The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
UK / Wales
Rank 64 76 60
Rank change year-on-year +12 -16  
Contract jobs citing CISSP 4 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.57% 0.15% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.42% 0.48% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Median daily rate £356 £513 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.48% +46.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.55% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
Wales
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 282 208 271
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 40.00% 30.63% 37.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 133 130
Median daily rate £425 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £138 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 12
Median hourly rate £20.00 £43.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.02% +222.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.22 £16.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £60.00 £36.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CISSP in Wales

CISSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CISSP in Wales

CISSP
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the Wales region over the 3 months to 25 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
South Wales - 4 £356 - 1
CISSP
UK

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 11 (52.38%) Ethical Hacking
1 11 (52.38%) CEH
1 11 (52.38%) Penetration Testing
1 11 (52.38%) OWASP
2 10 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (47.62%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (47.62%) Secure Coding
2 10 (47.62%) Information Security
3 9 (42.86%) Linux
4 8 (38.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (38.10%) Social Engineering
4 8 (38.10%) Algorithms
4 8 (38.10%) CREST Certified
4 8 (38.10%) Security Architecture
5 7 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (33.33%) Static Code Analysis
5 7 (33.33%) Information Assurance
5 7 (33.33%) Security Testing
5 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 7 (33.33%) Fuzz Testing
5 7 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (33.33%) Static Program Analysis
5 7 (33.33%) Python
5 7 (33.33%) Java
6 6 (28.57%) CISM
6 6 (28.57%) Finance
6 6 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (28.57%) PCI DSS
6 6 (28.57%) ISMS

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (4.76%) VPN
3 1 (4.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) NonStop SQL
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Electronics
2 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.52%) Marketing
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Consultant
1 10 (47.62%) Security Consultant
2 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 6 (28.57%) Security Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Information Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Information Security Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Security Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) CISSP Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Information Security Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Information Security Project Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Penetration Tester
6 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Security Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Security Project Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Tester
7 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) SOC Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.76%) CESG
2 1 (4.76%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) PKI
2 1 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Ethical Hacking
1 11 (52.38%) OWASP
1 11 (52.38%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (47.62%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (47.62%) Information Security
2 10 (47.62%) Secure Coding
3 8 (38.10%) Security Architecture
3 8 (38.10%) Social Engineering
4 7 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 7 (33.33%) Fuzz Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Information Assurance
4 7 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Static Code Analysis
4 7 (33.33%) Static Program Analysis
5 6 (28.57%) ISMS
6 4 (19.05%) Information Security Management
6 4 (19.05%) Security Management
7 3 (14.29%) ITIL
7 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) Java
1 7 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) CEH
2 8 (38.10%) CREST Certified
3 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (28.57%) CISM
5 4 (19.05%) CISA
6 3 (14.29%) CRISC
7 2 (9.52%) Degree
7 2 (9.52%) GIAC
8 1 (4.76%) CLAS
8 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (28.57%) PCI DSS
3 3 (14.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (4.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (4.76%) Nessus
2 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (9.52%) SAP
2 2 (9.52%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.76%) F5
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) ScanSafe
3 1 (4.76%) Sourcefire
3 1 (4.76%) Splunk
3 1 (4.76%) Symantec