Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 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.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 101 116
Rank change year-on-year -31 +15 -6
Contract jobs citing CISSP 13 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.44% 0.90% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.25% 6.64% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 1
Edinburgh median daily rate £406 £538 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.42% +13.16% +16.92%
10th Percentile £289 £450 £463
90th Percentile £553 £690 £488
Scotland median daily rate £400 £483 £350
% change year-on-year -17.10% +37.86% -17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 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 306 271 370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.39% 13.62% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 118 178
Edinburgh median daily rate £380 £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.73% -4.53%
10th Percentile £225 £234 £229
90th Percentile £529 £631 £490
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £343
% change year-on-year +6.62% -0.73% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £12.50 £52.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.96% +240.98% +22.00%
10th Percentile £10.55 £21.80 £12.60
90th Percentile £30.75 £52.00 £17.51
Scotland median hourly rate £26.88 £35.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -23.21% +66.67% +13.51%

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 14 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISSP in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CISSP 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 CISSP.

1 10 (76.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 6 (46.15%) COBIT
3 5 (38.46%) CISM
3 5 (38.46%) Information Security
4 4 (30.77%) Banking
4 4 (30.77%) Finance
4 4 (30.77%) Service Management
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
5 3 (23.08%) BitLocker
5 3 (23.08%) CESG Certified Professional
5 3 (23.08%) IISP
5 3 (23.08%) CLAS
5 3 (23.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (23.08%) Retail Banking
5 3 (23.08%) Disk Encryption
5 3 (23.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (23.08%) IIS
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (23.08%) ITSM
5 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
5 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
5 3 (23.08%) Supplier Management
5 3 (23.08%) Degree
5 3 (23.08%) Information Assurance
6 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) IaaS
1 1 (7.69%) PaaS
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) Network Security
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
2 1 (7.69%) VLAN
2 1 (7.69%) Wireless
General
1 4 (30.77%) Banking
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Security Manager
2 5 (38.46%) IT Manager
2 5 (38.46%) IT Security Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Information Security Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Security Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Security Project Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Information Assurance Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Information Assurance Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Information Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) IT Security Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) IT Security Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
1 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (7.69%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Information Security
3 4 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (30.77%) Service Management
4 3 (23.08%) Disk Encryption
4 3 (23.08%) Information Assurance
4 3 (23.08%) ITSM
4 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
4 3 (23.08%) Supplier Management
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
5 2 (15.38%) Data Security
5 2 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (15.38%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) CISM
2 3 (23.08%) CESG Certified Professional
2 3 (23.08%) CLAS
2 3 (23.08%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) IISP
3 2 (15.38%) SANS
4 1 (7.69%) CEH
4 1 (7.69%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (76.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (46.15%) COBIT
3 3 (23.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (7.69%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Bloomberg
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) CyberArk
2 1 (7.69%) ForeScout
2 1 (7.69%) Snow
2 1 (7.69%) Splunk
2 1 (7.69%) Symantec
2 1 (7.69%) VMware