Period
to 19 July 2018

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 6 months to 19 July 2018 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
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 104 140
Rank change year-on-year -34 +36 +25
Contract jobs citing CISSP 78 98 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.27% 1.73% 1.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.90% 9.70% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 43 47
North West median daily rate £425 £488 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.82% -15.22% +38.55%
10th Percentile £363 £413 £362
90th Percentile £638 £638 £693
England median daily rate £525 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +7.69% -2.50% +10.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £67.00 £60.44 £49.90
% change year-on-year +10.86% +21.11% +5.05%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,130 1,010 1,608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.38% 17.86% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 535 861
North West median daily rate £413 £410 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% - +5.81%
10th Percentile £208 £239 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 105 77
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £42.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -6.39% +22.09%
10th Percentile £13.25 £14.10 £12.37
90th Percentile £67.50 £55.00 £58.37
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.84 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.21% +8.49% +23.99%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing CISSP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 19 July 2018.

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 6 months to 19 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -30 45 £425 -5.56% 23
Cheshire -4 21 £408 -9.44% 2
Lancashire -10 6 £625 -
Merseyside +13 5 £535 -6.96% 1
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CISSP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 57 (73.08%) CISM
2 49 (62.82%) Information Security
3 32 (41.03%) Finance
4 30 (38.46%) Management Information System
5 27 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (32.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 24 (30.77%) Risk Management
7 24 (30.77%) ITIL
8 23 (29.49%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (29.49%) Project Management
9 20 (25.64%) CCNP
10 19 (24.36%) Cisco
10 19 (24.36%) Microsoft
10 19 (24.36%) PRINCE2
10 19 (24.36%) Network Design
10 19 (24.36%) Open Source
11 18 (23.08%) SaaS
11 18 (23.08%) Problem Management
11 18 (23.08%) Chartered Engineer
11 18 (23.08%) SFIA
11 18 (23.08%) Data Management
11 18 (23.08%) CCDP
12 17 (21.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 17 (21.79%) CISA
12 17 (21.79%) Resource Management
12 17 (21.79%) PaaS
13 15 (19.23%) Degree
13 15 (19.23%) Security Architecture
13 15 (19.23%) PCI DSS
14 14 (17.95%) GDPR

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 6 (7.69%) OpenStack
2 5 (6.41%) SAS
3 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (23.08%) SaaS
2 17 (21.79%) PaaS
3 9 (11.54%) IaaS
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.28%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.38%) Firewall
2 9 (11.54%) Network Security
3 6 (7.69%) BGP
3 6 (7.69%) OSPF
4 4 (5.13%) DHCP
4 4 (5.13%) DNS
4 4 (5.13%) IP Telephony
4 4 (5.13%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.13%) Unified Communications
4 4 (5.13%) VPN
4 4 (5.13%) WAN
5 2 (2.56%) 802.11
5 2 (2.56%) HSRP
5 2 (2.56%) IPsec
6 1 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.28%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) DB2
1 5 (6.41%) MongoDB
2 4 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (3.85%) GIS
4 1 (1.28%) Big Data
General
1 32 (41.03%) Finance
2 5 (6.41%) Legal
3 3 (3.85%) Banking
3 3 (3.85%) Retail
3 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (20.51%) Architect
2 16 (20.51%) Consultant
2 16 (20.51%) Security Architect
2 16 (20.51%) Security Consultant
3 12 (15.38%) Analyst
4 11 (14.10%) Security Analyst
5 9 (11.54%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Designer
6 6 (7.69%) Security Designer
7 5 (6.41%) Information Security Consultant
8 4 (5.13%) Citrix Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Information Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) Information Security Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) Senior Citrix Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) IT Consultant
9 3 (3.85%) IT Security Consultant
9 3 (3.85%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.56%) .NET
1 2 (2.56%) .NET Framework
1 2 (2.56%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.28%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (38.46%) Management Information System
2 13 (16.67%) Virtual Team
3 7 (8.97%) CESG
3 7 (8.97%) Data Centre
4 5 (6.41%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.56%) Digital Signage
6 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.28%) CMDB
7 1 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.28%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.85%) Windows
2 1 (1.28%) Linux
2 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.28%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (62.82%) Information Security
2 27 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (30.77%) ITIL
3 24 (30.77%) Risk Management
4 23 (29.49%) Project Management
5 19 (24.36%) Network Design
5 19 (24.36%) Open Source
5 19 (24.36%) PRINCE2
6 18 (23.08%) Data Management
6 18 (23.08%) Problem Management
6 18 (23.08%) SFIA
7 17 (21.79%) Resource Management
8 15 (19.23%) Security Architecture
9 14 (17.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (16.67%) Project Planning
11 12 (15.38%) Product Management
12 11 (14.10%) Server Virtualisation
13 10 (12.82%) Contract Management
13 10 (12.82%) Decision-Making
13 10 (12.82%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.41%) SQL
2 2 (2.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 57 (73.08%) CISM
2 23 (29.49%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (25.64%) CCNP
4 18 (23.08%) CCDP
4 18 (23.08%) Chartered Engineer
5 17 (21.79%) CISA
5 17 (21.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 15 (19.23%) Degree
7 12 (15.38%) CCIE
8 10 (12.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 8 (10.26%) GIAC
10 6 (7.69%) ISSAP
11 5 (6.41%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (3.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 2 (2.56%) CEH
13 2 (2.56%) CRISC
13 2 (2.56%) CSSLP
14 1 (1.28%) PCI QSA
14 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
14 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (32.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (19.23%) PCI DSS
3 14 (17.95%) GDPR
4 11 (14.10%) COBIT
5 8 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (2.56%) COSO
6 2 (2.56%) Data Quality
6 2 (2.56%) IASME
6 2 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (1.28%) NIST 800
7 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.69%) Hyper-V
1 6 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (6.41%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (6.41%) XenApp
2 5 (6.41%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (2.56%) MIIS
3 1 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 19 (24.36%) Cisco
1 19 (24.36%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.69%) Oracle
3 5 (6.41%) Citrix
3 5 (6.41%) Informatica
3 5 (6.41%) Ivanti
4 2 (2.56%) IBM
5 1 (1.28%) CA
5 1 (1.28%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.28%) Google
5 1 (1.28%) HP
5 1 (1.28%) Imperva
5 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.28%) Splunk
5 1 (1.28%) Symantec
5 1 (1.28%) VMware