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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing GISP 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.042% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £296 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £281 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 9484 11873 10942
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.12% 21.25% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5903 7462 6193
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 £265 £256 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £561 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.57% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 397 538
Median hourly rate £33.00 £29.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.86% +31.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.10 £48.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +55.55%  

GISP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing GISP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 6 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 3 months to 29 April 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 - 4 £296 -
South East - 3 £281 -
Middlesex - 2 £265 -
Surrey - 1 £296 -
London - 1 £375 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 £296 -

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 4 (57.14%) GIS
1 4 (57.14%) ESRI
1 4 (57.14%) Data Management
1 4 (57.14%) CMS
1 4 (57.14%) Geospatial Data
2 3 (42.86%) Spatial Data
2 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 3 (42.86%) Analytics
2 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
3 2 (28.57%) VBScript
3 2 (28.57%) VB
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Publishing
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (28.57%) Qualys
3 2 (28.57%) SCCM
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Sysprep
3 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) WSUS
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server

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 4 (57.14%) CMS
2 2 (28.57%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (14.29%) ArcGIS
3 1 (14.29%) ArcSDE
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Geospatial Data
1 4 (57.14%) GIS
2 3 (42.86%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MSI
General
1 2 (28.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Data Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Geospatial Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Development Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) GIS Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) GIS Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Development Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Software Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Data Management
2 3 (42.86%) Analytics
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) OWASP
4 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Process Management
4 1 (14.29%) Release Management
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
1 2 (28.57%) VB
1 2 (28.57%) VBScript
2 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) CISA
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CISM
2 1 (14.29%) CISSP
2 1 (14.29%) GIAC
2 1 (14.29%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
1 2 (28.57%) Sysprep
1 2 (28.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) ESRI
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Qualys
3 1 (14.29%) LANDesk
3 1 (14.29%) VMware