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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK / England
Rank 549 590 563
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -27
Contract jobs citing GCIH 18 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.044% 0.030% 0.028%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 6
Median daily rate £420 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £380 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £588 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £484 £278
% change year-on-year
-13.17% +74.32%
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
8249 9777 9425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.22% 21.02% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5235 5997 5586
Median daily rate £423 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.04% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £258 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 452 431
Median hourly rate £29.00 £36.00 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +93.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £55.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.48
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.39%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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
South East +14 8 £420 -13.17% 1
London +6 6 £350 -12.50% 6
West Midlands - 3 £375 - 1
South West - 1 £560 -
GCIH
UK

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 34 (70.83%) CISSP
1 34 (70.83%) Information Security
2 29 (60.42%) GIAC
2 29 (60.42%) Cybersecurity
3 27 (56.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 26 (54.17%) Firewall
5 23 (47.92%) SIEM
5 23 (47.92%) Security Operations
6 21 (43.75%) GCIA
6 21 (43.75%) Linux
7 20 (41.67%) Windows
8 19 (39.58%) CISM
8 19 (39.58%) Management Information System
9 18 (37.50%) CEH
9 18 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (37.50%) Data Centre
10 17 (35.42%) Unix
11 15 (31.25%) TCP/IP
11 15 (31.25%) Incident Management
11 15 (31.25%) Finance
12 13 (27.08%) SQL
12 13 (27.08%) Security Operations Centre
13 12 (25.00%) PCI DSS
13 12 (25.00%) ITIL
13 12 (25.00%) Python
14 11 (22.92%) VPN
14 11 (22.92%) Risk Management
15 10 (20.83%) DNS
15 10 (20.83%) SANS
15 10 (20.83%) Security Monitoring

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 (8.33%) Apache
1 4 (8.33%) IIS
2 3 (6.25%) JBoss
2 3 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.17%) MS Project
1 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (56.25%) Intrusion Detection
2 26 (54.17%) Firewall
3 15 (31.25%) TCP/IP
4 11 (22.92%) VPN
5 10 (20.83%) DNS
6 9 (18.75%) Internet
6 9 (18.75%) Network Security
7 7 (14.58%) MPLS
8 6 (12.50%) DHCP
8 6 (12.50%) LDAP
9 4 (8.33%) HTTP
9 4 (8.33%) SSL
10 3 (6.25%) HSRP
10 3 (6.25%) ICMP
10 3 (6.25%) IPsec
11 2 (4.17%) Kerberos
11 2 (4.17%) SSH
12 1 (2.08%) ADSL
12 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
12 1 (2.08%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) Big Data
2 2 (4.17%) Data Lake
General
1 15 (31.25%) Finance
2 9 (18.75%) Financial Institution
3 8 (16.67%) Legal
4 7 (14.58%) Retail
5 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
6 2 (4.17%) Banking
7 1 (2.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (60.42%) Analyst
2 23 (47.92%) Security Analyst
3 22 (45.83%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 8 (16.67%) Incident Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) Architect
7 3 (6.25%) CISSP Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) SIEM Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Junior Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Junior Security Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) SIEM Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) Middleware
2 2 (4.17%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.17%) SAML
3 1 (2.08%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (39.58%) Management Information System
2 18 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (37.50%) Data Centre
3 13 (27.08%) Security Operations Centre
4 8 (16.67%) Cyberthreat
5 7 (14.58%) Cryptography
5 7 (14.58%) Driving Licence
5 7 (14.58%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (14.58%) Equities
5 7 (14.58%) Fixed Income
6 4 (8.33%) Computer Science
7 2 (4.17%) PKI
8 1 (2.08%) iSeries
8 1 (2.08%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 21 (43.75%) Linux
2 20 (41.67%) Windows
3 17 (35.42%) Unix
4 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.17%) AIX
6 2 (4.17%) Solaris
7 1 (2.08%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.08%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (70.83%) Information Security
2 29 (60.42%) Cybersecurity
3 23 (47.92%) Security Operations
3 23 (47.92%) SIEM
4 15 (31.25%) Incident Management
5 12 (25.00%) ITIL
6 11 (22.92%) Risk Management
7 10 (20.83%) Forensic Analysis
7 10 (20.83%) Security Monitoring
8 9 (18.75%) Change Management
8 9 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (16.67%) Data Analysis
9 8 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
9 8 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
9 8 (16.67%) Information Assurance
10 7 (14.58%) Asset Management
10 7 (14.58%) Network Design
10 7 (14.58%) Project Management
10 7 (14.58%) Server Hardening
10 7 (14.58%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.08%) SQL
2 12 (25.00%) Python
3 9 (18.75%) C#
4 8 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 8 (16.67%) VB
5 3 (6.25%) Java
5 3 (6.25%) Perl
6 1 (2.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (70.83%) CISSP
2 29 (60.42%) GIAC
3 21 (43.75%) GCIA
4 19 (39.58%) CISM
5 18 (37.50%) CEH
6 10 (20.83%) SANS
7 9 (18.75%) GCFA
8 7 (14.58%) CCNA
8 7 (14.58%) CCSA
8 7 (14.58%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (14.58%) CNA
8 7 (14.58%) MCP
8 7 (14.58%) Network+ Certification
8 7 (14.58%) Novell Certification
8 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
8 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
9 6 (12.50%) Degree
10 5 (10.42%) CISA
11 3 (6.25%) RHCSA
12 2 (4.17%) ECIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 7 (14.58%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (4.17%) COBIT
3 2 (4.17%) COSO
3 2 (4.17%) HIPAA
3 2 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (4.17%) SAS 70
4 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.08%) RACF
4 1 (2.08%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 7 (14.58%) Puppet
2 6 (12.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (8.33%) WSUS
4 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (4.17%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 2 (4.17%) CSIRT
5 2 (4.17%) EnCase
5 2 (4.17%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (2.08%) FTK
6 1 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.08%) Nessus
6 1 (2.08%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Sun
2 5 (10.42%) Cisco
3 4 (8.33%) HP
3 4 (8.33%) VMware
4 3 (6.25%) F5
4 3 (6.25%) Intel Security
4 3 (6.25%) LogRhythm
4 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 3 (6.25%) Splunk
5 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.17%) NetWitness
6 1 (2.08%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.08%) Cellebrite
6 1 (2.08%) FireEye
6 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow