The table below looks at the statistics for CISSP in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CISSP over the 3 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
UK / Scotland
Rank 89 116 110
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -6
Contract jobs citing CISSP 17 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.03% 0.53% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.99% 2.81% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 6
Median daily rate £525 £400 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £257 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £469 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 £50.00 -
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -

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

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
284 499 436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.14% 18.87% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 272 221
Median daily rate £340 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £440 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 22
Median hourly rate £42.00 £36.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.06% +102.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £15.78 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £42.50 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

CISSP
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing CISSP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

CISSP Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

CISSP
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

CISSP Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

CISSP
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CISSP across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

CISSP Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

CISSP
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CISSP across the Scotland region.

CISSP Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

CISSP
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 January 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
Edinburgh +19 10 £540 +13.68% 7
Glasgow +7 4 £395 +1.28% 1
Aberdeen - 2 - -
CISSP
UK

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 Scotland region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 15 (45.45%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (42.42%) SANS
3 13 (39.39%) Firewall
3 13 (39.39%) CEH
4 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (36.36%) Finance
4 12 (36.36%) GIAC
5 11 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 11 (33.33%) Information Security
5 11 (33.33%) Cryptography
6 10 (30.30%) Splunk
6 10 (30.30%) SC Cleared
6 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
6 10 (30.30%) Security Architecture
6 10 (30.30%) Information Assurance
6 10 (30.30%) Configuration Management
6 10 (30.30%) CREST Certified
7 9 (27.27%) Ethical Hacking
8 8 (24.24%) Big Data
8 8 (24.24%) Perl
8 8 (24.24%) Windows
8 8 (24.24%) Python
8 8 (24.24%) QRadar
9 7 (21.21%) Symantec
9 7 (21.21%) SIEM
9 7 (21.21%) Network Security
10 6 (18.18%) Use Case
10 6 (18.18%) Linux
10 6 (18.18%) Java
11 5 (15.15%) SQL

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.09%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.06%) MS Office
1 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (39.39%) Firewall
2 7 (21.21%) Network Security
3 5 (15.15%) DNS
3 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
4 3 (9.09%) WAN
5 2 (6.06%) LAN
5 2 (6.06%) NetScaler
5 2 (6.06%) NetScreen
5 2 (6.06%) VPN
5 2 (6.06%) Wireless
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (3.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) Big Data
2 5 (15.15%) Apache Hive
2 5 (15.15%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
1 5 (15.15%) JIRA
General
1 12 (36.36%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Consultant
1 14 (42.42%) Security Consultant
2 10 (30.30%) Architect
2 10 (30.30%) Security Architect
3 7 (21.21%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 5 (15.15%) Security Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Network Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Network Security Architect
5 4 (12.12%) SIEM Consultant
5 4 (12.12%) Splunk Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) CISSP Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) Network Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Splunk Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Business IT Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Design Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) IT Manager
7 2 (6.06%) IT Risk Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) Regular Expression
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Cryptography
2 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.12%) PKI
3 3 (9.09%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (9.09%) Statistics
4 2 (6.06%) CMDB
5 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Linux
3 5 (15.15%) Unix
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (33.33%) Information Security
3 11 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 10 (30.30%) Configuration Management
4 10 (30.30%) Information Assurance
4 10 (30.30%) Security Architecture
5 9 (27.27%) Ethical Hacking
6 7 (21.21%) SIEM
7 6 (18.18%) Use Case
8 5 (15.15%) Analytics
8 5 (15.15%) Anomaly Detection
8 5 (15.15%) SDLC
8 5 (15.15%) Statistical Modelling
8 5 (15.15%) TOGAF
9 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (12.12%) ITIL
9 4 (12.12%) Process Management
9 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) Perl
1 8 (24.24%) Python
2 6 (18.18%) Java
3 5 (15.15%) SQL
4 3 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (42.42%) SANS
2 13 (39.39%) CEH
3 12 (36.36%) GIAC
4 10 (30.30%) CREST Certified
4 10 (30.30%) SC Cleared
4 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
5 5 (15.15%) CISM
6 3 (9.09%) CGEIT
6 3 (9.09%) CISA
6 3 (9.09%) CRISC
7 2 (6.06%) CCSP
7 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (3.03%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.03%) COBIT
2 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) QRadar
2 5 (15.15%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Splunk
2 7 (21.21%) Symantec
3 5 (15.15%) ArcSight
3 5 (15.15%) IBM
3 5 (15.15%) MapR
3 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.12%) Cisco
5 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.06%) Juniper
6 1 (3.03%) AlgoSec
6 1 (3.03%) Citrix
6 1 (3.03%) Dell
6 1 (3.03%) Intel Security
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle
6 1 (3.03%) Qualys
6 1 (3.03%) ScanSafe
6 1 (3.03%) Thales
6 1 (3.03%) Verint