The table below looks at the statistics for GIAC in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 381 404 393
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -11
Contract jobs citing GIAC 27 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.066% 0.093%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 0.39% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 12
Average daily rate £550 £513 £474
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% +8.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £428 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £449 £380
% change year-on-year
-10.86% +18.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -
GIAC
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3871 3614 3711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.28% 17.03% 17.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2627 2428 2329
Average daily rate £450 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 79 78
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.75 £40.90
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 London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GIAC across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

GIAC Jobs Demand Trend in London

GIAC
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GIAC across the London region.

GIAC Daily Rate Trend in London

GIAC
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GIAC across the London region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

GIAC Daily Rate Histogram in London

GIAC
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC within the London 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
City of London +45 2 £638 +18.60% 2
GIAC
England

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 45 (81.82%) CISSP
2 38 (69.09%) Information Security
3 27 (49.09%) CISM
4 24 (43.64%) CISA
4 24 (43.64%) Firewall
4 24 (43.64%) Finance
4 24 (43.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (38.18%) SIEM
6 19 (34.55%) Cybersecurity
6 19 (34.55%) Windows
7 17 (30.91%) Security Architecture
8 14 (25.45%) Network Security
8 14 (25.45%) SANS
9 13 (23.64%) PCI DSS
9 13 (23.64%) Linux
10 12 (21.82%) Risk Assessment
10 12 (21.82%) Incident Management
10 12 (21.82%) Degree
10 12 (21.82%) Information Assurance
10 12 (21.82%) Security Operations
11 11 (20.00%) Threat Modelling
11 11 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
11 11 (20.00%) GCED
11 11 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 11 (20.00%) Risk Management
12 10 (18.18%) GCIH
12 10 (18.18%) SABSA
13 9 (16.36%) Wireshark
13 9 (16.36%) Active Directory
13 9 (16.36%) Project Management

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.64%) MS Office
1 2 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.45%) IaaS
2 3 (5.45%) PaaS
2 3 (5.45%) SaaS
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (43.64%) Firewall
2 14 (25.45%) Network Security
3 9 (16.36%) Wireshark
4 6 (10.91%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (10.91%) TCP/IP
4 6 (10.91%) WAN
5 5 (9.09%) Internet
5 5 (9.09%) VPN
6 4 (7.27%) LAN
7 3 (5.45%) DHCP
7 3 (5.45%) IPv4
7 3 (5.45%) IPv6
7 3 (5.45%) MRTG
7 3 (5.45%) OSPF
7 3 (5.45%) tcpdump
8 2 (3.64%) Ethernet
8 2 (3.64%) Wireless
9 1 (1.82%) DNS
9 1 (1.82%) SSL
9 1 (1.82%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) GIS
General
1 24 (43.64%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Games
3 7 (12.73%) Legal
4 5 (9.09%) Retail
5 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.64%) Advertising
6 2 (3.64%) Banking
7 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Analyst
2 14 (25.45%) Security Analyst
3 12 (21.82%) Consultant
3 12 (21.82%) Security Consultant
4 10 (18.18%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 10 (18.18%) Security Manager
5 6 (10.91%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) Senior Security Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Cybersecurity Manager
6 4 (7.27%) Incident Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) IT Security Specialist
6 4 (7.27%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.27%) Security Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Security Project Manager
6 4 (7.27%) Security Specialist
6 4 (7.27%) Senior Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Cybersecurity Architect
7 3 (5.45%) Security Risk Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Senior Incident Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.09%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (7.27%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.27%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (5.45%) Online Games
4 3 (5.45%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.82%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 19 (34.55%) Windows
2 13 (23.64%) Linux
3 9 (16.36%) Unix
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (69.09%) Information Security
2 21 (38.18%) SIEM
3 19 (34.55%) Cybersecurity
4 17 (30.91%) Security Architecture
5 12 (21.82%) Incident Management
5 12 (21.82%) Information Assurance
5 12 (21.82%) Risk Assessment
5 12 (21.82%) Security Operations
6 11 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 11 (20.00%) Threat Modelling
6 11 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 11 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 10 (18.18%) SABSA
8 9 (16.36%) Project Management
9 8 (14.55%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (12.73%) Information Security Management
10 7 (12.73%) Security Management
10 7 (12.73%) Target Operating Model
10 7 (12.73%) TOGAF
11 6 (10.91%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.45%) Perl
1 3 (5.45%) Python
2 2 (3.64%) Ruby
3 1 (1.82%) C
3 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 45 (81.82%) CISSP
2 27 (49.09%) CISM
3 24 (43.64%) CISA
4 14 (25.45%) SANS
5 12 (21.82%) Degree
6 11 (20.00%) GCED
7 10 (18.18%) GCIH
8 8 (14.55%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (12.73%) GCIA
10 6 (10.91%) CCNA
11 5 (9.09%) CCNP
11 5 (9.09%) CRISC
11 5 (9.09%) GCFA
11 5 (9.09%) ISSAP
12 4 (7.27%) CEH
12 4 (7.27%) GCFE
13 3 (5.45%) CCSE
13 3 (5.45%) CFCE
13 3 (5.45%) EnCE
13 3 (5.45%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (43.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (23.64%) PCI DSS
3 5 (9.09%) ISO27002
4 1 (1.82%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (16.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.64%) Snort
3 1 (1.82%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) EnCase
2 3 (5.45%) Nagios
2 3 (5.45%) Nessus
2 3 (5.45%) RSA enVision
3 2 (3.64%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.82%) FTK
4 1 (1.82%) Nmap
4 1 (1.82%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 8 (14.55%) Cisco
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.91%) ArcSight
3 3 (5.45%) CheckPoint
3 3 (5.45%) Infoblox
3 3 (5.45%) LogLogic
3 3 (5.45%) NetWitness
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle
3 3 (5.45%) Qualys
3 3 (5.45%) Rapid7
3 3 (5.45%) Riverbed
3 3 (5.45%) Splunk
4 2 (3.64%) AppSense
4 2 (3.64%) Forcepoint
4 2 (3.64%) Intel Security
4 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds
4 2 (3.64%) Tufin