The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 209 196 221
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +25
Contract jobs citing GIAC 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.015% 0.016% 0.037%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.085% 0.10% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate £500 £500 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +69.49%
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £220 £450
% change year-on-year
+122.09% -51.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1176 993 1080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.22% 15.93% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 641 650
Average daily rate £412 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £239 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 33 37
Average hourly rate £22.00 £48.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.87% +143.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.65 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
GIAC
London

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 18 April 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 5 (100.00%) CISSP
2 4 (80.00%) Information Security
3 3 (60.00%) GCIA
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) UNIX
4 2 (40.00%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (40.00%) Legal
4 2 (40.00%) CISA
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (40.00%) CNA
4 2 (40.00%) Novell Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Network Design
4 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (40.00%) OWASP
4 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (20.00%) FindBugs
5 1 (20.00%) Static Code Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) Database Security
5 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
5 1 (20.00%) ISACA
5 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (20.00%) Fund Management
5 1 (20.00%) Spring Security
5 1 (20.00%) jQuery
5 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) FindBugs
1 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (40.00%) Legal
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Designer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Database Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Spring Security
1 1 (20.00%) jQuery
1 1 (20.00%) Spring
1 1 (20.00%) JSP
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (40.00%) Network Design
2 2 (40.00%) OWASP
2 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (20.00%) Static Code Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Database Security
3 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Fund Management
3 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Security
3 1 (20.00%) Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CISSP
2 3 (60.00%) GCIA
3 2 (40.00%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (40.00%) CISA
3 2 (40.00%) CNA
3 2 (40.00%) Novell Certification
4 1 (20.00%) ISACA
4 1 (20.00%) PCI QSA
4 1 (20.00%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Sun
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle