The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
England / West Midlands
Rank 111 115 115
Rank change year-on-year +4 0  
Contract jobs citing CISSP 7 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.37% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.56% 1.81% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 5
Median daily rate £398 £460 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.58% +31.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £574 £430
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 the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 448 554 444
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.44% 20.65% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 314 223
Median daily rate £375 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +8.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £248 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 45
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -43.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.63 £36.70 £39.90
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 the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CISSP in the West Midlands

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISSP in the West Midlands

CISSP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Warwickshire - 2 £375 - 1
Coventry -1 1 £475 -5.23% 1
Solihull - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £600 - 1
CISSP
England

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 11 (64.71%) CISM
1 11 (64.71%) Information Security
2 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 6 (35.29%) Data Protection
3 5 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (29.41%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Firewall
4 4 (23.53%) Finance
4 4 (23.53%) CISA
4 4 (23.53%) Network Security
4 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (17.65%) RMADS
5 3 (17.65%) GPG13
5 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (17.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (17.65%) Information Assurance
5 3 (17.65%) SIEM
5 3 (17.65%) CEH
5 3 (17.65%) PCI DSS
5 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (17.65%) TOGAF
5 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
5 3 (17.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco
5 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
5 3 (17.65%) Regulatory Compliance
6 2 (11.76%) Data Centre

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (11.76%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) Firewall
2 4 (23.53%) Network Security
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (5.88%) SSL
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) NonStop SQL
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Security Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Security Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Security Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Security Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Information Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Information Security Manager
4 2 (11.76%) IT Manager
4 2 (11.76%) IT Security Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Network Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Network Security Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Operational Security Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Security Operations Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Security Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Information Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Juniper Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Juniper Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) CESG
3 1 (5.88%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (5.88%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (5.88%) PKI
3 1 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Solaris
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Information Security
2 6 (35.29%) Data Protection
2 6 (35.29%) ITIL
3 5 (29.41%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (17.65%) Information Assurance
5 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
5 3 (17.65%) Regulatory Compliance
5 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
5 3 (17.65%) SIEM
5 3 (17.65%) TOGAF
5 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 2 (11.76%) Conceptual Models
6 2 (11.76%) CRM
6 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
6 2 (11.76%) ERP
6 2 (11.76%) Information Security Management
6 2 (11.76%) Project Management
6 2 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (11.76%) Security Monitoring
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) CISM
2 4 (23.53%) CISA
3 3 (17.65%) CEH
3 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) CISMP
4 2 (11.76%) CLAS
4 2 (11.76%) CRISC
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) ISEB
5 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
5 1 (5.88%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (17.65%) GPG13
2 3 (17.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (17.65%) PCI DSS
2 3 (17.65%) RMADS
2 3 (17.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (11.76%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (11.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (5.88%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco
2 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
2 2 (11.76%) Juniper
2 2 (11.76%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.88%) Sourcefire