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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 557 537 550
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +13
Contract jobs citing GIAC 35 33 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.064% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.36% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 23 4
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£475 £475 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £402 £498
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £570 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £475 -
% change year-on-year
-18.15% -
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
11109 9220 8729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.48% 18.01% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6529 5132 4572
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 401 602
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 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -31 30 £500 +5.26% 22
London +3 17 £500 +5.26% 6
City of London +12 11 £500 +5.26% 2
South East - 8 £572 - 5
West Yorkshire - 3 £390 - 4
Yorkshire - 3 £390 - 4
Leeds - 3 £390 - 4
East of England -9 2 £375 -16.66%
Berkshire - 2 £388 - 3
Reading - 1 £388 - 2
Hampshire - 1 - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
South West - - - - 3
West Midlands - - - - 2
Scotland - - - -
Romsey - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Woking - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 87 (87.88%) CISSP
2 73 (73.74%) Information Security
3 50 (50.51%) Firewall
4 48 (48.48%) TCP/IP
5 40 (40.40%) Windows
6 33 (33.33%) CEH
7 32 (32.32%) ITIL
8 31 (31.31%) Risk Management
8 31 (31.31%) CISM
8 31 (31.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 29 (29.29%) Network Security
9 29 (29.29%) GCIA
10 28 (28.28%) Penetration Testing
11 27 (27.27%) Vulnerability Management
11 27 (27.27%) UNIX
12 25 (25.25%) Intrusion Detection
13 24 (24.24%) Information Assurance
13 24 (24.24%) Finance
13 24 (24.24%) Management Information System
14 22 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
14 22 (22.22%) Cyber Security
15 21 (21.21%) SIEM
15 21 (21.21%) CISA
15 21 (21.21%) Linux
15 21 (21.21%) Internet
16 20 (20.20%) Degree
17 19 (19.19%) Microsoft
18 18 (18.18%) SQL
18 18 (18.18%) Change Control
19 16 (16.16%) PCI DSS

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (8.08%) IIS
2 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.01%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.01%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (2.02%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.01%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (13.13%) assyst
2 1 (1.01%) SAP GRC
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (50.51%) Firewall
2 48 (48.48%) TCP/IP
3 29 (29.29%) Network Security
4 25 (25.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 21 (21.21%) Internet
6 13 (13.13%) Intranet
7 9 (9.09%) FTP
8 7 (7.07%) HTTP
8 7 (7.07%) DNS
8 7 (7.07%) Wireshark
9 6 (6.06%) SSL
10 4 (4.04%) LAN
10 4 (4.04%) WAN
11 1 (1.01%) SMTP
11 1 (1.01%) DMZ
11 1 (1.01%) tcpdump
11 1 (1.01%) LDAP
11 1 (1.01%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.02%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
General
1 24 (24.24%) Finance
2 15 (15.15%) Legal
3 13 (13.13%) Law
4 12 (12.12%) Banking
5 3 (3.03%) Retail
5 3 (3.03%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.02%) Advertising
6 2 (2.02%) Games
7 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 62 (62.63%) Analyst
2 49 (49.49%) Security Analyst
3 31 (31.31%) Information Analyst
3 31 (31.31%) Information Security Analyst
4 14 (14.14%) Security Specialist
4 14 (14.14%) Consultant
5 13 (13.13%) Information Security Specialist
5 13 (13.13%) Information Specialist
6 12 (12.12%) Product Specialist
6 12 (12.12%) Security Consultant
6 12 (12.12%) Product Analyst
7 11 (11.11%) Project Manager
8 8 (8.08%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (7.07%) Senior Security Analyst
9 7 (7.07%) Senior Information Security Analyst
9 7 (7.07%) Senior Information Analyst
10 6 (6.06%) Security Engineer
10 6 (6.06%) Security Manager
11 4 (4.04%) Information Manager
11 4 (4.04%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.03%) .NET
2 1 (1.01%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 24 (24.24%) Management Information System
2 11 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.05%) Human Factors
5 4 (4.04%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (3.03%) PMI
7 2 (2.02%) Cryptography
7 2 (2.02%) Fixed Income
7 2 (2.02%) Equities
7 2 (2.02%) Online Games
8 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.01%) CESG
8 1 (1.01%) Economics
8 1 (1.01%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 40 (40.40%) Windows
2 27 (27.27%) UNIX
3 21 (21.21%) Linux
4 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.01%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (73.74%) Information Security
2 32 (32.32%) ITIL
3 31 (31.31%) Risk Management
4 28 (28.28%) Penetration Testing
5 27 (27.27%) Vulnerability Management
6 24 (24.24%) Information Assurance
7 22 (22.22%) Cyber Security
7 22 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
8 21 (21.21%) SIEM
9 18 (18.18%) Change Control
10 16 (16.16%) Project Management
11 14 (14.14%) Incident Management
11 14 (14.14%) Data Protection
12 12 (12.12%) ISMS
13 10 (10.10%) Change Management
14 9 (9.09%) PRINCE2
14 9 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (8.08%) Network Design
15 8 (8.08%) Risk Assessment
15 8 (8.08%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.18%) SQL
2 5 (5.05%) C
3 2 (2.02%) Java
4 1 (1.01%) Perl
4 1 (1.01%) C#
4 1 (1.01%) Python
4 1 (1.01%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 87 (87.88%) CISSP
2 33 (33.33%) CEH
3 31 (31.31%) CISM
4 29 (29.29%) GCIA
5 21 (21.21%) CISA
6 20 (20.20%) Degree
7 15 (15.15%) SC Cleared
7 15 (15.15%) Security Cleared
7 15 (15.15%) CRISC
7 15 (15.15%) MCSE
7 15 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (13.13%) GCIH
9 12 (12.12%) Network+ Certification
9 12 (12.12%) SSCP
10 10 (10.10%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (10.10%) CNA
10 10 (10.10%) Novell Certification
11 9 (9.09%) PMP
11 9 (9.09%) PMI Certification
12 8 (8.08%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (31.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (16.16%) PCI DSS
3 8 (8.08%) COBIT
4 3 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 3 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.01%) QA
5 1 (1.01%) BS25999
System Software
1 9 (9.09%) Snort
2 5 (5.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (7.07%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 6 (6.06%) OPNET
3 5 (5.05%) Tivoli
3 5 (5.05%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 3 (3.03%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (1.01%) Nessus
Vendors
1 19 (19.19%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.13%) Sun
2 13 (13.13%) ArcSight
3 8 (8.08%) Oracle
4 7 (7.07%) Cisco
5 6 (6.06%) LogLogic
6 5 (5.05%) SAP
7 4 (4.04%) IBM
8 2 (2.02%) Sourcefire
9 1 (1.01%) Qualys
9 1 (1.01%) Trend Micro
9 1 (1.01%) Tufin
9 1 (1.01%) Dell
9 1 (1.01%) Software AG
9 1 (1.01%) Juniper
9 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.01%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.01%) webMethods
9 1 (1.01%) AlgoSec
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