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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 122 - 104
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GIAC 5 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% - 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.89% - 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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£420 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £506 £500 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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UK

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
564 388 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.24% 15.55% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 203 132
Average daily rate £346 £353 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +11.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 35
Average hourly rate £15.77 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.15% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.95 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

GIAC
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GIAC across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GIAC across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

GIAC Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

GIAC
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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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
Edinburgh - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
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GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 13 (92.86%) Cisco Certification
1 13 (92.86%) Firewall
2 12 (85.71%) CISSP
2 12 (85.71%) Windows
3 8 (57.14%) SSCP
3 8 (57.14%) CCSP
3 8 (57.14%) CEH
4 7 (50.00%) ITIL
4 7 (50.00%) UNIX
4 7 (50.00%) LAN
4 7 (50.00%) WAN
5 6 (42.86%) Finance
5 6 (42.86%) ITIL V3
5 6 (42.86%) Cyber Security
6 5 (35.71%) CMDB
6 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
6 5 (35.71%) Change Management
6 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (35.71%) Cisco
6 5 (35.71%) MCSA
6 5 (35.71%) CCNA
6 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
7 4 (28.57%) Cryptography
7 4 (28.57%) Information Management
7 4 (28.57%) SIEM
7 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
8 3 (21.43%) CESG

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) Firewall
2 7 (50.00%) LAN
2 7 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Consultant
1 5 (35.71%) Security Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) IT Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) IT Security Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Security Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Security Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Architect
4 1 (7.14%) IT Security Architect
4 1 (7.14%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Security Manager
4 1 (7.14%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) CMDB
2 4 (28.57%) Cryptography
2 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 3 (21.43%) CESG
4 2 (14.29%) RMADS
4 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 1 (7.14%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (42.86%) ITIL V3
2 6 (42.86%) Cyber Security
3 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
3 5 (35.71%) Change Management
3 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
4 4 (28.57%) Information Management
4 4 (28.57%) SIEM
4 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (14.29%) Information Security
5 2 (14.29%) Security Management
6 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (85.71%) CISSP
3 8 (57.14%) SSCP
3 8 (57.14%) CCSP
3 8 (57.14%) CEH
4 5 (35.71%) MCSA
4 5 (35.71%) CCNA
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (21.43%) Degree
5 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
6 1 (7.14%) GCIH
6 1 (7.14%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) IBM