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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 151 181 202
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +21
Contract jobs citing GIAC 2 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.064% 0.14% 0.067%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.88% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 4
Average daily rate £638 £538 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.60% +13.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £441 £380
% change year-on-year
-16.14% +16.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -
GIAC
London

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
470 797 1026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.94% 15.50% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 597 686
Average daily rate £450 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £634 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 15
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.70 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -21.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £12.60 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.44 £22.00 £38.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) CISSP
1 8 (100.00%) Information Security
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 6 (75.00%) Network Security
3 5 (62.50%) CISM
4 4 (50.00%) CCNP
4 4 (50.00%) CCNA
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (37.50%) Project Management
5 3 (37.50%) WAN
5 3 (37.50%) Unix
5 3 (37.50%) CCIE
5 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (37.50%) CISA
5 3 (37.50%) GSEC
5 3 (37.50%) Firewall
5 3 (37.50%) Information Security Management
5 3 (37.50%) Security Management
5 3 (37.50%) Finance
5 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
6 2 (25.00%) Qualys
6 2 (25.00%) OWASP
6 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
6 2 (25.00%) Tufin
6 2 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (25.00%) SIEM
6 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 2 (25.00%) EnCase
6 2 (25.00%) AppSense

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Network Security
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
3 1 (12.50%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (12.50%) IPv4
3 1 (12.50%) IPv6
3 1 (12.50%) ISDN
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) MGCP
3 1 (12.50%) OSPF
3 1 (12.50%) SSL
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless
3 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
3 1 (12.50%) WLAN
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Games
3 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 4 (50.00%) Security Manager
1 4 (50.00%) Security Project Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Network Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Network Project Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Network Security Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Security Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) IT Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Forensic Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (12.50%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Information Security
2 3 (37.50%) Information Security Management
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
2 3 (37.50%) Security Management
3 2 (25.00%) OWASP
3 2 (25.00%) SIEM
3 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Forensics
4 1 (12.50%) E-Discovery
4 1 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (12.50%) Network Design
4 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) CISSP
2 5 (62.50%) CISM
3 4 (50.00%) CCNA
3 4 (50.00%) CCNP
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (37.50%) CCIE
4 3 (37.50%) CISA
4 3 (37.50%) GSEC
5 1 (12.50%) CCFP
5 1 (12.50%) CCSA
5 1 (12.50%) CCSE
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) GCFE
5 1 (12.50%) GREM
5 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
5 1 (12.50%) PMP
5 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) EnCase
1 2 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (25.00%) Nessus
2 1 (12.50%) FTK
2 1 (12.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) AppSense
2 2 (25.00%) Forcepoint
2 2 (25.00%) Intel Security
2 2 (25.00%) Qualys
2 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
2 2 (25.00%) Tufin
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) Infoblox
3 1 (12.50%) Riverbed