Period
to 20 January 2021

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 20 January 2021 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 118 226 252
Rank change year-on-year +108 +26 -30
Contract jobs citing CISSP 70 98 130
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.62% 0.84% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.91% 3.43% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 64 85
Median daily rate £500 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.09% +12.82%
10th Percentile £350 £388 £371
90th Percentile £620 £662 £600
England median daily rate £513 £545 £540
% change year-on-year -5.96% +0.93% +5.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £42.00 -
England median hourly rate £70.00 £44.00 -
% change year-on-year +59.09% - -

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 1,427 2,860 3,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.03% 24.64% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 761 1,612 2,125
Median daily rate £460 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.72% +2.38% +6.25%
10th Percentile £278 £225 £240
90th Percentile £625 £588 £585
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 199 191
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56% +56.00%
10th Percentile £14.72 £14.94 £12.50
90th Percentile £58.53 £78.75 £55.00
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £25.12
% change year-on-year +23.08% +29.39% +14.17%

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 20 January 2021.

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 20 January 2021. 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
Hampshire +83 42 £500 +11.11% 12
Thames Valley +56 19 £475 +7.04% 6
Berkshire +71 15 £425 - 3
Surrey +44 4 - - 6
Buckinghamshire +6 4 £550 +23.94%
West Sussex +29 2 - - 4
Kent +22 1 - -
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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 52 (74.29%) CISM
2 46 (65.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (57.14%) Cybersecurity
4 34 (48.57%) Information Security
5 32 (45.71%) CRISC
6 31 (44.29%) Security Cleared
7 24 (34.29%) CESG Certified Professional
7 24 (34.29%) NCSC
8 22 (31.43%) NIST
8 22 (31.43%) Cyber Essentials
8 22 (31.43%) CISA
9 19 (27.14%) Risk Management
10 18 (25.71%) Security Architecture
11 17 (24.29%) PCI DSS
11 17 (24.29%) Information Assurance
11 17 (24.29%) Due Diligence
12 16 (22.86%) TOGAF
13 15 (21.43%) GAP Analysis
13 15 (21.43%) JSP 440
14 14 (20.00%) SABSA
14 14 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 14 (20.00%) SOA
15 13 (18.57%) GDPR
15 13 (18.57%) Remediation Plan
16 12 (17.14%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 12 (17.14%) SIEM
16 12 (17.14%) Azure
17 11 (15.71%) SaaS
17 11 (15.71%) SC Cleared
17 11 (15.71%) RMADS

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 (4.29%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (17.14%) Azure
2 11 (15.71%) SaaS
3 10 (14.29%) AWS
3 10 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (14.29%) PaaS
4 9 (12.86%) IaaS
5 5 (7.14%) Office 365
6 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.43%) Azure Stack
6 1 (1.43%) BPaaS
6 1 (1.43%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.43%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (8.57%) Firewall
2 6 (8.57%) Network Security
3 3 (4.29%) VPN
3 3 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.86%) BGP
4 2 (2.86%) DHCP
4 2 (2.86%) LAN
4 2 (2.86%) VLAN
4 2 (2.86%) WAN
5 1 (1.43%) Internet
5 1 (1.43%) NAS
5 1 (1.43%) SSL
5 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.43%) Wireless
5 1 (1.43%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Burp Suite
1 2 (2.86%) SonarQube
General
1 7 (10.00%) Legal
2 5 (7.14%) Public Sector
3 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.86%) Finance
5 1 (1.43%) Electronics
5 1 (1.43%) Local Government
5 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.43%) Marketing
5 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (50.00%) Consultant
2 31 (44.29%) Security Consultant
3 21 (30.00%) Architect
4 15 (21.43%) Security Architect
5 12 (17.14%) Information Security Consultant
6 8 (11.43%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 7 (10.00%) Analyst
8 5 (7.14%) Security Analyst
8 5 (7.14%) Technical Architect
9 4 (5.71%) Cloud Architect
9 4 (5.71%) Security Manager
10 3 (4.29%) Security Technical Consultant
10 3 (4.29%) Technical Consultant
10 3 (4.29%) Technical Security Consultant
11 2 (2.86%) Network Architect
11 2 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
11 2 (2.86%) Senior Consultant
11 2 (2.86%) Senior Security Analyst
11 2 (2.86%) Senior Technical Analyst
11 2 (2.86%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) ModSecurity
2 1 (1.43%) LDAP
2 1 (1.43%) SAML
2 1 (1.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.43%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (5.71%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.86%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.86%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (2.86%) PKI
5 2 (2.86%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.86%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.43%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.14%) Windows
2 3 (4.29%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.86%) Kali Linux
3 2 (2.86%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.43%) Android
4 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.43%) Linux
4 1 (1.43%) MVS
4 1 (1.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (57.14%) Cybersecurity
2 34 (48.57%) Information Security
3 19 (27.14%) Risk Management
4 18 (25.71%) Security Architecture
5 17 (24.29%) Due Diligence
5 17 (24.29%) Information Assurance
6 16 (22.86%) TOGAF
7 15 (21.43%) GAP Analysis
8 14 (20.00%) SABSA
8 14 (20.00%) SOA
9 13 (18.57%) Remediation Plan
10 12 (17.14%) SIEM
11 10 (14.29%) ITIL
12 9 (12.86%) Security Management
13 8 (11.43%) MODAF
14 7 (10.00%) Data Protection
14 7 (10.00%) PRINCE2
15 6 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
16 5 (7.14%) ISMS
16 5 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 52 (74.29%) CISM
2 32 (45.71%) CRISC
3 31 (44.29%) Security Cleared
4 24 (34.29%) CESG Certified Professional
5 22 (31.43%) CISA
6 12 (17.14%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 11 (15.71%) SC Cleared
8 10 (14.29%) Degree
9 9 (12.86%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (10.00%) CCSP
11 6 (8.57%) CCNP
11 6 (8.57%) ISSAP
12 5 (7.14%) CISMP
12 5 (7.14%) DV Cleared
13 4 (5.71%) CREST Certified
13 4 (5.71%) SANS
14 3 (4.29%) IISP
14 3 (4.29%) OSCP
15 2 (2.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 2 (2.86%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (65.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (34.29%) NCSC
3 22 (31.43%) Cyber Essentials
3 22 (31.43%) NIST
4 17 (24.29%) PCI DSS
5 15 (21.43%) JSP 440
6 14 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 13 (18.57%) GDPR
8 11 (15.71%) RMADS
9 10 (14.29%) COBIT
10 7 (10.00%) NIST 800
11 6 (8.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (2.86%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (2.86%) ISO 22301
12 2 (2.86%) ISO 31000
12 2 (2.86%) ISO 9001
12 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (2.86%) QA
12 2 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (1.43%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) Nessus
2 2 (2.86%) Ansible
2 2 (2.86%) IBM Guardium
2 2 (2.86%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 1 (1.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.29%) Cisco
2 3 (4.29%) IBM
2 3 (4.29%) Splunk
3 2 (2.86%) ArcSight
3 2 (2.86%) Arista
3 2 (2.86%) Barracuda Networks
3 2 (2.86%) Centrify
3 2 (2.86%) Imperva
3 2 (2.86%) McAfee
3 2 (2.86%) Meraki
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle
3 2 (2.86%) Qualys
3 2 (2.86%) SAP
3 2 (2.86%) Sun
3 2 (2.86%) Trend Micro
3 2 (2.86%) Tripwire
3 2 (2.86%) Varonis
3 2 (2.86%) VMware
4 1 (1.43%) Fortinet