The table below looks at the statistics 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 25 July 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 589 586 559
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -27
Contract jobs citing GIAC 34 33 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.068% 0.064% 0.058%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.33% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 20
Median daily rate £513 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £445
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
GIAC
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10673 9913 9247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.40% 19.21% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6699 5990 5297
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 486 403
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.05 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £52.17 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

GIAC
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing GIAC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC within the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +3 16 £500 +11.11% 16
North West +10 5 - -
South East -6 5 £550 +22.22% 6
Midlands - 5 £525 -
West Midlands -28 2 £500 +9.58% 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 4
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GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing GIAC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for GIAC.

1 62 (72.09%) Information Security
2 61 (70.93%) CISSP
3 32 (37.21%) Cybersecurity
4 31 (36.05%) CEH
5 30 (34.88%) Windows
6 29 (33.72%) CISM
7 25 (29.07%) Finance
7 25 (29.07%) Degree
8 23 (26.74%) SIEM
9 22 (25.58%) Firewall
9 22 (25.58%) Security Architecture
10 21 (24.42%) Management Information System
10 21 (24.42%) Python
10 21 (24.42%) Microsoft
11 20 (23.26%) GCIH
11 20 (23.26%) Project Management
12 19 (22.09%) Active Directory
12 19 (22.09%) Linux
13 18 (20.93%) Cyberthreat
14 17 (19.77%) Security Operations
14 17 (19.77%) TCP/IP
14 17 (19.77%) Risk Management
14 17 (19.77%) Intrusion Detection
15 16 (18.60%) Penetration Testing
16 15 (17.44%) GCIA
16 15 (17.44%) Perl
17 14 (16.28%) Cisco
17 14 (16.28%) Ethical Hacking
17 14 (16.28%) Splunk
18 13 (15.12%) PCI DSS

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.49%) Apache
1 3 (3.49%) JBoss
1 3 (3.49%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.16%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.16%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.16%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.79%) SaaS
2 7 (8.14%) Azure Active Directory
2 7 (8.14%) IaaS
2 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.14%) PaaS
3 4 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (25.58%) Firewall
2 17 (19.77%) Intrusion Detection
2 17 (19.77%) TCP/IP
3 10 (11.63%) Wireshark
4 8 (9.30%) Network Security
4 8 (9.30%) tcpdump
5 7 (8.14%) Internet
5 7 (8.14%) Wireless
6 6 (6.98%) DHCP
6 6 (6.98%) DNS
7 5 (5.81%) LDAP
8 4 (4.65%) MPLS
8 4 (4.65%) VPN
9 3 (3.49%) LAN
9 3 (3.49%) WAN
10 2 (2.33%) Ethernet
10 2 (2.33%) IPv4
10 2 (2.33%) IPv6
10 2 (2.33%) MRTG
10 2 (2.33%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.14%) GIS
2 1 (1.16%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) AppScan
1 4 (4.65%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.33%) Fiddler
General
1 25 (29.07%) Finance
2 8 (9.30%) Retail
3 6 (6.98%) Legal
4 5 (5.81%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.65%) Financial Institution
5 4 (4.65%) Games
5 4 (4.65%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.33%) Automotive
7 1 (1.16%) Advertising
7 1 (1.16%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 23 (26.74%) Analyst
2 21 (24.42%) Security Analyst
3 19 (22.09%) Consultant
4 15 (17.44%) Architect
4 15 (17.44%) Security Consultant
5 13 (15.12%) Security Architect
6 12 (13.95%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (12.79%) Senior Security Analyst
8 10 (11.63%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 9 (10.47%) Security Engineer
10 8 (9.30%) Incident Analyst
11 7 (8.14%) Penetration Tester
11 7 (8.14%) Senior Incident Analyst
11 7 (8.14%) Tester
12 6 (6.98%) Cybersecurity Engineer
13 5 (5.81%) Solutions Architect
14 4 (4.65%) ArcSight Consultant
14 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 4 (4.65%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
14 4 (4.65%) SIEM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.65%) Regular Expression
2 2 (2.33%) .NET
3 1 (1.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (24.42%) Management Information System
2 18 (20.93%) Cyberthreat
3 12 (13.95%) Computer Science
3 12 (13.95%) Security Operations Centre
4 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.81%) Cryptography
5 5 (5.81%) SCADA
6 4 (4.65%) Data Centre
6 4 (4.65%) Driving Licence
6 4 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (3.49%) Equities
7 3 (3.49%) Fixed Income
8 2 (2.33%) Blackberry
8 2 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (2.33%) PKI
8 2 (2.33%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.16%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 30 (34.88%) Windows
2 19 (22.09%) Linux
3 13 (15.12%) Unix
4 3 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.33%) Android
5 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.16%) Kali Linux
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (72.09%) Information Security
2 32 (37.21%) Cybersecurity
3 23 (26.74%) SIEM
4 22 (25.58%) Security Architecture
5 20 (23.26%) Project Management
6 17 (19.77%) Risk Management
6 17 (19.77%) Security Operations
7 16 (18.60%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (16.28%) Ethical Hacking
9 12 (13.95%) Incident Management
9 12 (13.95%) Network Design
9 12 (13.95%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 10 (11.63%) TOGAF
11 9 (10.47%) Information Assurance
11 9 (10.47%) Time Management
12 8 (9.30%) Change Management
12 8 (9.30%) Digital Forensics
12 8 (9.30%) ITIL
12 8 (9.30%) Risk Assessment
12 8 (9.30%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (24.42%) Python
2 15 (17.44%) Perl
3 10 (11.63%) C#
4 9 (10.47%) PowerShell
4 9 (10.47%) SQL
5 7 (8.14%) Java
6 6 (6.98%) C++
6 6 (6.98%) Ruby
6 6 (6.98%) VB
7 5 (5.81%) C
7 5 (5.81%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.33%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 61 (70.93%) CISSP
2 31 (36.05%) CEH
3 29 (33.72%) CISM
4 25 (29.07%) Degree
5 20 (23.26%) GCIH
6 15 (17.44%) GCIA
7 13 (15.12%) SANS
7 13 (15.12%) Security Cleared
8 12 (13.95%) GCFA
8 12 (13.95%) ISSAP
9 10 (11.63%) SC Cleared
10 9 (10.47%) GCFE
11 8 (9.30%) CFCE
11 8 (9.30%) CISA
11 8 (9.30%) EnCE
12 7 (8.14%) CREST Certified
13 6 (6.98%) DV Cleared
14 5 (5.81%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (5.81%) GPEN
15 4 (4.65%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.12%) PCI DSS
2 10 (11.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (4.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (4.65%) RMADS
4 2 (2.33%) ISO27002
5 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (22.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.49%) Snort
3 1 (1.16%) Cygwin
3 1 (1.16%) Firmware
3 1 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (11.63%) EnCase
2 6 (6.98%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 5 (5.81%) QRadar
4 4 (4.65%) Nessus
4 4 (4.65%) Puppet
5 3 (3.49%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (2.33%) Nagios
6 2 (2.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (2.33%) Nmap
7 1 (1.16%) OpenVAS
7 1 (1.16%) RSA Archer
7 1 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.16%) WebInspect
7 1 (1.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (24.42%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.28%) Cisco
2 14 (16.28%) Splunk
3 11 (12.79%) ArcSight
4 8 (9.30%) Oracle
5 7 (8.14%) CheckPoint
5 7 (8.14%) Rapid7
6 5 (5.81%) Fortinet
7 4 (4.65%) IBM
7 4 (4.65%) Intel Security
8 3 (3.49%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.49%) Sun
8 3 (3.49%) Veracode
9 2 (2.33%) Infoblox
9 2 (2.33%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.16%) AlienVault
10 1 (1.16%) Cloudera
10 1 (1.16%) Kaspersky
10 1 (1.16%) LogLogic
10 1 (1.16%) Qualys