The table below looks at the statistics for CISSP in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CISSP over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Rank 83 78 83
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing CISSP 11 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.72% 0.55% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.03% 6.30% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate £510 £438 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.57% -23.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £438 £515
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £438 £635
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £415 £500
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -17.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £82.50 £47.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+73.68% +26.66%
CISSP
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
137 127 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.93% 8.78% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 72 62
Average daily rate £413 £328 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.95% +5.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £213 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £446 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

CISSP
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CISSP across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CISSP Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

CISSP
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CISSP across the Edinburgh region.

CISSP Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing CISSP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CISSP.

1 13 (68.42%) Finance
2 10 (52.63%) Banking
2 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Network Security
2 10 (52.63%) SIEM
2 10 (52.63%) Data Centre
3 9 (47.37%) Splunk
3 9 (47.37%) CISA
4 8 (42.11%) Unix
4 8 (42.11%) Information Security
5 7 (36.84%) QRadar
5 7 (36.84%) Threat Modelling
5 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (36.84%) Migration
5 7 (36.84%) Taxonomies
5 7 (36.84%) CISMP
5 7 (36.84%) SharePoint
5 7 (36.84%) Citrix
6 6 (31.58%) CISM
7 3 (15.79%) PKI
7 3 (15.79%) Security Management
7 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
7 3 (15.79%) Security Operations
7 3 (15.79%) IT Audit
8 2 (10.53%) Service Design
8 2 (10.53%) Internal Audit
8 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (10.53%) Wireless
8 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
8 2 (10.53%) Firewall

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing CISSP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CISSP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (36.84%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) Network Security
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) FTP
2 2 (10.53%) Wireless
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) Wireshark
General
1 13 (68.42%) Finance
2 10 (52.63%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Retail
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Splunk Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) SIEM Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Audit Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) IT Audit Manager
3 3 (15.79%) IT Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Security Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) CISSP Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Information Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Information Security Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Security Manager
4 2 (10.53%) SIEM Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) CISSP Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Security Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Security Management Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Supplier Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Vendor Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Data Centre
2 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (36.84%) Taxonomies
3 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 3 (15.79%) PKI
4 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) SIEM
2 8 (42.11%) Information Security
3 7 (36.84%) Migration
3 7 (36.84%) Threat Modelling
4 3 (15.79%) IT Audit
4 3 (15.79%) Security Management
4 3 (15.79%) Security Operations
5 2 (10.53%) Change Management
5 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.53%) Identity Management
5 2 (10.53%) Internal Audit
5 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.53%) Service Design
6 1 (5.26%) Coaching
6 1 (5.26%) Line Management
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
6 1 (5.26%) Threat Management
6 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) CISA
2 7 (36.84%) CISMP
3 6 (31.58%) CISM
4 2 (10.53%) CCNA
4 2 (10.53%) CCNP
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (10.53%) GIAC
4 2 (10.53%) MCP
4 2 (10.53%) MCSE
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) ISEB
5 1 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.26%) COBIT
2 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) RACF
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) QRadar
2 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Splunk
2 7 (36.84%) Citrix
3 1 (5.26%) Intel Security
3 1 (5.26%) Qualys
3 1 (5.26%) Symantec