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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK
Rank 564 580 578
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -2
Contract jobs citing GIAC 30 49 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.094% 0.074%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.44% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 33 30
Median daily rate £450 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £335 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £570 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £433
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -7.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median 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
9431 11056 10383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.79% 21.26% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6086 6855 5939
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 450 488
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +74.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £41.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.82% +82.22%

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 22 February 2017.

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 20 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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +28 27 £450 -16.27% 18
London +18 17 £525 -4.54% 8
South East +23 7 £420 +25.37% 5
Hampshire +11 4 £420 +25.37% 2
Cardiff - 2 £363 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £450 -
Docklands, London - 2 £525 -
Wales - 2 £363 -
South Wales - 2 £363 -
East of England - 2 £450 -
Scotland +29 1 £500 +17.64% 1
West Midlands +3 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire 0 1 - -
City of London -3 1 - - 2
Surrey - 1 £500 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £210 - 1
Reading - 1 £210 -
Glasgow - 1 £500 -
Coventry - 1 - - 1
Camberley - 1 £500 -

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 79 (84.04%) CISSP
2 68 (72.34%) Information Security
3 39 (41.49%) Firewall
4 38 (40.43%) Cybersecurity
4 38 (40.43%) SANS
5 37 (39.36%) CISM
6 33 (35.11%) SIEM
7 31 (32.98%) Windows
8 29 (30.85%) Linux
9 28 (29.79%) Security Operations
10 27 (28.72%) GCIH
11 26 (27.66%) Management Information System
11 26 (27.66%) TCP/IP
11 26 (27.66%) PCI DSS
12 25 (26.60%) CEH
13 23 (24.47%) Risk Management
14 22 (23.40%) Finance
15 20 (21.28%) CISA
15 20 (21.28%) Data Centre
16 19 (20.21%) Python
17 18 (19.15%) Intrusion Detection
17 18 (19.15%) Penetration Testing
17 18 (19.15%) Incident Management
18 17 (18.09%) Information Assurance
18 17 (18.09%) CREST Certified
19 16 (17.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 16 (17.02%) Vulnerability Management
20 15 (15.96%) Security Architecture
20 15 (15.96%) Cryptography
20 15 (15.96%) Network Security

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 (4.26%) IIS
2 3 (3.19%) Apache
2 3 (3.19%) JBoss
2 3 (3.19%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.06%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.45%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (7.45%) SaaS
2 4 (4.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (41.49%) Firewall
2 26 (27.66%) TCP/IP
3 18 (19.15%) Intrusion Detection
4 15 (15.96%) Network Security
5 11 (11.70%) DNS
6 10 (10.64%) DHCP
7 9 (9.57%) IPv6
8 8 (8.51%) Ethernet
8 8 (8.51%) Internet
9 7 (7.45%) IPv4
9 7 (7.45%) MPLS
9 7 (7.45%) OSPF
9 7 (7.45%) Wireshark
10 6 (6.38%) Wireless
11 4 (4.26%) MRTG
11 4 (4.26%) VPN
12 3 (3.19%) HSRP
12 3 (3.19%) ICMP
12 3 (3.19%) IPsec
12 3 (3.19%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.19%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Burp Suite
General
1 22 (23.40%) Finance
2 12 (12.77%) Retail
3 10 (10.64%) Legal
4 8 (8.51%) Banking
4 8 (8.51%) Financial Institution
5 6 (6.38%) Advertising
6 3 (3.19%) Back Office
7 2 (2.13%) Law
7 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (20.21%) Analyst
2 17 (18.09%) Consultant
3 16 (17.02%) Architect
3 16 (17.02%) Security Analyst
4 15 (15.96%) Security Architect
4 15 (15.96%) Security Consultant
5 9 (9.57%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 7 (7.45%) Penetration Tester
6 7 (7.45%) Security Engineer
6 7 (7.45%) Tester
7 6 (6.38%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 5 (5.32%) Incident Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) SIEM Consultant
9 4 (4.26%) Administrator
9 4 (4.26%) Incident Handler
9 4 (4.26%) Information Security Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Network Administrator
9 4 (4.26%) Network Security Administrator
9 4 (4.26%) Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.13%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.06%) .NET
2 1 (1.06%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.06%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 26 (27.66%) Management Information System
2 20 (21.28%) Data Centre
3 12 (12.77%) Security Operations Centre
4 10 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (10.64%) Computer Science
5 8 (8.51%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (7.45%) Driving Licence
6 7 (7.45%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (7.45%) Equities
6 7 (7.45%) Fixed Income
7 4 (4.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (2.13%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (2.13%) iSeries
8 2 (2.13%) Tandem
9 1 (1.06%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 31 (32.98%) Windows
2 29 (30.85%) Linux
3 15 (15.96%) Unix
4 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.13%) Kali Linux
6 2 (2.13%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.13%) OpenVMS
7 1 (1.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (72.34%) Information Security
2 38 (40.43%) Cybersecurity
3 33 (35.11%) SIEM
4 28 (29.79%) Security Operations
5 23 (24.47%) Risk Management
6 18 (19.15%) Incident Management
6 18 (19.15%) Penetration Testing
7 17 (18.09%) Information Assurance
8 16 (17.02%) Vulnerability Management
9 15 (15.96%) Cryptography
9 15 (15.96%) Security Architecture
10 14 (14.89%) Ethical Hacking
10 14 (14.89%) ITIL
10 14 (14.89%) Network Design
10 14 (14.89%) OWASP
11 13 (13.83%) Threat Detection
12 12 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (12.77%) Computer Security
12 12 (12.77%) Security Patching
13 11 (11.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.21%) Python
2 14 (14.89%) Perl
2 14 (14.89%) SQL
3 7 (7.45%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.19%) C#
4 3 (3.19%) Java
4 3 (3.19%) Ruby
4 3 (3.19%) VBA
5 2 (2.13%) PHP
5 2 (2.13%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.06%) C
6 1 (1.06%) C++
6 1 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 79 (84.04%) CISSP
2 38 (40.43%) SANS
3 37 (39.36%) CISM
4 27 (28.72%) GCIH
5 25 (26.60%) CEH
6 20 (21.28%) CISA
7 17 (18.09%) CREST Certified
8 12 (12.77%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (10.64%) Degree
10 9 (9.57%) CCNA
10 9 (9.57%) GCIA
11 8 (8.51%) SC Cleared
11 8 (8.51%) Security Cleared
12 7 (7.45%) CCNP
12 7 (7.45%) CLAS
12 7 (7.45%) CNA
12 7 (7.45%) GPEN
12 7 (7.45%) Network+ Certification
12 7 (7.45%) Novell Certification
13 4 (4.26%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (27.66%) PCI DSS
2 16 (17.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (7.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.13%) GDPR
4 2 (2.13%) ISO27002
4 2 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.38%) Active Directory
1 6 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.13%) RACF
2 2 (2.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (7.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 7 (7.45%) Nagios
1 7 (7.45%) Puppet
2 4 (4.26%) EnCase
2 4 (4.26%) Nessus
2 4 (4.26%) QRadar
2 4 (4.26%) WSUS
3 3 (3.19%) CSIRT
3 3 (3.19%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (2.13%) ArcSight ESM
4 2 (2.13%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 2 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.06%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 14 (14.89%) Cisco
2 10 (10.64%) Splunk
3 8 (8.51%) CheckPoint
4 7 (7.45%) Infoblox
4 7 (7.45%) Sun
5 6 (6.38%) Varonis
5 6 (6.38%) VMware
6 5 (5.32%) HP
7 4 (4.26%) ArcSight
7 4 (4.26%) Riverbed
8 3 (3.19%) F5
8 3 (3.19%) Intel Security
8 3 (3.19%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.13%) CyberArk
9 2 (2.13%) LogRhythm
9 2 (2.13%) Microsoft
9 2 (2.13%) Rapid7
9 2 (2.13%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.06%) Bomgar
10 1 (1.06%) Incapsula