Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 250 208 172
Rank change year-on-year -42 -36 +51
Contract jobs citing CISSP 142 167 256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.85% 1.05% 1.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.78% 4.32% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 97 162
South East median daily rate £544 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.83% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £424 £363 £366
90th Percentile £660 £575 £575
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
South East median hourly rate £67.00 £60.44 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.86% - -
England median hourly rate £67.00 £48.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +39.58% +4.35% -3.16%

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 3,760 3,869 5,012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.51% 24.24% 27.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,060 2,170 3,061
South East median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.39% +0.81% +5.26%
10th Percentile £236 £248 £258
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £426 £415
% change year-on-year +5.76% +2.53% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 248 183
South East median hourly rate £34.50 £20.25 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.37% -17.35% +1.58%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £11.36
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.15 £52.25
England median hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year -22.41% +9.43% +17.78%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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
Surrey +8 49 £550 +15.79% 10
Thames Valley -44 42 £525 +5.00% 14
Hampshire -15 36 £575 +35.29% 10
Berkshire -43 26 £488 -11.36% 9
West Sussex +2 12 £531 +19.38%
Buckinghamshire +11 11 £456 +15.51% 4
Oxfordshire -5 5 £600 +26.98% 1
Middlesex +4 2 £563 -
Kent -4 1 - - 3
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 102 (71.83%) CISM
2 92 (64.79%) Information Security
3 54 (38.03%) CISA
4 53 (37.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 49 (34.51%) Risk Management
6 45 (31.69%) Security Architecture
6 45 (31.69%) Cybersecurity
7 41 (28.87%) Firewall
8 35 (24.65%) Management Information System
8 35 (24.65%) Degree
9 30 (21.13%) PCI DSS
10 29 (20.42%) Finance
11 28 (19.72%) Network Security
12 27 (19.01%) CISMP
13 25 (17.61%) PRINCE2
14 24 (16.90%) ITIL
14 24 (16.90%) GDPR
15 23 (16.20%) Security Cleared
16 22 (15.49%) Penetration Testing
17 21 (14.79%) Agile Software Development
18 20 (14.08%) SIEM
19 19 (13.38%) TOGAF
20 18 (12.68%) Security Management
21 17 (11.97%) Computer Science
21 17 (11.97%) CEH
21 17 (11.97%) Nessus
21 17 (11.97%) Windows
22 16 (11.27%) Linux
22 16 (11.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
22 16 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management

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 (7.04%) IIS
2 1 (0.70%) Apache
2 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (9.15%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.93%) Mimecast
4 6 (4.23%) PaaS
5 5 (3.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (3.52%) Office 365
5 5 (3.52%) SaaS
6 4 (2.82%) IaaS
7 3 (2.11%) GitHub
8 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (28.87%) Firewall
2 28 (19.72%) Network Security
3 9 (6.34%) DMZ
3 9 (6.34%) VPN
4 8 (5.63%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (4.93%) WAN
6 4 (2.82%) LAN
7 3 (2.11%) NFC
7 3 (2.11%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.41%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.41%) HSRP
8 2 (1.41%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (1.41%) SCCP
8 2 (1.41%) SSL
9 1 (0.70%) BGP
9 1 (0.70%) DNS
9 1 (0.70%) Internet
9 1 (0.70%) Junos
9 1 (0.70%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.82%) Big Data
2 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (4.93%) SonarQube
2 3 (2.11%) GitLab
3 2 (1.41%) JIRA
3 2 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (20.42%) Finance
2 8 (5.63%) Legal
3 5 (3.52%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.82%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.82%) Retail
5 3 (2.11%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.41%) Back Office
7 1 (0.70%) Automotive
7 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 30 (21.13%) Analyst
2 29 (20.42%) Security Analyst
3 28 (19.72%) Architect
4 26 (18.31%) Security Architect
4 26 (18.31%) Security Manager
5 24 (16.90%) Consultant
5 24 (16.90%) Security Consultant
6 18 (12.68%) Security Officer
7 16 (11.27%) Information Manager
7 16 (11.27%) Information Security Manager
8 15 (10.56%) Information Security Consultant
9 14 (9.86%) Information Security Officer
10 11 (7.75%) Chief Information Officer
10 11 (7.75%) Chief Information Security Officer
10 11 (7.75%) Chief Security Officer
10 11 (7.75%) CIO
11 10 (7.04%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 7 (4.93%) Security Engineer
13 6 (4.23%) Information Security Analyst
13 6 (4.23%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.23%) Middleware
2 3 (2.11%) .NET
2 3 (2.11%) OAuth
2 3 (2.11%) OAuth2
2 3 (2.11%) SAML
3 2 (1.41%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.41%) Web Services
4 1 (0.70%) Kafka
4 1 (0.70%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (24.65%) Management Information System
2 17 (11.97%) Computer Science
3 14 (9.86%) Data Centre
4 12 (8.45%) Driving Licence
5 11 (7.75%) PKI
6 9 (6.34%) Cyberthreat
7 8 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (5.63%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (4.93%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (4.23%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (4.23%) Mobile App
10 5 (3.52%) CESG
10 5 (3.52%) Mobile Payment
10 5 (3.52%) SCADA
10 5 (3.52%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (3.52%) Smartcard
11 4 (2.82%) PMI
11 4 (2.82%) Public Cloud
12 2 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.97%) Windows
2 16 (11.27%) Linux
3 10 (7.04%) Unix
4 2 (1.41%) Solaris
4 2 (1.41%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.70%) CentOS
5 1 (0.70%) Check Point GAiA
5 1 (0.70%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (64.79%) Information Security
2 49 (34.51%) Risk Management
3 45 (31.69%) Cybersecurity
3 45 (31.69%) Security Architecture
4 25 (17.61%) PRINCE2
5 24 (16.90%) ITIL
6 22 (15.49%) Penetration Testing
7 21 (14.79%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (14.08%) SIEM
9 19 (13.38%) TOGAF
10 18 (12.68%) Security Management
11 16 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (10.56%) DevOps
12 15 (10.56%) ITIL V3
13 14 (9.86%) Risk Assessment
14 13 (9.15%) Data Privacy
15 12 (8.45%) Incident Management
15 12 (8.45%) Project Management
15 12 (8.45%) Vulnerability Management
16 11 (7.75%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.93%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.23%) C#
3 3 (2.11%) Java
4 2 (1.41%) C
5 1 (0.70%) C++
5 1 (0.70%) PHP
5 1 (0.70%) Scala
5 1 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 102 (71.83%) CISM
2 54 (38.03%) CISA
3 35 (24.65%) Degree
4 27 (19.01%) CISMP
5 23 (16.20%) Security Cleared
6 17 (11.97%) CEH
7 14 (9.86%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (8.45%) SC Cleared
9 11 (7.75%) CESG Certified Professional
9 11 (7.75%) IISP
9 11 (7.75%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 10 (7.04%) CRISC
11 8 (5.63%) CompTIA Security+
11 8 (5.63%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (5.63%) GIAC
12 7 (4.93%) CREST Certified
13 6 (4.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 6 (4.23%) DV Cleared
13 6 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (4.23%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (37.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (21.13%) PCI DSS
3 24 (16.90%) GDPR
4 16 (11.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (6.34%) Data Quality
6 8 (5.63%) ISO 31000
6 8 (5.63%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 7 (4.93%) ISAE 3402
7 7 (4.93%) ISO 22301
7 7 (4.93%) ISO 9001
7 7 (4.93%) NIST 800
8 6 (4.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (2.82%) RMADS
10 3 (2.11%) GCP
11 2 (1.41%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.70%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (2.11%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (1.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.41%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.70%) Snort
Systems Management
1 17 (11.97%) Nessus
2 9 (6.34%) Nmap
3 7 (4.93%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 7 (4.93%) MIIS
3 7 (4.93%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 7 (4.93%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 2 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.70%) QRadar
Vendors
1 13 (9.15%) McAfee
2 12 (8.45%) Cisco
3 10 (7.04%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.34%) Splunk
5 8 (5.63%) ArcSight
5 8 (5.63%) Qualys
6 7 (4.93%) Barracuda Networks
6 7 (4.93%) Centrify
6 7 (4.93%) IBM
6 7 (4.93%) Imperva
6 7 (4.93%) Oracle
6 7 (4.93%) Proofpoint
6 7 (4.93%) Trend Micro
6 7 (4.93%) Tripwire
7 5 (3.52%) Sun
8 4 (2.82%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.11%) Becrypt
9 3 (2.11%) Juniper
9 3 (2.11%) LogRhythm
9 3 (2.11%) Symantec