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 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 191 215 197
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -18
Contract jobs citing GIAC 11 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.086% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.27% 0.60% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 1
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £625
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-15.27% +5.88%
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
868 1004 852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.04% 14.39% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 689 596
Average daily rate £417 £409 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.89% +1.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £581
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 27
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.65 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.09% -39.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.75 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GIAC across the City of London region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

GIAC Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 13 (56.52%) Risk Management
3 12 (52.17%) TCP/IP
4 11 (47.83%) GCIA
4 11 (47.83%) Firewall
4 11 (47.83%) Network Security
5 10 (43.48%) CISA
5 10 (43.48%) UNIX
5 10 (43.48%) Windows
6 9 (39.13%) Vulnerability Management
7 8 (34.78%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (34.78%) Network+ Certification
8 7 (30.43%) Legal
8 7 (30.43%) SQL
9 6 (26.09%) ITIL
9 6 (26.09%) CNA
9 6 (26.09%) Novell Certification
9 6 (26.09%) Finance
10 5 (21.74%) Cyber Security
10 5 (21.74%) Information Assurance
10 5 (21.74%) Data Protection
10 5 (21.74%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (21.74%) CEH
10 5 (21.74%) CISM
11 4 (17.39%) Network Design
11 4 (17.39%) Project Management
11 4 (17.39%) Linux
11 4 (17.39%) Incident Management
11 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 3 (13.04%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
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 8 (34.78%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (4.35%) Intranet
4 1 (4.35%) Internet
General
1 7 (30.43%) Legal
2 6 (26.09%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
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 Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Senior Information Security Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Security Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Security Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Security Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
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
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) PMI
1 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) UNIX
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Information Security
2 13 (56.52%) Risk Management
3 9 (39.13%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (26.09%) ITIL
5 5 (21.74%) Cyber Security
5 5 (21.74%) Information Assurance
5 5 (21.74%) Data Protection
5 5 (21.74%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Network Design
6 4 (17.39%) Project Management
6 4 (17.39%) Incident Management
6 4 (17.39%) Change Control
7 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
7 3 (13.04%) Investment Management
7 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
8 2 (8.70%) Identity Management
8 2 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (8.70%) Ethical Hacking
8 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (86.96%) CISSP
2 11 (47.83%) GCIA
3 10 (43.48%) CISA
4 8 (34.78%) Network+ Certification
5 6 (26.09%) CNA
5 6 (26.09%) Novell Certification
6 5 (21.74%) CEH
6 5 (21.74%) CISM
7 3 (13.04%) CRISC
7 3 (13.04%) Degree
7 3 (13.04%) GSEC
8 2 (8.70%) SSCP
8 2 (8.70%) MCP
8 2 (8.70%) GPEN
9 1 (4.35%) OSCP
9 1 (4.35%) ISACA
9 1 (4.35%) MCSE
9 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (4.35%) PMP
9 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) 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
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (8.70%) Tivoli
2 2 (8.70%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
1 3 (13.04%) Sun
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) SAP