Period
to 22 October 2017

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 6 months to 22 October 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)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 281 228 298
Rank change year-on-year -53 +70 +4
Contract jobs citing CISSP 883 1228 897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 1.16% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.78% 5.54% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 808 578
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £338
90th Percentile £638 £688 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 6
UK median hourly rate £42.75 £48.10 £51.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -6.01% +19.00%
10th Percentile £23.50 £40.38 £48.71
90th Percentile £60.43 £73.78 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £48.45 £57.50
% change year-on-year -11.76% -15.74% +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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18483 22182 22241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.60% 21.04% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11285 13773 13301
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £225 £240 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 899 831 1094
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.77% +10.42% +23.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.81
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +25.00%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CISSP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISSP in the UK

CISSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CISSP in the UK

CISSP
Top 15 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 6 months to 22 October 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
England -52 805 £500 - 99
UK excluding London -23 560 £475 -5.00% 55
London -71 309 £513 -2.38% 46
South East +2 192 £465 -7.00% 17
North of England -2 120 £500 -9.09% 16
South West -9 82 £510 +13.33% 4
North West -21 82 £475 -16.67% 10
East of England -23 79 £485 +7.78% 9
Scotland +40 60 £400 -17.10% 1
Yorkshire +13 34 £550 +10.00% 5
Midlands -17 22 £425 -21.84% 7
West Midlands +11 13 £450 -7.93% 7
East Midlands -24 8 £425 -27.35%
Wales -19 7 £575 +9.63% 1
North East +44 5 £525 -13.89% 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 470 (53.23%) Information Security
2 446 (50.51%) CISM
3 297 (33.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 279 (31.60%) Cybersecurity
5 244 (27.63%) Finance
6 203 (22.99%) Firewall
7 184 (20.84%) SIEM
8 182 (20.61%) PCI DSS
9 171 (19.37%) Risk Management
10 168 (19.03%) CISA
11 157 (17.78%) Management Information System
12 145 (16.42%) ITIL
13 139 (15.74%) Degree
14 131 (14.84%) Linux
15 130 (14.72%) Windows
15 130 (14.72%) Cisco Certification
16 128 (14.50%) Security Cleared
17 126 (14.27%) Vulnerability Management
17 126 (14.27%) Security Operations
18 111 (12.57%) Penetration Testing
19 108 (12.23%) Network Security
20 104 (11.78%) COBIT
20 104 (11.78%) CEH
20 104 (11.78%) SANS
21 103 (11.66%) Unix
22 101 (11.44%) Security Architecture
23 94 (10.65%) Agile Software Development
24 93 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
25 91 (10.31%) Banking
26 90 (10.19%) CRISC

CISSP
Co-occurring 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 19 (2.15%) Apache
2 18 (2.04%) Tomcat
3 16 (1.81%) JBoss
4 15 (1.70%) IIS
5 14 (1.59%) Apache Spark
6 11 (1.25%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.02%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (0.57%) Apache Pig
8 5 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.57%) nginx
9 4 (0.45%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.45%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.45%) Drupal
9 4 (0.45%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.45%) WordPress
10 3 (0.34%) Mule
11 2 (0.23%) Confluence
11 2 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 25 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.79%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.11%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 84 (9.51%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (6.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (3.74%) IaaS
4 28 (3.17%) SaaS
5 24 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (2.04%) PaaS
7 12 (1.36%) Mimecast
8 11 (1.25%) Office 365
9 3 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.23%) Cloudflare
10 2 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.11%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 203 (22.99%) Firewall
2 108 (12.23%) Network Security
3 63 (7.13%) Intrusion Detection
3 63 (7.13%) TCP/IP
4 37 (4.19%) VPN
4 37 (4.19%) WAN
5 34 (3.85%) DNS
5 34 (3.85%) LAN
6 31 (3.51%) IPsec
7 30 (3.40%) Internet
8 23 (2.60%) HTTP
9 21 (2.38%) SAN
10 19 (2.15%) VLAN
11 16 (1.81%) HTTPS
12 15 (1.70%) MPLS
13 14 (1.59%) SSL
13 14 (1.59%) Wireless
14 13 (1.47%) DHCP
14 13 (1.47%) OSPF
15 11 (1.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.49%) Big Data
2 16 (1.81%) Relational Database
3 13 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (1.36%) Hadoop
4 12 (1.36%) Parquet
5 10 (1.13%) RDBMS
5 10 (1.13%) Redis
6 7 (0.79%) Apache Hive
6 7 (0.79%) Star Schema
7 6 (0.68%) MongoDB
7 6 (0.68%) MySQL
8 5 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (0.57%) GIS
8 5 (0.57%) SQL Server
9 4 (0.45%) DataStax
9 4 (0.45%) Maltego
9 4 (0.45%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.34%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.34%) MS Access
11 2 (0.23%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 21 (2.38%) JIRA
2 14 (1.59%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.79%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.68%) Metasploit
5 5 (0.57%) Maven
5 5 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.34%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.23%) AppScan
7 2 (0.23%) Hudson
7 2 (0.23%) Pylint
8 1 (0.11%) FxCop
8 1 (0.11%) SonarQube
General
1 244 (27.63%) Finance
2 91 (10.31%) Banking
3 52 (5.89%) Legal
4 49 (5.55%) Telecoms
5 41 (4.64%) Law
6 29 (3.28%) Retail
7 14 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.02%) Marketing
8 9 (1.02%) Retail Banking
9 8 (0.91%) Electronics
10 7 (0.79%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.79%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.68%) International Banking
12 5 (0.57%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.57%) Automotive
12 5 (0.57%) Billing
13 4 (0.45%) Publishing
14 3 (0.34%) Local Government
14 3 (0.34%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 207 (23.44%) Consultant
2 184 (20.84%) Analyst
3 175 (19.82%) Security Consultant
4 160 (18.12%) Security Analyst
5 87 (9.85%) Architect
6 83 (9.40%) Security Engineer
7 82 (9.29%) Security Manager
8 81 (9.17%) Security Architect
9 62 (7.02%) Security Specialist
10 41 (4.64%) Information Analyst
11 40 (4.53%) Information Security Analyst
11 40 (4.53%) IT Analyst
12 37 (4.19%) IT Security Analyst
13 36 (4.08%) Information Security Consultant
14 32 (3.62%) Network Engineer
15 29 (3.28%) Information Manager
16 28 (3.17%) Project Manager
17 27 (3.06%) Information Security Manager
17 27 (3.06%) Risk Consultant
18 25 (2.83%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (1.93%) Middleware
2 16 (1.81%) Elastic Stack
3 12 (1.36%) Grok
3 12 (1.36%) Kafka
3 12 (1.36%) Regular Expression
3 12 (1.36%) Web Services
4 9 (1.02%) Java EE
5 8 (0.91%) .NET
5 8 (0.91%) 802.1X
5 8 (0.91%) ActiveMQ
6 6 (0.68%) JMS
7 5 (0.57%) OAuth
8 4 (0.45%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.45%) JAAS
8 4 (0.45%) JMX
8 4 (0.45%) JNDI
8 4 (0.45%) jQuery
8 4 (0.45%) LAPP Stack
8 4 (0.45%) ModSecurity
9 3 (0.34%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 157 (17.78%) Management Information System
2 79 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (6.00%) CESG
4 50 (5.66%) Cyberthreat
5 47 (5.32%) Data Centre
6 45 (5.10%) PKI
7 34 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 23 (2.60%) Computer Science
9 21 (2.38%) Security Operations Centre
10 20 (2.27%) Virtual Team
11 19 (2.15%) Public Cloud
12 16 (1.81%) Cyber Attack
12 16 (1.81%) Data Protection Act
13 14 (1.59%) PMI
14 13 (1.47%) Algorithms
14 13 (1.47%) Private Cloud
15 12 (1.36%) CESG CLAS
16 10 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
16 10 (1.13%) Mainframe
17 9 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 131 (14.84%) Linux
2 130 (14.72%) Windows
3 103 (11.66%) Unix
4 24 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (2.49%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.02%) CentOS
6 9 (1.02%) Solaris
7 6 (0.68%) AIX
7 6 (0.68%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.68%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.57%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.45%) HPUX
9 4 (0.45%) Kali Linux
9 4 (0.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.45%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.23%) Android
10 2 (0.23%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (53.23%) Information Security
2 279 (31.60%) Cybersecurity
3 184 (20.84%) SIEM
4 171 (19.37%) Risk Management
5 145 (16.42%) ITIL
6 126 (14.27%) Security Operations
6 126 (14.27%) Vulnerability Management
7 111 (12.57%) Penetration Testing
8 101 (11.44%) Security Architecture
9 94 (10.65%) Agile Software Development
10 93 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 86 (9.74%) Project Management
12 70 (7.93%) Data Protection
12 70 (7.93%) PRINCE2
13 69 (7.81%) SDLC
14 66 (7.47%) Security Management
15 62 (7.02%) Incident Management
16 61 (6.91%) Risk Assessment
17 58 (6.57%) Information Assurance
18 53 (6.00%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 50 (5.66%) Java
2 45 (5.10%) Python
3 38 (4.30%) Bash Shell
4 35 (3.96%) Perl
5 33 (3.74%) SQL
6 18 (2.04%) Ruby
7 15 (1.70%) PowerShell
8 14 (1.59%) C-shell
8 14 (1.59%) Korn
9 9 (1.02%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.57%) C
10 5 (0.57%) C++
10 5 (0.57%) Dart
10 5 (0.57%) VBScript
11 2 (0.23%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.11%) C#
12 1 (0.11%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 446 (50.51%) CISM
2 168 (19.03%) CISA
3 139 (15.74%) Degree
4 130 (14.72%) Cisco Certification
5 128 (14.50%) Security Cleared
6 104 (11.78%) CEH
6 104 (11.78%) SANS
7 90 (10.19%) CRISC
8 82 (9.29%) SC Cleared
9 68 (7.70%) CESG Certified Professional
10 53 (6.00%) GIAC
11 52 (5.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 49 (5.55%) SSCP
13 48 (5.44%) CLAS
14 42 (4.76%) CCNP
15 38 (4.30%) ISSAP
16 37 (4.19%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 37 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
17 35 (3.96%) CCNA
18 34 (3.85%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 297 (33.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 182 (20.61%) PCI DSS
3 104 (11.78%) COBIT
4 77 (8.72%) GDPR
5 45 (5.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 28 (3.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 27 (3.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 24 (2.72%) QA
9 13 (1.47%) JSP 440
10 12 (1.36%) Cyber Essentials
11 11 (1.25%) RMADS
12 10 (1.13%) SLA
13 9 (1.02%) ISO 22301
13 9 (1.02%) PSD2
14 8 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 8 (0.91%) PA-DSS
15 6 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
15 6 (0.68%) ISAE 3402
16 5 (0.57%) FIPS 140-2
16 5 (0.57%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 54 (6.12%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.68%) Docker
3 6 (0.68%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.57%) BitLocker
5 4 (0.45%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.45%) vSphere
6 3 (0.34%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.23%) HDFS
7 2 (0.23%) IAG
7 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.23%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.23%) Snort
7 2 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.11%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.11%) XenApp
8 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (3.96%) Puppet
2 27 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (2.60%) Nessus
4 22 (2.49%) QRadar
5 17 (1.93%) Ansible
6 16 (1.81%) Nmap
7 12 (1.36%) CSIRT
8 9 (1.02%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 9 (1.02%) Nexpose
8 9 (1.02%) SCCM
9 8 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.68%) Kibana
10 6 (0.68%) logstash
10 6 (0.68%) Terraform
11 5 (0.57%) BladeLogic
11 5 (0.57%) Red Hat Satellite
12 4 (0.45%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.45%) SCOM
12 4 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 83 (9.40%) Microsoft
2 76 (8.61%) Splunk
3 69 (7.81%) Cisco
4 49 (5.55%) McAfee
5 42 (4.76%) Qualys
6 31 (3.51%) CheckPoint
7 29 (3.28%) ArcSight
7 29 (3.28%) Red Hat
8 25 (2.83%) Symantec
9 22 (2.49%) HP
9 22 (2.49%) Palo Alto
9 22 (2.49%) VMware
10 21 (2.38%) Citrix
10 21 (2.38%) LogRhythm
11 19 (2.15%) Juniper
11 19 (2.15%) Oracle
12 16 (1.81%) IBM
13 15 (1.70%) Intel
14 14 (1.59%) Apple
15 13 (1.47%) Cloudera