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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK / England
Rank 554 557 558
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1  
Contract jobs citing GIAC 23 55 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.056% 0.11% 0.069%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.54% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 28 24
Median daily rate £450 £489 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.92% +8.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £332 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £565 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £433
% change year-on-year +12.50% -7.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8528 10220 9566
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.67% 21.00% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5360 6444 5545
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 375 423
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +60.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £60.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

GIAC
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing GIAC as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +9 13 £450 -18.18% 14
East of England - 7 £450 -
South East 0 2 £395 +17.91% 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
GIAC
UK

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 53 (82.81%) CISSP
2 49 (76.56%) Information Security
3 31 (48.44%) SANS
4 30 (46.88%) Firewall
5 29 (45.31%) SIEM
6 28 (43.75%) PCI DSS
7 26 (40.63%) CISM
8 23 (35.94%) GCIH
8 23 (35.94%) Windows
9 22 (34.38%) Linux
9 22 (34.38%) Management Information System
10 21 (32.81%) Cybersecurity
11 20 (31.25%) Security Operations
12 19 (29.69%) Data Centre
13 17 (26.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 17 (26.56%) TCP/IP
14 16 (25.00%) Risk Management
14 16 (25.00%) CISA
14 16 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
15 15 (23.44%) Vulnerability Management
16 14 (21.88%) Penetration Testing
16 14 (21.88%) Incident Management
16 14 (21.88%) ITIL
17 12 (18.75%) Unix
17 12 (18.75%) SQL
17 12 (18.75%) OWASP
18 11 (17.19%) Network Security
18 11 (17.19%) Network Design
18 11 (17.19%) Python
18 11 (17.19%) DNS

GIAC
Top Related 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 (6.25%) IIS
2 3 (4.69%) Apache
2 3 (4.69%) JBoss
2 3 (4.69%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.94%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (10.94%) SaaS
2 4 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (46.88%) Firewall
2 17 (26.56%) TCP/IP
3 16 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (17.19%) DNS
4 11 (17.19%) Network Security
5 9 (14.06%) Internet
6 8 (12.50%) DHCP
7 7 (10.94%) IPv6
7 7 (10.94%) MPLS
8 6 (9.38%) Ethernet
9 5 (7.81%) IPv4
9 5 (7.81%) OSPF
9 5 (7.81%) Wireless
9 5 (7.81%) Wireshark
10 3 (4.69%) HSRP
10 3 (4.69%) ICMP
10 3 (4.69%) IPsec
10 3 (4.69%) LDAP
11 2 (3.13%) ISDN
11 2 (3.13%) SSL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Burp Suite
General
1 10 (15.63%) Retail
2 9 (14.06%) Finance
3 7 (10.94%) Legal
4 6 (9.38%) Financial Institution
5 4 (6.25%) Advertising
6 3 (4.69%) Back Office
6 3 (4.69%) Banking
7 2 (3.13%) Law
7 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (15.63%) Architect
2 9 (14.06%) Analyst
2 9 (14.06%) Consultant
2 9 (14.06%) Security Architect
3 8 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 8 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 6 (9.38%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Information Security Consultant
5 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Penetration Tester
5 5 (7.81%) Tester
6 4 (6.25%) Incident Handler
6 4 (6.25%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Administrator
7 3 (4.69%) CISSP Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Network Administrator
7 3 (4.69%) Network Security Administrator
7 3 (4.69%) Security Administrator
7 3 (4.69%) SIEM Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.56%) .NET
2 1 (1.56%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 22 (34.38%) Management Information System
2 19 (29.69%) Data Centre
3 8 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 8 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
4 7 (10.94%) Driving Licence
4 7 (10.94%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (9.38%) Equities
5 6 (9.38%) Fixed Income
6 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.13%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (3.13%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (3.13%) iSeries
7 2 (3.13%) Tandem
8 1 (1.56%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 23 (35.94%) Windows
2 22 (34.38%) Linux
3 12 (18.75%) Unix
4 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.69%) Mac OS X
5 3 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.13%) Kali Linux
6 2 (3.13%) OpenVMS
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (76.56%) Information Security
2 29 (45.31%) SIEM
3 21 (32.81%) Cybersecurity
4 20 (31.25%) Security Operations
5 16 (25.00%) Risk Management
6 15 (23.44%) Vulnerability Management
7 14 (21.88%) Incident Management
7 14 (21.88%) ITIL
7 14 (21.88%) Penetration Testing
8 12 (18.75%) OWASP
9 11 (17.19%) Network Design
9 11 (17.19%) Security Patching
10 10 (15.63%) Project Management
11 9 (14.06%) Computer Security
11 9 (14.06%) Threat Detection
12 8 (12.50%) Change Management
12 8 (12.50%) Information Assurance
12 8 (12.50%) Security Testing
12 8 (12.50%) Server Hardening
12 8 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.75%) SQL
2 11 (17.19%) Python
3 7 (10.94%) Perl
4 5 (7.81%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.69%) Ruby
6 1 (1.56%) C
6 1 (1.56%) C#
6 1 (1.56%) Java
6 1 (1.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (82.81%) CISSP
2 31 (48.44%) SANS
3 26 (40.63%) CISM
4 23 (35.94%) GCIH
5 16 (25.00%) CISA
6 11 (17.19%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (10.94%) CCNA
7 7 (10.94%) CEH
7 7 (10.94%) CLAS
7 7 (10.94%) Degree
7 7 (10.94%) GCIA
8 6 (9.38%) CNA
8 6 (9.38%) Network+ Certification
8 6 (9.38%) Novell Certification
9 5 (7.81%) CCNP
9 5 (7.81%) CREST Certified
9 5 (7.81%) GPEN
9 5 (7.81%) OSCP
10 3 (4.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 3 (4.69%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (43.75%) PCI DSS
2 17 (26.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (10.94%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (3.13%) GDPR
4 2 (3.13%) QA
5 1 (1.56%) ISO27002
System Software
1 6 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.13%) RACF
3 2 (3.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (10.94%) Puppet
2 6 (9.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 5 (7.81%) Nagios
4 4 (6.25%) Nessus
4 4 (6.25%) WSUS
5 3 (4.69%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (3.13%) EnCase
7 1 (1.56%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (1.56%) CSIRT
7 1 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.56%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) Cisco
2 6 (9.38%) Sun
3 5 (7.81%) CheckPoint
3 5 (7.81%) HP
3 5 (7.81%) Infoblox
3 5 (7.81%) Splunk
4 4 (6.25%) VMware
5 3 (4.69%) F5
5 3 (4.69%) LogRhythm
5 3 (4.69%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.13%) ArcSight
6 2 (3.13%) CyberArk
6 2 (3.13%) Rapid7
6 2 (3.13%) Riverbed
6 2 (3.13%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.56%) Aveksa
7 1 (1.56%) Bomgar
7 1 (1.56%) Dell
7 1 (1.56%) Incapsula
7 1 (1.56%) Varonis