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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 606 644 577
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -67
Contract jobs citing GIAC 46 29 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.050% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.25% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 46
Median daily rate £391 £439 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.88% -7.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £301 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £418 £513
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -18.53%
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
10981 11377 11557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.60% 19.66% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6808 6876 6383
Median daily rate £400 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £254 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 526 491
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.71 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.56%

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 30 September 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 22 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 30 September 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 +12 42 £450 +2.56% 29
London +21 22 £381 -15.74% 12
South East +23 12 £475 +13.77% 9
Buckinghamshire - 8 £475 - 2
Milton Keynes - 8 £475 - 1
City of London +15 4 £541 +73.12% 4
Surrey - 4 - - 2
North West +16 3 - - 3
South West - 3 - - 1
Wiltshire - 3 - - 1
Merseyside - 3 - - 2
Swindon - 3 - - 1
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - - 2
Yorkshire +15 1 £500 +66.66% 3
West Midlands -29 1 £500 -5.66% 1
Warwickshire - 1 £500 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £500 -
Wirral - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £500 -
Bromley - 1 £675 -
Croydon - 1 £700 -

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 66 (80.49%) CISSP
2 59 (71.95%) Information Security
3 34 (41.46%) Windows
3 34 (41.46%) Cybersecurity
4 30 (36.59%) CISM
5 27 (32.93%) CEH
6 25 (30.49%) Finance
7 23 (28.05%) Python
8 22 (26.83%) Firewall
9 20 (24.39%) Management Information System
9 20 (24.39%) GCIH
9 20 (24.39%) Linux
9 20 (24.39%) Degree
9 20 (24.39%) Cyberthreat
10 19 (23.17%) SIEM
10 19 (23.17%) Cisco
11 18 (21.95%) Microsoft
11 18 (21.95%) Active Directory
11 18 (21.95%) TCP/IP
12 17 (20.73%) Splunk
13 16 (19.51%) Security Architecture
13 16 (19.51%) Ethical Hacking
14 15 (18.29%) Network Design
14 15 (18.29%) Security Operations
15 14 (17.07%) Intrusion Detection
15 14 (17.07%) Computer Science
15 14 (17.07%) PowerShell
15 14 (17.07%) Risk Management
16 13 (15.85%) TOGAF
16 13 (15.85%) GCIA

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 2 (2.44%) IIS
2 1 (1.22%) Apache
2 1 (1.22%) JBoss
2 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.41%) SaaS
2 8 (9.76%) IaaS
3 7 (8.54%) Azure Active Directory
3 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (8.54%) PaaS
4 5 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (26.83%) Firewall
2 18 (21.95%) TCP/IP
3 14 (17.07%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (13.41%) Wireshark
5 10 (12.20%) Network Security
6 7 (8.54%) Wireless
7 6 (7.32%) tcpdump
8 5 (6.10%) DHCP
8 5 (6.10%) Ethernet
8 5 (6.10%) IPv4
8 5 (6.10%) IPv6
8 5 (6.10%) OSPF
9 4 (4.88%) DNS
9 4 (4.88%) Internet
9 4 (4.88%) MRTG
9 4 (4.88%) VPN
10 2 (2.44%) LDAP
10 2 (2.44%) WAN
11 1 (1.22%) ISDN
11 1 (1.22%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.10%) GIS
2 2 (2.44%) Big Data
3 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.22%) AppScan
2 1 (1.22%) Metasploit
General
1 25 (30.49%) Finance
2 9 (10.98%) Legal
3 6 (7.32%) Banking
3 6 (7.32%) Financial Institution
3 6 (7.32%) Retail
4 4 (4.88%) Advertising
4 4 (4.88%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.44%) Automotive
5 2 (2.44%) Games
5 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (36.59%) Analyst
2 26 (31.71%) Security Analyst
3 15 (18.29%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 11 (13.41%) Architect
4 11 (13.41%) Incident Analyst
5 9 (10.98%) Security Architect
5 9 (10.98%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (9.76%) Consultant
6 8 (9.76%) Security Engineer
6 8 (9.76%) Senior Security Analyst
7 7 (8.54%) SIEM Consultant
8 6 (7.32%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 6 (7.32%) Penetration Tester
8 6 (7.32%) Tester
9 5 (6.10%) ArcSight Consultant
9 5 (6.10%) Senior Incident Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.88%) Network Security Administrator
10 4 (4.88%) Security Administrator
10 4 (4.88%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.10%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.22%) .NET
2 1 (1.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (24.39%) Cyberthreat
1 20 (24.39%) Management Information System
2 14 (17.07%) Computer Science
3 12 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (12.20%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (4.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (4.88%) Equities
5 4 (4.88%) Fixed Income
6 3 (3.66%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.66%) Driving Licence
6 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.44%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (2.44%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.44%) PKI
7 2 (2.44%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.22%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.22%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 34 (41.46%) Windows
2 20 (24.39%) Linux
3 13 (15.85%) Unix
4 2 (2.44%) Android
4 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.22%) Kali Linux
5 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (71.95%) Information Security
2 34 (41.46%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (23.17%) SIEM
4 16 (19.51%) Ethical Hacking
4 16 (19.51%) Security Architecture
5 15 (18.29%) Network Design
5 15 (18.29%) Security Operations
6 14 (17.07%) Risk Management
7 13 (15.85%) TOGAF
8 12 (14.63%) Project Management
9 11 (13.41%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (10.98%) Incident Management
10 9 (10.98%) Use Case
11 8 (9.76%) Change Management
11 8 (9.76%) Data Loss Prevention
11 8 (9.76%) E-Commerce
11 8 (9.76%) Time Management
12 7 (8.54%) SABSA
12 7 (8.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 6 (7.32%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 23 (28.05%) Python
2 14 (17.07%) PowerShell
3 12 (14.63%) Perl
3 12 (14.63%) SQL
4 11 (13.41%) C#
5 9 (10.98%) VB
6 5 (6.10%) Java
6 5 (6.10%) Ruby
6 5 (6.10%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.44%) Assembly Language
7 2 (2.44%) C
7 2 (2.44%) C++
7 2 (2.44%) PHP
7 2 (2.44%) VBA
8 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 66 (80.49%) CISSP
2 30 (36.59%) CISM
3 27 (32.93%) CEH
4 20 (24.39%) Degree
4 20 (24.39%) GCIH
5 13 (15.85%) GCIA
6 12 (14.63%) CISA
7 11 (13.41%) GCFA
7 11 (13.41%) SANS
8 8 (9.76%) Security Cleared
9 6 (7.32%) CFCE
9 6 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (7.32%) DV Cleared
9 6 (7.32%) EnCE
9 6 (7.32%) GCFE
9 6 (7.32%) ISSAP
10 5 (6.10%) CCNA
10 5 (6.10%) CCNP
10 5 (6.10%) CREST Certified
10 5 (6.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (9.76%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.44%) ISO27002
4 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 18 (21.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.66%) Snort
3 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.22%) Cygwin
4 1 (1.22%) Firmware
4 1 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (12.20%) EnCase
2 8 (9.76%) QRadar
3 6 (7.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 5 (6.10%) Nagios
5 3 (3.66%) Puppet
6 2 (2.44%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (2.44%) WSUS
7 1 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.22%) Nmap
7 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.22%) RSA Archer
7 1 (1.22%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 19 (23.17%) Cisco
2 18 (21.95%) Microsoft
3 17 (20.73%) Splunk
4 12 (14.63%) ArcSight
5 10 (12.20%) CheckPoint
6 6 (7.32%) Intel Security
6 6 (7.32%) Oracle
6 6 (7.32%) Varonis
7 5 (6.10%) Fortinet
7 5 (6.10%) Infoblox
7 5 (6.10%) Rapid7
8 4 (4.88%) Riverbed
8 4 (4.88%) Sun
9 2 (2.44%) HP
9 2 (2.44%) VMware
10 1 (1.22%) IBM
10 1 (1.22%) Infor
10 1 (1.22%) Kaspersky
10 1 (1.22%) Qualys
10 1 (1.22%) Red Hat
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