Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 December 2018 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.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 126 97
Rank change year-on-year +8 -29 +18
Contract jobs citing CISSP 22 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.78% 0.51% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.83% 4.85% 6.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 8
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £425 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -20.93% +13.16%
10th Percentile £388 £293 £450
90th Percentile £563 £535 £690
Scotland median daily rate £525 £400 £483
% change year-on-year +31.25% -17.10% +37.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £35.00 -
Scotland median hourly rate - £38.25 -

CISSP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 281 309 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.92% 10.44% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 192 118
Edinburgh median daily rate £424 £381 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -7.76% +13.79%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £241
90th Percentile £525 £538 £631
Scotland median daily rate £400 £361 £340
% change year-on-year +10.73% +6.25% -2.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 7
Edinburgh median hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.00% -75.96% +240.98%
Scotland median hourly rate £26.25 £28.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% -17.65% +61.90%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing CISSP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in Edinburgh

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CISSP in Edinburgh

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISSP in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CISSP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 11 (50.00%) Banking
2 10 (45.45%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (36.36%) SaaS
3 8 (36.36%) Splunk
3 8 (36.36%) Windows
4 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (27.27%) PKI
5 6 (27.27%) ITIL
5 6 (27.27%) CISM
5 6 (27.27%) Unix
5 6 (27.27%) Finance
5 6 (27.27%) Scrum
5 6 (27.27%) PaaS
5 6 (27.27%) IaaS
6 5 (22.73%) Information Security
6 5 (22.73%) CISA
6 5 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (22.73%) TOGAF
7 4 (18.18%) COBIT
7 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
7 4 (18.18%) Zachman Framework
7 4 (18.18%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 4 (18.18%) Threat Intelligence
8 3 (13.64%) Data Protection
8 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (9.09%) Network Design
9 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
9 2 (9.09%) Qualys
9 2 (9.09%) XenApp
9 2 (9.09%) Citrix

CISSP
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:

Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) SaaS
2 6 (27.27%) IaaS
2 6 (27.27%) PaaS
3 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) SAN
2 1 (4.55%) DHCP
2 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
General
1 11 (50.00%) Banking
2 6 (27.27%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Advertising
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Security Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Architect
2 5 (22.73%) Consultant
2 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (22.73%) Security Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Security Consultant
3 4 (18.18%) IT Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) IT Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) IT Risk Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) IT Security Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Risk Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Security Risk Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior IT Security Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Risk Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Middleware
2 1 (4.55%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) PKI
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Unix
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) ITIL
3 6 (27.27%) Scrum
4 5 (22.73%) Information Security
4 5 (22.73%) TOGAF
5 4 (18.18%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 4 (18.18%) Threat Intelligence
5 4 (18.18%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (13.64%) Data Protection
6 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
7 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (9.09%) Network Design
7 2 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (4.55%) Collaborative Working
8 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) CISM
2 5 (22.73%) CISA
3 2 (9.09%) SANS
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (18.18%) COBIT
3 1 (4.55%) GDPR
3 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) XenApp
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) vSphere
2 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
2 1 (4.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Splunk
2 2 (9.09%) Citrix
2 2 (9.09%) Qualys
3 1 (4.55%) Ab Initio
3 1 (4.55%) Charles River
3 1 (4.55%) CyberArk
3 1 (4.55%) EMC
3 1 (4.55%) ForeScout
3 1 (4.55%) Ivanti
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Shavlik
3 1 (4.55%) Snow
3 1 (4.55%) Symantec
3 1 (4.55%) VMware