The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 53 62
Rank change year-on-year +9 +9  
Contract jobs citing CISSP 10 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.73% 1.99% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% 6.07% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 0
Median daily rate £550 £463 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.91% -  
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 Reading.

Academic & Professional Certification
Reading
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 150 280 237
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 25.91% 32.79% 27.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 163 106
Median daily rate £450 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £235 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 23
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CISSP in Reading

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISSP in Reading

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 Reading region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 8 (53.33%) CISM
1 8 (53.33%) Information Security
2 4 (26.67%) Security Architecture
2 4 (26.67%) SANS
3 3 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
3 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (20.00%) GIAC
3 3 (20.00%) CISA
4 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (13.33%) Firewall
4 2 (13.33%) Banking
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) Juniper
4 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (13.33%) PCI QSA
4 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Network Security
4 2 (13.33%) COBIT
5 1 (6.67%) GDPR
5 1 (6.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (6.67%) CREST Certified
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (6.67%) SABSA
5 1 (6.67%) Data Privacy
5 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
5 1 (6.67%) SIEM

CISSP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
1 2 (13.33%) Network Security
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) SSL
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Law
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Architect
1 7 (46.67%) Security Architect
2 3 (20.00%) IT Architect
2 3 (20.00%) IT Security Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Security Solutions Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Security Technical Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) CISSP Architect
4 1 (6.67%) CISSP Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Payments Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Solaris
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Information Security
2 4 (26.67%) Security Architecture
3 3 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
3 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (6.67%) Data Privacy
4 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Management
4 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (6.67%) SABSA
4 1 (6.67%) Security Management
4 1 (6.67%) SIEM
4 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) CISM
2 4 (26.67%) SANS
3 3 (20.00%) CISA
3 3 (20.00%) GIAC
4 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) PCI QSA
4 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (6.67%) CREST Certified
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (13.33%) COBIT
2 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (6.67%) GDPR
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco
1 2 (13.33%) Juniper
2 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
2 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.67%) Sourcefire