The table below looks at the statistics for GCIA in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GCIA over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
Rank 591 599 579
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -20
Contract jobs citing GCIA 26 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.053% 0.020% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.11% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 2
Median daily rate £500 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £451 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £619 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £535 £431 £450
% change year-on-year
+24.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10440 9502 9618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.26% 19.32% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6565 5502 5679
Median daily rate £406 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £540 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 342 472 489
Median hourly rate £26.50 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.57% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.47 £13.00 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

GCIA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing GCIA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

GCIA Jobs Demand Trend in England

GCIA
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GCIA across the England region.

GCIA Daily Rate Trend in England

GCIA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GCIA across the England region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

GCIA Daily Rate Histogram in England

GCIA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCIA within the England region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South East +4 14 £600 +32.89% 1
London -7 8 £500 -4.76% 3
South West +2 3 £470 -
Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 2
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GCIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing GCIA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for GCIA.

1 49 (79.03%) Intrusion Detection
2 48 (77.42%) GCIH
3 46 (74.19%) CISSP
4 36 (58.06%) Information Security
5 33 (53.23%) SIEM
6 27 (43.55%) TCP/IP
7 26 (41.94%) Security Operations
8 24 (38.71%) Windows
9 23 (37.10%) Cybersecurity
10 22 (35.48%) CEH
11 21 (33.87%) Analytics
12 20 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (32.26%) RSA Security Analytics
12 20 (32.26%) HTTP
13 19 (30.65%) ArcSight
14 18 (29.03%) Cyberthreat
14 18 (29.03%) GSEC
15 17 (27.42%) Nessus
15 17 (27.42%) PCI DSS
16 16 (25.81%) NetWitness
16 16 (25.81%) Nmap
16 16 (25.81%) Incident Management
16 16 (25.81%) Unix
16 16 (25.81%) Linux
17 15 (24.19%) Firewall
17 15 (24.19%) GIAC
17 15 (24.19%) Security Operations Centre
17 15 (24.19%) Splunk
18 14 (22.58%) Metasploit
19 13 (20.97%) QRadar

GCIA
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Applications
1 8 (12.90%) MS Project
1 8 (12.90%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 49 (79.03%) Intrusion Detection
2 27 (43.55%) TCP/IP
3 20 (32.26%) HTTP
4 15 (24.19%) Firewall
5 11 (17.74%) Network Security
6 7 (11.29%) VPN
7 6 (9.68%) SSL
8 5 (8.06%) SSH
9 4 (6.45%) Internet
10 2 (3.23%) DNS
10 2 (3.23%) WAN
11 1 (1.61%) IPsec
11 1 (1.61%) LAN
11 1 (1.61%) LDAP
11 1 (1.61%) SMTP
11 1 (1.61%) tcpdump
11 1 (1.61%) Wireless
11 1 (1.61%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 14 (22.58%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (16.13%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Financial Institution
3 4 (6.45%) Legal
4 3 (4.84%) Retail
4 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.61%) Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (1.61%) Games
5 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (77.42%) Analyst
2 30 (48.39%) Security Analyst
3 17 (27.42%) SOC Analyst
4 10 (16.13%) ArcSight Analyst
5 9 (14.52%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 8 (12.90%) Incident Analyst
7 6 (9.68%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (9.68%) Senior Security Analyst
7 6 (9.68%) Splunk Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Consultant
8 4 (6.45%) Information Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Information Security Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Security Manager
8 4 (6.45%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Malware Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Operational Security Manager
9 3 (4.84%) Operations Manager
9 3 (4.84%) Security Consultant
9 3 (4.84%) Security Operations Manager
10 2 (3.23%) Forensic Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) Middleware
2 3 (4.84%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 20 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (29.03%) Cyberthreat
3 15 (24.19%) Security Operations Centre
4 13 (20.97%) Management Information System
5 6 (9.68%) PKI
6 5 (8.06%) iPad
7 4 (6.45%) SCADA
8 3 (4.84%) Data Centre
8 3 (4.84%) Equities
8 3 (4.84%) Fixed Income
9 2 (3.23%) CESG
9 2 (3.23%) Smart Meter
10 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
10 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
10 1 (1.61%) Cryptography
10 1 (1.61%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (1.61%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 24 (38.71%) Windows
2 16 (25.81%) Linux
2 16 (25.81%) Unix
3 6 (9.68%) Solaris
4 5 (8.06%) AIX
5 1 (1.61%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (58.06%) Information Security
2 33 (53.23%) SIEM
3 26 (41.94%) Security Operations
4 23 (37.10%) Cybersecurity
5 21 (33.87%) Analytics
6 16 (25.81%) Incident Management
7 12 (19.35%) Information Management
7 12 (19.35%) Root Cause Analysis
8 11 (17.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 10 (16.13%) Digital Forensics
9 10 (16.13%) Mentoring
10 9 (14.52%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (12.90%) Ethical Hacking
11 8 (12.90%) ITIL
12 7 (11.29%) Security Architecture
13 6 (9.68%) Computer Forensics
14 5 (8.06%) Document Management
14 5 (8.06%) Network Architecture
14 5 (8.06%) Vulnerability Management
15 4 (6.45%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.29%) C#
1 7 (11.29%) Python
2 6 (9.68%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.68%) VB
3 3 (4.84%) SQL
4 2 (3.23%) Java
5 1 (1.61%) C
5 1 (1.61%) C++
Qualifications
1 48 (77.42%) GCIH
2 46 (74.19%) CISSP
3 22 (35.48%) CEH
4 18 (29.03%) GSEC
5 15 (24.19%) GIAC
6 13 (20.97%) CISM
7 11 (17.74%) Degree
8 8 (12.90%) SANS
8 8 (12.90%) Security Cleared
9 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared
10 6 (9.68%) GCED
11 4 (6.45%) CREST Certified
11 4 (6.45%) ISSAP
12 3 (4.84%) CNA
12 3 (4.84%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (4.84%) Novell Certification
13 2 (3.23%) GCFW
13 2 (3.23%) GCUX
13 2 (3.23%) GCWN
13 2 (3.23%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (27.42%) PCI DSS
2 12 (19.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (8.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (6.45%) COBIT
4 4 (6.45%) RMADS
5 3 (4.84%) COSO
5 3 (4.84%) SAS 70
6 2 (3.23%) ISO22301
7 1 (1.61%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (1.61%) ISO27002
System Software
1 5 (8.06%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.84%) Snort
Systems Management
1 20 (32.26%) RSA Security Analytics
2 17 (27.42%) Nessus
3 16 (25.81%) Nmap
4 13 (20.97%) QRadar
5 5 (8.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 5 (8.06%) RSA Archer
6 3 (4.84%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 19 (30.65%) ArcSight
2 16 (25.81%) NetWitness
3 15 (24.19%) Splunk
4 8 (12.90%) Intel Security
5 7 (11.29%) Qualys
6 5 (8.06%) Cisco
6 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
7 4 (6.45%) F5
8 3 (4.84%) FireEye
8 3 (4.84%) LogRhythm
8 3 (4.84%) Sourcefire
8 3 (4.84%) Sun
9 2 (3.23%) Forcepoint
10 1 (1.61%) BMC
10 1 (1.61%) BT
10 1 (1.61%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.61%) HP
10 1 (1.61%) Juniper
10 1 (1.61%) Remedy
10 1 (1.61%) Symantec