The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for CISM qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 85 80
Rank change year-on-year +16 -5  
Contract jobs citing CISM 4 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.43% 0.33% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.31% 3.68% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £425 £510 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £470 £423
% change year-on-year -4.25% +11.24%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £66.56 £46.00 £68.00
% change year-on-year +44.70% -32.35%  

CISM is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh.

Academic & Professional Certification
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 121 136 134
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 13.14% 8.96% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 69 72
Median daily rate £400 £425 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +26.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £550 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Median hourly rate £52.00 £40.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -15.78%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

CISM
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing CISM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CISM in Edinburgh

CISM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CISM in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for CISM in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CISM 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for CISM.

1 6 (100.00%) CISSP
2 4 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Data Security
4 2 (33.33%) Security Management
4 2 (33.33%) Information Security
4 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (33.33%) Retail Banking
4 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) Retail
4 2 (33.33%) CEH
4 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (33.33%) COBIT
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (16.67%) QRadar
5 1 (16.67%) CREST Certified
5 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
5 1 (16.67%) Threat Detection
5 1 (16.67%) Privileged Access Management
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Use Case
5 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Time Management
5 1 (16.67%) ISMS
5 1 (16.67%) Data Protection

CISM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (33.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) IT Manager
1 4 (66.67%) IT Security Manager
1 4 (66.67%) Security Manager
2 3 (50.00%) Consultant
2 3 (50.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) IT Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) SIEM Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Splunk Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (33.33%) Data Security
1 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (33.33%) Information Security
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 2 (33.33%) Security Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
2 1 (16.67%) ITSM
2 1 (16.67%) Process Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CISSP
2 2 (33.33%) CEH
3 1 (16.67%) CREST Certified
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) GIAC
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (33.33%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
1 1 (16.67%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) Splunk