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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 511 536 584
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +48
Contract jobs citing GIAC 58 35 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.072% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 0.42% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 17 2
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£475 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £283 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £540 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £511 £500 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.25% +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
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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
9802 8369 9591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.86% 17.30% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5565 4704 5040
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 398 571
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £11.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -26.53%

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 15 September 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 15 September 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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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
London +25 38 £450 -16.66% 9
South East -25 8 £514 +0.73% 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £513 - 2
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
South West - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
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GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 70 (88.61%) CISSP
2 59 (74.68%) Information Security
3 36 (45.57%) Firewall
4 33 (41.77%) TCP/IP
5 26 (32.91%) Finance
5 26 (32.91%) Windows
6 25 (31.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 23 (29.11%) CISM
7 23 (29.11%) Network Security
8 22 (27.85%) Penetration Testing
9 21 (26.58%) ITIL
10 20 (25.32%) Internet
10 20 (25.32%) CEH
10 20 (25.32%) GCIA
11 19 (24.05%) Banking
11 19 (24.05%) Cyber Security
12 18 (22.78%) CISA
13 17 (21.52%) UNIX
13 17 (21.52%) Microsoft
14 16 (20.25%) Ethical Hacking
14 16 (20.25%) Risk Management
14 16 (20.25%) Change Control
15 15 (18.99%) Information Assurance
15 15 (18.99%) Management Information System
16 14 (17.72%) SQL
17 13 (16.46%) MCSE
17 13 (16.46%) Intranet
17 13 (16.46%) Microsoft Certification
17 13 (16.46%) Risk Assessment
17 13 (16.46%) Security Cleared

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

Applications
1 4 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.80%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (16.46%) assyst
2 1 (1.27%) SAP GRC
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (45.57%) Firewall
2 33 (41.77%) TCP/IP
3 23 (29.11%) Network Security
4 20 (25.32%) Internet
5 13 (16.46%) Intranet
6 10 (12.66%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (3.80%) WAN
8 1 (1.27%) SMTP
8 1 (1.27%) FTP
8 1 (1.27%) HTTP
8 1 (1.27%) DNS
8 1 (1.27%) DMZ
8 1 (1.27%) LDAP
8 1 (1.27%) LAN
8 1 (1.27%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.27%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
General
1 26 (32.91%) Finance
2 19 (24.05%) Banking
3 12 (15.19%) Law
4 6 (7.59%) Legal
5 3 (3.80%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.80%) Retail
6 2 (2.53%) Advertising
7 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.27%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (54.43%) Analyst
2 32 (40.51%) Security Analyst
3 24 (30.38%) Information Analyst
4 22 (27.85%) Information Security Analyst
5 15 (18.99%) Security Specialist
6 13 (16.46%) Information Security Specialist
6 13 (16.46%) Information Specialist
7 12 (15.19%) Product Specialist
7 12 (15.19%) Product Analyst
8 10 (12.66%) Consultant
9 8 (10.13%) Security Consultant
10 7 (8.86%) Project Manager
10 7 (8.86%) Risk Analyst
11 6 (7.59%) Architect
12 5 (6.33%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (6.33%) Senior Security Analyst
12 5 (6.33%) Senior Information Analyst
12 5 (6.33%) Senior Information Security Analyst
13 4 (5.06%) Risk Consultant
14 3 (3.80%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.53%) .NET
2 1 (1.27%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.99%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.59%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.33%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (6.33%) PMI
5 4 (5.06%) Human Factors
6 2 (2.53%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.53%) Equities
7 1 (1.27%) Economics
7 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 26 (32.91%) Windows
2 17 (21.52%) UNIX
3 7 (8.86%) Linux
4 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (74.68%) Information Security
2 22 (27.85%) Penetration Testing
3 21 (26.58%) ITIL
4 19 (24.05%) Cyber Security
5 16 (20.25%) Change Control
5 16 (20.25%) Risk Management
5 16 (20.25%) Ethical Hacking
6 15 (18.99%) Information Assurance
7 13 (16.46%) SIEM
7 13 (16.46%) Risk Assessment
8 12 (15.19%) ISMS
9 11 (13.92%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (12.66%) Vulnerability Management
11 8 (10.13%) Risk Analysis
11 8 (10.13%) Identity Management
11 8 (10.13%) Network Design
12 7 (8.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 7 (8.86%) CRAMM
12 7 (8.86%) Data Protection
13 6 (7.59%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.72%) SQL
2 4 (5.06%) C
3 1 (1.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 70 (88.61%) CISSP
2 23 (29.11%) CISM
3 20 (25.32%) GCIA
3 20 (25.32%) CEH
4 18 (22.78%) CISA
5 13 (16.46%) MCSE
5 13 (16.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (16.46%) Degree
5 13 (16.46%) CRISC
5 13 (16.46%) Security Cleared
6 12 (15.19%) SC Cleared
7 9 (11.39%) CNA
7 9 (11.39%) Novell Certification
7 9 (11.39%) Network+ Certification
8 5 (6.33%) GCIH
8 5 (6.33%) PMP
8 5 (6.33%) PMI Certification
9 3 (3.80%) GSEC
9 3 (3.80%) DV Cleared
9 3 (3.80%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (31.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (16.46%) PCI DSS
3 10 (12.66%) COBIT
4 2 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (2.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.27%) BS25999
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.27%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (10.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 7 (8.86%) Tivoli
2 7 (8.86%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (1.27%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (21.52%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.39%) Oracle
3 8 (10.13%) ArcSight
4 7 (8.86%) SAP
5 5 (6.33%) Sun
6 3 (3.80%) Qualys
7 2 (2.53%) IBM
8 1 (1.27%) Tufin
8 1 (1.27%) Software AG
8 1 (1.27%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.27%) webMethods
8 1 (1.27%) Sourcefire
8 1 (1.27%) AlgoSec
8 1 (1.27%) LogRhythm
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