Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 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 West
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 162 113 107
Rank change year-on-year -49 -6 +32
Contract jobs citing CISSP 65 89 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.02% 1.69% 1.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.21% 6.25% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 43 82
South West median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £301 £402 £313
90th Percentile £588 £645 £571
England median daily rate £540 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +8.00% +2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South West median hourly rate - - £70.00
England median hourly rate £47.50 - £48.10

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 2,024 1,423 1,654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 31.78% 27.00% 30.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,112 766 1,043
South West median daily rate £450 £421 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.82% +5.31% +3.23%
10th Percentile £300 £214 £219
90th Percentile £588 £600 £563
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 82 134
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -9.09% -6.54%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.38 £14.11
90th Percentile £51.51 £48.68 £47.50
England median hourly rate £28.52 £23.44 £25.50
% change year-on-year +21.66% -8.09% -0.62%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 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
Wiltshire -26 33 £525 +5.00% 1
Bristol -23 9 £444 -11.69% 15
Gloucestershire -19 8 £378 -20.53% 4
Dorset +7 3 - - 1
Somerset -5 2 £495 -3.41%
Cornwall -9 2 £475 +15.85%
Devon -9 2 £294 -38.16% 1
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 West region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 36 (55.38%) CISM
2 28 (43.08%) Information Security
3 25 (38.46%) Security Cleared
4 23 (35.38%) Cybersecurity
5 20 (30.77%) DV Cleared
5 20 (30.77%) CISA
6 19 (29.23%) Information Assurance
6 19 (29.23%) CESG Certified Professional
7 15 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (21.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (21.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 13 (20.00%) JSP 440
10 12 (18.46%) Vulnerability Management
10 12 (18.46%) Security Architecture
10 12 (18.46%) Identity Access Management
10 12 (18.46%) ISSAP
10 12 (18.46%) ISSEP
11 11 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (16.92%) SIEM
11 11 (16.92%) PCI DSS
11 11 (16.92%) HMG Infosec
12 10 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
13 9 (13.85%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (13.85%) Finance
13 9 (13.85%) Windows
13 9 (13.85%) IT Strategy
14 8 (12.31%) Service Management
14 8 (12.31%) Firewall
15 7 (10.77%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (10.77%) Microsoft

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 (3.08%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.54%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.54%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.85%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (12.31%) Firewall
3 4 (6.15%) VPN
4 1 (1.54%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (1.54%) HTTP
4 1 (1.54%) Network Security
4 1 (1.54%) SMS
4 1 (1.54%) SSL
4 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) GIS
2 1 (1.54%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.54%) Big Data
2 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.54%) MySQL
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Bitbucket
1 3 (4.62%) JIRA
2 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.54%) CodeSonar
3 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.54%) git-flow
3 1 (1.54%) Robot Framework
3 1 (1.54%) Selenium
General
1 9 (13.85%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.62%) Legal
3 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (26.15%) Consultant
2 15 (23.08%) Security Consultant
3 12 (18.46%) Architect
3 12 (18.46%) Security Architect
4 11 (16.92%) Analyst
5 10 (15.38%) Security Analyst
6 6 (9.23%) Security Manager
7 5 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 5 (7.69%) Information Security Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) Security Solutions Architect
8 4 (6.15%) Security Specialist
8 4 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.62%) Information Assurance Consultant
9 3 (4.62%) IT Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Operational Security Manager
9 3 (4.62%) Operations Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Operations Manager
9 3 (4.62%) Security Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Security Operations Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) .NET
1 2 (3.08%) ModSecurity
2 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.54%) Django
2 1 (1.54%) Java EE
2 1 (1.54%) LAMP
2 1 (1.54%) LDAP
2 1 (1.54%) Node.js
2 1 (1.54%) OAuth
2 1 (1.54%) OpenID
2 1 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.54%) REST
2 1 (1.54%) SAML
2 1 (1.54%) SOAP
2 1 (1.54%) Spring MVC
2 1 (1.54%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.23%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.08%) CESG
3 2 (3.08%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 2 (3.08%) PMI
4 1 (1.54%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (1.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.85%) Windows
2 4 (6.15%) Linux
2 4 (6.15%) Unix
3 2 (3.08%) CoreOS
3 2 (3.08%) Debian
4 1 (1.54%) Android
4 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.54%) CentOS
4 1 (1.54%) Fedora
4 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.54%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (43.08%) Information Security
2 23 (35.38%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (29.23%) Information Assurance
4 15 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (18.46%) Identity Access Management
5 12 (18.46%) Security Architecture
5 12 (18.46%) Vulnerability Management
6 11 (16.92%) SIEM
7 10 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
8 9 (13.85%) IT Strategy
9 8 (12.31%) Service Management
10 7 (10.77%) ITIL
11 6 (9.23%) Compliance Audit
11 6 (9.23%) Critical Thinking
11 6 (9.23%) Risk Management
12 5 (7.69%) Antivirus Management
12 5 (7.69%) Business Transformation
12 5 (7.69%) DNA
12 5 (7.69%) Security Operations
12 5 (7.69%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.15%) C
2 3 (4.62%) Python
3 2 (3.08%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.54%) C#
4 1 (1.54%) C++
4 1 (1.54%) Dart
4 1 (1.54%) Java
4 1 (1.54%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (55.38%) CISM
2 25 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 20 (30.77%) CISA
3 20 (30.77%) DV Cleared
4 19 (29.23%) CESG Certified Professional
5 12 (18.46%) ISSAP
5 12 (18.46%) ISSEP
6 7 (10.77%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (10.77%) SC Cleared
7 5 (7.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 5 (7.69%) GIAC
7 5 (7.69%) SSCP
8 4 (6.15%) CRISC
8 4 (6.15%) ISACA
9 3 (4.62%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (4.62%) Degree
10 2 (3.08%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (3.08%) CITP
10 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (21.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 14 (21.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (20.00%) JSP 440
3 11 (16.92%) HMG Infosec
3 11 (16.92%) PCI DSS
4 6 (9.23%) GDPR
5 5 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (3.08%) QA
7 1 (1.54%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.62%) Docker
2 1 (1.54%) Firmware
2 1 (1.54%) NDS
2 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 4 (6.15%) Puppet
3 3 (4.62%) Ansible
3 3 (4.62%) FortiGate
3 3 (4.62%) OSSEC
3 3 (4.62%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (3.08%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.54%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.54%) Salt
5 1 (1.54%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.69%) FireEye
2 5 (7.69%) McAfee
2 5 (7.69%) Symantec
2 5 (7.69%) Tripwire
3 4 (6.15%) CheckPoint
3 4 (6.15%) Cisco
4 3 (4.62%) LogRhythm
4 3 (4.62%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.08%) ESRI
5 2 (3.08%) SAP
5 2 (3.08%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.08%) Splunk
6 1 (1.54%) CA
6 1 (1.54%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.54%) IBM
6 1 (1.54%) Micro Focus
6 1 (1.54%) NetIQ
6 1 (1.54%) Novell
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle