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 28 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 129 101
Rank change year-on-year +11 -28  
Contract jobs citing CISSP 3 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.57% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.75% 2.83% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 8
Median daily rate £450 £499 £454
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.77% +9.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £363 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £596 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £510 £450
% change year-on-year -1.96% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £70.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -34.28% +47.36%  

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 398 600 448
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.15% 19.96% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 755 533
Median daily rate £413 £385 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +11.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 58 52
Median hourly rate £16.75 £18.28 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.34% -36.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.85 £40.25 £47.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

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
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 28 June 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 28 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
Staffordshire - 2 £450 -
CISSP
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 9 (90.00%) Information Security
2 7 (70.00%) CISM
3 6 (60.00%) CISA
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (30.00%) CRISC
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL
5 3 (30.00%) Firewall
6 2 (20.00%) Identity Management
6 2 (20.00%) Data Security
6 2 (20.00%) Security+ Certification
6 2 (20.00%) MCSE
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (20.00%) CNA
6 2 (20.00%) CNE
6 2 (20.00%) Novell Certification
6 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (20.00%) Blue Coat
6 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (20.00%) Network Security
6 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 2 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) Regulatory Compliance
6 2 (20.00%) SIEM

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (10.00%) SSL
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Information Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Information Security Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Security Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Security Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Senior Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Senior Information Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Senior Information Security Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Senior Security Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Network Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Network Security Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Security Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Security Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support
3 1 (10.00%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Solaris
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Information Security
2 4 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 4 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (20.00%) Data Security
4 2 (20.00%) Identity Management
4 2 (20.00%) Regulatory Compliance
4 2 (20.00%) SIEM
4 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (10.00%) Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Cyber Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) IT Audit
5 1 (10.00%) Security Auditing
5 1 (10.00%) Server Hardening
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Threat Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) CISM
2 6 (60.00%) CISA
3 3 (30.00%) CRISC
4 2 (20.00%) CNA
4 2 (20.00%) CNE
4 2 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (20.00%) MCSE
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Novell Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (10.00%) COBIT
3 1 (10.00%) GPG13
3 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Juniper
2 1 (10.00%) Sourcefire