Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for GIAC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 808 784 810
Rank change year-on-year -24 +26 -16
Contract jobs citing GIAC 71 104 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.100% 0.066%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.48% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 46 56
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.27% +9.72%
10th Percentile £399 £350 £350
90th Percentile £700 £675 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £525 £494
% change year-on-year -9.52% +6.33% +12.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19090 21493 22625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.67% 20.66% 19.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11700 13402 13639
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £240 £244
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 897 851 1090
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.94% +6.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +31.58%

GIAC
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GIAC in the UK

GIAC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GIAC in the UK

GIAC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GIAC over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GIAC in the UK

GIAC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC.

Contractor hourly rate trend for GIAC in the UK

GIAC
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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
England +1 67 £515 +3.00% 32
London -19 40 £558 +31.29% 11
UK excluding London +4 28 £475 -9.52% 22
South East -5 14 £525 - 9
South West +13 5 £475 - 1
North of England +51 4 £415 -37.36% 3
North West +15 4 £415 -49.70% 1
Midlands +16 3 £475 -7.32% 3
East of England -16 3 - - 5
West Midlands +24 2 £475 -5.00% 3
Scotland -22 1 £401 -23.71%
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 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 with a requirement for GIAC.

1 39 (54.93%) CISSP
2 36 (50.70%) Cybersecurity
3 35 (49.30%) Information Security
4 33 (46.48%) GCIH
5 31 (43.66%) Computer Security
6 30 (42.25%) SANS
7 27 (38.03%) Firewall
8 24 (33.80%) Security Operations
9 22 (30.99%) Windows
10 21 (29.58%) Linux
10 21 (29.58%) SIEM
11 20 (28.17%) CSIRT
11 20 (28.17%) Finance
12 18 (25.35%) GCIA
12 18 (25.35%) Cisco
13 17 (23.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 16 (22.54%) Security Operations Centre
14 16 (22.54%) Cyber Attack
15 14 (19.72%) Network Security
15 14 (19.72%) McAfee
16 12 (16.90%) Microsoft
16 12 (16.90%) TCP/IP
16 12 (16.90%) Python
16 12 (16.90%) Blue Coat
16 12 (16.90%) CEH
16 12 (16.90%) Security Architecture
16 12 (16.90%) Vulnerability Management
17 11 (15.49%) Malware Analysis
17 11 (15.49%) CISM
18 10 (14.08%) Dell

GIAC
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (5.63%) Apache
1 4 (5.63%) JBoss
1 4 (5.63%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (7.04%) SaaS
2 4 (5.63%) IaaS
3 3 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.41%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.41%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.41%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.41%) PaaS
4 1 (1.41%) Serverless
4 1 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (38.03%) Firewall
2 14 (19.72%) Network Security
3 12 (16.90%) TCP/IP
4 8 (11.27%) DNS
4 8 (11.27%) IPsec
5 6 (8.45%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (7.04%) LDAP
6 5 (7.04%) SCCP
6 5 (7.04%) VPN
7 4 (5.63%) DHCP
8 3 (4.23%) HTTP
8 3 (4.23%) HTTPS
8 3 (4.23%) SSL
9 2 (2.82%) Internet
10 1 (1.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (1.41%) FTP
10 1 (1.41%) Intranet
10 1 (1.41%) VoIP
10 1 (1.41%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) MySQL
1 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (28.17%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Banking
2 5 (7.04%) Legal
3 4 (5.63%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.82%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 30 (42.25%) Analyst
2 29 (40.85%) Security Analyst
3 12 (16.90%) Architect
3 12 (16.90%) Security Architect
4 11 (15.49%) Information Analyst
4 11 (15.49%) Information Security Analyst
5 10 (14.08%) Security Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Consultant
6 5 (7.04%) Security Consultant
6 5 (7.04%) SOC Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) IT Architect
7 4 (5.63%) IT Security Architect
7 4 (5.63%) Network Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Security Operations Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Cisco Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Security Specialist
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) Web Services
2 1 (1.41%) JSON
2 1 (1.41%) Node.js
2 1 (1.41%) OAuth2
2 1 (1.41%) OpenID
2 1 (1.41%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.54%) Cyber Attack
1 16 (22.54%) Security Operations Centre
2 9 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (11.27%) PKI
4 6 (8.45%) Management Information System
5 5 (7.04%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (5.63%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (5.63%) SCADA
7 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
7 3 (4.23%) FMCG
7 3 (4.23%) Reinsurance
8 1 (1.41%) CESG
8 1 (1.41%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.41%) Fintech
8 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.41%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (1.41%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.99%) Windows
2 21 (29.58%) Linux
3 8 (11.27%) Unix
4 4 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (50.70%) Cybersecurity
2 35 (49.30%) Information Security
3 31 (43.66%) Computer Security
4 24 (33.80%) Security Operations
5 21 (29.58%) SIEM
6 12 (16.90%) Security Architecture
6 12 (16.90%) Vulnerability Management
7 11 (15.49%) Malware Analysis
8 10 (14.08%) Information Assurance
9 9 (12.68%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (11.27%) ITIL
10 8 (11.27%) Threat Intelligence
11 7 (9.86%) Incident Management
12 6 (8.45%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 6 (8.45%) Forensic Analysis
12 6 (8.45%) Network Virtualisation
12 6 (8.45%) Protective Monitoring
12 6 (8.45%) Risk Management
12 6 (8.45%) Security Monitoring
12 6 (8.45%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.90%) Python
2 8 (11.27%) Perl
3 4 (5.63%) Java
3 4 (5.63%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.23%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.23%) C-shell
4 3 (4.23%) Korn
4 3 (4.23%) Ruby
5 1 (1.41%) C
5 1 (1.41%) COBOL
5 1 (1.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (54.93%) CISSP
2 33 (46.48%) GCIH
3 30 (42.25%) SANS
4 18 (25.35%) GCIA
5 12 (16.90%) CEH
6 11 (15.49%) CISM
7 9 (12.68%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (8.45%) Degree
8 6 (8.45%) GCFA
8 6 (8.45%) ISSAP
9 5 (7.04%) CISA
9 5 (7.04%) MCSE
9 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (7.04%) OSCP
10 4 (5.63%) CREST Certified
10 4 (5.63%) Network+ Certification
10 4 (5.63%) Novell Certification
11 3 (4.23%) CCNP
11 3 (4.23%) CLAS
11 3 (4.23%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (23.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (14.08%) NIST 800
3 4 (5.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (5.63%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.82%) COBIT
4 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (1.41%) CESG Infosec
5 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (14.08%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.82%) Snort
Systems Management
1 20 (28.17%) CSIRT
2 10 (14.08%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (9.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 7 (9.86%) Puppet
4 4 (5.63%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.41%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (1.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (25.35%) Cisco
2 14 (19.72%) McAfee
3 12 (16.90%) Blue Coat
3 12 (16.90%) Microsoft
4 10 (14.08%) CheckPoint
4 10 (14.08%) Dell
4 10 (14.08%) FireEye
5 6 (8.45%) Red Hat
6 5 (7.04%) ArcSight
7 4 (5.63%) Palo Alto
7 4 (5.63%) VMware
8 3 (4.23%) Sun
9 2 (2.82%) HP
9 2 (2.82%) Lancope
9 2 (2.82%) Oracle
10 1 (1.41%) F5
10 1 (1.41%) Forcepoint