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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
London / City of London
Rank 150 149 187
Rank change year-on-year -1 +38  
Contract jobs citing GIAC 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.034% 0.061% 0.100%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.41% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £638 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £433
% change year-on-year +12.50% -7.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50

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 415 482 837
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 13.97% 14.74% 16.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 345 621
Median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 17
Median hourly rate £15.87 £20.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.66% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.32 £17.00 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.56 £37.96 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) SANS
3 6 (75.00%) Security Operations
3 6 (75.00%) CISSP
3 6 (75.00%) Information Security
4 5 (62.50%) GCIA
4 5 (62.50%) GCIH
4 5 (62.50%) Retail
4 5 (62.50%) Asset Management
4 5 (62.50%) CNA
4 5 (62.50%) Novell Certification
4 5 (62.50%) Equities
4 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
4 5 (62.50%) Sun
4 5 (62.50%) SQL
4 5 (62.50%) Unix
4 5 (62.50%) CISM
4 5 (62.50%) Financial Institution
4 5 (62.50%) Firewall
4 5 (62.50%) Management Information System
4 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
4 5 (62.50%) Finance
4 5 (62.50%) Legal
4 5 (62.50%) Network+ Certification
4 5 (62.50%) Fixed Income
4 5 (62.50%) Network Design
4 5 (62.50%) Network Security
4 5 (62.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (62.50%) Vulnerability Management

GIAC
Top Related 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 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
1 5 (62.50%) Intrusion Detection
1 5 (62.50%) Network Security
1 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) IPv6
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Burp Suite
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
1 5 (62.50%) Financial Institution
1 5 (62.50%) Legal
1 5 (62.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Penetration Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Security Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
1 5 (62.50%) Equities
1 5 (62.50%) Fixed Income
1 5 (62.50%) Management Information System
1 5 (62.50%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) Unix
4 2 (25.00%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Information Security
1 6 (75.00%) Security Operations
2 5 (62.50%) Asset Management
2 5 (62.50%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (62.50%) Network Design
2 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
2 5 (62.50%) Threat Detection
2 5 (62.50%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (25.00%) OSSTMM
3 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) SIEM
4 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) SANS
2 6 (75.00%) CISSP
3 5 (62.50%) CISM
3 5 (62.50%) CNA
3 5 (62.50%) GCIA
3 5 (62.50%) GCIH
3 5 (62.50%) Network+ Certification
3 5 (62.50%) Novell Certification
4 3 (37.50%) CEH
5 2 (25.00%) CHECK Team Member
5 2 (25.00%) CREST Certified
5 2 (25.00%) GPEN
5 2 (25.00%) OSCE
5 2 (25.00%) OSCP
6 1 (12.50%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (25.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Sun
2 1 (12.50%) Splunk