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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 243 265 257
Rank change year-on-year +22 -8  
Contract jobs citing GIAC 7 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.090% 0.067% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.24% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 12
Median daily rate £475 £310 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.22% -27.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £310 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £310 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £513 £450
% change year-on-year -7.31% +13.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1879 2536 2348
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 24.19% 28.11% 24.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1030 1479 1307
Median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £286 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 96 121
Median hourly rate £18.00 £24.06 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.18% +11.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

GIAC
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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
Hampshire +14 4 £400 +29.03%
Berkshire +17 3 £550 - 3
GIAC
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 9 (100.00%) CISSP
2 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) Information Security
3 4 (44.44%) GCIH
3 4 (44.44%) PCI DSS
3 4 (44.44%) SaaS
3 4 (44.44%) Security Architecture
3 4 (44.44%) Puppet
3 4 (44.44%) SIEM
3 4 (44.44%) Management Information System
3 4 (44.44%) CISM
3 4 (44.44%) Project Management
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (44.44%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (33.33%) SANS
4 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (33.33%) RHCSA
4 3 (33.33%) Server Hardening
4 3 (33.33%) Perl
4 3 (33.33%) Apache
4 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
4 3 (33.33%) Python
4 3 (33.33%) LDAP
4 3 (33.33%) DHCP
4 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (33.33%) JBoss
4 3 (33.33%) Red Hat

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 3 (33.33%) Apache
1 3 (33.33%) JBoss
1 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) DHCP
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) LDAP
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) Internet
3 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (22.22%) MPLS
4 1 (11.11%) IPsec
4 1 (11.11%) SCCP
4 1 (11.11%) VPN
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Security Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Security Solutions Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (44.44%) Management Information System
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
3 1 (11.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Information Security
2 4 (44.44%) Identity Access Management
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 4 (44.44%) Security Architecture
2 4 (44.44%) SIEM
3 3 (33.33%) Change Management
3 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 3 (33.33%) Server Hardening
4 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
4 2 (22.22%) Computer Security
4 2 (22.22%) Cryptography
4 2 (22.22%) Information Assurance
4 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
4 2 (22.22%) Security Patching
5 1 (11.11%) Change Control
5 1 (11.11%) Privileged Access Management
5 1 (11.11%) Security Monitoring
5 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Perl
1 3 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) CISSP
2 4 (44.44%) CISM
2 4 (44.44%) GCIH
3 3 (33.33%) RHCSA
3 3 (33.33%) SANS
4 1 (11.11%) CISA
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (11.11%) ISSAP
4 1 (11.11%) MCSE
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) PCI DSS
2 2 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Puppet
2 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (11.11%) Nessus
3 1 (11.11%) PowerBroker
3 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (22.22%) McAfee
3 1 (11.11%) Aveksa
3 1 (11.11%) Bomgar
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) CyberArk
3 1 (11.11%) Cybereason
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto
3 1 (11.11%) Splunk
3 1 (11.11%) VMware