Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for GIAC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 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)
England > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 357 355 376
Rank change year-on-year -2 +21 -7
Contract jobs citing GIAC 14 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.083% 0.15% 0.057%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.58% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 10
South East median daily rate £525 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -12.41%
10th Percentile £395 £370 £399
90th Percentile £621 £550 £550
England median daily rate £515 £500 £508
% change year-on-year +3.00% -1.48% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England 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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3727 4319 5144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.13% 25.83% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2122 2645 3060
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £212 £255 £258
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £426 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +0.66% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 217 248
South East median hourly rate £25.06 £34.00 £29.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.29% +13.52% +76.18%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.71 £11.94
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.25 £50.53
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

GIAC
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing GIAC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for GIAC in the South East

GIAC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GIAC in the South East

GIAC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GIAC in the South East over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GIAC in the South East

GIAC
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 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
Thames Valley -23 7 £550 +4.76% 5
Hampshire +11 6 £400 +0.63% 1
Berkshire - 4 £588 - 4
Buckinghamshire -38 3 £550 +4.76% 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
GIAC
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region with a requirement for GIAC.

1 14 (100.00%) CISSP
2 7 (50.00%) SIEM
2 7 (50.00%) SANS
3 6 (42.86%) Windows
4 5 (35.71%) DNS
4 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
4 5 (35.71%) Firewall
4 5 (35.71%) Security Architecture
4 5 (35.71%) Information Security
5 4 (28.57%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) GCIH
5 4 (28.57%) Puppet
5 4 (28.57%) PCI DSS
5 4 (28.57%) SaaS
5 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 4 (28.57%) Project Management
5 4 (28.57%) Perl
5 4 (28.57%) ITIL
5 4 (28.57%) Linux
5 4 (28.57%) JBoss
5 4 (28.57%) Apache
5 4 (28.57%) Tomcat
5 4 (28.57%) Python
5 4 (28.57%) LDAP
5 4 (28.57%) DHCP
5 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (28.57%) Cybersecurity

GIAC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (28.57%) Apache
1 4 (28.57%) JBoss
1 4 (28.57%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) DNS
1 5 (35.71%) Firewall
1 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
2 4 (28.57%) DHCP
2 4 (28.57%) LDAP
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) IPsec
3 1 (7.14%) SCCP
3 1 (7.14%) VPN
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Legal
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Architect
1 5 (35.71%) Security Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) ArcSight Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Security Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Security Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Security Solutions Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) CLAS Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) CLAS Security Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) SIEM
2 5 (35.71%) Information Security
2 5 (35.71%) Security Architecture
3 4 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 4 (28.57%) Project Management
3 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (21.43%) Change Control
4 3 (21.43%) OWASP
4 3 (21.43%) Patch Management
4 3 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Security Patching
4 3 (21.43%) Security Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Threat Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (14.29%) Feasibility Study
5 2 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (14.29%) Security Operations
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Perl
1 4 (28.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) CISSP
2 7 (50.00%) SANS
3 4 (28.57%) GCIH
4 3 (21.43%) CISM
4 3 (21.43%) CLAS
4 3 (21.43%) RHCSA
5 2 (14.29%) Degree
6 1 (7.14%) CCFP
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (7.14%) GCIA
6 1 (7.14%) ISSAP
6 1 (7.14%) MCSE
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Puppet
1 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 3 (21.43%) ArcSight
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) McAfee
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Palo Alto