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 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 540 557 590
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +33
Contract jobs citing GIAC 64 30 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.057% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.33% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 15 4
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£475 £525 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +35.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £290 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £618 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00

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
11347 9077 10257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.55% 17.19% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6270 5099 5335
Average daily rate £379 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £548 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 414 612
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -17.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. 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 +8 61 £475 -9.52% 19
London +33 39 £425 -21.29% 9
City of London +35 13 £475 -9.52% 3
South East -10 8 £514 -2.14% 3
Hampshire - 8 £514 - 3
Leeds - 3 £410 - 3
West Yorkshire - 3 £410 - 3
Yorkshire - 3 £410 - 3
West Midlands - 2 - - 2
East of England -20 1 £375 -16.66%
Scotland - 1 £250 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
South West - - - - 2
Leicester - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Reigate - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Southampton - - - - 3
Waltham Abbey - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Berkshire - - - -

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 84 (87.50%) CISSP
2 61 (63.54%) Information Security
3 53 (55.21%) Firewall
4 38 (39.58%) Windows
5 37 (38.54%) TCP/IP
6 31 (32.29%) ITIL
6 31 (32.29%) CEH
7 28 (29.17%) Finance
7 28 (29.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 26 (27.08%) Risk Management
9 25 (26.04%) CISM
9 25 (26.04%) Cyber Security
10 24 (25.00%) Network Security
10 24 (25.00%) GCIA
10 24 (25.00%) UNIX
11 23 (23.96%) Internet
12 21 (21.88%) Penetration Testing
13 20 (20.83%) SIEM
14 19 (19.79%) Degree
14 19 (19.79%) Management Information System
15 18 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
15 18 (18.75%) Intrusion Detection
16 17 (17.71%) Security Cleared
16 17 (17.71%) Information Assurance
16 17 (17.71%) Microsoft
16 17 (17.71%) CISA
17 16 (16.67%) SC Cleared
17 16 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
17 16 (16.67%) Change Control
18 15 (15.63%) Banking

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 3 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.13%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (13.54%) assyst
2 1 (1.04%) SAP GRC
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (55.21%) Firewall
2 37 (38.54%) TCP/IP
3 24 (25.00%) Network Security
4 23 (23.96%) Internet
5 18 (18.75%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (13.54%) Intranet
7 10 (10.42%) WAN
8 8 (8.33%) LAN
9 3 (3.13%) Wireless
10 2 (2.08%) Wireshark
10 2 (2.08%) FTP
10 2 (2.08%) HTTP
10 2 (2.08%) DNS
11 1 (1.04%) SSL
11 1 (1.04%) DMZ
11 1 (1.04%) LDAP
11 1 (1.04%) SMTP
11 1 (1.04%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
General
1 28 (29.17%) Finance
2 15 (15.63%) Banking
3 12 (12.50%) Law
4 9 (9.38%) Legal
5 3 (3.13%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.13%) Retail
6 2 (2.08%) Advertising
7 1 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.04%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.04%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (52.08%) Analyst
2 41 (42.71%) Security Analyst
3 25 (26.04%) Information Analyst
3 25 (26.04%) Information Security Analyst
4 16 (16.67%) Consultant
5 14 (14.58%) Security Consultant
5 14 (14.58%) Security Specialist
6 13 (13.54%) Information Security Specialist
6 13 (13.54%) Information Specialist
7 12 (12.50%) Product Specialist
7 12 (12.50%) Product Analyst
8 7 (7.29%) Project Manager
9 6 (6.25%) Security Engineer
10 5 (5.21%) Senior Security Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) Risk Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) Architect
10 5 (5.21%) IT Consultant
10 5 (5.21%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) IT Security Consultant
10 5 (5.21%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.08%) .NET
2 1 (1.04%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.79%) Management Information System
2 10 (10.42%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.21%) Human Factors
4 5 (5.21%) CMDB
4 5 (5.21%) PMI
4 5 (5.21%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (4.17%) Cryptography
6 3 (3.13%) CESG
6 3 (3.13%) PKI
7 2 (2.08%) RMADS
7 2 (2.08%) Fixed Income
7 2 (2.08%) Equities
8 1 (1.04%) Economics
8 1 (1.04%) SCADA
8 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 38 (39.58%) Windows
2 24 (25.00%) UNIX
3 11 (11.46%) Linux
4 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (63.54%) Information Security
2 31 (32.29%) ITIL
3 26 (27.08%) Risk Management
4 25 (26.04%) Cyber Security
5 21 (21.88%) Penetration Testing
6 20 (20.83%) SIEM
7 17 (17.71%) Information Assurance
8 16 (16.67%) Change Control
8 16 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
9 13 (13.54%) Vulnerability Management
10 12 (12.50%) ISMS
10 12 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
10 12 (12.50%) Change Management
11 10 (10.42%) Data Protection
12 9 (9.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 8 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
13 8 (8.33%) Network Design
13 8 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (8.33%) Identity Management
14 7 (7.29%) CRAMM
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.58%) SQL
2 4 (4.17%) C
3 1 (1.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 84 (87.50%) CISSP
2 31 (32.29%) CEH
3 25 (26.04%) CISM
4 24 (25.00%) GCIA
5 19 (19.79%) Degree
6 18 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (17.71%) CISA
7 17 (17.71%) Security Cleared
8 16 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 14 (14.58%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (13.54%) MCSE
11 12 (12.50%) CRISC
12 11 (11.46%) SSCP
13 9 (9.38%) Network+ Certification
13 9 (9.38%) CNA
13 9 (9.38%) Novell Certification
14 8 (8.33%) CCSP
15 6 (6.25%) CCNA
16 5 (5.21%) MCSA
16 5 (5.21%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (29.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (14.58%) PCI DSS
3 9 (9.38%) COBIT
4 2 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.04%) QA
5 1 (1.04%) BS25999
System Software
1 3 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.08%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (8.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 7 (7.29%) Tivoli
2 7 (7.29%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 3 (3.13%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (1.04%) OPNET
4 1 (1.04%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (17.71%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.38%) Oracle
2 9 (9.38%) Cisco
2 9 (9.38%) ArcSight
3 7 (7.29%) SAP
4 6 (6.25%) IBM
4 6 (6.25%) Sun
5 4 (4.17%) Sourcefire
6 3 (3.13%) Qualys
6 3 (3.13%) Trend Micro
6 3 (3.13%) Juniper
6 3 (3.13%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.04%) webMethods
7 1 (1.04%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.04%) Software AG
7 1 (1.04%) Tufin
7 1 (1.04%) LogLogic
7 1 (1.04%) AlgoSec
7 1 (1.04%) LogRhythm
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