Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 216 249 195
Rank change year-on-year +33 -54 -3
Contract jobs citing CISSP 136 134 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.98% 0.81% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.88% 3.68% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 81 105
South East median daily rate £516 £538 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +15.59% -7.00%
10th Percentile £375 £425 £369
90th Percentile £649 £650 £575
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -0.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £67.00 £60.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.30% +10.86% +72.67%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £57.25 £60.00
% change year-on-year -21.40% -4.58% +30.43%

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 3,504 3,638 3,656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.25% 22.11% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,988 2,018 2,058
South East median daily rate £429 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.82% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £257 £232 £215
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 218 218
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +72.97% -15.91%
10th Percentile £14.94 £13.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £53.86 £48.75
England median hourly rate £35.50 £25.00 £27.18
% change year-on-year +42.00% -8.03% +6.60%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +29 58 £525 -8.70% 15
Berkshire +7 43 £500 - 5
Surrey +45 36 £506 -13.83% 2
Hampshire -9 17 £425 -5.56% 13
Buckinghamshire +18 13 £525 +2.44% 9
Kent +9 10 £638 +15.91% 4
East Sussex - 5 £500 - 1
West Sussex +1 3 £550 +2.33% 2
Oxfordshire +28 2 £575 -4.17% 1
Middlesex +8 1 £600 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 67 (49.26%) CISM
2 57 (41.91%) Information Security
3 55 (40.44%) Cybersecurity
4 37 (27.21%) Security Architecture
5 35 (25.74%) Finance
6 32 (23.53%) Network Security
7 30 (22.06%) CISA
8 29 (21.32%) Firewall
8 29 (21.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 26 (19.12%) Azure
10 25 (18.38%) SIEM
10 25 (18.38%) Cisco Certification
11 23 (16.91%) AWS
12 22 (16.18%) Microsoft
13 21 (15.44%) TCP/IP
13 21 (15.44%) CCIE
13 21 (15.44%) Degree
13 21 (15.44%) CEH
13 21 (15.44%) Security Operations
14 20 (14.71%) Management Information System
15 19 (13.97%) PCI DSS
16 18 (13.24%) Internet
16 18 (13.24%) Identity Access Management
16 18 (13.24%) NIST
17 17 (12.50%) ITIL
17 17 (12.50%) TOGAF
18 16 (11.76%) SaaS
19 15 (11.03%) Risk Assessment
19 15 (11.03%) Security Management
19 15 (11.03%) CCNP

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 4 (2.94%) IIS
1 4 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 26 (19.12%) Azure
2 23 (16.91%) AWS
3 16 (11.76%) SaaS
4 11 (8.09%) IaaS
5 7 (5.15%) PaaS
6 2 (1.47%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.47%) Azure Stack
7 1 (0.74%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.74%) Office 365
7 1 (0.74%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 32 (23.53%) Network Security
2 29 (21.32%) Firewall
3 21 (15.44%) TCP/IP
4 18 (13.24%) Internet
5 11 (8.09%) HTTP
6 9 (6.62%) Software-Defined Networking
6 9 (6.62%) VPN
7 8 (5.88%) DNS
7 8 (5.88%) VoIP
8 6 (4.41%) 3GPP
8 6 (4.41%) BGP
8 6 (4.41%) OSPF
9 5 (3.68%) LAN
10 4 (2.94%) 802.11
10 4 (2.94%) HSRP
10 4 (2.94%) IPsec
10 4 (2.94%) WAN
11 3 (2.21%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.21%) Cisco Firepower
11 3 (2.21%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.21%) Big Data
2 2 (1.47%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.74%) HBase
Development Applications
1 5 (3.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.47%) Burp Suite
General
1 35 (25.74%) Finance
2 14 (10.29%) Telecoms
3 12 (8.82%) Legal
4 10 (7.35%) Retail
5 4 (2.94%) Banking
6 2 (1.47%) Law
6 2 (1.47%) Police
6 2 (1.47%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.74%) Advertising
7 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.74%) Publishing
7 1 (0.74%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (39.71%) Architect
2 35 (25.74%) Security Architect
3 21 (15.44%) Analyst
4 17 (12.50%) Consultant
5 16 (11.76%) Security Analyst
6 15 (11.03%) Security Consultant
7 11 (8.09%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (6.62%) Network Architect
8 9 (6.62%) Network Engineer
8 9 (6.62%) Network Security Architect
8 9 (6.62%) Technical Architect
9 7 (5.15%) Information Analyst
9 7 (5.15%) Information Security Analyst
9 7 (5.15%) Security Manager
10 6 (4.41%) CISSP Architect
10 6 (4.41%) Cloud Architect
10 6 (4.41%) Information Security Consultant
10 6 (4.41%) Security Specialist
11 5 (3.68%) AWS Architect
11 5 (3.68%) Strategy Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.94%) 802.1X
1 4 (2.94%) LDAP
1 4 (2.94%) REST
1 4 (2.94%) SailPoint
1 4 (2.94%) SAML
1 4 (2.94%) SOAP
1 4 (2.94%) Web Services
2 2 (1.47%) Kafka
3 1 (0.74%) .NET
3 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.74%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.71%) Management Information System
2 12 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.62%) Security Operations Centre
4 8 (5.88%) PKI
5 7 (5.15%) Data Centre
6 6 (4.41%) CESG
6 6 (4.41%) N-Tier
7 5 (3.68%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (3.68%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (3.68%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (2.21%) Cyberattack
8 3 (2.21%) Cybercrime
9 2 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.74%) Blog
10 1 (0.74%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.74%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.74%) SCADA
10 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.62%) Unix
2 8 (5.88%) Windows
3 7 (5.15%) Linux
4 2 (1.47%) Check Point GAiA
5 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (41.91%) Information Security
2 55 (40.44%) Cybersecurity
3 37 (27.21%) Security Architecture
4 25 (18.38%) SIEM
5 21 (15.44%) Security Operations
6 18 (13.24%) Identity Access Management
7 17 (12.50%) ITIL
7 17 (12.50%) TOGAF
8 15 (11.03%) Risk Assessment
8 15 (11.03%) Security Management
9 14 (10.29%) Computer Science
9 14 (10.29%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (10.29%) Risk Management
10 13 (9.56%) Ethical Hacking
10 13 (9.56%) Threat Intelligence
11 12 (8.82%) Penetration Testing
11 12 (8.82%) Project Management
12 11 (8.09%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 11 (8.09%) Network Monitoring
12 11 (8.09%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.21%) C
1 3 (2.21%) Python
1 3 (2.21%) SQL
2 1 (0.74%) C#
2 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 67 (49.26%) CISM
2 30 (22.06%) CISA
3 25 (18.38%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (15.44%) CCIE
4 21 (15.44%) CEH
4 21 (15.44%) Degree
5 15 (11.03%) CCNP
5 15 (11.03%) TOGAF Certification
6 14 (10.29%) CRISC
7 12 (8.82%) SANS
8 11 (8.09%) CCNA
9 10 (7.35%) SSCP
10 8 (5.88%) Security Cleared
11 7 (5.15%) GIAC
12 6 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (4.41%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 6 (4.41%) SC Cleared
13 5 (3.68%) CESG Certified Professional
14 4 (2.94%) IISP
14 4 (2.94%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (21.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (13.97%) PCI DSS
3 18 (13.24%) NIST
4 14 (10.29%) GDPR
5 13 (9.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 9 (6.62%) COBIT
7 4 (2.94%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (2.94%) ISO 9000
7 4 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (2.21%) COSO
8 3 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (1.47%) NIST 800
9 2 (1.47%) RMADS
10 1 (0.74%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.74%) ITGC
10 1 (0.74%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.74%) NCSC
10 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.47%) Docker
3 1 (0.74%) HDFS
3 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.47%) Istio
1 2 (1.47%) Nessus
1 2 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.74%) CASB
2 1 (0.74%) CSIRT
2 1 (0.74%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.74%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.74%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 22 (16.18%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.62%) Cisco
3 4 (2.94%) McAfee
4 3 (2.21%) CheckPoint
4 3 (2.21%) Juniper
4 3 (2.21%) Oracle
4 3 (2.21%) Qualys
4 3 (2.21%) Splunk
5 2 (1.47%) Blue Coat
5 2 (1.47%) CyberArk
5 2 (1.47%) Rapid7
6 1 (0.74%) Citrix
6 1 (0.74%) FireEye
6 1 (0.74%) HP
6 1 (0.74%) IBM
6 1 (0.74%) Imperva
6 1 (0.74%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.74%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.74%) Sun
6 1 (0.74%) Symantec