Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 187 221 237
Rank change year-on-year +34 +16 -31
Contract jobs citing CISSP 46 146 136
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.68% 1.00% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.63% 4.26% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 83 81
Median daily rate £550 £513 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% +10.53%
10th Percentile £442 £363 £413
90th Percentile £731 £636 £638
England median daily rate £550 £550 £516
% change year-on-year - +6.59% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £44.00 £60.65 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.46% - -
England median hourly rate £80.00 £47.72 -
% change year-on-year +67.65% - -

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 1,751 3,426 3,779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.75% 23.57% 22.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 983 2,014 2,049
Median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +2.72%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £613 £588 £565
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 219 182
Median hourly rate £31.39 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.15% -21.43% +75.00%
10th Percentile £15.95 £12.00 £12.62
90th Percentile £65.00 £54.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing CISSP as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CISSP in the South East.

Daily rate trend for CISSP in the South East

CISSP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CISSP in the South East over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CISSP in the South East

CISSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CISSP in the South East.

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 5 June 2020. 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 +20 18 £470 -9.63% 3
Hampshire +53 12 £550 +10.00% 2
Berkshire +11 10 - - 3
Surrey +52 7 £673 +34.60% 2
Buckinghamshire +19 7 £470 -9.63%
Kent +27 4 £625 -1.96% 1
West Sussex +25 3 £550 +7.32% 1
East Sussex +19 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire +28 1 - -
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 39 (84.78%) Information Security
2 36 (78.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (78.26%) CISM
3 17 (36.96%) PCI DSS
4 16 (34.78%) CISA
5 15 (32.61%) Risk Management
5 15 (32.61%) GDPR
6 14 (30.43%) NIST
7 13 (28.26%) Legal
8 12 (26.09%) Management Information System
8 12 (26.09%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (23.91%) Degree
10 9 (19.57%) ISMS
10 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (19.57%) Firewall
10 9 (19.57%) Security Management
11 8 (17.39%) Security Testing
11 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
12 7 (15.22%) Qualys
12 7 (15.22%) Incident Management
12 7 (15.22%) Information Security Management
12 7 (15.22%) Telecoms
13 6 (13.04%) Cisco
13 6 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
13 6 (13.04%) Security Architecture
13 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 6 (13.04%) Analytics
13 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills

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 3 (6.52%) IIS
2 1 (2.17%) Confluence
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) AWS
2 2 (4.35%) Azure
2 2 (4.35%) IaaS
2 2 (4.35%) SaaS
3 1 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) Firewall
2 3 (6.52%) LAN
2 3 (6.52%) Network Security
2 3 (6.52%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (6.52%) WAN
3 2 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (2.17%) FWSM
4 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.17%) NAS
4 1 (2.17%) SAN
4 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) SonarQube
2 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 13 (28.26%) Legal
2 7 (15.22%) Telecoms
3 5 (10.87%) Finance
4 2 (4.35%) Retail
5 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.17%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Architect
1 9 (19.57%) Security Architect
1 9 (19.57%) Security Manager
2 6 (13.04%) Consultant
2 6 (13.04%) Security Consultant
2 6 (13.04%) Security Officer
2 6 (13.04%) Security Specialist
3 5 (10.87%) Information Manager
3 5 (10.87%) Information Security Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Compliance Specialist
4 4 (8.70%) Head of Security
4 4 (8.70%) Security Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Security Compliance Specialist
4 4 (8.70%) Technical Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Head of Information
5 2 (4.35%) Head of Information Security
5 2 (4.35%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) .NET
1 1 (2.17%) J2EE
1 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.09%) Management Information System
2 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.04%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (10.87%) PKI
4 4 (8.70%) Algorithms
4 4 (8.70%) CMDB
4 4 (8.70%) Smart Energy
4 4 (8.70%) Smart Meter
5 3 (6.52%) e-Learning
6 2 (4.35%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
6 2 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (4.35%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (4.35%) Public Cloud
6 2 (4.35%) Smartcard
7 1 (2.17%) Cloud Native
7 1 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (2.17%) LIMS
7 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
7 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (84.78%) Information Security
2 15 (32.61%) Risk Management
3 12 (26.09%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (19.57%) ISMS
4 9 (19.57%) Security Management
4 9 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (17.39%) Security Testing
6 7 (15.22%) Incident Management
6 7 (15.22%) Information Security Management
7 6 (13.04%) Analytics
7 6 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (13.04%) Security Architecture
7 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (10.87%) Asset Management
8 5 (10.87%) Cryptography
8 5 (10.87%) ITIL
8 5 (10.87%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) Java
1 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (78.26%) CISM
2 16 (34.78%) CISA
3 11 (23.91%) Degree
4 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
5 6 (13.04%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (13.04%) CLAS
5 6 (13.04%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 5 (10.87%) PCI QSA
7 4 (8.70%) CCIE
7 4 (8.70%) CISMP
7 4 (8.70%) GIAC
7 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
8 3 (6.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (6.52%) CRISC
8 3 (6.52%) IISP
9 2 (4.35%) CASP
9 2 (4.35%) CCNP
9 2 (4.35%) CEH
9 2 (4.35%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (78.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (36.96%) PCI DSS
3 15 (32.61%) GDPR
4 14 (30.43%) NIST
5 6 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 5 (10.87%) JSP 440
7 3 (6.52%) COBIT
7 3 (6.52%) HIPAA
7 3 (6.52%) QA
8 2 (4.35%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (4.35%) ISO 22301
8 2 (4.35%) ISO 31000
8 2 (4.35%) ISO 9001
8 2 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (4.35%) NCSC
8 2 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (2.17%) COSO
9 1 (2.17%) HL7
9 1 (2.17%) ISO 9000
9 1 (2.17%) NIST 800
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) Nessus
2 2 (4.35%) IBM Guardium
2 2 (4.35%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Qualys
2 6 (13.04%) Cisco
3 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle
5 2 (4.35%) ArcSight
5 2 (4.35%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (4.35%) Centrify
5 2 (4.35%) IBM
5 2 (4.35%) Imperva
5 2 (4.35%) Juniper
5 2 (4.35%) McAfee
5 2 (4.35%) Splunk
5 2 (4.35%) Sun
5 2 (4.35%) Trend Micro
5 2 (4.35%) Tripwire
6 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.17%) Redback