The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 560 527 562
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +35
Contract jobs citing GCIH 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.011% 0.005% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.059% 0.025% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate £625 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £650 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10178 7975 9702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.44% 18.16% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5819 4257 5092
Average daily rate £375 £374 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.33% -6.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 457 524
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% +10.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.50 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
GCIH
UK

GCIH
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GCIH across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 16 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCIH within the England region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -35 4 £500 +5.26% 4
South East - 2 £650 -
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
GCIH
UK

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing GCIH 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 GCIH.

1 8 (80.00%) GIAC
2 7 (70.00%) CISSP
3 4 (40.00%) GCIA
3 4 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (30.00%) GCED
4 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
4 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) CGEIT
4 3 (30.00%) Information Assurance
4 3 (30.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 3 (30.00%) Security Architecture
4 3 (30.00%) Computer Forensics
4 3 (30.00%) Information Security
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) Games
4 3 (30.00%) CISM
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall
5 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) SIEM
5 2 (20.00%) Network Security
6 1 (10.00%) Q1 Labs

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing GCIH 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 GCIH. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
1 3 (30.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Team Leader
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Implementation Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Security Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (30.00%) Information Assurance
2 3 (30.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) Security Architecture
2 3 (30.00%) Computer Forensics
2 3 (30.00%) Information Security
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (20.00%) SIEM
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) GIAC
2 7 (70.00%) CISSP
3 4 (40.00%) GCIA
4 3 (30.00%) GCED
4 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) CGEIT
4 3 (30.00%) CISM
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
1 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Q1 Labs
1 1 (10.00%) LogRhythm
1 1 (10.00%) Splunk
1 1 (10.00%) ArcSight
1 1 (10.00%) Tripwire
1 1 (10.00%) NetIQ
1 1 (10.00%) Symantec
1 1 (10.00%) McAfee
1 1 (10.00%) IBM
1 1 (10.00%) Citrix