The table below looks at the statistics for GIAC in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIAC over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK / Scotland
Rank 109 128 -
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -
Contract jobs citing GIAC 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.057% 0.078% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £500 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £433
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -7.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50

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

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
281 466 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.97% 18.27% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 229 258
Median daily rate £334 £356 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £260 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £448 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 29
Median hourly rate £37.50 £20.75 £16.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.72% +22.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £15.25 £13.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.14 £42.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

GIAC
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing GIAC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

GIAC Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

GIAC
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

GIAC Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

GIAC
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GIAC across the Scotland region.

GIAC Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

GIAC
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 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
Glasgow - 1 £500 -
GIAC
UK

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for GIAC.

1 12 (100.00%) CISSP
1 12 (100.00%) CEH
2 9 (75.00%) Information Assurance
2 9 (75.00%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Cryptography
2 9 (75.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 9 (75.00%) CREST Certified
2 9 (75.00%) SANS
3 8 (66.67%) Information Security
3 8 (66.67%) Security Architecture
4 7 (58.33%) Configuration Management
5 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (50.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (25.00%) CISM
6 3 (25.00%) Process Management
6 3 (25.00%) Firewall
6 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (25.00%) Perl
6 3 (25.00%) VBA
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) Linux
6 3 (25.00%) Python
6 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (25.00%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (25.00%) QRadar
6 3 (25.00%) Splunk
6 3 (25.00%) SIEM

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (25.00%) Firewall
1 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Consultant
1 9 (75.00%) Security Consultant
2 6 (50.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 5 (41.67%) Architect
3 5 (41.67%) Security Architect
4 3 (25.00%) SIEM Consultant
4 3 (25.00%) Splunk Consultant
5 2 (16.67%) CISSP Consultant
5 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (25.00%) Cyberthreat
1 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (75.00%) Cryptography
1 9 (75.00%) Cybersecurity
1 9 (75.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 9 (75.00%) Information Assurance
2 8 (66.67%) Information Security
2 8 (66.67%) Security Architecture
3 7 (58.33%) Configuration Management
4 6 (50.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (25.00%) Process Management
5 3 (25.00%) Security Operations
5 3 (25.00%) SIEM
5 3 (25.00%) Statistics
5 3 (25.00%) Threat Detection
5 3 (25.00%) Use Case
6 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Perl
1 3 (25.00%) Python
1 3 (25.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) CEH
1 12 (100.00%) CISSP
2 9 (75.00%) CREST Certified
2 9 (75.00%) SANS
3 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) CISM
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Splunk