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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 540 531 499
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -32
Contract jobs citing GIAC 32 32 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.066% 0.068% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.35% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 10
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£433 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £427
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £618 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £347
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +9.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
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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
9564 9146 7581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.67% 19.34% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5529 5096 4065
Average daily rate £400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £537 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 473 438
Average hourly rate £22.43 £20.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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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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 -5 12 £450 -10.00% 10
East of England +9 6 - -
South East -25 6 £395 -39.23% 11
Yorkshire -14 5 £433 +13.81% 1
South West - 3 £245 - 4
West Midlands - - - - 3
North West - - - - 1
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GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 48 (80.00%) CISSP
1 48 (80.00%) Information Security
2 24 (40.00%) CISM
3 23 (38.33%) Risk Management
4 22 (36.67%) Vulnerability Management
5 20 (33.33%) CEH
6 19 (31.67%) Management Information System
6 19 (31.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (26.67%) PCI DSS
8 15 (25.00%) CISA
8 15 (25.00%) Project Management
9 14 (23.33%) ITIL
9 14 (23.33%) Windows
9 14 (23.33%) Degree
10 13 (21.67%) Firewall
10 13 (21.67%) SIEM
11 12 (20.00%) Finance
11 12 (20.00%) Change Management
11 12 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (18.33%) GCIA
12 11 (18.33%) Incident Management
12 11 (18.33%) PMP
12 11 (18.33%) PMI Certification
12 11 (18.33%) Linux
12 11 (18.33%) Microsoft
13 10 (16.67%) TCP/IP
13 10 (16.67%) SSCP
13 10 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
14 9 (15.00%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (15.00%) Information Assurance

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.67%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.33%) SaaS
1 2 (3.33%) PaaS
1 2 (3.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.67%) Firewall
2 10 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 9 (15.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (13.33%) Network Security
5 2 (3.33%) Internet
5 2 (3.33%) WAN
5 2 (3.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (11.67%) Legal
3 4 (6.67%) Games
3 4 (6.67%) Banking
3 4 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.00%) Retail
5 1 (1.67%) Automotive
5 1 (1.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 27 (45.00%) Analyst
2 26 (43.33%) Security Analyst
3 18 (30.00%) Consultant
4 16 (26.67%) Security Consultant
5 11 (18.33%) Project Manager
5 11 (18.33%) Information Analyst
5 11 (18.33%) Information Security Analyst
6 9 (15.00%) IT Security Analyst
7 8 (13.33%) Security Manager
8 7 (11.67%) Security Project Manager
9 5 (8.33%) Architect
9 5 (8.33%) Security Architect
10 4 (6.67%) Information Manager
10 4 (6.67%) Risk Consultant
10 4 (6.67%) Information Security Manager
11 3 (5.00%) Information Security Project Manager
11 3 (5.00%) Information Security Consultant
11 3 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
12 2 (3.33%) IT Consultant
12 2 (3.33%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) Web Services
1 2 (3.33%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.67%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.67%) Management Information System
2 9 (15.00%) Human Factors
3 4 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.00%) Online Games
4 3 (5.00%) Economics
4 3 (5.00%) PMI
4 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.33%) Windows
2 11 (18.33%) Linux
3 8 (13.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (80.00%) Information Security
2 23 (38.33%) Risk Management
3 22 (36.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 15 (25.00%) Project Management
5 14 (23.33%) ITIL
6 13 (21.67%) SIEM
7 12 (20.00%) Change Management
7 12 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (18.33%) Incident Management
9 10 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (15.00%) Information Assurance
10 9 (15.00%) PRINCE2
11 8 (13.33%) Security Architecture
11 8 (13.33%) Cyber Security
12 6 (10.00%) Data Protection
13 5 (8.33%) Identity Management
13 5 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
14 4 (6.67%) Security Management
14 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce
14 4 (6.67%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (3.33%) C
3 1 (1.67%) C#
3 1 (1.67%) Java
3 1 (1.67%) Perl
3 1 (1.67%) Ruby
3 1 (1.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 48 (80.00%) CISSP
2 24 (40.00%) CISM
3 20 (33.33%) CEH
4 15 (25.00%) CISA
5 14 (23.33%) Degree
6 11 (18.33%) GCIA
6 11 (18.33%) PMP
6 11 (18.33%) PMI Certification
7 10 (16.67%) SSCP
8 6 (10.00%) GCIH
8 6 (10.00%) CISMP
9 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
9 5 (8.33%) CRISC
10 4 (6.67%) GPEN
10 4 (6.67%) GSEC
10 4 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (6.67%) MCP
11 3 (5.00%) MCSE
11 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (5.00%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (31.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (26.67%) PCI DSS
3 9 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 5 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (6.67%) COBIT
6 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) WSUS
2 4 (6.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 3 (5.00%) Tivoli
3 3 (5.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (18.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.67%) Oracle
2 4 (6.67%) Dell
2 4 (6.67%) Cyber-Ark
3 3 (5.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.33%) McAfee
4 2 (3.33%) Fortinet
4 2 (3.33%) Splunk
4 2 (3.33%) ArcSight
4 2 (3.33%) Cisco
4 2 (3.33%) Sun
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