Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for GIAC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 October 2018 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)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 768 760 797
Rank change year-on-year -8 +37 +6
Contract jobs citing GIAC 83 82 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.089% 0.090% 0.087%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.48% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 51 36
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £388 £395 £350
90th Percentile £765 £675 £713
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £47.50 - -

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 contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,334 17,243 20,649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.53% 18.87% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,282 10,543 12,873
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
10th Percentile £250 £240 £247
90th Percentile £625 £600 £594
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 844 817 748
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +2.73% +11.25%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.74
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.83% +12.60%

GIAC
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing GIAC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for GIAC in England

GIAC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GIAC in England

GIAC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GIAC in England over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GIAC in England

GIAC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for GIAC in England

GIAC
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC within the England region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -30 35 £600 +20.00% 23
South East -3 20 £525 +5.00% 3
North of England -11 15 £400 +33.33% 7
East of England +14 8 - - 2
North West -7 8 £425 +41.67% 6
Yorkshire - 7 £395 - 1
South West -27 3 £475 - 3
West Midlands -16 2 £524 - 3
Midlands -18 2 £524 - 4
North East - 1 £395 -
GIAC
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for GIAC.

1 59 (71.08%) CISSP
2 56 (67.47%) Information Security
3 39 (46.99%) Cybersecurity
4 33 (39.76%) Degree
5 31 (37.35%) CISA
6 27 (32.53%) Computer Science
7 25 (30.12%) CISM
8 22 (26.51%) CEH
9 21 (25.30%) Penetration Testing
9 21 (25.30%) PowerShell
9 21 (25.30%) Firewall
9 21 (25.30%) Finance
10 19 (22.89%) Management Information System
10 19 (22.89%) CompTIA Security+
10 19 (22.89%) Computer Science Degree
11 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
11 17 (20.48%) Security Architecture
12 16 (19.28%) Windows
12 16 (19.28%) Self-Motivation
12 16 (19.28%) SANS
13 15 (18.07%) Kalman Filter
13 15 (18.07%) Cisco
14 14 (16.87%) Proofpoint
14 14 (16.87%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (16.87%) Mimecast
14 14 (16.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 13 (15.66%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 13 (15.66%) Security Operations
15 13 (15.66%) Patch Management
15 13 (15.66%) SIEM

GIAC
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.61%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.20%) IBM Domino
2 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.20%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.87%) Mimecast
2 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.41%) Office 365
3 1 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.20%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 21 (25.30%) Firewall
2 9 (10.84%) Network Security
2 9 (10.84%) TCP/IP
3 8 (9.64%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (6.02%) DNS
4 5 (6.02%) HTTP
4 5 (6.02%) SSL
4 5 (6.02%) Wireshark
5 4 (4.82%) LAN
5 4 (4.82%) WAN
5 4 (4.82%) Wireless
6 3 (3.61%) BGP
6 3 (3.61%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (3.61%) DHCP
6 3 (3.61%) Ethernet
6 3 (3.61%) IPv4
6 3 (3.61%) IPv6
6 3 (3.61%) ISDN
6 3 (3.61%) MGCP
6 3 (3.61%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) MySQL
1 5 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) Apache Hive
2 3 (3.61%) Big Data
2 3 (3.61%) Blockchain
2 3 (3.61%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.20%) GIS
Development Applications
1 5 (6.02%) AppScan
2 3 (3.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (3.61%) Bitbucket
2 3 (3.61%) CodeSonar
2 3 (3.61%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.61%) git-flow
2 3 (3.61%) JIRA
2 3 (3.61%) Robot Framework
2 3 (3.61%) Selenium
General
1 21 (25.30%) Finance
2 11 (13.25%) Banking
3 4 (4.82%) Retail
4 2 (2.41%) Electronics
4 2 (2.41%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.41%) International Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Italian Language
4 2 (2.41%) Military
5 1 (1.20%) Advertising
5 1 (1.20%) Games
5 1 (1.20%) Law
5 1 (1.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (36.14%) Analyst
2 28 (33.73%) Security Analyst
3 20 (24.10%) Architect
4 17 (20.48%) Security Architect
5 14 (16.87%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 9 (10.84%) Consultant
6 9 (10.84%) IT Analyst
6 9 (10.84%) IT Security Analyst
6 9 (10.84%) Security Consultant
6 9 (10.84%) Security Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) IT Architect
7 6 (7.23%) IT Security Architect
8 5 (6.02%) Information Security Consultant
9 4 (4.82%) Operations Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) Security Operations Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) SOC Analyst
10 3 (3.61%) Cloud Architect
10 3 (3.61%) Compliance Analyst
10 3 (3.61%) Security Compliance Analyst
10 3 (3.61%) Service Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.64%) .NET
2 3 (3.61%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.61%) Django
2 3 (3.61%) Java EE
2 3 (3.61%) LAMP
2 3 (3.61%) Node.js
2 3 (3.61%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (3.61%) REST
2 3 (3.61%) SOAP
2 3 (3.61%) Spring MVC
2 3 (3.61%) STL
3 1 (1.20%) LDAP
3 1 (1.20%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 27 (32.53%) Computer Science
2 19 (22.89%) Management Information System
3 16 (19.28%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (3.61%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.41%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (2.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.41%) PKI
7 2 (2.41%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (2.41%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.20%) CESG
8 1 (1.20%) Cyberattack
8 1 (1.20%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.20%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.28%) Windows
2 8 (9.64%) Linux
3 5 (6.02%) Unix
4 4 (4.82%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.61%) Android
5 3 (3.61%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.61%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.41%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (67.47%) Information Security
2 39 (46.99%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (25.30%) Penetration Testing
4 17 (20.48%) Security Architecture
5 15 (18.07%) Kalman Filter
6 14 (16.87%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (15.66%) Patch Management
7 13 (15.66%) Security Operations
7 13 (15.66%) SIEM
8 12 (14.46%) Data Protection
9 11 (13.25%) Risk Management
10 8 (9.64%) Security Testing
10 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (9.64%) Vulnerability Management
11 7 (8.43%) Ethical Hacking
12 6 (7.23%) Risk Analysis
12 6 (7.23%) SDLC
12 6 (7.23%) Security Monitoring
12 6 (7.23%) Test Automation
13 5 (6.02%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.30%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.64%) Java
3 4 (4.82%) C
4 3 (3.61%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.61%) C#
4 3 (3.61%) C++
4 3 (3.61%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.61%) Objective-C
4 3 (3.61%) PHP
4 3 (3.61%) Python
5 1 (1.20%) Perl
5 1 (1.20%) SQL
5 1 (1.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (71.08%) CISSP
2 33 (39.76%) Degree
3 31 (37.35%) CISA
4 25 (30.12%) CISM
5 22 (26.51%) CEH
6 19 (22.89%) CompTIA Security+
6 19 (22.89%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (19.28%) SANS
8 13 (15.66%) CRISC
9 12 (14.46%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (10.84%) Security Cleared
11 8 (9.64%) GCIH
11 8 (9.64%) OSCP
12 7 (8.43%) CCNP
12 7 (8.43%) CREST Certified
12 7 (8.43%) CSSLP
12 7 (8.43%) ISACA
12 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (8.43%) SSCP
13 6 (7.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.02%) GDPR
2 5 (6.02%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (2.41%) NIST 800
4 1 (1.20%) COBIT
4 1 (1.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.20%) SAS 70
4 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.61%) Docker
2 3 (3.61%) vSphere
3 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (16.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 13 (15.66%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 6 (7.23%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (7.23%) Nessus
4 4 (4.82%) SCCM
5 3 (3.61%) Nagios
5 3 (3.61%) Puppet
5 3 (3.61%) Salt
6 2 (2.41%) EnCase
7 1 (1.20%) CASB
7 1 (1.20%) CSIRT
7 1 (1.20%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.20%) OSSEC
7 1 (1.20%) RSA Archer
7 1 (1.20%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.07%) Cisco
3 14 (16.87%) Proofpoint
4 8 (9.64%) McAfee
5 7 (8.43%) CheckPoint
6 6 (7.23%) VMware
7 5 (6.02%) Splunk
8 4 (4.82%) LogRhythm
9 3 (3.61%) CyberArk
9 3 (3.61%) Darktrace
9 3 (3.61%) F5
9 3 (3.61%) FireEye
9 3 (3.61%) Infoblox
9 3 (3.61%) Juniper
9 3 (3.61%) Qualys
9 3 (3.61%) Riverbed
9 3 (3.61%) Ruckus Wireless
10 2 (2.41%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.41%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.41%) Remedy