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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK / England
Rank 553 568 560
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -8
Contract jobs citing GIAC 26 44 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.062% 0.092% 0.082%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.43% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 30
Median daily rate £450 £506 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £335 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £400 £433
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -7.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50

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
8689 10160 9646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.75% 21.30% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5537 6394 5594
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £573 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 401 452
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +70.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.73 £41.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.26% +86.22%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +20 17 £525 -4.54% 10
South East +15 5 £420 +25.37% 5
East of England - 3 £450 -
West Midlands +10 1 - - 1
GIAC
UK

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 65 (82.28%) CISSP
2 58 (73.42%) Information Security
3 33 (41.77%) CISM
3 33 (41.77%) Firewall
4 30 (37.97%) SANS
5 28 (35.44%) SIEM
5 28 (35.44%) Cybersecurity
6 26 (32.91%) GCIH
6 26 (32.91%) Windows
7 25 (31.65%) PCI DSS
7 25 (31.65%) Security Operations
8 24 (30.38%) Linux
9 23 (29.11%) Management Information System
10 22 (27.85%) Finance
11 21 (26.58%) CISA
12 20 (25.32%) TCP/IP
12 20 (25.32%) Data Centre
13 18 (22.78%) Intrusion Detection
13 18 (22.78%) Incident Management
14 17 (21.52%) Risk Management
14 17 (21.52%) Penetration Testing
15 16 (20.25%) Vulnerability Management
16 15 (18.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 15 (18.99%) Unix
16 15 (18.99%) Python
17 14 (17.72%) SQL
17 14 (17.72%) ITIL
17 14 (17.72%) OWASP
18 13 (16.46%) Network Security
18 13 (16.46%) CEH

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 (5.06%) IIS
2 3 (3.80%) Apache
2 3 (3.80%) JBoss
2 3 (3.80%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (8.86%) SaaS
2 4 (5.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (41.77%) Firewall
2 20 (25.32%) TCP/IP
3 18 (22.78%) Intrusion Detection
4 13 (16.46%) Network Security
5 11 (13.92%) DNS
6 9 (11.39%) DHCP
7 8 (10.13%) Internet
7 8 (10.13%) IPv6
8 7 (8.86%) Ethernet
8 7 (8.86%) MPLS
9 6 (7.59%) IPv4
9 6 (7.59%) OSPF
9 6 (7.59%) Wireshark
10 5 (6.33%) Wireless
11 3 (3.80%) HSRP
11 3 (3.80%) ICMP
11 3 (3.80%) IPsec
11 3 (3.80%) LDAP
11 3 (3.80%) MRTG
11 3 (3.80%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Burp Suite
General
1 22 (27.85%) Finance
2 12 (15.19%) Retail
3 9 (11.39%) Legal
4 8 (10.13%) Banking
4 8 (10.13%) Financial Institution
5 5 (6.33%) Advertising
6 3 (3.80%) Back Office
7 2 (2.53%) Law
7 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (22.78%) Analyst
2 15 (18.99%) Security Analyst
3 11 (13.92%) Architect
4 10 (12.66%) Security Architect
5 9 (11.39%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 8 (10.13%) Consultant
7 7 (8.86%) Penetration Tester
7 7 (8.86%) Tester
8 6 (7.59%) Security Consultant
9 5 (6.33%) Incident Analyst
9 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (6.33%) Security Engineer
10 4 (5.06%) Incident Handler
11 3 (3.80%) Information Security Administrator
11 3 (3.80%) Information Security Engineer
11 3 (3.80%) IT Analyst
11 3 (3.80%) Linux Engineer
11 3 (3.80%) Network Security Administrator
11 3 (3.80%) SIEM Engineer
11 3 (3.80%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.53%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.27%) .NET
2 1 (1.27%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.27%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.11%) Management Information System
2 20 (25.32%) Data Centre
3 12 (15.19%) Security Operations Centre
4 10 (12.66%) Computer Science
5 7 (8.86%) Driving Licence
5 7 (8.86%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (8.86%) Equities
5 7 (8.86%) Fixed Income
6 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (6.33%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (3.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (2.53%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (2.53%) iSeries
9 2 (2.53%) Tandem
10 1 (1.27%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 26 (32.91%) Windows
2 24 (30.38%) Linux
3 15 (18.99%) Unix
4 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.53%) Kali Linux
6 2 (2.53%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.53%) OpenVMS
7 1 (1.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (73.42%) Information Security
2 28 (35.44%) Cybersecurity
2 28 (35.44%) SIEM
3 25 (31.65%) Security Operations
4 18 (22.78%) Incident Management
5 17 (21.52%) Penetration Testing
5 17 (21.52%) Risk Management
6 16 (20.25%) Vulnerability Management
7 14 (17.72%) ITIL
7 14 (17.72%) OWASP
8 13 (16.46%) Network Design
9 12 (15.19%) Security Patching
10 11 (13.92%) Project Management
11 10 (12.66%) Computer Security
11 10 (12.66%) Threat Detection
12 9 (11.39%) Change Management
12 9 (11.39%) SABSA
12 9 (11.39%) TOGAF
13 8 (10.13%) Asset Management
13 8 (10.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.99%) Python
2 14 (17.72%) SQL
3 10 (12.66%) Perl
4 7 (8.86%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.80%) C#
5 3 (3.80%) Java
5 3 (3.80%) Ruby
6 2 (2.53%) PHP
7 1 (1.27%) C
7 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 65 (82.28%) CISSP
2 33 (41.77%) CISM
3 30 (37.97%) SANS
4 26 (32.91%) GCIH
5 21 (26.58%) CISA
6 13 (16.46%) CEH
7 11 (13.92%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (10.13%) CCNA
8 8 (10.13%) Degree
8 8 (10.13%) GCIA
9 7 (8.86%) CLAS
9 7 (8.86%) CNA
9 7 (8.86%) CREST Certified
9 7 (8.86%) GPEN
9 7 (8.86%) Network+ Certification
9 7 (8.86%) Novell Certification
10 6 (7.59%) CCNP
11 4 (5.06%) GCFA
11 4 (5.06%) OSCP
12 3 (3.80%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (31.65%) PCI DSS
2 15 (18.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (8.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.53%) GDPR
4 2 (2.53%) ISO27002
4 2 (2.53%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.59%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.53%) RACF
3 2 (2.53%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (8.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 7 (8.86%) Puppet
2 6 (7.59%) Nagios
3 4 (5.06%) Nessus
3 4 (5.06%) WSUS
4 3 (3.80%) CSIRT
4 3 (3.80%) EnCase
4 3 (3.80%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (2.53%) ArcSight ESM
5 2 (2.53%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 2 (2.53%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.27%) PowerBroker
6 1 (1.27%) QRadar
Vendors
1 11 (13.92%) Cisco
2 7 (8.86%) CheckPoint
2 7 (8.86%) Splunk
2 7 (8.86%) Sun
3 6 (7.59%) Infoblox
3 6 (7.59%) Varonis
4 5 (6.33%) HP
5 4 (5.06%) ArcSight
5 4 (5.06%) VMware
6 3 (3.80%) F5
6 3 (3.80%) Intel Security
6 3 (3.80%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.80%) Riverbed
7 2 (2.53%) CyberArk
7 2 (2.53%) LogRhythm
7 2 (2.53%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.53%) Rapid7
7 2 (2.53%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.27%) Dell
8 1 (1.27%) Forcepoint