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 3 months to 27 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)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 570 617 608
Rank change year-on-year +47 -9  
Contract jobs citing GIAC 40 37 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.069% 0.062%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.31% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 18 29
Median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £623 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £525 £450
% change year-on-year -9.52% +16.66%  
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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9042 11823 10443
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.19% 21.90% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5400 7392 6106
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 454 538
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.50 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +17.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.85 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

GIAC
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 19 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 3 months to 27 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
England +25 39 £500 - 16
London +7 22 £500 +5.26% 7
South East +17 7 £475 +53.22% 3
City of London +3 5 £500 - 2
South West - 5 £475 - 2
Dorset - 5 £475 - 1
Hampshire +13 4 £400 +29.03%
Wimborne - 4 - - 1
Berkshire +25 3 £550 - 3
Reading +21 3 £550 - 1
North West +17 3 - - 1
Basingstoke - 3 £400 -
West Midlands +21 2 - - 1
Manchester +16 2 - - 1
Warwickshire +8 2 - -
Warwick - 2 - -
Merseyside -8 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 1
East Anglia - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for GIAC.

1 54 (84.38%) CISSP
2 38 (59.38%) SANS
3 27 (42.19%) Information Security
4 25 (39.06%) Network Security
5 24 (37.50%) Linux
5 24 (37.50%) TCP/IP
6 23 (35.94%) Python
7 22 (34.38%) SIEM
8 21 (32.81%) Security Operations
9 20 (31.25%) CEH
10 19 (29.69%) Firewall
11 18 (28.13%) Penetration Testing
11 18 (28.13%) Cybersecurity
12 17 (26.56%) Puppet
12 17 (26.56%) CISM
12 17 (26.56%) GCIH
13 16 (25.00%) PCI DSS
14 15 (23.44%) CREST Certified
14 15 (23.44%) Configuration Management
15 14 (21.88%) IPsec
15 14 (21.88%) Ruby
15 14 (21.88%) IaaS
15 14 (21.88%) Security Monitoring
16 13 (20.31%) C-shell
16 13 (20.31%) Bash Shell
16 13 (20.31%) Opscode Chef
16 13 (20.31%) Malware Analysis
16 13 (20.31%) Korn
16 13 (20.31%) HTTP
16 13 (20.31%) Java

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 3 (4.69%) Apache
1 3 (4.69%) JBoss
1 3 (4.69%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.56%) IIS
3 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (21.88%) IaaS
2 11 (17.19%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (7.81%) SaaS
3 5 (7.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.56%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.56%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (39.06%) Network Security
2 24 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 19 (29.69%) Firewall
4 14 (21.88%) IPsec
5 13 (20.31%) HTTP
5 13 (20.31%) HTTPS
6 10 (15.63%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (10.94%) DNS
8 6 (9.38%) Internet
8 6 (9.38%) Wireless
9 5 (7.81%) DHCP
10 4 (6.25%) Ethernet
10 4 (6.25%) IPv4
10 4 (6.25%) IPv6
10 4 (6.25%) OSPF
10 4 (6.25%) Wireshark
11 3 (4.69%) LDAP
11 3 (4.69%) SCCP
11 3 (4.69%) VPN
12 2 (3.13%) MPLS
General
1 8 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.13%) Advertising
3 2 (3.13%) Law
3 2 (3.13%) Legal
3 2 (3.13%) Marketing
4 1 (1.56%) Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Electronics
4 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (23.44%) Analyst
1 15 (23.44%) Security Analyst
2 13 (20.31%) Security Engineer
3 12 (18.75%) Consultant
4 11 (17.19%) Security Consultant
5 8 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
6 6 (9.38%) Information Security Consultant
7 5 (7.81%) Incident Handler
7 5 (7.81%) Security Incident Handler
8 4 (6.25%) Architect
8 4 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Security Architect
8 4 (6.25%) Security Operations Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Network Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Network Security Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Security Specialist
9 3 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) SailPoint
1 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) Security Operations Centre
2 6 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.25%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.69%) PKI
5 2 (3.13%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.13%) iSeries
5 2 (3.13%) SCADA
5 2 (3.13%) Tandem
6 1 (1.56%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.56%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 24 (37.50%) Linux
2 13 (20.31%) Windows
3 6 (9.38%) Unix
4 4 (6.25%) Mac OS X
5 3 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.13%) OpenVMS
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.19%) Information Security
2 22 (34.38%) SIEM
3 21 (32.81%) Security Operations
4 18 (28.13%) Cybersecurity
4 18 (28.13%) Penetration Testing
5 15 (23.44%) Configuration Management
6 14 (21.88%) Security Monitoring
7 13 (20.31%) Malware Analysis
8 10 (15.63%) Incident Management
9 7 (10.94%) ITIL
9 7 (10.94%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (9.38%) Identity Access Management
10 6 (9.38%) Network Design
10 6 (9.38%) Network Segmentation
10 6 (9.38%) Threat Intelligence
11 5 (7.81%) Change Management
11 5 (7.81%) Computer Security
11 5 (7.81%) Cryptography
11 5 (7.81%) GAP Analysis
11 5 (7.81%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 23 (35.94%) Python
2 14 (21.88%) Ruby
3 13 (20.31%) Bash Shell
3 13 (20.31%) C-shell
3 13 (20.31%) Java
3 13 (20.31%) Korn
4 6 (9.38%) Perl
4 6 (9.38%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.69%) SQL
6 1 (1.56%) C
Qualifications
1 54 (84.38%) CISSP
2 38 (59.38%) SANS
3 20 (31.25%) CEH
4 17 (26.56%) CISM
4 17 (26.56%) GCIH
5 15 (23.44%) CREST Certified
6 12 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (17.19%) CISA
8 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
9 7 (10.94%) Degree
10 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared
11 5 (7.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 5 (7.81%) MCSE
11 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (6.25%) CCNP
12 4 (6.25%) CCSP
12 4 (6.25%) CNA
12 4 (6.25%) GCIA
12 4 (6.25%) Network+ Certification
12 4 (6.25%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 10 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (3.13%) GDPR
4 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Snort
2 2 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.13%) RACF
3 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (26.56%) Puppet
2 13 (20.31%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (9.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (6.25%) Nagios
5 3 (4.69%) CSIRT
5 3 (4.69%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (3.13%) EnCase
6 2 (3.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.56%) Nessus
7 1 (1.56%) PowerBroker
7 1 (1.56%) Terraform
7 1 (1.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (10.94%) Cisco
2 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.81%) Palo Alto
4 4 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 4 (6.25%) Infoblox
4 4 (6.25%) LogRhythm
4 4 (6.25%) McAfee
5 3 (4.69%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.13%) CyberArk
6 2 (3.13%) Fortinet
6 2 (3.13%) HP
6 2 (3.13%) Rapid7
6 2 (3.13%) Riverbed
6 2 (3.13%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.13%) Splunk
6 2 (3.13%) Symantec
7 1 (1.56%) Aveksa
7 1 (1.56%) Bomgar
7 1 (1.56%) Incapsula
7 1 (1.56%) Kaspersky
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