.72%) Ajax
6 5 (1.72%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.72%) CSS
6 5 (1.72%) CSS3
6 5 (1.72%) HTML
6 5 (1.72%) HTML5
6 5 (1.72%) JAX-WS
6 5 (1.72%) jQuery
6 5 (1.72%) REST
6 5 (1.72%) SOAP
6 5 (1.72%) Spring
6 5 (1.72%) Spring MVC
6 5 (1.72%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 59 (20.27%) Management Information System
2 31 (10.65%) Computer Science
3 25 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (6.19%) Data Centre
5 14 (4.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 11 (3.78%) CESG
7 8 (2.75%) PMI
8 7 (2.41%) Cyber Defence
9 6 (2.06%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (2.06%) PKI
9 6 (2.06%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.72%) Cyber Attack
11 4 (1.37%) CESG CLAS
11 4 (1.37%) Fintech
11 4 (1.37%) Mobile App
12 3 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
12 3 (1.03%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.69%) Cybercrime
13 2 (0.69%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.69%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 49 (16.84%) Linux
2 40 (13.75%) Windows
3 18 (6.19%) Unix
4 17 (5.84%) Mac OS X
5 7 (2.41%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.72%) AIX
6 5 (1.72%) Solaris
7 3 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.69%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.34%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (54.98%) Information Security
2 99 (34.02%) Cybersecurity
3 62 (21.31%) Risk Management
4 49 (16.84%) ITIL
4 49 (16.84%) SIEM
5 39 (13.40%) Penetration Testing
6 36 (12.37%) Identity Access Management
6 36 (12.37%) Security Architecture
7 34 (11.68%) Security Operations
8 33 (11.34%) Security Monitoring
9 32 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 31 (10.65%) Risk Assessment
10 31 (10.65%) Vulnerability Management
11 26 (8.93%) Data Protection
12 23 (7.90%) Malware Analysis
12 23 (7.90%) TOGAF
12 23 (7.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 22 (7.56%) Project Management
14 21 (7.22%) Continuous Improvement
14 21 (7.22%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 36 (12.37%) Java
2 22 (7.56%) Python
3 16 (5.50%) Ruby
4 14 (4.81%) Bash Shell
4 14 (4.81%) C-shell
4 14 (4.81%) Korn
5 12 (4.12%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.06%) C++
6 6 (2.06%) Perl
6 6 (2.06%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.06%) SQL
7 5 (1.72%) C
7 5 (1.72%) C#
8 4 (1.37%) VBScript
9 3 (1.03%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 152 (52.23%) CISM
2 71 (24.40%) Degree
3 68 (23.37%) CISA
4 47 (16.15%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (15.46%) SANS
6 44 (15.12%) CEH
7 29 (9.97%) GIAC
7 29 (9.97%) Security Cleared
8 22 (7.56%) SC Cleared
9 20 (6.87%) CCSP
10 19 (6.53%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 19 (6.53%) ISSAP
11 17 (5.84%) CESG Certified Professional
11 17 (5.84%) Computer Science Degree
11 17 (5.84%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 16 (5.50%) CCNP
12 16 (5.50%) CREST Certified
13 14 (4.81%) CCNA
13 14 (4.81%) CRISC
14 12 (4.12%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (28.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 72 (24.74%) PCI DSS
3 24 (8.25%) COBIT
4 21 (7.22%) GDPR
5 20 (6.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (3.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (2.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (2.06%) FedRAMP
8 6 (2.06%) RMADS
9 5 (1.72%) JSP 440
10 4 (1.37%) NIST 800
11 3 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (1.03%) QA
12 2 (0.69%) Basel III
12 2 (0.69%) GPG13
13 1 (0.34%) COSO
13 1 (0.34%) GCP
13 1 (0.34%) PA-DSS
13 1 (0.34%) SAS 70
System Software
1 9 (3.09%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.41%) Apache Flume
3 4 (1.37%) HDFS
4 1 (0.34%) Snort
4 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (4.47%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (4.47%) Puppet
1 13 (4.47%) QRadar
2 7 (2.41%) Kibana
2 7 (2.41%) logstash
2 7 (2.41%) Nessus
3 5 (1.72%) BladeLogic
3 5 (1.72%) Nmap
4 4 (1.37%) CSIRT
4 4 (1.37%) HP Fortify
4 4 (1.37%) IBM BigFix
4 4 (1.37%) Nagios
5 3 (1.03%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 2 (0.69%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.69%) EnCase
6 2 (0.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.69%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.34%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.34%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 28 (9.62%) Splunk
2 22 (7.56%) Cisco
3 20 (6.87%) Microsoft
4 16 (5.50%) LogRhythm
4 16 (5.50%) Qualys
5 12 (4.12%) CheckPoint
5 12 (4.12%) Rapid7
6 11 (3.78%) Dell
7 9 (3.09%) IBM
8 7 (2.41%) Cloudera
8 7 (2.41%) Oracle
8 7 (2.41%) SAP
8 7 (2.41%) Tufin
9 4 (1.37%) Ab Initio
9 4 (1.37%) BMC
9 4 (1.37%) CyberArk
9 4 (1.37%) Infoblox
9 4 (1.37%) Informatica
9 4 (1.37%) Tripwire
10 3 (1.03%) WorldPay
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