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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 555 522 536
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +14
Contract jobs citing GIAC 30 33 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.060% 0.070% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.39% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 23 3
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£500 £475 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -17.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £402 £555
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £570 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £475 -
% change year-on-year
-18.15% -
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
10264 8463 8084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.59% 17.95% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6090 4810 4279
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 349 558
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -21.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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 +5 17 £500 +5.26% 7
South East - 8 £572 - 4
Yorkshire - 3 £390 - 4
East of England -11 2 £375 -16.66%
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 2
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GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 77 (87.50%) CISSP
2 67 (76.14%) Information Security
3 41 (46.59%) TCP/IP
4 40 (45.45%) Firewall
5 31 (35.23%) CISM
6 30 (34.09%) Windows
6 30 (34.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 29 (32.95%) ITIL
7 29 (32.95%) Risk Management
7 29 (32.95%) Network Security
8 28 (31.82%) GCIA
9 24 (27.27%) CEH
9 24 (27.27%) Information Assurance
10 22 (25.00%) Finance
10 22 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
11 21 (23.86%) CISA
11 21 (23.86%) Vulnerability Management
11 21 (23.86%) Cyber Security
12 20 (22.73%) Internet
12 20 (22.73%) Degree
13 19 (21.59%) Microsoft
14 18 (20.45%) SQL
14 18 (20.45%) Change Control
15 17 (19.32%) UNIX
15 17 (19.32%) Intrusion Detection
16 16 (18.18%) Project Management
16 16 (18.18%) Management Information System
16 16 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
16 16 (18.18%) PCI DSS
17 15 (17.05%) MCSE

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 8 (9.09%) IIS
2 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.14%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (14.77%) assyst
2 1 (1.14%) SAP GRC
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (46.59%) TCP/IP
2 40 (45.45%) Firewall
3 29 (32.95%) Network Security
4 20 (22.73%) Internet
5 17 (19.32%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (14.77%) Intranet
7 3 (3.41%) FTP
8 1 (1.14%) HTTP
8 1 (1.14%) DNS
8 1 (1.14%) DMZ
8 1 (1.14%) LDAP
8 1 (1.14%) LAN
8 1 (1.14%) WAN
8 1 (1.14%) SMTP
8 1 (1.14%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.14%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
General
1 22 (25.00%) Finance
2 15 (17.05%) Legal
3 13 (14.77%) Law
4 12 (13.64%) Banking
5 3 (3.41%) Retail
5 3 (3.41%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.27%) Advertising
6 2 (2.27%) Games
7 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 55 (62.50%) Analyst
2 47 (53.41%) Security Analyst
3 31 (35.23%) Information Analyst
3 31 (35.23%) Information Security Analyst
4 14 (15.91%) Security Specialist
5 13 (14.77%) Information Security Specialist
5 13 (14.77%) Information Specialist
6 12 (13.64%) Product Specialist
6 12 (13.64%) Product Analyst
7 11 (12.50%) Project Manager
7 11 (12.50%) Consultant
8 9 (10.23%) Security Consultant
9 8 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (7.95%) Senior Information Analyst
10 7 (7.95%) Senior Security Analyst
10 7 (7.95%) Senior Information Security Analyst
11 6 (6.82%) Security Manager
12 4 (4.55%) Security Engineer
12 4 (4.55%) Information Manager
12 4 (4.55%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) .NET
2 1 (1.14%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 9 (10.23%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.68%) Human Factors
5 4 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (3.41%) PMI
7 2 (2.27%) Online Games
7 2 (2.27%) Fixed Income
7 2 (2.27%) Equities
8 1 (1.14%) Economics
8 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 30 (34.09%) Windows
2 17 (19.32%) UNIX
3 14 (15.91%) Linux
4 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (76.14%) Information Security
2 29 (32.95%) Risk Management
2 29 (32.95%) ITIL
3 24 (27.27%) Information Assurance
4 22 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 21 (23.86%) Vulnerability Management
5 21 (23.86%) Cyber Security
6 18 (20.45%) Change Control
7 16 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
7 16 (18.18%) Project Management
8 14 (15.91%) Data Protection
9 13 (14.77%) Incident Management
9 13 (14.77%) SIEM
10 12 (13.64%) ISMS
11 10 (11.36%) Change Management
12 9 (10.23%) PRINCE2
12 9 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (9.09%) Network Design
13 8 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
14 7 (7.95%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.45%) SQL
2 5 (5.68%) C
3 2 (2.27%) Java
4 1 (1.14%) Perl
4 1 (1.14%) C#
4 1 (1.14%) Python
4 1 (1.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 77 (87.50%) CISSP
2 31 (35.23%) CISM
3 28 (31.82%) GCIA
4 24 (27.27%) CEH
5 21 (23.86%) CISA
6 20 (22.73%) Degree
7 15 (17.05%) CRISC
7 15 (17.05%) MCSE
7 15 (17.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (13.64%) Network+ Certification
8 12 (13.64%) Security Cleared
8 12 (13.64%) SC Cleared
9 10 (11.36%) CNA
9 10 (11.36%) Novell Certification
10 9 (10.23%) PMP
10 9 (10.23%) PMI Certification
11 6 (6.82%) GCIH
12 4 (4.55%) GSEC
13 3 (3.41%) SSCP
14 2 (2.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (34.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (18.18%) PCI DSS
3 8 (9.09%) COBIT
4 3 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 3 (3.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.14%) QA
5 1 (1.14%) BS25999
System Software
1 5 (5.68%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.41%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (7.95%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 5 (5.68%) Tivoli
2 5 (5.68%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (1.14%) Nessus
Vendors
1 19 (21.59%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.09%) Oracle
3 7 (7.95%) ArcSight
3 7 (7.95%) Sun
4 5 (5.68%) SAP
5 2 (2.27%) IBM
6 1 (1.14%) AlgoSec
6 1 (1.14%) Dell
6 1 (1.14%) Software AG
6 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.14%) webMethods
6 1 (1.14%) Sourcefire
6 1 (1.14%) Qualys
6 1 (1.14%) Tufin
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