The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 April 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)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 84 74
Rank change year-on-year +26 -10  
Contract jobs citing CISSP 31 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.23% 0.88% 1.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.35% 6.69% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 13
Median daily rate £475 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +25.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £421 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £493 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £423
% change year-on-year - +6.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.87 £82.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year -26.21% +73.68%  

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 Manchester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Manchester
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 216 239 275
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.54% 13.09% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 117 123
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £175 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.05% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 13
Median hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.66% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £31.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.83% +37.77%  

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CISSP in Manchester

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in Manchester over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISSP in Manchester

CISSP
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Salford - 12 £538 -
CISSP
North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 Manchester region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 32 (51.61%) Cybersecurity
2 30 (48.39%) Firewall
2 30 (48.39%) Information Security
3 26 (41.94%) Security Operations
4 22 (35.48%) SSCP
4 22 (35.48%) Linux
4 22 (35.48%) TCP/IP
5 21 (33.87%) Unix
5 21 (33.87%) SANS
6 20 (32.26%) Windows
6 20 (32.26%) LAN
6 20 (32.26%) WAN
6 20 (32.26%) Security Cleared
6 20 (32.26%) Vulnerability Management
7 19 (30.65%) Splunk
7 19 (30.65%) VoIP
7 19 (30.65%) Security Operations Centre
8 18 (29.03%) Patch Management
8 18 (29.03%) VPN
8 18 (29.03%) Apple
8 18 (29.03%) SC Cleared
8 18 (29.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 17 (27.42%) Risk Management
9 17 (27.42%) Network Monitoring
9 17 (27.42%) QRadar
10 16 (25.81%) LogRhythm
10 16 (25.81%) Elastic Stack
10 16 (25.81%) IBM
11 13 (20.97%) Management Information System
12 12 (19.35%) Web Services

CISSP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 2 (3.23%) Apache
1 2 (3.23%) IIS
1 2 (3.23%) Jetty
1 2 (3.23%) Mongrel
1 2 (3.23%) nginx
1 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
1 2 (3.23%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.23%) Google App Engine
3 2 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 30 (48.39%) Firewall
2 22 (35.48%) TCP/IP
3 20 (32.26%) LAN
3 20 (32.26%) WAN
4 19 (30.65%) VoIP
5 18 (29.03%) VPN
6 8 (12.90%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (11.29%) Network Security
8 6 (9.68%) WebEx
9 4 (6.45%) Wireless
10 3 (4.84%) Cisco ISE
10 3 (4.84%) SSL
11 2 (3.23%) DHCP
11 2 (3.23%) DNS
11 2 (3.23%) FTP
11 2 (3.23%) HTTP
11 2 (3.23%) IPsec
11 2 (3.23%) LDAP
12 1 (1.61%) HTTPS
12 1 (1.61%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.23%) Travis CI
General
1 11 (17.74%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Banking
2 3 (4.84%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (25.81%) Security Manager
2 12 (19.35%) Consultant
2 12 (19.35%) Security Consultant
3 11 (17.74%) Cybersecurity Manager
3 11 (17.74%) Operational Security Manager
3 11 (17.74%) Operations Manager
3 11 (17.74%) Security Operations Manager
4 10 (16.13%) IT Consultant
4 10 (16.13%) IT Security Consultant
5 9 (14.52%) Analyst
5 9 (14.52%) SOC Manager
6 8 (12.90%) Security Analyst
6 8 (12.90%) Security Specialist
6 8 (12.90%) Technical Specialist
7 5 (8.06%) Designer
7 5 (8.06%) IT Manager
7 5 (8.06%) IT Security Manager
7 5 (8.06%) Security Architect
7 5 (8.06%) Security Designer
7 5 (8.06%) Technical Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.81%) Elastic Stack
2 12 (19.35%) Web Services
3 6 (9.68%) RESTful
4 2 (3.23%) .NET
4 2 (3.23%) J2EE
4 2 (3.23%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 19 (30.65%) Security Operations Centre
2 13 (20.97%) Management Information System
3 7 (11.29%) Cyber Attack
4 3 (4.84%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 22 (35.48%) Linux
2 21 (33.87%) Unix
3 20 (32.26%) Windows
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (51.61%) Cybersecurity
2 30 (48.39%) Information Security
3 26 (41.94%) Security Operations
4 20 (32.26%) Vulnerability Management
5 18 (29.03%) Patch Management
5 18 (29.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 17 (27.42%) Network Monitoring
6 17 (27.42%) Risk Management
7 12 (19.35%) SIEM
8 10 (16.13%) Case Management
8 10 (16.13%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (14.52%) Open Source
9 9 (14.52%) Security Monitoring
10 7 (11.29%) DevOps
11 6 (9.68%) Security Architecture
11 6 (9.68%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 5 (8.06%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (8.06%) Service Management
13 4 (6.45%) Process Improvement
14 3 (4.84%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.06%) Python
2 3 (4.84%) Java
3 2 (3.23%) SQL
4 1 (1.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (35.48%) SSCP
2 21 (33.87%) SANS
3 20 (32.26%) Security Cleared
4 18 (29.03%) SC Cleared
5 11 (17.74%) CISM
6 10 (16.13%) Degree
7 8 (12.90%) CISMP
8 3 (4.84%) CISA
9 2 (3.23%) GIAC
10 1 (1.61%) CRISC
10 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.61%) GSEC
10 1 (1.61%) ISEB
10 1 (1.61%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.52%) COBIT
1 9 (14.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (9.68%) ISO27002
2 6 (9.68%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (27.42%) QRadar
2 8 (12.90%) Kibana
3 7 (11.29%) logstash
4 4 (6.45%) RSA enVision
5 3 (4.84%) TrustSec
6 2 (3.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (3.23%) Puppet
7 1 (1.61%) Nessus
7 1 (1.61%) Nexpose
7 1 (1.61%) Nmap
Vendors
1 19 (30.65%) Splunk
2 18 (29.03%) Apple
3 16 (25.81%) IBM
3 16 (25.81%) LogRhythm
4 9 (14.52%) Cisco
5 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.23%) ArcSight
6 2 (3.23%) Google
6 2 (3.23%) HP
6 2 (3.23%) Qualys
6 2 (3.23%) VMware
7 1 (1.61%) AlienVault
7 1 (1.61%) Intel
7 1 (1.61%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.61%) Kaspersky
7 1 (1.61%) NetWitness
7 1 (1.61%) Snow
7 1 (1.61%) Sophos