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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK / England
Rank 541 572 555
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -17
Contract jobs citing GIAC 32 32 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.077% 0.070% 0.058%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.33% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 24
Median daily rate £425 £550 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +12.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £400 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £433
% change year-on-year
- -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
8418 9631 9391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.26% 21.04% 20.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5341 5911 5560
Median daily rate £420 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £258 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 450 434
Median hourly rate £29.00 £36.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.54% +95.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +110.52%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +5 18 £450 -18.18% 10
South East +29 12 £420 +5.00% 1
East of England - 2 £700 - 1
GIAC
UK

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 70 (87.50%) CISSP
2 61 (76.25%) Information Security
3 36 (45.00%) CISM
3 36 (45.00%) Cybersecurity
4 33 (41.25%) Firewall
5 30 (37.50%) GCIH
6 27 (33.75%) Windows
7 26 (32.50%) Management Information System
8 25 (31.25%) SANS
9 24 (30.00%) Security Operations
9 24 (30.00%) SIEM
10 23 (28.75%) Finance
10 23 (28.75%) Linux
11 21 (26.25%) TCP/IP
11 21 (26.25%) Python
11 21 (26.25%) Risk Management
11 21 (26.25%) CEH
11 21 (26.25%) Intrusion Detection
11 21 (26.25%) PCI DSS
12 19 (23.75%) Data Centre
13 18 (22.50%) CISA
14 17 (21.25%) Incident Management
15 16 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
16 15 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
16 15 (18.75%) GCIA
16 15 (18.75%) Unix
17 14 (17.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 14 (17.50%) OWASP
18 13 (16.25%) PowerShell
18 13 (16.25%) Network Security

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 4 (5.00%) IIS
2 3 (3.75%) Apache
2 3 (3.75%) JBoss
2 3 (3.75%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.00%) SaaS
2 7 (8.75%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (41.25%) Firewall
2 21 (26.25%) Intrusion Detection
2 21 (26.25%) TCP/IP
3 13 (16.25%) Network Security
4 10 (12.50%) DNS
5 9 (11.25%) DHCP
5 9 (11.25%) IPv6
6 8 (10.00%) Ethernet
6 8 (10.00%) Internet
7 7 (8.75%) IPv4
7 7 (8.75%) MPLS
7 7 (8.75%) OSPF
7 7 (8.75%) Wireshark
8 4 (5.00%) Wireless
9 3 (3.75%) HSRP
9 3 (3.75%) ICMP
9 3 (3.75%) IPsec
9 3 (3.75%) LDAP
9 3 (3.75%) MRTG
9 3 (3.75%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Burp Suite
General
1 23 (28.75%) Finance
2 12 (15.00%) Retail
3 11 (13.75%) Legal
4 9 (11.25%) Financial Institution
5 7 (8.75%) Advertising
5 7 (8.75%) Banking
6 3 (3.75%) Back Office
6 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (28.75%) Analyst
2 20 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 16 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 12 (15.00%) Architect
5 11 (13.75%) Security Architect
6 7 (8.75%) Penetration Tester
6 7 (8.75%) Tester
7 5 (6.25%) Administrator
7 5 (6.25%) Incident Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Network Administrator
7 5 (6.25%) Network Security Administrator
7 5 (6.25%) Security Administrator
7 5 (6.25%) Security Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Information Security Administrator
9 3 (3.75%) Information Security Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) IT Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) SIEM Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.50%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.25%) .NET
2 1 (1.25%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 26 (32.50%) Management Information System
2 19 (23.75%) Data Centre
3 12 (15.00%) Cyberthreat
4 11 (13.75%) Computer Science
4 11 (13.75%) Security Operations Centre
5 10 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (8.75%) Driving Licence
6 7 (8.75%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (8.75%) Equities
6 7 (8.75%) Fixed Income
7 6 (7.50%) Cryptography
8 3 (3.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (3.75%) Mathematics
9 2 (2.50%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (1.25%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (1.25%) iSeries
10 1 (1.25%) PKI
10 1 (1.25%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 27 (33.75%) Windows
2 23 (28.75%) Linux
3 15 (18.75%) Unix
4 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.50%) Kali Linux
7 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.25%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (76.25%) Information Security
2 36 (45.00%) Cybersecurity
3 24 (30.00%) Security Operations
3 24 (30.00%) SIEM
4 21 (26.25%) Risk Management
5 17 (21.25%) Incident Management
6 16 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
7 15 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
8 14 (17.50%) OWASP
9 13 (16.25%) ITIL
9 13 (16.25%) Network Design
10 12 (15.00%) Ethical Hacking
10 12 (15.00%) Security Patching
11 11 (13.75%) Project Management
11 11 (13.75%) Service Management
12 10 (12.50%) Change Management
12 10 (12.50%) Computer Security
12 10 (12.50%) Threat Detection
13 9 (11.25%) Data Loss Prevention
13 9 (11.25%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.25%) Python
2 13 (16.25%) PowerShell
2 13 (16.25%) SQL
3 10 (12.50%) C#
3 10 (12.50%) Perl
4 8 (10.00%) VB
5 3 (3.75%) Java
5 3 (3.75%) Ruby
6 2 (2.50%) PHP
7 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 70 (87.50%) CISSP
2 36 (45.00%) CISM
3 30 (37.50%) GCIH
4 25 (31.25%) SANS
5 21 (26.25%) CEH
6 18 (22.50%) CISA
7 15 (18.75%) GCIA
8 11 (13.75%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (12.50%) CCNA
10 7 (8.75%) CCNP
10 7 (8.75%) CLAS
10 7 (8.75%) CNA
10 7 (8.75%) CREST Certified
10 7 (8.75%) Degree
10 7 (8.75%) GPEN
10 7 (8.75%) Network+ Certification
10 7 (8.75%) Novell Certification
11 4 (5.00%) GCFA
11 4 (5.00%) OSCP
12 3 (3.75%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (26.25%) PCI DSS
2 14 (17.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (8.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (3.75%) ISO27002
5 2 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.50%) Snort
4 1 (1.25%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (8.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 7 (8.75%) Nagios
1 7 (8.75%) Puppet
2 4 (5.00%) WSUS
3 3 (3.75%) ArcSight ESM
3 3 (3.75%) CSIRT
3 3 (3.75%) EnCase
3 3 (3.75%) Nessus
3 3 (3.75%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (2.50%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 1 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.25%) QRadar
Vendors
1 12 (15.00%) Cisco
2 8 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (8.75%) Infoblox
3 7 (8.75%) Splunk
3 7 (8.75%) Sun
4 6 (7.50%) Varonis
5 4 (5.00%) ArcSight
5 4 (5.00%) HP
5 4 (5.00%) VMware
6 3 (3.75%) F5
6 3 (3.75%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.75%) Riverbed
7 2 (2.50%) Intel Security
7 2 (2.50%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.25%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.25%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.25%) Infor
8 1 (1.25%) LogRhythm
8 1 (1.25%) Qualys
8 1 (1.25%) Rapid7