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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 621 611 590
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -21
Contract jobs citing GCIH 15 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.019% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.10% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 2
Median daily rate £550 £415 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.53% +30.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £294 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £830 £563 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £313 -
% change year-on-year
+31.20% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
GCIH
UK

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
10643 9947 9411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.32% 19.24% 19.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 6687 6037 5389
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 489 414
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.06 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £52.17 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +31.94%

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 28 July 2016.

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 28 July 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
North West - 5 - -
South East +13 4 £498 +59.20% 2
London 0 3 £900 +116.86% 5
South West - 3 - - 3
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GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 52 (82.54%) CISSP
2 42 (66.67%) GCIA
3 36 (57.14%) Information Security
3 36 (57.14%) Intrusion Detection
4 33 (52.38%) Security Operations
5 29 (46.03%) Cybersecurity
6 28 (44.44%) SIEM
7 26 (41.27%) CEH
8 25 (39.68%) PCI DSS
9 22 (34.92%) Firewall
10 21 (33.33%) TCP/IP
11 20 (31.75%) CISM
11 20 (31.75%) Incident Management
12 19 (30.16%) GIAC
12 19 (30.16%) Management Information System
12 19 (30.16%) Windows
12 19 (30.16%) Vulnerability Management
13 16 (25.40%) Linux
14 14 (22.22%) Analytics
14 14 (22.22%) RSA Security Analytics
14 14 (22.22%) NetWitness
15 13 (20.63%) Degree
15 13 (20.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 12 (19.05%) Unix
16 12 (19.05%) Network Security
17 11 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (17.46%) Finance
18 10 (15.87%) GSEC
18 10 (15.87%) PKI
18 10 (15.87%) ITIL

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 2 (3.17%) Apache
1 2 (3.17%) JBoss
1 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.59%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (12.70%) MS Project
1 8 (12.70%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (57.14%) Intrusion Detection
2 22 (34.92%) Firewall
3 21 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 12 (19.05%) Network Security
5 10 (15.87%) HTTP
6 9 (14.29%) Internet
7 4 (6.35%) DNS
7 4 (6.35%) VPN
8 3 (4.76%) LDAP
8 3 (4.76%) MPLS
8 3 (4.76%) SSH
8 3 (4.76%) SSL
9 2 (3.17%) DHCP
9 2 (3.17%) LAN
9 2 (3.17%) WAN
9 2 (3.17%) Wireless
10 1 (1.59%) SMTP
10 1 (1.59%) tcpdump
10 1 (1.59%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (17.46%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Financial Institution
2 3 (4.76%) Legal
2 3 (4.76%) Retail
3 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Brand Awareness
4 1 (1.59%) Games
Job Titles
1 40 (63.49%) Analyst
2 25 (39.68%) Security Analyst
3 10 (15.87%) SOC Analyst
4 9 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) Consultant
5 6 (9.52%) Incident Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Information Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Information Security Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Security Consultant
7 4 (6.35%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Senior Security Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Vulnerability Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Malware Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Security Manager
9 2 (3.17%) Incident Manager
9 2 (3.17%) Junior
9 2 (3.17%) Junior Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (30.16%) Management Information System
2 11 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (15.87%) PKI
3 10 (15.87%) Security Operations Centre
4 8 (12.70%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (9.52%) Data Centre
6 5 (7.94%) iPad
7 4 (6.35%) Client/Server
7 4 (6.35%) SCADA
8 3 (4.76%) Cryptography
8 3 (4.76%) Cyber Attack
8 3 (4.76%) Driving Licence
8 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (4.76%) Equities
8 3 (4.76%) Fixed Income
8 3 (4.76%) Mathematics
9 1 (1.59%) CESG
9 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.59%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.16%) Windows
2 16 (25.40%) Linux
3 12 (19.05%) Unix
4 4 (6.35%) Solaris
5 3 (4.76%) AIX
6 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (57.14%) Information Security
2 33 (52.38%) Security Operations
3 29 (46.03%) Cybersecurity
4 28 (44.44%) SIEM
5 20 (31.75%) Incident Management
6 19 (30.16%) Vulnerability Management
7 14 (22.22%) Analytics
8 13 (20.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 10 (15.87%) ITIL
9 10 (15.87%) Security Architecture
10 9 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (12.70%) Information Assurance
11 8 (12.70%) Kalman Filter
11 8 (12.70%) Mentoring
11 8 (12.70%) Penetration Testing
11 8 (12.70%) Web Filtering
12 7 (11.11%) Email Filtering
13 6 (9.52%) Digital Forensics
13 6 (9.52%) Ethical Hacking
13 6 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.29%) Python
2 7 (11.11%) C#
3 6 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 6 (9.52%) VB
4 4 (6.35%) SQL
5 2 (3.17%) Java
5 2 (3.17%) Perl
6 1 (1.59%) C++
Qualifications
1 52 (82.54%) CISSP
2 42 (66.67%) GCIA
3 26 (41.27%) CEH
4 20 (31.75%) CISM
5 19 (30.16%) GIAC
6 13 (20.63%) Degree
7 10 (15.87%) GSEC
8 7 (11.11%) SC Cleared
8 7 (11.11%) Security Cleared
9 6 (9.52%) SANS
10 4 (6.35%) ISSAP
11 3 (4.76%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (4.76%) CNA
11 3 (4.76%) CREST Certified
11 3 (4.76%) GCED
11 3 (4.76%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (4.76%) Novell Certification
12 2 (3.17%) GCFA
12 2 (3.17%) GCFE
12 2 (3.17%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (39.68%) PCI DSS
2 10 (15.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (6.35%) COBIT
3 4 (6.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (6.35%) RMADS
4 3 (4.76%) COSO
4 3 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (4.76%) SAS 70
5 1 (1.59%) ISO22301
5 1 (1.59%) ISO27002
System Software
1 6 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.76%) Snort
3 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (22.22%) RSA Security Analytics
2 5 (7.94%) QRadar
2 5 (7.94%) RSA Archer
3 4 (6.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (4.76%) Nessus
4 3 (4.76%) Puppet
4 3 (4.76%) RSA enVision
5 2 (3.17%) Nmap
5 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (22.22%) NetWitness
2 9 (14.29%) Qualys
3 6 (9.52%) ArcSight
3 6 (9.52%) Intel Security
4 5 (7.94%) Splunk
5 4 (6.35%) F5
5 4 (6.35%) LogRhythm
6 3 (4.76%) Cisco
6 3 (4.76%) FireEye
6 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.76%) Sourcefire
6 3 (4.76%) Sun
7 2 (3.17%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.17%) Forcepoint
7 2 (3.17%) HP
7 2 (3.17%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.59%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.59%) Juniper
8 1 (1.59%) Symantec
8 1 (1.59%) VMware