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 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 82 79
Rank change year-on-year +15 -3  
Contract jobs citing CISSP 10 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.00% 0.72% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.94% 7.86% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Median daily rate £675 £510 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +16.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £423
% change year-on-year - +6.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.87 £82.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year -26.21% +73.68%  

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 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 126 140 127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 12.57% 9.17% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 74 72
Median daily rate £425 £425 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +29.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.05% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £47.23 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.07% +14.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £31.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.83% +37.77%  

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISSP in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 12 (54.55%) Finance
1 12 (54.55%) Information Security
1 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) CEH
3 8 (36.36%) Cryptography
3 8 (36.36%) Security Architecture
3 8 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (36.36%) CREST Certified
4 7 (31.82%) SANS
4 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
4 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
4 7 (31.82%) Information Assurance
4 7 (31.82%) Ethical Hacking
4 7 (31.82%) Risk Management
4 7 (31.82%) GIAC
5 6 (27.27%) Configuration Management
5 6 (27.27%) ITIL
6 5 (22.73%) TOGAF
6 5 (22.73%) CISM
7 4 (18.18%) Symantec
7 4 (18.18%) Windows
7 4 (18.18%) Cisco
7 4 (18.18%) Zachman Framework
7 4 (18.18%) Scrum
7 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (18.18%) Degree
7 4 (18.18%) Splunk
8 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell

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 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) NetScaler
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) Network Security
2 2 (9.09%) Wireless
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (4.55%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Big Data
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Law
3 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Architect
1 7 (31.82%) Consultant
1 7 (31.82%) Security Consultant
2 6 (27.27%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 6 (27.27%) Security Architect
3 4 (18.18%) IT Manager
3 4 (18.18%) IT Security Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Security Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Head of Infrastructure
4 3 (13.64%) Head of Security
5 2 (9.09%) CISSP Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Designer
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Designer
5 2 (9.09%) Network Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Network Security Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (9.09%) Splunk Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) IT Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (13.64%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Unix
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (54.55%) Information Security
2 8 (36.36%) Cryptography
2 8 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (36.36%) Security Architecture
3 7 (31.82%) Ethical Hacking
3 7 (31.82%) Information Assurance
3 7 (31.82%) Risk Management
4 6 (27.27%) Configuration Management
4 6 (27.27%) ITIL
5 5 (22.73%) TOGAF
6 4 (18.18%) Scrum
6 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (18.18%) Zachman Framework
7 3 (13.64%) Analytics
7 3 (13.64%) Big Data Analytics
7 3 (13.64%) Coaching
7 3 (13.64%) Data Analytics
7 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
7 3 (13.64%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell
1 3 (13.64%) Java
1 3 (13.64%) Python
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) CEH
2 8 (36.36%) CREST Certified
3 7 (31.82%) GIAC
3 7 (31.82%) SANS
3 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
3 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
4 5 (22.73%) CISM
5 4 (18.18%) Degree
6 3 (13.64%) SSCP
7 1 (4.55%) MCSE
7 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (9.09%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Cisco
1 4 (18.18%) Splunk
1 4 (18.18%) Symantec
2 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
2 3 (13.64%) CyberArk
3 2 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (4.55%) AlgoSec
4 1 (4.55%) Dell
4 1 (4.55%) F5
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) ScanSafe
4 1 (4.55%) Verint
4 1 (4.55%) VMware