Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 124 110
Rank change year-on-year +11 -14 +10
Contract jobs citing CISSP 29 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.98% 0.39% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.58% 3.41% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 9
Edinburgh median daily rate £550 £406 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.38% -26.14% -
10th Percentile £406 £289 £450
90th Percentile £575 £733 £585
Scotland median daily rate £525 £400 £483
% change year-on-year +31.25% -17.10% +28.67%
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 274 323 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.23% 11.58% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 189 116
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £217 £212 £222
90th Percentile £555 £538 £538
Scotland median daily rate £375 £361 £330
% change year-on-year +3.81% +9.47% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £13.00 £35.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.86% +59.09% +17.33%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.73 £13.15
90th Percentile £27.25 £43.39 £38.13
Scotland median hourly rate £24.25 £28.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year -15.80% -20.00% +37.30%

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 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISSP in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 18 (62.07%) Banking
2 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (37.93%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (34.48%) Information Security
5 9 (31.03%) Windows
5 9 (31.03%) SaaS
5 9 (31.03%) Splunk
6 8 (27.59%) IaaS
7 7 (24.14%) Finance
7 7 (24.14%) TOGAF
7 7 (24.14%) PKI
7 7 (24.14%) Unix
7 7 (24.14%) CISM
7 7 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (24.14%) Scrum
7 7 (24.14%) PaaS
8 6 (20.69%) ITIL
8 6 (20.69%) CISA
9 5 (17.24%) Risk Management
9 5 (17.24%) CEH
9 5 (17.24%) Zachman Framework
10 4 (13.79%) Android
10 4 (13.79%) Apple iOS
10 4 (13.79%) Mobile Development
10 4 (13.79%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 4 (13.79%) Threat Intelligence
10 4 (13.79%) Ethical Hacking
10 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (13.79%) Retail Banking
10 4 (13.79%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 9 (31.03%) SaaS
2 8 (27.59%) IaaS
3 7 (24.14%) PaaS
4 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) SAN
2 1 (3.45%) DHCP
2 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
General
1 18 (62.07%) Banking
2 7 (24.14%) Finance
3 4 (13.79%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Advertising
4 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Architect
2 8 (27.59%) Security Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Consultant
3 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (20.69%) Security Consultant
4 5 (17.24%) Security Architect
5 4 (13.79%) Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) CISSP Architect
5 4 (13.79%) Mobile Solutions Architect
5 4 (13.79%) Security Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Security Solutions Architect
5 4 (13.79%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (10.34%) Information Security Consultant
6 3 (10.34%) IT Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) IT Security Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) IT Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) IT Security Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Risk Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Security Risk Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Technical Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Middleware
2 1 (3.45%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) PKI
2 4 (13.79%) EMV
3 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Unix
3 4 (13.79%) Android
3 4 (13.79%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (34.48%) Information Security
4 7 (24.14%) Scrum
4 7 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (24.14%) TOGAF
5 6 (20.69%) ITIL
6 5 (17.24%) Risk Management
6 5 (17.24%) Zachman Framework
7 4 (13.79%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (13.79%) Ethical Hacking
7 4 (13.79%) Mobile Development
7 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
7 4 (13.79%) Threat Intelligence
8 3 (10.34%) Data Protection
8 3 (10.34%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (6.90%) Translating Business Requirements
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) CISM
2 6 (20.69%) CISA
3 5 (17.24%) CEH
4 2 (6.90%) Degree
4 2 (6.90%) SANS
5 1 (3.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (3.45%) CGEIT
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.45%) CRISC
5 1 (3.45%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (10.34%) COBIT
2 3 (10.34%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.45%) GDPR
3 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) XenApp
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) vSphere
2 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Splunk
2 3 (10.34%) Qualys
3 2 (6.90%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) Ab Initio
4 1 (3.45%) Charles River
4 1 (3.45%) CyberArk
4 1 (3.45%) EMC
4 1 (3.45%) ForeScout
4 1 (3.45%) Ivanti
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) Shavlik
4 1 (3.45%) Snow
4 1 (3.45%) Symantec
4 1 (3.45%) VMware