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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 584 555 519
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -36
Contract jobs citing GIAC 23 27 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.051% 0.064%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.26% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 15
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£455 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £375 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £640 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £448 £313
% change year-on-year
-5.02% +43.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £68.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 - -

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
10329 10256 8594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.07% 19.48% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5893 5990 4605
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 531 468
Average hourly rate £24.12 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.60% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -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 22 May 2015.

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 16 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 22 May 2015. 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 -23 20 £450 -10.00% 43
South East -6 10 £400 -38.46% 24
Milton Keynes - 10 £400 - 4
Buckinghamshire - 10 £400 - 5
London -9 7 £563 +12.50% 12
City of London +10 2 £600 +26.31% 1
East of England +8 1 £450 +80.00%
Glasgow -8 1 - -
Scotland -11 1 - -
Manchester -13 1 - - 2
North West -23 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 £450 -
County Antrim - 1 £475 -
Belfast - 1 £475 -
Dunstable - 1 £450 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £475 -

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 47 (75.81%) Information Security
2 44 (70.97%) CISSP
3 25 (40.32%) Vulnerability Management
4 23 (37.10%) Management Information System
4 23 (37.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (29.03%) Firewall
6 17 (27.42%) CISM
6 17 (27.42%) Risk Management
7 16 (25.81%) CEH
7 16 (25.81%) Security Architecture
8 15 (24.19%) PCI DSS
9 14 (22.58%) Penetration Testing
10 13 (20.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (20.97%) Windows
10 13 (20.97%) SIEM
11 12 (19.35%) Finance
12 11 (17.74%) Degree
12 11 (17.74%) Project Management
12 11 (17.74%) Change Management
12 11 (17.74%) PMP
12 11 (17.74%) PMI Certification
12 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
12 11 (17.74%) Cyber Security
13 10 (16.13%) Linux
13 10 (16.13%) CISA
13 10 (16.13%) SSCP
13 10 (16.13%) GCIH
13 10 (16.13%) GCIA
14 9 (14.52%) Human Factors
14 9 (14.52%) Security Testing

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (1.61%) Lync
1 1 (1.61%) IIS
1 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (4.84%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) SaaS
1 2 (3.23%) PaaS
1 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (29.03%) Firewall
2 8 (12.90%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (12.90%) TCP/IP
3 6 (9.68%) Network Security
4 2 (3.23%) Internet
4 2 (3.23%) WAN
4 2 (3.23%) FTP
5 1 (1.61%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.61%) HTTP
5 1 (1.61%) DNS
5 1 (1.61%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (19.35%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Games
3 6 (9.68%) Legal
4 4 (6.45%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.45%) Banking
5 3 (4.84%) Retail
6 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.61%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 23 (37.10%) Consultant
2 21 (33.87%) Security Analyst
2 21 (33.87%) Analyst
3 20 (32.26%) Security Consultant
4 12 (19.35%) Architect
4 12 (19.35%) Security Architect
5 11 (17.74%) Project Manager
6 8 (12.90%) IT Security Analyst
7 7 (11.29%) Security Manager
7 7 (11.29%) Security Project Manager
8 6 (9.68%) Information Analyst
8 6 (9.68%) Information Security Analyst
9 4 (6.45%) Operations Analyst
9 4 (6.45%) Security Operations Analyst
9 4 (6.45%) Risk Consultant
10 3 (4.84%) Information Security Project Manager
10 3 (4.84%) IT Security Consultant
10 3 (4.84%) Security Specialist
10 3 (4.84%) Information Manager
10 3 (4.84%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) Regular Expression
2 2 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (1.61%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.61%) .NET
3 1 (1.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (37.10%) Management Information System
2 9 (14.52%) Human Factors
3 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.84%) Economics
3 3 (4.84%) Online Games
3 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.84%) PMI
4 2 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.23%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.61%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.97%) Windows
2 10 (16.13%) Linux
3 7 (11.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (75.81%) Information Security
2 25 (40.32%) Vulnerability Management
3 17 (27.42%) Risk Management
4 16 (25.81%) Security Architecture
5 14 (22.58%) Penetration Testing
6 13 (20.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (20.97%) SIEM
7 11 (17.74%) Project Management
7 11 (17.74%) Change Management
7 11 (17.74%) Cyber Security
8 9 (14.52%) Security Testing
8 9 (14.52%) OWASP
9 8 (12.90%) ITIL
10 7 (11.29%) Identity Management
10 7 (11.29%) Information Assurance
10 7 (11.29%) Incident Management
11 5 (8.06%) PRINCE2
12 4 (6.45%) E-Commerce
12 4 (6.45%) Security Management
12 4 (6.45%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.45%) SQL
2 3 (4.84%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.23%) C
4 1 (1.61%) C#
Qualifications
1 44 (70.97%) CISSP
2 17 (27.42%) CISM
3 16 (25.81%) CEH
4 11 (17.74%) Degree
4 11 (17.74%) PMP
4 11 (17.74%) PMI Certification
5 10 (16.13%) CISA
5 10 (16.13%) SSCP
5 10 (16.13%) GCIH
5 10 (16.13%) GCIA
6 6 (9.68%) CISMP
7 4 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (6.45%) ISACA
7 4 (6.45%) GPEN
8 3 (4.84%) Security+ Certification
8 3 (4.84%) GSEC
8 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
8 3 (4.84%) MCP
9 2 (3.23%) PCI QSA
9 2 (3.23%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (37.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (24.19%) PCI DSS
3 8 (12.90%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 3 (4.84%) COBIT
4 3 (4.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.29%) Snort
2 4 (6.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) WSUS
2 4 (6.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 3 (4.84%) Tivoli
3 3 (4.84%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (1.61%) OPNET
Vendors
1 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.45%) Oracle
2 4 (6.45%) CheckPoint
2 4 (6.45%) Dell
2 4 (6.45%) Cisco
2 4 (6.45%) ArcSight
2 4 (6.45%) Cyber-Ark
3 3 (4.84%) Splunk
3 3 (4.84%) Fortinet
3 3 (4.84%) McAfee
4 1 (1.61%) LogLogic
4 1 (1.61%) Kaspersky
4 1 (1.61%) Sun
4 1 (1.61%) Sophos
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