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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 564 509 539
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +30
Contract jobs citing GIAC 34 37 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.064% 0.078% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.46% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 4
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £385 £463
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £628 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-15.27% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
10855 8071 8242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.59% 17.04% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6184 4640 4343
Average daily rate £390 £380 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% -0.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 482 330 549
Average hourly rate £18.02 £18.55 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.88% -17.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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
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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
London -1 21 £491 -1.75% 4
South East -22 8 £511 -2.61% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £390 - 3
East of England -8 2 £375 -16.66%
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 2
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GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 77 (90.59%) CISSP
2 64 (75.29%) Information Security
3 40 (47.06%) Firewall
4 39 (45.88%) TCP/IP
5 29 (34.12%) ITIL
5 29 (34.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 29 (34.12%) Network Security
6 28 (32.94%) Windows
6 28 (32.94%) CISM
7 27 (31.76%) Risk Management
8 26 (30.59%) GCIA
9 25 (29.41%) CEH
10 24 (28.24%) Finance
11 23 (27.06%) CISA
12 22 (25.88%) Penetration Testing
12 22 (25.88%) Information Assurance
12 22 (25.88%) Cyber Security
13 20 (23.53%) Internet
14 19 (22.35%) Degree
15 18 (21.18%) Change Control
15 18 (21.18%) Microsoft
16 17 (20.00%) SQL
17 16 (18.82%) UNIX
17 16 (18.82%) Ethical Hacking
17 16 (18.82%) Management Information System
18 15 (17.65%) MCSE
18 15 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
18 15 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
18 15 (17.65%) PCI DSS
19 14 (16.47%) CRISC

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 7 (8.24%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.53%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (15.29%) assyst
2 1 (1.18%) SAP GRC
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (47.06%) Firewall
2 39 (45.88%) TCP/IP
3 29 (34.12%) Network Security
4 20 (23.53%) Internet
5 15 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (15.29%) Intranet
7 3 (3.53%) WAN
8 2 (2.35%) FTP
9 1 (1.18%) Wireshark
9 1 (1.18%) tcpdump
9 1 (1.18%) LDAP
9 1 (1.18%) LAN
9 1 (1.18%) SMTP
9 1 (1.18%) HTTP
9 1 (1.18%) DNS
9 1 (1.18%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
General
1 24 (28.24%) Finance
2 14 (16.47%) Legal
3 13 (15.29%) Law
3 13 (15.29%) Banking
4 3 (3.53%) Retail
4 3 (3.53%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.35%) Advertising
6 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.18%) Games
6 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 52 (61.18%) Analyst
2 44 (51.76%) Security Analyst
3 30 (35.29%) Information Analyst
3 30 (35.29%) Information Security Analyst
4 14 (16.47%) Security Specialist
5 13 (15.29%) Consultant
5 13 (15.29%) Information Specialist
5 13 (15.29%) Information Security Specialist
6 12 (14.12%) Product Analyst
6 12 (14.12%) Product Specialist
7 11 (12.94%) Security Consultant
8 7 (8.24%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (8.24%) Project Manager
9 6 (7.06%) Senior Security Analyst
9 6 (7.06%) Senior Information Security Analyst
9 6 (7.06%) Senior Information Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) Architect
10 4 (4.71%) Information Security Consultant
10 4 (4.71%) Security Engineer
10 4 (4.71%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.35%) .NET
2 1 (1.18%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.82%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.41%) Computer Science
3 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.88%) PMI
5 4 (4.71%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (4.71%) Human Factors
6 2 (2.35%) Equities
6 2 (2.35%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.18%) Online Games
7 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.18%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 28 (32.94%) Windows
2 16 (18.82%) UNIX
3 12 (14.12%) Linux
4 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (75.29%) Information Security
2 29 (34.12%) ITIL
3 27 (31.76%) Risk Management
4 22 (25.88%) Penetration Testing
4 22 (25.88%) Information Assurance
4 22 (25.88%) Cyber Security
5 18 (21.18%) Change Control
6 16 (18.82%) Ethical Hacking
7 14 (16.47%) Vulnerability Management
8 13 (15.29%) SIEM
8 13 (15.29%) Data Protection
9 12 (14.12%) ISMS
10 11 (12.94%) Risk Assessment
10 11 (12.94%) Incident Management
11 10 (11.76%) Project Management
12 8 (9.41%) PRINCE2
12 8 (9.41%) Identity Management
12 8 (9.41%) Network Design
13 7 (8.24%) Security Architecture
13 7 (8.24%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (4.71%) C
3 2 (2.35%) Java
4 1 (1.18%) Ruby
4 1 (1.18%) Perl
4 1 (1.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 77 (90.59%) CISSP
2 28 (32.94%) CISM
3 26 (30.59%) GCIA
4 25 (29.41%) CEH
5 23 (27.06%) CISA
6 19 (22.35%) Degree
7 15 (17.65%) MCSE
7 15 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (16.47%) CRISC
9 12 (14.12%) SC Cleared
9 12 (14.12%) Security Cleared
9 12 (14.12%) Network+ Certification
10 10 (11.76%) CNA
10 10 (11.76%) Novell Certification
11 5 (5.88%) PMP
11 5 (5.88%) PMI Certification
12 4 (4.71%) GSEC
12 4 (4.71%) GCIH
13 3 (3.53%) SSCP
14 2 (2.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (34.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (17.65%) PCI DSS
3 8 (9.41%) COBIT
4 3 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 3 (3.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.18%) BS25999
System Software
1 4 (4.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.35%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (9.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 7 (8.24%) Tivoli
2 7 (8.24%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (1.18%) Nessus
Vendors
1 18 (21.18%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.59%) Oracle
3 7 (8.24%) ArcSight
3 7 (8.24%) SAP
4 6 (7.06%) Sun
5 2 (2.35%) IBM
6 1 (1.18%) Qualys
6 1 (1.18%) Tufin
6 1 (1.18%) AlgoSec
6 1 (1.18%) Sourcefire
6 1 (1.18%) webMethods
6 1 (1.18%) Software AG
6 1 (1.18%) Red Hat