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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 127 125
Rank change year-on-year +47 -2  
Contract jobs citing CISSP 37 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.68% 0.82% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.31% 3.19% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 4
Median daily rate £400 £483 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.09% +33.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £422 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £950 £555 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £510 £450
% change year-on-year -1.96% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £44.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £70.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -34.28% +47.36%  

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 327 753 486
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 14.84% 25.59% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 1114 472
Median daily rate £370 £330 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.12% -1.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 128 41
Median hourly rate £32.00 £40.00 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +45.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £20.05 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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
Glasgow +18 22 £395 +9.72% 1
Aberdeen - 7 £361 -
Edinburgh +9 4 £800 +45.45% 3
Stirling - 2 £500 -
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 31 (54.39%) Finance
2 23 (40.35%) Firewall
3 16 (28.07%) ITIL
4 15 (26.32%) Windows
5 14 (24.56%) Unix
5 14 (24.56%) CISM
6 13 (22.81%) LAN
6 13 (22.81%) WAN
6 13 (22.81%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (21.05%) COBIT
7 12 (21.05%) CRISC
7 12 (21.05%) Cisco
7 12 (21.05%) Java
7 12 (21.05%) Risk Management
7 12 (21.05%) Information Security
8 11 (19.30%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (19.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (19.30%) SANS
9 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Excel
9 10 (17.54%) CEH
10 9 (15.79%) Splunk
11 8 (14.04%) Big Data
11 8 (14.04%) Analytics
11 8 (14.04%) CCSP
11 8 (14.04%) Juniper
11 8 (14.04%) Symantec
11 8 (14.04%) Python
11 8 (14.04%) Linux
11 8 (14.04%) CISA
11 8 (14.04%) Banking

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 4 (7.02%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 23 (40.35%) Firewall
2 13 (22.81%) LAN
2 13 (22.81%) WAN
3 7 (12.28%) TCP/IP
3 7 (12.28%) VPN
4 6 (10.53%) DNS
4 6 (10.53%) Network Security
5 5 (8.77%) VLAN
6 3 (5.26%) NetScaler
7 2 (3.51%) VoIP
7 2 (3.51%) Wireless
8 1 (1.75%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (1.75%) DHCP
8 1 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (1.75%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) Big Data
2 3 (5.26%) Parquet
3 2 (3.51%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.75%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
1 4 (7.02%) JIRA
General
1 31 (54.39%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Banking
3 6 (10.53%) Law
4 4 (7.02%) Legal
5 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.51%) Retail
5 2 (3.51%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.75%) Publishing
6 1 (1.75%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Security Engineer
2 11 (19.30%) Analyst
3 9 (15.79%) Consultant
4 7 (12.28%) Risk Consultant
5 6 (10.53%) Security Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) Splunk Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Architect
7 4 (7.02%) IT Manager
7 4 (7.02%) IT Security Manager
7 4 (7.02%) Risk Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Security Architect
7 4 (7.02%) Security Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) Security Manager
8 3 (5.26%) CISSP Consultant
8 3 (5.26%) Head of Infrastructure
8 3 (5.26%) Head of Security
8 3 (5.26%) Network Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Security Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) Web Services
2 3 (5.26%) .NET
2 3 (5.26%) Grok
2 3 (5.26%) Kafka
3 2 (3.51%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.02%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.26%) Driving Licence
4 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (3.51%) CMDB
6 1 (1.75%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.32%) Windows
2 14 (24.56%) Unix
3 8 (14.04%) Linux
4 5 (8.77%) Solaris
5 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) ITIL
2 12 (21.05%) Information Security
2 12 (21.05%) Risk Management
3 8 (14.04%) Analytics
3 8 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (12.28%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (12.28%) Data Analysis
4 7 (12.28%) Fault Management
4 7 (12.28%) TOGAF
5 6 (10.53%) Project Management
5 6 (10.53%) SIEM
6 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.77%) Configuration Management
6 5 (8.77%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (8.77%) Security Management
7 4 (7.02%) Anomaly Detection
7 4 (7.02%) Asset Management
7 4 (7.02%) Programme Delivery
7 4 (7.02%) Scrum
7 4 (7.02%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.05%) Java
2 8 (14.04%) Python
3 6 (10.53%) Bash Shell
4 5 (8.77%) Perl
5 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.26%) C#
7 2 (3.51%) SQL
7 2 (3.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (24.56%) CISM
2 12 (21.05%) CRISC
3 11 (19.30%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (19.30%) SANS
4 10 (17.54%) CEH
5 8 (14.04%) CCSP
5 8 (14.04%) CISA
6 5 (8.77%) Degree
7 3 (5.26%) CCNA
7 3 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (5.26%) SSCP
8 2 (3.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.75%) CGEIT
9 1 (1.75%) CREST Certified
9 1 (1.75%) GIAC
9 1 (1.75%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.05%) COBIT
2 11 (19.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (12.28%) QA
4 5 (8.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (5.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (3.51%) Data Quality
7 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) SCCM
2 2 (3.51%) ArcSight ESM
2 2 (3.51%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (3.51%) QRadar
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (1.75%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.75%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 12 (21.05%) Cisco
2 9 (15.79%) Splunk
3 8 (14.04%) Juniper
3 8 (14.04%) Symantec
4 5 (8.77%) Oracle
5 3 (5.26%) CheckPoint
5 3 (5.26%) CyberArk
5 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.51%) ArcSight
6 2 (3.51%) Citrix
6 2 (3.51%) IBM
6 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.75%) AlgoSec
7 1 (1.75%) Dell
7 1 (1.75%) F5
7 1 (1.75%) HP
7 1 (1.75%) MapR
7 1 (1.75%) McAfee
7 1 (1.75%) Verint
7 1 (1.75%) VMware