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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 591 587 574
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Contract jobs citing GIAC 34 32 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.069% 0.063% 0.029%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.34% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 28 9
Median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £450 £445
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
10607 9550 9314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.54% 18.78% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6691 5677 5448
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 482 435
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +20.00%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +13 18 £425 -8.10% 10
North West -9 6 - - 1
Midlands - 5 £525 -
South East -17 3 - - 3
West Midlands -26 1 - -
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GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 67 (75.28%) Information Security
2 62 (69.66%) CISSP
3 36 (40.45%) Cybersecurity
4 35 (39.33%) CEH
5 33 (37.08%) CISM
6 27 (30.34%) Windows
6 27 (30.34%) Finance
7 23 (25.84%) Firewall
7 23 (25.84%) Python
8 22 (24.72%) SIEM
8 22 (24.72%) Degree
9 21 (23.60%) Security Architecture
9 21 (23.60%) Active Directory
9 21 (23.60%) Management Information System
10 19 (21.35%) Ethical Hacking
10 19 (21.35%) GCIH
10 19 (21.35%) Cyberthreat
10 19 (21.35%) Security Operations
11 18 (20.22%) Risk Management
12 17 (19.10%) Project Management
12 17 (19.10%) Microsoft
12 17 (19.10%) Penetration Testing
13 16 (17.98%) Intrusion Detection
13 16 (17.98%) SANS
14 15 (16.85%) GCIA
14 15 (16.85%) Unix
14 15 (16.85%) Linux
14 15 (16.85%) Perl
15 14 (15.73%) ISSAP
15 14 (15.73%) PCI DSS

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 (3.37%) Apache
1 3 (3.37%) JBoss
1 3 (3.37%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.12%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.12%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.12%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.24%) SaaS
2 6 (6.74%) Azure Active Directory
2 6 (6.74%) IaaS
2 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.74%) PaaS
3 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (25.84%) Firewall
2 16 (17.98%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (12.36%) TCP/IP
4 10 (11.24%) Network Security
5 8 (8.99%) tcpdump
5 8 (8.99%) Wireshark
6 6 (6.74%) Internet
7 5 (5.62%) DNS
7 5 (5.62%) LDAP
7 5 (5.62%) Wireless
8 4 (4.49%) DHCP
8 4 (4.49%) MPLS
9 2 (2.25%) LAN
9 2 (2.25%) VPN
9 2 (2.25%) WAN
10 1 (1.12%) DMZ
10 1 (1.12%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.87%) GIS
2 1 (1.12%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.49%) AppScan
1 4 (4.49%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.25%) Fiddler
General
1 27 (30.34%) Finance
2 8 (8.99%) Retail
3 7 (7.87%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.49%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.49%) Legal
4 4 (4.49%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.25%) Games
6 1 (1.12%) Automotive
6 1 (1.12%) Banking
6 1 (1.12%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.12%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 28 (31.46%) Analyst
2 25 (28.09%) Security Analyst
3 16 (17.98%) Consultant
3 16 (17.98%) Security Consultant
4 15 (16.85%) Architect
5 14 (15.73%) Security Architect
6 13 (14.61%) Senior Analyst
7 12 (13.48%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 12 (13.48%) Senior Security Analyst
8 9 (10.11%) Security Engineer
9 8 (8.99%) Incident Analyst
9 8 (8.99%) Penetration Tester
9 8 (8.99%) Tester
10 7 (7.87%) Senior Incident Analyst
11 6 (6.74%) Cybersecurity Engineer
12 5 (5.62%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 4 (4.49%) Operations Consultant
13 4 (4.49%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
13 4 (4.49%) SOC Consultant
13 4 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.60%) Management Information System
2 19 (21.35%) Cyberthreat
3 12 (13.48%) Security Operations Centre
4 10 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (8.99%) Computer Science
6 5 (5.62%) Cryptography
6 5 (5.62%) SCADA
7 4 (4.49%) Data Centre
7 4 (4.49%) Driving Licence
7 4 (4.49%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (3.37%) Equities
8 3 (3.37%) Fixed Income
9 2 (2.25%) Blackberry
9 2 (2.25%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (2.25%) PKI
9 2 (2.25%) Virtual Team
10 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
10 1 (1.12%) Online Games
10 1 (1.12%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 27 (30.34%) Windows
2 15 (16.85%) Linux
2 15 (16.85%) Unix
3 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.25%) Android
4 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.12%) Kali Linux
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (75.28%) Information Security
2 36 (40.45%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (24.72%) SIEM
4 21 (23.60%) Security Architecture
5 19 (21.35%) Ethical Hacking
5 19 (21.35%) Security Operations
6 18 (20.22%) Risk Management
7 17 (19.10%) Penetration Testing
7 17 (19.10%) Project Management
8 13 (14.61%) Incident Management
9 12 (13.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 11 (12.36%) TOGAF
11 9 (10.11%) Digital Forensics
11 9 (10.11%) Network Design
11 9 (10.11%) Risk Assessment
11 9 (10.11%) Time Management
11 9 (10.11%) Vulnerability Management
12 8 (8.99%) Information Assurance
12 8 (8.99%) ITIL
12 8 (8.99%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.84%) Python
2 15 (16.85%) Perl
3 10 (11.24%) C#
4 9 (10.11%) Java
4 9 (10.11%) PowerShell
5 8 (8.99%) C++
6 7 (7.87%) C
7 6 (6.74%) Ruby
7 6 (6.74%) VB
8 5 (5.62%) SQL
9 2 (2.25%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 62 (69.66%) CISSP
2 35 (39.33%) CEH
3 33 (37.08%) CISM
4 22 (24.72%) Degree
5 19 (21.35%) GCIH
6 16 (17.98%) SANS
7 15 (16.85%) GCIA
8 14 (15.73%) ISSAP
9 12 (13.48%) CISA
10 11 (12.36%) GCFA
11 10 (11.24%) CREST Certified
11 10 (11.24%) GCFE
11 10 (11.24%) Security Cleared
12 8 (8.99%) CFCE
12 8 (8.99%) EnCE
13 6 (6.74%) GPEN
13 6 (6.74%) OSCP
13 6 (6.74%) SC Cleared
14 5 (5.62%) CRISC
14 5 (5.62%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.73%) PCI DSS
2 12 (13.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (4.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (4.49%) RMADS
4 2 (2.25%) ISO27002
5 1 (1.12%) COBIT
5 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (23.60%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.37%) Snort
3 1 (1.12%) Cygwin
3 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (10.11%) EnCase
2 6 (6.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 6 (6.74%) Nessus
3 4 (4.49%) Nmap
3 4 (4.49%) Puppet
4 3 (3.37%) OpenVAS
4 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (2.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.12%) FTK
6 1 (1.12%) QRadar
6 1 (1.12%) RSA Archer
6 1 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.12%) WebInspect
6 1 (1.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (19.10%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.24%) Splunk
3 9 (10.11%) Oracle
4 7 (7.87%) ArcSight
4 7 (7.87%) Cisco
4 7 (7.87%) Rapid7
5 4 (4.49%) IBM
6 3 (3.37%) Qualys
6 3 (3.37%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.37%) Sun
6 3 (3.37%) Veracode
7 1 (1.12%) AlienVault
7 1 (1.12%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.12%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.12%) FireEye
7 1 (1.12%) Kaspersky
7 1 (1.12%) LogLogic
7 1 (1.12%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.12%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.12%) Symantec