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 27 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 153 148 133
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Contract jobs citing GIAC 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.055% 0.065%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.77% 0.27% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £450 £445
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +1.12%
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
780 752 612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.55% 20.67% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 362 309
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 75 53
Median hourly rate £43.00 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.11% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £11.60 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £53.54 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £24.12 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+18.67% +23.69%

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 27 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
Merseyside - 5 - -
Manchester -17 1 - - 1
GIAC
England

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 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 North West region with a requirement for GIAC.

1 7 (77.78%) Information Security
2 6 (66.67%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) GCFA
2 6 (66.67%) Degree
3 5 (55.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 5 (55.56%) Cyberthreat
3 5 (55.56%) GCFE
4 4 (44.44%) Rapid7
4 4 (44.44%) EnCase
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) GIS
4 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 4 (44.44%) Wireshark
4 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
4 4 (44.44%) EnCE
4 4 (44.44%) tcpdump
4 4 (44.44%) Splunk
4 4 (44.44%) ArcSight
4 4 (44.44%) CFCE
4 4 (44.44%) Digital Forensics
5 3 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (33.33%) CISSP
5 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (22.22%) Perl
6 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 2 (22.22%) CEH
6 2 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (22.22%) SIEM
6 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills

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 6 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) tcpdump
2 4 (44.44%) Wireshark
3 3 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 1 (11.11%) DHCP
5 1 (11.11%) DMZ
5 1 (11.11%) DNS
5 1 (11.11%) LAN
5 1 (11.11%) Network Security
5 1 (11.11%) VPN
5 1 (11.11%) WAN
5 1 (11.11%) Wireless
5 1 (11.11%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) GIS
General
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Security Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Incident Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Senior Incident Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Senior Security Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Security Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Handler
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) IT Security Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Security Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Security Operations Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
3 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (11.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Information Security
2 5 (55.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 4 (44.44%) Digital Forensics
4 2 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (22.22%) Security Operations
4 2 (22.22%) SIEM
5 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (11.11%) Data Privacy
5 1 (11.11%) Database Security
5 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (11.11%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (11.11%) Threat Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Threat Management
5 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
5 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Perl
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
1 6 (66.67%) GCFA
2 5 (55.56%) GCFE
3 4 (44.44%) CFCE
3 4 (44.44%) EnCE
4 3 (33.33%) CISSP
5 2 (22.22%) CEH
6 1 (11.11%) CCNP
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (11.11%) CISM
6 1 (11.11%) GREM
6 1 (11.11%) OSCP
6 1 (11.11%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) EnCase
2 1 (11.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) ArcSight
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 4 (44.44%) Rapid7
1 4 (44.44%) Splunk
2 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
2 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
2 1 (11.11%) Juniper
2 1 (11.11%) Kaspersky
2 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto
2 1 (11.11%) Sophos