Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 548 393 474
Rank change year-on-year -155 +81 +115
Contract jobs citing GIAC 35 18 40
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.093% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.61% 0.53% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 25
10th Percentile £382 £350 £425
25th Percentile £475 £491 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £588 £513
Median % change year-on-year -6.38% +14.63% +2.50%
75th Percentile £675 £684 £575
90th Percentile £695 £710 £700
England median daily rate £590 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +2.61% +4.55% +10.00%

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 5,706 3,420 5,410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.17% 19.00% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,785 2,426 3,819
10th Percentile £360 £313 £300
25th Percentile £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £588 £600
90th Percentile £738 £675 £679
England median daily rate £525 £475 £466
% change year-on-year +10.53% +1.93% +3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 46 81
10th Percentile £18.00 £16.81 £18.51
25th Percentile £28.81 £23.97 £22.48
Median hourly rate £44.50 £35.48 £36.70
Median % change year-on-year +25.44% -3.34% +60.05%
75th Percentile £49.25 £53.94 £52.25
90th Percentile £59.81 £60.00 £53.00
England median hourly rate £38.15 £40.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year -4.63% +25.98% +19.81%

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
West London - 3 - -
Central London -54 2 £645 +61.25% 9
GIAC
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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 30 (85.71%) CISSP
2 19 (54.29%) SIEM
3 18 (51.43%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (42.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 14 (40.00%) Threat Intelligence
5 14 (40.00%) Social Skills
6 12 (34.29%) Security Architecture
6 12 (34.29%) CISM
6 12 (34.29%) OWASP
7 11 (31.43%) Information Security
7 11 (31.43%) Firewall
7 11 (31.43%) CCSP
7 11 (31.43%) DevSecOps
7 11 (31.43%) Key Management
8 10 (28.57%) MITRE ATT&CK
8 10 (28.57%) Threat Detection
8 10 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (28.57%) GCP
8 10 (28.57%) Risk Management
8 10 (28.57%) CISA
8 10 (28.57%) CEH
8 10 (28.57%) Azure
8 10 (28.57%) AWS
8 10 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (28.57%) Degree
8 10 (28.57%) Security Testing
9 9 (25.71%) Test Automation
9 9 (25.71%) Google
9 9 (25.71%) GSEC
9 9 (25.71%) 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 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (28.57%) AWS
1 10 (28.57%) Azure
1 10 (28.57%) GCP
2 3 (8.57%) IaaS
2 3 (8.57%) PaaS
2 3 (8.57%) SaaS
3 1 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) Firewall
2 5 (14.29%) Network Security
3 3 (8.57%) HTTP
3 3 (8.57%) SAN
3 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.86%) DMZ
4 1 (2.86%) DNS
4 1 (2.86%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.86%) Internet
4 1 (2.86%) NAS
4 1 (2.86%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (2.86%) SMTP
4 1 (2.86%) SNMP
4 1 (2.86%) SSH
4 1 (2.86%) SSL
4 1 (2.86%) VoIP
4 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) AppScan
1 2 (5.71%) Burp Suite
1 2 (5.71%) SonarQube
1 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (40.00%) Social Skills
2 8 (22.86%) Finance
3 7 (20.00%) Presentation Skills
4 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (14.29%) Banking
5 5 (14.29%) Legal
6 3 (8.57%) Financial Institution
7 2 (5.71%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (2.86%) Law
8 1 (2.86%) Public Sector
8 1 (2.86%) Retail
8 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Analyst
1 8 (22.86%) Cloud Engineer
1 8 (22.86%) Security Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Architect
2 6 (17.14%) Security Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Project Manager
3 4 (11.43%) SOC Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) Head of Security
4 3 (8.57%) Security Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Security Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Coordinator
5 2 (5.71%) Forensic Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Incident Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Junior
5 2 (5.71%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Junior Security Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Security Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) REST
2 2 (5.71%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.71%) JSON
2 2 (5.71%) SOAP
2 2 (5.71%) Web Services
2 2 (5.71%) XML
3 1 (2.86%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.86%) LDAP
3 1 (2.86%) Middleware
3 1 (2.86%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (20.00%) Cloud Native
3 6 (17.14%) Management Information System
4 4 (11.43%) Blog
5 3 (8.57%) Cyberattack
5 3 (8.57%) Mobile App
5 3 (8.57%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (5.71%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
7 1 (2.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Linux
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (54.29%) SIEM
2 14 (40.00%) Threat Intelligence
3 12 (34.29%) OWASP
3 12 (34.29%) Security Architecture
4 11 (31.43%) DevSecOps
4 11 (31.43%) Information Security
4 11 (31.43%) Key Management
5 10 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (28.57%) MITRE ATT&CK
5 10 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 10 (28.57%) Security Testing
5 10 (28.57%) Threat Detection
6 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (25.71%) Test Automation
7 8 (22.86%) Project Management
7 8 (22.86%) Threat Modelling
8 7 (20.00%) Runbook
9 6 (17.14%) Computer Science
9 6 (17.14%) Security Operations
10 5 (14.29%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) C#
1 5 (14.29%) Java
2 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.57%) Python
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) PHP
3 2 (5.71%) Search Processing Language
Qualifications
1 30 (85.71%) CISSP
2 18 (51.43%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (42.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 12 (34.29%) CISM
5 11 (31.43%) CCSP
6 10 (28.57%) CEH
6 10 (28.57%) CISA
6 10 (28.57%) Degree
7 9 (25.71%) GSEC
7 9 (25.71%) SANS
8 7 (20.00%) CRISC
8 7 (20.00%) PMI Certification
8 7 (20.00%) PMP
9 6 (17.14%) CompTIA Security+
9 6 (17.14%) ISACA
10 5 (14.29%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 5 (14.29%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 5 (14.29%) OSCP
11 3 (8.57%) CSSLP
11 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (22.86%) NIST
3 7 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (14.29%) COBIT
4 5 (14.29%) PCI DSS
5 4 (11.43%) GDPR
6 3 (8.57%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (5.71%) HIPAA
7 2 (5.71%) QA
8 1 (2.86%) COSO
8 1 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (2.86%) GRC
8 1 (2.86%) NIST 800
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) Kubernetes
1 9 (25.71%) QRadar
2 7 (20.00%) Consul
2 7 (20.00%) Istio
3 2 (5.71%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 2 (5.71%) HP Fortify
3 2 (5.71%) Nessus
3 2 (5.71%) WebInspect
4 1 (2.86%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 1 (2.86%) CASB
4 1 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Google
1 9 (25.71%) Splunk
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.57%) LogRhythm
4 2 (5.71%) Checkmarx
4 2 (5.71%) HP
4 2 (5.71%) IBM
4 2 (5.71%) Qualys
5 1 (2.86%) Aveksa
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle