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 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
England / London
Rank 393 414 407
Rank change year-on-year +21 -7  
Contract jobs citing GIAC 13 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.068% 0.099% 0.057%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.57% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 9
Median daily rate £450 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £504 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £623 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50

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 London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3315 3865 3572
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.22% 17.46% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2244 2728 2349
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £603 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 49 88
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.57% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.85 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

GIAC
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 3 months to 26 March 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 3 months to 26 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
City of London +3 1 - - 1
Docklands, London - 1 £525 -
GIAC
England

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 25 (75.76%) CISSP
2 21 (63.64%) Information Security
3 18 (54.55%) Windows
3 18 (54.55%) Linux
4 17 (51.52%) Firewall
5 16 (48.48%) SANS
6 14 (42.42%) Security Operations
7 13 (39.39%) CISM
7 13 (39.39%) TCP/IP
7 13 (39.39%) GCIH
8 12 (36.36%) Unix
9 11 (33.33%) Risk Management
9 11 (33.33%) Network Design
9 11 (33.33%) SIEM
10 10 (30.30%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (30.30%) Network Security
10 10 (30.30%) Management Information System
11 9 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
11 9 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (27.27%) Vulnerability Management
11 9 (27.27%) Data Centre
11 9 (27.27%) Threat Detection
12 8 (24.24%) SQL
12 8 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (21.21%) IPv6
13 7 (21.21%) Cisco
13 7 (21.21%) Finance
13 7 (21.21%) Legal
13 7 (21.21%) Asset Management
13 7 (21.21%) Amazon AWS

GIAC
Top Related 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 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (51.52%) Firewall
2 13 (39.39%) TCP/IP
3 10 (30.30%) Network Security
4 9 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (21.21%) IPv6
6 5 (15.15%) Ethernet
6 5 (15.15%) IPv4
6 5 (15.15%) OSPF
6 5 (15.15%) Wireless
6 5 (15.15%) Wireshark
7 4 (12.12%) DHCP
8 3 (9.09%) DNS
8 3 (9.09%) Internet
9 2 (6.06%) HSRP
9 2 (6.06%) ICMP
9 2 (6.06%) IPsec
9 2 (6.06%) MRTG
9 2 (6.06%) TACACS
9 2 (6.06%) VPN
10 1 (3.03%) FCoE
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Burp Suite
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
1 7 (21.21%) Legal
2 6 (18.18%) Financial Institution
2 6 (18.18%) Retail
3 4 (12.12%) Advertising
4 2 (6.06%) Law
5 1 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Analyst
1 6 (18.18%) Security Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) Penetration Tester
2 5 (15.15%) Tester
3 4 (12.12%) Security Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Incident Handler
4 3 (9.09%) Information Security Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) Network Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) Network Security Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) Security Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) Security Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Information Security Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) IT Security Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Management Information System
2 9 (27.27%) Data Centre
3 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 6 (18.18%) Equities
3 6 (18.18%) Fixed Income
3 6 (18.18%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (6.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (6.06%) iSeries
4 2 (6.06%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 18 (54.55%) Linux
1 18 (54.55%) Windows
2 12 (36.36%) Unix
3 3 (9.09%) Mac OS X
4 2 (6.06%) Kali Linux
4 2 (6.06%) OpenVMS
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) Information Security
2 14 (42.42%) Security Operations
3 11 (33.33%) Network Design
3 11 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 11 (33.33%) SIEM
4 10 (30.30%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
5 9 (27.27%) Threat Detection
5 9 (27.27%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (21.21%) Asset Management
7 6 (18.18%) Incident Management
7 6 (18.18%) ITIL
7 6 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (15.15%) Open Source
8 5 (15.15%) Service Management
9 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
9 4 (12.12%) TOGAF
10 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (9.09%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) Python
3 3 (9.09%) Perl
3 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (75.76%) CISSP
2 16 (48.48%) SANS
3 13 (39.39%) CISM
3 13 (39.39%) GCIH
4 8 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (18.18%) CNA
5 6 (18.18%) GCIA
5 6 (18.18%) Network+ Certification
5 6 (18.18%) Novell Certification
6 5 (15.15%) CCNP
6 5 (15.15%) CEH
6 5 (15.15%) CREST Certified
6 5 (15.15%) Degree
6 5 (15.15%) GPEN
6 5 (15.15%) OSCP
7 4 (12.12%) CCNA
7 4 (12.12%) CISA
8 3 (9.09%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (9.09%) CCSP
8 3 (9.09%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) PCI DSS
2 4 (12.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (6.06%) QA
4 1 (3.03%) ISO27002
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) RACF
1 2 (6.06%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 5 (15.15%) Nagios
3 2 (6.06%) EnCase
3 2 (6.06%) Nessus
4 1 (3.03%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Cisco
2 6 (18.18%) Sun
3 5 (15.15%) CheckPoint
3 5 (15.15%) Infoblox
4 4 (12.12%) Splunk
5 3 (9.09%) LogRhythm
6 2 (6.06%) ArcSight
6 2 (6.06%) F5
6 2 (6.06%) Rapid7
6 2 (6.06%) Riverbed
6 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.03%) BeyondTrust
7 1 (3.03%) CyberArk
7 1 (3.03%) Dell
7 1 (3.03%) HP
7 1 (3.03%) Incapsula
7 1 (3.03%) Varonis