Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 134 179
Rank change year-on-year +5 +45 -29
Contract jobs citing CISSP 58 40 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.17% 0.93% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.30% 4.11% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 5
Scotland median daily rate £400 £483 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.10% +20.63% -4.76%
10th Percentile £313 £450 £310
90th Percentile £600 £585 £468
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £484
% change year-on-year - +3.36% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £38.25 - -
UK median hourly rate £42.75 £49.19 £51.17
% change year-on-year -13.09% -3.87% +19.00%

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 699 973 989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.05% 22.65% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 603 526
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% - -2.15%
10th Percentile £207 £240 £214
90th Percentile £520 £461 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 34 27
Scotland median hourly rate £28.00 £35.75 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.68% +22.56% +57.68%
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.95 £13.60
90th Percentile £46.50 £43.53 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.94% +6.00% +31.58%

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 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CISSP in Scotland

CISSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 November 2017. 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 +8 27 £475 +5.56%
Edinburgh -15 13 £406 -26.14%
Aberdeen 0 8 £363 -
Stirling - 4 £525 -
Inverclyde - 3 £325 -
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 28 (48.28%) Finance
2 25 (43.10%) Firewall
3 22 (37.93%) SIEM
4 18 (31.03%) Unix
4 18 (31.03%) Linux
4 18 (31.03%) Splunk
4 18 (31.03%) Cybersecurity
4 18 (31.03%) SANS
5 17 (29.31%) CEH
6 15 (25.86%) Python
6 15 (25.86%) Perl
7 14 (24.14%) Analytics
7 14 (24.14%) Bash Shell
8 13 (22.41%) Big Data
8 13 (22.41%) ITIL
8 13 (22.41%) DNS
8 13 (22.41%) CISM
8 13 (22.41%) Configuration Management
8 13 (22.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (20.69%) JIRA
9 12 (20.69%) QA
9 12 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (20.69%) Java
9 12 (20.69%) Kafka
9 12 (20.69%) Anomaly Detection
9 12 (20.69%) Grok
9 12 (20.69%) Apache Spark
9 12 (20.69%) Git (software)
9 12 (20.69%) Capacity Planning
9 12 (20.69%) Parquet

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 12 (20.69%) Apache Spark
2 3 (5.17%) IIS
3 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) SaaS
2 3 (5.17%) IaaS
2 3 (5.17%) PaaS
3 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (43.10%) Firewall
2 13 (22.41%) DNS
3 10 (17.24%) LAN
4 9 (15.52%) WAN
5 7 (12.07%) VPN
6 5 (8.62%) Network Security
7 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
8 3 (5.17%) Wireless
9 1 (1.72%) 802.11
9 1 (1.72%) BGP
9 1 (1.72%) DHCP
9 1 (1.72%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.72%) HSRP
9 1 (1.72%) Internet
9 1 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (1.72%) IPsec
9 1 (1.72%) OSPF
9 1 (1.72%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.72%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.41%) Big Data
2 12 (20.69%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 12 (20.69%) Git (software)
1 12 (20.69%) JIRA
General
1 28 (48.28%) Finance
2 10 (17.24%) Law
3 6 (10.34%) Banking
4 2 (3.45%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.72%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (36.21%) Security Engineer
2 15 (25.86%) Splunk Engineer
3 10 (17.24%) Consultant
4 8 (13.79%) Architect
4 8 (13.79%) Java Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Analyst
5 6 (10.34%) Risk Consultant
5 6 (10.34%) Security Architect
6 5 (8.62%) Security Manager
7 4 (6.90%) Network Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Security Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Security Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) Information Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Information Security Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Information Security Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) IT Manager
8 3 (5.17%) IT Security Manager
8 3 (5.17%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Risk Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.69%) Grok
1 12 (20.69%) Kafka
2 11 (18.97%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.72%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (12.07%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.45%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.72%) CMDB
5 1 (1.72%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.72%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (31.03%) Linux
1 18 (31.03%) Unix
2 6 (10.34%) Windows
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.93%) SIEM
2 18 (31.03%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (24.14%) Analytics
4 13 (22.41%) Configuration Management
4 13 (22.41%) ITIL
5 12 (20.69%) Anomaly Detection
5 12 (20.69%) Capacity Planning
5 12 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (18.97%) Data Modelling
6 11 (18.97%) Enterprise Architecture
6 11 (18.97%) Performance Analysis
6 11 (18.97%) Process Management
6 11 (18.97%) Risk Management
6 11 (18.97%) SDLC
6 11 (18.97%) Statistical Modelling
7 10 (17.24%) Information Security
8 8 (13.79%) Content Management
8 8 (13.79%) DevOps
9 6 (10.34%) Fault Management
10 5 (8.62%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.86%) Perl
1 15 (25.86%) Python
2 14 (24.14%) Bash Shell
3 12 (20.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (31.03%) SANS
2 17 (29.31%) CEH
3 13 (22.41%) CISM
4 8 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (12.07%) CCSP
6 6 (10.34%) CRISC
6 6 (10.34%) Degree
7 4 (6.90%) CISA
8 3 (5.17%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (5.17%) CLAS
8 3 (5.17%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (5.17%) IISP
9 2 (3.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (1.72%) CCNA
10 1 (1.72%) CCNP
10 1 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.72%) OSCP
10 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (20.69%) QA
3 8 (13.79%) COBIT
4 4 (6.90%) SLA
5 3 (5.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (5.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (3.45%) GDPR
6 2 (3.45%) PCI DSS
7 1 (1.72%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.17%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) Ansible
1 8 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (13.79%) Puppet
2 2 (3.45%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 2 (3.45%) SCCM
2 2 (3.45%) WSUS
3 1 (1.72%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (1.72%) QRadar
Vendors
1 18 (31.03%) Splunk
2 10 (17.24%) Cisco
3 8 (13.79%) Juniper
3 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.45%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.72%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.72%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.72%) Citrix
5 1 (1.72%) IBM
5 1 (1.72%) Symantec
5 1 (1.72%) VMware