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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 561 544 566
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +22
Contract jobs citing GIAC 39 37 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.071% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.42% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 25 4
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£405 £500 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £385 £463
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £628 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-15.27% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
11849 8822 9004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.54% 17.04% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6688 4965 4671
Average daily rate £383 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.13% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £537 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 549 374 605
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £43.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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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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 -55 34 £488 -2.50% 11
London -1 21 £491 -1.75% 4
City of London +32 11 £500 - 1
South East -22 8 £511 -2.61% 1
Hampshire - 6 £513 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £390 - 3
Yorkshire - 3 £390 - 3
Leeds - 3 £390 - 3
Berkshire +4 2 £388 -26.19% 1
East of England -8 2 £375 -16.66%
Reading +11 1 £388 -26.19% 1
Romsey - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Warwick - - - - 1
Woking - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Scotland - - - -
South West - - - - 1

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 89 (90.82%) CISSP
2 71 (72.45%) Information Security
3 51 (52.04%) Firewall
4 47 (47.96%) TCP/IP
5 39 (39.80%) Windows
6 34 (34.69%) CEH
7 32 (32.65%) ITIL
8 30 (30.61%) Risk Management
8 30 (30.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 29 (29.59%) Network Security
9 29 (29.59%) CISM
10 28 (28.57%) GCIA
10 28 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
11 27 (27.55%) UNIX
12 26 (26.53%) Finance
13 25 (25.51%) Management Information System
14 24 (24.49%) Intrusion Detection
15 23 (23.47%) Cyber Security
15 23 (23.47%) CISA
16 22 (22.45%) Ethical Hacking
16 22 (22.45%) Internet
16 22 (22.45%) SIEM
16 22 (22.45%) Information Assurance
17 20 (20.41%) Degree
17 20 (20.41%) Vulnerability Management
17 20 (20.41%) Linux
18 18 (18.37%) Microsoft
18 18 (18.37%) Change Control
19 17 (17.35%) SQL
20 16 (16.33%) SC Cleared

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.06%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.06%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (13.27%) assyst
2 1 (1.02%) SAP GRC
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (52.04%) Firewall
2 47 (47.96%) TCP/IP
3 29 (29.59%) Network Security
4 24 (24.49%) Intrusion Detection
5 22 (22.45%) Internet
6 13 (13.27%) Intranet
7 8 (8.16%) FTP
8 7 (7.14%) Wireshark
8 7 (7.14%) HTTP
8 7 (7.14%) DNS
9 6 (6.12%) SSL
9 6 (6.12%) WAN
10 4 (4.08%) LAN
11 2 (2.04%) Wireless
12 1 (1.02%) tcpdump
12 1 (1.02%) LDAP
12 1 (1.02%) SMTP
12 1 (1.02%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
General
1 26 (26.53%) Finance
2 14 (14.29%) Legal
3 13 (13.27%) Law
3 13 (13.27%) Banking
4 3 (3.06%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.06%) Retail
5 2 (2.04%) Advertising
6 1 (1.02%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.02%) Games
6 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 60 (61.22%) Analyst
2 47 (47.96%) Security Analyst
3 30 (30.61%) Information Security Analyst
3 30 (30.61%) Information Analyst
4 17 (17.35%) Consultant
5 15 (15.31%) Security Consultant
6 14 (14.29%) Security Specialist
7 13 (13.27%) Information Specialist
7 13 (13.27%) Information Security Specialist
8 12 (12.24%) Product Analyst
8 12 (12.24%) Product Specialist
9 7 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (7.14%) Project Manager
10 6 (6.12%) Senior Security Analyst
10 6 (6.12%) Security Engineer
10 6 (6.12%) Senior Information Analyst
10 6 (6.12%) Senior Information Security Analyst
11 5 (5.10%) Risk Consultant
11 5 (5.10%) Information Security Consultant
11 5 (5.10%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.04%) .NET
2 1 (1.02%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (25.51%) Management Information System
2 10 (10.20%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.10%) Human Factors
4 5 (5.10%) PMI
5 4 (4.08%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.04%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.04%) Equities
6 2 (2.04%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.04%) PKI
7 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.02%) Economics
7 1 (1.02%) Online Games
7 1 (1.02%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 39 (39.80%) Windows
2 27 (27.55%) UNIX
3 20 (20.41%) Linux
4 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.02%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (72.45%) Information Security
2 32 (32.65%) ITIL
3 30 (30.61%) Risk Management
4 28 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
5 23 (23.47%) Cyber Security
6 22 (22.45%) Ethical Hacking
6 22 (22.45%) SIEM
6 22 (22.45%) Information Assurance
7 20 (20.41%) Vulnerability Management
8 18 (18.37%) Change Control
9 13 (13.27%) Data Protection
10 12 (12.24%) Risk Assessment
10 12 (12.24%) Incident Management
10 12 (12.24%) ISMS
11 10 (10.20%) Project Management
12 8 (8.16%) PRINCE2
12 8 (8.16%) Network Design
12 8 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (8.16%) Change Management
12 8 (8.16%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.35%) SQL
2 4 (4.08%) C
3 2 (2.04%) Java
4 1 (1.02%) Ruby
4 1 (1.02%) Perl
4 1 (1.02%) Python
Qualifications
1 89 (90.82%) CISSP
2 34 (34.69%) CEH
3 29 (29.59%) CISM
4 28 (28.57%) GCIA
5 23 (23.47%) CISA
6 20 (20.41%) Degree
7 16 (16.33%) SC Cleared
7 16 (16.33%) Security Cleared
8 15 (15.31%) MCSE
8 15 (15.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (14.29%) CRISC
10 12 (12.24%) SSCP
10 12 (12.24%) Network+ Certification
11 11 (11.22%) GCIH
12 10 (10.20%) CNA
12 10 (10.20%) Novell Certification
12 10 (10.20%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (8.16%) GPEN
14 7 (7.14%) CCNA
15 5 (5.10%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (30.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (15.31%) PCI DSS
3 8 (8.16%) COBIT
4 3 (3.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.02%) BS25999
System Software
1 8 (8.16%) Snort
2 4 (4.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (8.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 7 (7.14%) Tivoli
2 7 (7.14%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 6 (6.12%) OPNET
4 3 (3.06%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (1.02%) Nessus
Vendors
1 18 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.27%) ArcSight
3 12 (12.24%) Sun
4 9 (9.18%) Oracle
5 8 (8.16%) Cisco
6 7 (7.14%) SAP
7 6 (6.12%) LogLogic
8 5 (5.10%) IBM
9 3 (3.06%) Sourcefire
10 2 (2.04%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.04%) Juniper
10 2 (2.04%) Trend Micro
11 1 (1.02%) AlgoSec
11 1 (1.02%) Qualys
11 1 (1.02%) Tufin
11 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.02%) Software AG
11 1 (1.02%) webMethods