The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for CISM qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
UK / Scotland
Rank 99 125 116
Rank change year-on-year +26 -9  
Contract jobs citing CISM 4 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.23% 0.19% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.34% 1.11% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Median daily rate £425 £510 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +17.24%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £473 £425
% change year-on-year -4.91% +11.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £68.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £66.56 £48.00 £68.00
% change year-on-year +38.67% -29.41%  

CISM 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 Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 299 449 441
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 17.28% 17.43% 15.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 240 239
Median daily rate £340 £375 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +7.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 29
Median hourly rate £47.23 £13.43 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +251.80% -53.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £31.20 £61.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

CISM
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for CISM in Scotland

CISM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CISM in Scotland

CISM
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 CISM within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +18 4 £425 -16.66% 2
CISM
UK

CISM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CISM 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 Scotland region with a requirement for CISM.

1 8 (100.00%) CISSP
2 4 (50.00%) CEH
2 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (37.50%) QRadar
3 3 (37.50%) Big Data
3 3 (37.50%) Security Operations
3 3 (37.50%) Threat Detection
3 3 (37.50%) Splunk
3 3 (37.50%) SIEM
3 3 (37.50%) Use Case
3 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) GIAC
3 3 (37.50%) Python
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (37.50%) Process Management
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) Perl
3 3 (37.50%) VBA
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (25.00%) Data Security
4 2 (25.00%) Security Management

CISM
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Big Data
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Consultant
1 5 (62.50%) Security Consultant
2 4 (50.00%) IT Manager
2 4 (50.00%) IT Security Manager
2 4 (50.00%) Security Manager
3 3 (37.50%) SIEM Consultant
3 3 (37.50%) Splunk Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) IT Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) IT Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (37.50%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (37.50%) Process Management
2 3 (37.50%) Security Operations
2 3 (37.50%) SIEM
2 3 (37.50%) Threat Detection
2 3 (37.50%) Use Case
3 2 (25.00%) Data Security
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) Information Security
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (25.00%) Security Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 1 (12.50%) ISMS
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Perl
1 3 (37.50%) Python
1 3 (37.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) CISSP
2 4 (50.00%) CEH
3 3 (37.50%) GIAC
4 1 (12.50%) CREST Certified
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) MCSE
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (25.00%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) QRadar
2 1 (12.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Splunk
2 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco