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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 554 557 505
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -52
Contract jobs citing GIAC 28 15 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.055% 0.031% 0.085%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.16% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 22
Average daily rate
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£450 £463 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £605 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £488
% change year-on-year
+1.12% -8.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £60.00
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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 England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9435 9299 8108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.52% 19.08% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5573 5437 4378
Average daily rate £399 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.40% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 428 465
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -11 15 £450 -28.00% 12
London -12 8 £463 - 11
North West -19 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £456 - 1
East of England 0 1 £450 - 7
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GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 42 (68.85%) Information Security
2 40 (65.57%) CISSP
3 28 (45.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (39.34%) Firewall
5 23 (37.70%) Penetration Testing
6 22 (36.07%) Vulnerability Management
7 21 (34.43%) Security Patching
8 20 (32.79%) Cyber Security
8 20 (32.79%) CEH
9 18 (29.51%) Management Information System
10 17 (27.87%) Security Architecture
11 16 (26.23%) Security Testing
11 16 (26.23%) OWASP
12 15 (24.59%) PCI DSS
12 15 (24.59%) Patch Management
13 14 (22.95%) SIEM
14 13 (21.31%) Finance
15 12 (19.67%) Risk Management
16 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
17 9 (14.75%) SSCP
17 9 (14.75%) CISM
18 8 (13.11%) CISA
18 8 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
18 8 (13.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
18 8 (13.11%) Windows
19 7 (11.48%) Degree
19 7 (11.48%) Legal
20 6 (9.84%) Retail
20 6 (9.84%) GCIA
20 6 (9.84%) GCIH

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.28%) SaaS
1 2 (3.28%) PaaS
1 2 (3.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (39.34%) Firewall
2 5 (8.20%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (8.20%) Internet
3 4 (6.56%) Network Security
3 4 (6.56%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.28%) WAN
General
1 13 (21.31%) Finance
2 7 (11.48%) Legal
3 6 (9.84%) Retail
4 5 (8.20%) Games
5 4 (6.56%) Banking
5 4 (6.56%) Investment Banking
6 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.64%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 27 (44.26%) Consultant
2 24 (39.34%) Security Consultant
3 19 (31.15%) Analyst
4 17 (27.87%) Security Analyst
4 17 (27.87%) Architect
5 16 (26.23%) Security Architect
6 8 (13.11%) IT Security Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) Information Security Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) Information Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Project Manager
8 4 (6.56%) Risk Consultant
9 3 (4.92%) Security Project Manager
9 3 (4.92%) Security Operations Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Splunk Consultant
9 3 (4.92%) Security Manager
9 3 (4.92%) Operations Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Tester
9 3 (4.92%) Penetration Tester
10 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 2 (3.28%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) Regular Expression
2 2 (3.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.51%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.56%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.92%) Economics
3 3 (4.92%) PMI
3 3 (4.92%) Human Factors
4 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.28%) SCADA
4 2 (3.28%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.64%) Online Games
5 1 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) Windows
2 6 (9.84%) Linux
3 4 (6.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (68.85%) Information Security
2 23 (37.70%) Penetration Testing
3 22 (36.07%) Vulnerability Management
4 21 (34.43%) Security Patching
5 20 (32.79%) Cyber Security
6 17 (27.87%) Security Architecture
7 16 (26.23%) OWASP
7 16 (26.23%) Security Testing
8 15 (24.59%) Patch Management
9 14 (22.95%) SIEM
10 12 (19.67%) Risk Management
11 8 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (9.84%) Incident Management
12 6 (9.84%) ITIL
13 5 (8.20%) Change Management
13 5 (8.20%) Identity Management
13 5 (8.20%) Risk Assessment
13 5 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
14 4 (6.56%) Risk Analysis
14 4 (6.56%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.92%) SQL
1 3 (4.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (65.57%) CISSP
2 20 (32.79%) CEH
3 9 (14.75%) CISM
3 9 (14.75%) SSCP
4 8 (13.11%) CISA
5 7 (11.48%) Degree
6 6 (9.84%) GCIA
6 6 (9.84%) CISMP
6 6 (9.84%) GCIH
7 4 (6.56%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (6.56%) PMP
7 4 (6.56%) PMI Certification
7 4 (6.56%) ISACA
8 3 (4.92%) GPEN
8 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
8 3 (4.92%) MCP
8 3 (4.92%) GSEC
8 3 (4.92%) Security+ Certification
9 2 (3.28%) PCI QSA
9 2 (3.28%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (45.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (24.59%) PCI DSS
3 8 (13.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 3 (4.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (4.92%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) Snort
2 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) WSUS
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 3 (4.92%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.92%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.56%) CheckPoint
2 4 (6.56%) ArcSight
2 4 (6.56%) Cyber-Ark
3 3 (4.92%) Fortinet
3 3 (4.92%) Splunk
3 3 (4.92%) McAfee
3 3 (4.92%) Dell
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle
3 3 (4.92%) Cisco
4 2 (3.28%) Sophos
4 2 (3.28%) Kaspersky
5 1 (1.64%) Qualys
5 1 (1.64%) Sourcefire
5 1 (1.64%) Symantec
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