The table below looks at the statistics for GIAC in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIAC over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 238 215 -
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -
Contract jobs citing GIAC 4 17 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.044% 0.19% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.80% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 0
Average daily rate
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£585 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £500 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +42.85%
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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2308 2121 2368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.23% 23.97% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1191 1091 1064
Average daily rate £365 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 116 157
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.55 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.42% -32.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.93 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

GIAC
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

GIAC Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

GIAC
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

GIAC Daily Rate Trend in the South East

GIAC
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 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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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
Hampshire -8 3 £570 - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
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England

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (83.33%) CISSP
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Information Security
3 3 (50.00%) Computer Forensics
3 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (50.00%) CISM
3 3 (50.00%) Internet
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) SIEM
3 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (33.33%) CGEIT
4 2 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) Protective Monitoring
4 2 (33.33%) ArcSight
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (33.33%) GCIA
4 2 (33.33%) GCIH
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (16.67%) CEH
5 1 (16.67%) Sourcefire
5 1 (16.67%) Snort
5 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 3 (50.00%) Internet
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
3 1 (16.67%) tcpdump
3 1 (16.67%) LDAP
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) SMTP
3 1 (16.67%) FTP
3 1 (16.67%) HTTP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Cyber Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Management Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Information Security
2 3 (50.00%) Computer Forensics
2 3 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (50.00%) SIEM
3 2 (33.33%) Protective Monitoring
3 2 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (16.67%) Change Control
4 1 (16.67%) Cyber Security
4 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
4 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CISSP
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) CISM
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) GCIA
3 2 (33.33%) GCIH
3 2 (33.33%) CGEIT
4 1 (16.67%) CEH
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Snort
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) ArcSight
2 1 (16.67%) Sourcefire