The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for GISP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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.

GIAC Information Security Professional (GISP)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 613 -
Rank change year-on-year +34 -  
Contract jobs citing GISP 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.010% 0.002% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.047% 0.010% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £281 £200 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.25% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £281 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

GISP 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 8586 10313 9835
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.64% 20.88% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5421 6523 5665
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 £270 £260 £230
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 419 374 443
Median hourly rate £30.94 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.60% +55.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

GISP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for GISP in England

GISP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GISP in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for GISP in England

GISP
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 GISP within the England region over the 3 months to 28 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
South East - 3 £281 -
London +24 1 - - 1
GISP
UK

GISP
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GISP 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 GISP.

1 5 (62.50%) Management Information System
2 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (50.00%) CMS
2 4 (50.00%) GIS
2 4 (50.00%) ESRI
2 4 (50.00%) Project Management
2 4 (50.00%) Data Management
2 4 (50.00%) Geospatial Data
3 3 (37.50%) IISP
3 3 (37.50%) Spatial Data
3 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
3 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (37.50%) SIEM
3 3 (37.50%) Analytics
3 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (37.50%) SABSA
3 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
3 3 (37.50%) OWASP
3 3 (37.50%) Service Management
3 3 (37.50%) CISA
3 3 (37.50%) CISM
3 3 (37.50%) Process Management
3 3 (37.50%) CCNA
3 3 (37.50%) CISSP
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (37.50%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (37.50%) Information Security
3 3 (37.50%) GIAC

GISP
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 4 (50.00%) CMS
2 2 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (12.50%) ArcGIS
3 1 (12.50%) ArcSDE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Geospatial Data
1 4 (50.00%) GIS
2 3 (37.50%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MSI
General
1 2 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Team Leader
2 2 (25.00%) Data Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Development Team Leader
2 2 (25.00%) Geospatial Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Software Development Team Leader
2 2 (25.00%) Software Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) GIS Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) GIS Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Management Information System
2 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Data Management
1 4 (50.00%) Project Management
1 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) Analytics
2 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (37.50%) Information Security
2 3 (37.50%) OWASP
2 3 (37.50%) Process Management
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
2 3 (37.50%) SABSA
2 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
2 3 (37.50%) Service Management
2 3 (37.50%) SIEM
3 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) VB
1 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CCNA
1 3 (37.50%) CISA
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (37.50%) CISM
1 3 (37.50%) CISSP
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
1 3 (37.50%) GIAC
1 3 (37.50%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) Sysprep
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) ESRI
2 1 (12.50%) LANDesk
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Qualys
2 1 (12.50%) VMware