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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 579 574 557
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -17
Contract jobs citing GIAC 47 38 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.073% 0.062%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.36% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 31 19
Average daily rate £525 £465 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £350 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £441 £380
% change year-on-year
-16.14% +16.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -

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
10906 10502 9640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.28% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6716 6074 5197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 490 442
Average hourly rate £38.25 £20.00 £18.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.25% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 11 February 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 25 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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 41 £550 +18.27% 43
London +14 25 £550 +10.00% 20
South East +16 8 £335 -41.43% 14
Hampshire +7 4 £335 -10.66% 2
South West +6 4 £550 +124.48% 4
Wiltshire - 4 £550 - 2
Swindon - 4 £550 - 2
City of London +30 2 £638 +18.60% 1
West Yorkshire -13 2 £438 +1.15% 4
Leeds -13 2 £438 +5.10% 4
Yorkshire -24 2 £438 +1.15% 4
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 - 2
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Warrington - 1 - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £425 -
Wales - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £425 -

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 70 (78.65%) CISSP
2 59 (66.29%) Information Security
3 40 (44.94%) CISM
4 33 (37.08%) Finance
4 33 (37.08%) Cybersecurity
5 32 (35.96%) CISA
6 31 (34.83%) Firewall
6 31 (34.83%) SIEM
7 28 (31.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 24 (26.97%) Windows
9 23 (25.84%) Security Architecture
10 20 (22.47%) GCIH
10 20 (22.47%) PCI DSS
11 19 (21.35%) Information Assurance
11 19 (21.35%) SANS
12 18 (20.22%) Network Security
12 18 (20.22%) Linux
13 16 (17.98%) Incident Management
13 16 (17.98%) CEH
14 15 (16.85%) Risk Management
14 15 (16.85%) Security Operations
15 14 (15.73%) Risk Assessment
15 14 (15.73%) Management Information System
15 14 (15.73%) Ethical Hacking
15 14 (15.73%) Project Management
15 14 (15.73%) Penetration Testing
15 14 (15.73%) Degree
16 13 (14.61%) Unix
16 13 (14.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 12 (13.48%) TCP/IP

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (4.49%) Apache
1 4 (4.49%) JBoss
1 4 (4.49%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.25%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.25%) MS Office
1 2 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.11%) SaaS
2 5 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.37%) IaaS
3 3 (3.37%) PaaS
4 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (34.83%) Firewall
2 18 (20.22%) Network Security
3 12 (13.48%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (13.48%) TCP/IP
4 9 (10.11%) Internet
4 9 (10.11%) Wireshark
5 7 (7.87%) DHCP
5 7 (7.87%) DNS
5 7 (7.87%) WAN
6 5 (5.62%) VPN
7 4 (4.49%) LAN
7 4 (4.49%) LDAP
7 4 (4.49%) MPLS
8 3 (3.37%) IPv4
8 3 (3.37%) IPv6
8 3 (3.37%) MRTG
8 3 (3.37%) OSPF
8 3 (3.37%) tcpdump
9 2 (2.25%) Ethernet
9 2 (2.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.37%) GIS
2 1 (1.12%) Big Data
General
1 33 (37.08%) Finance
2 8 (8.99%) Games
3 7 (7.87%) Legal
4 5 (5.62%) Retail
5 4 (4.49%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.37%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.25%) Advertising
7 2 (2.25%) Banking
8 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.12%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.12%) Local Government
8 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (23.60%) Analyst
2 20 (22.47%) Security Analyst
3 16 (17.98%) Consultant
3 16 (17.98%) Security Consultant
4 12 (13.48%) Architect
4 12 (13.48%) Security Architect
5 10 (11.24%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 10 (11.24%) Security Manager
6 9 (10.11%) Security Engineer
7 8 (8.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (8.99%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (8.99%) Senior Security Analyst
8 7 (7.87%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 6 (6.74%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 6 (6.74%) Security Specialist
10 5 (5.62%) IT Security Specialist
11 4 (4.49%) Incident Analyst
11 4 (4.49%) Linux Engineer
11 4 (4.49%) Security Project Manager
11 4 (4.49%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.73%) Management Information System
2 8 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.99%) Cyberthreat
3 7 (7.87%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.74%) Driving Licence
4 6 (6.74%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (5.62%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (4.49%) Computer Science
6 4 (4.49%) Cryptography
7 3 (3.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (3.37%) Online Games
7 3 (3.37%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.12%) PMI
8 1 (1.12%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 24 (26.97%) Windows
2 18 (20.22%) Linux
3 13 (14.61%) Unix
4 4 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (66.29%) Information Security
2 33 (37.08%) Cybersecurity
3 31 (34.83%) SIEM
4 23 (25.84%) Security Architecture
5 19 (21.35%) Information Assurance
6 16 (17.98%) Incident Management
7 15 (16.85%) Risk Management
7 15 (16.85%) Security Operations
8 14 (15.73%) Ethical Hacking
8 14 (15.73%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (15.73%) Project Management
8 14 (15.73%) Risk Assessment
9 13 (14.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 12 (13.48%) SABSA
11 11 (12.36%) Threat Modelling
11 11 (12.36%) Vulnerability Management
12 10 (11.24%) ITIL
12 10 (11.24%) TOGAF
13 9 (10.11%) Change Management
14 8 (8.99%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.36%) Python
2 8 (8.99%) Perl
3 4 (4.49%) C
3 4 (4.49%) SQL
4 3 (3.37%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.25%) C#
5 2 (2.25%) C++
5 2 (2.25%) Java
5 2 (2.25%) Ruby
5 2 (2.25%) VB
6 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 70 (78.65%) CISSP
2 40 (44.94%) CISM
3 32 (35.96%) CISA
4 20 (22.47%) GCIH
5 19 (21.35%) SANS
6 16 (17.98%) CEH
7 14 (15.73%) Degree
8 11 (12.36%) GCED
8 11 (12.36%) GCIA
9 9 (10.11%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (8.99%) GCFA
11 7 (7.87%) CREST Certified
12 6 (6.74%) CCNA
12 6 (6.74%) CCNP
12 6 (6.74%) CRISC
12 6 (6.74%) ISSAP
13 5 (5.62%) GCFE
13 5 (5.62%) Security Cleared
14 4 (4.49%) CCSE
14 4 (4.49%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (31.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (22.47%) PCI DSS
3 6 (6.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (5.62%) ISO27002
5 2 (2.25%) COBIT
5 2 (2.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (2.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (13.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.25%) Snort
2 2 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (7.87%) EnCase
2 6 (6.74%) Nessus
2 6 (6.74%) Puppet
3 4 (4.49%) Nmap
3 4 (4.49%) OpenVAS
3 4 (4.49%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (3.37%) Nagios
4 3 (3.37%) RSA enVision
5 2 (2.25%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.25%) QRadar
5 2 (2.25%) WSUS
6 1 (1.12%) FTK
6 1 (1.12%) Nexpose
6 1 (1.12%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 9 (10.11%) Cisco
2 8 (8.99%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.74%) ArcSight
3 6 (6.74%) Qualys
4 5 (5.62%) CheckPoint
5 4 (4.49%) HP
5 4 (4.49%) Intel Security
5 4 (4.49%) Rapid7
5 4 (4.49%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.37%) Forcepoint
6 3 (3.37%) Infoblox
6 3 (3.37%) LogLogic
6 3 (3.37%) NetWitness
6 3 (3.37%) Oracle
6 3 (3.37%) Riverbed
6 3 (3.37%) Splunk
7 2 (2.25%) AppSense
7 2 (2.25%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.25%) TippingPoint
7 2 (2.25%) VMware