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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 60 85 80
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -5
Contract jobs citing CISSP 11 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.29% 0.56% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.40% 5.52% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Median daily rate £538 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.47% -15.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £485
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -7.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.62 £51.25 £68.00
% change year-on-year
+22.19% -24.63%

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
117 145 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.75% 10.24% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 70 65
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £263 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £528 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Median hourly rate £52.09 £15.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+241.54% -49.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £15.25 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £15.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +86.66%

CISSP
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing CISSP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CISSP across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

CISSP Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 14 (58.33%) CEH
2 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (45.83%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (41.67%) GIAC
5 9 (37.50%) Information Security
5 9 (37.50%) Finance
6 8 (33.33%) Cryptography
6 8 (33.33%) CISM
6 8 (33.33%) Security Architecture
6 8 (33.33%) CREST Certified
7 7 (29.17%) SANS
7 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
7 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
7 7 (29.17%) Information Assurance
7 7 (29.17%) Splunk
7 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (29.17%) Windows
7 7 (29.17%) Ethical Hacking
7 7 (29.17%) TOGAF
7 7 (29.17%) Risk Management
8 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (25.00%) ITIL
8 6 (25.00%) Python
8 6 (25.00%) Configuration Management
8 6 (25.00%) Big Data
9 5 (20.83%) Firewall
10 4 (16.67%) Cisco
10 4 (16.67%) Scrum
10 4 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
10 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) Firewall
2 3 (12.50%) NetScaler
2 3 (12.50%) Network Security
2 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.33%) Wireless
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (4.17%) DNS
4 1 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) Big Data
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Law
3 2 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Consultant
1 10 (41.67%) Security Consultant
2 9 (37.50%) Architect
3 8 (33.33%) Security Architect
4 6 (25.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 4 (16.67%) IT Manager
5 4 (16.67%) IT Security Manager
5 4 (16.67%) Network Architect
5 4 (16.67%) Network Security Architect
5 4 (16.67%) Security Manager
6 3 (12.50%) Security Engineer
6 3 (12.50%) SIEM Consultant
6 3 (12.50%) Splunk Consultant
7 2 (8.33%) CISSP Consultant
7 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Architect
7 2 (8.33%) Design Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Designer
7 2 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Solutions Designer
7 2 (8.33%) Splunk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (37.50%) Information Security
4 8 (33.33%) Cryptography
4 8 (33.33%) Security Architecture
5 7 (29.17%) Ethical Hacking
5 7 (29.17%) Information Assurance
5 7 (29.17%) Risk Management
5 7 (29.17%) TOGAF
6 6 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (25.00%) ITIL
6 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (16.67%) Scrum
7 4 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
8 3 (12.50%) Analytics
8 3 (12.50%) Big Data Analytics
8 3 (12.50%) Data Analytics
8 3 (12.50%) SIEM
8 3 (12.50%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Python
2 3 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 3 (12.50%) Java
2 3 (12.50%) Perl
2 3 (12.50%) VBA
3 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) CEH
2 10 (41.67%) GIAC
3 8 (33.33%) CISM
3 8 (33.33%) CREST Certified
4 7 (29.17%) SANS
4 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
4 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
5 4 (16.67%) Degree
6 1 (4.17%) MCSE
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) QRadar
2 1 (4.17%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Splunk
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco
3 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) AlgoSec
5 1 (4.17%) Dell
5 1 (4.17%) F5
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.17%) ScanSafe
5 1 (4.17%) Symantec
5 1 (4.17%) Verint
5 1 (4.17%) VMware