Period
to 22 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for CISA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 April 2019 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 Systems Auditor (CISA)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 163 188 161
Rank change year-on-year +25 -27 +29
Contract jobs citing CISA 15 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.33% 0.22% 0.056%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.34% 1.36% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 0
Scotland median daily rate £575 £438 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.43% - -
UK median daily rate £513 £550 £450
% change year-on-year -6.82% +22.22% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - £64.38

CISA 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 Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 641 809 585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.23% 16.23% 16.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 528 382
Scotland median daily rate £425 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £207 £206 £200
90th Percentile £600 £500 £550
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 20
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £21.73 £42.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.06% -49.10% +13.85%
10th Percentile £18.12 £12.71 £14.74
90th Percentile £45.50 £56.25 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £33.40 £23.50 £29.92
% change year-on-year +42.13% -21.46% +4.98%

CISA
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing CISA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for CISA in Scotland

CISA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CISA in Scotland

CISA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISA in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISA in Scotland

CISA
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISA within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -4 8 £725 +100.00%
Edinburgh +10 4 £525 +5.00%
Aberdeen - 3 - -
CISA
UK

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing CISA 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 Scotland region with a requirement for CISA.

1 14 (93.33%) CISSP
2 12 (80.00%) Information Security
2 12 (80.00%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (73.33%) CISM
4 9 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (53.33%) Risk Management
6 7 (46.67%) Legal
6 7 (46.67%) ITIL
7 6 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (40.00%) Degree
8 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
8 5 (33.33%) Security Architecture
8 5 (33.33%) Security Management
8 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
8 5 (33.33%) Firewall
8 5 (33.33%) Information Security Management
8 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (26.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (26.67%) Finance
9 4 (26.67%) Information Assurance
9 4 (26.67%) COBIT
10 3 (20.00%) Computer Forensics
10 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (20.00%) PaaS
10 3 (20.00%) SIEM
10 3 (20.00%) QA
10 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
10 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 3 (20.00%) GSEC

CISA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) IaaS
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
1 3 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
2 1 (6.67%) Data Lake
2 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
General
1 7 (46.67%) Legal
2 4 (26.67%) Finance
3 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Chief Information Officer
1 3 (20.00%) Chief Information Security Officer
1 3 (20.00%) Chief Security Officer
1 3 (20.00%) CIO
1 3 (20.00%) Information Security Officer
1 3 (20.00%) Security Advisor
1 3 (20.00%) Security Officer
2 2 (13.33%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Information Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Information Security Manager
2 2 (13.33%) IT Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) IT Security Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Security Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Security Manager
3 1 (6.67%) IT Architect
3 1 (6.67%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Risk Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Risk Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 5 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Cybersecurity
1 12 (80.00%) Information Security
2 8 (53.33%) Risk Management
3 7 (46.67%) ITIL
4 6 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 5 (33.33%) Information Security Management
5 5 (33.33%) Security Architecture
5 5 (33.33%) Security Management
6 4 (26.67%) Information Assurance
7 3 (20.00%) Business Continuity Management
7 3 (20.00%) Computer Forensics
7 3 (20.00%) Critical Thinking
7 3 (20.00%) Data Privacy
7 3 (20.00%) Information Security Governance
7 3 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (20.00%) Resource Allocation
7 3 (20.00%) SIEM
7 3 (20.00%) Threat Intelligence
Qualifications
1 14 (93.33%) CISSP
2 11 (73.33%) CISM
3 6 (40.00%) Degree
4 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) GSEC
4 3 (20.00%) GSNA
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) CEH
5 2 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (13.33%) CRISC
6 1 (6.67%) GIAC
6 1 (6.67%) ISACA
6 1 (6.67%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (26.67%) COBIT
2 4 (26.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (20.00%) NIST 800
3 3 (20.00%) QA
4 2 (13.33%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (6.67%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft