Period
to 2 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for GIAC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 2 August 2021 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)
England > London
6 months to
2 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 486 344 567
Rank change year-on-year -142 +223 +39
Contract jobs citing GIAC 45 42 34
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.27% 0.084%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.93% 1.30% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 27
10th Percentile £420 £289 £476
25th Percentile £513 £414 £506
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £454 £575
Median % change year-on-year +43.17% -21.04% -4.17%
75th Percentile £705 £584 £700
90th Percentile £750 £714 £745
England median daily rate £650 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +30.00% -4.76% +5.00%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4,816 3,224 6,344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.93% 20.47% 15.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,201 2,223 4,253
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
25th Percentile £429 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £628 £588 £606
90th Percentile £713 £650 £700
England median daily rate £500 £481 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +1.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 50 94
10th Percentile £16.72 £18.25 £11.34
25th Percentile £21.94 £21.00 £18.21
Median hourly rate £36.29 £34.34 £26.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.69% +29.58% +32.50%
75th Percentile £48.94 £47.66 £47.83
90th Percentile £59.93 £51.95 £53.75
England median hourly rate £32.00 £31.61 £33.50
% change year-on-year +1.23% -5.64% +52.27%

GIAC
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing GIAC as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for GIAC in London

GIAC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing GIAC in London.

Daily rate trend for GIAC in London

GIAC
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing GIAC in London over the 6 months to 2 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for GIAC in London

GIAC
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC within the London region over the 6 months to 2 August 2021. 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
Central London -32 7 £525 +22.95% 4
GIAC
England

For the 6 months to 2 August 2021, 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 London region with a requirement for GIAC.

1 38 (84.44%) CISSP
2 26 (57.78%) Cybersecurity
3 25 (55.56%) Finance
4 24 (53.33%) Information Security
5 18 (40.00%) Windows
6 17 (37.78%) Linux
6 17 (37.78%) CISM
6 17 (37.78%) Degree
7 15 (33.33%) Risk Management
7 15 (33.33%) Firewall
8 14 (31.11%) CISA
8 14 (31.11%) Management Information System
9 13 (28.89%) Computer Science
10 12 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 12 (26.67%) Network Security
10 12 (26.67%) SIEM
10 12 (26.67%) NIST
11 11 (24.44%) Social Skills
11 11 (24.44%) Threat Intelligence
11 11 (24.44%) Security Operations
12 10 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (22.22%) SANS
12 10 (22.22%) SABSA
12 10 (22.22%) Azure
13 9 (20.00%) Security Architecture
13 9 (20.00%) CRISC
13 9 (20.00%) Malware Analysis
13 9 (20.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 9 (20.00%) Banking
14 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development

GIAC
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (2.22%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (8.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Sentinel
2 1 (2.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 10 (22.22%) Azure
2 7 (15.56%) AWS
3 5 (11.11%) GCP
3 5 (11.11%) SaaS
4 4 (8.89%) IaaS
5 3 (6.67%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (4.44%) Azure Sentinel
6 2 (4.44%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (2.22%) PaaS
7 1 (2.22%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 15 (33.33%) Firewall
2 12 (26.67%) Network Security
3 6 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (8.89%) DMZ
4 4 (8.89%) Internet
4 4 (8.89%) NAS
4 4 (8.89%) SAN
4 4 (8.89%) VoIP
4 4 (8.89%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (4.44%) DNS
5 2 (4.44%) LAN
5 2 (4.44%) SMTP
5 2 (4.44%) SSL
5 2 (4.44%) VPN
5 2 (4.44%) WAN
5 2 (4.44%) Wireless
5 2 (4.44%) Wireshark
6 1 (2.22%) HTTP
6 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) Data Lake
1 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.22%) Big Data
2 1 (2.22%) BigQuery
2 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.22%) Looker
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) IDA Disassembler
2 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 25 (55.56%) Finance
2 11 (24.44%) Social Skills
3 9 (20.00%) Banking
4 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (11.11%) Legal
6 3 (6.67%) Financial Institution
7 2 (4.44%) Arabic Language
7 2 (4.44%) Cantonese Language
7 2 (4.44%) International Banking
7 2 (4.44%) Korean Language
7 2 (4.44%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (4.44%) Military
7 2 (4.44%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (4.44%) Russian Language
8 1 (2.22%) Law
8 1 (2.22%) Retail
8 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Analyst
1 11 (24.44%) Architect
2 10 (22.22%) Security Architect
3 8 (17.78%) Security Manager
4 7 (15.56%) Security Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Security Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Consultant
6 3 (6.67%) Incident Manager
6 3 (6.67%) IT Architect
6 3 (6.67%) IT Manager
6 3 (6.67%) IT Security Architect
6 3 (6.67%) IT Security Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.67%) SAP Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Security Project Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Information Security Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Security Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) 802.1X
1 4 (8.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.11%) Management Information System
2 8 (17.78%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (8.89%) PKI
4 3 (6.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 3 (6.67%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.00%) Windows
2 17 (37.78%) Linux
3 7 (15.56%) Unix
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.22%) Android
5 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.22%) Kali Linux
5 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (57.78%) Cybersecurity
2 24 (53.33%) Information Security
3 15 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 13 (28.89%) Computer Science
5 12 (26.67%) SIEM
6 11 (24.44%) Security Operations
6 11 (24.44%) Threat Intelligence
7 10 (22.22%) SABSA
8 9 (20.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 9 (20.00%) Malware Analysis
8 9 (20.00%) Security Architecture
9 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (15.56%) Project Management
10 7 (15.56%) TOGAF
11 6 (13.33%) DevSecOps
11 6 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (13.33%) Identity Access Management
11 6 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (13.33%) Threat Modelling
11 6 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) Python
2 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.44%) Ruby
3 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.44%) SQL
4 1 (2.22%) C
4 1 (2.22%) Java
4 1 (2.22%) Perl
4 1 (2.22%) Search Processing Language
Qualifications
1 38 (84.44%) CISSP
2 17 (37.78%) CISM
2 17 (37.78%) Degree
3 14 (31.11%) CISA
4 10 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (22.22%) SANS
5 9 (20.00%) CRISC
6 8 (17.78%) CEH
7 7 (15.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 7 (15.56%) GSEC
8 6 (13.33%) GCIH
9 5 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (11.11%) CREST Certified
9 5 (11.11%) OSCP
10 4 (8.89%) CompTIA Security+
10 4 (8.89%) GCFA
11 3 (6.67%) ISACA
11 3 (6.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 3 (6.67%) PMI Certification
11 3 (6.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 12 (26.67%) NIST
2 7 (15.56%) COBIT
3 5 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (8.89%) GDPR
4 4 (8.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (8.89%) NIST 800
5 3 (6.67%) PCI DSS
6 2 (4.44%) QA
7 1 (2.22%) GRC
7 1 (2.22%) HIPAA
7 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (2.22%) SOC 2
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.89%) BitLocker
3 2 (4.44%) Snort
4 1 (2.22%) IAG
4 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) EnCase
1 5 (11.11%) FTK
2 2 (4.44%) Ansible
2 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.44%) Puppet
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.22%) QRadar
3 1 (2.22%) Rsyslog
3 1 (2.22%) SCOM
3 1 (2.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.11%) Cisco
2 5 (11.11%) Google
2 5 (11.11%) Splunk
3 4 (8.89%) Cellebrite
4 3 (6.67%) ArcSight
4 3 (6.67%) SAP
5 2 (4.44%) Tanium
5 2 (4.44%) VMware
6 1 (2.22%) CrowdStrike
6 1 (2.22%) IBM
6 1 (2.22%) Juniper
6 1 (2.22%) Netsparker
6 1 (2.22%) Perforce
6 1 (2.22%) Sonatype
6 1 (2.22%) Symantec
6 1 (2.22%) Veracode