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 May 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 585 589 567
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -22
Contract jobs citing GIAC 32 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.065% 0.041% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.21% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 15
Median daily rate £500 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £396 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £610 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £425 £448
% change year-on-year
-23.52% -5.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £68.00 -
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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
10440 9502 9618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.26% 19.32% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6565 5502 5679
Median daily rate £406 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £540 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 342 472 489
Median hourly rate £26.50 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.57% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.47 £13.00 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

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 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC within the England region over the 3 months to 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 0 17 £500 -11.11% 9
South East -6 10 - - 5
North West -8 2 - -
South West - 2 - - 4
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GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 56 (73.68%) CISSP
2 52 (68.42%) Information Security
3 39 (51.32%) CISM
4 36 (47.37%) Cybersecurity
5 31 (40.79%) CEH
6 29 (38.16%) Finance
7 22 (28.95%) SIEM
8 19 (25.00%) Management Information System
8 19 (25.00%) Firewall
8 19 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
8 19 (25.00%) GCIH
9 18 (23.68%) Python
9 18 (23.68%) SANS
10 17 (22.37%) CISA
10 17 (22.37%) Security Architecture
11 16 (21.05%) Risk Management
11 16 (21.05%) Security Operations
12 15 (19.74%) GCIA
12 15 (19.74%) Intrusion Detection
12 15 (19.74%) Windows
12 15 (19.74%) Penetration Testing
12 15 (19.74%) Degree
13 14 (18.42%) PCI DSS
13 14 (18.42%) Cyberthreat
13 14 (18.42%) Project Management
14 13 (17.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 12 (15.79%) Active Directory
15 12 (15.79%) Unix
16 11 (14.47%) ISSAP
16 11 (14.47%) Incident Management

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 3 (3.95%) Apache
1 3 (3.95%) JBoss
1 3 (3.95%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.32%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.32%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (25.00%) Firewall
2 15 (19.74%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (13.16%) Network Security
3 10 (13.16%) TCP/IP
4 7 (9.21%) Internet
5 5 (6.58%) DNS
5 5 (6.58%) LDAP
6 4 (5.26%) DHCP
6 4 (5.26%) MPLS
7 3 (3.95%) tcpdump
7 3 (3.95%) Wireless
7 3 (3.95%) Wireshark
8 2 (2.63%) LAN
8 2 (2.63%) VPN
8 2 (2.63%) WAN
9 1 (1.32%) DMZ
9 1 (1.32%) Intranet
9 1 (1.32%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.95%) GIS
2 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) AppScan
1 3 (3.95%) Metasploit
General
1 29 (38.16%) Finance
2 8 (10.53%) Retail
3 7 (9.21%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.58%) Legal
5 4 (5.26%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.63%) Games
7 1 (1.32%) Banking
7 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.32%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 24 (31.58%) Analyst
2 23 (30.26%) Security Analyst
3 19 (25.00%) Consultant
3 19 (25.00%) Security Consultant
4 13 (17.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 10 (13.16%) Architect
5 10 (13.16%) Security Architect
6 9 (11.84%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (11.84%) Senior Security Analyst
7 8 (10.53%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 6 (7.89%) Penetration Tester
8 6 (7.89%) Tester
9 5 (6.58%) Security Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Architect
10 4 (5.26%) Incident Analyst
10 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Operations Consultant
10 4 (5.26%) Security Specialist
10 4 (5.26%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
10 4 (5.26%) SOC Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 14 (18.42%) Cyberthreat
3 10 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (13.16%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (6.58%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.58%) Cryptography
4 5 (6.58%) SCADA
5 4 (5.26%) Data Centre
5 4 (5.26%) Driving Licence
5 4 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.95%) Equities
6 3 (3.95%) Fixed Income
7 2 (2.63%) PKI
8 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.32%) Online Games
8 1 (1.32%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.74%) Windows
2 12 (15.79%) Unix
3 10 (13.16%) Linux
4 3 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (68.42%) Information Security
2 36 (47.37%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (28.95%) SIEM
4 19 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 17 (22.37%) Security Architecture
6 16 (21.05%) Risk Management
6 16 (21.05%) Security Operations
7 15 (19.74%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (18.42%) Project Management
9 11 (14.47%) Incident Management
10 10 (13.16%) Information Assurance
10 10 (13.16%) Risk Assessment
10 10 (13.16%) Vulnerability Management
11 9 (11.84%) Threat Modelling
12 8 (10.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 7 (9.21%) Risk Analysis
13 7 (9.21%) Target Operating Model
14 6 (7.89%) Change Management
14 6 (7.89%) ITIL
14 6 (7.89%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.68%) Python
2 10 (13.16%) C#
2 10 (13.16%) Perl
3 8 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 7 (9.21%) Java
5 6 (7.89%) C++
5 6 (7.89%) VB
6 5 (6.58%) C
6 5 (6.58%) SQL
7 2 (2.63%) Ruby
8 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 56 (73.68%) CISSP
2 39 (51.32%) CISM
3 31 (40.79%) CEH
4 19 (25.00%) GCIH
5 18 (23.68%) SANS
6 17 (22.37%) CISA
7 15 (19.74%) Degree
7 15 (19.74%) GCIA
8 11 (14.47%) ISSAP
9 9 (11.84%) CREST Certified
9 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
10 6 (7.89%) CRISC
10 6 (7.89%) GPEN
10 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
11 5 (6.58%) GCFA
11 5 (6.58%) GCFE
11 5 (6.58%) GWAPT
11 5 (6.58%) OSCP
12 4 (5.26%) DV Cleared
12 4 (5.26%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.42%) PCI DSS
2 13 (17.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (5.26%) RMADS
4 2 (2.63%) COBIT
4 2 (2.63%) ISO27002
5 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.32%) Snort
2 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) Nessus
2 6 (7.89%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (5.26%) EnCase
3 4 (5.26%) Nmap
3 4 (5.26%) OpenVAS
3 4 (5.26%) Puppet
4 3 (3.95%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (2.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.32%) FTK
6 1 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.89%) Oracle
3 4 (5.26%) Qualys
4 3 (3.95%) ArcSight
4 3 (3.95%) IBM
4 3 (3.95%) Rapid7
4 3 (3.95%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.95%) Splunk
4 3 (3.95%) Sun
4 3 (3.95%) Veracode
5 1 (1.32%) AlienVault
5 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.32%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.32%) HP
5 1 (1.32%) Juniper
5 1 (1.32%) LogLogic
5 1 (1.32%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.32%) Lotus
5 1 (1.32%) Sophos
5 1 (1.32%) VMware