Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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)
England > London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 573 577
Rank change year-on-year -19 +4 -13
Contract jobs citing GIAC 40 43 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.086% 0.096% 0.087%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% 0.56% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 32
London median daily rate £558 £425 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.29% -14.57% +4.74%
10th Percentile £456 £340 £350
90th Percentile £700 £700 £587
England median daily rate £515 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +3.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 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 7756 7657 7532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.62% 17.18% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5164 4938 4968
London median daily rate £475 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 111 143
London median hourly rate £21.02 £19.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.77% -4.88% +17.14%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.50 £12.06
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £48.57
England median hourly rate £25.12 £26.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -3.38% +8.33% +26.32%

GIAC
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for GIAC in London

GIAC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GIAC in London

GIAC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GIAC in London over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor 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 20 November 2017. 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 -2 16 £475 +5.56% 1
West London -9 2 £593 +69.29% 1
GIAC
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 London region with a requirement for GIAC.

1 28 (70.00%) GCIH
2 27 (67.50%) Computer Security
3 21 (52.50%) Cybersecurity
4 20 (50.00%) Information Security
5 19 (47.50%) SANS
6 17 (42.50%) CSIRT
7 16 (40.00%) Security Operations
7 16 (40.00%) Finance
8 15 (37.50%) Firewall
9 14 (35.00%) GCIA
9 14 (35.00%) Windows
9 14 (35.00%) Linux
10 13 (32.50%) Cisco
10 13 (32.50%) Security Operations Centre
10 13 (32.50%) Cyber Attack
11 12 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 12 (30.00%) CISSP
12 10 (25.00%) Blue Coat
12 10 (25.00%) CheckPoint
12 10 (25.00%) McAfee
12 10 (25.00%) Dell
12 10 (25.00%) Information Assurance
12 10 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
12 10 (25.00%) SIEM
12 10 (25.00%) FireEye
12 10 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
12 10 (25.00%) NIST 800
13 8 (20.00%) Malware Analysis
14 7 (17.50%) Network Security
14 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP

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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.50%) IaaS
3 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (37.50%) Firewall
2 7 (17.50%) Network Security
2 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (7.50%) HTTP
4 3 (7.50%) HTTPS
4 3 (7.50%) IPsec
5 1 (2.50%) X.509
General
1 16 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) Legal
4 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (65.00%) Analyst
2 25 (62.50%) Security Analyst
3 11 (27.50%) Information Analyst
3 11 (27.50%) Information Security Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Architect
4 6 (15.00%) Security Architect
5 5 (12.50%) SOC Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) IT Architect
6 4 (10.00%) IT Security Architect
7 3 (7.50%) Check Point Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Cisco Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Cisco Security Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Consultant
7 3 (7.50%) Security Consultant
7 3 (7.50%) Security Specialist
7 3 (7.50%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 3 (7.50%) Senior Security Specialist
8 2 (5.00%) Incident Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Cyber Attack
1 13 (32.50%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (7.50%) PKI
2 3 (7.50%) Reinsurance
3 2 (5.00%) FMCG
3 2 (5.00%) SCADA
4 1 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.50%) Fintech
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.00%) Linux
1 14 (35.00%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (67.50%) Computer Security
2 21 (52.50%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (50.00%) Information Security
4 16 (40.00%) Security Operations
5 10 (25.00%) Information Assurance
5 10 (25.00%) SIEM
6 8 (20.00%) Malware Analysis
7 5 (12.50%) E-Discovery
7 5 (12.50%) Threat Detection
8 4 (10.00%) Computer Forensics
8 4 (10.00%) Forensic Analysis
8 4 (10.00%) Network Design
8 4 (10.00%) Network Virtualisation
8 4 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (10.00%) Protective Monitoring
8 4 (10.00%) Security Architecture
8 4 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
9 3 (7.50%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) Bash Shell
1 3 (7.50%) C-shell
1 3 (7.50%) Java
1 3 (7.50%) Korn
1 3 (7.50%) Python
1 3 (7.50%) Ruby
2 1 (2.50%) C
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (70.00%) GCIH
2 19 (47.50%) SANS
3 14 (35.00%) GCIA
4 12 (30.00%) CISSP
5 4 (10.00%) CEH
5 4 (10.00%) CISM
5 4 (10.00%) Network+ Certification
5 4 (10.00%) Novell Certification
6 3 (7.50%) CISA
6 3 (7.50%) CREST Certified
7 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.50%) CCNP
8 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.50%) CSSLP
8 1 (2.50%) GCFA
8 1 (2.50%) ISSAP
8 1 (2.50%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (25.00%) NIST 800
3 2 (5.00%) COBIT
3 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (42.50%) CSIRT
2 10 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (17.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (7.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Cisco
2 10 (25.00%) Blue Coat
2 10 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 10 (25.00%) Dell
2 10 (25.00%) FireEye
2 10 (25.00%) McAfee
3 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.50%) Sun
5 2 (5.00%) VMware