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 29 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
Rank 563 560 577
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +17
Contract jobs citing GCIA 23 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.043% 0.017% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.096% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 1
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£475 £280 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.64% -25.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £511 £280 £375
% change year-on-year
+82.58% -25.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
10303 8329 9460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.48% 17.26% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5717 4736 5014
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 376 550
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

GCIA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GCIA across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCIA within the England region over the 3 months to 29 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +16 12 £475 - 3
South East -1 7 £514 - 4
North West 0 4 £285 +1.78%
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
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GCIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing GCIA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GCIA.

1 29 (100.00%) CISSP
2 23 (79.31%) Firewall
3 22 (75.86%) TCP/IP
4 21 (72.41%) Windows
5 20 (68.97%) GIAC
6 14 (48.28%) UNIX
7 13 (44.83%) SQL
7 13 (44.83%) SIEM
8 11 (37.93%) Risk Management
8 11 (37.93%) Information Security
9 9 (31.03%) Network+ Certification
9 9 (31.03%) GCIH
9 9 (31.03%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (31.03%) CNA
9 9 (31.03%) Novell Certification
9 9 (31.03%) Vulnerability Management
9 9 (31.03%) Network Security
10 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
10 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
10 8 (27.59%) Network Design
11 7 (24.14%) Linux
11 7 (24.14%) ArcSight
12 6 (20.69%) Internet
12 6 (20.69%) Legal
12 6 (20.69%) Degree
12 6 (20.69%) Computer Science
13 5 (17.24%) Wireshark
13 5 (17.24%) CEH
13 5 (17.24%) Finance
13 5 (17.24%) Sun

GCIA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing GCIA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GCIA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (79.31%) Firewall
2 22 (75.86%) TCP/IP
3 9 (31.03%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (31.03%) Network Security
4 6 (20.69%) Internet
5 5 (17.24%) Wireshark
6 4 (13.79%) TACACS
7 1 (3.45%) VLAN
7 1 (3.45%) IPsec
7 1 (3.45%) NetScreen
7 1 (3.45%) VPN
7 1 (3.45%) SSL
7 1 (3.45%) OSPF
7 1 (3.45%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
General
1 6 (20.69%) Legal
2 5 (17.24%) Finance
3 2 (6.90%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (72.41%) Analyst
2 17 (58.62%) Security Analyst
3 9 (31.03%) Information Analyst
3 9 (31.03%) Information Security Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Senior Security Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Senior Information Security Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Senior Information Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) IT Security Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Build Manager
8 1 (3.45%) Security Specialist
8 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Information Security Specialist
8 1 (3.45%) Security Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Information Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.90%) Fixed Income
2 2 (6.90%) Equities
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (72.41%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) UNIX
3 7 (24.14%) Linux
4 3 (10.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) SIEM
2 11 (37.93%) Risk Management
2 11 (37.93%) Information Security
3 9 (31.03%) Vulnerability Management
4 8 (27.59%) Network Design
5 5 (17.24%) Analytics
6 4 (13.79%) Protective Monitoring
6 4 (13.79%) Investment Management
7 3 (10.34%) Use Case
7 3 (10.34%) Asset Management
7 3 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (3.45%) Fund Management
8 1 (3.45%) Migration
8 1 (3.45%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) CISSP
2 20 (68.97%) GIAC
3 9 (31.03%) Network+ Certification
3 9 (31.03%) GCIH
3 9 (31.03%) CNA
3 9 (31.03%) Novell Certification
4 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
4 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
5 6 (20.69%) Degree
6 5 (17.24%) CEH
7 1 (3.45%) CISA
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) ArcSight
2 5 (17.24%) Sun
3 4 (13.79%) Websense
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco
3 4 (13.79%) Juniper
3 4 (13.79%) Fortinet
4 3 (10.34%) CheckPoint
4 3 (10.34%) F5
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle