Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 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 West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 93 152
Rank change year-on-year -18 +59 +1
Contract jobs citing CISSP 87 117 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.53% 2.04% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.44% 6.64% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 97 33
South West median daily rate £500 £450 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.74% +3.89%
10th Percentile £410 £317 £385
90th Percentile £715 £625 £593
England median daily rate £500 £500 £486
% change year-on-year - +2.83% +4.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
South West median hourly rate - £70.00 -
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 West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1599 1763 1962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.20% 30.72% 30.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 1092 1217
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +1.32%
10th Percentile £213 £231 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £531
England median daily rate £426 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +0.66% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 106 129
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -31.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £16.38 £13.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.50 £50.45
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 West

Job postings citing CISSP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in the South West

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CISSP in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for CISSP in the South West

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in the South West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISSP in the South West

CISSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CISSP in the South West

CISSP
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 22 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
Wiltshire -9 25 £500 +13.96% 2
Bristol -25 24 £700 +21.74% 4
Gloucestershire +17 12 £475 +5.56% 2
Somerset - 9 £500 -
Cornwall - 6 £410 - 1
Dorset -2 5 £475 +28.38%
Devon -8 4 £425 -17.07%
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 West region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 44 (50.57%) Information Security
2 39 (44.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (40.23%) Security Cleared
4 29 (33.33%) CISM
5 25 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (26.44%) Risk Management
7 22 (25.29%) Telecoms
8 21 (24.14%) Information Assurance
8 21 (24.14%) CLAS
9 20 (22.99%) SIEM
10 19 (21.84%) Security Architecture
10 19 (21.84%) SC Cleared
10 19 (21.84%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (19.54%) PCI DSS
11 17 (19.54%) Cybersecurity
12 16 (18.39%) Firewall
13 15 (17.24%) Intrusion Detection
13 15 (17.24%) IISP
14 14 (16.09%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 14 (16.09%) Degree
14 14 (16.09%) Network Security
14 14 (16.09%) CESG
15 13 (14.94%) Finance
15 13 (14.94%) McAfee
15 13 (14.94%) DV Cleared
16 12 (13.79%) Vulnerability Management
16 12 (13.79%) Management Information System
16 12 (13.79%) Service Management
16 12 (13.79%) Cisco
16 12 (13.79%) ITIL

CISSP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (2.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.15%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.15%) nginx
Business Applications
1 7 (8.05%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.15%) IaaS
3 1 (1.15%) PaaS
3 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.39%) Firewall
2 15 (17.24%) Intrusion Detection
3 14 (16.09%) Network Security
4 7 (8.05%) Cisco ISE
5 6 (6.90%) Radio Access Network
5 6 (6.90%) VLAN
6 5 (5.75%) SCCP
7 4 (4.60%) DNS
7 4 (4.60%) IPsec
7 4 (4.60%) VPN
8 2 (2.30%) Kerberos
8 2 (2.30%) LDAP
9 1 (1.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (1.15%) Internet
9 1 (1.15%) SMS
9 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.15%) Apache Hive
1 1 (1.15%) Big Data
1 1 (1.15%) GIS
1 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Bitbucket
1 3 (3.45%) JIRA
2 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.15%) Maven
2 1 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (25.29%) Telecoms
2 13 (14.94%) Finance
3 8 (9.20%) Manufacturing
4 6 (6.90%) Electronics
4 6 (6.90%) Marketing
5 3 (3.45%) Law
5 3 (3.45%) Legal
6 2 (2.30%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.30%) Banking
7 1 (1.15%) Military
7 1 (1.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (32.18%) Consultant
2 26 (29.89%) Security Consultant
3 17 (19.54%) Security Engineer
4 13 (14.94%) Analyst
5 10 (11.49%) Architect
5 10 (11.49%) Security Architect
6 9 (10.34%) Security Analyst
7 8 (9.20%) CLAS Security Advisor
7 8 (9.20%) Security Advisor
8 6 (6.90%) Analytics Consultant
8 6 (6.90%) Core Network Consultant
8 6 (6.90%) Data Analytics Consultant
8 6 (6.90%) Data Consultant
8 6 (6.90%) Network Consultant
8 6 (6.90%) Network Security Consultant
9 5 (5.75%) Designer
9 5 (5.75%) Security Designer
10 4 (4.60%) Information Security Consultant
10 4 (4.60%) Operational Security Analyst
10 4 (4.60%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.45%) ModSecurity
2 2 (2.30%) SAML
2 2 (2.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.09%) CESG
2 12 (13.79%) Management Information System
3 9 (10.34%) CESG CLAS
4 7 (8.05%) PKI
5 6 (6.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.60%) Smart Meter
7 3 (3.45%) Cyber Attack
7 3 (3.45%) Data Centre
7 3 (3.45%) PMI
8 2 (2.30%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.30%) N-Tier
9 1 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.15%) Reinsurance
9 1 (1.15%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.79%) Windows
2 11 (12.64%) Unix
3 10 (11.49%) Linux
4 1 (1.15%) CentOS
4 1 (1.15%) Solaris
4 1 (1.15%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (50.57%) Information Security
2 25 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (26.44%) Risk Management
4 21 (24.14%) Information Assurance
5 20 (22.99%) SIEM
6 19 (21.84%) Security Architecture
7 17 (19.54%) Cybersecurity
8 12 (13.79%) ITIL
8 12 (13.79%) Service Management
8 12 (13.79%) Vulnerability Management
9 10 (11.49%) Programme Management
10 9 (10.34%) Information Management
10 9 (10.34%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (10.34%) Risk Analysis
11 8 (9.20%) Analytics
11 8 (9.20%) Risk Assessment
12 7 (8.05%) Business Transformation
12 7 (8.05%) SABSA
12 7 (8.05%) Security Management
12 7 (8.05%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.30%) C
1 2 (2.30%) SQL
2 1 (1.15%) Dart
2 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.15%) Python
2 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (40.23%) Security Cleared
2 29 (33.33%) CISM
3 21 (24.14%) CLAS
4 19 (21.84%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (21.84%) SC Cleared
5 15 (17.24%) IISP
6 14 (16.09%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 14 (16.09%) Degree
7 13 (14.94%) DV Cleared
8 11 (12.64%) ISSAP
9 8 (9.20%) CESG Certified Professional
9 8 (9.20%) HND
10 7 (8.05%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (8.05%) CEH
10 7 (8.05%) CISA
10 7 (8.05%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 6 (6.90%) CompTIA Security+
11 6 (6.90%) Security+ Certification
12 5 (5.75%) GIAC
12 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (44.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (19.54%) PCI DSS
3 10 (11.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 8 (9.20%) JSP 440
5 7 (8.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (5.75%) COBIT
6 5 (5.75%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (4.60%) GDPR
8 2 (2.30%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (2.30%) RMADS
8 2 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (1.15%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.30%) IAG
3 1 (1.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (9.20%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (6.90%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.15%) Ansible
3 1 (1.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.15%) Nessus
3 1 (1.15%) Nmap
Vendors
1 13 (14.94%) McAfee
2 12 (13.79%) Cisco
3 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
4 8 (9.20%) ArcSight
4 8 (9.20%) FireEye
4 8 (9.20%) HP
4 8 (9.20%) Symantec
5 7 (8.05%) Bluefish Communications
6 6 (6.90%) Infoblox
6 6 (6.90%) SAP
7 5 (5.75%) Fortinet
8 4 (4.60%) Palo Alto
9 2 (2.30%) Oracle
10 1 (1.15%) Cloudera
10 1 (1.15%) F5
10 1 (1.15%) Forcepoint
10 1 (1.15%) LogLogic
10 1 (1.15%) Qualys
10 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.15%) Splunk