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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 564 578 536
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -42
Contract jobs citing GIAC 30 22 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.040% 0.047%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.20% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 11
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£450 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £220
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +105.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average 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 across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10772 10777 8865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.33% 19.52% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6112 6123 4725
Average daily rate £390 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £223 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 502 535 480
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £51.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

GIAC
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GIAC within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 April 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GIAC within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

GIAC Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

GIAC
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
England +5 28 £450 -10.00% 35
London +5 11 £600 +20.00% 11
South East 0 9 £395 -39.23% 10
East of England +26 7 £450 +80.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 £400 - 1
Milton Keynes - 6 £400 - 1
City of London +22 5 £600 +20.00% 2
Norfolk - 4 - -
Norwich - 4 - -
Bedfordshire - 3 £450 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £375 - 2
Luton - 2 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £450 -
County Antrim - 1 £475 -
Belfast - 1 £475 -
Dunstable - 1 £450 - 1
Feltham - 1 £450 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £450 -
Scotland - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £475 -

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 46 (80.70%) Information Security
2 42 (73.68%) CISSP
3 21 (36.84%) Management Information System
3 21 (36.84%) Vulnerability Management
4 20 (35.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (31.58%) CISM
5 18 (31.58%) CEH
6 15 (26.32%) Risk Management
6 15 (26.32%) PCI DSS
7 14 (24.56%) Security Architecture
7 14 (24.56%) SIEM
8 13 (22.81%) Penetration Testing
8 13 (22.81%) Firewall
8 13 (22.81%) Windows
9 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 12 (21.05%) CISA
9 12 (21.05%) Change Management
9 12 (21.05%) Finance
9 12 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (21.05%) Degree
10 11 (19.30%) Project Management
10 11 (19.30%) SSCP
10 11 (19.30%) PMP
10 11 (19.30%) PMI Certification
10 11 (19.30%) Linux
11 10 (17.54%) ITIL
12 9 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 9 (15.79%) Human Factors
12 9 (15.79%) GCIH
12 9 (15.79%) GCIA

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.75%) IIS
1 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.75%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) IaaS
1 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.51%) SaaS
1 2 (3.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.81%) Firewall
2 8 (14.04%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.02%) Network Security
4 3 (5.26%) FTP
5 2 (3.51%) Internet
5 2 (3.51%) WAN
6 1 (1.75%) HTTP
6 1 (1.75%) DNS
6 1 (1.75%) SSL
6 1 (1.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (21.05%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Legal
2 5 (8.77%) Games
3 4 (7.02%) Investment Banking
3 4 (7.02%) Banking
4 3 (5.26%) Retail
5 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Automotive
5 1 (1.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) Analyst
2 19 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 19 (33.33%) Consultant
3 16 (28.07%) Security Consultant
4 11 (19.30%) Project Manager
5 8 (14.04%) Security Architect
5 8 (14.04%) IT Security Analyst
5 8 (14.04%) Security Manager
5 8 (14.04%) Architect
6 7 (12.28%) Security Project Manager
7 6 (10.53%) Information Security Analyst
7 6 (10.53%) Information Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Risk Consultant
8 4 (7.02%) Information Security Manager
8 4 (7.02%) Information Manager
9 3 (5.26%) Security Specialist
9 3 (5.26%) Operations Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) Security Operations Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) Information Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) Regular Expression
2 2 (3.51%) Web Services
3 1 (1.75%) .NET
3 1 (1.75%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 21 (36.84%) Management Information System
2 9 (15.79%) Human Factors
3 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.26%) PMI
4 3 (5.26%) Economics
4 3 (5.26%) Online Games
5 2 (3.51%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.75%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.81%) Windows
2 11 (19.30%) Linux
3 6 (10.53%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (80.70%) Information Security
2 21 (36.84%) Vulnerability Management
3 15 (26.32%) Risk Management
4 14 (24.56%) Security Architecture
4 14 (24.56%) SIEM
5 13 (22.81%) Penetration Testing
6 12 (21.05%) Change Management
6 12 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (19.30%) Project Management
8 10 (17.54%) ITIL
9 9 (15.79%) Cyber Security
10 8 (14.04%) Incident Management
10 8 (14.04%) Information Assurance
11 7 (12.28%) Identity Management
12 6 (10.53%) Security Testing
13 5 (8.77%) PRINCE2
13 5 (8.77%) Risk Assessment
13 5 (8.77%) OWASP
14 4 (7.02%) Risk Analysis
14 4 (7.02%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.02%) SQL
2 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.51%) C
4 1 (1.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 42 (73.68%) CISSP
2 18 (31.58%) CISM
2 18 (31.58%) CEH
3 12 (21.05%) CISA
3 12 (21.05%) Degree
4 11 (19.30%) SSCP
4 11 (19.30%) PMP
4 11 (19.30%) PMI Certification
5 9 (15.79%) GCIH
5 9 (15.79%) GCIA
6 6 (10.53%) CISMP
7 5 (8.77%) GPEN
8 4 (7.02%) ISACA
8 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
8 4 (7.02%) GSEC
8 4 (7.02%) MCP
8 4 (7.02%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (5.26%) MCSE
9 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (5.26%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (35.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (26.32%) PCI DSS
3 9 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 4 (7.02%) COBIT
4 4 (7.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Snort
2 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) WSUS
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 3 (5.26%) Tivoli
3 3 (5.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (1.75%) OPNET
Vendors
1 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.02%) ArcSight
2 4 (7.02%) Cyber-Ark
2 4 (7.02%) CheckPoint
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle
2 4 (7.02%) Cisco
2 4 (7.02%) Dell
3 3 (5.26%) McAfee
3 3 (5.26%) Fortinet
3 3 (5.26%) Splunk
4 1 (1.75%) Sun
4 1 (1.75%) LogLogic
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