The table below looks at the statistics for GIAC in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIAC over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 185 203 193
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -10
Contract jobs citing GIAC 5 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.099% 0.084% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 0.51% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
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£525 £475 £625
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -24.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £449 £390 £475
% change year-on-year
+15.06% -17.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
786 971 815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.53% 16.23% 14.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 665 573
Average daily rate £413 £427 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.45% +0.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 32
Average hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.88% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £12.95 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £29.85 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

GIAC
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GIAC across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

GIAC Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

GIAC
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GIAC across the City of London region.

GIAC Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing GIAC also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GIAC.

1 20 (86.96%) CISSP
1 20 (86.96%) Information Security
2 14 (60.87%) Risk Management
3 12 (52.17%) UNIX
3 12 (52.17%) Windows
3 12 (52.17%) TCP/IP
3 12 (52.17%) GCIA
4 11 (47.83%) Firewall
4 11 (47.83%) Network Security
5 9 (39.13%) CISA
5 9 (39.13%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (39.13%) Vulnerability Management
6 8 (34.78%) Network+ Certification
6 8 (34.78%) Legal
7 7 (30.43%) SQL
8 6 (26.09%) CNA
8 6 (26.09%) Novell Certification
8 6 (26.09%) CISM
8 6 (26.09%) Data Protection
9 5 (21.74%) Information Assurance
9 5 (21.74%) Degree
9 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
9 5 (21.74%) ITIL
9 5 (21.74%) Linux
10 4 (17.39%) IIS
10 4 (17.39%) Sun
10 4 (17.39%) Project Management
10 4 (17.39%) CEH
10 4 (17.39%) Network Design
10 4 (17.39%) Penetration Testing

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing GIAC also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GIAC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (17.39%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) Lync
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) TCP/IP
2 11 (47.83%) Firewall
2 11 (47.83%) Network Security
3 9 (39.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (4.35%) FTP
4 1 (4.35%) Intranet
4 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (34.78%) Legal
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Security Analyst
1 13 (56.52%) Analyst
2 10 (43.48%) Information Analyst
2 10 (43.48%) Information Security Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Senior Security Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Senior Information Security Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Senior Information Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Consultant
4 5 (21.74%) Security Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Security Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Security Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Operational Security Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Information Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Information Security Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Information Security Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) SailPoint
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Economics
2 1 (4.35%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) UNIX
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Information Security
2 14 (60.87%) Risk Management
3 9 (39.13%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (26.09%) Data Protection
5 5 (21.74%) Information Assurance
5 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
5 5 (21.74%) ITIL
6 4 (17.39%) Project Management
6 4 (17.39%) Network Design
6 4 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Incident Management
6 4 (17.39%) Cyber Security
7 3 (13.04%) Investment Management
7 3 (13.04%) Change Control
7 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
8 2 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (8.70%) Identity Management
8 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (8.70%) ETL
9 1 (4.35%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (86.96%) CISSP
2 12 (52.17%) GCIA
3 9 (39.13%) CISA
4 8 (34.78%) Network+ Certification
5 6 (26.09%) CNA
5 6 (26.09%) Novell Certification
5 6 (26.09%) CISM
6 5 (21.74%) Degree
7 4 (17.39%) CEH
7 4 (17.39%) CRISC
8 3 (13.04%) GSEC
9 2 (8.70%) SSCP
9 2 (8.70%) MCP
9 2 (8.70%) GPEN
10 1 (4.35%) OSCP
10 1 (4.35%) ISACA
10 1 (4.35%) PMP
10 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
10 1 (4.35%) GCIH
10 1 (4.35%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 2 (8.70%) COBIT
3 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Sun
2 2 (8.70%) Dell
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Cyber-Ark