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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 107 106 94
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Contract jobs citing CISSP 20 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.72% 0.32% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.58% 2.13% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 7
Average daily rate
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£416 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £315 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £394 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £425 £396
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +7.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 - £32.50
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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
559 375 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.11% 15.18% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 191 156
Average daily rate £347 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 23 36
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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
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 19 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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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 +1 9 £406 +1.56% 2
Glasgow -4 9 £420 +39.53%
Argyll and Bute - - - -
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CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 26 (66.67%) Finance
2 21 (53.85%) Information Security
3 14 (35.90%) Firewall
3 14 (35.90%) CEH
4 13 (33.33%) CISM
4 13 (33.33%) Windows
4 13 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (30.77%) GIAC
6 9 (23.08%) Risk Management
6 9 (23.08%) CCSP
6 9 (23.08%) CISA
6 9 (23.08%) UNIX
7 8 (20.51%) SSCP
7 8 (20.51%) LAN
7 8 (20.51%) WAN
7 8 (20.51%) Degree
8 7 (17.95%) ITIL
9 6 (15.38%) ITIL V3
10 5 (12.82%) SIEM
10 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
10 5 (12.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (12.82%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (12.82%) CISMP
10 5 (12.82%) Change Management
11 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (10.26%) MS Office
11 4 (10.26%) Cisco
11 4 (10.26%) CCNA
11 4 (10.26%) MCSA
11 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (10.26%) MS Office
2 3 (7.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.90%) Firewall
2 8 (20.51%) LAN
2 8 (20.51%) WAN
3 5 (12.82%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (5.13%) Wireless
5 1 (2.56%) Network Security
General
1 26 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (46.15%) Consultant
1 18 (46.15%) Security Consultant
2 9 (23.08%) Information Security Consultant
3 8 (20.51%) Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) IT Consultant
4 7 (17.95%) Security Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) IT Security Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Information Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Information Security Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Programme Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) IT Security Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) IT Security Architect
7 1 (2.56%) Information Security Specialist
7 1 (2.56%) Information Specialist
7 1 (2.56%) Security Specialist
7 1 (2.56%) Security Architect
7 1 (2.56%) Project Administrator
7 1 (2.56%) Communications Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.26%) CMDB
2 4 (10.26%) Cryptography
2 4 (10.26%) CESG
3 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.13%) Mainframe
4 2 (5.13%) RMADS
4 2 (5.13%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.56%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Windows
2 9 (23.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (53.85%) Information Security
2 9 (23.08%) Risk Management
3 7 (17.95%) ITIL
4 6 (15.38%) ITIL V3
5 5 (12.82%) SIEM
5 5 (12.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (12.82%) Change Management
6 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
6 4 (10.26%) Data Security
6 4 (10.26%) Security Management
6 4 (10.26%) Information Management
6 4 (10.26%) Cyber Security
6 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (7.69%) Programme Management
8 2 (5.13%) Project Management
8 2 (5.13%) Information Security Management
8 2 (5.13%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 14 (35.90%) CEH
2 13 (33.33%) CISM
2 13 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (30.77%) GIAC
4 9 (23.08%) CCSP
4 9 (23.08%) CISA
5 8 (20.51%) SSCP
5 8 (20.51%) Degree
6 5 (12.82%) CISMP
7 4 (10.26%) CCNA
7 4 (10.26%) MCSA
7 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
8 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
9 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.56%) CRD IV
2 1 (2.56%) COREP
2 1 (2.56%) FINREP
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Cisco
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft