Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 795 760 793
Rank change year-on-year -35 +33 -45
Contract jobs citing GIAC 67 95 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.071% 0.097% 0.070%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.48% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 45 56
England median daily rate £488 £500 £518
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -3.38% +8.95%
10th Percentile £413 £343 £350
90th Percentile £700 £680 £588
UK median daily rate £488 £500 £515
% change year-on-year -2.50% -2.91% +14.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England 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 17830 19900 20816
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.81% 20.40% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10958 12436 12673
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £605 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 830 784 1009
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.25 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.99% +5.21% +26.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.15 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £48.84
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £25.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.23% +3.00% +31.58%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -15 38 £575 +35.29% 9
South East -10 13 £500 -3.85% 8
East of England +2 6 - - 5
South West 0 5 £475 -
North of England +50 4 £415 -37.36% 4
Midlands +28 4 £475 -7.32% 2
North West +24 4 £415 -49.70% 1
West Midlands +20 2 £475 -5.00% 2
East Midlands - 2 - -
GIAC
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 England region with a requirement for GIAC.

1 36 (53.73%) Information Security
2 35 (52.24%) Cybersecurity
3 33 (49.25%) GCIH
3 33 (49.25%) CISSP
4 28 (41.79%) Computer Security
5 27 (40.30%) Firewall
6 24 (35.82%) SANS
7 23 (34.33%) Security Operations
8 22 (32.84%) SIEM
8 22 (32.84%) Windows
9 21 (31.34%) Finance
10 19 (28.36%) Cisco
11 18 (26.87%) GCIA
11 18 (26.87%) CSIRT
12 17 (25.37%) Security Operations Centre
12 17 (25.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 17 (25.37%) Linux
13 16 (23.88%) Cyber Attack
14 15 (22.39%) Vulnerability Management
14 15 (22.39%) McAfee
15 13 (19.40%) Blue Coat
16 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
17 11 (16.42%) CheckPoint
17 11 (16.42%) CISM
17 11 (16.42%) Information Assurance
17 11 (16.42%) Security Architecture
17 11 (16.42%) McAfee ePO
17 11 (16.42%) NIST 800
18 10 (14.93%) Virtual Machines
18 10 (14.93%) FireEye

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 4 (5.97%) Apache
1 4 (5.97%) JBoss
1 4 (5.97%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.49%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.46%) SaaS
3 4 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.49%) IaaS
4 1 (1.49%) PaaS
4 1 (1.49%) Serverless
4 1 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (40.30%) Firewall
2 10 (14.93%) Network Security
3 9 (13.43%) TCP/IP
4 8 (11.94%) DNS
5 6 (8.96%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (7.46%) SCCP
7 4 (5.97%) DHCP
7 4 (5.97%) IPsec
7 4 (5.97%) LDAP
7 4 (5.97%) VPN
8 2 (2.99%) SSL
9 1 (1.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (1.49%) FTP
9 1 (1.49%) Internet
9 1 (1.49%) Intranet
9 1 (1.49%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) MySQL
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
General
1 21 (31.34%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Banking
2 5 (7.46%) Legal
3 4 (5.97%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.99%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (44.78%) Analyst
2 29 (43.28%) Security Analyst
3 11 (16.42%) Information Analyst
3 11 (16.42%) Information Security Analyst
4 10 (14.93%) Architect
4 10 (14.93%) Security Architect
5 8 (11.94%) Security Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) SOC Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Consultant
7 4 (5.97%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) IT Architect
7 4 (5.97%) IT Security Architect
7 4 (5.97%) Network Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Security Consultant
7 4 (5.97%) Security Operations Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Technical Leader
8 3 (4.48%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 3 (4.48%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) Web Services
2 1 (1.49%) JSON
2 1 (1.49%) Node.js
2 1 (1.49%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.37%) Security Operations Centre
2 16 (23.88%) Cyber Attack
3 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.45%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.46%) PKI
5 4 (5.97%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (5.97%) SCADA
6 3 (4.48%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (4.48%) Reinsurance
7 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.99%) FMCG
8 1 (1.49%) CESG
8 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.49%) EFT
8 1 (1.49%) Fintech
8 1 (1.49%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (1.49%) Tandem
8 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (32.84%) Windows
2 17 (25.37%) Linux
3 8 (11.94%) Unix
4 4 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.99%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (53.73%) Information Security
2 35 (52.24%) Cybersecurity
3 28 (41.79%) Computer Security
4 23 (34.33%) Security Operations
5 22 (32.84%) SIEM
6 15 (22.39%) Vulnerability Management
7 11 (16.42%) Information Assurance
7 11 (16.42%) Security Architecture
8 8 (11.94%) ITIL
8 8 (11.94%) Malware Analysis
8 8 (11.94%) Threat Intelligence
9 6 (8.96%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 6 (8.96%) Forensic Analysis
9 6 (8.96%) Network Virtualisation
9 6 (8.96%) Project Management
9 6 (8.96%) Protective Monitoring
10 5 (7.46%) E-Discovery
10 5 (7.46%) Risk Management
10 5 (7.46%) Threat Detection
10 5 (7.46%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.45%) Python
2 6 (8.96%) Perl
3 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.49%) C
4 1 (1.49%) COBOL
4 1 (1.49%) Java
4 1 (1.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (49.25%) CISSP
1 33 (49.25%) GCIH
2 24 (35.82%) SANS
3 18 (26.87%) GCIA
4 11 (16.42%) CISM
5 9 (13.43%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (8.96%) CEH
6 6 (8.96%) Degree
6 6 (8.96%) ISSAP
6 6 (8.96%) OSCP
7 5 (7.46%) MCSE
7 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (5.97%) CISA
8 4 (5.97%) GCFA
8 4 (5.97%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (5.97%) Novell Certification
9 3 (4.48%) CCNP
9 3 (4.48%) CLAS
9 3 (4.48%) GSEC
9 3 (4.48%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (25.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (16.42%) NIST 800
3 4 (5.97%) PCI DSS
4 3 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (2.99%) COBIT
5 2 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (1.49%) CESG Infosec
6 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (1.49%) GDPR
6 1 (1.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (14.93%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.99%) Snort
Systems Management
1 18 (26.87%) CSIRT
2 11 (16.42%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (10.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (5.97%) Puppet
4 4 (5.97%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (2.99%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.49%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (1.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (28.36%) Cisco
2 15 (22.39%) McAfee
3 13 (19.40%) Blue Coat
4 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
5 11 (16.42%) CheckPoint
6 10 (14.93%) Dell
6 10 (14.93%) FireEye
7 6 (8.96%) Red Hat
8 5 (7.46%) ArcSight
8 5 (7.46%) Palo Alto
9 4 (5.97%) VMware
10 3 (4.48%) Sun
11 2 (2.99%) HP
11 2 (2.99%) Lancope
11 2 (2.99%) Oracle
12 1 (1.49%) CyberArk
12 1 (1.49%) F5
12 1 (1.49%) Forcepoint
12 1 (1.49%) Lumension
12 1 (1.49%) Varonis