Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for GIAC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 193 177 -
Rank change year-on-year -16 - +180
Contract jobs citing GIAC 1 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.020% 0.20% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.92% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Scotland median daily rate £401 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.71% - -
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 702 981 987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.05% 22.30% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 607 517
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% - -2.02%
10th Percentile £207 £239 £215
90th Percentile £523 £457 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 37 30
Scotland median hourly rate £28.00 £38.50 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +40.31% +50.36%
10th Percentile £12.87 £12.40 £12.90
90th Percentile £46.50 £43.30 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £26.55 £26.00 £24.27
% change year-on-year +2.13% +7.12% +27.75%

GIAC
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for GIAC in Scotland

GIAC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GIAC in Scotland

GIAC
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 17 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
Edinburgh -27 1 £401 -23.71%
GIAC
UK

For the 6 months to 17 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 Scotland region with a requirement for GIAC.

1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (100.00%) CEH
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Security
1 1 (100.00%) Reverse Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) GPEN
1 1 (100.00%) OSCP
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) Threat Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) CHECK Team Leader
1 1 (100.00%) CHECK Team Member
1 1 (100.00%) CREST Certified

GIAC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
General
1 1 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Security
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Reverse Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Threat Modelling
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CEH
1 1 (100.00%) CHECK Team Leader
1 1 (100.00%) CHECK Team Member
1 1 (100.00%) CREST Certified
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) GPEN
1 1 (100.00%) OSCP