Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 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.

GIAC Information Security Professional (GISP)
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 866 838 876
Rank change year-on-year -28 +38 -1
Contract jobs citing GISP 4 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.006% 0.001%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.021% 0.030% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +150.00% -
10th Percentile £415 £340 £190
90th Percentile £625 £660 £210
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £700 -
% change year-on-year -28.57% - -
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 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 18,805 19,799 22,076
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.91% 20.45% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,547 12,418 13,364
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £225 £247 £250
90th Percentile £620 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 825 876 1,036
UK median hourly rate £24.56 £26.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.54% -5.45% +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.33 £50.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -6.58% - +41.03%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GISP over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GISP in the UK

GISP
Top 7 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 20 January 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
UK excluding London +9 4 £500 -28.57% 1
England -9 3 £400 -20.00% 1
East of England -11 1 - - 1
North of England - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £600 -
North West - 1 - -
South East - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 2 (50.00%) CISSP
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) GIAC
1 2 (50.00%) Information Security
1 2 (50.00%) CEH
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) EnCE
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (25.00%) GWAPT
2 1 (25.00%) GPEN
2 1 (25.00%) OSCP
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (25.00%) CREST Certified
2 1 (25.00%) SANS
2 1 (25.00%) Spatial Data
2 1 (25.00%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (25.00%) GSEC
2 1 (25.00%) GCFA
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) CMS

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 1 (25.00%) ArcGIS
1 1 (25.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (25.00%) GIS
1 1 (25.00%) Spatial Data
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) GIS Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Head of Information
1 1 (25.00%) Head of Information Security
1 1 (25.00%) Head of Security
1 1 (25.00%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CEH
1 2 (50.00%) CISSP
1 2 (50.00%) GIAC
2 1 (25.00%) CREST Certified
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) EnCE
2 1 (25.00%) GCFA
2 1 (25.00%) GPEN
2 1 (25.00%) GSEC
2 1 (25.00%) GWAPT
2 1 (25.00%) OSCP
2 1 (25.00%) SANS
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) ESRI
1 1 (25.00%) IBM