Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 495 634 766
Rank change year-on-year +139 +132 -4
Contract jobs citing GIAC 39 80 95
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 0.57% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 57 45
Median daily rate £550 £533 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.29% +6.50% -9.09%
10th Percentile £468 £400 £340
90th Percentile £700 £710 £669
UK median daily rate £513 £529 £500
% change year-on-year -3.07% +5.75% -9.09%
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 7,980 14,030 17,412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 23.34% 21.50% 19.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,172 9,098 10,721
Median daily rate £475 £466 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.99% +3.50% +2.27%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £631
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 564 742
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £25.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +28.83% +15.99%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.16 £12.55
90th Percentile £61.88 £57.50 £51.70
Median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £25.23
% change year-on-year +21.21% +30.81% +12.12%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +81 16 £575 +10.84% 8
South West +98 11 £480 +6.75% 2
Midlands +61 6 £688 - 1
West Midlands +55 5 £700 - 1
South East +120 3 £550 - 4
East Midlands - 1 £550 -
GIAC
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 34 (87.18%) CISSP
2 27 (69.23%) Cybersecurity
3 26 (66.67%) Information Security
4 22 (56.41%) Security Operations
5 21 (53.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (51.28%) GCIH
7 17 (43.59%) Cyberthreat
7 17 (43.59%) NIST
8 16 (41.03%) Security Cleared
9 15 (38.46%) Degree
9 15 (38.46%) SC Cleared
9 15 (38.46%) SIEM
10 14 (35.90%) Management Information System
11 13 (33.33%) SSCP
11 13 (33.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 13 (33.33%) SANS
11 13 (33.33%) Threat Intelligence
12 12 (30.77%) Security Operations Centre
13 11 (28.21%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (28.21%) CCNP
14 10 (25.64%) GCIA
14 10 (25.64%) GSEC
14 10 (25.64%) Vulnerability Management
14 10 (25.64%) Computer Science
14 10 (25.64%) Incident Management
14 10 (25.64%) Computer Science Degree
15 9 (23.08%) Firewall
15 9 (23.08%) Risk Management
15 9 (23.08%) Linux
16 8 (20.51%) Unix

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 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) AWS
1 3 (7.69%) Azure
2 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.56%) G Suite
2 1 (2.56%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) Firewall
2 7 (17.95%) Network Security
3 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (5.13%) HTTP
5 2 (5.13%) HTTPS
5 2 (5.13%) IPsec
6 1 (2.56%) LAN
6 1 (2.56%) VPN
6 1 (2.56%) WAN
6 1 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) MySQL
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.69%) GitLab
1 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Public Sector
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Analyst
2 11 (28.21%) Security Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Architect
3 7 (17.95%) SOC Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) IT Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Operations Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Security Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Security Architect
5 5 (12.82%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) SIEM Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) ArcSight Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) IT Security Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Consultant
7 3 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Security Architect
8 2 (5.13%) CISSP Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Product Manager
8 2 (5.13%) Unix Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) JSON
1 3 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (43.59%) Cyberthreat
2 14 (35.90%) Management Information System
3 12 (30.77%) Security Operations Centre
4 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (7.69%) Cloud Native
7 1 (2.56%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (2.56%) PKI
7 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
7 1 (2.56%) SCADA
7 1 (2.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) Linux
2 8 (20.51%) Unix
3 6 (15.38%) Windows
4 1 (2.56%) Android
4 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.56%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (69.23%) Cybersecurity
2 26 (66.67%) Information Security
3 22 (56.41%) Security Operations
4 15 (38.46%) SIEM
5 13 (33.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 13 (33.33%) Threat Intelligence
6 10 (25.64%) Computer Science
6 10 (25.64%) Incident Management
6 10 (25.64%) Vulnerability Management
7 9 (23.08%) Risk Management
8 8 (20.51%) Identity Access Management
8 8 (20.51%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (20.51%) Security Architecture
8 8 (20.51%) Security Management
9 7 (17.95%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (17.95%) Data Security
9 7 (17.95%) Information Assurance
9 7 (17.95%) Information Security Management
10 6 (15.38%) Cyber Resilience
10 6 (15.38%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) Go
1 3 (7.69%) Java
1 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 3 (7.69%) Python
1 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (87.18%) CISSP
2 20 (51.28%) GCIH
3 16 (41.03%) Security Cleared
4 15 (38.46%) Degree
4 15 (38.46%) SC Cleared
5 13 (33.33%) SANS
5 13 (33.33%) SSCP
6 11 (28.21%) CCNP
6 11 (28.21%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (25.64%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (25.64%) GCIA
7 10 (25.64%) GSEC
8 8 (20.51%) CEH
8 8 (20.51%) CISM
9 6 (15.38%) CCNA
9 6 (15.38%) FFIEC
9 6 (15.38%) GCED
9 6 (15.38%) GREM
10 3 (7.69%) ISACA
11 2 (5.13%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (53.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (43.59%) NIST
3 8 (20.51%) COBIT
4 7 (17.95%) NIST 800
5 6 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (15.38%) PCI DSS
6 4 (10.26%) HIPAA
6 4 (10.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (10.26%) NCSC
6 4 (10.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (7.69%) RMADS
8 2 (5.13%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (5.13%) GDPR
9 1 (2.56%) FedRAMP
9 1 (2.56%) FISMA
9 1 (2.56%) GLBA
9 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Docker
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Kubernetes
2 2 (5.13%) CASB
3 1 (2.56%) CSIRT
3 1 (2.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Cisco
2 4 (10.26%) ArcSight
3 1 (2.56%) AlienVault
3 1 (2.56%) IBM
3 1 (2.56%) Imperva
3 1 (2.56%) SAP
3 1 (2.56%) VMware