Period
to 23 October 2018

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 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 123 161
Rank change year-on-year -19 +38 +17
Contract jobs citing CISSP 62 60 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.15% 1.24% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.29% 8.55% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 24
Scotland median daily rate £525 £400 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% -17.10% +28.67%
10th Percentile £333 £313 £450
90th Percentile £575 £600 £550
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £38.25 -
UK median hourly rate £57.25 £42.75 £48.10
% change year-on-year +33.92% -11.11% -6.01%

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 Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 851 702 1,053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.84% 14.50% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 390 654
Scotland median daily rate £375 £361 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% +9.47% -2.22%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £224
90th Percentile £525 £538 £450
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 51 38
Scotland median hourly rate £24.25 £28.80 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.80% -20.00% +37.30%
10th Percentile £12.98 £13.25 £12.55
90th Percentile £55.25 £46.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £24.98 £27.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year -9.16% +3.77% +10.42%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISSP in Scotland

CISSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 October 2018. 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 -20 30 £488 +2.63% 6
Edinburgh +11 29 £550 +35.38% 5
Stirling +1 2 £500 -4.76%
Aberdeen +5 1 - -
CISSP
UK

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 Scotland region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 31 (50.00%) Finance
1 31 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (48.39%) CISM
3 29 (46.77%) Cybersecurity
4 27 (43.55%) Windows
5 23 (37.10%) Microsoft
6 20 (32.26%) Software Engineering
6 20 (32.26%) GDPR
7 19 (30.65%) Banking
7 19 (30.65%) Data Protection
7 19 (30.65%) Linux
7 19 (30.65%) Information Security
8 18 (29.03%) Python
9 17 (27.42%) SQL
9 17 (27.42%) Symantec
10 16 (25.81%) McAfee
10 16 (25.81%) DRM
10 16 (25.81%) Perl
10 16 (25.81%) Oracle
10 16 (25.81%) SQL Server
10 16 (25.81%) Sybase
10 16 (25.81%) Hadoop
10 16 (25.81%) Bash Shell
10 16 (25.81%) Cryptography
10 16 (25.81%) Ruby
10 16 (25.81%) Data Loss Prevention
10 16 (25.81%) Security Operations
10 16 (25.81%) ArangoDB
10 16 (25.81%) Terraform
10 16 (25.81%) Go

CISSP
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 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (25.81%) GitHub
2 11 (17.74%) SaaS
3 10 (16.13%) IaaS
4 9 (14.52%) PaaS
5 3 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) Firewall
1 2 (3.23%) SAN
1 2 (3.23%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (1.61%) DHCP
2 1 (1.61%) LAN
2 1 (1.61%) Network Security
2 1 (1.61%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.81%) ArangoDB
1 16 (25.81%) Hadoop
1 16 (25.81%) Neo4j
1 16 (25.81%) Relational Database
1 16 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (25.81%) Jenkins
General
1 31 (50.00%) Finance
2 19 (30.65%) Banking
3 4 (6.45%) Legal
3 4 (6.45%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (19.35%) Analyst
2 11 (17.74%) Architect
2 11 (17.74%) Consultant
2 11 (17.74%) Security Consultant
2 11 (17.74%) Security Engineer
3 9 (14.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) Information Security Consultant
4 7 (11.29%) Risk Analyst
5 6 (9.68%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (9.68%) Security Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) Data Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Security Architect
7 4 (6.45%) CISSP Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Data Protection Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Mobile Solutions Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Security Solutions Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.84%) IT Security Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) Middleware
2 1 (1.61%) React
2 1 (1.61%) REST
2 1 (1.61%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.61%) SOAP
2 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.35%) Cyberthreat
2 7 (11.29%) Management Information System
2 7 (11.29%) PKI
3 4 (6.45%) EMV
4 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.61%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 27 (43.55%) Windows
2 19 (30.65%) Linux
3 9 (14.52%) Unix
4 4 (6.45%) Android
4 4 (6.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (46.77%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (32.26%) Software Engineering
4 19 (30.65%) Data Protection
4 19 (30.65%) Information Security
5 16 (25.81%) Cryptography
5 16 (25.81%) Data Encryption
5 16 (25.81%) Data Loss Prevention
5 16 (25.81%) DRM
5 16 (25.81%) IT Strategy
5 16 (25.81%) Security Operations
5 16 (25.81%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 14 (22.58%) Risk Management
7 13 (20.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 10 (16.13%) DevOps
9 8 (12.90%) ITIL
9 8 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (11.29%) Scrum
10 7 (11.29%) TOGAF
11 6 (9.68%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.03%) Python
2 17 (27.42%) SQL
3 16 (25.81%) Bash Shell
3 16 (25.81%) Go
3 16 (25.81%) Perl
3 16 (25.81%) Ruby
4 1 (1.61%) Java
4 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 30 (48.39%) CISM
2 15 (24.19%) CISA
3 7 (11.29%) CEH
3 7 (11.29%) Degree
4 5 (8.06%) ISACA
5 4 (6.45%) CGEIT
5 4 (6.45%) CRISC
5 4 (6.45%) SANS
6 2 (3.23%) CASP
6 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.23%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (1.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (1.61%) CCNA
7 1 (1.61%) CCSP
7 1 (1.61%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (32.26%) GDPR
2 16 (25.81%) FINRA
3 7 (11.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (8.06%) SSAE 16
5 4 (6.45%) QA
6 3 (4.84%) COBIT
6 3 (4.84%) PCI DSS
7 1 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) XenApp
2 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.61%) vSphere
2 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (25.81%) Terraform
2 3 (4.84%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.61%) RSA Archer
3 1 (1.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (37.10%) Microsoft
2 17 (27.42%) Symantec
3 16 (25.81%) Cloudera
3 16 (25.81%) Hortonworks
3 16 (25.81%) McAfee
3 16 (25.81%) Oracle
3 16 (25.81%) Sybase
3 16 (25.81%) Varonis
4 9 (14.52%) Splunk
5 4 (6.45%) Qualys
6 2 (3.23%) Citrix
7 1 (1.61%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.61%) Charles River
7 1 (1.61%) Cisco
7 1 (1.61%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.61%) EMC
7 1 (1.61%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.61%) Juniper
7 1 (1.61%) Snow
7 1 (1.61%) VMware