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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 109 105 99
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing CISSP 15 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.54% 0.45% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.29% 3.02% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 2
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£451 £415 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.61% +84.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £439 £427
% change year-on-year
+10.54% +2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
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 Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
456 364 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.53% 14.92% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 155 186
Average daily rate £350 £351 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.21% +6.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £264 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 15
Average hourly rate £16.16 £20.06 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -45.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £11.22 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.50 £40.00
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 Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CISSP across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -15 1 - - 1
West Lothian - - - -
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CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 22 (59.46%) Information Security
2 21 (56.76%) Finance
3 16 (43.24%) CISM
4 10 (27.03%) Windows
5 9 (24.32%) UNIX
5 9 (24.32%) Firewall
6 8 (21.62%) CISA
6 8 (21.62%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (21.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (18.92%) Incident Management
7 7 (18.92%) SIEM
7 7 (18.92%) Security Management
7 7 (18.92%) Risk Management
8 6 (16.22%) Management Information System
8 6 (16.22%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (16.22%) Project Management
8 6 (16.22%) Linux
8 6 (16.22%) ArcSight
8 6 (16.22%) Degree
8 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
8 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
9 5 (13.51%) CEH
9 5 (13.51%) Python
9 5 (13.51%) Perl
9 5 (13.51%) ITIL
9 5 (13.51%) PMP
9 5 (13.51%) PMI Certification
9 5 (13.51%) GCIA
9 5 (13.51%) Information Security Management
10 4 (10.81%) Mainframe

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Office
1 3 (8.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) Firewall
2 8 (21.62%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (8.11%) Wireless
3 3 (8.11%) LAN
3 3 (8.11%) WAN
General
1 21 (56.76%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Legal
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Consultant
2 10 (27.03%) Analyst
3 9 (24.32%) Security Consultant
3 9 (24.32%) Security Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Information Security Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Risk Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Security Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Information Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) IT Security Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) IT Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Information Security Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Security Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Compliance Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Security Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) IT Graduate
7 2 (5.41%) Graduate
7 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Programme Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.81%) Mainframe
3 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.11%) CESG
4 2 (5.41%) Cryptography
4 2 (5.41%) Smart Meter
4 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.70%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Windows
2 9 (24.32%) UNIX
3 6 (16.22%) Linux
4 1 (2.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) Information Security
2 7 (18.92%) Security Management
2 7 (18.92%) Risk Management
2 7 (18.92%) Incident Management
2 7 (18.92%) SIEM
3 6 (16.22%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (16.22%) Project Management
4 5 (13.51%) ITIL
4 5 (13.51%) Information Security Management
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (8.11%) Data Security
7 2 (5.41%) BCP
7 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity
7 2 (5.41%) Programme Management
7 2 (5.41%) ITIL V3
7 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity Planning
7 2 (5.41%) Security Architecture
7 2 (5.41%) Time Management
7 2 (5.41%) ISMS
7 2 (5.41%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) Perl
1 5 (13.51%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (43.24%) CISM
2 8 (21.62%) CISA
3 6 (16.22%) Degree
3 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
3 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
4 5 (13.51%) GCIA
4 5 (13.51%) CEH
4 5 (13.51%) PMP
4 5 (13.51%) PMI Certification
5 3 (8.11%) SSCP
5 3 (8.11%) CCSP
5 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (8.11%) GIAC
6 2 (5.41%) CRISC
6 2 (5.41%) CISMP
7 1 (2.70%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.11%) COBIT
2 3 (8.11%) PCI DSS
2 3 (8.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) ArcSight
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco
3 1 (2.70%) Cyber-Ark