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 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 611 599 599
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Contract jobs citing GIAC 47 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.057% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.29% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 14
Average daily rate £481 £450 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% -12.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £390 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £400 £488
% change year-on-year
-16.25% -17.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 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
11873 10924 10736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.24% 19.56% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7464 6165 6113
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £530 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 549 540
Average hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.11% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.14 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +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 30 April 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 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 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 44 £481 +6.94% 25
London -1 16 £550 +4.76% 13
South East -16 15 £335 -16.25% 7
South West - 8 £469 - 2
Berkshire - 8 - - 4
Wiltshire - 8 £469 -
Swindon - 8 £469 -
Reading - 6 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +9 4 - -
Milton Keynes 0 4 - -
North West - 4 - - 1
Hampshire +2 3 £335 -10.66% 1
Manchester - 3 - - 1
Bracknell - 2 - - 1
Scotland -17 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £600 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £675 -

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (78.72%) CISSP
2 63 (67.02%) Information Security
3 47 (50.00%) CISM
4 45 (47.87%) Cybersecurity
5 36 (38.30%) Finance
6 32 (34.04%) CEH
7 30 (31.91%) SIEM
8 26 (27.66%) CISA
9 23 (24.47%) Firewall
9 23 (24.47%) Security Architecture
10 22 (23.40%) Management Information System
10 22 (23.40%) GCIH
10 22 (23.40%) SANS
11 21 (22.34%) Ethical Hacking
12 20 (21.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 19 (20.21%) PCI DSS
13 19 (20.21%) Risk Management
13 19 (20.21%) Python
14 18 (19.15%) Degree
15 17 (18.09%) Windows
15 17 (18.09%) Security Operations
16 15 (15.96%) Cyberthreat
16 15 (15.96%) Active Directory
16 15 (15.96%) Project Management
16 15 (15.96%) Penetration Testing
17 14 (14.89%) Intrusion Detection
17 14 (14.89%) GCIA
18 13 (13.83%) Risk Assessment
18 13 (13.83%) Linux
18 13 (13.83%) Unix

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 5 (5.32%) Apache
1 5 (5.32%) JBoss
1 5 (5.32%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.13%) IIS
3 1 (1.06%) Confluence
3 1 (1.06%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) MS Office
2 2 (2.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.45%) SaaS
2 2 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (24.47%) Firewall
2 14 (14.89%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (12.77%) Network Security
3 12 (12.77%) TCP/IP
4 8 (8.51%) DNS
5 6 (6.38%) DHCP
5 6 (6.38%) Internet
5 6 (6.38%) LDAP
6 5 (5.32%) WAN
6 5 (5.32%) Wireshark
7 4 (4.26%) LAN
7 4 (4.26%) MPLS
8 3 (3.19%) tcpdump
9 2 (2.13%) VPN
9 2 (2.13%) Wireless
10 1 (1.06%) DMZ
10 1 (1.06%) Intranet
10 1 (1.06%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.19%) GIS
2 1 (1.06%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (3.19%) AppScan
1 3 (3.19%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.06%) JIRA
General
1 36 (38.30%) Finance
2 9 (9.57%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.51%) Retail
4 6 (6.38%) Legal
5 4 (4.26%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.19%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.13%) Games
8 1 (1.06%) Banking
8 1 (1.06%) Electronics
8 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.06%) Local Government
8 1 (1.06%) Marketing
8 1 (1.06%) Online Betting
8 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (26.60%) Analyst
2 24 (25.53%) Consultant
2 24 (25.53%) Security Analyst
2 24 (25.53%) Security Consultant
3 13 (13.83%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 10 (10.64%) Architect
4 10 (10.64%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 10 (10.64%) Security Architect
5 8 (8.51%) Security Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (8.51%) Senior Security Analyst
6 7 (7.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Penetration Tester
7 5 (5.32%) Security Specialist
7 5 (5.32%) Tester
8 4 (4.26%) Incident Analyst
8 4 (4.26%) IT Security Specialist
8 4 (4.26%) Operations Consultant
8 4 (4.26%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.40%) Management Information System
2 15 (15.96%) Cyberthreat
3 10 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (9.57%) Security Operations Centre
5 7 (7.45%) Driving Licence
5 7 (7.45%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (5.32%) Computer Science
6 5 (5.32%) Cryptography
6 5 (5.32%) SCADA
7 4 (4.26%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.13%) Equities
8 2 (2.13%) Fixed Income
9 1 (1.06%) Online Games
9 1 (1.06%) PKI
9 1 (1.06%) PMI
9 1 (1.06%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.09%) Windows
2 13 (13.83%) Linux
2 13 (13.83%) Unix
3 5 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (67.02%) Information Security
2 45 (47.87%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (31.91%) SIEM
4 23 (24.47%) Security Architecture
5 21 (22.34%) Ethical Hacking
6 19 (20.21%) Risk Management
7 17 (18.09%) Security Operations
8 15 (15.96%) Penetration Testing
8 15 (15.96%) Project Management
9 13 (13.83%) Information Assurance
9 13 (13.83%) Risk Assessment
10 11 (11.70%) Incident Management
11 10 (10.64%) Threat Modelling
11 10 (10.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 9 (9.57%) Change Management
12 9 (9.57%) ITIL
12 9 (9.57%) Risk Analysis
12 9 (9.57%) Vulnerability Management
13 8 (8.51%) SABSA
13 8 (8.51%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.21%) Python
2 11 (11.70%) Perl
3 10 (10.64%) C#
4 7 (7.45%) C
4 7 (7.45%) Java
4 7 (7.45%) PowerShell
5 6 (6.38%) C++
5 6 (6.38%) VB
6 4 (4.26%) SQL
7 1 (1.06%) Ruby
7 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 74 (78.72%) CISSP
2 47 (50.00%) CISM
3 32 (34.04%) CEH
4 26 (27.66%) CISA
5 22 (23.40%) GCIH
5 22 (23.40%) SANS
6 18 (19.15%) Degree
7 14 (14.89%) GCIA
8 13 (13.83%) ISSAP
9 10 (10.64%) CREST Certified
9 10 (10.64%) Security Cleared
10 8 (8.51%) CRISC
11 7 (7.45%) SC Cleared
12 5 (5.32%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (5.32%) GCFA
12 5 (5.32%) GCFE
12 5 (5.32%) GPEN
12 5 (5.32%) GWAPT
12 5 (5.32%) RHCSA
13 4 (4.26%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (21.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (20.21%) PCI DSS
3 7 (7.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (4.26%) RMADS
5 2 (2.13%) COBIT
5 2 (2.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (2.13%) ISO27002
5 2 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (15.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.13%) Snort
2 2 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (8.51%) Nessus
2 7 (7.45%) Puppet
3 5 (5.32%) Nmap
3 5 (5.32%) OpenVAS
3 5 (5.32%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (4.26%) EnCase
5 2 (2.13%) WSUS
6 1 (1.06%) FTK
6 1 (1.06%) QRadar
6 1 (1.06%) RSA enVision
6 1 (1.06%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (12.77%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.38%) Oracle
3 5 (5.32%) Qualys
3 5 (5.32%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.26%) ArcSight
4 4 (4.26%) Splunk
5 3 (3.19%) IBM
5 3 (3.19%) Rapid7
5 3 (3.19%) Veracode
6 2 (2.13%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.13%) HP
6 2 (2.13%) LogLogic
6 2 (2.13%) LogRhythm
6 2 (2.13%) Sun
6 2 (2.13%) VMware
7 1 (1.06%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.06%) Capita
7 1 (1.06%) F5
7 1 (1.06%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.06%) Kaspersky