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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Rank 126 - 104
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SSCP 3 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.11% - 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% - 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£440 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+43.63% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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
560 366 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.04% 14.93% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 186 146
Average daily rate £345 £355 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% +16.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 36
Average hourly rate £15.77 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.15% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.80 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 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
Glasgow - 3 £440 -
Edinburgh - - - -
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SSCP
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) CCSP
1 8 (100.00%) CISSP
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
1 8 (100.00%) GIAC
1 8 (100.00%) CEH
2 7 (87.50%) UNIX
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) LAN
2 7 (87.50%) WAN
3 6 (75.00%) Finance
3 6 (75.00%) ITIL
3 6 (75.00%) ITIL V3
4 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
5 4 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (50.00%) Cryptography
5 4 (50.00%) Information Management
5 4 (50.00%) SIEM
5 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (37.50%) CESG
7 2 (25.00%) Information Security
7 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (25.00%) Security Management
7 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
7 2 (25.00%) RMADS
7 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management

SSCP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
2 7 (87.50%) LAN
2 7 (87.50%) WAN
3 4 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Consultant
1 5 (62.50%) Security Consultant
2 4 (50.00%) IT Consultant
2 4 (50.00%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Security Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Cryptography
1 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (37.50%) CESG
3 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (25.00%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) UNIX
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL V3
2 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
3 4 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (50.00%) Information Management
3 4 (50.00%) SIEM
4 2 (25.00%) Information Security
4 2 (25.00%) Security Management
4 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) CCSP
1 8 (100.00%) CISSP
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (100.00%) GIAC
1 8 (100.00%) CEH
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001