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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 624 620 584
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -36
Contract jobs citing GIAC 37 29 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.051% 0.090%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.26% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 35
Median daily rate £500 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £460 £445
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +3.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
11467 10977 10650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.29% 19.22% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7165 6577 6018
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 545 472
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £51.17 £44.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £24.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.91% +26.31%

GIAC
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing GIAC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 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 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +5 35 £500 +11.11% 24
London +9 16 £500 +25.00% 10
South East +3 6 £475 +5.55% 5
North West +1 5 - - 2
Midlands - 5 £525 -
Merseyside - 5 - - 2
Surrey - 4 - -
Liverpool - 4 - - 2
City of London +48 2 £382 +52.80% 3
Buckinghamshire +7 2 £475 +4.39% 1
Milton Keynes +6 2 £475 +4.39%
Warwickshire -1 2 £500 +2.56%
West Midlands -24 2 £500 +9.58%
Docklands, London - 2 £525 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £675 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - - 5
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 5
Wirral - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 5

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing GIAC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for GIAC.

1 60 (71.43%) CISSP
2 57 (67.86%) Information Security
3 31 (36.90%) Cybersecurity
4 30 (35.71%) Windows
5 29 (34.52%) CEH
6 26 (30.95%) CISM
7 24 (28.57%) Finance
8 22 (26.19%) Degree
8 22 (26.19%) SIEM
8 22 (26.19%) Security Architecture
9 21 (25.00%) GCIH
10 19 (22.62%) Management Information System
10 19 (22.62%) Firewall
10 19 (22.62%) Linux
10 19 (22.62%) Python
10 19 (22.62%) Microsoft
10 19 (22.62%) Active Directory
11 18 (21.43%) TCP/IP
11 18 (21.43%) Project Management
12 17 (20.24%) Security Operations
13 16 (19.05%) Cyberthreat
14 15 (17.86%) Risk Management
14 15 (17.86%) Intrusion Detection
14 15 (17.86%) Penetration Testing
15 14 (16.67%) Splunk
15 14 (16.67%) GCIA
15 14 (16.67%) Perl
15 14 (16.67%) Cisco
16 13 (15.48%) Unix
16 13 (15.48%) SaaS

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.57%) Apache
1 3 (3.57%) IIS
1 3 (3.57%) JBoss
1 3 (3.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.19%) Confluence
2 1 (1.19%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.48%) SaaS
2 7 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 7 (8.33%) IaaS
2 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.33%) PaaS
3 4 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.62%) Firewall
2 18 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 15 (17.86%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (11.90%) Wireshark
5 8 (9.52%) DNS
5 8 (9.52%) Network Security
6 7 (8.33%) tcpdump
6 7 (8.33%) Wireless
7 6 (7.14%) DHCP
7 6 (7.14%) Internet
8 5 (5.95%) LDAP
9 4 (4.76%) VPN
10 3 (3.57%) LAN
10 3 (3.57%) MPLS
10 3 (3.57%) WAN
11 2 (2.38%) Ethernet
11 2 (2.38%) IPv4
11 2 (2.38%) IPv6
11 2 (2.38%) MRTG
11 2 (2.38%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.14%) GIS
2 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.76%) AppScan
1 4 (4.76%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.38%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.19%) JIRA
General
1 24 (28.57%) Finance
2 7 (8.33%) Retail
3 6 (7.14%) Legal
4 5 (5.95%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.95%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.76%) Financial Institution
5 4 (4.76%) Games
6 2 (2.38%) Automotive
7 1 (1.19%) Advertising
7 1 (1.19%) Electronics
7 1 (1.19%) Marketing
7 1 (1.19%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 20 (23.81%) Analyst
2 18 (21.43%) Security Analyst
3 17 (20.24%) Consultant
4 15 (17.86%) Architect
5 13 (15.48%) Security Architect
5 13 (15.48%) Security Consultant
6 10 (11.90%) Security Engineer
7 9 (10.71%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 9 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (9.52%) Senior Security Analyst
9 7 (8.33%) Incident Analyst
9 7 (8.33%) Penetration Tester
9 7 (8.33%) Tester
10 6 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (7.14%) Senior Incident Analyst
11 5 (5.95%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (4.76%) ArcSight Consultant
12 4 (4.76%) SIEM Consultant
12 4 (4.76%) SOC Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.76%) Regular Expression
2 2 (2.38%) .NET
3 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.62%) Management Information System
2 16 (19.05%) Cyberthreat
3 12 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
4 11 (13.10%) Computer Science
5 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (7.14%) Driving Licence
6 6 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (5.95%) SCADA
8 4 (4.76%) Cryptography
9 3 (3.57%) Data Centre
9 3 (3.57%) Equities
9 3 (3.57%) Fixed Income
10 2 (2.38%) Blackberry
10 2 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (2.38%) PKI
10 2 (2.38%) Virtual Team
11 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
11 1 (1.19%) Online Games
11 1 (1.19%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (35.71%) Windows
2 19 (22.62%) Linux
3 13 (15.48%) Unix
4 3 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.38%) Android
5 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.19%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (67.86%) Information Security
2 31 (36.90%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (26.19%) Security Architecture
3 22 (26.19%) SIEM
4 18 (21.43%) Project Management
5 17 (20.24%) Security Operations
6 15 (17.86%) Penetration Testing
6 15 (17.86%) Risk Management
7 13 (15.48%) Ethical Hacking
8 12 (14.29%) Network Design
9 10 (11.90%) Change Management
9 10 (11.90%) Incident Management
9 10 (11.90%) ITIL
9 10 (11.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 9 (10.71%) Time Management
10 9 (10.71%) TOGAF
11 8 (9.52%) Information Assurance
12 7 (8.33%) Digital Forensics
12 7 (8.33%) E-Commerce
12 7 (8.33%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.62%) Python
2 14 (16.67%) Perl
3 11 (13.10%) SQL
4 9 (10.71%) C#
5 7 (8.33%) Java
5 7 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 6 (7.14%) C++
6 6 (7.14%) Ruby
7 5 (5.95%) C
7 5 (5.95%) Shell Script
7 5 (5.95%) VB
8 2 (2.38%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 60 (71.43%) CISSP
2 29 (34.52%) CEH
3 26 (30.95%) CISM
4 22 (26.19%) Degree
5 21 (25.00%) GCIH
6 14 (16.67%) GCIA
7 13 (15.48%) Security Cleared
8 12 (14.29%) SANS
9 11 (13.10%) GCFA
9 11 (13.10%) ISSAP
10 10 (11.90%) SC Cleared
11 8 (9.52%) GCFE
12 7 (8.33%) CFCE
12 7 (8.33%) CISA
12 7 (8.33%) CREST Certified
12 7 (8.33%) EnCE
13 6 (7.14%) DV Cleared
14 5 (5.95%) GPEN
15 4 (4.76%) CRISC
15 4 (4.76%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 8 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (4.76%) RMADS
5 2 (2.38%) ISO27002
6 1 (1.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (22.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.57%) Snort
2 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.19%) Cygwin
3 1 (1.19%) Firmware
3 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (10.71%) EnCase
2 6 (7.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 6 (7.14%) Puppet
3 5 (5.95%) QRadar
4 4 (4.76%) Nessus
5 3 (3.57%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (3.57%) WSUS
6 2 (2.38%) Nagios
6 2 (2.38%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (2.38%) Nmap
7 1 (1.19%) OpenVAS
7 1 (1.19%) RSA Archer
7 1 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.19%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 19 (22.62%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.67%) Cisco
2 14 (16.67%) Splunk
3 10 (11.90%) ArcSight
4 7 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 7 (8.33%) Oracle
5 6 (7.14%) Rapid7
6 5 (5.95%) Fortinet
7 4 (4.76%) IBM
7 4 (4.76%) Intel Security
8 3 (3.57%) HP
8 3 (3.57%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.57%) Sun
8 3 (3.57%) Veracode
8 3 (3.57%) VMware
9 2 (2.38%) Infoblox
9 2 (2.38%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.19%) FireEye
10 1 (1.19%) LogRhythm
10 1 (1.19%) Palo Alto