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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Rank 123 112 103
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Contract jobs citing CISSP 24 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.82% 0.61% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.20% 3.59% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 12
Median daily rate £500 £350 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £308 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £393 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £428 £450
% change year-on-year
+16.95% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £72.50 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -
CISSP
UK

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
750 502 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.54% 16.97% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 245 244
Median daily rate £335 £340 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £231 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 29 31
Median hourly rate £38.00 £28.22 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.65% +56.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.19 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 28 May 2016.

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 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +1 10 £525 -
Renfrewshire - 6 £483 -
Glasgow +1 4 £360 +10.76% 1
Inverclyde - 2 £440 -
CISSP
UK

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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 22 (55.00%) Windows
2 18 (45.00%) Information Security
3 15 (37.50%) Finance
4 13 (32.50%) Unix
5 11 (27.50%) Firewall
6 10 (25.00%) CISA
6 10 (25.00%) Banking
6 10 (25.00%) PKI
6 10 (25.00%) Network Security
7 9 (22.50%) SIEM
7 9 (22.50%) CISM
8 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 8 (20.00%) Splunk
8 8 (20.00%) Process Improvement
8 8 (20.00%) Data Centre
9 7 (17.50%) Solaris
9 7 (17.50%) Legal
10 6 (15.00%) Java
10 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
10 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (15.00%) CISMP
11 5 (12.50%) QRadar
11 5 (12.50%) VLAN
11 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
11 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
11 5 (12.50%) Oracle

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 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.00%) CICS
2 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 11 (27.50%) Firewall
2 10 (25.00%) Network Security
3 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (12.50%) LAN
4 5 (12.50%) VLAN
4 5 (12.50%) WAN
5 3 (7.50%) FTP
6 2 (5.00%) Wireless
7 1 (2.50%) DNS
7 1 (2.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Apache Hive
1 1 (2.50%) Big Data
1 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 15 (37.50%) Finance
2 10 (25.00%) Banking
3 7 (17.50%) Legal
4 2 (5.00%) Publishing
4 2 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Analyst
1 9 (22.50%) Security Analyst
2 8 (20.00%) IT Manager
3 7 (17.50%) Consultant
3 7 (17.50%) Security Consultant
4 6 (15.00%) Security Manager
4 6 (15.00%) Splunk Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Specialist
5 4 (10.00%) Audit Manager
5 4 (10.00%) CISSP Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) IT Audit Manager
5 4 (10.00%) IT Security Manager
5 4 (10.00%) SIEM Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Security Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) SIEM Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) CISSP Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) IT Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Junior Security Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) Windows Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) PKI
2 8 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.00%) Cryptography
3 4 (10.00%) Taxonomies
4 2 (5.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 22 (55.00%) Windows
2 13 (32.50%) Unix
3 7 (17.50%) Solaris
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) Information Security
2 9 (22.50%) SIEM
3 8 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 5 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 4 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (10.00%) IT Audit
5 4 (10.00%) Migration
5 4 (10.00%) Security Management
5 4 (10.00%) Threat Modelling
5 4 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (7.50%) Business Continuity
6 3 (7.50%) Change Management
6 3 (7.50%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.50%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.00%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (5.00%) Identity Management
7 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.00%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) Java
2 1 (2.50%) C
2 1 (2.50%) Perl
2 1 (2.50%) Python
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) CISA
2 9 (22.50%) CISM
3 6 (15.00%) CISMP
4 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (7.50%) Degree
7 2 (5.00%) CCNA
7 2 (5.00%) CCNP
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (5.00%) GIAC
7 2 (5.00%) MCP
7 2 (5.00%) MCSE
8 1 (2.50%) ISEB
8 1 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.50%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.00%) COBIT
2 2 (5.00%) ISO27005
2 2 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) QRadar
2 2 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.50%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Splunk
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.50%) Oracle
4 4 (10.00%) Citrix
5 3 (7.50%) Symantec
6 2 (5.00%) Intel Security
6 2 (5.00%) Qualys
7 1 (2.50%) ArcSight
7 1 (2.50%) IBM
7 1 (2.50%) MapR