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 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 564 526 538
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +12
Contract jobs citing GIAC 25 51 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.047% 0.10% 0.069%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.54% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 35 14
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£475 £475 £505
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £400 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £562 £547
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £513 £500
% change year-on-year
-4.87% +2.50%
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
10154 9384 8450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.11% 18.65% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6152 5396 4705
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 386 436
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.36 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.00 £44.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 August 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 28 August 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
London -8 8 £475 +8.57% 17
South East -16 7 £483 -17.52% 13
East of England +7 5 £550 - 2
West Midlands 0 2 £456 - 1
North West -37 2 - - 3
Yorkshire -29 1 £300 -41.46% 4
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GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 33 (68.75%) CISSP
2 29 (60.42%) Information Security
3 25 (52.08%) Firewall
4 22 (45.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (45.83%) Cyber Security
5 19 (39.58%) Penetration Testing
6 17 (35.42%) Vulnerability Management
7 16 (33.33%) OWASP
8 15 (31.25%) Security Architecture
8 15 (31.25%) Security Testing
8 15 (31.25%) Patch Management
8 15 (31.25%) Security Patching
9 10 (20.83%) SIEM
9 10 (20.83%) Management Information System
10 9 (18.75%) Risk Management
10 9 (18.75%) Legal
11 8 (16.67%) Finance
12 7 (14.58%) Windows
12 7 (14.58%) PCI DSS
13 6 (12.50%) Degree
13 6 (12.50%) GCIA
13 6 (12.50%) GCIH
13 6 (12.50%) CEH
13 6 (12.50%) Linux
13 6 (12.50%) CISA
13 6 (12.50%) CISM
14 5 (10.42%) Games
14 5 (10.42%) Snort
14 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
14 5 (10.42%) Intrusion Detection

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.08%) SaaS
1 1 (2.08%) PaaS
1 1 (2.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (52.08%) Firewall
2 5 (10.42%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (8.33%) Internet
3 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.17%) VPN
4 2 (4.17%) Network Security
5 1 (2.08%) Extranet
5 1 (2.08%) DMZ
5 1 (2.08%) LAN
5 1 (2.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (18.75%) Legal
2 8 (16.67%) Finance
3 5 (10.42%) Games
4 4 (8.33%) Retail
5 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.08%) Banking
6 1 (2.08%) Automotive
6 1 (2.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) Consultant
2 20 (41.67%) Security Consultant
3 16 (33.33%) Architect
4 15 (31.25%) Security Architect
5 8 (16.67%) Analyst
6 6 (12.50%) Security Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) Security Manager
8 4 (8.33%) Information Manager
8 4 (8.33%) Information Security Manager
8 4 (8.33%) Security Specialist
9 3 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
9 3 (6.25%) Penetration Tester
9 3 (6.25%) Tester
9 3 (6.25%) Information Security Specialist
9 3 (6.25%) Security Operations Analyst
9 3 (6.25%) Information Specialist
9 3 (6.25%) Cyber Security Consultant
10 1 (2.08%) Splunk Consultant
10 1 (2.08%) Senior Operations Analyst
10 1 (2.08%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) REST
2 1 (2.08%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.25%) SecurID
4 2 (4.17%) SCADA
5 1 (2.08%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.08%) PMI
5 1 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.08%) Economics
5 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.58%) Windows
2 6 (12.50%) Linux
3 3 (6.25%) UNIX
4 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (60.42%) Information Security
2 22 (45.83%) Cyber Security
3 19 (39.58%) Penetration Testing
4 17 (35.42%) Vulnerability Management
5 16 (33.33%) OWASP
6 15 (31.25%) Security Testing
6 15 (31.25%) Security Architecture
6 15 (31.25%) Patch Management
6 15 (31.25%) Security Patching
7 10 (20.83%) SIEM
8 9 (18.75%) Risk Management
9 5 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
10 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
11 3 (6.25%) Identity Management
11 3 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
11 3 (6.25%) TOGAF
11 3 (6.25%) Ethical Hacking
11 3 (6.25%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (68.75%) CISSP
2 6 (12.50%) CISA
2 6 (12.50%) CISM
2 6 (12.50%) GCIA
2 6 (12.50%) GCIH
2 6 (12.50%) CEH
2 6 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (4.17%) CRISC
4 1 (2.08%) ISACA
4 1 (2.08%) GCED
4 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) MCSE
4 1 (2.08%) GCWN
4 1 (2.08%) GCUX
4 1 (2.08%) GCFA
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.08%) PMP
4 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (45.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (14.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Snort
2 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.08%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.08%) Nessus
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 4 (8.33%) CheckPoint
1 4 (8.33%) McAfee
2 3 (6.25%) Sophos
2 3 (6.25%) Websense
2 3 (6.25%) Kaspersky
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle
2 3 (6.25%) ArcSight
2 3 (6.25%) Rapid7
2 3 (6.25%) IBM
3 2 (4.17%) Symantec
3 2 (4.17%) Qualys
3 2 (4.17%) Sourcefire
4 1 (2.08%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.08%) TippingPoint
4 1 (2.08%) Splunk
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco
4 1 (2.08%) HP
4 1 (2.08%) Dell
4 1 (2.08%) Intel
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