The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
UK
Rank 278 248 311
Rank change year-on-year -30 +63  
Contract jobs citing CISSP 352 511 369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.96% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.77% 4.61% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 340 211
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £614
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.55% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 1
Median hourly rate £60.87 £50.00 £68.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% -26.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.62 £50.00 £68.00
% change year-on-year +25.24% -26.47%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9336 11096 10841
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.79% 20.84% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5942 6920 6146
Median daily rate £420 £405 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 405 500
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CISSP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in the UK

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CISSP in the UK

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISSP in the UK

CISSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CISSP in the UK

CISSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CISSP in the UK

CISSP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -33 324 £475 +2.70% 122
London -18 142 £500 - 63
South East -39 73 £450 -2.70% 23
North West +31 42 £538 +11.97% 8
Manchester +27 32 £550 +7.84% 8
Hampshire +10 21 £450 +15.27% 2
South West -13 21 £445 -1.11% 5
Scotland +25 20 £519 +8.07% 6
East of England -18 19 £450 +6.82% 3
Berkshire -3 18 £438 -5.40% 10
Salford - 14 £550 - 1
Edinburgh +24 12 £539 +5.63% 3
Buckinghamshire -11 11 £544 +20.83% 4
City of London -18 10 £525 +7.69% 13
Milton Keynes +3 9 £550 - 4
Yorkshire +3 8 £513 +25.00% 2
Bedfordshire -5 8 £450 +5.88%
West Midlands +13 7 £398 -13.58% 13
Glasgow -4 7 £436 +3.86% 2
Oxfordshire -6 7 £313 -30.55% 2
Surrey -17 7 £468 -4.10% 5
Reading +9 5 £425 -4.22% 4
Winchester +7 5 £450 +4.65%
Merseyside -1 5 £483 +7.22%
Essex -6 5 £400 +10.34% 1
Devon - 5 £340 -
Exeter - 5 £340 -
Wales +12 4 £356 -30.48%
Gloucestershire -2 4 £475 +5.55% 1
Wiltshire -9 4 £481 -1.28%

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 with a requirement for CISSP.

1 418 (52.91%) Information Security
2 313 (39.62%) CISM
3 231 (29.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 225 (28.48%) Cybersecurity
5 204 (25.82%) Firewall
6 193 (24.43%) CISA
7 171 (21.65%) Security Cleared
8 167 (21.14%) Finance
9 160 (20.25%) PCI DSS
10 158 (20.00%) Risk Management
11 156 (19.75%) Management Information System
12 135 (17.09%) SC Cleared
13 134 (16.96%) ITIL
14 129 (16.33%) Degree
15 125 (15.82%) Linux
16 118 (14.94%) Windows
17 114 (14.43%) SANS
18 100 (12.66%) SIEM
19 97 (12.28%) Penetration Testing
20 94 (11.90%) Security Architecture
21 93 (11.77%) Security Operations
22 87 (11.01%) Vulnerability Management
23 86 (10.89%) Information Assurance
23 86 (10.89%) Unix
24 84 (10.63%) Network Security
25 76 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
25 76 (9.62%) CESG
25 76 (9.62%) Risk Assessment
25 76 (9.62%) Splunk
26 74 (9.37%) TCP/IP

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills 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 20 (2.53%) JBoss
2 15 (1.90%) Apache
3 13 (1.65%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.65%) Tomcat
4 10 (1.27%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.14%) IIS
6 8 (1.01%) Confluence
7 6 (0.76%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.63%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.51%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.51%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.38%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.38%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.25%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.25%) Jetty
11 2 (0.25%) Mongrel
11 2 (0.25%) Mule
11 2 (0.25%) nginx
Applications
1 26 (3.29%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.65%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.25%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 58 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (3.80%) SaaS
4 11 (1.39%) Office 365
5 10 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.14%) IaaS
6 9 (1.14%) Mimecast
7 7 (0.89%) PaaS
8 5 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.51%) Yammer
10 3 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.25%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.13%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.13%) G Suite
12 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 204 (25.82%) Firewall
2 84 (10.63%) Network Security
3 74 (9.37%) TCP/IP
4 63 (7.97%) LAN
4 63 (7.97%) WAN
5 59 (7.47%) VPN
6 57 (7.22%) Intrusion Detection
7 48 (6.08%) Internet
8 41 (5.19%) Wireless
9 36 (4.56%) VoIP
10 31 (3.92%) SSL
11 23 (2.91%) IPsec
12 19 (2.41%) DNS
13 16 (2.03%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (2.03%) LDAP
14 15 (1.90%) Wireshark
15 13 (1.65%) HTTP
16 12 (1.52%) MPLS
17 11 (1.39%) SSH
17 11 (1.39%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.53%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.90%) Redis
3 13 (1.65%) NonStop SQL
4 11 (1.39%) Big Data
5 7 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (0.76%) Hadoop
6 6 (0.76%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.63%) Apache Hive
7 5 (0.63%) RDBMS
7 5 (0.63%) Star Schema
8 4 (0.51%) DB2
9 3 (0.38%) DataStax
9 3 (0.38%) MariaDB
9 3 (0.38%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.38%) MySQL
9 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.25%) HBase
10 2 (0.25%) Sqoop
11 1 (0.13%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (1.65%) JIRA
2 11 (1.39%) Metasploit
3 7 (0.89%) AppScan
4 6 (0.76%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.38%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.38%) Hudson
6 2 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.25%) Subversion
6 2 (0.25%) Travis CI
6 2 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.13%) MSI
General
1 167 (21.14%) Finance
2 51 (6.46%) Banking
3 45 (5.70%) Retail
4 42 (5.32%) Telecoms
5 32 (4.05%) Legal
6 10 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.14%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.89%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.63%) Advertising
9 5 (0.63%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.51%) Back Office
10 4 (0.51%) Military
11 3 (0.38%) Electronics
11 3 (0.38%) Law
11 3 (0.38%) Marketing
12 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.25%) Billing
12 2 (0.25%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.25%) French Language
12 2 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 185 (23.42%) Analyst
2 155 (19.62%) Consultant
3 153 (19.37%) Security Analyst
4 126 (15.95%) Security Consultant
5 114 (14.43%) Architect
6 99 (12.53%) Security Architect
7 76 (9.62%) Security Manager
8 57 (7.22%) Information Analyst
8 57 (7.22%) Information Security Analyst
9 50 (6.33%) Security Engineer
10 45 (5.70%) Information Security Consultant
11 44 (5.57%) Security Specialist
12 38 (4.81%) Business Analyst
13 28 (3.54%) Cybersecurity Analyst
14 27 (3.42%) IT Manager
15 26 (3.29%) Information Manager
15 26 (3.29%) IT Analyst
16 25 (3.16%) Cybersecurity Consultant
16 25 (3.16%) Information Security Manager
16 25 (3.16%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.56%) Web Services
2 31 (3.92%) Elastic Stack
3 12 (1.52%) RESTful
4 10 (1.27%) Middleware
5 9 (1.14%) JMS
6 8 (1.01%) J2EE
7 7 (0.89%) .NET
7 7 (0.89%) 802.1X
7 7 (0.89%) Java EE
7 7 (0.89%) SAML
7 7 (0.89%) Servlets
8 6 (0.76%) COM
8 6 (0.76%) JAAS
8 6 (0.76%) JMX
8 6 (0.76%) JNDI
9 5 (0.63%) ActiveMQ
9 5 (0.63%) JSP
10 4 (0.51%) LAPP Stack
11 3 (0.38%) JAX-WS
11 3 (0.38%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 156 (19.75%) Management Information System
2 76 (9.62%) CESG
3 52 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (6.33%) Data Centre
5 45 (5.70%) Computer Science
6 40 (5.06%) Security Operations Centre
7 26 (3.29%) Cyber Attack
8 25 (3.16%) PKI
9 22 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 20 (2.53%) CESG CLAS
11 18 (2.28%) Data Protection Act
12 17 (2.15%) Cyber Defence
13 14 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (1.52%) Cyberthreat
14 12 (1.52%) Virtual Team
15 10 (1.27%) SWIFT
16 8 (1.01%) Algorithms
16 8 (1.01%) Driving Licence
16 8 (1.01%) Equities
16 8 (1.01%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 125 (15.82%) Linux
2 118 (14.94%) Windows
3 86 (10.89%) Unix
4 16 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (1.65%) Mac OS X
6 10 (1.27%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.63%) Solaris
9 5 (0.63%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.51%) SUSE
11 3 (0.38%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.25%) FreeBSD
12 2 (0.25%) VMS
13 1 (0.13%) Android
13 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (52.91%) Information Security
2 225 (28.48%) Cybersecurity
3 158 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 134 (16.96%) ITIL
5 100 (12.66%) SIEM
6 97 (12.28%) Penetration Testing
7 94 (11.90%) Security Architecture
8 93 (11.77%) Security Operations
9 87 (11.01%) Vulnerability Management
10 86 (10.89%) Information Assurance
11 76 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
11 76 (9.62%) Risk Assessment
12 65 (8.23%) Data Protection
12 65 (8.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 64 (8.10%) Security Management
14 58 (7.34%) ISMS
14 58 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
15 54 (6.84%) TOGAF
16 53 (6.71%) Project Management
17 52 (6.58%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (6.84%) Java
2 44 (5.57%) Python
3 37 (4.68%) SQL
4 25 (3.16%) Perl
5 10 (1.27%) C++
5 10 (1.27%) PowerShell
6 9 (1.14%) Bash Shell
6 9 (1.14%) C
6 9 (1.14%) C#
7 8 (1.01%) Shell Script
8 7 (0.89%) Ruby
9 6 (0.76%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.51%) VB
11 2 (0.25%) Go
11 2 (0.25%) Haskell
11 2 (0.25%) R
11 2 (0.25%) Scala
11 2 (0.25%) VBA
11 2 (0.25%) VBScript
12 1 (0.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 313 (39.62%) CISM
2 193 (24.43%) CISA
3 171 (21.65%) Security Cleared
4 135 (17.09%) SC Cleared
5 129 (16.33%) Degree
6 114 (14.43%) SANS
7 73 (9.24%) CEH
8 72 (9.11%) Cisco Certification
9 66 (8.35%) GIAC
10 58 (7.34%) SSCP
11 48 (6.08%) CESG Certified Professional
11 48 (6.08%) CLAS
12 43 (5.44%) CRISC
13 39 (4.94%) DV Cleared
14 36 (4.56%) CREST Certified
15 33 (4.18%) CISMP
16 29 (3.67%) CCSP
17 28 (3.54%) ISEB
17 28 (3.54%) ISSAP
18 26 (3.29%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (29.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 160 (20.25%) PCI DSS
3 48 (6.08%) COBIT
4 39 (4.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 31 (3.92%) ISO27002
6 25 (3.16%) GDPR
6 25 (3.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 25 (3.16%) RMADS
7 19 (2.41%) QA
8 13 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
9 11 (1.39%) HIPAA
10 9 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (0.76%) JSP 440
12 5 (0.63%) FedRAMP
12 5 (0.63%) ISO22301
12 5 (0.63%) SLA
13 4 (0.51%) PMO
14 3 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 3 (0.38%) GPG13
15 2 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 39 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.14%) BitLocker
4 5 (0.63%) Snort
4 5 (0.63%) Xen
5 3 (0.38%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.38%) Sendmail
5 3 (0.38%) vSphere
6 2 (0.25%) Docker
6 2 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (0.25%) HDFS
6 2 (0.25%) KVM
6 2 (0.25%) LXC
6 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.13%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 47 (5.95%) QRadar
2 29 (3.67%) Nessus
3 20 (2.53%) Nmap
4 18 (2.28%) Puppet
5 13 (1.65%) Kibana
6 12 (1.52%) logstash
7 11 (1.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 11 (1.39%) Nexpose
8 9 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.89%) Nagios
10 6 (0.76%) Cobbler
10 6 (0.76%) RSA enVision
11 5 (0.63%) EnCase
11 5 (0.63%) FortiGate
11 5 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.63%) SCCM
12 4 (0.51%) ArcSight ESM
12 4 (0.51%) HP Fortify
12 4 (0.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 76 (9.62%) Splunk
2 74 (9.37%) Cisco
3 73 (9.24%) Microsoft
4 36 (4.56%) Apple
5 35 (4.43%) IBM
6 34 (4.30%) LogRhythm
7 31 (3.92%) CheckPoint
8 25 (3.16%) Oracle
9 22 (2.78%) Intel Security
9 22 (2.78%) Juniper
9 22 (2.78%) Qualys
10 21 (2.66%) Red Hat
11 20 (2.53%) ArcSight
11 20 (2.53%) SAP
12 17 (2.15%) F5
12 17 (2.15%) VMware
13 15 (1.90%) Palo Alto
14 13 (1.65%) Blue Coat
14 13 (1.65%) Symantec
15 11 (1.39%) HP
Bristol, Avon
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 13 days ago
Camborne, Cornwall
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 13 days ago