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 17 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 87 73 58
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -15
Contract jobs citing CISSP 1 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.068% 0.25% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 2.94% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £440 £427
% change year-on-year
+10.22% +3.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - £40.00
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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
145 102 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.90% 8.34% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 50 43
Average daily rate £363 £375 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £133 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 5
Average hourly rate £15.77 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.15% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.94 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £36.00 £38.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 27 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 9 (90.00%) Finance
2 8 (80.00%) Information Security
3 6 (60.00%) CISM
4 4 (40.00%) CISA
5 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (20.00%) Legal
5 2 (20.00%) Security Management
5 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (20.00%) CEH
5 2 (20.00%) CISMP
5 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
5 2 (20.00%) Time Management
5 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
6 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
6 1 (10.00%) Banking
6 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (10.00%) Degree
6 1 (10.00%) COBIT
6 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
6 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (10.00%) Information Security Management
6 1 (10.00%) Data Security
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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.

General
1 9 (90.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Legal
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) Security Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) Information Security Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Information Security Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Information Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Security Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Programme Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Security Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Communications Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Information Security
2 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (20.00%) Security Management
2 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
3 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Security
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) CISM
2 4 (40.00%) CISA
3 2 (20.00%) CEH
3 2 (20.00%) CISMP
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (10.00%) COBIT
1 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley