The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
UK / Scotland
Rank 87 113 112
Rank change year-on-year +26 -1  
Contract jobs citing CISSP 20 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.15% 0.66% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.69% 3.74% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 8
Median daily rate £519 £480 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.07% +4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £380 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £512 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.55% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £68.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.62 £50.00 £68.00
% change year-on-year +25.24% -26.47%  

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 Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 299 455 464
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 17.21% 17.57% 16.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 244 251
Median daily rate £340 £359 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.35% +2.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £255 £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 6 31
Median hourly rate £47.23 £16.46 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +186.89% -43.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.50 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CISSP in Scotland

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in Scotland over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISSP in Scotland

CISSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CISSP in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CISSP in Scotland

CISSP
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 CISSP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 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 +22 12 £539 +5.63% 5
Glasgow 0 7 £436 +3.86% 1
Aberdeen - 1 - -
CISSP
UK

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Scotland region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 22 (55.00%) Finance
2 15 (37.50%) CEH
3 14 (35.00%) Risk Management
3 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (35.00%) SANS
4 13 (32.50%) Firewall
5 12 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (27.50%) Windows
6 11 (27.50%) GIAC
6 11 (27.50%) Information Security
7 10 (25.00%) Cryptography
7 10 (25.00%) ITIL
7 10 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 10 (25.00%) Security Architecture
7 10 (25.00%) CREST Certified
8 9 (22.50%) Splunk
8 9 (22.50%) Information Assurance
8 9 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (22.50%) Ethical Hacking
9 8 (20.00%) Python
9 8 (20.00%) Big Data
10 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
10 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
10 7 (17.50%) Linux
10 7 (17.50%) Java
10 7 (17.50%) Cisco
10 7 (17.50%) Symantec
10 7 (17.50%) CISM
11 6 (15.00%) Network Security
11 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP

CISSP
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.00%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Office
1 3 (7.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (32.50%) Firewall
2 6 (15.00%) Network Security
2 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.00%) DNS
3 4 (10.00%) LAN
3 4 (10.00%) WAN
4 3 (7.50%) NetScaler
4 3 (7.50%) NetScreen
4 3 (7.50%) VPN
5 2 (5.00%) Wireless
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (2.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (2.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (2.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) Big Data
2 3 (7.50%) Apache Hive
2 3 (7.50%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.50%) JIRA
General
1 22 (55.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) Law
4 2 (5.00%) Retail
4 2 (5.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Consultant
2 12 (30.00%) Security Consultant
3 8 (20.00%) Architect
4 7 (17.50%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 7 (17.50%) Security Architect
5 6 (15.00%) Analyst
5 6 (15.00%) IT Manager
5 6 (15.00%) Security Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) IT Security Manager
6 4 (10.00%) Security Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Risk Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Security Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Splunk Consultant
7 3 (7.50%) Splunk Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) CISSP Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Architect
8 2 (5.00%) Designer
8 2 (5.00%) Network Security Architect
8 2 (5.00%) SIEM Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) Splunk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) .NET
2 2 (5.00%) Regular Expression
3 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.50%) CMDB
3 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (7.50%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (5.00%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (27.50%) Windows
2 7 (17.50%) Linux
3 6 (15.00%) Unix
4 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.50%) Solaris
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (35.00%) Risk Management
2 12 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (27.50%) Information Security
4 10 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 10 (25.00%) Cryptography
4 10 (25.00%) ITIL
4 10 (25.00%) Security Architecture
5 9 (22.50%) Ethical Hacking
5 9 (22.50%) Information Assurance
6 6 (15.00%) Analytics
7 5 (12.50%) TOGAF
8 4 (10.00%) Project Management
8 4 (10.00%) Scrum
8 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
9 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (7.50%) QMS
9 3 (7.50%) Release Management
9 3 (7.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) Python
2 7 (17.50%) Java
3 5 (12.50%) Perl
4 4 (10.00%) SQL
5 3 (7.50%) Bash Shell
5 3 (7.50%) C#
6 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.00%) VBA
6 2 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (37.50%) CEH
2 14 (35.00%) SANS
3 11 (27.50%) GIAC
4 10 (25.00%) CREST Certified
5 7 (17.50%) CISM
5 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
5 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
6 5 (12.50%) CISA
6 5 (12.50%) CRISC
7 4 (10.00%) CGEIT
7 4 (10.00%) Degree
8 3 (7.50%) CCSP
8 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (2.50%) MCSE
10 1 (2.50%) MOS
10 1 (2.50%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (5.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) QRadar
2 3 (7.50%) ArcSight ESM
3 2 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.00%) SCCM
4 1 (2.50%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Splunk
2 7 (17.50%) Cisco
2 7 (17.50%) Symantec
3 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.50%) ArcSight
4 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
4 3 (7.50%) IBM
4 3 (7.50%) Juniper
4 3 (7.50%) MapR
5 2 (5.00%) Citrix
5 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.50%) AlgoSec
6 1 (2.50%) CyberArk
6 1 (2.50%) Dell
6 1 (2.50%) HP
6 1 (2.50%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle
6 1 (2.50%) ScanSafe
6 1 (2.50%) Verint
6 1 (2.50%) VMware
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