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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 622 603 587
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -16
Contract jobs citing GIAC 34 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.044% 0.053%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.23% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 23
Median daily rate £495 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £399 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £603 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £450 £448
% change year-on-year
-27.77% +0.55%
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
11781 10580 10416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.60% 19.44% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7313 6064 6080
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 541 533
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £18.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +20.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -14 31 £500 +11.11% 22
London +3 17 £500 -11.11% 12
South East -16 10 - - 4
Berkshire - 8 - - 3
Reading - 6 - -
Buckinghamshire 0 2 - -
Milton Keynes -6 2 - -
North West -11 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £638 -
Bracknell - 2 - - 2
City of London +35 1 - - 1
Manchester -15 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 3
Wales - 1 £675 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 63 (75.90%) CISSP
2 56 (67.47%) Information Security
3 39 (46.99%) CISM
3 39 (46.99%) Cybersecurity
4 31 (37.35%) CEH
5 30 (36.14%) Finance
6 26 (31.33%) SIEM
7 23 (27.71%) GCIH
8 20 (24.10%) Python
9 19 (22.89%) Ethical Hacking
9 19 (22.89%) Firewall
9 19 (22.89%) Management Information System
9 19 (22.89%) SANS
10 18 (21.69%) CISA
10 18 (21.69%) Security Architecture
11 17 (20.48%) Windows
11 17 (20.48%) Security Operations
12 16 (19.28%) Risk Management
12 16 (19.28%) Degree
13 15 (18.07%) Penetration Testing
13 15 (18.07%) PCI DSS
13 15 (18.07%) Intrusion Detection
13 15 (18.07%) GCIA
14 14 (16.87%) Unix
14 14 (16.87%) Project Management
14 14 (16.87%) Active Directory
14 14 (16.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 14 (16.87%) Cyberthreat
15 13 (15.66%) TCP/IP
16 12 (14.46%) Linux

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 5 (6.02%) Apache
1 5 (6.02%) JBoss
1 5 (6.02%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.61%) IIS
3 1 (1.20%) Confluence
3 1 (1.20%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.89%) Firewall
2 15 (18.07%) Intrusion Detection
3 13 (15.66%) TCP/IP
4 10 (12.05%) Network Security
5 9 (10.84%) DNS
6 7 (8.43%) Internet
6 7 (8.43%) LDAP
7 6 (7.23%) DHCP
8 4 (4.82%) MPLS
8 4 (4.82%) Wireshark
9 3 (3.61%) tcpdump
9 3 (3.61%) Wireless
10 2 (2.41%) LAN
10 2 (2.41%) VPN
10 2 (2.41%) WAN
11 1 (1.20%) DMZ
11 1 (1.20%) Intranet
11 1 (1.20%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.61%) GIS
2 1 (1.20%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) AppScan
1 3 (3.61%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.20%) JIRA
General
1 30 (36.14%) Finance
2 8 (9.64%) Retail
2 8 (9.64%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.02%) Legal
4 4 (4.82%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.41%) Games
5 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.20%) Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Electronics
6 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Marketing
6 1 (1.20%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 24 (28.92%) Analyst
2 23 (27.71%) Security Analyst
3 19 (22.89%) Consultant
3 19 (22.89%) Security Consultant
4 13 (15.66%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 11 (13.25%) Architect
5 11 (13.25%) Security Architect
6 9 (10.84%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (10.84%) Senior Security Analyst
7 8 (9.64%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 8 (9.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (8.43%) Security Engineer
9 6 (7.23%) Penetration Tester
9 6 (7.23%) Tester
10 5 (6.02%) Linux Engineer
11 4 (4.82%) Cybersecurity Architect
11 4 (4.82%) Incident Analyst
11 4 (4.82%) Operations Consultant
11 4 (4.82%) Security Specialist
11 4 (4.82%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.89%) Management Information System
2 14 (16.87%) Cyberthreat
3 10 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (12.05%) Security Operations Centre
4 8 (9.64%) Driving Licence
4 8 (9.64%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (6.02%) Computer Science
5 5 (6.02%) Cryptography
5 5 (6.02%) SCADA
6 4 (4.82%) Data Centre
7 3 (3.61%) Equities
7 3 (3.61%) Fixed Income
8 2 (2.41%) PKI
9 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.20%) Online Games
9 1 (1.20%) PMI
9 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.48%) Windows
2 14 (16.87%) Unix
3 12 (14.46%) Linux
4 5 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (67.47%) Information Security
2 39 (46.99%) Cybersecurity
3 26 (31.33%) SIEM
4 19 (22.89%) Ethical Hacking
5 18 (21.69%) Security Architecture
6 17 (20.48%) Security Operations
7 16 (19.28%) Risk Management
8 15 (18.07%) Penetration Testing
9 14 (16.87%) Project Management
10 12 (14.46%) Information Assurance
11 11 (13.25%) Incident Management
12 10 (12.05%) Change Management
12 10 (12.05%) ITIL
12 10 (12.05%) Risk Assessment
12 10 (12.05%) Vulnerability Management
13 9 (10.84%) Threat Modelling
14 8 (9.64%) Server Hardening
14 8 (9.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 7 (8.43%) Computer Security
15 7 (8.43%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (24.10%) Python
2 12 (14.46%) Perl
3 10 (12.05%) C#
4 8 (9.64%) PowerShell
5 7 (8.43%) Java
5 7 (8.43%) SQL
6 6 (7.23%) C
6 6 (7.23%) C++
6 6 (7.23%) VB
7 2 (2.41%) Ruby
8 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 63 (75.90%) CISSP
2 39 (46.99%) CISM
3 31 (37.35%) CEH
4 23 (27.71%) GCIH
5 19 (22.89%) SANS
6 18 (21.69%) CISA
7 16 (19.28%) Degree
8 15 (18.07%) GCIA
9 11 (13.25%) ISSAP
10 9 (10.84%) CREST Certified
10 9 (10.84%) Security Cleared
11 6 (7.23%) CRISC
11 6 (7.23%) GPEN
11 6 (7.23%) SC Cleared
12 5 (6.02%) GCFA
12 5 (6.02%) GCFE
12 5 (6.02%) GWAPT
12 5 (6.02%) OSCP
12 5 (6.02%) RHCSA
13 4 (4.82%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.07%) PCI DSS
2 14 (16.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (9.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (4.82%) RMADS
5 2 (2.41%) COBIT
5 2 (2.41%) ISO27002
6 1 (1.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (16.87%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.20%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) Puppet
2 7 (8.43%) Nessus
3 6 (7.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 5 (6.02%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (4.82%) EnCase
5 4 (4.82%) Nmap
5 4 (4.82%) OpenVAS
6 3 (3.61%) WSUS
7 2 (2.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (1.20%) FTK
8 1 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (12.05%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.23%) Oracle
3 5 (6.02%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.82%) Qualys
4 4 (4.82%) Splunk
5 3 (3.61%) ArcSight
5 3 (3.61%) HP
5 3 (3.61%) IBM
5 3 (3.61%) Rapid7
5 3 (3.61%) Sun
5 3 (3.61%) Veracode
5 3 (3.61%) VMware
6 1 (1.20%) AlienVault
6 1 (1.20%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.20%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.20%) Juniper
6 1 (1.20%) Lotus
6 1 (1.20%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.20%) SAP
6 1 (1.20%) Sophos