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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 565 546 531
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -15
Contract jobs citing GCIH 14 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.028% 0.011% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.059% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
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£463 £473 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +26.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 - £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
10205 8433 7980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.58% 18.01% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6070 4791 4216
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 355 559
Average hourly rate £18.21 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.16% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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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 +20 11 £475 +0.52% 5
South East - 1 - - 6
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
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GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 15 (71.43%) Firewall
2 13 (61.90%) CISSP
3 12 (57.14%) CEH
4 10 (47.62%) GCIA
5 9 (42.86%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (42.86%) Windows
5 9 (42.86%) Linux
6 8 (38.10%) Finance
7 7 (33.33%) Information Security
7 7 (33.33%) Computer Security
7 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 6 (28.57%) TACACS
8 6 (28.57%) Cisco
8 6 (28.57%) Juniper
8 6 (28.57%) Fortinet
8 6 (28.57%) Degree
8 6 (28.57%) GIAC
8 6 (28.57%) SIEM
9 5 (23.81%) Digital Forensics
9 5 (23.81%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (23.81%) Cyber Security
9 5 (23.81%) Data Privacy
9 5 (23.81%) F5
9 5 (23.81%) Legal
9 5 (23.81%) Ethical Hacking
9 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
9 5 (23.81%) EnCE
9 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
9 5 (23.81%) Internet
9 5 (23.81%) UNIX

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 15 (71.43%) Firewall
2 9 (42.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 6 (28.57%) TACACS
5 5 (23.81%) Internet
6 2 (9.52%) FTP
7 1 (4.76%) VLAN
7 1 (4.76%) Network Security
7 1 (4.76%) OSPF
7 1 (4.76%) BGP
7 1 (4.76%) VPN
7 1 (4.76%) SSL
7 1 (4.76%) NetScreen
7 1 (4.76%) IPsec
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Legal
3 2 (9.52%) Games
4 1 (4.76%) Military
4 1 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Security Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Incident Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Forensic Investigator
6 1 (4.76%) Security Operations Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Security Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Security Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) Online Games
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
1 9 (42.86%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) UNIX
2 5 (23.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Information Security
1 7 (33.33%) Computer Security
2 6 (28.57%) SIEM
3 5 (23.81%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (23.81%) Digital Forensics
3 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
3 5 (23.81%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
3 5 (23.81%) Cyber Security
3 5 (23.81%) Data Privacy
4 3 (14.29%) Change Management
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) Data Management
5 2 (9.52%) Information Assurance
5 2 (9.52%) Security Architecture
5 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.76%) Security Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) CISSP
2 12 (57.14%) CEH
3 10 (47.62%) GCIA
4 6 (28.57%) GIAC
4 6 (28.57%) Degree
5 5 (23.81%) EnCE
6 2 (9.52%) ACSA
6 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
6 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
7 1 (4.76%) GWAPT
7 1 (4.76%) GPEN
7 1 (4.76%) OSCP
7 1 (4.76%) OSCE
7 1 (4.76%) CISMP
7 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (4.76%) MCSE
7 1 (4.76%) CCNA
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (4.76%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (14.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Snort
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Cisco
1 6 (28.57%) Juniper
1 6 (28.57%) Fortinet
2 5 (23.81%) F5
2 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
3 4 (19.05%) Websense
4 2 (9.52%) IBM
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