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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 559 537 516
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -21
Contract jobs citing GIAC 28 31 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.054% 0.063% 0.086%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.34% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 18
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £400 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £573 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £450 £488
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -7.69%
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
9835 9196 8310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.04% 18.63% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5949 5235 4514
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 400 455
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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 4 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 4 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
South East -19 10 £450 -25.00% 27
London -9 7 £400 -5.88% 18
East of England -3 5 £550 - 7
North West -31 3 - - 5
West Midlands - 2 £456 - 2
Yorkshire -26 1 £300 -20.00% 1
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GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 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 39 (67.24%) CISSP
2 37 (63.79%) Information Security
3 25 (43.10%) Firewall
4 22 (37.93%) Cyber Security
5 21 (36.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (34.48%) Penetration Testing
7 19 (32.76%) Security Patching
8 17 (29.31%) Vulnerability Management
9 16 (27.59%) SIEM
9 16 (27.59%) OWASP
9 16 (27.59%) Security Architecture
10 15 (25.86%) Security Testing
10 15 (25.86%) Patch Management
10 15 (25.86%) Management Information System
11 13 (22.41%) Risk Management
12 11 (18.97%) PCI DSS
13 10 (17.24%) Finance
13 10 (17.24%) CEH
13 10 (17.24%) Windows
13 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
14 8 (13.79%) Linux
14 8 (13.79%) Legal
14 8 (13.79%) CISM
14 8 (13.79%) Degree
15 7 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (12.07%) Risk Assessment
16 6 (10.34%) GCIA
16 6 (10.34%) GCIH
16 6 (10.34%) CISA
16 6 (10.34%) SQL

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (3.45%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.72%) SaaS
1 1 (1.72%) PaaS
1 1 (1.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (43.10%) Firewall
2 5 (8.62%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (8.62%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.90%) Internet
4 2 (3.45%) Network Security
4 2 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
General
1 10 (17.24%) Finance
2 8 (13.79%) Legal
3 4 (6.90%) Games
3 4 (6.90%) Retail
4 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.45%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.45%) Banking
6 1 (1.72%) Automotive
6 1 (1.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 27 (46.55%) Consultant
2 24 (41.38%) Security Consultant
3 17 (29.31%) Architect
4 16 (27.59%) Security Architect
5 12 (20.69%) Analyst
6 10 (17.24%) Security Analyst
7 5 (8.62%) Security Manager
8 4 (6.90%) IT Security Analyst
8 4 (6.90%) Risk Consultant
8 4 (6.90%) Security Specialist
9 3 (5.17%) Operations Analyst
9 3 (5.17%) Penetration Tester
9 3 (5.17%) Project Manager
9 3 (5.17%) Tester
9 3 (5.17%) Information Specialist
9 3 (5.17%) Cyber Security Consultant
9 3 (5.17%) Splunk Consultant
9 3 (5.17%) Information Security Specialist
9 3 (5.17%) Security Project Manager
9 3 (5.17%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) REST
1 3 (5.17%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.86%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.62%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) SecurID
3 3 (5.17%) Human Factors
4 2 (3.45%) PMI
4 2 (3.45%) SCADA
4 2 (3.45%) Economics
5 1 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.72%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.24%) Windows
2 8 (13.79%) Linux
3 4 (6.90%) UNIX
4 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (63.79%) Information Security
2 22 (37.93%) Cyber Security
3 20 (34.48%) Penetration Testing
4 19 (32.76%) Security Patching
5 17 (29.31%) Vulnerability Management
6 16 (27.59%) SIEM
6 16 (27.59%) OWASP
6 16 (27.59%) Security Architecture
7 15 (25.86%) Security Testing
7 15 (25.86%) Patch Management
8 13 (22.41%) Risk Management
9 7 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (12.07%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (8.62%) Change Management
10 5 (8.62%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (6.90%) Risk Analysis
11 4 (6.90%) GAP Analysis
11 4 (6.90%) Identity Management
11 4 (6.90%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.34%) SQL
2 3 (5.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (67.24%) CISSP
2 10 (17.24%) CEH
3 8 (13.79%) Degree
3 8 (13.79%) CISM
4 6 (10.34%) GCIA
4 6 (10.34%) GCIH
4 6 (10.34%) CISA
5 4 (6.90%) CISMP
5 4 (6.90%) SSCP
6 3 (5.17%) PMP
6 3 (5.17%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.72%) GCWN
7 1 (1.72%) GCUX
7 1 (1.72%) GCFA
7 1 (1.72%) MCSE
7 1 (1.72%) PCI QSA
7 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.72%) APMP
7 1 (1.72%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (36.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (18.97%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Snort
2 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) WSUS
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (3.45%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.45%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.72%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.34%) CheckPoint
2 6 (10.34%) McAfee
3 5 (8.62%) ArcSight
4 4 (6.90%) Oracle
5 3 (5.17%) Cisco
5 3 (5.17%) IBM
5 3 (5.17%) Sophos
5 3 (5.17%) Websense
5 3 (5.17%) Fortinet
5 3 (5.17%) Kaspersky
5 3 (5.17%) Splunk
5 3 (5.17%) Rapid7
6 2 (3.45%) Cyber-Ark
6 2 (3.45%) Qualys
6 2 (3.45%) Sourcefire
6 2 (3.45%) Symantec
6 2 (3.45%) Dell
7 1 (1.72%) Intel
7 1 (1.72%) HP