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 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 599 566 533
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -33
Contract jobs citing GIAC 29 49 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.090% 0.084%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.47% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 35 19
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£450 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £541 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £460 £450 £500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £60.00

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
10832 10437 9058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.99% 19.09% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6486 5881 4859
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 522 467 502
Average hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -9.52%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -31 28 £450 -5.26% 56
South East -3 12 £450 -25.00% 20
Milton Keynes - 11 £455 -
Buckinghamshire - 11 £455 - 3
London -11 6 £400 -8.57% 15
East of England +6 5 £550 - 7
Suffolk - 5 £550 -
Ipswich - 4 £550 -
Manchester -17 3 - - 1
North West -24 3 - - 3
West Midlands - 2 £456 - 2
City of London -11 1 £250 -47.36% 3
Warwickshire - 1 £488 - 1
Slough - 1 £313 -
Warwick - 1 £488 -
Berkshire - 1 £313 - 7

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 40 (65.57%) CISSP
2 39 (63.93%) Information Security
3 26 (42.62%) Firewall
4 22 (36.07%) Penetration Testing
4 22 (36.07%) Cyber Security
5 21 (34.43%) Security Patching
5 21 (34.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (29.51%) Management Information System
6 18 (29.51%) SIEM
6 18 (29.51%) Vulnerability Management
7 17 (27.87%) Security Architecture
8 16 (26.23%) OWASP
9 15 (24.59%) Security Testing
9 15 (24.59%) Patch Management
10 14 (22.95%) Risk Management
11 13 (21.31%) CEH
12 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
12 12 (19.67%) Windows
13 11 (18.03%) Finance
13 11 (18.03%) PCI DSS
14 9 (14.75%) Degree
14 9 (14.75%) Linux
15 8 (13.11%) Legal
16 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
16 7 (11.48%) CISM
16 7 (11.48%) SSCP
16 7 (11.48%) GCIH
17 6 (9.84%) Snort
17 6 (9.84%) GCIA
17 6 (9.84%) Intrusion Detection

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (3.28%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.64%) SaaS
1 1 (1.64%) PaaS
1 1 (1.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (42.62%) Firewall
2 6 (9.84%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.56%) Internet
3 4 (6.56%) Network Security
4 2 (3.28%) WAN
5 1 (1.64%) FTP
5 1 (1.64%) HTTP
5 1 (1.64%) DNS
5 1 (1.64%) SSL
5 1 (1.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
General
1 11 (18.03%) Finance
2 8 (13.11%) Legal
3 4 (6.56%) Games
4 3 (4.92%) Retail
4 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.28%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.28%) Banking
6 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.64%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 28 (45.90%) Consultant
2 25 (40.98%) Security Consultant
3 17 (27.87%) Architect
4 16 (26.23%) Security Architect
5 13 (21.31%) Analyst
6 11 (18.03%) Security Analyst
7 6 (9.84%) IT Security Analyst
8 5 (8.20%) Security Manager
8 5 (8.20%) Security Specialist
9 4 (6.56%) Risk Consultant
10 3 (4.92%) Information Specialist
10 3 (4.92%) Splunk Consultant
10 3 (4.92%) Information Security Specialist
10 3 (4.92%) Security Project Manager
10 3 (4.92%) Security Operations Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) Operations Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) Penetration Tester
10 3 (4.92%) Project Manager
10 3 (4.92%) Tester
11 2 (3.28%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) REST
1 3 (4.92%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.64%) Web Services
2 1 (1.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.51%) Management Information System
2 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.20%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.92%) SecurID
4 3 (4.92%) Human Factors
5 2 (3.28%) PMI
5 2 (3.28%) SCADA
5 2 (3.28%) Mathematics
5 2 (3.28%) Economics
6 1 (1.64%) PKI
6 1 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.67%) Windows
2 9 (14.75%) Linux
3 6 (9.84%) UNIX
4 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (63.93%) Information Security
2 22 (36.07%) Penetration Testing
2 22 (36.07%) Cyber Security
3 21 (34.43%) Security Patching
4 18 (29.51%) SIEM
4 18 (29.51%) Vulnerability Management
5 17 (27.87%) Security Architecture
6 16 (26.23%) OWASP
7 15 (24.59%) Security Testing
7 15 (24.59%) Patch Management
8 14 (22.95%) Risk Management
9 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (9.84%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (8.20%) Change Management
11 5 (8.20%) Identity Management
11 5 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (6.56%) Risk Analysis
12 4 (6.56%) GAP Analysis
12 4 (6.56%) Programme Management
12 4 (6.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.84%) SQL
2 3 (4.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (65.57%) CISSP
2 13 (21.31%) CEH
3 9 (14.75%) Degree
4 7 (11.48%) CISM
4 7 (11.48%) GCIH
4 7 (11.48%) SSCP
5 6 (9.84%) CISA
5 6 (9.84%) GCIA
5 6 (9.84%) CISMP
6 3 (4.92%) PMP
6 3 (4.92%) PMI Certification
7 2 (3.28%) PCI QSA
8 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.64%) CSSLP
8 1 (1.64%) APMP
8 1 (1.64%) CRISC
8 1 (1.64%) ISACA
8 1 (1.64%) GCED
8 1 (1.64%) GPEN
8 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (34.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (18.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) Snort
2 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) WSUS
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (3.28%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.28%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.64%) OPNET
Vendors
1 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.84%) McAfee
2 6 (9.84%) CheckPoint
2 6 (9.84%) ArcSight
3 4 (6.56%) Oracle
3 4 (6.56%) Cisco
4 3 (4.92%) IBM
4 3 (4.92%) Sophos
4 3 (4.92%) Websense
4 3 (4.92%) Kaspersky
4 3 (4.92%) Splunk
4 3 (4.92%) Fortinet
4 3 (4.92%) Rapid7
5 2 (3.28%) Cyber-Ark
5 2 (3.28%) Dell
5 2 (3.28%) Symantec
5 2 (3.28%) LogLogic
5 2 (3.28%) Sourcefire
6 1 (1.64%) HP
6 1 (1.64%) Qualys
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