The table below looks at the statistics for GIAC in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIAC over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 131 134 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing GIAC 8 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.067% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.31% 0.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate
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£525 £283 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £511 £438 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.85% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
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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 North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
611 507 664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.24% 17.04% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 239 342
Average daily rate £375 £305 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% -16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 52 49
Average hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £10.50 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.75 £28.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

GIAC
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

GIAC Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

GIAC
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

GIAC Daily Rate Trend in the North West

GIAC
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 11 (100.00%) CISSP
2 10 (90.91%) Finance
2 10 (90.91%) CRISC
3 9 (81.82%) Banking
3 9 (81.82%) Information Security
4 8 (72.73%) CISM
5 7 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (63.64%) COBIT
5 7 (63.64%) Risk Assessment
5 7 (63.64%) Risk Analysis
5 7 (63.64%) CRAMM
5 7 (63.64%) PCI DSS
6 5 (45.45%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (45.45%) Data Protection
7 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (27.27%) CISA
8 3 (27.27%) C
9 2 (18.18%) UNIX
9 2 (18.18%) Windows
9 2 (18.18%) Advertising
9 2 (18.18%) IT Governance
9 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (9.09%) SIEM
10 1 (9.09%) Retail
10 1 (9.09%) CEH
10 1 (9.09%) Migration
10 1 (9.09%) GCIA

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

General
1 10 (90.91%) Finance
2 9 (81.82%) Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Advertising
4 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
2 6 (54.55%) Risk Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Security Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Security Risk Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Information Risk Manager
5 1 (9.09%) IT Risk Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Risk Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Build Manager
5 1 (9.09%) IT Audit Manager
5 1 (9.09%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Auditor
5 1 (9.09%) IT Risk Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Information Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Risk Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Information Manager
5 1 (9.09%) IT Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Audit Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Information Security
2 7 (63.64%) Risk Analysis
2 7 (63.64%) CRAMM
2 7 (63.64%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (45.45%) Data Protection
4 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (18.18%) IT Governance
6 1 (9.09%) Migration
6 1 (9.09%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) CISSP
2 10 (90.91%) CRISC
3 8 (72.73%) CISM
4 3 (27.27%) CISA
5 1 (9.09%) GCIA
5 1 (9.09%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (63.64%) COBIT
1 7 (63.64%) PCI DSS