Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 2018 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 778 794 760
Rank change year-on-year +16 -34 +46
Contract jobs citing GIAC 80 74 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.083% 0.078% 0.097%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.41% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 33 48
England median daily rate £511 £530 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.54% +6.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £383 £407 £346
90th Percentile £765 £700 £665
UK median daily rate £524 £530 £500
% change year-on-year -1.18% +6.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £47.50 - -

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 18,402 17,984 19,664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.10% 18.91% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,967 11,066 12,311
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £245
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 860 812 782
England median hourly rate £25.06 £25.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.24% -1.96% +5.74%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.03 £49.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.69 £26.00
% change year-on-year +3.15% -1.19% +4.00%

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018. 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 -1 33 £500 -13.04% 19
South East -2 22 £525 - 5
South West -23 8 £425 - 2
North of England -25 8 £400 -24.53% 6
East of England -15 6 - - 1
North West -20 4 £500 -5.66% 5
Yorkshire - 4 £398 - 1
Midlands -13 3 £523 +10.00% 1
West Midlands -14 3 £523 +10.00% 1
North East - 1 £395 -
GIAC
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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 54 (67.50%) CISSP
2 52 (65.00%) Information Security
3 43 (53.75%) Cybersecurity
4 29 (36.25%) Degree
5 27 (33.75%) Penetration Testing
6 26 (32.50%) CEH
7 24 (30.00%) Computer Science
8 23 (28.75%) PowerShell
8 23 (28.75%) CISA
9 22 (27.50%) CompTIA Security+
10 21 (26.25%) Computer Science Degree
10 21 (26.25%) Firewall
10 21 (26.25%) Management Information System
11 19 (23.75%) Windows
11 19 (23.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 18 (22.50%) Kalman Filter
13 17 (21.25%) Mimecast
13 17 (21.25%) Patch Management
13 17 (21.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 17 (21.25%) SANS
13 17 (21.25%) Finance
13 17 (21.25%) Proofpoint
14 16 (20.00%) Cisco
14 16 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
15 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
15 15 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
15 15 (18.75%) Security Architecture
16 14 (17.50%) SIEM
16 14 (17.50%) CISM
17 13 (16.25%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.75%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.25%) IBM Domino
2 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.25%) Mimecast
2 3 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.75%) Office 365
3 1 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.25%) G Suite
3 1 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (26.25%) Firewall
2 12 (15.00%) Network Security
2 12 (15.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (8.75%) DNS
3 7 (8.75%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (8.75%) Wireshark
4 6 (7.50%) Ethernet
4 6 (7.50%) Wireless
5 5 (6.25%) BGP
5 5 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (6.25%) DHCP
5 5 (6.25%) FCoE
5 5 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (6.25%) HTTP
5 5 (6.25%) IPv4
5 5 (6.25%) IPv6
5 5 (6.25%) MGCP
5 5 (6.25%) MRTG
5 5 (6.25%) OSPF
5 5 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) MySQL
1 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.75%) Apache Hive
2 3 (3.75%) Big Data
2 3 (3.75%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.25%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (3.75%) Bitbucket
1 3 (3.75%) CodeSonar
1 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.75%) git-flow
1 3 (3.75%) JIRA
1 3 (3.75%) Robot Framework
1 3 (3.75%) Selenium
2 2 (2.50%) GCC
3 1 (1.25%) AppScan
3 1 (1.25%) Burp Suite
3 1 (1.25%) Metasploit
General
1 17 (21.25%) Finance
2 8 (10.00%) Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.50%) Electronics
4 2 (2.50%) International Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Italian Language
4 2 (2.50%) Law
4 2 (2.50%) Military
4 2 (2.50%) Retail
5 1 (1.25%) Games
5 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (35.00%) Analyst
2 26 (32.50%) Security Analyst
3 17 (21.25%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 15 (18.75%) Architect
5 14 (17.50%) Security Architect
6 11 (13.75%) IT Analyst
6 11 (13.75%) IT Security Analyst
6 11 (13.75%) Security Engineer
7 10 (12.50%) Consultant
8 9 (11.25%) Security Consultant
9 5 (6.25%) Network Engineer
10 4 (5.00%) SOC Analyst
11 3 (3.75%) Cloud Architect
11 3 (3.75%) Compliance Analyst
11 3 (3.75%) Network Security Engineer
11 3 (3.75%) Operational Security Manager
11 3 (3.75%) Operations Manager
11 3 (3.75%) Security Compliance Analyst
11 3 (3.75%) Security Operations Manager
11 3 (3.75%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) .NET
2 3 (3.75%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.75%) Django
2 3 (3.75%) Java EE
2 3 (3.75%) LAMP
2 3 (3.75%) Node.js
2 3 (3.75%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (3.75%) REST
2 3 (3.75%) SOAP
2 3 (3.75%) Spring MVC
2 3 (3.75%) STL
3 1 (1.25%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.25%) LDAP
3 1 (1.25%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 21 (26.25%) Management Information System
2 16 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.25%) Data Centre
5 4 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (3.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.50%) Cyberattack
7 2 (2.50%) PKI
7 2 (2.50%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.25%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.25%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.25%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (23.75%) Windows
2 9 (11.25%) Linux
3 6 (7.50%) Unix
4 4 (5.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.75%) Android
5 3 (3.75%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.75%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.50%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (65.00%) Information Security
2 43 (53.75%) Cybersecurity
3 27 (33.75%) Penetration Testing
4 24 (30.00%) Computer Science
5 18 (22.50%) Kalman Filter
6 17 (21.25%) Patch Management
7 15 (18.75%) Security Architecture
8 14 (17.50%) SIEM
9 13 (16.25%) Security Operations
10 11 (13.75%) Security Monitoring
10 11 (13.75%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
11 10 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
12 9 (11.25%) Data Protection
13 5 (6.25%) Load Balancing
13 5 (6.25%) Network Design
13 5 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
13 5 (6.25%) Security Testing
13 5 (6.25%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 23 (28.75%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.00%) C++
2 4 (5.00%) Java
2 4 (5.00%) Python
3 3 (3.75%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.75%) C
3 3 (3.75%) C#
3 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.75%) Objective-C
3 3 (3.75%) PHP
4 1 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 54 (67.50%) CISSP
2 29 (36.25%) Degree
3 26 (32.50%) CEH
4 23 (28.75%) CISA
5 22 (27.50%) CompTIA Security+
6 21 (26.25%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (21.25%) SANS
8 15 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (17.50%) CISM
10 9 (11.25%) CCNP
10 9 (11.25%) OSCP
10 9 (11.25%) Security Cleared
11 8 (10.00%) CCNA
11 8 (10.00%) CREST Certified
11 8 (10.00%) CRISC
12 6 (7.50%) DV Cleared
12 6 (7.50%) GCIH
13 5 (6.25%) ISACA
13 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (5.00%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (7.50%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.50%) GDPR
2 2 (2.50%) NIST 800
3 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.75%) Docker
2 3 (3.75%) vSphere
3 2 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.25%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.25%) Snort
4 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (23.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 17 (21.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 6 (7.50%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (6.25%) Nagios
5 4 (5.00%) SCCM
6 3 (3.75%) FortiGate
6 3 (3.75%) OSSEC
6 3 (3.75%) Puppet
6 3 (3.75%) Salt
7 2 (2.50%) EnCase
7 2 (2.50%) Nessus
8 1 (1.25%) CASB
8 1 (1.25%) CSIRT
8 1 (1.25%) Kibana
8 1 (1.25%) logstash
8 1 (1.25%) Nexpose
8 1 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.25%) QRadar
8 1 (1.25%) RSA Archer
8 1 (1.25%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 17 (21.25%) Proofpoint
2 16 (20.00%) Cisco
3 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 12 (15.00%) CheckPoint
5 11 (13.75%) McAfee
6 6 (7.50%) LogRhythm
7 5 (6.25%) F5
7 5 (6.25%) Infoblox
7 5 (6.25%) Juniper
7 5 (6.25%) Riverbed
7 5 (6.25%) Ruckus Wireless
7 5 (6.25%) VMware
8 4 (5.00%) Darktrace
8 4 (5.00%) FireEye
8 4 (5.00%) Splunk
9 3 (3.75%) ArcSight
10 2 (2.50%) CyberArk
10 2 (2.50%) Dell
10 2 (2.50%) Remedy
10 2 (2.50%) Sony