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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 545 539 595
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +56
Contract jobs citing GIAC 56 36 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.068% 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 0.38% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 16 3
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£463 £505 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.41% +44.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £500 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £60.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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
10416 9394 10251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.80% 17.66% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5899 5140 5257
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 491 640
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.85 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 20 August 2014.

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 30 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 20 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
England -15 46 £475 -6.86% 14
London +30 31 £438 -19.72% 6
City of London +39 11 £475 -29.62% 4
Scotland - 6 £420 -
South East -13 4 £585 +17.00% 3
Hampshire -15 3 £570 - 2
West Midlands - 2 - -
East of England - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
South West - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Lothian - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 3
Maidenhead - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Southampton - - - - 2
Waltham Abbey - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bathgate - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Dorking - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hinckley - - - -

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 74 (89.16%) CISSP
2 54 (65.06%) Information Security
3 42 (50.60%) Firewall
4 34 (40.96%) Windows
5 29 (34.94%) Finance
6 26 (31.33%) TCP/IP
7 25 (30.12%) UNIX
8 24 (28.92%) ITIL
8 24 (28.92%) CEH
9 22 (26.51%) Cyber Security
10 21 (25.30%) Risk Management
11 20 (24.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 19 (22.89%) CISM
12 19 (22.89%) Banking
13 18 (21.69%) Management Information System
13 18 (21.69%) Penetration Testing
14 17 (20.48%) Network Security
15 16 (19.28%) GCIA
15 16 (19.28%) Intrusion Detection
15 16 (19.28%) CISA
15 16 (19.28%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (19.28%) Internet
15 16 (19.28%) SIEM
16 15 (18.07%) Security Cleared
16 15 (18.07%) Microsoft Certification
16 15 (18.07%) Ethical Hacking
17 13 (15.66%) SC Cleared
18 12 (14.46%) Information Assurance
18 12 (14.46%) Change Control
18 12 (14.46%) CRISC

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.61%) MS Visio
1 3 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (12.05%) assyst
2 1 (1.20%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 42 (50.60%) Firewall
2 26 (31.33%) TCP/IP
3 17 (20.48%) Network Security
4 16 (19.28%) Internet
4 16 (19.28%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (12.05%) Intranet
5 10 (12.05%) WAN
6 8 (9.64%) LAN
7 4 (4.82%) Wireless
8 2 (2.41%) Wireshark
8 2 (2.41%) DNS
8 2 (2.41%) FTP
8 2 (2.41%) HTTP
9 1 (1.20%) VPN
9 1 (1.20%) VoIP
9 1 (1.20%) SMTP
9 1 (1.20%) SSL
9 1 (1.20%) LDAP
9 1 (1.20%) tcpdump
General
1 29 (34.94%) Finance
2 19 (22.89%) Banking
3 9 (10.84%) Law
4 4 (4.82%) Legal
5 2 (2.41%) Retail
5 2 (2.41%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.20%) International Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Advertising
6 1 (1.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (43.37%) Analyst
2 28 (33.73%) Security Analyst
3 19 (22.89%) Information Analyst
4 17 (20.48%) Information Security Analyst
5 15 (18.07%) Consultant
6 14 (16.87%) Security Consultant
7 11 (13.25%) Security Specialist
8 10 (12.05%) Information Security Specialist
8 10 (12.05%) Information Specialist
9 9 (10.84%) Product Specialist
9 9 (10.84%) Product Analyst
10 7 (8.43%) Risk Analyst
10 7 (8.43%) Architect
10 7 (8.43%) Project Manager
11 5 (6.02%) IT Consultant
11 5 (6.02%) IT Security Consultant
11 5 (6.02%) Risk Consultant
12 4 (4.82%) Senior Information Security Analyst
12 4 (4.82%) Senior Analyst
12 4 (4.82%) Senior Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.20%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.69%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.23%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.02%) CMDB
3 5 (6.02%) Human Factors
3 5 (6.02%) PMI
3 5 (6.02%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (4.82%) Cryptography
5 3 (3.61%) CESG
5 3 (3.61%) PKI
6 2 (2.41%) RMADS
7 1 (1.20%) Open Source
7 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.20%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.20%) Equities
7 1 (1.20%) Economics
7 1 (1.20%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 34 (40.96%) Windows
2 25 (30.12%) UNIX
3 8 (9.64%) Linux
4 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (65.06%) Information Security
2 24 (28.92%) ITIL
3 22 (26.51%) Cyber Security
4 21 (25.30%) Risk Management
5 18 (21.69%) Penetration Testing
6 16 (19.28%) SIEM
7 15 (18.07%) Ethical Hacking
8 12 (14.46%) Risk Assessment
8 12 (14.46%) Change Control
8 12 (14.46%) Information Assurance
9 11 (13.25%) Vulnerability Management
9 11 (13.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (12.05%) Change Management
10 10 (12.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 9 (10.84%) Identity Management
11 9 (10.84%) ISMS
12 6 (7.23%) Data Protection
12 6 (7.23%) CRAMM
12 6 (7.23%) ITIL V3
12 6 (7.23%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.43%) SQL
2 4 (4.82%) C
Qualifications
1 74 (89.16%) CISSP
2 24 (28.92%) CEH
3 19 (22.89%) CISM
4 16 (19.28%) GCIA
4 16 (19.28%) CISA
4 16 (19.28%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (18.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (18.07%) Security Cleared
6 13 (15.66%) SC Cleared
7 12 (14.46%) CRISC
8 11 (13.25%) Degree
9 10 (12.05%) MCSE
10 9 (10.84%) SSCP
11 8 (9.64%) CCSP
11 8 (9.64%) CCNA
12 7 (8.43%) CNA
12 7 (8.43%) Novell Certification
12 7 (8.43%) Network+ Certification
12 7 (8.43%) GCIH
13 5 (6.02%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (24.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (9.64%) COBIT
3 7 (8.43%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.41%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (10.84%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 8 (9.64%) Tivoli
2 8 (9.64%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 3 (3.61%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (1.20%) OPNET
Vendors
1 11 (13.25%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.84%) Oracle
2 9 (10.84%) Cisco
3 7 (8.43%) SAP
4 6 (7.23%) IBM
5 5 (6.02%) Sun
6 4 (4.82%) Sourcefire
6 4 (4.82%) ArcSight
7 3 (3.61%) Trend Micro
7 3 (3.61%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.61%) Juniper
8 2 (2.41%) Qualys
9 1 (1.20%) webMethods
9 1 (1.20%) LogLogic
9 1 (1.20%) LogRhythm
9 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.20%) Software AG
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