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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 556 609 600
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -9
Contract jobs citing GIAC 64 48 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.087% 0.064%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 0.42% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 36 30
Median daily rate £523 £525 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.47% +29.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £365 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £698 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £535 £381
% change year-on-year
-1.86% +40.32%
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
10143 11402 12009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.51% 20.60% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6394 6881 6800
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.57% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 558 563
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.49% +53.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%

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 3 December 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 30 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 3 December 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 +16 52 £523 -1.41% 21
London -18 27 £475 -9.09% 12
South East +37 14 £523 +25.14% 2
Scotland - 11 £525 - 4
Edinburgh - 10 £525 - 3
City of London +1 9 £475 +4.74% 3
Buckinghamshire - 8 £525 -
Milton Keynes - 7 £525 -
Hampshire - 5 £420 -
North West - 5 £825 - 2
Merseyside - 4 - - 2
East of England +14 3 £700 +16.66% 2
Hertfordshire - 3 £700 - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £700 -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 - -
Wirral - 2 - -
South West - 2 - - 1
Berkshire +4 1 £210 -49.70% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £500 -
Manchester - 1 £825 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £500 -
Sheffield - 1 £500 -
Farnborough - 1 £425 -
Reading - 1 £210 - 1
Bromley - 1 £675 -
Croydon - 1 £700 -
Channel Islands - 1 £475 -
Guernsey - 1 £475 -
Jersey - 1 £475 -

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 90 (84.11%) CISSP
2 77 (71.96%) Information Security
3 50 (46.73%) Cybersecurity
4 42 (39.25%) Windows
5 39 (36.45%) CISM
6 35 (32.71%) Firewall
6 35 (32.71%) CEH
7 33 (30.84%) SANS
8 31 (28.97%) Management Information System
9 30 (28.04%) Risk Management
10 29 (27.10%) GCIH
10 29 (27.10%) Linux
10 29 (27.10%) SIEM
11 28 (26.17%) Finance
12 25 (23.36%) Python
12 25 (23.36%) TCP/IP
13 24 (22.43%) Security Architecture
14 23 (21.50%) Security Operations
15 22 (20.56%) Ethical Hacking
16 21 (19.63%) Intrusion Detection
17 19 (17.76%) Cisco
17 19 (17.76%) Penetration Testing
17 19 (17.76%) Network Design
17 19 (17.76%) PCI DSS
18 18 (16.82%) CISA
18 18 (16.82%) CREST Certified
18 18 (16.82%) Cyberthreat
19 17 (15.89%) Project Management
19 17 (15.89%) Unix
19 17 (15.89%) Degree

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 4 (3.74%) IIS
2 3 (2.80%) Apache
2 3 (2.80%) JBoss
2 3 (2.80%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.15%) SaaS
2 6 (5.61%) IaaS
3 5 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.67%) PaaS
4 2 (1.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (32.71%) Firewall
2 25 (23.36%) TCP/IP
3 21 (19.63%) Intrusion Detection
4 14 (13.08%) Network Security
5 10 (9.35%) DNS
6 9 (8.41%) DHCP
6 9 (8.41%) Wireshark
7 7 (6.54%) Internet
7 7 (6.54%) IPv6
8 6 (5.61%) Wireless
9 5 (4.67%) Ethernet
9 5 (4.67%) IPv4
9 5 (4.67%) MPLS
9 5 (4.67%) OSPF
10 4 (3.74%) MRTG
10 4 (3.74%) tcpdump
10 4 (3.74%) VPN
11 3 (2.80%) LDAP
12 2 (1.87%) SSL
12 2 (1.87%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.80%) Big Data
1 3 (2.80%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Burp Suite
1 2 (1.87%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.93%) AppScan
2 1 (0.93%) Metasploit
General
1 28 (26.17%) Finance
2 13 (12.15%) Retail
3 12 (11.21%) Legal
4 9 (8.41%) Financial Institution
5 6 (5.61%) Banking
6 4 (3.74%) Advertising
7 3 (2.80%) Back Office
7 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.87%) Games
8 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.93%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 28 (26.17%) Analyst
2 23 (21.50%) Security Analyst
3 22 (20.56%) Architect
4 20 (18.69%) Security Architect
5 16 (14.95%) Consultant
5 16 (14.95%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 11 (10.28%) Security Consultant
7 9 (8.41%) Incident Analyst
7 9 (8.41%) Penetration Tester
7 9 (8.41%) Tester
8 8 (7.48%) Security Engineer
8 8 (7.48%) SIEM Consultant
9 6 (5.61%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 6 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) ArcSight Consultant
10 5 (4.67%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (3.74%) Network Administrator
11 4 (3.74%) Network Security Administrator
11 4 (3.74%) Security Administrator
11 4 (3.74%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.67%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.93%) .NET
2 1 (0.93%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (28.97%) Management Information System
2 18 (16.82%) Cyberthreat
3 17 (15.89%) Computer Science
4 16 (14.95%) Data Centre
5 13 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (12.15%) Cryptography
6 12 (11.21%) Security Operations Centre
7 7 (6.54%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (6.54%) Equities
7 7 (6.54%) Fixed Income
8 6 (5.61%) Driving Licence
9 4 (3.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (2.80%) Mathematics
10 3 (2.80%) Statistics
11 2 (1.87%) Blackberry
11 2 (1.87%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (1.87%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.93%) Cyber Attack
12 1 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.93%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 42 (39.25%) Windows
2 29 (27.10%) Linux
3 17 (15.89%) Unix
4 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.80%) Kali Linux
5 3 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.87%) Android
6 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (71.96%) Information Security
2 50 (46.73%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (28.04%) Risk Management
4 29 (27.10%) SIEM
5 24 (22.43%) Security Architecture
6 23 (21.50%) Security Operations
7 22 (20.56%) Ethical Hacking
8 19 (17.76%) Network Design
8 19 (17.76%) Penetration Testing
9 17 (15.89%) Project Management
10 15 (14.02%) Information Assurance
10 15 (14.02%) OWASP
10 15 (14.02%) TOGAF
10 15 (14.02%) Vulnerability Management
11 14 (13.08%) Incident Management
12 13 (12.15%) Threat Detection
13 11 (10.28%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (10.28%) Change Management
13 11 (10.28%) Security Patching
13 11 (10.28%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 25 (23.36%) Python
2 16 (14.95%) SQL
3 15 (14.02%) Perl
4 12 (11.21%) PowerShell
5 10 (9.35%) C#
6 8 (7.48%) VB
7 6 (5.61%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.67%) Java
9 4 (3.74%) Ruby
10 3 (2.80%) C++
10 3 (2.80%) VBA
11 2 (1.87%) Assembly Language
11 2 (1.87%) C
11 2 (1.87%) PHP
Qualifications
1 90 (84.11%) CISSP
2 39 (36.45%) CISM
3 35 (32.71%) CEH
4 33 (30.84%) SANS
5 29 (27.10%) GCIH
6 18 (16.82%) CISA
6 18 (16.82%) CREST Certified
7 17 (15.89%) Degree
8 16 (14.95%) GCIA
9 14 (13.08%) Security Cleared
10 12 (11.21%) SC Cleared
11 9 (8.41%) GCFA
12 8 (7.48%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (6.54%) CCNA
13 7 (6.54%) CLAS
13 7 (6.54%) CNA
13 7 (6.54%) GPEN
13 7 (6.54%) Network+ Certification
13 7 (6.54%) Novell Certification
14 5 (4.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (17.76%) PCI DSS
2 14 (13.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (6.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (2.80%) ISO27002
5 2 (1.87%) QA
6 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 16 (14.95%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.87%) Snort
4 1 (0.93%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.93%) Firmware
4 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (8.41%) QRadar
2 8 (7.48%) EnCase
3 7 (6.54%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 7 (6.54%) Puppet
4 5 (4.67%) Nagios
5 4 (3.74%) WSUS
6 3 (2.80%) ArcSight ESM
6 3 (2.80%) Nessus
6 3 (2.80%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.93%) Nmap
7 1 (0.93%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.93%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 19 (17.76%) Cisco
2 17 (15.89%) Splunk
3 13 (12.15%) Microsoft
4 11 (10.28%) ArcSight
5 10 (9.35%) CheckPoint
6 7 (6.54%) Sun
7 6 (5.61%) Intel Security
7 6 (5.61%) Varonis
8 5 (4.67%) Fortinet
8 5 (4.67%) Infoblox
9 4 (3.74%) HP
9 4 (3.74%) Riverbed
9 4 (3.74%) VMware
10 3 (2.80%) Oracle
10 3 (2.80%) Rapid7
10 3 (2.80%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.87%) F5
12 1 (0.93%) FireEye
12 1 (0.93%) IBM
12 1 (0.93%) Sourcefire
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