Period
to 22 October 2018

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 2018 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 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 291 286 232
Rank change year-on-year -5 -54 +72
Contract jobs citing CISSP 929 883 1,228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 0.89% 1.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.85% 4.74% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 508 808
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £382 £363 £363
90th Percentile £684 £638 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +7.89% -5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 10
UK median hourly rate £57.25 £42.75 £48.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.92% -11.11% -6.01%
10th Percentile £46.08 £23.50 £40.38
90th Percentile £65.43 £60.43 £73.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.25 £42.75 £48.45
% change year-on-year +33.92% -11.76% -15.74%

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 19,164 18,639 22,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.55% 18.76% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,335 11,375 13,865
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £244 £225 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.58% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 902 831
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.77% +10.42%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.01 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.98 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +10.00%

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 2018.

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 2018.

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 2018. 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 -7 842 £525 +5.00% 279
UK excluding London -59 487 £513 +7.89% 168
London +59 422 £550 +7.32% 123
South East -62 135 £538 +15.59% 41
North of England -12 124 £500 - 45
South West -25 78 £500 -1.96% 30
Midlands +13 63 £525 +23.53% 26
Scotland -20 62 £525 +31.25% 10
Yorkshire +11 60 £513 -6.82% 11
North West -32 54 £475 - 29
West Midlands +15 46 £575 +27.78% 16
East Midlands +25 21 £600 +41.18% 10
East of England -51 20 £519 +6.96% 14
North East +12 12 £475 -9.57% 5
Wales -19 10 £550 -4.35% 2

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 with a requirement for CISSP.

1 519 (55.87%) CISM
2 498 (53.61%) Information Security
3 307 (33.05%) CISA
4 306 (32.94%) Cybersecurity
5 290 (31.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 240 (25.83%) Finance
7 232 (24.97%) Risk Management
8 183 (19.70%) Security Architecture
9 178 (19.16%) Management Information System
9 178 (19.16%) Degree
10 168 (18.08%) Firewall
11 156 (16.79%) PCI DSS
12 152 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
13 149 (16.04%) GDPR
14 145 (15.61%) SIEM
15 127 (13.67%) Cisco Certification
16 124 (13.35%) ITIL
17 117 (12.59%) Security Operations
18 112 (12.06%) Windows
18 112 (12.06%) Security Cleared
19 106 (11.41%) Microsoft
20 105 (11.30%) Amazon AWS
21 103 (11.09%) CEH
22 100 (10.76%) Microsoft Azure
23 98 (10.55%) Stakeholder Management
24 97 (10.44%) Vulnerability Management
25 93 (10.01%) Network Security
26 90 (9.69%) Banking
27 87 (9.36%) Data Protection
28 86 (9.26%) 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 15 (1.61%) IIS
2 8 (0.86%) OpenStack
3 7 (0.75%) Confluence
4 6 (0.65%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.65%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.43%) Apache
5 4 (0.43%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.22%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.22%) CMS
6 2 (0.22%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.22%) SAS
7 1 (0.11%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.11%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
1 11 (1.18%) Oracle FAH
2 3 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.11%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 105 (11.30%) Amazon AWS
2 100 (10.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (4.09%) SaaS
4 28 (3.01%) IaaS
4 28 (3.01%) Office 365
5 27 (2.91%) Mimecast
6 26 (2.80%) PaaS
7 22 (2.37%) GitHub
7 22 (2.37%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (1.51%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.75%) IBM Cloud
10 6 (0.65%) Sumo Logic
10 6 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.54%) Serverless
12 4 (0.43%) Akamai
13 3 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.22%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.11%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 168 (18.08%) Firewall
2 93 (10.01%) Network Security
3 47 (5.06%) Intrusion Detection
4 35 (3.77%) VPN
5 31 (3.34%) WAN
6 24 (2.58%) Internet
6 24 (2.58%) LAN
7 17 (1.83%) HTTP
8 15 (1.61%) BGP
8 15 (1.61%) SSL
8 15 (1.61%) TCP/IP
9 13 (1.40%) OSPF
9 13 (1.40%) Wireless
10 10 (1.08%) DNS
10 10 (1.08%) VLAN
11 9 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (0.97%) MPLS
11 9 (0.97%) SAN
12 8 (0.86%) SSH
13 6 (0.65%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.12%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.91%) Hadoop
3 20 (2.15%) Big Data
4 17 (1.83%) Relational Database
5 16 (1.72%) ArangoDB
5 16 (1.72%) Neo4j
6 11 (1.18%) Essbase
6 11 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
7 7 (0.75%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.65%) MySQL
8 6 (0.65%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.54%) Apache Hive
9 5 (0.54%) Data Lake
10 4 (0.43%) DB2
11 3 (0.32%) GIS
11 3 (0.32%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2016
13 1 (0.11%) HBase
Development Applications
1 32 (3.44%) Jenkins
2 20 (2.15%) JIRA
3 14 (1.51%) Burp Suite
4 12 (1.29%) Metasploit
5 10 (1.08%) SonarQube
6 8 (0.86%) Bitbucket
7 7 (0.75%) AppScan
8 5 (0.54%) Selenium
9 4 (0.43%) GitLab
9 4 (0.43%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.32%) CodeSonar
10 3 (0.32%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.32%) git-flow
10 3 (0.32%) Robot Framework
11 2 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.22%) Travis CI
11 2 (0.22%) Xcode
12 1 (0.11%) ERwin
12 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 240 (25.83%) Finance
2 90 (9.69%) Banking
3 64 (6.89%) Legal
4 45 (4.84%) Retail
5 18 (1.94%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.51%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.97%) Publishing
9 8 (0.86%) Law
9 8 (0.86%) Military
9 8 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.75%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.54%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.43%) Advertising
12 4 (0.43%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.43%) Back Office
12 4 (0.43%) International Banking
12 4 (0.43%) Marketing
13 3 (0.32%) Electronics
14 2 (0.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 190 (20.45%) Consultant
2 188 (20.24%) Architect
3 175 (18.84%) Security Consultant
4 169 (18.19%) Analyst
5 162 (17.44%) Security Architect
6 128 (13.78%) Security Analyst
7 107 (11.52%) Security Manager
8 65 (7.00%) Security Engineer
9 61 (6.57%) Information Security Consultant
10 56 (6.03%) Information Security Manager
11 50 (5.38%) Information Manager
12 44 (4.74%) IT Analyst
13 43 (4.63%) IT Security Analyst
14 42 (4.52%) Information Analyst
15 34 (3.66%) Cybersecurity Analyst
16 32 (3.44%) Solutions Architect
17 29 (3.12%) Security Specialist
18 28 (3.01%) Information Security Analyst
19 27 (2.91%) Cloud Architect
20 25 (2.69%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.58%) .NET
2 23 (2.48%) Web Services
3 22 (2.37%) Middleware
4 16 (1.72%) SailPoint
5 13 (1.40%) REST
6 12 (1.29%) SAML
7 10 (1.08%) ASP.NET
8 7 (0.75%) JSON
8 7 (0.75%) LAMP
9 6 (0.65%) Kafka
9 6 (0.65%) ModSecurity
9 6 (0.65%) OAuth
10 5 (0.54%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.54%) CSS
10 5 (0.54%) HTML
10 5 (0.54%) LDAP
10 5 (0.54%) SOAP
11 4 (0.43%) OAuth2
12 3 (0.32%) Java EE
12 3 (0.32%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 178 (19.16%) Management Information System
2 78 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (8.18%) Computer Science
4 54 (5.81%) PKI
5 48 (5.17%) Self-Motivation
6 46 (4.95%) Data Centre
7 34 (3.66%) Cyberthreat
8 27 (2.91%) CESG
9 22 (2.37%) Hybrid Cloud
9 22 (2.37%) Mobile App
10 20 (2.15%) Virtual Team
11 17 (1.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 17 (1.83%) Public Cloud
12 16 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
13 15 (1.61%) Security Operations Centre
14 14 (1.51%) Driving Licence
15 13 (1.40%) EMV
16 9 (0.97%) Cyberattack
16 9 (0.97%) Private Cloud
17 8 (0.86%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 112 (12.06%) Windows
2 64 (6.89%) Linux
3 49 (5.27%) Unix
4 21 (2.26%) Apple iOS
5 20 (2.15%) Android
6 19 (2.05%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.97%) Solaris
8 4 (0.43%) CentOS
8 4 (0.43%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.22%) AIX
9 2 (0.22%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.22%) Debian
9 2 (0.22%) HPUX
9 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.22%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.11%) Check Point GAiA
10 1 (0.11%) Fedora
10 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 498 (53.61%) Information Security
2 306 (32.94%) Cybersecurity
3 232 (24.97%) Risk Management
4 183 (19.70%) Security Architecture
5 152 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
6 145 (15.61%) SIEM
7 124 (13.35%) ITIL
8 117 (12.59%) Security Operations
9 98 (10.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 97 (10.44%) Vulnerability Management
11 87 (9.36%) Data Protection
12 84 (9.04%) Identity Access Management
12 84 (9.04%) TOGAF
13 82 (8.83%) DevOps
14 81 (8.72%) Risk Assessment
15 77 (8.29%) Penetration Testing
16 65 (7.00%) Project Management
17 63 (6.78%) Security Management
18 61 (6.57%) Problem-Solving
19 60 (6.46%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 51 (5.49%) Python
2 33 (3.55%) Java
3 32 (3.44%) Bash Shell
4 29 (3.12%) PowerShell
5 27 (2.91%) SQL
6 26 (2.80%) Perl
7 19 (2.05%) C#
8 17 (1.83%) Ruby
9 16 (1.72%) C
9 16 (1.72%) Go
10 10 (1.08%) JavaScript
11 8 (0.86%) PHP
12 6 (0.65%) C++
13 3 (0.32%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.22%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.22%) VB
15 1 (0.11%) Dart
15 1 (0.11%) Scala
15 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 519 (55.87%) CISM
2 307 (33.05%) CISA
3 178 (19.16%) Degree
4 127 (13.67%) Cisco Certification
5 112 (12.06%) Security Cleared
6 103 (11.09%) CEH
7 86 (9.26%) CRISC
8 75 (8.07%) CESG Certified Professional
9 72 (7.75%) SC Cleared
10 62 (6.67%) GIAC
11 51 (5.49%) CISMP
11 51 (5.49%) SANS
12 49 (5.27%) CCNA
13 43 (4.63%) Computer Science Degree
14 41 (4.41%) ISSAP
15 39 (4.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 38 (4.09%) CompTIA Security+
16 38 (4.09%) DV Cleared
17 37 (3.98%) CCNP
18 33 (3.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 290 (31.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 156 (16.79%) PCI DSS
3 149 (16.04%) GDPR
4 45 (4.84%) COBIT
5 43 (4.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 32 (3.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 26 (2.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 24 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 20 (2.15%) HIPAA
10 19 (2.05%) JSP 440
11 16 (1.72%) FINRA
12 15 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials
13 14 (1.51%) ISAE 3402
14 11 (1.18%) Data Quality
14 11 (1.18%) ISO 22301
14 11 (1.18%) ISO 9001
14 11 (1.18%) NIST 800
15 10 (1.08%) ISO 31000
15 10 (1.08%) QA
16 9 (0.97%) RMADS
System Software
1 56 (6.03%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.15%) Docker
3 11 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.97%) ProxySG
5 7 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.43%) ISA Server
6 4 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.43%) vSphere
7 3 (0.32%) Firmware
8 2 (0.22%) XenApp
9 1 (0.11%) HDFS
9 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.11%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.11%) QEMU
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (3.34%) Nessus
2 22 (2.37%) Terraform
3 18 (1.94%) CASB
4 17 (1.83%) Kubernetes
4 17 (1.83%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 16 (1.72%) QRadar
6 14 (1.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 12 (1.29%) CSIRT
7 12 (1.29%) Puppet
8 10 (1.08%) Nmap
8 10 (1.08%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 8 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.86%) SCCM
10 6 (0.65%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 6 (0.65%) EnCase
10 6 (0.65%) Istio
10 6 (0.65%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 5 (0.54%) Ansible
11 5 (0.54%) FTK
11 5 (0.54%) Salt
Vendors
1 106 (11.41%) Microsoft
2 83 (8.93%) Splunk
3 63 (6.78%) McAfee
3 63 (6.78%) Oracle
4 56 (6.03%) Cisco
5 43 (4.63%) CyberArk
6 40 (4.31%) CheckPoint
7 37 (3.98%) Qualys
8 35 (3.77%) IBM
9 34 (3.66%) Symantec
10 22 (2.37%) Cloudera
11 19 (2.05%) ArcSight
11 19 (2.05%) F5
11 19 (2.05%) Google
11 19 (2.05%) Palo Alto
12 18 (1.94%) Blue Coat
13 17 (1.83%) Varonis
14 16 (1.72%) ForeScout
14 16 (1.72%) Hortonworks
14 16 (1.72%) Sybase