Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 2018 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 360 354 363
Rank change year-on-year -6 +9 +6
Contract jobs citing GIAC 17 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.10% 0.068% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.30% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 5
South East median daily rate £525 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +16.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £513 £392 £294
90th Percentile £608 £576 £505
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 - -

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 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 3,657 3,715 4,640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.32% 22.97% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,024 2,111 2,783
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £233 £221 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £419
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.49% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 208 200
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £21.50 £24.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.05% -11.45% +0.66%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £12.23
90th Percentile £54.65 £49.13 £52.25
England median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -12.73% +7.84% +13.33%

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
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 24 September 2018. 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
West Sussex - 11 - -
Thames Valley +2 4 £525 -4.55% 7
Berkshire 0 4 £525 -4.55% 3
Hampshire -21 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £625 - 1
GIAC
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing GIAC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for GIAC.

1 17 (100.00%) CISSP
2 15 (88.24%) Information Security
3 14 (82.35%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (76.47%) CEH
5 12 (70.59%) Degree
5 12 (70.59%) Computer Science
5 12 (70.59%) CISA
5 12 (70.59%) Kalman Filter
5 12 (70.59%) Proofpoint
5 12 (70.59%) CompTIA Security+
5 12 (70.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (64.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 11 (64.71%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 11 (64.71%) Mimecast
6 11 (64.71%) Patch Management
6 11 (64.71%) Penetration Testing
6 11 (64.71%) PowerShell
6 11 (64.71%) Management Information System
6 11 (64.71%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (11.76%) CISM
7 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.76%) SANS
8 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
8 1 (5.88%) GCIH
8 1 (5.88%) Retail
8 1 (5.88%) IronPort
8 1 (5.88%) Network Security
8 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
8 1 (5.88%) Electronics
8 1 (5.88%) Finance

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 1 (5.88%) IBM Domino
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 11 (64.71%) Mimecast
2 1 (5.88%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DKIM
1 1 (5.88%) DMARC
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) Network Security
1 1 (5.88%) SMTP
1 1 (5.88%) SSL
General
1 1 (5.88%) Electronics
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Analyst
1 14 (82.35%) Security Analyst
2 12 (70.59%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) IT Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Compliance Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Security Compliance Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) SOC Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Compliance Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Email Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Incident Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Security Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SOC Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) LDAP
1 1 (5.88%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 12 (70.59%) Computer Science
2 11 (64.71%) Management Information System
2 11 (64.71%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Information Security
2 14 (82.35%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (70.59%) Kalman Filter
4 11 (64.71%) Patch Management
4 11 (64.71%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.88%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 1 (5.88%) Data Loss Prevention
6 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
6 1 (5.88%) Network Packet Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (5.88%) Protective Monitoring
6 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) Security Monitoring
6 1 (5.88%) Security Operations
6 1 (5.88%) SIEM
6 1 (5.88%) Threat Detection
6 1 (5.88%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) CISSP
2 13 (76.47%) CEH
3 12 (70.59%) CISA
3 12 (70.59%) CompTIA Security+
3 12 (70.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (70.59%) Degree
4 2 (11.76%) CISM
4 2 (11.76%) SANS
5 1 (5.88%) CRISC
5 1 (5.88%) GCIH
5 1 (5.88%) OSCP
Systems Management
1 11 (64.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 11 (64.71%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Proofpoint
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco
2 1 (5.88%) Darktrace
2 1 (5.88%) FireEye
2 1 (5.88%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) IronPort
2 1 (5.88%) McAfee
2 1 (5.88%) Splunk