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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 554 540 513
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -27
Contract jobs citing GCIH 10 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.013% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.097% 0.067% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
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£400 £549 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.10% +46.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 - £375
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
10269 8982 7524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.56% 19.63% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6018 4901 4040
Average daily rate £400 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 425 458
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -29.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.69 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 -13 8 £350 -36.21% 4
South East - 2 £475 - 10
South West - - - - 2
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
GCIH
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GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 13 (65.00%) Firewall
2 12 (60.00%) CISSP
3 11 (55.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (50.00%) CEH
4 10 (50.00%) Finance
4 10 (50.00%) GCIA
4 10 (50.00%) Windows
4 10 (50.00%) Linux
5 8 (40.00%) Information Security
5 8 (40.00%) Degree
6 7 (35.00%) Incident Management
6 7 (35.00%) Computer Security
6 7 (35.00%) Digital Forensics
7 6 (30.00%) SIEM
7 6 (30.00%) Internet
7 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
8 5 (25.00%) Solaris
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco
8 5 (25.00%) Service Delivery
8 5 (25.00%) Legal
8 5 (25.00%) GIAC
8 5 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
8 5 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (25.00%) Cyber Security
8 5 (25.00%) Data Privacy
8 5 (25.00%) EnCE
9 4 (20.00%) PCI DSS
9 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
9 4 (20.00%) F5
9 4 (20.00%) Fortinet

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Project
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
1 1 (5.00%) PaaS
1 1 (5.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) Firewall
2 11 (55.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (30.00%) Internet
3 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (20.00%) TACACS
5 2 (10.00%) FTP
5 2 (10.00%) Network Security
6 1 (5.00%) HTTP
6 1 (5.00%) VPN
6 1 (5.00%) SSL
6 1 (5.00%) SSH
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Legal
3 3 (15.00%) Games
4 1 (5.00%) Military
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Security Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Incident Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Security Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Forensic Investigator
7 1 (5.00%) Security Operations Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Security Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (5.00%) Security Specialist
7 1 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
1 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.00%) Online Games
2 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
1 10 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (25.00%) Solaris
3 4 (20.00%) UNIX
4 1 (5.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Information Security
2 7 (35.00%) Incident Management
2 7 (35.00%) Computer Security
2 7 (35.00%) Digital Forensics
3 6 (30.00%) SIEM
4 5 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (25.00%) Cyber Security
4 5 (25.00%) Data Privacy
4 5 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 5 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (20.00%) Change Management
5 4 (20.00%) ITIL
6 3 (15.00%) Security Architecture
6 3 (15.00%) Information Assurance
6 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (10.00%) Data Management
7 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 1 (5.00%) PRINCE
8 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) CISSP
2 10 (50.00%) GCIA
2 10 (50.00%) CEH
3 8 (40.00%) Degree
4 5 (25.00%) EnCE
4 5 (25.00%) GIAC
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (10.00%) MCSE
5 2 (10.00%) CCNA
6 1 (5.00%) MCP
6 1 (5.00%) CCNP
6 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.00%) COBIT
3 1 (5.00%) COSO
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Snort
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco
2 4 (20.00%) Juniper
2 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (20.00%) Fortinet
2 4 (20.00%) F5
3 2 (10.00%) Websense
4 1 (5.00%) McAfee
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft