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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK
Rank 539 588 579
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -9
Contract jobs citing GIAC 43 39 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.077% 0.055%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.37% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 25
Median daily rate £450 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £475 £433
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +9.82%
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
8942 10670 10380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.31% 21.00% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5705 6477 6069
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 498 488
Median hourly rate £28.15 £37.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.93% +102.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.12%

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 21 January 2017.

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 22 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 21 January 2017. 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 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 32 £425 -22.72% 14
London +3 17 £450 -18.18% 11
South East +27 13 £423 +5.62% 1
Scotland - 9 £525 -
Edinburgh - 7 £525 -
Hampshire - 7 £420 -
City of London -3 5 £450 -29.41% 3
Buckinghamshire - 4 £525 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £525 -
South Wales +17 2 £363 -
Cardiff +16 2 £363 -
Wales +6 2 £363 -
East of England -1 2 £700 +16.66% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £700 -
Docklands, London - 2 £525 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £700 - 1
Farnborough - 1 £425 -
Surrey - 1 £500 -
Berkshire - 1 £210 -
Reading - 1 £210 -
Glasgow - 1 £500 -
Camberley - 1 £500 -

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 84 (88.42%) CISSP
2 71 (74.74%) Information Security
3 45 (47.37%) Cybersecurity
4 40 (42.11%) CISM
5 38 (40.00%) Firewall
6 33 (34.74%) CEH
6 33 (34.74%) SANS
7 31 (32.63%) GCIH
7 31 (32.63%) Windows
8 30 (31.58%) SIEM
9 29 (30.53%) Management Information System
10 28 (29.47%) Linux
11 27 (28.42%) TCP/IP
11 27 (28.42%) Risk Management
11 27 (28.42%) Security Operations
12 25 (26.32%) Python
13 23 (24.21%) Finance
13 23 (24.21%) PCI DSS
14 21 (22.11%) Intrusion Detection
14 21 (22.11%) Ethical Hacking
15 20 (21.05%) Data Centre
16 18 (18.95%) Incident Management
16 18 (18.95%) Information Assurance
16 18 (18.95%) CISA
17 17 (17.89%) CREST Certified
18 16 (16.84%) GCIA
18 16 (16.84%) Cryptography
18 16 (16.84%) Security Architecture
18 16 (16.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 15 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management

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 4 (4.21%) Apache
1 4 (4.21%) IIS
1 4 (4.21%) JBoss
1 4 (4.21%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.47%) SaaS
2 7 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.05%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (40.00%) Firewall
2 27 (28.42%) TCP/IP
3 21 (22.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 14 (14.74%) Network Security
5 11 (11.58%) DNS
6 10 (10.53%) DHCP
7 9 (9.47%) IPv6
8 8 (8.42%) Ethernet
8 8 (8.42%) Internet
8 8 (8.42%) MPLS
9 7 (7.37%) IPv4
9 7 (7.37%) OSPF
9 7 (7.37%) Wireshark
10 4 (4.21%) LDAP
11 3 (3.16%) HSRP
11 3 (3.16%) ICMP
11 3 (3.16%) IPsec
11 3 (3.16%) MRTG
11 3 (3.16%) VPN
11 3 (3.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.16%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Burp Suite
General
1 23 (24.21%) Finance
2 12 (12.63%) Retail
3 11 (11.58%) Legal
4 9 (9.47%) Financial Institution
5 7 (7.37%) Advertising
5 7 (7.37%) Banking
6 3 (3.16%) Back Office
6 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.05%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (25.26%) Analyst
2 21 (22.11%) Security Analyst
3 17 (17.89%) Architect
4 16 (16.84%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 16 (16.84%) Security Architect
5 13 (13.68%) Consultant
6 12 (12.63%) Security Consultant
7 7 (7.37%) Penetration Tester
7 7 (7.37%) Security Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Tester
8 6 (6.32%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) Administrator
9 5 (5.26%) Incident Analyst
9 5 (5.26%) Network Administrator
9 5 (5.26%) Network Security Administrator
9 5 (5.26%) Security Administrator
10 4 (4.21%) Information Security Administrator
10 4 (4.21%) Information Security Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.11%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.05%) .NET
2 1 (1.05%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 29 (30.53%) Management Information System
2 20 (21.05%) Data Centre
3 16 (16.84%) Cryptography
4 15 (15.79%) Cyberthreat
5 14 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (11.58%) Security Operations Centre
7 10 (10.53%) Computer Science
8 8 (8.42%) Driving Licence
8 8 (8.42%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (7.37%) Equities
9 7 (7.37%) Fixed Income
10 3 (3.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (3.16%) Mathematics
10 3 (3.16%) Statistics
11 2 (2.11%) Cyber Defence
12 1 (1.05%) Cyber Attack
12 1 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (1.05%) iSeries
12 1 (1.05%) PKI
12 1 (1.05%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 31 (32.63%) Windows
2 28 (29.47%) Linux
3 15 (15.79%) Unix
4 4 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.11%) Kali Linux
6 1 (1.05%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (74.74%) Information Security
2 45 (47.37%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (31.58%) SIEM
4 27 (28.42%) Risk Management
4 27 (28.42%) Security Operations
5 21 (22.11%) Ethical Hacking
6 18 (18.95%) Incident Management
6 18 (18.95%) Information Assurance
7 16 (16.84%) Security Architecture
8 15 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
8 15 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management
9 14 (14.74%) OWASP
10 13 (13.68%) Computer Security
10 13 (13.68%) ITIL
10 13 (13.68%) Network Design
10 13 (13.68%) Security Patching
10 13 (13.68%) Threat Detection
11 12 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (12.63%) Project Management
12 11 (11.58%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (26.32%) Python
2 15 (15.79%) Perl
3 13 (13.68%) SQL
4 12 (12.63%) PowerShell
5 10 (10.53%) C#
6 8 (8.42%) VB
7 3 (3.16%) Java
7 3 (3.16%) Ruby
7 3 (3.16%) VBA
8 2 (2.11%) PHP
8 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.05%) C++
Qualifications
1 84 (88.42%) CISSP
2 40 (42.11%) CISM
3 33 (34.74%) CEH
3 33 (34.74%) SANS
4 31 (32.63%) GCIH
5 18 (18.95%) CISA
6 17 (17.89%) CREST Certified
7 16 (16.84%) GCIA
8 10 (10.53%) CCNA
8 10 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (8.42%) Degree
9 8 (8.42%) SC Cleared
9 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
10 7 (7.37%) CCNP
10 7 (7.37%) CLAS
10 7 (7.37%) CNA
10 7 (7.37%) GPEN
10 7 (7.37%) Network+ Certification
10 7 (7.37%) Novell Certification
11 4 (4.21%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (24.21%) PCI DSS
2 16 (16.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (8.42%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (3.16%) ISO27002
5 2 (2.11%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.42%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.11%) Snort
4 1 (1.05%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (8.42%) Puppet
2 7 (7.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 7 (7.37%) Nagios
3 4 (4.21%) QRadar
3 4 (4.21%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (4.21%) WSUS
4 3 (3.16%) ArcSight ESM
4 3 (3.16%) CSIRT
4 3 (3.16%) EnCase
4 3 (3.16%) Nessus
5 2 (2.11%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 2 (2.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 14 (14.74%) Cisco
2 10 (10.53%) Splunk
3 8 (8.42%) CheckPoint
4 7 (7.37%) Infoblox
4 7 (7.37%) Sun
5 6 (6.32%) Varonis
5 6 (6.32%) VMware
6 4 (4.21%) ArcSight
6 4 (4.21%) HP
6 4 (4.21%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.16%) F5
7 3 (3.16%) Riverbed
8 2 (2.11%) Intel Security
8 2 (2.11%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.05%) Forcepoint
9 1 (1.05%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.05%) Infor
9 1 (1.05%) Qualys
9 1 (1.05%) Remedy
9 1 (1.05%) ServiceNow