Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 118 172
Rank change year-on-year -23 +54 -3
Contract jobs citing CISSP 59 42 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.13% 1.11% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.64% 7.02% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 27
Scotland median daily rate £475 £500 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +3.63% +11.88%
10th Percentile £335 £382 £398
90th Percentile £583 £950 £555
UK median daily rate £519 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +3.70% - +10.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £40.50 -
UK median hourly rate - £53.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year - +0.95% +2.60%

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 889 598 1,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.98% 15.82% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 362 658
Scotland median daily rate £355 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +7.14% +0.73%
10th Percentile £208 £200 £220
90th Percentile £518 £520 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.36% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 34 52
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 £33.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.89% -11.33% +36.36%
10th Percentile £12.60 £14.78 £14.28
90th Percentile £63.75 £52.12 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £24.69 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -17.72% -7.69% +44.44%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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
Edinburgh -13 26 £525 -3.89% 2
Glasgow -25 26 £438 +10.76% 3
Stirling -4 3 £500 - 1
Inverclyde - 2 £168 -
Aberdeen +11 1 - -
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 32 (54.24%) Information Security
2 28 (47.46%) Risk Management
3 18 (30.51%) CISA
4 17 (28.81%) Finance
5 16 (27.12%) Management Information System
5 16 (27.12%) CISM
6 15 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (23.73%) Degree
7 14 (23.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
8 12 (20.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (20.34%) Banking
9 10 (16.95%) Risk Assessment
10 9 (15.25%) TOGAF
10 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (13.56%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (13.56%) CEH
11 8 (13.56%) Enterprise Architecture
11 8 (13.56%) ITIL
12 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Office
12 7 (11.86%) IaaS
12 7 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
12 7 (11.86%) CRISC
12 7 (11.86%) SANS
12 7 (11.86%) Internal Audit
13 6 (10.17%) GDPR
13 6 (10.17%) CGEIT
13 6 (10.17%) Microsoft Azure
13 6 (10.17%) Windows
13 6 (10.17%) Cryptography

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 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (3.39%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.39%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (11.86%) IaaS
2 6 (10.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.78%) PaaS
3 4 (6.78%) SaaS
4 3 (5.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) Firewall
2 3 (5.08%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (3.39%) DHCP
3 2 (3.39%) Network Security
3 2 (3.39%) Skype
4 1 (1.69%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (1.69%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.69%) LAN
4 1 (1.69%) MPLS
4 1 (1.69%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.69%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) JIRA
General
1 17 (28.81%) Finance
2 12 (20.34%) Banking
3 4 (6.78%) Retail Banking
4 3 (5.08%) Legal
5 2 (3.39%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (30.51%) Architect
2 17 (28.81%) Consultant
3 16 (27.12%) Security Consultant
4 15 (25.42%) Security Architect
5 12 (20.34%) Analyst
6 11 (18.64%) Information Security Consultant
7 7 (11.86%) Project Manager
8 6 (10.17%) Risk Analyst
8 6 (10.17%) Security Analyst
9 5 (8.47%) CISSP Architect
9 5 (8.47%) Security Solutions Architect
10 4 (6.78%) Mobile Solutions Architect
10 4 (6.78%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Architect
11 3 (5.08%) Network Manager
11 3 (5.08%) Network Project Manager
11 3 (5.08%) Security Manager
12 2 (3.39%) Compliance Consultant
12 2 (3.39%) Information Security Analyst
12 2 (3.39%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.12%) Management Information System
2 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.47%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.78%) EMV
5 3 (5.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (5.08%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (3.39%) Clustering
7 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.69%) CESG
7 1 (1.69%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.69%) PKI
7 1 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.17%) Windows
2 5 (8.47%) Linux
3 4 (6.78%) Android
3 4 (6.78%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.78%) Unix
4 2 (3.39%) Ubuntu
4 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (54.24%) Information Security
2 28 (47.46%) Risk Management
3 15 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (23.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (16.95%) Risk Assessment
6 9 (15.25%) TOGAF
7 8 (13.56%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (13.56%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (13.56%) ITIL
8 7 (11.86%) Internal Audit
9 6 (10.17%) Cryptography
10 5 (8.47%) GAP Analysis
10 5 (8.47%) Identity Management
10 5 (8.47%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 5 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (8.47%) Scrum
10 5 (8.47%) Security Management
11 4 (6.78%) Ethical Hacking
11 4 (6.78%) Network Segmentation
11 4 (6.78%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.08%) Python
2 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (30.51%) CISA
2 16 (27.12%) CISM
3 14 (23.73%) Degree
4 8 (13.56%) CEH
5 7 (11.86%) CRISC
5 7 (11.86%) SANS
6 6 (10.17%) CGEIT
7 5 (8.47%) ISACA
8 4 (6.78%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (5.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 3 (5.08%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (3.39%) CASP
10 2 (3.39%) CLAS
10 2 (3.39%) GIAC
11 1 (1.69%) CCNA
11 1 (1.69%) CCSP
11 1 (1.69%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (10.17%) GDPR
3 5 (8.47%) PCI DSS
3 5 (8.47%) QA
3 5 (8.47%) SSAE 16
4 4 (6.78%) COBIT
5 2 (3.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (3.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.69%) PMO
6 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (3.39%) XenApp
2 2 (3.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (5.08%) RSA Archer
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (3.39%) SCCM
4 1 (1.69%) Ansible
4 1 (1.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.69%) Puppet
4 1 (1.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.78%) Splunk
3 3 (5.08%) Cisco
3 3 (5.08%) Qualys
4 2 (3.39%) Citrix
4 2 (3.39%) CyberArk
4 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.69%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.69%) CA
5 1 (1.69%) Charles River
5 1 (1.69%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.69%) F5
5 1 (1.69%) Juniper
5 1 (1.69%) ScanSafe
5 1 (1.69%) Symantec
5 1 (1.69%) Varonis