The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 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 / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 97 110
Rank change year-on-year +16 +13  
Contract jobs citing CISSP 59 66 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.00% 1.73% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.07% 8.47% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 28 19
Median daily rate £550 £573 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.93% +63.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £703 £530
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 North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 533 779 778
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.11% 20.37% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 435 364
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 27 80
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.97% +102.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.53 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.39 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 North West

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CISSP in the North West

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in the North West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISSP in the North West

CISSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CISSP in the North West

CISSP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Manchester +1 26 £500 -1.96% 11
Cheshire +39 20 £450 +20.00% 4
Merseyside +6 9 £600 +20.00%
Lancashire -12 3 £638 -3.11%
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 64 (64.00%) Information Security
2 48 (48.00%) CISM
3 44 (44.00%) Risk Management
4 37 (37.00%) Cybersecurity
5 30 (30.00%) Finance
6 26 (26.00%) Security Cleared
7 24 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (22.00%) Waterfall
9 21 (21.00%) SC Cleared
9 21 (21.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 20 (20.00%) SSCP
10 20 (20.00%) SANS
11 19 (19.00%) Virtual Team
11 19 (19.00%) Splunk
11 19 (19.00%) Firewall
11 19 (19.00%) TCP/IP
12 18 (18.00%) Linux
12 18 (18.00%) Project Planning
12 18 (18.00%) Vulnerability Management
12 18 (18.00%) PCI DSS
12 18 (18.00%) Security Operations
13 17 (17.00%) QRadar
13 17 (17.00%) LogRhythm
13 17 (17.00%) Security Architecture
13 17 (17.00%) LAN
13 17 (17.00%) WAN
13 17 (17.00%) IBM
14 16 (16.00%) VoIP
14 16 (16.00%) Unix
14 16 (16.00%) Windows

CISSP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (2.00%) Apache
1 2 (2.00%) IIS
1 2 (2.00%) Jetty
1 2 (2.00%) Mongrel
1 2 (2.00%) nginx
1 2 (2.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.00%) Google App Engine
1 2 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (19.00%) Firewall
1 19 (19.00%) TCP/IP
2 17 (17.00%) LAN
2 17 (17.00%) WAN
3 16 (16.00%) VoIP
4 15 (15.00%) VPN
5 10 (10.00%) Network Security
6 8 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (4.00%) Wireless
8 3 (3.00%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (3.00%) SSL
9 2 (2.00%) DHCP
9 2 (2.00%) DNS
9 2 (2.00%) FTP
9 2 (2.00%) HTTP
9 2 (2.00%) IPsec
10 1 (1.00%) HTTPS
10 1 (1.00%) Internet
10 1 (1.00%) SSH
10 1 (1.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.00%) Travis CI
General
1 30 (30.00%) Finance
2 8 (8.00%) Law
3 5 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (1.00%) Billing
4 1 (1.00%) Electronics
4 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.00%) Marketing
4 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (36.00%) Consultant
1 36 (36.00%) Security Consultant
2 14 (14.00%) Analyst
3 12 (12.00%) Architect
3 12 (12.00%) Security Analyst
4 11 (11.00%) Security Architect
4 11 (11.00%) Security Manager
5 10 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
5 10 (10.00%) Senior Security Consultant
6 9 (9.00%) IT Consultant
6 9 (9.00%) IT Security Consultant
7 8 (8.00%) CISSP Consultant
7 8 (8.00%) Security Specialist
8 7 (7.00%) Cybersecurity Manager
8 7 (7.00%) Information Security Consultant
8 7 (7.00%) IT Manager
9 6 (6.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 6 (6.00%) Operations Manager
9 6 (6.00%) SOC Manager
9 6 (6.00%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.00%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (6.00%) RESTful
2 6 (6.00%) Web Services
3 2 (2.00%) .NET
3 2 (2.00%) J2EE
3 2 (2.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.00%) Virtual Team
2 16 (16.00%) Management Information System
3 12 (12.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 8 (8.00%) Cyber Attack
5 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (7.00%) CESG
6 3 (3.00%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.00%) FMCG
8 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.00%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.00%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.00%) iPad
8 1 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.00%) Linux
2 16 (16.00%) Unix
2 16 (16.00%) Windows
3 1 (1.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (64.00%) Information Security
2 44 (44.00%) Risk Management
3 37 (37.00%) Cybersecurity
4 24 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (22.00%) Waterfall
6 18 (18.00%) Project Planning
6 18 (18.00%) Security Operations
6 18 (18.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 17 (17.00%) Security Architecture
8 16 (16.00%) Network Monitoring
9 15 (15.00%) Patch Management
9 15 (15.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 13 (13.00%) SIEM
11 11 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (10.00%) Case Management
12 10 (10.00%) Open Source
13 7 (7.00%) DevOps
13 7 (7.00%) Penetration Testing
13 7 (7.00%) Security Monitoring
14 5 (5.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.00%) Python
2 3 (3.00%) Java
2 3 (3.00%) SQL
3 1 (1.00%) Perl
3 1 (1.00%) PHP
3 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 48 (48.00%) CISM
2 26 (26.00%) Security Cleared
3 21 (21.00%) SC Cleared
4 20 (20.00%) SANS
4 20 (20.00%) SSCP
5 13 (13.00%) CESG Certified Professional
6 9 (9.00%) CISA
6 9 (9.00%) CLAS
6 9 (9.00%) Degree
7 5 (5.00%) ISSAP
8 4 (4.00%) DV Cleared
9 3 (3.00%) CRISC
9 3 (3.00%) GIAC
10 2 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (1.00%) CGEIT
11 1 (1.00%) CITP
11 1 (1.00%) CREST Certified
11 1 (1.00%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (1.00%) GSEC
11 1 (1.00%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (21.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (18.00%) PCI DSS
3 8 (8.00%) GDPR
4 7 (7.00%) COBIT
5 5 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (3.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (1.00%) QA
7 1 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.00%) Xen
2 1 (1.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (17.00%) QRadar
2 9 (9.00%) Kibana
3 8 (8.00%) logstash
4 4 (4.00%) RSA enVision
5 3 (3.00%) TrustSec
6 2 (2.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (2.00%) Puppet
7 1 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.00%) MIIS
Vendors
1 19 (19.00%) Splunk
2 17 (17.00%) IBM
2 17 (17.00%) LogRhythm
3 15 (15.00%) Apple
4 3 (3.00%) Cisco
4 3 (3.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.00%) Google
5 2 (2.00%) HP
5 2 (2.00%) SAP
5 2 (2.00%) VMware
6 1 (1.00%) AlienVault
6 1 (1.00%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.00%) Kaspersky
6 1 (1.00%) McAfee
6 1 (1.00%) Qualys
6 1 (1.00%) Sophos