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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 178 196 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Contract jobs citing GIAC 6 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.069% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 0.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Average daily rate
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£550 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £380 £475
% change year-on-year
+13.81% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
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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
891 1027 912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.35% 17.70% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 675 610
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 39
Average hourly rate £18.70 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.20% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.03 £15.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 February 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 15 (88.24%) CISSP
2 14 (82.35%) Information Security
3 10 (58.82%) CISA
4 9 (52.94%) Risk Management
5 7 (41.18%) PRINCE2
5 7 (41.18%) UNIX
5 7 (41.18%) Windows
6 6 (35.29%) GCIA
6 6 (35.29%) Legal
6 6 (35.29%) CISM
6 6 (35.29%) Network Security
6 6 (35.29%) Data Protection
7 5 (29.41%) Degree
7 5 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (29.41%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
7 5 (29.41%) ITIL
8 4 (23.53%) IIS
8 4 (23.53%) SQL
8 4 (23.53%) Linux
8 4 (23.53%) Project Management
8 4 (23.53%) Firewall
8 4 (23.53%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
8 4 (23.53%) Information Assurance
8 4 (23.53%) CRISC
8 4 (23.53%) Incident Management
9 3 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (17.65%) CEH
9 3 (17.65%) Oracle Identity Manager

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (23.53%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) Network Security
2 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
2 5 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (23.53%) Firewall
4 1 (5.88%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (35.29%) Legal
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
1 9 (52.94%) Security Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Information Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Information Security Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Security Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Security Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Information Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Information Security Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Security Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Security Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Security Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) IT Programme Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Security Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) Economics
2 2 (11.76%) PMI
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) UNIX
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Information Security
2 9 (52.94%) Risk Management
3 7 (41.18%) PRINCE2
4 6 (35.29%) Data Protection
5 5 (29.41%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (29.41%) ITIL
6 4 (23.53%) Project Management
6 4 (23.53%) Information Assurance
6 4 (23.53%) Incident Management
7 3 (17.65%) Cyber Security
7 3 (17.65%) Identity Management
7 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
7 3 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
8 2 (11.76%) Security Management
8 2 (11.76%) ETL
8 2 (11.76%) Change Control
9 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) CISSP
2 10 (58.82%) CISA
3 6 (35.29%) CISM
3 6 (35.29%) GCIA
4 5 (29.41%) Degree
5 4 (23.53%) CRISC
5 4 (23.53%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (17.65%) PMP
6 3 (17.65%) PMI Certification
6 3 (17.65%) CEH
7 2 (11.76%) MCP
7 2 (11.76%) GPEN
7 2 (11.76%) SSCP
7 2 (11.76%) CNA
7 2 (11.76%) Novell Certification
7 2 (11.76%) GSEC
8 1 (5.88%) GCIH
8 1 (5.88%) OSCP
8 1 (5.88%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 2 (11.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (11.76%) COBIT
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Tivoli
2 2 (11.76%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle
1 3 (17.65%) Dell
2 2 (11.76%) Cyber-Ark
2 2 (11.76%) Sun
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft