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 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 275 191 290
Rank change year-on-year -84 +99  
Contract jobs citing CISSP 404 707 421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 1.31% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.47% 5.98% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 457 247
Median daily rate £500 £525 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +11.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £675 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 8
Median hourly rate £46.00 £70.00 £51.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.28% +36.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.85 £47.56 £47.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.09 £73.40 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £70.00 £51.17
% change year-on-year -34.28% +36.79%  

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 9042 11823 10443
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.19% 21.90% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5400 7392 6106
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 454 538
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.50 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +17.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.85 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

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 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 June 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 -84 367 £500 -4.76% 127
London -69 149 £500 -8.04% 44
South East -18 90 £475 - 35
North West +11 57 £575 +0.87% 13
Scotland +45 35 £450 -6.73% 6
Hampshire +21 29 £450 - 8
South West -22 29 £520 +9.47% 9
Manchester +2 25 £500 +1.52% 10
East of England -17 25 £538 +22.71% 11
City of London -31 25 £513 - 7
Glasgow +25 22 £395 +9.72% 3
Berkshire -1 21 £550 +14.28% 9
Cheshire +36 19 - - 3
Kent +3 12 £425 -8.10% 2
Bedfordshire -2 11 £550 -8.33% 3
Reading +13 10 £550 +18.91% 1
Bristol -25 10 £520 -5.45% 4
Merseyside +1 9 £600 +20.00%
Liverpool +3 8 £600 +20.00%
East Midlands -23 8 £425 -29.16% 2
Buckinghamshire -32 8 £391 -20.35%
Dorset +13 7 £475 +69.64% 1
West Sussex +9 7 £450 +5.88%
Luton -2 7 £550 -8.33% 2
Hertfordshire -6 7 £550 +33.33% 3
Northamptonshire - 7 £425 -
Winchester +13 6 £475 +5.55% 1
Surrey +3 6 £500 +9.58% 12
Milton Keynes -31 6 £435 -12.12%
Northampton - 6 £413 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 398 (52.65%) Information Security
2 362 (47.88%) CISM
3 231 (30.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 212 (28.04%) Cybersecurity
5 206 (27.25%) Finance
6 183 (24.21%) Firewall
7 160 (21.16%) CISA
8 159 (21.03%) PCI DSS
9 153 (20.24%) Risk Management
10 142 (18.78%) Management Information System
11 130 (17.20%) Security Cleared
12 120 (15.87%) Linux
13 119 (15.74%) SIEM
14 112 (14.81%) ITIL
14 112 (14.81%) Degree
15 110 (14.55%) Cisco Certification
16 103 (13.62%) SANS
17 99 (13.10%) Network Security
18 91 (12.04%) SC Cleared
19 87 (11.51%) Windows
20 86 (11.38%) Java
21 85 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
22 82 (10.85%) Penetration Testing
22 82 (10.85%) Security Architecture
23 78 (10.32%) COBIT
24 75 (9.92%) Vulnerability Management
25 74 (9.79%) Unix
26 73 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
27 72 (9.52%) Cisco
28 71 (9.39%) Security Operations

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 32 (4.23%) JBoss
2 31 (4.10%) Apache
3 30 (3.97%) Tomcat
4 13 (1.72%) WebSphere
5 12 (1.59%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.46%) IIS
7 8 (1.06%) Apache Spark
7 8 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (0.93%) Apache Pig
8 7 (0.93%) Apache Solr
8 7 (0.93%) nginx
9 5 (0.66%) Mule
9 5 (0.66%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.53%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.53%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.40%) Confluence
12 2 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.26%) CMS
12 2 (0.26%) Mongrel
12 2 (0.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.32%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 64 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (5.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.44%) IaaS
4 23 (3.04%) SaaS
5 14 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (1.59%) PaaS
7 9 (1.19%) Mimecast
8 6 (0.79%) Office 365
9 5 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.26%) 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%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 183 (24.21%) Firewall
2 99 (13.10%) Network Security
3 68 (8.99%) Intrusion Detection
4 64 (8.47%) TCP/IP
5 46 (6.08%) LAN
6 44 (5.82%) WAN
7 38 (5.03%) VPN
8 35 (4.63%) Wireless
9 30 (3.97%) IPsec
10 28 (3.70%) HTTP
11 26 (3.44%) Internet
12 24 (3.17%) DNS
13 19 (2.51%) SSL
13 19 (2.51%) VoIP
14 16 (2.12%) HTTPS
15 13 (1.72%) DHCP
16 12 (1.59%) Wireshark
17 11 (1.46%) Cisco ISE
18 9 (1.19%) LDAP
19 8 (1.06%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.17%) Redis
2 19 (2.51%) Relational Database
3 18 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (2.12%) Big Data
4 16 (2.12%) Hadoop
4 16 (2.12%) RDBMS
5 11 (1.46%) SQL Server
6 10 (1.32%) Apache Hive
7 8 (1.06%) MongoDB
8 7 (0.93%) DataStax
9 5 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (0.66%) GIS
9 5 (0.66%) MySQL
9 5 (0.66%) Star Schema
10 4 (0.53%) HBase
10 4 (0.53%) MariaDB
10 4 (0.53%) Sqoop
11 3 (0.40%) DB2
11 3 (0.40%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.40%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 12 (1.59%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.06%) AppScan
3 7 (0.93%) JIRA
4 5 (0.66%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.66%) Hudson
4 5 (0.66%) Maven
4 5 (0.66%) Metasploit
4 5 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.26%) Pylint
5 2 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.26%) Subversion
5 2 (0.26%) Travis CI
General
1 206 (27.25%) Finance
2 70 (9.26%) Banking
3 34 (4.50%) Telecoms
4 33 (4.37%) Retail
5 29 (3.84%) Legal
6 16 (2.12%) Law
7 13 (1.72%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.46%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.79%) Local Government
10 5 (0.66%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.66%) Marketing
11 4 (0.53%) Electronics
11 4 (0.53%) International Banking
11 4 (0.53%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.40%) Advertising
12 3 (0.40%) Billing
12 3 (0.40%) Publishing
13 2 (0.26%) Automotive
13 2 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 189 (25.00%) Consultant
2 163 (21.56%) Analyst
3 154 (20.37%) Security Consultant
4 142 (18.78%) Security Analyst
5 85 (11.24%) Architect
6 74 (9.79%) Security Architect
7 66 (8.73%) Security Engineer
8 61 (8.07%) Security Manager
9 49 (6.48%) Information Security Consultant
10 36 (4.76%) Information Analyst
11 35 (4.63%) Information Security Analyst
12 33 (4.37%) Security Specialist
13 28 (3.70%) Cybersecurity Analyst
14 27 (3.57%) CISSP Consultant
14 27 (3.57%) IT Manager
15 26 (3.44%) Cybersecurity Consultant
15 26 (3.44%) Project Manager
16 25 (3.31%) IT Analyst
16 25 (3.31%) IT Security Analyst
17 22 (2.91%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.37%) Web Services
2 26 (3.44%) Elastic Stack
3 20 (2.65%) Java EE
4 18 (2.38%) Middleware
5 16 (2.12%) JMS
6 15 (1.98%) ActiveMQ
7 12 (1.59%) .NET
7 12 (1.59%) RESTful
8 11 (1.46%) JAAS
8 11 (1.46%) JMX
8 11 (1.46%) JNDI
9 9 (1.19%) J2EE
9 9 (1.19%) Servlets
10 8 (1.06%) 802.1X
11 7 (0.93%) JSP
11 7 (0.93%) LAPP Stack
12 5 (0.66%) CSS
12 5 (0.66%) HTML
12 5 (0.66%) SOAP
12 5 (0.66%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 142 (18.78%) Management Information System
2 62 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (5.42%) Computer Science
4 38 (5.03%) CESG
5 34 (4.50%) Data Centre
6 27 (3.57%) Virtual Team
7 22 (2.91%) PKI
8 21 (2.78%) Cyber Attack
9 19 (2.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 19 (2.51%) Security Operations Centre
10 17 (2.25%) Data Protection Act
11 14 (1.85%) Cyberthreat
12 12 (1.59%) PMI
13 11 (1.46%) Cyber Defence
13 11 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (1.46%) Smart Meter
14 8 (1.06%) Private Cloud
14 8 (1.06%) Public Cloud
15 6 (0.79%) Mainframe
15 6 (0.79%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 120 (15.87%) Linux
2 87 (11.51%) Windows
3 74 (9.79%) Unix
4 33 (4.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (2.25%) Mac OS X
6 14 (1.85%) Solaris
7 9 (1.19%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.66%) AIX
9 5 (0.66%) CentOS
9 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.53%) SUSE
11 3 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.26%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.26%) VMS
13 1 (0.13%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (52.65%) Information Security
2 212 (28.04%) Cybersecurity
3 153 (20.24%) Risk Management
4 119 (15.74%) SIEM
5 112 (14.81%) ITIL
6 85 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
7 82 (10.85%) Penetration Testing
7 82 (10.85%) Security Architecture
8 75 (9.92%) Vulnerability Management
9 73 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 71 (9.39%) Security Operations
11 65 (8.60%) Risk Assessment
12 63 (8.33%) Data Protection
13 56 (7.41%) Project Management
14 53 (7.01%) ISMS
15 47 (6.22%) Identity Access Management
16 46 (6.08%) Information Assurance
17 45 (5.95%) Security Management
17 45 (5.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 43 (5.69%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 86 (11.38%) Java
2 44 (5.82%) Python
3 34 (4.50%) SQL
4 32 (4.23%) Bash Shell
5 29 (3.84%) Perl
6 19 (2.51%) Ruby
7 14 (1.85%) C-shell
7 14 (1.85%) Korn
8 13 (1.72%) C
8 13 (1.72%) PowerShell
9 12 (1.59%) C++
9 12 (1.59%) JavaScript
10 9 (1.19%) C#
11 8 (1.06%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.79%) VBScript
13 5 (0.66%) Dart
14 2 (0.26%) Go
14 2 (0.26%) Haskell
14 2 (0.26%) R
14 2 (0.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 362 (47.88%) CISM
2 160 (21.16%) CISA
3 130 (17.20%) Security Cleared
4 112 (14.81%) Degree
5 110 (14.55%) Cisco Certification
6 103 (13.62%) SANS
7 91 (12.04%) SC Cleared
8 66 (8.73%) CEH
9 56 (7.41%) CRISC
10 54 (7.14%) GIAC
11 53 (7.01%) CESG Certified Professional
12 49 (6.48%) SSCP
13 40 (5.29%) CCSP
14 37 (4.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 37 (4.89%) DV Cleared
15 36 (4.76%) CCNP
15 36 (4.76%) CLAS
16 35 (4.63%) CCNA
17 33 (4.37%) CREST Certified
18 31 (4.10%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (30.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 159 (21.03%) PCI DSS
3 78 (10.32%) COBIT
4 41 (5.42%) GDPR
5 35 (4.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 35 (4.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 27 (3.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 21 (2.78%) QA
7 21 (2.78%) RMADS
8 15 (1.98%) JSP 440
9 11 (1.46%) Cyber Essentials
10 7 (0.93%) FedRAMP
10 7 (0.93%) ISO 22301
11 6 (0.79%) GPG13
11 6 (0.79%) HIPAA
12 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 5 (0.66%) PMO
12 5 (0.66%) SLA
13 4 (0.53%) NIST 800
13 4 (0.53%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 19 (2.51%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.06%) Snort
4 7 (0.93%) Apache Flume
4 7 (0.93%) Docker
5 5 (0.66%) Xen
6 4 (0.53%) HDFS
6 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.26%) KVM
7 2 (0.26%) LXC
7 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.26%) vSphere
8 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.13%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 39 (5.16%) Puppet
2 32 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
2 32 (4.23%) QRadar
3 16 (2.12%) Kibana
4 15 (1.98%) logstash
5 13 (1.72%) Nessus
6 10 (1.32%) RSA enVision
7 9 (1.19%) Cobbler
8 8 (1.06%) Nmap
9 7 (0.93%) Ansible
10 6 (0.79%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 6 (0.79%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 6 (0.79%) Nagios
11 5 (0.66%) BladeLogic
11 5 (0.66%) CSIRT
11 5 (0.66%) FortiGate
11 5 (0.66%) HP Fortify
11 5 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.53%) IBM BigFix
12 4 (0.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 72 (9.52%) Cisco
2 68 (8.99%) Splunk
3 56 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 41 (5.42%) Red Hat
5 39 (5.16%) LogRhythm
6 35 (4.63%) CheckPoint
7 31 (4.10%) IBM
8 20 (2.65%) Qualys
9 18 (2.38%) Apple
9 18 (2.38%) Oracle
9 18 (2.38%) SAP
10 16 (2.12%) ArcSight
10 16 (2.12%) Juniper
11 15 (1.98%) HP
12 14 (1.85%) McAfee
12 14 (1.85%) Palo Alto
12 14 (1.85%) VMware
13 13 (1.72%) CyberArk
13 13 (1.72%) Symantec
14 12 (1.59%) Dell
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Nicolson Bray Ltd
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
UK
AMS contingency
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Harris Global
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Empiric
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + excellent working hours
Posted: 3 days ago
Norfolk
Sanderson
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
AMS contingency
Posted: 26 days ago