The first table below looks at the demand for GIAC in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 England 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 565 485 548
Rank change year-on-year
-80 +63
Contract jobs citing GIAC 25 18 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.042% 0.052%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.23% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 22
Average daily rate £513 £475 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% -20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £223 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £693
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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10027 7817 9702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.53% 18.14% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5749 4178 5093
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 436 528
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £50.60 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
GIAC
UK

GIAC
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

GIAC Jobs Demand Trend in England

GIAC
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

GIAC Daily Rate Trend in England

GIAC
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GIAC across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

GIAC Daily Rate Histogram in England

GIAC
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GIAC across the England region.

GIAC Hourly Rate Trend in England

GIAC
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC within the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -24 13 £513 +7.89% 6
East of England - 3 £250 -
South East -12 2 £650 - 3
Yorkshire - 2 £380 -
East Midlands - - - - 1
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
GIAC
UK

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 53 (88.33%) CISSP
2 43 (71.67%) Information Security
3 32 (53.33%) CISA
4 28 (46.67%) Banking
5 24 (40.00%) Oracle
6 23 (38.33%) Identity Management
6 23 (38.33%) Tivoli
6 23 (38.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 23 (38.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 21 (35.00%) ITIL
7 21 (35.00%) UNIX
7 21 (35.00%) Finance
8 20 (33.33%) Windows
9 18 (30.00%) Management Information System
10 17 (28.33%) Active Directory
11 14 (23.33%) Project Management
12 13 (21.67%) Vulnerability Management
13 12 (20.00%) Firewall
13 12 (20.00%) Risk Management
14 11 (18.33%) SQL
15 10 (16.67%) MS Excel
15 10 (16.67%) Mainframe
15 10 (16.67%) Business Analysis
15 10 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 9 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
16 9 (15.00%) GCIA
16 9 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
16 9 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (15.00%) MS Visio
17 8 (13.33%) TCP/IP

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 (1.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 9 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 9 (15.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.00%) Firewall
2 8 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 8 (13.33%) LDAP
3 7 (11.67%) Network Security
4 5 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (6.67%) VPN
6 2 (3.33%) VoIP
6 2 (3.33%) HTTP
6 2 (3.33%) Intranet
6 2 (3.33%) Internet
6 2 (3.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.67%) FindBugs
General
1 28 (46.67%) Banking
2 21 (35.00%) Finance
3 4 (6.67%) Legal
4 3 (5.00%) Retail
4 3 (5.00%) Games
5 2 (3.33%) French Language
5 2 (3.33%) German Language
5 2 (3.33%) Italian Language
5 2 (3.33%) Spanish Language
5 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (38.33%) Analyst
2 9 (15.00%) Security Analyst
2 9 (15.00%) Project Manager
2 9 (15.00%) Business Analyst
3 8 (13.33%) Information Manager
4 6 (10.00%) Information Security Manager
4 6 (10.00%) Security Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Security Project Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Information Security Project Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Architect
5 4 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) IT Security Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Business Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Team Leader
6 3 (5.00%) Engagement Manager
7 2 (3.33%) Information Risk Manager
7 2 (3.33%) Security Tester
7 2 (3.33%) IT Security Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Lead Business Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) Spring
1 1 (1.67%) JSP
1 1 (1.67%) .NET
1 1 (1.67%) Spring Security
1 1 (1.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 10 (16.67%) Mainframe
3 3 (5.00%) Economics
4 2 (3.33%) Open Source
4 2 (3.33%) Equities
4 2 (3.33%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.67%) AS400
5 1 (1.67%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.00%) UNIX
2 20 (33.33%) Windows
3 6 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (71.67%) Information Security
2 23 (38.33%) Identity Management
3 21 (35.00%) ITIL
4 14 (23.33%) Project Management
5 13 (21.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 12 (20.00%) Risk Management
7 10 (16.67%) Business Analysis
8 9 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (11.67%) Business Process Improvement
10 6 (10.00%) SIEM
10 6 (10.00%) UML
10 6 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 5 (8.33%) Incident Management
11 5 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking
11 5 (8.33%) Security Architecture
11 5 (8.33%) Information Assurance
12 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce
12 4 (6.67%) Security Management
12 4 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.33%) SQL
2 2 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (1.67%) Objective-C
3 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.67%) PHP
3 1 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 53 (88.33%) CISSP
2 32 (53.33%) CISA
3 9 (15.00%) GCIA
4 8 (13.33%) GCIH
5 7 (11.67%) CISM
5 7 (11.67%) Degree
6 6 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (10.00%) CEH
7 5 (8.33%) Network+ Certification
7 5 (8.33%) CNA
7 5 (8.33%) Novell Certification
7 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
8 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
8 4 (6.67%) CGEIT
8 4 (6.67%) CRISC
9 3 (5.00%) GSEC
9 3 (5.00%) GCED
9 3 (5.00%) GPEN
9 3 (5.00%) OSCP
10 2 (3.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (11.67%) PCI DSS
3 4 (6.67%) COBIT
4 1 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (28.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (38.33%) Tivoli
1 23 (38.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 23 (38.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 24 (40.00%) Oracle
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.00%) Sun
2 3 (5.00%) ArcSight
2 3 (5.00%) LogRhythm
3 2 (3.33%) Qualys
4 1 (1.67%) Tripwire
4 1 (1.67%) NetIQ
4 1 (1.67%) Symantec
4 1 (1.67%) McAfee
4 1 (1.67%) Citrix
4 1 (1.67%) IBM
4 1 (1.67%) Splunk
4 1 (1.67%) Q1 Labs