Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 193 215
Rank change year-on-year -16 +22 +5
Contract jobs citing CISSP 178 195 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.06% 1.17% 0.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.77% 4.53% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 142 133
South East median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £395 £377 £338
90th Percentile £614 £550 £625
England median daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
South East median hourly rate £60.44 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.67% - -
England median hourly rate £60.44 £48.10 £57.50
% change year-on-year +25.66% -16.36% +33.72%

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 3731 4300 5178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.17% 25.86% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2126 2635 3079
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £212 £255 £258
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 216 248
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £34.00 £29.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.44% +13.52% +76.18%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.93 £11.94
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.25 £50.53
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -5 98 £500 -0.99% 11
Berkshire +37 72 £563 +25.00% 9
Hampshire +3 35 £425 -5.56% 4
Buckinghamshire -55 23 £450 -11.76% 2
West Sussex -1 20 £450 +9.09% 1
Surrey -27 9 £443 +5.04% 4
Kent -12 7 £500 +14.29% 3
Oxfordshire +8 4 £525 -4.55%
East Sussex +4 3 £414 +18.21% 2
Sussex - 3 £488 -
Middlesex -9 2 - -
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CISSP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 111 (62.36%) CISM
2 105 (58.99%) Information Security
3 81 (45.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 65 (36.52%) PCI DSS
5 48 (26.97%) COBIT
6 43 (24.16%) Cybersecurity
7 41 (23.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 37 (20.79%) Degree
9 36 (20.22%) Security Cleared
10 35 (19.66%) SIEM
11 33 (18.54%) Cisco Certification
12 32 (17.98%) Management Information System
13 30 (16.85%) CISA
13 30 (16.85%) Firewall
14 29 (16.29%) Vulnerability Management
15 28 (15.73%) Data Protection
15 28 (15.73%) SANS
16 26 (14.61%) Risk Management
16 26 (14.61%) ITIL
17 25 (14.04%) CESG
17 25 (14.04%) Security Operations
17 25 (14.04%) GDPR
17 25 (14.04%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 24 (13.48%) Project Management
19 23 (12.92%) Finance
19 23 (12.92%) Cloud Computing
20 22 (12.36%) Legal
21 21 (11.80%) Windows
22 20 (11.24%) SC Cleared
23 19 (10.67%) Time 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 8 (4.49%) Apache
1 8 (4.49%) JBoss
1 8 (4.49%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.56%) IIS
2 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.92%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (6.18%) Mimecast
3 9 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.25%) SaaS
5 1 (0.56%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 30 (16.85%) Firewall
2 14 (7.87%) Network Security
3 8 (4.49%) Intranet
3 8 (4.49%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.93%) SAN
5 5 (2.81%) DNS
6 4 (2.25%) DHCP
6 4 (2.25%) Internet
6 4 (2.25%) LDAP
6 4 (2.25%) VPN
7 3 (1.69%) Cisco IPT
7 3 (1.69%) IPsec
7 3 (1.69%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (1.69%) SCCP
7 3 (1.69%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.12%) SSL
9 1 (0.56%) BGP
9 1 (0.56%) FTP
9 1 (0.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.74%) Star Schema
2 5 (2.81%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.25%) RDBMS
3 4 (2.25%) Redis
General
1 23 (12.92%) Finance
2 22 (12.36%) Legal
3 14 (7.87%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.25%) Banking
4 4 (2.25%) Law
5 3 (1.69%) Retail
6 2 (1.12%) Automotive
6 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.56%) Marketing
7 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (24.72%) Consultant
2 38 (21.35%) Analyst
3 33 (18.54%) Security Analyst
4 30 (16.85%) Security Consultant
5 23 (12.92%) Security Specialist
6 18 (10.11%) Architect
7 16 (8.99%) Security Architect
7 16 (8.99%) Security Manager
8 13 (7.30%) Information Analyst
8 13 (7.30%) Information Security Analyst
9 11 (6.18%) Cloud Specialist
10 10 (5.62%) Security Engineer
11 9 (5.06%) CISSP Consultant
11 9 (5.06%) CISSP Specialist
11 9 (5.06%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 9 (5.06%) Information Manager
11 9 (5.06%) Information Security Consultant
11 9 (5.06%) Information Security Manager
12 6 (3.37%) Compliance Specialist
12 6 (3.37%) CyberArk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.25%) ActiveMQ
1 4 (2.25%) Java EE
2 3 (1.69%) JAAS
2 3 (1.69%) JMS
2 3 (1.69%) JMX
2 3 (1.69%) JNDI
2 3 (1.69%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (1.12%) Middleware
4 1 (0.56%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.56%) LAMP
4 1 (0.56%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.56%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.98%) Management Information System
2 25 (14.04%) CESG
3 14 (7.87%) Public Cloud
4 11 (6.18%) PKI
5 9 (5.06%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (2.81%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.25%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (2.25%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.69%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.69%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.12%) CCTV
9 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.12%) Smart Energy
10 1 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.56%) Life Science
10 1 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.56%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.56%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.80%) Windows
2 12 (6.74%) Linux
3 10 (5.62%) Unix
4 8 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.12%) Solaris
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (58.99%) Information Security
2 43 (24.16%) Cybersecurity
3 41 (23.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 35 (19.66%) SIEM
5 29 (16.29%) Vulnerability Management
6 28 (15.73%) Data Protection
7 26 (14.61%) ITIL
7 26 (14.61%) Risk Management
8 25 (14.04%) Security Operations
9 24 (13.48%) Project Management
10 19 (10.67%) Time Management
11 18 (10.11%) Security Architecture
12 17 (9.55%) IT Audit
13 16 (8.99%) Service Management
14 14 (7.87%) Data Privacy
14 14 (7.87%) Security Management
15 13 (7.30%) eTOM
15 13 (7.30%) ITSM
15 13 (7.30%) Service Design
16 12 (6.74%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.30%) SQL
2 7 (3.93%) Perl
3 5 (2.81%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.25%) Java
4 4 (2.25%) Python
5 3 (1.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 111 (62.36%) CISM
2 37 (20.79%) Degree
3 36 (20.22%) Security Cleared
4 33 (18.54%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (16.85%) CISA
6 28 (15.73%) SANS
7 25 (14.04%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 20 (11.24%) SC Cleared
9 15 (8.43%) SSCP
10 14 (7.87%) CCSP
10 14 (7.87%) GIAC
11 10 (5.62%) CESG Certified Professional
11 10 (5.62%) CISMP
11 10 (5.62%) CRISC
11 10 (5.62%) GCIA
12 9 (5.06%) GSEC
12 9 (5.06%) PCI QSA
13 8 (4.49%) CEH
14 7 (3.93%) RHCSA
15 6 (3.37%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (45.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 65 (36.52%) PCI DSS
3 48 (26.97%) COBIT
4 25 (14.04%) GDPR
5 10 (5.62%) ISO 22301
6 9 (5.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (3.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (2.25%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (2.25%) SLA
9 3 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (1.12%) RMADS
11 1 (0.56%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 16 (8.99%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.56%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 6 (3.37%) Puppet
2 4 (2.25%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (1.12%) MIMEsweeper
3 2 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.56%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.56%) QRadar
4 1 (0.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (7.87%) Qualys
2 13 (7.30%) Splunk
3 11 (6.18%) Tufin
4 8 (4.49%) ArcSight
4 8 (4.49%) CyberArk
4 8 (4.49%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.49%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.69%) Cisco
5 3 (1.69%) Cloudera
5 3 (1.69%) IronPort
5 3 (1.69%) Remedy
6 2 (1.12%) Blue Coat
6 2 (1.12%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.12%) Forcepoint
6 2 (1.12%) Juniper
6 2 (1.12%) McAfee
7 1 (0.56%) Citrix
7 1 (0.56%) HP
7 1 (0.56%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.56%) Symantec