Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 173 139
Rank change year-on-year +8 -34 +27
Contract jobs citing CISSP 18 30 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.49% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.09% 2.35% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 24
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £438 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -10.26% -7.14%
10th Percentile £404 £314 £302
90th Percentile £488 £544 £584
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £60.44 £48.10 £57.50
% change year-on-year +25.66% -16.36% +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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 862 1279 947
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.71% 20.75% 18.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 711 507
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
10th Percentile £206 £250 £200
90th Percentile £525 £541 £525
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 44 67
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £24.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.49% -22.07% +47.95%
10th Percentile £11.35 £12.58 £10.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.75 £43.76
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year -0.99% +5.21% +26.32%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing CISSP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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
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 6 months to 24 November 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
Shropshire +29 5 £415 +10.67% 2
Warwickshire +1 5 £475 - 2
Coventry +11 1 £388 -17.77% 4
Birmingham -2 1 - - 5
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (44.44%) CCIE
2 8 (44.44%) CCNP
2 8 (44.44%) Firewall
2 8 (44.44%) Information Security
2 8 (44.44%) Blue Coat
3 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco
3 7 (38.89%) ITIL
4 6 (33.33%) WAN
4 6 (33.33%) IBM
4 6 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
4 6 (33.33%) BMC
4 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 6 (33.33%) Internet
4 6 (33.33%) McAfee
4 6 (33.33%) Wireless
4 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (33.33%) F5
4 6 (33.33%) WAN Optimisation
4 6 (33.33%) Fortinet
4 6 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
4 6 (33.33%) Network Packet Analysis
5 5 (27.78%) Security Management
5 5 (27.78%) Management Information System
6 4 (22.22%) CISM
6 4 (22.22%) BGP
6 4 (22.22%) MPLS
6 4 (22.22%) OSPF
6 4 (22.22%) CCNA

CISSP
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) Firewall
2 6 (33.33%) Internet
2 6 (33.33%) WAN
2 6 (33.33%) Wireless
3 4 (22.22%) BGP
3 4 (22.22%) HSRP
3 4 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (22.22%) MPLS
3 4 (22.22%) OSPF
3 4 (22.22%) VLAN
3 4 (22.22%) VPN
4 3 (16.67%) Network Security
5 2 (11.11%) SSL
6 1 (5.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Legal
2 2 (11.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Expert
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) IT Architect
4 2 (11.11%) IT Manager
4 2 (11.11%) IT Security Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Network Operations Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Security Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Security Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Security Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Cisco Expert
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Management Information System
2 3 (16.67%) SCADA
3 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.11%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
1 2 (11.11%) Unix
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Information Security
2 7 (38.89%) ITIL
3 6 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
3 6 (33.33%) Network Packet Analysis
3 6 (33.33%) WAN Optimisation
4 5 (27.78%) Security Management
5 4 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (16.67%) Coaching
6 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
6 3 (16.67%) ITIL V3
6 3 (16.67%) Service Management
6 3 (16.67%) TOGAF
7 2 (11.11%) Information Security Management
7 2 (11.11%) Malware Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) Matrix Management
7 2 (11.11%) Network Security Management
7 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
7 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (44.44%) CCIE
2 8 (44.44%) CCNP
3 6 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
4 4 (22.22%) CCNA
4 4 (22.22%) CISM
5 2 (11.11%) CCIE Security
5 2 (11.11%) CEH
5 2 (11.11%) Degree
5 2 (11.11%) GCIA
5 2 (11.11%) GIAC
5 2 (11.11%) GSEC
5 2 (11.11%) ISEB
5 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (5.56%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (5.56%) CISMP
6 1 (5.56%) ISSAP
6 1 (5.56%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) COBIT
2 2 (11.11%) GDPR
2 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Snort
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Blue Coat
2 7 (38.89%) Cisco
3 6 (33.33%) BMC
3 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 6 (33.33%) F5
3 6 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 6 (33.33%) IBM
3 6 (33.33%) McAfee
4 2 (11.11%) ArcSight
4 2 (11.11%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) Lancope
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 2 (11.11%) VMware