The table below looks at the statistics for GIAC in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GIAC over the 3 months to 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 608 631 577
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -54
Contract jobs citing GIAC 45 27 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.046% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 0.24% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 41
Median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £469 £506
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11087 11286 10781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.49% 19.32% 19.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6908 6795 6114
Median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 536 463
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.06 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

GIAC
Jobs Demand Trend

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

GIAC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GIAC
Daily Rate Trend

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

GIAC Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GIAC
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GIAC within the UK over the 3 months to 26 August 2016.

GIAC Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GIAC
Hourly Rate Trend

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

GIAC Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

GIAC
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC within the UK over the 3 months to 26 August 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
England +19 43 £500 +5.26% 27
London +1 19 £381 -19.73% 9
South East +20 12 £475 +5.55% 5
Buckinghamshire +16 8 £475 -1.55%
Milton Keynes +15 8 £475 -1.55%
Midlands - 5 £525 -
North West +17 4 - - 1
Merseyside - 4 - - 1
Surrey - 4 - -
Liverpool - 3 - - 1
City of London +26 2 £382 +52.80% 1
Warwickshire -5 2 £500 +2.56%
West Midlands -28 2 £500 +9.58% 2
Docklands, London - 2 £525 -
West Yorkshire +8 1 - - 3
Yorkshire -1 1 - - 3
Wirral - 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 - - 1
Leeds - 1 - - 3

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 with a requirement for GIAC.

1 62 (78.48%) CISSP
2 59 (74.68%) Information Security
3 31 (39.24%) Windows
3 31 (39.24%) Cybersecurity
4 29 (36.71%) CISM
5 26 (32.91%) CEH
6 23 (29.11%) GCIH
6 23 (29.11%) Security Architecture
7 22 (27.85%) Python
8 19 (24.05%) Active Directory
8 19 (24.05%) Firewall
8 19 (24.05%) Finance
8 19 (24.05%) Degree
9 18 (22.78%) SIEM
9 18 (22.78%) Risk Management
9 18 (22.78%) Management Information System
9 18 (22.78%) GCIA
9 18 (22.78%) Microsoft
9 18 (22.78%) Linux
10 17 (21.52%) TCP/IP
11 16 (20.25%) Cisco
11 16 (20.25%) Cyberthreat
12 15 (18.99%) Project Management
13 14 (17.72%) Intrusion Detection
13 14 (17.72%) Ethical Hacking
13 14 (17.72%) Security Operations
14 13 (16.46%) Network Design
14 13 (16.46%) Security Cleared
14 13 (16.46%) Splunk
14 13 (16.46%) C#

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.53%) Apache
1 2 (2.53%) IIS
1 2 (2.53%) JBoss
1 2 (2.53%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.27%) Confluence
2 1 (1.27%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.19%) SaaS
2 8 (10.13%) IaaS
3 7 (8.86%) Azure Active Directory
3 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (8.86%) PaaS
4 5 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (24.05%) Firewall
2 17 (21.52%) TCP/IP
3 14 (17.72%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (12.66%) Wireshark
5 9 (11.39%) Network Security
6 7 (8.86%) Wireless
7 6 (7.59%) tcpdump
8 5 (6.33%) DHCP
8 5 (6.33%) DNS
8 5 (6.33%) Internet
9 4 (5.06%) Ethernet
9 4 (5.06%) IPv4
9 4 (5.06%) IPv6
9 4 (5.06%) LDAP
9 4 (5.06%) OSPF
9 4 (5.06%) VPN
10 3 (3.80%) MRTG
11 2 (2.53%) LAN
11 2 (2.53%) WAN
12 1 (1.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.33%) GIS
2 1 (1.27%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) AppScan
1 4 (5.06%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.53%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.27%) JIRA
General
1 19 (24.05%) Finance
2 8 (10.13%) Legal
3 7 (8.86%) Retail
4 5 (6.33%) Manufacturing
4 5 (6.33%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.06%) Financial Institution
5 4 (5.06%) Games
6 3 (3.80%) Advertising
7 2 (2.53%) Automotive
7 2 (2.53%) Banking
8 1 (1.27%) Electronics
8 1 (1.27%) Marketing
8 1 (1.27%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 24 (30.38%) Analyst
2 22 (27.85%) Security Analyst
3 15 (18.99%) Architect
4 13 (16.46%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 13 (16.46%) Security Architect
5 12 (15.19%) Consultant
6 8 (10.13%) Security Consultant
6 8 (10.13%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (8.86%) Security Engineer
7 7 (8.86%) Senior Security Analyst
8 6 (7.59%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) Incident Analyst
9 5 (6.33%) Senior Incident Analyst
9 5 (6.33%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (5.06%) Administrator
10 4 (5.06%) ArcSight Consultant
10 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (5.06%) Network Administrator
10 4 (5.06%) Network Security Administrator
10 4 (5.06%) Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) Regular Expression
2 2 (2.53%) .NET
3 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.78%) Management Information System
2 16 (20.25%) Cyberthreat
3 12 (15.19%) Computer Science
4 11 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (10.13%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (6.33%) SCADA
7 4 (5.06%) Driving Licence
7 4 (5.06%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (3.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (3.80%) Equities
8 3 (3.80%) Fixed Income
9 2 (2.53%) Blackberry
9 2 (2.53%) Cryptography
9 2 (2.53%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (2.53%) PKI
9 2 (2.53%) Virtual Team
10 1 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (1.27%) Mathematics
10 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
10 1 (1.27%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 31 (39.24%) Windows
2 18 (22.78%) Linux
3 12 (15.19%) Unix
4 2 (2.53%) Android
4 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.27%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (74.68%) Information Security
2 31 (39.24%) Cybersecurity
3 23 (29.11%) Security Architecture
4 18 (22.78%) Risk Management
4 18 (22.78%) SIEM
5 15 (18.99%) Project Management
6 14 (17.72%) Ethical Hacking
6 14 (17.72%) Security Operations
7 13 (16.46%) Network Design
8 12 (15.19%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (11.39%) Change Management
9 9 (11.39%) Time Management
9 9 (11.39%) TOGAF
10 8 (10.13%) E-Commerce
10 8 (10.13%) Incident Management
10 8 (10.13%) ITIL
10 8 (10.13%) Service Management
10 8 (10.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 7 (8.86%) Security Testing
12 6 (7.59%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.85%) Python
2 13 (16.46%) C#
3 12 (15.19%) Perl
4 11 (13.92%) PowerShell
5 10 (12.66%) SQL
6 9 (11.39%) VB
7 7 (8.86%) Java
8 6 (7.59%) C++
8 6 (7.59%) Ruby
9 5 (6.33%) C
10 4 (5.06%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.53%) Assembly Language
12 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 62 (78.48%) CISSP
2 29 (36.71%) CISM
3 26 (32.91%) CEH
4 23 (29.11%) GCIH
5 19 (24.05%) Degree
6 18 (22.78%) GCIA
7 13 (16.46%) Security Cleared
8 12 (15.19%) SANS
9 10 (12.66%) ISSAP
9 10 (12.66%) SC Cleared
10 9 (11.39%) GCFA
11 8 (10.13%) CISA
12 6 (7.59%) CFCE
12 6 (7.59%) DV Cleared
12 6 (7.59%) EnCE
12 6 (7.59%) GCFE
13 5 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (6.33%) GSEC
14 4 (5.06%) CCNA
14 4 (5.06%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.19%) PCI DSS
2 10 (12.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (5.06%) RMADS
4 3 (3.80%) ISO27002
5 1 (1.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 19 (24.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.80%) Snort
3 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.27%) Cygwin
4 1 (1.27%) Firmware
4 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (11.39%) EnCase
2 6 (7.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 5 (6.33%) QRadar
4 4 (5.06%) Nagios
4 4 (5.06%) Nessus
4 4 (5.06%) Puppet
5 2 (2.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (2.53%) Nmap
5 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (2.53%) WSUS
6 1 (1.27%) ArcSight ESM
6 1 (1.27%) OpenVAS
6 1 (1.27%) RSA Archer
6 1 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.27%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 18 (22.78%) Microsoft
2 16 (20.25%) Cisco
3 13 (16.46%) Splunk
4 10 (12.66%) ArcSight
5 8 (10.13%) CheckPoint
6 6 (7.59%) Oracle
7 5 (6.33%) Rapid7
8 4 (5.06%) Fortinet
8 4 (5.06%) IBM
8 4 (5.06%) Infoblox
8 4 (5.06%) Intel Security
9 3 (3.80%) Riverbed
9 3 (3.80%) Sun
9 3 (3.80%) Veracode
10 2 (2.53%) HP
10 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.53%) Varonis
10 2 (2.53%) VMware
11 1 (1.27%) Remedy
11 1 (1.27%) Symantec
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