The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for GIAC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 164 -
Rank change year-on-year 0 -  
Contract jobs citing GIAC 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.15% 0.030% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.05% 0.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £500 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £525 £450
% change year-on-year -9.52% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

GIAC is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 475 557 769
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.32% 16.75% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 416 570
Median daily rate £475 £475 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 18
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.89 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.49% -14.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.75 £16.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £93.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

GIAC
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing GIAC as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for GIAC in the City of London

GIAC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GIAC in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for GIAC in the City of London

GIAC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GIAC in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GIAC in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for GIAC.

1 6 (100.00%) CISSP
2 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (83.33%) Information Security
2 5 (83.33%) Network Security
2 5 (83.33%) SANS
3 4 (66.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 4 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (66.67%) Network+ Certification
3 4 (66.67%) GCIA
3 4 (66.67%) GCIH
3 4 (66.67%) Computer Forensics
3 4 (66.67%) Network Design
3 4 (66.67%) Unix
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) CNA
3 4 (66.67%) Novell Certification
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) Threat Detection
4 2 (33.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (33.33%) Forensic Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Symantec
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Python
4 2 (33.33%) CEH
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Legal
4 2 (33.33%) Fortinet
4 2 (33.33%) Ruby
4 2 (33.33%) E-Discovery

GIAC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Network Security
1 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (16.67%) HTTP
3 1 (16.67%) HTTPS
3 1 (16.67%) IPsec
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Security Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity Specialist
2 2 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Security Specialist
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Security Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Security Specialist
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Unix
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Information Security
2 4 (66.67%) Computer Forensics
2 4 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (66.67%) Network Design
2 4 (66.67%) Threat Detection
2 4 (66.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (33.33%) E-Discovery
3 2 (33.33%) Forensic Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Security Operations
3 2 (33.33%) Threat Management
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (16.67%) Malware Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SIEM
4 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Python
1 2 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (16.67%) C-shell
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Korn
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CISSP
2 5 (83.33%) SANS
3 4 (66.67%) CNA
3 4 (66.67%) GCIA
3 4 (66.67%) GCIH
3 4 (66.67%) Network+ Certification
3 4 (66.67%) Novell Certification
4 2 (33.33%) CEH
5 1 (16.67%) CISMP
5 1 (16.67%) CREST Certified
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Fortinet
1 2 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (16.67%) Splunk