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 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 600 557 554
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -3
Contract jobs citing GIAC 25 59 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.11% 0.065%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.56% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 41 15
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£475 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £400 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £513 £500
% change year-on-year
-4.87% +2.50%
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
11120 10486 9247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.98% 18.86% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6676 5963 5076
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 434 478
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 August 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 18 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 August 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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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 -38 25 £475 - 54
London -8 8 £475 +8.57% 17
South East -16 7 £483 -17.52% 13
Milton Keynes - 6 £515 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £515 - 2
East of England +7 5 £550 - 2
Suffolk - 5 £550 - 1
Ipswich - 4 £550 - 1
West Midlands 0 2 £456 - 1
Manchester -24 2 - - 3
North West -37 2 - - 3
City of London -7 1 £250 -47.36% 4
West Yorkshire -22 1 £300 -41.46% 1
Yorkshire -29 1 £300 -41.46% 4
Slough - 1 £313 - 1
Warwick - 1 £488 -
Berkshire - 1 £313 - 4
Warwickshire - 1 £488 - 1

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 35 (70.00%) CISSP
2 30 (60.00%) Information Security
3 27 (54.00%) Firewall
4 23 (46.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (44.00%) Cyber Security
6 20 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
7 18 (36.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 16 (32.00%) OWASP
9 15 (30.00%) Security Architecture
9 15 (30.00%) Security Testing
9 15 (30.00%) Patch Management
9 15 (30.00%) Security Patching
10 12 (24.00%) Management Information System
11 11 (22.00%) SIEM
12 10 (20.00%) Risk Management
13 9 (18.00%) Legal
13 9 (18.00%) Windows
14 8 (16.00%) Finance
15 7 (14.00%) Linux
15 7 (14.00%) GCIH
15 7 (14.00%) CEH
15 7 (14.00%) PCI DSS
16 6 (12.00%) Degree
16 6 (12.00%) Snort
16 6 (12.00%) Intrusion Detection
16 6 (12.00%) GCIA
16 6 (12.00%) CISA
16 6 (12.00%) CISM
17 5 (10.00%) Games
17 5 (10.00%) UNIX

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
1 1 (2.00%) PaaS
1 1 (2.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (54.00%) Firewall
2 6 (12.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (8.00%) Internet
5 3 (6.00%) Network Security
6 2 (4.00%) VPN
7 1 (2.00%) DNS
7 1 (2.00%) SSL
7 1 (2.00%) DMZ
7 1 (2.00%) LAN
7 1 (2.00%) WAN
7 1 (2.00%) FTP
7 1 (2.00%) HTTP
7 1 (2.00%) Extranet
7 1 (2.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (18.00%) Legal
2 8 (16.00%) Finance
3 5 (10.00%) Games
4 4 (8.00%) Retail
5 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.00%) Banking
6 1 (2.00%) Automotive
6 1 (2.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (46.00%) Consultant
2 22 (44.00%) Security Consultant
3 16 (32.00%) Architect
4 15 (30.00%) Security Architect
5 8 (16.00%) Analyst
6 6 (12.00%) Security Analyst
7 5 (10.00%) Security Manager
8 4 (8.00%) Information Manager
8 4 (8.00%) Information Security Manager
8 4 (8.00%) Security Specialist
9 3 (6.00%) Operations Analyst
9 3 (6.00%) Penetration Tester
9 3 (6.00%) Information Security Specialist
9 3 (6.00%) Security Operations Analyst
9 3 (6.00%) Information Specialist
9 3 (6.00%) Cyber Security Consultant
9 3 (6.00%) Tester
10 1 (2.00%) Splunk Consultant
10 1 (2.00%) Operations Consultant
10 1 (2.00%) Senior Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) REST
2 1 (2.00%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.00%) SecurID
4 2 (4.00%) SCADA
5 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.00%) PMI
5 1 (2.00%) PKI
5 1 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.00%) Economics
5 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Windows
2 7 (14.00%) Linux
3 5 (10.00%) UNIX
4 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (60.00%) Information Security
2 22 (44.00%) Cyber Security
3 20 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
4 18 (36.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 16 (32.00%) OWASP
6 15 (30.00%) Security Testing
6 15 (30.00%) Security Architecture
6 15 (30.00%) Patch Management
6 15 (30.00%) Security Patching
7 11 (22.00%) SIEM
8 10 (20.00%) Risk Management
9 5 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (8.00%) Incident Management
10 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.00%) Ethical Hacking
10 4 (8.00%) GAP Analysis
11 3 (6.00%) Identity Management
11 3 (6.00%) Risk Assessment
11 3 (6.00%) Build Automation
11 3 (6.00%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (70.00%) CISSP
2 7 (14.00%) GCIH
2 7 (14.00%) CEH
3 6 (12.00%) Degree
3 6 (12.00%) CISA
3 6 (12.00%) CISM
3 6 (12.00%) GCIA
4 2 (4.00%) CRISC
5 1 (2.00%) ISACA
5 1 (2.00%) GCED
5 1 (2.00%) GPEN
5 1 (2.00%) MCSE
5 1 (2.00%) CCNA
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.00%) PMP
5 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.00%) SSCP
5 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (46.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (14.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) Snort
2 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.00%) OPNET
1 1 (2.00%) Nessus
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (8.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (8.00%) McAfee
1 4 (8.00%) ArcSight
2 3 (6.00%) Rapid7
2 3 (6.00%) IBM
2 3 (6.00%) Sophos
2 3 (6.00%) Websense
2 3 (6.00%) Kaspersky
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle
3 2 (4.00%) Cisco
3 2 (4.00%) Symantec
3 2 (4.00%) Qualys
3 2 (4.00%) Sourcefire
3 2 (4.00%) LogLogic
4 1 (2.00%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (2.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.00%) TippingPoint
4 1 (2.00%) Splunk
4 1 (2.00%) HP
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