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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 560 559 539
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -20
Contract jobs citing GIAC 42 32 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.089% 0.068% 0.065%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.34% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 19
Average daily rate £550 £500 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £298 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £449 £380
% change year-on-year
-10.86% +18.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 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
10043 9505 8598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.28% 20.26% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6289 5562 4722
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 441 397
Average hourly rate £37.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +23 27 £550 +7.31% 21
South East +2 7 £335 -41.43% 14
South West +5 4 £550 +124.48% 4
Yorkshire -17 2 £438 +1.15% 4
North West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
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GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 63 (77.78%) CISSP
2 54 (66.67%) Information Security
3 38 (46.91%) CISM
4 33 (40.74%) Finance
5 31 (38.27%) CISA
6 30 (37.04%) Firewall
6 30 (37.04%) Cybersecurity
7 27 (33.33%) SIEM
8 26 (32.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 23 (28.40%) Windows
10 22 (27.16%) Security Architecture
11 19 (23.46%) SANS
12 18 (22.22%) PCI DSS
13 17 (20.99%) GCIH
14 16 (19.75%) Linux
14 16 (19.75%) Network Security
14 16 (19.75%) Information Assurance
15 15 (18.52%) Incident Management
16 14 (17.28%) Risk Management
16 14 (17.28%) CEH
16 14 (17.28%) Security Operations
17 13 (16.05%) Ethical Hacking
17 13 (16.05%) Risk Assessment
17 13 (16.05%) Management Information System
17 13 (16.05%) Penetration Testing
17 13 (16.05%) Degree
18 12 (14.81%) SABSA
18 12 (14.81%) Project Management
18 12 (14.81%) Unix
19 11 (13.58%) Active Directory

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (2.47%) Apache
1 2 (2.47%) JBoss
1 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.23%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.47%) MS Office
1 2 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.41%) SaaS
2 5 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.70%) IaaS
3 3 (3.70%) PaaS
4 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (37.04%) Firewall
2 16 (19.75%) Network Security
3 11 (13.58%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (12.35%) TCP/IP
5 9 (11.11%) Wireshark
6 8 (9.88%) Internet
7 6 (7.41%) WAN
8 5 (6.17%) DHCP
8 5 (6.17%) VPN
9 4 (4.94%) DNS
9 4 (4.94%) LAN
10 3 (3.70%) IPv4
10 3 (3.70%) IPv6
10 3 (3.70%) MPLS
10 3 (3.70%) MRTG
10 3 (3.70%) OSPF
10 3 (3.70%) tcpdump
11 2 (2.47%) Ethernet
11 2 (2.47%) LDAP
11 2 (2.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) GIS
2 1 (1.23%) Big Data
General
1 33 (40.74%) Finance
2 8 (9.88%) Games
3 7 (8.64%) Legal
4 5 (6.17%) Retail
5 3 (3.70%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.47%) Advertising
6 2 (2.47%) Banking
7 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.23%) Local Government
7 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (24.69%) Analyst
2 19 (23.46%) Security Analyst
3 15 (18.52%) Consultant
3 15 (18.52%) Security Consultant
4 12 (14.81%) Architect
4 12 (14.81%) Security Architect
5 10 (12.35%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 10 (12.35%) Security Manager
6 8 (9.88%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (9.88%) Senior Security Analyst
7 7 (8.64%) Cybersecurity Architect
7 7 (8.64%) Security Engineer
8 6 (7.41%) Security Specialist
9 5 (6.17%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (6.17%) IT Security Specialist
10 4 (4.94%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 4 (4.94%) Incident Analyst
10 4 (4.94%) Security Project Manager
10 4 (4.94%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.05%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.64%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (7.41%) Data Centre
5 5 (6.17%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (4.94%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.70%) Cryptography
7 3 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (3.70%) Driving Licence
7 3 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (3.70%) Online Games
7 3 (3.70%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.23%) PMI
8 1 (1.23%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 23 (28.40%) Windows
2 16 (19.75%) Linux
3 12 (14.81%) Unix
4 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (66.67%) Information Security
2 30 (37.04%) Cybersecurity
3 27 (33.33%) SIEM
4 22 (27.16%) Security Architecture
5 16 (19.75%) Information Assurance
6 15 (18.52%) Incident Management
7 14 (17.28%) Risk Management
7 14 (17.28%) Security Operations
8 13 (16.05%) Ethical Hacking
8 13 (16.05%) Penetration Testing
8 13 (16.05%) Risk Assessment
9 12 (14.81%) Project Management
9 12 (14.81%) SABSA
10 11 (13.58%) Threat Modelling
10 11 (13.58%) Vulnerability Management
10 11 (13.58%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 10 (12.35%) TOGAF
12 8 (9.88%) Security Management
13 7 (8.64%) Information Security Management
13 7 (8.64%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.11%) Python
2 6 (7.41%) Perl
3 3 (3.70%) C
3 3 (3.70%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.70%) SQL
4 2 (2.47%) C#
4 2 (2.47%) C++
4 2 (2.47%) Java
4 2 (2.47%) Ruby
4 2 (2.47%) VB
5 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 63 (77.78%) CISSP
2 38 (46.91%) CISM
3 31 (38.27%) CISA
4 19 (23.46%) SANS
5 17 (20.99%) GCIH
6 14 (17.28%) CEH
7 13 (16.05%) Degree
8 11 (13.58%) GCED
8 11 (13.58%) GCIA
9 8 (9.88%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (9.88%) GCFA
10 6 (7.41%) CCNA
10 6 (7.41%) CREST Certified
10 6 (7.41%) CRISC
10 6 (7.41%) ISSAP
11 5 (6.17%) CCNP
11 5 (6.17%) GCFE
12 4 (4.94%) CCSE
12 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
13 3 (3.70%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (32.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (22.22%) PCI DSS
3 5 (6.17%) ISO27002
4 3 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (2.47%) COBIT
5 2 (2.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (13.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.47%) Snort
3 1 (1.23%) Firmware
3 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (8.64%) EnCase
2 5 (6.17%) Nessus
3 3 (3.70%) Nagios
3 3 (3.70%) Nmap
3 3 (3.70%) OpenVAS
3 3 (3.70%) Puppet
3 3 (3.70%) RSA enVision
4 2 (2.47%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.47%) QRadar
4 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.23%) FTK
5 1 (1.23%) Nexpose
5 1 (1.23%) RSA Security Analytics
5 1 (1.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (11.11%) Cisco
2 8 (9.88%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.41%) ArcSight
4 5 (6.17%) CheckPoint
4 5 (6.17%) Qualys
5 4 (4.94%) Intel Security
5 4 (4.94%) Rapid7
6 3 (3.70%) Forcepoint
6 3 (3.70%) HP
6 3 (3.70%) Infoblox
6 3 (3.70%) LogLogic
6 3 (3.70%) NetWitness
6 3 (3.70%) Oracle
6 3 (3.70%) Riverbed
6 3 (3.70%) Splunk
7 2 (2.47%) AppSense
7 2 (2.47%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.47%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.47%) TippingPoint
7 2 (2.47%) Tufin
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