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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 550 601 595
Rank change year-on-year +51 -6  
Contract jobs citing GIAC 40 36 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.093% 0.073% 0.053%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.34% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 24
Median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £513 £450
% change year-on-year -7.31% +13.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 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 8382 10634 9598
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.47% 21.47% 18.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5031 6702 5651
Median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 358 485
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £23.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.97 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

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 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 +18 22 £500 - 5
South East +22 7 £475 +53.22% 3
South West - 5 £475 - 2
North West +21 3 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £485 - 1
GIAC
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 (84.13%) CISSP
2 36 (57.14%) SANS
3 27 (42.86%) Information Security
4 25 (39.68%) Linux
5 24 (38.10%) TCP/IP
5 24 (38.10%) Network Security
6 23 (36.51%) SIEM
6 23 (36.51%) Python
7 22 (34.92%) Security Operations
8 19 (30.16%) Firewall
8 19 (30.16%) CEH
9 18 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
10 17 (26.98%) GCIH
10 17 (26.98%) CISM
10 17 (26.98%) Cybersecurity
10 17 (26.98%) Puppet
10 17 (26.98%) PCI DSS
11 15 (23.81%) Configuration Management
11 15 (23.81%) Ruby
12 14 (22.22%) IPsec
12 14 (22.22%) IaaS
12 14 (22.22%) Security Monitoring
12 14 (22.22%) CREST Certified
13 13 (20.63%) Opscode Chef
13 13 (20.63%) Malware Analysis
13 13 (20.63%) C-shell
13 13 (20.63%) Bash Shell
13 13 (20.63%) Korn
13 13 (20.63%) HTTP
13 13 (20.63%) Java

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 (4.76%) Apache
1 3 (4.76%) JBoss
1 3 (4.76%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.59%) IIS
3 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (22.22%) IaaS
2 12 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (7.94%) SaaS
3 5 (7.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (38.10%) Network Security
1 24 (38.10%) TCP/IP
2 19 (30.16%) Firewall
3 14 (22.22%) IPsec
4 13 (20.63%) HTTP
4 13 (20.63%) HTTPS
5 10 (15.87%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (11.11%) DNS
7 6 (9.52%) Internet
7 6 (9.52%) Wireless
8 5 (7.94%) DHCP
9 4 (6.35%) Ethernet
9 4 (6.35%) IPv4
9 4 (6.35%) IPv6
9 4 (6.35%) OSPF
9 4 (6.35%) Wireshark
10 3 (4.76%) LDAP
10 3 (4.76%) SCCP
10 3 (4.76%) VPN
11 2 (3.17%) MPLS
General
1 8 (12.70%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.17%) Advertising
3 2 (3.17%) Law
3 2 (3.17%) Legal
3 2 (3.17%) Marketing
4 1 (1.59%) Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Electronics
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (23.81%) Analyst
1 15 (23.81%) Security Analyst
2 14 (22.22%) Security Engineer
3 12 (19.05%) Consultant
4 11 (17.46%) Security Consultant
5 8 (12.70%) Operations Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Information Security Consultant
7 4 (6.35%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 4 (6.35%) Incident Handler
7 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Security Incident Handler
7 4 (6.35%) Security Operations Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) IT Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Network Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Security Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) SailPoint
1 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Security Operations Centre
2 6 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.35%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.35%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (4.76%) PKI
5 2 (3.17%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (3.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.17%) iSeries
5 2 (3.17%) SCADA
5 2 (3.17%) Tandem
6 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 25 (39.68%) Linux
2 13 (20.63%) Windows
3 6 (9.52%) Unix
4 4 (6.35%) Mac OS X
5 3 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.17%) OpenVMS
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.86%) Information Security
2 23 (36.51%) SIEM
3 22 (34.92%) Security Operations
4 18 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
5 17 (26.98%) Cybersecurity
6 15 (23.81%) Configuration Management
7 14 (22.22%) Security Monitoring
8 13 (20.63%) Malware Analysis
9 10 (15.87%) Incident Management
10 8 (12.70%) ITIL
11 7 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
12 6 (9.52%) Identity Access Management
12 6 (9.52%) Network Design
12 6 (9.52%) Network Segmentation
12 6 (9.52%) Threat Intelligence
13 5 (7.94%) Change Management
13 5 (7.94%) GAP Analysis
14 4 (6.35%) Computer Forensics
14 4 (6.35%) Cryptography
14 4 (6.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (36.51%) Python
2 15 (23.81%) Ruby
3 13 (20.63%) Bash Shell
3 13 (20.63%) C-shell
3 13 (20.63%) Java
3 13 (20.63%) Korn
4 6 (9.52%) Perl
5 5 (7.94%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.76%) SQL
7 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 53 (84.13%) CISSP
2 36 (57.14%) SANS
3 19 (30.16%) CEH
4 17 (26.98%) CISM
4 17 (26.98%) GCIH
5 14 (22.22%) CREST Certified
6 12 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (17.46%) CISA
8 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared
9 7 (11.11%) Degree
10 6 (9.52%) SC Cleared
11 5 (7.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 5 (7.94%) MCSE
11 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (6.35%) CCNP
12 4 (6.35%) CCSP
12 4 (6.35%) CNA
12 4 (6.35%) GCIA
12 4 (6.35%) Network+ Certification
12 4 (6.35%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (26.98%) PCI DSS
2 11 (17.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (3.17%) GDPR
3 2 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) Snort
2 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.17%) RACF
3 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (26.98%) Puppet
2 13 (20.63%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (9.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (6.35%) Nagios
5 3 (4.76%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (3.17%) CSIRT
6 2 (3.17%) EnCase
6 2 (3.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.59%) Nessus
7 1 (1.59%) PowerBroker
7 1 (1.59%) Terraform
7 1 (1.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (11.11%) Cisco
2 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.94%) Palo Alto
4 4 (6.35%) CheckPoint
4 4 (6.35%) Infoblox
4 4 (6.35%) LogRhythm
4 4 (6.35%) McAfee
5 3 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.76%) Splunk
6 2 (3.17%) CyberArk
6 2 (3.17%) Fortinet
6 2 (3.17%) HP
6 2 (3.17%) Rapid7
6 2 (3.17%) Riverbed
6 2 (3.17%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.17%) Symantec
7 1 (1.59%) Citrix
7 1 (1.59%) Dell
7 1 (1.59%) SAP
7 1 (1.59%) Sophos
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