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 30 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)
England / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 127 124
Rank change year-on-year +40 -3  
Contract jobs citing CISSP 44 34 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.69% 0.87% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.17% 4.18% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 13 18
Median daily rate £525 £510 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +12.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £360 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £720 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.77% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.62 £49.25 £68.00
% change year-on-year +27.15% -27.57%  

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 480 813 747
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.45% 20.90% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 412 341
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 49 70
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £46.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.40% -11.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £62.50 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

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 30 March 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 30 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
Manchester +32 33 £550 +7.84% 5
Merseyside +1 5 £483 -
Cheshire +38 4 £411 -41.25% 1
Lancashire +9 1 £501 +36.19%
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 North West region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 53 (50.00%) Information Security
2 49 (46.23%) Cybersecurity
3 43 (40.57%) Firewall
4 41 (38.68%) Security Operations
5 37 (34.91%) Security Cleared
6 36 (33.96%) SANS
7 35 (33.02%) SSCP
7 35 (33.02%) Linux
8 33 (31.13%) Unix
8 33 (31.13%) Windows
8 33 (31.13%) Apple
9 32 (30.19%) LAN
9 32 (30.19%) WAN
9 32 (30.19%) TCP/IP
9 32 (30.19%) SC Cleared
10 31 (29.25%) VoIP
11 30 (28.30%) Risk Management
11 30 (28.30%) Vulnerability Management
12 29 (27.36%) Splunk
12 29 (27.36%) Patch Management
12 29 (27.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 29 (27.36%) VPN
13 27 (25.47%) QRadar
14 25 (23.58%) Elastic Stack
14 25 (23.58%) Network Monitoring
15 23 (21.70%) Security Operations Centre
16 20 (18.87%) LogRhythm
16 20 (18.87%) IBM
16 20 (18.87%) Degree
17 19 (17.92%) CISM

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 (1.89%) Apache
1 2 (1.89%) IIS
1 2 (1.89%) Jetty
1 2 (1.89%) Mongrel
1 2 (1.89%) nginx
1 2 (1.89%) Tomcat
1 2 (1.89%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (8.49%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (8.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.89%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.94%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 43 (40.57%) Firewall
2 32 (30.19%) LAN
2 32 (30.19%) TCP/IP
2 32 (30.19%) WAN
3 31 (29.25%) VoIP
4 29 (27.36%) VPN
5 13 (12.26%) Network Security
6 9 (8.49%) WebEx
7 7 (6.60%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (4.72%) Wireless
9 3 (2.83%) SSL
10 2 (1.89%) DHCP
10 2 (1.89%) DNS
10 2 (1.89%) FTP
10 2 (1.89%) HTTP
10 2 (1.89%) IPsec
10 2 (1.89%) LDAP
11 1 (0.94%) Cisco ISE
11 1 (0.94%) SSH
11 1 (0.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.43%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.89%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.94%) JIRA
General
1 17 (16.04%) Finance
2 5 (4.72%) Banking
3 1 (0.94%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (17.92%) Consultant
1 19 (17.92%) Security Consultant
1 19 (17.92%) Security Manager
2 16 (15.09%) Analyst
3 13 (12.26%) IT Consultant
3 13 (12.26%) IT Security Consultant
3 13 (12.26%) Technical Specialist
4 11 (10.38%) Architect
4 11 (10.38%) Cybersecurity Manager
4 11 (10.38%) Head of Cybersecurity
4 11 (10.38%) Head of Security
4 11 (10.38%) Operational Security Manager
4 11 (10.38%) Operations Manager
4 11 (10.38%) Security Analyst
4 11 (10.38%) Security Operations Manager
4 11 (10.38%) Security Specialist
5 9 (8.49%) Head of Operations
5 9 (8.49%) SOC Manager
6 8 (7.55%) Security Architect
7 6 (5.66%) Technical Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (23.58%) Elastic Stack
2 18 (16.98%) Web Services
3 8 (7.55%) RESTful
4 2 (1.89%) .NET
4 2 (1.89%) J2EE
4 2 (1.89%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 23 (21.70%) Security Operations Centre
2 17 (16.04%) Management Information System
3 15 (14.15%) Cyber Attack
4 6 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.72%) CESG
6 4 (3.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.83%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (2.83%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.89%) FMCG
9 1 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.94%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.94%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.94%) RIA
9 1 (0.94%) Social Media
9 1 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (33.02%) Linux
2 33 (31.13%) Unix
2 33 (31.13%) Windows
3 2 (1.89%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.94%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (50.00%) Information Security
2 49 (46.23%) Cybersecurity
3 41 (38.68%) Security Operations
4 30 (28.30%) Risk Management
4 30 (28.30%) Vulnerability Management
5 29 (27.36%) Patch Management
5 29 (27.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 25 (23.58%) Network Monitoring
7 18 (16.98%) Case Management
8 16 (15.09%) Security Monitoring
9 15 (14.15%) SIEM
10 13 (12.26%) Penetration Testing
11 12 (11.32%) Service Management
12 11 (10.38%) Open Source
12 11 (10.38%) Security Architecture
13 9 (8.49%) Virtual Infrastructure
14 8 (7.55%) Root Cause Analysis
15 7 (6.60%) Analytics
15 7 (6.60%) Data Analytics
15 7 (6.60%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.55%) Python
2 3 (2.83%) Java
3 1 (0.94%) Perl
3 1 (0.94%) PHP
3 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (34.91%) Security Cleared
2 36 (33.96%) SANS
3 35 (33.02%) SSCP
4 32 (30.19%) SC Cleared
5 20 (18.87%) Degree
6 19 (17.92%) CISM
7 11 (10.38%) CISA
7 11 (10.38%) CISMP
8 5 (4.72%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (4.72%) CITP
8 5 (4.72%) DV Cleared
8 5 (4.72%) IISP
8 5 (4.72%) MBCS
9 4 (3.77%) CRISC
10 3 (2.83%) CEH
11 2 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.89%) GIAC
12 1 (0.94%) CGEIT
12 1 (0.94%) GCFA
12 1 (0.94%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (11.32%) COBIT
3 9 (8.49%) ISO27002
4 7 (6.60%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.89%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.89%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (25.47%) QRadar
2 10 (9.43%) Kibana
3 9 (8.49%) logstash
4 6 (5.66%) Nessus
4 6 (5.66%) Nexpose
4 6 (5.66%) Nmap
5 5 (4.72%) RSA enVision
6 2 (1.89%) EnCase
6 2 (1.89%) Puppet
7 1 (0.94%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.94%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 33 (31.13%) Apple
2 29 (27.36%) Splunk
3 20 (18.87%) IBM
3 20 (18.87%) LogRhythm
4 14 (13.21%) Microsoft
5 10 (9.43%) Cisco
6 8 (7.55%) ArcSight
6 8 (7.55%) Intel Security
7 7 (6.60%) Intel
7 7 (6.60%) NetWitness
7 7 (6.60%) Qualys
8 6 (5.66%) Snow
9 2 (1.89%) Cellebrite
9 2 (1.89%) Google
9 2 (1.89%) HP
9 2 (1.89%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.89%) VMware
10 1 (0.94%) AlienVault
10 1 (0.94%) SAP