Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 October 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 > South East
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 253 201 194
Rank change year-on-year -52 -7 +27
Contract jobs citing CISSP 136 192 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.82% 1.17% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.76% 5.23% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 101 147
South East median daily rate £538 £465 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.59% -7.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £427 £369 £375
90th Percentile £650 £575 £550
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
South East median hourly rate £67.00 £60.44 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.86% +72.67% -
England median hourly rate £57.25 £60.44 £46.00
% change year-on-year -5.27% +31.38% -20.00%

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 South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3,613 3,668 4,424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.91% 22.42% 26.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,999 2,080 2,677
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £231 £215 £258
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 220 207
South East median hourly rate £39.50 £23.13 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.81% -15.91% -5.82%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.35 £48.75 £52.35
England median hourly rate £24.73 £25.92 £25.50
% change year-on-year -4.57% +1.63% +12.09%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing CISSP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in the South East

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CISSP in the South East

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in the South East over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISSP in the South East

CISSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CISSP in the South East

CISSP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 October 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
Thames Valley -36 45 £575 +15.00% 15
Surrey -3 35 £588 +26.34% 9
Hampshire -27 28 £450 +5.88% 8
Berkshire -41 25 £490 -10.91% 7
West Sussex -2 21 £538 +19.44% 4
Buckinghamshire +11 14 £513 +13.89% 5
Oxfordshire +8 5 £600 +14.29% 3
Kent -2 4 £550 +10.00% 3
Middlesex +10 3 £600 -
East Sussex -6 1 £575 +38.97% 2
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 South East region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 95 (69.85%) CISM
2 94 (69.12%) Information Security
3 53 (38.97%) CISA
4 46 (33.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 44 (32.35%) Cybersecurity
6 42 (30.88%) Security Architecture
6 42 (30.88%) Degree
7 38 (27.94%) Management Information System
8 35 (25.74%) Risk Management
9 32 (23.53%) Computer Science
10 30 (22.06%) CEH
11 29 (21.32%) Finance
12 26 (19.12%) Penetration Testing
13 25 (18.38%) Firewall
13 25 (18.38%) CISMP
13 25 (18.38%) GDPR
14 23 (16.91%) TOGAF
14 23 (16.91%) PCI DSS
15 22 (16.18%) DevOps
16 21 (15.44%) GIAC
17 20 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
17 20 (14.71%) PRINCE2
17 20 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
18 19 (13.97%) Amazon AWS
18 19 (13.97%) ITIL
19 18 (13.24%) Security Management
19 18 (13.24%) SIEM
20 16 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
20 16 (11.76%) ITIL V3
20 16 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree

CISSP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 10 (7.35%) IIS
2 1 (0.74%) Apache
2 1 (0.74%) IBM Domino
2 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (13.97%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (10.29%) Mimecast
4 8 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (4.41%) Office 365
5 6 (4.41%) SaaS
6 4 (2.94%) GitHub
6 4 (2.94%) PaaS
7 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.74%) G Suite
7 1 (0.74%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (18.38%) Firewall
2 15 (11.03%) Network Security
3 9 (6.62%) VPN
4 5 (3.68%) NFC
4 5 (3.68%) WAN
5 2 (1.47%) DNS
5 2 (1.47%) SCCP
6 1 (0.74%) BGP
6 1 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.74%) HSRP
6 1 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.74%) LAN
6 1 (0.74%) NetScreen
6 1 (0.74%) OSPF
6 1 (0.74%) SMS
6 1 (0.74%) SMTP
6 1 (0.74%) Sourcefire
6 1 (0.74%) SSL
6 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.47%) Big Data
2 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (6.62%) SonarQube
2 4 (2.94%) GitLab
2 4 (2.94%) JIRA
2 4 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (21.32%) Finance
2 8 (5.88%) Legal
3 5 (3.68%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.94%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.94%) Back Office
5 2 (1.47%) Retail
5 2 (1.47%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.74%) Automotive
6 1 (0.74%) Electronics
6 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 34 (25.00%) Architect
2 32 (23.53%) Analyst
3 28 (20.59%) Security Architect
4 27 (19.85%) Security Analyst
5 24 (17.65%) Consultant
5 24 (17.65%) Security Consultant
6 18 (13.24%) Security Manager
7 17 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 17 (12.50%) Information Security Consultant
8 14 (10.29%) Security Officer
9 13 (9.56%) Information Manager
9 13 (9.56%) Information Security Manager
9 13 (9.56%) Information Security Officer
10 12 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (8.09%) Chief Information Officer
11 11 (8.09%) Chief Information Security Officer
11 11 (8.09%) Chief Security Officer
11 11 (8.09%) CIO
12 10 (7.35%) IT Analyst
12 10 (7.35%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.41%) .NET
1 6 (4.41%) Middleware
2 5 (3.68%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.94%) ModSecurity
3 4 (2.94%) OAuth
3 4 (2.94%) OAuth2
3 4 (2.94%) SAML
3 4 (2.94%) Web Services
4 2 (1.47%) LAMP
5 1 (0.74%) Kafka
5 1 (0.74%) LDAP
5 1 (0.74%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 38 (27.94%) Management Information System
2 32 (23.53%) Computer Science
3 14 (10.29%) Data Centre
3 14 (10.29%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (9.56%) Driving Licence
5 10 (7.35%) PKI
6 9 (6.62%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (5.15%) Mobile App
8 6 (4.41%) SCADA
9 5 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (3.68%) CESG
9 5 (3.68%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (3.68%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (3.68%) Mobile Payment
9 5 (3.68%) Public Cloud
9 5 (3.68%) Smartcard
10 4 (2.94%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (2.94%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (1.47%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.41%) Linux
2 5 (3.68%) Windows
3 4 (2.94%) Solaris
3 4 (2.94%) Unix
3 4 (2.94%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.74%) CentOS
4 1 (0.74%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (69.12%) Information Security
2 44 (32.35%) Cybersecurity
3 42 (30.88%) Security Architecture
4 35 (25.74%) Risk Management
5 26 (19.12%) Penetration Testing
6 23 (16.91%) TOGAF
7 22 (16.18%) DevOps
8 20 (14.71%) PRINCE2
8 20 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (13.97%) ITIL
10 18 (13.24%) Security Management
10 18 (13.24%) SIEM
11 16 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (11.76%) ITIL V3
12 15 (11.03%) Kalman Filter
13 14 (10.29%) Patch Management
13 14 (10.29%) Waterfall
14 12 (8.82%) Security Operations
14 12 (8.82%) Vulnerability Management
15 11 (8.09%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.29%) PowerShell
2 11 (8.09%) C#
3 5 (3.68%) Java
4 1 (0.74%) C
4 1 (0.74%) C++
4 1 (0.74%) PHP
4 1 (0.74%) Scala
4 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 95 (69.85%) CISM
2 53 (38.97%) CISA
3 42 (30.88%) Degree
4 30 (22.06%) CEH
5 25 (18.38%) CISMP
6 21 (15.44%) GIAC
7 16 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (11.03%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (11.03%) CompTIA Security+
8 15 (11.03%) Security Cleared
9 11 (8.09%) IISP
10 9 (6.62%) CREST Certified
10 9 (6.62%) DV Cleared
11 8 (5.88%) CESG Certified Professional
11 8 (5.88%) SANS
12 7 (5.15%) CCNP
12 7 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (4.41%) CCSP
13 6 (4.41%) MCSE
13 6 (4.41%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (33.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (18.38%) GDPR
3 23 (16.91%) PCI DSS
4 12 (8.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (6.62%) Data Quality
5 9 (6.62%) ISAE 3402
5 9 (6.62%) ISO 22301
5 9 (6.62%) ISO 31000
5 9 (6.62%) ISO 9001
5 9 (6.62%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 6 (4.41%) NIST 800
7 4 (2.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (2.94%) RMADS
8 2 (1.47%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.74%) COBIT
9 1 (0.74%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.74%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (2.94%) ISA Server
1 4 (2.94%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (10.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 14 (10.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 9 (6.62%) Nessus
2 9 (6.62%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 2 (1.47%) MIIS
Vendors
1 15 (11.03%) Microsoft
1 15 (11.03%) Proofpoint
2 14 (10.29%) Cisco
3 12 (8.82%) McAfee
3 12 (8.82%) Splunk
4 10 (7.35%) ArcSight
4 10 (7.35%) IBM
5 9 (6.62%) Barracuda Networks
5 9 (6.62%) Centrify
5 9 (6.62%) Imperva
5 9 (6.62%) Oracle
5 9 (6.62%) Qualys
5 9 (6.62%) Trend Micro
5 9 (6.62%) Tripwire
6 7 (5.15%) LogRhythm
7 5 (3.68%) Sun
8 4 (2.94%) Google
8 4 (2.94%) Okta
8 4 (2.94%) Symantec
9 3 (2.21%) Becrypt