The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for GISP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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.

GIAC Information Security Professional (GISP)
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 401 425 -
Rank change year-on-year +24 -  
Contract jobs citing GISP 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% 0.004% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.030% 0.026% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £200 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £281 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

GISP 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 3355 3870 3617
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.21% 17.35% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2274 2732 2371
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 £601 £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 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

GISP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing GISP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for GISP in London

GISP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GISP in London

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GISP 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 GISP.

1 1 (50.00%) VBScript
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) MSI
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (50.00%) GIS
1 1 (50.00%) ESRI
1 1 (50.00%) ArcGIS
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (50.00%) ArcSDE
1 1 (50.00%) Data Management
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) WSUS
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) LANDesk
1 1 (50.00%) Qualys
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
1 1 (50.00%) Sysprep
1 1 (50.00%) Business Process Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement

GISP
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 (50.00%) ArcGIS
1 1 (50.00%) ArcSDE
1 1 (50.00%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (50.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) GIS Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Process Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Data Management
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) Sysprep
1 1 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) ESRI
1 1 (50.00%) LANDesk
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Qualys
1 1 (50.00%) VMware