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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 402 409 426
Rank change year-on-year +7 +17  
Contract jobs citing GIAC 22 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.083% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 0.49% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 8
Median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £350 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £600 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £525 £450
% change year-on-year -9.52% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 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 3432 3693 3573
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 16.49% 16.96% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2245 2560 2300
Median daily rate £475 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +8.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £625 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 43 91
Median hourly rate £18.85 £18.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.89% -24.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.02 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 5 £500 - 2
GIAC
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 (82.35%) CISSP
2 24 (70.59%) SANS
3 21 (61.76%) TCP/IP
4 20 (58.82%) Linux
5 19 (55.88%) Network Security
6 18 (52.94%) Penetration Testing
6 18 (52.94%) Python
7 15 (44.12%) Configuration Management
8 14 (41.18%) CEH
8 14 (41.18%) Ruby
8 14 (41.18%) Security Operations
8 14 (41.18%) CREST Certified
8 14 (41.18%) Cybersecurity
9 13 (38.24%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (38.24%) Malware Analysis
9 13 (38.24%) IaaS
9 13 (38.24%) Security Monitoring
9 13 (38.24%) Korn
9 13 (38.24%) C-shell
9 13 (38.24%) Bash Shell
9 13 (38.24%) Puppet
9 13 (38.24%) HTTP
9 13 (38.24%) IPsec
9 13 (38.24%) Java
9 13 (38.24%) HTTPS
10 12 (35.29%) GCIH
11 11 (32.35%) Information Security
11 11 (32.35%) Firewall
11 11 (32.35%) Windows
12 10 (29.41%) Amazon AWS

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 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (38.24%) IaaS
2 10 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (11.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (61.76%) TCP/IP
2 19 (55.88%) Network Security
3 13 (38.24%) HTTP
3 13 (38.24%) HTTPS
3 13 (38.24%) IPsec
4 11 (32.35%) Firewall
5 6 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (17.65%) Wireless
6 4 (11.76%) Ethernet
6 4 (11.76%) Internet
6 4 (11.76%) IPv4
6 4 (11.76%) IPv6
6 4 (11.76%) OSPF
6 4 (11.76%) Wireshark
7 2 (5.88%) DHCP
7 2 (5.88%) DNS
7 2 (5.88%) ISDN
7 2 (5.88%) MGCP
7 2 (5.88%) TACACS
7 2 (5.88%) VPN
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Advertising
2 2 (5.88%) Law
2 2 (5.88%) Legal
2 2 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Electronics
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Security Engineer
2 8 (23.53%) Operations Engineer
3 7 (20.59%) Analyst
3 7 (20.59%) Security Analyst
4 6 (17.65%) Consultant
5 5 (14.71%) Security Consultant
6 4 (11.76%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 4 (11.76%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 4 (11.76%) Incident Handler
6 4 (11.76%) Security Incident Handler
7 3 (8.82%) Security Specialist
8 2 (5.88%) Administrator
8 2 (5.88%) Incident Manager
8 2 (5.88%) Information Security Administrator
8 2 (5.88%) Network Administrator
8 2 (5.88%) Security Administrator
8 2 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Technical Security Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Technical Security Specialist
8 2 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Cyber Attack
2 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (5.88%) iSeries
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) PKI
2 2 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (5.88%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 20 (58.82%) Linux
2 11 (32.35%) Windows
3 6 (17.65%) Unix
4 4 (11.76%) Mac OS X
5 2 (5.88%) OpenVMS
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (44.12%) Configuration Management
3 14 (41.18%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (41.18%) Security Operations
4 13 (38.24%) Malware Analysis
4 13 (38.24%) Security Monitoring
5 11 (32.35%) Information Security
6 6 (17.65%) Network Design
6 6 (17.65%) SIEM
6 6 (17.65%) Threat Intelligence
7 5 (14.71%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (11.76%) Computer Forensics
8 4 (11.76%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 4 (11.76%) Digital Forensics
8 4 (11.76%) E-Discovery
8 4 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (11.76%) Threat Detection
8 4 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (11.76%) Web Filtering
9 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) Python
2 14 (41.18%) Ruby
3 13 (38.24%) Bash Shell
3 13 (38.24%) C-shell
3 13 (38.24%) Java
3 13 (38.24%) Korn
4 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.88%) SQL
6 1 (2.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (82.35%) CISSP
2 24 (70.59%) SANS
3 14 (41.18%) CEH
3 14 (41.18%) CREST Certified
4 12 (35.29%) GCIH
5 8 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
6 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
7 5 (14.71%) Degree
8 4 (11.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (11.76%) CCNP
8 4 (11.76%) CCSP
8 4 (11.76%) CISM
8 4 (11.76%) CNA
8 4 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (11.76%) GCIA
8 4 (11.76%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (11.76%) Novell Certification
9 2 (5.88%) CCNA
9 2 (5.88%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) RACF
2 1 (2.94%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (38.24%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (38.24%) Puppet
2 4 (11.76%) Nagios
3 2 (5.88%) CSIRT
3 2 (5.88%) EnCase
3 2 (5.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) CheckPoint
1 4 (11.76%) Cisco
1 4 (11.76%) Infoblox
1 4 (11.76%) LogRhythm
2 2 (5.88%) Fortinet
2 2 (5.88%) Rapid7
2 2 (5.88%) Riverbed
2 2 (5.88%) ServiceNow
2 2 (5.88%) Symantec
3 1 (2.94%) ArcSight
3 1 (2.94%) BeyondTrust
3 1 (2.94%) CyberArk
3 1 (2.94%) Dell
3 1 (2.94%) HP
3 1 (2.94%) Incapsula
3 1 (2.94%) SAP
3 1 (2.94%) Splunk