The table below looks at the statistics for GCIH in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GCIH over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK / England
Rank 561 583 581
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -2
Contract jobs citing GCIH 12 27 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.029% 0.057% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.27% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 6
Median daily rate £420 £390 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £335 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £559 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £380 £475
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
8656 10184 9629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.68% 21.33% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5535 6392 5578
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+4.03% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 401 449
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +61.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.70 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.69 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.41% +84.44%

GCIH
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

GCIH Jobs Demand Trend in England

GCIH
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

GCIH Daily Rate Trend in England

GCIH
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GCIH across the England region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

GCIH Daily Rate Histogram in England

GCIH
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 GCIH within the England region over the 3 months to 23 February 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
London +9 5 £425 -2.01% 6
South East +8 5 £420 +10.52% 3
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
GCIH
UK

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GCIH 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 GCIH.

1 29 (72.50%) Firewall
2 27 (67.50%) Information Security
3 26 (65.00%) GIAC
3 26 (65.00%) CISSP
4 25 (62.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 25 (62.50%) SIEM
5 23 (57.50%) Security Operations
6 22 (55.00%) Cybersecurity
6 22 (55.00%) Linux
7 19 (47.50%) Windows
7 19 (47.50%) Data Centre
8 17 (42.50%) Unix
8 17 (42.50%) Management Information System
9 15 (37.50%) Incident Management
10 14 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (35.00%) PCI DSS
10 14 (35.00%) CISM
10 14 (35.00%) ITIL
10 14 (35.00%) TCP/IP
11 13 (32.50%) SQL
11 13 (32.50%) Security Operations Centre
12 12 (30.00%) SANS
12 12 (30.00%) Finance
12 12 (30.00%) GCIA
13 11 (27.50%) VPN
14 10 (25.00%) DNS
14 10 (25.00%) Network Security
14 10 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
15 9 (22.50%) Security Monitoring
15 9 (22.50%) CEH

GCIH
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.00%) IIS
2 3 (7.50%) Apache
2 3 (7.50%) JBoss
2 3 (7.50%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.00%) MS Project
1 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (72.50%) Firewall
2 25 (62.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 14 (35.00%) TCP/IP
4 11 (27.50%) VPN
5 10 (25.00%) DNS
5 10 (25.00%) Network Security
6 9 (22.50%) Internet
7 7 (17.50%) MPLS
8 6 (15.00%) DHCP
9 5 (12.50%) LDAP
10 4 (10.00%) SSL
11 3 (7.50%) HSRP
11 3 (7.50%) HTTP
11 3 (7.50%) ICMP
11 3 (7.50%) IPsec
12 2 (5.00%) Kerberos
12 2 (5.00%) SSH
12 2 (5.00%) TACACS
12 2 (5.00%) Wireless
13 1 (2.50%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) Big Data
2 2 (5.00%) Data Lake
General
1 12 (30.00%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Financial Institution
2 7 (17.50%) Legal
2 7 (17.50%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Law
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (55.00%) Analyst
2 17 (42.50%) Security Analyst
3 15 (37.50%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 8 (20.00%) Incident Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) CISSP Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) SIEM Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Incident Handler
7 2 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) SIEM Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) Middleware
2 2 (5.00%) 802.1X
2 2 (5.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (47.50%) Data Centre
2 17 (42.50%) Management Information System
3 14 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (32.50%) Security Operations Centre
5 7 (17.50%) Driving Licence
5 7 (17.50%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (17.50%) Equities
5 7 (17.50%) Fixed Income
6 6 (15.00%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
8 2 (5.00%) iSeries
8 2 (5.00%) PKI
8 2 (5.00%) Tandem
9 1 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 22 (55.00%) Linux
2 19 (47.50%) Windows
3 17 (42.50%) Unix
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.00%) AIX
6 2 (5.00%) Mac OS X
6 2 (5.00%) OpenVMS
6 2 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (67.50%) Information Security
2 25 (62.50%) SIEM
3 23 (57.50%) Security Operations
4 22 (55.00%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (37.50%) Incident Management
6 14 (35.00%) ITIL
7 10 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
8 9 (22.50%) Change Management
8 9 (22.50%) Security Monitoring
9 8 (20.00%) Information Assurance
9 8 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
10 7 (17.50%) Asset Management
10 7 (17.50%) Data Analysis
10 7 (17.50%) Forensic Analysis
10 7 (17.50%) Network Design
10 7 (17.50%) Project Management
10 7 (17.50%) Risk Management
10 7 (17.50%) Server Hardening
10 7 (17.50%) Threat Detection
11 6 (15.00%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) SQL
2 7 (17.50%) Python
3 3 (7.50%) Perl
3 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.00%) C#
4 2 (5.00%) Java
5 1 (2.50%) C
5 1 (2.50%) PHP
5 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (65.00%) CISSP
1 26 (65.00%) GIAC
2 14 (35.00%) CISM
3 12 (30.00%) GCIA
3 12 (30.00%) SANS
4 9 (22.50%) CEH
4 9 (22.50%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (22.50%) GCFA
5 7 (17.50%) CCNA
5 7 (17.50%) CCSA
5 7 (17.50%) CNA
5 7 (17.50%) Degree
5 7 (17.50%) MCP
5 7 (17.50%) Network+ Certification
5 7 (17.50%) Novell Certification
5 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
5 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
6 4 (10.00%) CISA
7 3 (7.50%) RHCSA
8 2 (5.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (35.00%) PCI DSS
2 7 (17.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (5.00%) COBIT
3 2 (5.00%) COSO
3 2 (5.00%) HIPAA
3 2 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (5.00%) SAS 70
4 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.00%) RACF
3 2 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.50%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 7 (17.50%) Puppet
2 6 (15.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (10.00%) WSUS
4 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (5.00%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 2 (5.00%) CSIRT
5 2 (5.00%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (2.50%) EnCase
6 1 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.50%) Nessus
6 1 (2.50%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Sun
2 5 (12.50%) Cisco
3 4 (10.00%) HP
3 4 (10.00%) LogRhythm
3 4 (10.00%) VMware
4 3 (7.50%) F5
4 3 (7.50%) Intel Security
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
4 3 (7.50%) Splunk
5 2 (5.00%) NetWitness
5 2 (5.00%) Rapid7
5 2 (5.00%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.50%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.50%) Citrix
6 1 (2.50%) Dell
6 1 (2.50%) FireEye