The table below looks at the statistics for SSCP in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSCP over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank 132 125 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing SSCP 1 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.031% 0.29% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 1.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £431 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £410 £130
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +215.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SSCP
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
466 607 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.57% 22.02% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 302 189
Average daily rate £338 £347 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.87% -2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 26
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.47% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £11.25 £9.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £21.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -9.52%

SSCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SSCP across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

SSCP Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SSCP
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

SSCP Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SSCP
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 SSCP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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
Glasgow +2 1 £350 -18.84%
SSCP
UK

SSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing SSCP 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 SSCP.

1 2 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) CISM
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) ISSMP
2 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) SCADA
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing SSCP 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 SSCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
General
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) IT Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Security Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Security Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) IT Security Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Quality Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Security Risk Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) IT Risk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) SCADA
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CISM
2 1 (50.00%) ISSMP
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft