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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 30 June 2022 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
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 181 158 125
Rank change year-on-year -23 -33 +114
Contract jobs citing GIAC 7 8 17
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.16% 0.25% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.96% 1.84% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 13
10th Percentile £621 £384 £413
25th Percentile £634 £441 £414
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £663 £525 £427
Median % change year-on-year +26.19% +22.95% -12.41%
75th Percentile £684 £641 £454
90th Percentile £694 £675 -
Central London median daily rate £650 £525 £427
% change year-on-year +23.81% +22.95% -12.41%

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 726 435 480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.83% 13.84% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 291 331
10th Percentile £363 £322 £315
25th Percentile £475 £421 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -2.44%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £588
90th Percentile £738 £719 £650
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 4
10th Percentile £18.50 £15.30 £15.83
25th Percentile £35.94 £17.50 £20.44
Median hourly rate £44.50 £27.50 £31.75
Median % change year-on-year +61.82% -13.39% +22.28%
75th Percentile £52.25 £33.00 £41.38
90th Percentile £60.05 £35.60 £45.20
Central London median hourly rate £44.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +102.27% -12.00% +9.03%

GIAC
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing GIAC as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing GIAC in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for GIAC in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, IT contractor jobs citing GIAC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for GIAC.

1 5 (71.43%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Information Security
2 4 (57.14%) CISSP
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) Qualys
3 3 (42.86%) Agile
3 3 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 3 (42.86%) NIST
4 2 (28.57%) Application Security
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 2 (28.57%) GDPR
4 2 (28.57%) OWASP
4 2 (28.57%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (28.57%) AWS
4 2 (28.57%) Node.js
4 2 (28.57%) ISACA
4 2 (28.57%) OSCP
4 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (28.57%) Network Security
4 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) Change Management

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 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) AWS
2 1 (14.29%) IaaS
2 1 (14.29%) PaaS
2 1 (14.29%) Power Platform
2 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) AppScan
1 1 (14.29%) Burp Suite
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
2 1 (14.29%) Public Sector
2 1 (14.29%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Security Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Business Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Business Security Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Security Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Business Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Information Security Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Security Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) Node.js
2 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) JSON
2 1 (14.29%) LDAP
2 1 (14.29%) OAuth
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) SAML
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Native
2 1 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (14.29%) Hedge funds
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
2 1 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Information Security
3 3 (42.86%) Agile
3 3 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (28.57%) Application Security
4 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
4 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
4 2 (28.57%) OWASP
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
5 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) Cryptography
5 1 (14.29%) Information Management
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) Validation
5 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CISSP
2 2 (28.57%) ISACA
2 2 (28.57%) OSCP
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (14.29%) CEH
3 1 (14.29%) CISA
3 1 (14.29%) CompTIA CySA+
3 1 (14.29%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (14.29%) CREST Certified
3 1 (14.29%) CSSLP
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) GCIH
3 1 (14.29%) GSEC
3 1 (14.29%) Master's Degree
3 1 (14.29%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (14.29%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) NIST
2 2 (28.57%) GDPR
2 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (14.29%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (14.29%) HIPAA
3 1 (14.29%) NCSC
3 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
3 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Fortify
1 1 (14.29%) Nessus
1 1 (14.29%) QRadar
1 1 (14.29%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Qualys
2 1 (14.29%) Checkmarx
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) LogRhythm
2 1 (14.29%) Splunk