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 3 months to 29 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.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 132 124
Rank change year-on-year +27 -8  
Contract jobs citing GIAC 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.057% 0.077% 0.034%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.43% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £500 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £68.00
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 Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 299 468 468
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 17.00% 18.06% 16.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 251 250
Median daily rate £340 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 33
Median hourly rate £47.23 £14.93 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +216.44% -48.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £38.04 £51.60
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 29 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
Glasgow - 1 £500 -
GIAC
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 Scotland region with a requirement for GIAC.

1 10 (100.00%) CISSP
1 10 (100.00%) CEH
2 9 (90.00%) Information Assurance
2 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) Cryptography
2 9 (90.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 9 (90.00%) CREST Certified
2 9 (90.00%) SANS
3 8 (80.00%) Information Security
3 8 (80.00%) Security Architecture
4 7 (70.00%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (70.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (60.00%) Risk Management
5 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (30.00%) Statistics
7 1 (10.00%) Security Operations
7 1 (10.00%) Threat Detection
7 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (10.00%) QRadar
7 1 (10.00%) Use Case
7 1 (10.00%) Network Security
7 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (10.00%) Splunk
7 1 (10.00%) SIEM
7 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (10.00%) Big Data
7 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
7 1 (10.00%) CISM

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 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Network Security
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Consultant
1 7 (70.00%) Security Consultant
2 6 (60.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 5 (50.00%) Architect
3 5 (50.00%) Security Architect
4 2 (20.00%) CISSP Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 1 (10.00%) SIEM Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Splunk Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (90.00%) Cryptography
1 9 (90.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 9 (90.00%) Information Assurance
2 8 (80.00%) Information Security
2 8 (80.00%) Security Architecture
3 7 (70.00%) Configuration Management
3 7 (70.00%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (60.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (30.00%) Statistics
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (10.00%) Process Management
6 1 (10.00%) Security Operations
6 1 (10.00%) SIEM
6 1 (10.00%) Threat Detection
6 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 1 (10.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) CEH
1 10 (100.00%) CISSP
2 9 (90.00%) CREST Certified
2 9 (90.00%) SANS
3 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) CISM
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Splunk