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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 579 614 557
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -57
Contract jobs citing GIAC 43 28 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.087% 0.053% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.27% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 43
Median daily rate £450 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £300 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £693 £550 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £418 £513
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -18.53%
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
10143 10430 10216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.43% 19.74% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6274 6332 5697
Median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 493 427
Median hourly rate £27.50 £23.13 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.71 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -2 22 £381 -13.10% 17
South East +25 12 £475 +13.77% 11
North West +15 3 - - 3
South West - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire +8 2 £500 +66.66% 3
West Midlands -22 1 £500 -5.66% 1
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GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 61 (78.21%) CISSP
2 58 (74.36%) Information Security
3 31 (39.74%) Cybersecurity
4 29 (37.18%) Windows
5 28 (35.90%) CISM
6 26 (33.33%) CEH
7 24 (30.77%) Finance
8 20 (25.64%) Python
8 20 (25.64%) Degree
9 19 (24.36%) Cisco
9 19 (24.36%) Microsoft
10 18 (23.08%) Firewall
10 18 (23.08%) Cyberthreat
11 16 (20.51%) Ethical Hacking
11 16 (20.51%) Security Architecture
11 16 (20.51%) Management Information System
11 16 (20.51%) GCIH
11 16 (20.51%) Active Directory
11 16 (20.51%) Linux
12 15 (19.23%) Computer Science
12 15 (19.23%) Splunk
12 15 (19.23%) SIEM
13 14 (17.95%) PowerShell
13 14 (17.95%) TCP/IP
13 14 (17.95%) Network Design
14 13 (16.67%) TOGAF
14 13 (16.67%) Risk Management
14 13 (16.67%) Security Operations
15 12 (15.38%) CISA
15 12 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection

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 1 (1.28%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.28%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.26%) IaaS
1 8 (10.26%) SaaS
2 7 (8.97%) Azure Active Directory
2 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.97%) PaaS
3 5 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (23.08%) Firewall
2 14 (17.95%) TCP/IP
3 12 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (14.10%) Wireshark
5 9 (11.54%) Network Security
6 7 (8.97%) Wireless
7 6 (7.69%) tcpdump
8 5 (6.41%) Ethernet
8 5 (6.41%) IPv4
8 5 (6.41%) IPv6
8 5 (6.41%) OSPF
9 4 (5.13%) DHCP
9 4 (5.13%) MRTG
9 4 (5.13%) VPN
10 3 (3.85%) Internet
11 2 (2.56%) WAN
12 1 (1.28%) ISDN
12 1 (1.28%) LAN
12 1 (1.28%) LDAP
12 1 (1.28%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) GIS
2 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.28%) AppScan
2 1 (1.28%) Metasploit
General
1 24 (30.77%) Finance
2 8 (10.26%) Legal
3 6 (7.69%) Banking
4 5 (6.41%) Financial Institution
4 5 (6.41%) Retail
5 4 (5.13%) Advertising
5 4 (5.13%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.56%) Automotive
7 2 (2.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (37.18%) Analyst
2 25 (32.05%) Security Analyst
3 14 (17.95%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 11 (14.10%) Architect
4 11 (14.10%) Incident Analyst
5 9 (11.54%) Security Architect
6 8 (10.26%) Security Engineer
6 8 (10.26%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (8.97%) Senior Security Analyst
8 6 (7.69%) Consultant
8 6 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 6 (7.69%) Penetration Tester
8 6 (7.69%) Tester
9 5 (6.41%) ArcSight Consultant
9 5 (6.41%) Senior Incident Analyst
9 5 (6.41%) SIEM Consultant
9 5 (6.41%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (5.13%) Administrator
10 4 (5.13%) Network Administrator
10 4 (5.13%) Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) Regular Expression
2 2 (2.56%) .NET
3 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.08%) Cyberthreat
2 16 (20.51%) Management Information System
3 15 (19.23%) Computer Science
4 10 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (11.54%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (5.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (3.85%) Equities
7 3 (3.85%) Fixed Income
8 2 (2.56%) Blackberry
8 2 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (2.56%) Mathematics
8 2 (2.56%) PKI
8 2 (2.56%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.28%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 29 (37.18%) Windows
2 16 (20.51%) Linux
3 12 (15.38%) Unix
4 2 (2.56%) Android
4 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.28%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (74.36%) Information Security
2 31 (39.74%) Cybersecurity
3 16 (20.51%) Ethical Hacking
3 16 (20.51%) Security Architecture
4 15 (19.23%) SIEM
5 14 (17.95%) Network Design
6 13 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 13 (16.67%) Security Operations
6 13 (16.67%) TOGAF
7 11 (14.10%) Penetration Testing
7 11 (14.10%) Project Management
8 9 (11.54%) Incident Management
9 8 (10.26%) Data Loss Prevention
9 8 (10.26%) E-Commerce
9 8 (10.26%) Time Management
10 7 (8.97%) SABSA
10 7 (8.97%) Service Management
10 7 (8.97%) Use Case
10 7 (8.97%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 6 (7.69%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.64%) Python
2 14 (17.95%) PowerShell
3 11 (14.10%) C#
4 9 (11.54%) Perl
4 9 (11.54%) SQL
4 9 (11.54%) VB
5 6 (7.69%) Java
6 5 (6.41%) Ruby
6 5 (6.41%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.56%) Assembly Language
7 2 (2.56%) C
7 2 (2.56%) C++
7 2 (2.56%) PHP
8 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 61 (78.21%) CISSP
2 28 (35.90%) CISM
3 26 (33.33%) CEH
4 20 (25.64%) Degree
5 16 (20.51%) GCIH
6 12 (15.38%) CISA
6 12 (15.38%) GCIA
7 11 (14.10%) GCFA
7 11 (14.10%) SANS
8 9 (11.54%) Security Cleared
9 6 (7.69%) CFCE
9 6 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (7.69%) DV Cleared
9 6 (7.69%) EnCE
9 6 (7.69%) GCFE
9 6 (7.69%) ISSAP
9 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
10 5 (6.41%) CCNA
10 5 (6.41%) CCNP
10 5 (6.41%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.41%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.56%) ISO27002
4 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 16 (20.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.85%) Snort
3 1 (1.28%) Cygwin
3 1 (1.28%) Firmware
3 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (12.82%) EnCase
2 6 (7.69%) QRadar
3 5 (6.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 5 (6.41%) Nagios
4 2 (2.56%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.28%) Nmap
5 1 (1.28%) RSA Archer
5 1 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.28%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 19 (24.36%) Cisco
1 19 (24.36%) Microsoft
2 15 (19.23%) Splunk
3 12 (15.38%) ArcSight
4 10 (12.82%) CheckPoint
5 6 (7.69%) Intel Security
5 6 (7.69%) Oracle
5 6 (7.69%) Varonis
6 5 (6.41%) Fortinet
6 5 (6.41%) Infoblox
6 5 (6.41%) Rapid7
7 4 (5.13%) Riverbed
8 3 (3.85%) Sun
9 1 (1.28%) Forcepoint
9 1 (1.28%) IBM
9 1 (1.28%) Kaspersky
9 1 (1.28%) Lotus
9 1 (1.28%) Sophos
9 1 (1.28%) Sourcefire
9 1 (1.28%) Symantec
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