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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 148 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GIAC 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.095% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £825 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £523 £540 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.24% +44.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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 North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
585 784 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.61% 18.97% 19.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 431 321
Median daily rate £450 £389 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.75% +0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £535 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 44 52
Median hourly rate £35.63 £30.15 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.15% +78.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.71 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

GIAC
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing GIAC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 December 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
Merseyside - 2 - - 2
Manchester - 1 £825 -
GIAC
England

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 North West region with a requirement for GIAC.

1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
2 5 (83.33%) GCFA
2 5 (83.33%) CISSP
2 5 (83.33%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (83.33%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (66.67%) SANS
3 4 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (66.67%) CEH
3 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (66.67%) Incident Management
3 4 (66.67%) Perl
3 4 (66.67%) Python
4 2 (33.33%) Computer Security
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (16.67%) EnCase
5 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
5 1 (16.67%) GCFE
5 1 (16.67%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (16.67%) EnCE
5 1 (16.67%) Digital Forensics
5 1 (16.67%) tcpdump
5 1 (16.67%) Splunk
5 1 (16.67%) ArcSight
5 1 (16.67%) CFCE
5 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (16.67%) Rapid7
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) CISA

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) tcpdump
1 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) GIS
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Incident Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Incident Handler
2 2 (33.33%) IT Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Head of Cybersecurity
3 1 (16.67%) Head of Security
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Incident Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
2 5 (83.33%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (66.67%) Incident Management
3 4 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Computer Security
5 1 (16.67%) Digital Forensics
5 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
5 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Perl
1 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 4 (66.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CISSP
1 5 (83.33%) GCFA
2 4 (66.67%) CEH
2 4 (66.67%) SANS
3 1 (16.67%) CFCE
3 1 (16.67%) CISA
3 1 (16.67%) CISM
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) EnCE
3 1 (16.67%) GCFE
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) SSCP
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) EnCase
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) ArcSight
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Rapid7
1 1 (16.67%) Splunk