Period
to 26 June 2019

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 June 2019 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 751 751 755
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 +20
Contract jobs citing GIAC 73 90 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.088% 0.098% 0.074%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.52% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 60 44
England median daily rate £525 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +5.41% -6.57%
10th Percentile £340 £383 £395
90th Percentile £725 £738 £575
UK median daily rate £540 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +13.68% - -4.04%
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 15,794 17,384 17,043
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.97% 18.90% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,542 10,377 10,487
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £261
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 704 793 860
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.30 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.56 £30.00
% change year-on-year +42.51% -18.13% -0.68%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 +28 41 £600 +9.09% 3
South East +10 19 £520 +22.35% 3
East of England +5 7 £340 -
Midlands +16 3 £525 +5.00% 3
North of England +1 3 £450 +9.09% 2
West Midlands - 3 £525 - 1
North East +27 1 £560 +41.77% 1
North West +18 1 £225 -43.75%
Yorkshire +5 1 £450 - 1
GIAC
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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 64 (87.67%) CISSP
2 51 (69.86%) Information Security
3 40 (54.79%) Cybersecurity
3 40 (54.79%) SANS
4 34 (46.58%) Penetration Testing
5 31 (42.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 25 (34.25%) CEH
6 25 (34.25%) OWASP
7 24 (32.88%) Vulnerability Management
8 23 (31.51%) Management Information System
9 21 (28.77%) Firewall
10 20 (27.40%) CISM
10 20 (27.40%) Amazon AWS
11 19 (26.03%) Security Operations
11 19 (26.03%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (24.66%) SIEM
13 16 (21.92%) Google Cloud Platform
13 16 (21.92%) Finance
13 16 (21.92%) TOGAF
14 15 (20.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 15 (20.55%) Threat Modelling
15 14 (19.18%) GDPR
16 13 (17.81%) Patch Management
16 13 (17.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 13 (17.81%) Degree
17 12 (16.44%) GCIH
17 12 (16.44%) Security Management
17 12 (16.44%) Security Patching
17 12 (16.44%) CLAS
17 12 (16.44%) Security Architecture

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 1 (1.37%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 20 (27.40%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (21.92%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (5.48%) Office 365
5 1 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.37%) IaaS
5 1 (1.37%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.37%) PaaS
5 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (28.77%) Firewall
2 8 (10.96%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.85%) Network Security
4 3 (4.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (4.11%) IPsec
5 2 (2.74%) LAN
5 2 (2.74%) WAN
5 2 (2.74%) Wireless
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (1.37%) FTP
6 1 (1.37%) HTTP
6 1 (1.37%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.37%) Internet
6 1 (1.37%) Intranet
6 1 (1.37%) SAN
6 1 (1.37%) Sourcefire
6 1 (1.37%) SSL
6 1 (1.37%) VPN
6 1 (1.37%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.11%) Big Data
1 3 (4.11%) Data Lake
1 3 (4.11%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.37%) MySQL
2 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (8.22%) Burp Suite
2 2 (2.74%) Metasploit
General
1 16 (21.92%) Finance
2 11 (15.07%) Banking
3 8 (10.96%) Financial Institution
3 8 (10.96%) Law
4 7 (9.59%) Retail
5 3 (4.11%) Multimedia
6 2 (2.74%) Legal
7 1 (1.37%) Advertising
7 1 (1.37%) Back Office
7 1 (1.37%) Billing
7 1 (1.37%) Digital Economy
7 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.37%) Marketing
7 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (36.99%) Architect
1 27 (36.99%) Security Architect
2 16 (21.92%) Analyst
3 10 (13.70%) Security Analyst
4 8 (10.96%) Consultant
4 8 (10.96%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 8 (10.96%) Security Consultant
5 6 (8.22%) SOC Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) CISSP Architect
6 5 (6.85%) CLAS Architect
6 5 (6.85%) Lead Architect
6 5 (6.85%) Lead Security Architect
6 5 (6.85%) Penetration Tester
6 5 (6.85%) Security Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Tester
7 4 (5.48%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (5.48%) Cybersecurity Architect
7 4 (5.48%) IT Architect
7 4 (5.48%) IT Security Architect
8 3 (4.11%) CyberArk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) Web Services
2 1 (1.37%) JSON
2 1 (1.37%) Node.js
2 1 (1.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (31.51%) Management Information System
2 7 (9.59%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.48%) Private Cloud
4 3 (4.11%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (4.11%) PKI
5 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.74%) SCADA
6 1 (1.37%) CESG
6 1 (1.37%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.37%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.37%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.37%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.70%) Linux
2 9 (12.33%) Windows
3 2 (2.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (69.86%) Information Security
2 40 (54.79%) Cybersecurity
3 34 (46.58%) Penetration Testing
4 25 (34.25%) OWASP
5 24 (32.88%) Vulnerability Management
6 19 (26.03%) Security Operations
7 18 (24.66%) SIEM
8 16 (21.92%) TOGAF
9 15 (20.55%) Threat Modelling
10 13 (17.81%) Patch Management
10 13 (17.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 12 (16.44%) Security Architecture
11 12 (16.44%) Security Management
11 12 (16.44%) Security Patching
12 11 (15.07%) Security Testing
12 11 (15.07%) Threat Intelligence
13 10 (13.70%) Identity Access Management
13 10 (13.70%) Information Assurance
14 9 (12.33%) DevOps
14 9 (12.33%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.48%) Python
2 3 (4.11%) Java
2 3 (4.11%) Perl
3 2 (2.74%) C
3 2 (2.74%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.37%) COBOL
4 1 (1.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 64 (87.67%) CISSP
2 40 (54.79%) SANS
3 25 (34.25%) CEH
4 20 (27.40%) CISM
5 19 (26.03%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (17.81%) Degree
7 12 (16.44%) CLAS
7 12 (16.44%) GCIH
8 11 (15.07%) CCNA
9 10 (13.70%) GSNA
10 9 (12.33%) CISA
10 9 (12.33%) OSCP
11 7 (9.59%) GCFE
12 6 (8.22%) CCNP
13 5 (6.85%) CompTIA Security+
13 5 (6.85%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (6.85%) GPEN
13 5 (6.85%) GSEC
14 4 (5.48%) TOGAF Certification
15 3 (4.11%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (42.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (20.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 14 (19.18%) GDPR
4 5 (6.85%) PCI DSS
5 4 (5.48%) NIST
6 3 (4.11%) COBIT
7 2 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (1.37%) CESG Infosec
8 1 (1.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Snort
2 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) Docker
2 1 (1.37%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 7 (9.59%) CSIRT
2 6 (8.22%) Nessus
3 3 (4.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (4.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.74%) Nexpose
4 2 (2.74%) Puppet
4 2 (2.74%) Terraform
5 1 (1.37%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (9.59%) Qualys
2 6 (8.22%) McAfee
3 5 (6.85%) CheckPoint
3 5 (6.85%) Palo Alto
3 5 (6.85%) Rapid7
4 4 (5.48%) Cisco
4 4 (5.48%) Fortinet
4 4 (5.48%) Juniper
5 3 (4.11%) CyberArk
6 2 (2.74%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.74%) Splunk
7 1 (1.37%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.37%) F5
7 1 (1.37%) FireEye
7 1 (1.37%) Google
7 1 (1.37%) IronPort
7 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.37%) Proofpoint
7 1 (1.37%) Zscaler