Period
to 23 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for GISP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 July 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.

GIAC Information Security Professional (GISP)
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 849 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +865
Contract jobs citing GISP 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.022% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
UK median daily rate £296 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £281 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

GISP 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 18580 23593 22022
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.54% 21.44% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11407 14772 12796
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 954 827 1085
UK median hourly rate £29.92 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +24.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.71% +24.44% +12.50%

GISP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GISP in the UK

GISP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GISP in the UK

GISP
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GISP within the UK over the 6 months to 23 July 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 - 4 £296 - 2
UK excluding London - 3 £281 - 1
South East - 3 £281 - 1
London - 1 £375 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GISP 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 GISP.

1 3 (75.00%) GIS
1 3 (75.00%) ESRI
1 3 (75.00%) CMS
1 3 (75.00%) Analytics
1 3 (75.00%) Data Management
1 3 (75.00%) Spatial Data
1 3 (75.00%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (50.00%) Publishing
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) Qualys
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Sysprep

GISP
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 (75.00%) CMS
2 2 (50.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Geospatial Data
1 3 (75.00%) GIS
1 3 (75.00%) Spatial Data
General
1 2 (50.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Data Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Geospatial Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) GIS Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Analytics
1 3 (75.00%) Data Management
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management
3 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) VB
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) Sysprep
1 1 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) ESRI
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Qualys