Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 246 219 198
Rank change year-on-year -27 -21 -5
Contract jobs citing CISSP 133 173 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.83% 1.05% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.58% 4.66% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 77 115
South East median daily rate £550 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £373 £400 £375
90th Percentile £600 £638 £550
England median daily rate £540 £513 £488
% change year-on-year +5.37% +5.13% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South East median hourly rate - - £35.00
England median hourly rate £47.50 - £48.10

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 3,718 3,712 4,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.23% 22.51% 26.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,090 2,085 2,470
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -1.28% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £221 £260
90th Percentile £588 £568 £575
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 189 222
South East median hourly rate £39.00 £25.69 £23.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.81% +11.24% -34.01%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £49.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £28.72 £23.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year +22.19% -7.84% -1.92%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 -18 55 £563 +12.50% 19
Hampshire -16 37 £525 -2.33% 9
Berkshire -46 33 £475 -13.64% 11
West Sussex -2 26 £544 +20.83% 3
Buckinghamshire +23 12 £569 +26.39% 5
Surrey -23 10 £550 +18.28% 10
Oxfordshire +33 9 £600 +6.67% 3
Kent - 3 £550 - 5
Middlesex +14 2 £538 -
East Sussex -10 1 £575 +38.97% 4
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 88 (66.17%) Information Security
2 79 (59.40%) CISM
3 54 (40.60%) CISA
4 51 (38.35%) Cybersecurity
5 49 (36.84%) Degree
6 46 (34.59%) Management Information System
7 40 (30.08%) Security Architecture
8 39 (29.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 39 (29.32%) Computer Science
9 34 (25.56%) CEH
10 30 (22.56%) Risk Management
11 28 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
12 27 (20.30%) Amazon AWS
13 26 (19.55%) Microsoft Azure
13 26 (19.55%) GDPR
14 25 (18.80%) PCI DSS
15 24 (18.05%) Security Cleared
15 24 (18.05%) TOGAF
16 23 (17.29%) GIAC
17 21 (15.79%) DevOps
18 20 (15.04%) Patch Management
19 19 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
19 19 (14.29%) PowerShell
20 18 (13.53%) Data Protection
20 18 (13.53%) Proofpoint
20 18 (13.53%) Security Management
20 18 (13.53%) Kalman Filter
20 18 (13.53%) CompTIA Security+
21 17 (12.78%) Mimecast
21 17 (12.78%) Self-Motivation

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 11 (8.27%) IIS
2 1 (0.75%) Apache
2 1 (0.75%) IBM Domino
2 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 27 (20.30%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (19.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (12.78%) Mimecast
4 12 (9.02%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (6.77%) SaaS
6 8 (6.02%) PaaS
7 6 (4.51%) Office 365
8 4 (3.01%) GitHub
8 4 (3.01%) IaaS
9 2 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.50%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.50%) Serverless
10 1 (0.75%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.03%) Firewall
2 11 (8.27%) Network Security
3 8 (6.02%) NFC
3 8 (6.02%) VPN
4 5 (3.76%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (2.26%) DNS
6 1 (0.75%) Broadband
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (0.75%) DKIM
6 1 (0.75%) DMARC
6 1 (0.75%) HTTP
6 1 (0.75%) NetScreen
6 1 (0.75%) SMTP
6 1 (0.75%) SSL
6 1 (0.75%) WAN
6 1 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.26%) EDRMS
2 2 (1.50%) Amazon Athena
2 2 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.50%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (6.02%) JIRA
1 8 (6.02%) SonarQube
1 8 (6.02%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.01%) GitLab
3 1 (0.75%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (11.28%) Finance
1 15 (11.28%) Legal
2 9 (6.77%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.02%) Back Office
4 4 (3.01%) Aerospace
4 4 (3.01%) Electronics
4 4 (3.01%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.26%) Retail
6 1 (0.75%) Advertising
6 1 (0.75%) Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Billing
Job Titles
1 34 (25.56%) Analyst
2 29 (21.80%) Security Analyst
3 28 (21.05%) Consultant
4 26 (19.55%) Architect
5 24 (18.05%) Security Consultant
6 21 (15.79%) Security Architect
7 18 (13.53%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 15 (11.28%) Security Manager
9 13 (9.77%) IT Analyst
9 13 (9.77%) IT Security Analyst
10 12 (9.02%) Security Specialist
11 11 (8.27%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (6.77%) Information Security Consultant
12 9 (6.77%) Information Security Specialist
12 9 (6.77%) Information Specialist
12 9 (6.77%) Security Engineer
13 8 (6.02%) Cloud Architect
13 8 (6.02%) Information Manager
13 8 (6.02%) Information Security Manager
13 8 (6.02%) Payments Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.77%) Web Services
2 7 (5.26%) OAuth
3 5 (3.76%) .NET
4 4 (3.01%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.01%) ModSecurity
4 4 (3.01%) OAuth2
4 4 (3.01%) SAML
5 3 (2.26%) OpenID
6 2 (1.50%) LDAP
7 1 (0.75%) HTML
7 1 (0.75%) LAMP
7 1 (0.75%) Middleware
7 1 (0.75%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.75%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 46 (34.59%) Management Information System
2 17 (12.78%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (12.03%) PKI
4 9 (6.77%) Data Centre
4 9 (6.77%) Driving Licence
5 8 (6.02%) CESG
5 8 (6.02%) Public Cloud
6 5 (3.76%) Mobile App
7 4 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (3.01%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (3.01%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (3.01%) Smart Meter
8 3 (2.26%) Cloud Native
8 3 (2.26%) Smart Energy
8 3 (2.26%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.50%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.27%) Windows
2 9 (6.77%) Windows Server
3 8 (6.02%) Linux
3 8 (6.02%) Solaris
4 1 (0.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (66.17%) Information Security
2 51 (38.35%) Cybersecurity
3 40 (30.08%) Security Architecture
4 39 (29.32%) Computer Science
5 30 (22.56%) Risk Management
6 28 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
7 24 (18.05%) TOGAF
8 21 (15.79%) DevOps
9 20 (15.04%) Patch Management
10 18 (13.53%) Data Protection
10 18 (13.53%) Kalman Filter
10 18 (13.53%) Security Management
11 17 (12.78%) PRINCE2
12 16 (12.03%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (11.28%) Security Operations
13 15 (11.28%) SIEM
14 14 (10.53%) Ethical Hacking
15 13 (9.77%) ITIL
15 13 (9.77%) Vulnerability Management
15 13 (9.77%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 13 (9.77%) C#
3 10 (7.52%) Java
4 3 (2.26%) Python
5 2 (1.50%) Perl
5 2 (1.50%) SQL
6 1 (0.75%) C
6 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 79 (59.40%) CISM
2 54 (40.60%) CISA
3 49 (36.84%) Degree
4 34 (25.56%) CEH
5 24 (18.05%) Security Cleared
6 23 (17.29%) GIAC
7 19 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
8 18 (13.53%) CompTIA Security+
9 16 (12.03%) DV Cleared
10 15 (11.28%) CRISC
11 12 (9.02%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (8.27%) CESG Certified Professional
12 11 (8.27%) IISP
13 10 (7.52%) CLAS
13 10 (7.52%) CREST Certified
14 8 (6.02%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 8 (6.02%) CCSP
14 8 (6.02%) SC Cleared
14 8 (6.02%) TOGAF Certification
15 7 (5.26%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (29.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (19.55%) GDPR
3 25 (18.80%) PCI DSS
4 17 (12.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (7.52%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 9 (6.77%) ISO 9001
7 8 (6.02%) ISAE 3402
7 8 (6.02%) ISO 22301
7 8 (6.02%) ISO 31000
8 6 (4.51%) RMADS
9 4 (3.01%) JSP 440
10 3 (2.26%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (1.50%) COBIT
11 2 (1.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (1.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.75%) COSO
12 1 (0.75%) HIPAA
System Software
1 8 (6.02%) ISA Server
2 4 (3.01%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.01%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (12.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 17 (12.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 11 (8.27%) Nessus
3 8 (6.02%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 4 (3.01%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.50%) Ansible
5 2 (1.50%) Puppet
5 2 (1.50%) Terraform
6 1 (0.75%) MIIS
6 1 (0.75%) Nmap
6 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (13.53%) Proofpoint
2 16 (12.03%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.02%) Cisco
3 12 (9.02%) Splunk
4 10 (7.52%) IBM
4 10 (7.52%) McAfee
4 10 (7.52%) Qualys
5 9 (6.77%) Tripwire
6 8 (6.02%) ArcSight
6 8 (6.02%) Barracuda Networks
6 8 (6.02%) Centrify
6 8 (6.02%) Google
6 8 (6.02%) Imperva
6 8 (6.02%) Okta
6 8 (6.02%) Oracle
6 8 (6.02%) Trend Micro
7 6 (4.51%) SAP
8 5 (3.76%) LogRhythm
9 3 (2.26%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.50%) CyberArk