Period
to 18 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 137 130 137
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7 +33
Contract jobs citing CISSP 49 45 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.03% 0.94% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.78% 6.54% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 28 15
Scotland median daily rate £525 £438 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +38.16%
10th Percentile £395 £309 £450
90th Percentile £693 £600 £640
UK median daily rate £540 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +5.37% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £24.00 £48.10
% change year-on-year +97.92% -50.10% -3.81%

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 723 688 809
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.25% 14.44% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 423 484
Scotland median daily rate £413 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +10.29% -2.86%
10th Percentile £200 £206 £228
90th Percentile £538 £512 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 27 33
Scotland median hourly rate £25.50 £24.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -33.33% +77.78%
10th Percentile £15.60 £11.25 £14.74
90th Percentile £44.43 £45.50 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £28.52 £24.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +18.81% -5.88% -7.27%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 +21 27 £488 +18.18% 5
Glasgow -19 22 £525 +5.00% 3
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 30 (61.22%) Cybersecurity
2 28 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (53.06%) CISM
4 25 (51.02%) Finance
5 23 (46.94%) Windows
6 19 (38.78%) Data Protection
7 17 (34.69%) GDPR
8 16 (32.65%) Varonis
8 16 (32.65%) Linux
8 16 (32.65%) Microsoft
8 16 (32.65%) Symantec
9 15 (30.61%) McAfee
9 15 (30.61%) DRM
9 15 (30.61%) Python
9 15 (30.61%) Perl
9 15 (30.61%) SQL
9 15 (30.61%) Oracle
9 15 (30.61%) SQL Server
9 15 (30.61%) Sybase
9 15 (30.61%) Hadoop
9 15 (30.61%) Bash Shell
9 15 (30.61%) Cryptography
9 15 (30.61%) Software Engineering
9 15 (30.61%) Ruby
9 15 (30.61%) Go
9 15 (30.61%) Relational Database
9 15 (30.61%) Neo4j
9 15 (30.61%) Hortonworks
9 15 (30.61%) Cloudera
9 15 (30.61%) GitHub

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 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 15 (30.61%) GitHub
2 8 (16.33%) SaaS
3 6 (12.24%) IaaS
3 6 (12.24%) PaaS
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) Firewall
1 4 (8.16%) Network Security
2 3 (6.12%) VPN
3 2 (4.08%) LAN
3 2 (4.08%) SAN
3 2 (4.08%) WAN
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.04%) DHCP
4 1 (2.04%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.04%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (30.61%) ArangoDB
1 15 (30.61%) Hadoop
1 15 (30.61%) Neo4j
1 15 (30.61%) Relational Database
1 15 (30.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 15 (30.61%) Jenkins
General
1 25 (51.02%) Finance
2 12 (24.49%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Advertising
4 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (22.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (20.41%) Security Engineer
3 8 (16.33%) Architect
4 6 (12.24%) Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Consultant
4 6 (12.24%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (10.20%) Security Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Security Consultant
6 4 (8.16%) IT Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) IT Security Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Data Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) IT Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) IT Security Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Risk Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Chief Information Security Officer
8 2 (4.08%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Security Officer
8 2 (4.08%) Security Risk Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) Middleware
2 1 (2.04%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Cyberthreat
2 6 (12.24%) PKI
3 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (4.08%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.04%) Clustering
6 1 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 23 (46.94%) Windows
2 16 (32.65%) Linux
3 6 (12.24%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (61.22%) Cybersecurity
2 28 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (38.78%) Data Protection
4 15 (30.61%) Cryptography
4 15 (30.61%) Data Encryption
4 15 (30.61%) Data Loss Prevention
4 15 (30.61%) DRM
4 15 (30.61%) IT Strategy
4 15 (30.61%) Site Reliability Engineering
4 15 (30.61%) Software Engineering
5 14 (28.57%) Security Operations
6 13 (26.53%) ITIL
7 12 (24.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 11 (22.45%) DevOps
8 11 (22.45%) Information Security
9 10 (20.41%) Risk Management
10 9 (18.37%) Scrum
10 9 (18.37%) TOGAF
11 8 (16.33%) Zachman Framework
12 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.61%) Bash Shell
1 15 (30.61%) Go
1 15 (30.61%) Perl
1 15 (30.61%) Python
1 15 (30.61%) Ruby
1 15 (30.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (53.06%) CISM
2 11 (22.45%) CISA
3 4 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.12%) CCIE
5 2 (4.08%) CGEIT
5 2 (4.08%) CRISC
5 2 (4.08%) Degree
5 2 (4.08%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.08%) SANS
5 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.04%) CCNA
6 1 (2.04%) CCNP
6 1 (2.04%) CEH
6 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.04%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (34.69%) GDPR
2 15 (30.61%) FINRA
3 9 (18.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (12.24%) COBIT
5 2 (4.08%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (4.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (4.08%) NIST 800
6 1 (2.04%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
6 1 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) XenApp
2 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.04%) vSphere
2 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.04%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (30.61%) Terraform
2 2 (4.08%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (32.65%) Microsoft
1 16 (32.65%) Symantec
1 16 (32.65%) Varonis
2 15 (30.61%) Cloudera
2 15 (30.61%) Hortonworks
2 15 (30.61%) McAfee
2 15 (30.61%) Oracle
2 15 (30.61%) Sybase
3 10 (20.41%) Splunk
4 3 (6.12%) Cisco
5 2 (4.08%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.08%) Citrix
5 2 (4.08%) CyberArk
5 2 (4.08%) Qualys
6 1 (2.04%) Charles River
6 1 (2.04%) EMC
6 1 (2.04%) ForeScout
6 1 (2.04%) Ivanti
6 1 (2.04%) Shavlik
6 1 (2.04%) Snow