Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 233 237 266
Rank change year-on-year +4 +29 +17
Contract jobs citing GIAC 16 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.23% 0.15% 0.076%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.62% 0.96% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 7
City of London median daily rate £475 £450 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +17.80% -19.58%
10th Percentile £456 £391 £233
90th Percentile £599 £654 £573
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central 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 contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 990 1041 1396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.98% 15.51% 15.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 733 1026
City of London median daily rate £485 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +2.33% +3.47%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £250
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 30
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £18.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +3.54% +18.39%
10th Percentile £13.31 £16.16 £11.24
90th Percentile £29.64 £29.38 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +8.56%

GIAC
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing GIAC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GIAC in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 14 (87.50%) GCIH
1 14 (87.50%) Computer Security
2 12 (75.00%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (68.75%) SANS
4 10 (62.50%) Information Security
5 9 (56.25%) GCIA
5 9 (56.25%) Firewall
5 9 (56.25%) Windows
6 8 (50.00%) Linux
6 8 (50.00%) Cisco
6 8 (50.00%) Finance
7 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
7 7 (43.75%) McAfee
7 7 (43.75%) Dell
7 7 (43.75%) SIEM
7 7 (43.75%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (43.75%) Information Assurance
7 7 (43.75%) Blue Coat
7 7 (43.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (43.75%) FireEye
7 7 (43.75%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (43.75%) CSIRT
7 7 (43.75%) NIST 800
8 6 (37.50%) Security Operations
9 5 (31.25%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (31.25%) Cyber Attack
10 3 (18.75%) Malware Analysis
10 3 (18.75%) Network Security
10 3 (18.75%) CISSP
10 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) Network Security
2 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (6.25%) HTTP
4 1 (6.25%) HTTPS
4 1 (6.25%) IPsec
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Analyst
1 12 (75.00%) Security Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Information Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Information Security Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) SOC Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 2 (12.50%) Security Specialist
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Security Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Information Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Information Security Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Cyber Attack
1 5 (31.25%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (6.25%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Computer Security
2 12 (75.00%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (62.50%) Information Security
4 7 (43.75%) Information Assurance
4 7 (43.75%) SIEM
5 6 (37.50%) Security Operations
6 3 (18.75%) Malware Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) Computer Forensics
7 2 (12.50%) E-Discovery
7 2 (12.50%) Forensic Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) Network Design
7 2 (12.50%) Strategic Thinking
7 2 (12.50%) Threat Detection
7 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
8 1 (6.25%) Cryptography
8 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
8 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
1 1 (6.25%) C
1 1 (6.25%) C-shell
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) Korn
1 1 (6.25%) Python
1 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (87.50%) GCIH
2 11 (68.75%) SANS
3 9 (56.25%) GCIA
4 3 (18.75%) CISSP
5 2 (12.50%) CISM
5 2 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (12.50%) Novell Certification
6 1 (6.25%) CCNP
6 1 (6.25%) CEH
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (6.25%) CREST Certified
6 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (43.75%) NIST 800
2 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) CSIRT
1 7 (43.75%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (12.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) Blue Coat
2 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
2 7 (43.75%) Dell
2 7 (43.75%) FireEye
2 7 (43.75%) McAfee
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Sun