Period
to 26 October 2021

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 26 October 2021 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
26 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 677 445 699
Rank change year-on-year -232 +254 +93
Contract jobs citing GIAC 61 56 77
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.090% 0.20% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.82% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 34 63
10th Percentile £419 £468 £400
25th Percentile £494 £481 £469
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £565 £563 £550
Median % change year-on-year +0.44% +2.27% +4.76%
75th Percentile £738 £675 £659
90th Percentile £756 £696 £725
UK median daily rate £565 £550 £538
% change year-on-year +2.73% +2.33% +2.38%

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 12,804 6,842 15,545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.81% 24.78% 20.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,213 4,646 9,980
10th Percentile £310 £300 £263
25th Percentile £413 £391 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £481 £470
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.29% +4.44%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £569
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 605 253 664
10th Percentile £12.33 £15.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £16.13 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate £28.80 £33.50 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year -14.03% -16.25% +73.91%
75th Percentile £53.13 £48.75 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.79 £64.50 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% -18.99% +69.35%

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 26 October 2021.

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 26 October 2021. 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 -197 40 £550 -13.73% 11
South East -85 8 £565 +7.62% 2
East of England -50 2 £500 - 2
South West -67 1 £650 +35.42%
North West - 1 - - 2
North of England - 1 - - 3
GIAC
UK

For the 6 months to 26 October 2021, 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 52 (85.25%) CISSP
2 29 (47.54%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (45.90%) Information Security
3 28 (45.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (45.90%) Cybersecurity
4 26 (42.62%) Security Architecture
4 26 (42.62%) CISA
5 24 (39.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 24 (39.34%) NIST
6 22 (36.07%) Finance
7 21 (34.43%) Risk Management
7 21 (34.43%) CISM
8 20 (32.79%) Firewall
8 20 (32.79%) CRISC
8 20 (32.79%) SIEM
8 20 (32.79%) Social Skills
9 19 (31.15%) Threat Intelligence
10 18 (29.51%) SANS
11 17 (27.87%) AWS
11 17 (27.87%) Degree
12 15 (24.59%) Security Testing
12 15 (24.59%) SABSA
12 15 (24.59%) Management Information System
12 15 (24.59%) DevSecOps
13 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (22.95%) OWASP
13 14 (22.95%) Azure
14 13 (21.31%) GSEC
14 13 (21.31%) Presentation Skills
15 12 (19.67%) Security Operations

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:

Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (6.56%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 17 (27.87%) AWS
2 14 (22.95%) Azure
3 12 (19.67%) GCP
4 8 (13.11%) SaaS
5 4 (6.56%) IaaS
6 1 (1.64%) Azure Sentinel
6 1 (1.64%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (1.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (32.79%) Firewall
2 10 (16.39%) Network Security
3 6 (9.84%) SSL
3 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.56%) DMZ
4 4 (6.56%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (6.56%) NAS
4 4 (6.56%) SAN
4 4 (6.56%) VoIP
4 4 (6.56%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (4.92%) HTTP
6 2 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (3.28%) IPsec
6 2 (3.28%) VPN
7 1 (1.64%) DNS
7 1 (1.64%) LAN
7 1 (1.64%) SMTP
7 1 (1.64%) WAN
7 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.92%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) JIRA
1 3 (4.92%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (36.07%) Finance
2 20 (32.79%) Social Skills
3 13 (21.31%) Presentation Skills
4 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (13.11%) Banking
6 7 (11.48%) Legal
7 3 (4.92%) Financial Institution
8 2 (3.28%) Retail Banking
9 1 (1.64%) International Banking
9 1 (1.64%) Law
9 1 (1.64%) Retail
9 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (32.79%) Architect
1 20 (32.79%) Security Architect
2 12 (19.67%) Analyst
3 8 (13.11%) Senior Architect
3 8 (13.11%) Senior Security Architect
4 7 (11.48%) Cloud Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) Security Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) Security Manager
5 6 (9.84%) Project Manager
5 6 (9.84%) Security Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Head of Security
6 4 (6.56%) Security Project Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Consultant
7 3 (4.92%) IT Architect
7 3 (4.92%) IT Security Architect
7 3 (4.92%) SaaS Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Security Technical Architect
7 3 (4.92%) SOC Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) 802.1X
1 4 (6.56%) Middleware
2 3 (4.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.59%) Management Information System
2 8 (13.11%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (11.48%) Cloud Native
4 6 (9.84%) Mobile App
4 6 (9.84%) PKI
5 4 (6.56%) Blog
5 4 (6.56%) Cyberattack
5 4 (6.56%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (4.92%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (4.92%) Digital Media
6 3 (4.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (4.92%) Mainframe
7 2 (3.28%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (3.28%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.64%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.67%) Linux
2 11 (18.03%) Windows
3 5 (8.20%) Unix
4 3 (4.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (45.90%) Cybersecurity
1 28 (45.90%) Information Security
2 26 (42.62%) Security Architecture
3 21 (34.43%) Risk Management
4 20 (32.79%) SIEM
5 19 (31.15%) Threat Intelligence
6 15 (24.59%) DevSecOps
6 15 (24.59%) SABSA
6 15 (24.59%) Security Testing
7 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (22.95%) OWASP
8 12 (19.67%) Security Operations
9 11 (18.03%) Computer Science
9 11 (18.03%) Threat Modelling
10 10 (16.39%) Information Security Management
10 10 (16.39%) Penetration Testing
10 10 (16.39%) Project Management
10 10 (16.39%) Security Management
10 10 (16.39%) Test Automation
10 10 (16.39%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.20%) Python
2 4 (6.56%) Java
2 4 (6.56%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.92%) C#
4 1 (1.64%) C
4 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (85.25%) CISSP
2 29 (47.54%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (42.62%) CISA
4 24 (39.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 21 (34.43%) CISM
6 20 (32.79%) CRISC
7 18 (29.51%) SANS
8 17 (27.87%) Degree
9 13 (21.31%) GSEC
10 11 (18.03%) CCSP
11 9 (14.75%) PMI Certification
11 9 (14.75%) PMP
12 8 (13.11%) CEH
13 7 (11.48%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 7 (11.48%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
13 7 (11.48%) OSCP
14 6 (9.84%) CompTIA Security+
14 6 (9.84%) ISACA
15 5 (8.20%) CCNA
16 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (45.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (39.34%) NIST
3 12 (19.67%) GDPR
4 11 (18.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (16.39%) COBIT
6 9 (14.75%) PCI DSS
7 8 (13.11%) NIST 800
8 4 (6.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (4.92%) HIPAA
9 3 (4.92%) QA
10 1 (1.64%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (1.64%) COSO
10 1 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (1.64%) GRC
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) Consul
1 7 (11.48%) Istio
1 7 (11.48%) Kubernetes
2 6 (9.84%) QRadar
3 3 (4.92%) HP ALM
3 3 (4.92%) HP Fortify
3 3 (4.92%) WebInspect
4 2 (3.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.64%) Ansible
5 1 (1.64%) CSIRT
5 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (18.03%) Google
1 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
1 11 (18.03%) Splunk
2 5 (8.20%) Qualys
3 4 (6.56%) ArcSight
3 4 (6.56%) Sonatype
4 3 (4.92%) Black Duck
4 3 (4.92%) CheckPoint
4 3 (4.92%) Cisco
4 3 (4.92%) Concur
4 3 (4.92%) HP
4 3 (4.92%) LogRhythm
4 3 (4.92%) Micro Focus
4 3 (4.92%) Netsparker
4 3 (4.92%) Oracle
4 3 (4.92%) Palo Alto
4 3 (4.92%) ServiceNow
4 3 (4.92%) Tripwire
4 3 (4.92%) VMware
5 2 (3.28%) Juniper