Period
to 1 June 2020

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 1 June 2020 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
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 500 752 738
Rank change year-on-year +252 -14 +16
Contract jobs citing GIAC 82 79 117
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.095% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 0.50% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 60 71
Median daily rate £475 £523 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £290 £345 £400
90th Percentile £676 £725 £738
UK median daily rate £481 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -8.43% +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9,632 15,884 17,737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 23.45% 19.02% 19.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,723 9,635 10,601
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £271 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 701 777
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%
10th Percentile £15.50 £13.00 £12.62
90th Percentile £55.00 £54.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%

GIAC
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for GIAC in England

GIAC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing GIAC in England.

Daily rate trend for GIAC in England

GIAC
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing GIAC in England over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for GIAC in England

GIAC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing GIAC in England.

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 1 June 2020. 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 +165 36 £427 -24.09% 1
Midlands +103 17 £650 +26.83% 3
West Midlands +85 17 £650 +26.83% 1
South West - 10 £468 -
North of England +106 8 £500 -0.99% 3
South East +128 7 £500 -3.85% 2
Yorkshire +75 5 £500 +11.11%
East of England +54 4 - -
North West - 3 £775 - 3
GIAC
UK

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, 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 62 (75.61%) CISSP
2 56 (68.29%) Cybersecurity
3 53 (64.63%) Information Security
4 34 (41.46%) Security Operations
5 27 (32.93%) Cyberthreat
6 26 (31.71%) CISM
6 26 (31.71%) Risk Management
7 24 (29.27%) Linux
8 21 (25.61%) Windows
9 20 (24.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 20 (24.39%) NIST
10 18 (21.95%) Management Information System
10 18 (21.95%) Firewall
11 17 (20.73%) ISACA
12 16 (19.51%) Information Assurance
12 16 (19.51%) CISA
12 16 (19.51%) Active Directory
13 15 (18.29%) Internet
13 15 (18.29%) CREST Certified
14 14 (17.07%) Cyber Intelligence
14 14 (17.07%) Threat Intelligence
14 14 (17.07%) Ethical Hacking
14 14 (17.07%) Degree
14 14 (17.07%) Security Cleared
15 13 (15.85%) GCIH
16 12 (14.63%) Cisco
16 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
16 12 (14.63%) Security Architecture
16 12 (14.63%) Vulnerability Management
16 12 (14.63%) Public Cloud

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 2 (2.44%) IIS
1 2 (2.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.22%) Confluence
2 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.41%) Azure
2 7 (8.54%) AWS
3 6 (7.32%) Office 365
4 3 (3.66%) GCP
5 1 (1.22%) IaaS
5 1 (1.22%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.22%) PaaS
5 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.95%) Firewall
2 15 (18.29%) Internet
3 7 (8.54%) Network Security
4 6 (7.32%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.88%) HTTP
5 4 (4.88%) LAN
5 4 (4.88%) WAN
5 4 (4.88%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.44%) DNS
6 2 (2.44%) FTP
6 2 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.44%) IPsec
6 2 (2.44%) SMTP
6 2 (2.44%) SSL
6 2 (2.44%) tcpdump
7 1 (1.22%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.22%) NAS
7 1 (1.22%) VPN
7 1 (1.22%) Wireless
7 1 (1.22%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.44%) Big Data
1 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.22%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Jenkins
1 5 (6.10%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.22%) AppScan
2 1 (1.22%) JIRA
2 1 (1.22%) Paros
General
1 11 (13.41%) Finance
2 9 (10.98%) Public Sector
3 5 (6.10%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.66%) Legal
5 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.22%) Retail
5 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (26.83%) Analyst
2 20 (24.39%) Security Analyst
3 13 (15.85%) Architect
4 12 (14.63%) Security Architect
5 7 (8.54%) IT Analyst
5 7 (8.54%) Operations Analyst
5 7 (8.54%) Security Operations Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Information Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Information Security Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) IT Security Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Consultant
7 5 (6.10%) Information Architect
7 5 (6.10%) Security Consultant
7 5 (6.10%) Security Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Cybersecurity Architect
8 4 (4.88%) Information Security Architect
8 4 (4.88%) IT Operations Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Security Specialist
9 3 (3.66%) Security Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.10%) .NET
2 4 (4.88%) Middleware
3 2 (2.44%) LDAP
4 1 (1.22%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 27 (32.93%) Cyberthreat
2 18 (21.95%) Management Information System
3 12 (14.63%) Public Cloud
3 12 (14.63%) Security Operations Centre
4 11 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.44%) CESG
5 2 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.44%) PKI
6 1 (1.22%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.22%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.22%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 1 (1.22%) e-Health
6 1 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.22%) LIMS
6 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.22%) NHS
6 1 (1.22%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 24 (29.27%) Linux
2 21 (25.61%) Windows
3 8 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.44%) CentOS
4 2 (2.44%) Fedora
4 2 (2.44%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.44%) Solaris
4 2 (2.44%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.44%) Unix
5 1 (1.22%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (68.29%) Cybersecurity
2 53 (64.63%) Information Security
3 34 (41.46%) Security Operations
4 26 (31.71%) Risk Management
5 16 (19.51%) Information Assurance
6 14 (17.07%) Cyber Intelligence
6 14 (17.07%) Ethical Hacking
6 14 (17.07%) Threat Intelligence
7 12 (14.63%) Security Architecture
7 12 (14.63%) Vulnerability Management
8 11 (13.41%) Computer Science
8 11 (13.41%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 11 (13.41%) Decision-Making
8 11 (13.41%) Kalman Filter
8 11 (13.41%) SIEM
9 10 (12.20%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (10.98%) Digital Forensics
10 9 (10.98%) Requirements Analysis
10 9 (10.98%) Risk Assessment
10 9 (10.98%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.20%) Bash Shell
2 8 (9.76%) Python
3 5 (6.10%) Java
3 5 (6.10%) Perl
4 3 (3.66%) C++
4 3 (3.66%) PHP
5 2 (2.44%) C
5 2 (2.44%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (75.61%) CISSP
2 26 (31.71%) CISM
3 17 (20.73%) ISACA
4 16 (19.51%) CISA
5 15 (18.29%) CREST Certified
6 14 (17.07%) Degree
6 14 (17.07%) Security Cleared
7 13 (15.85%) GCIH
8 11 (13.41%) SC Cleared
9 10 (12.20%) CEH
9 10 (12.20%) SANS
10 8 (9.76%) SSCP
11 7 (8.54%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (8.54%) GSEC
12 6 (7.32%) GCED
13 5 (6.10%) CRISC
13 5 (6.10%) CSSLP
13 5 (6.10%) GSSP-.NET
13 5 (6.10%) GSSP-JAVA
13 5 (6.10%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (24.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 20 (24.39%) NIST
2 12 (14.63%) NCSC
3 6 (7.32%) NIST 800
4 5 (6.10%) COBIT
5 3 (3.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (2.44%) PCI DSS
7 1 (1.22%) GDPR
7 1 (1.22%) HL7
System Software
1 16 (19.51%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.20%) BitLocker
3 5 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.66%) VMware NSX
5 2 (2.44%) Docker
5 2 (2.44%) NFS
5 2 (2.44%) Samba
5 2 (2.44%) Snort
5 2 (2.44%) VirtualBox
5 2 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (13.41%) EnCase
1 11 (13.41%) FTK
2 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (7.32%) Nessus
3 5 (6.10%) Nmap
4 4 (4.88%) QRadar
5 3 (3.66%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.44%) Ansible
6 2 (2.44%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (2.44%) Nagios
6 2 (2.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (2.44%) OpenNMS
6 2 (2.44%) Puppet
6 2 (2.44%) vCenter Server
6 2 (2.44%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.22%) HP Fortify
7 1 (1.22%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 12 (14.63%) Cisco
1 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.41%) Cellebrite
3 9 (10.98%) Qualys
4 8 (9.76%) Red Hat
5 6 (7.32%) CheckPoint
5 6 (7.32%) Meraki
6 5 (6.10%) Netsparker
6 5 (6.10%) Splunk
6 5 (6.10%) VMware
7 2 (2.44%) Cloudera
7 2 (2.44%) Dell
7 2 (2.44%) EMC
7 2 (2.44%) Hortonworks
7 2 (2.44%) NetApp
7 2 (2.44%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.22%) BT