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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 590 583 568
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -15
Contract jobs citing GCIH 10 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.010% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.098% 0.052% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Average daily rate
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£398 £290 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.06% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £280 £128
% change year-on-year
+18.30% +119.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
10250 9548 8452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.02% 18.65% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6246 5491 4704
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 397 437
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.36 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.00 £44.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +5 8 £463 +23.33% 3
South East - 2 £331 - 16
GCIH
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GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 19 (86.36%) GCIA
2 15 (68.18%) CISSP
2 15 (68.18%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (54.55%) SIEM
3 12 (54.55%) Windows
4 11 (50.00%) Linux
5 10 (45.45%) CEH
5 10 (45.45%) PCI DSS
6 8 (36.36%) Degree
6 8 (36.36%) Analytics
7 7 (31.82%) PKI
7 7 (31.82%) Incident Management
7 7 (31.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (31.82%) Firewall
7 7 (31.82%) GIAC
7 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
7 7 (31.82%) ITIL
7 7 (31.82%) Solaris
8 6 (27.27%) UNIX
8 6 (27.27%) Finance
8 6 (27.27%) COBIT
8 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (22.73%) Malware Analysis
9 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
9 5 (22.73%) Cyber Security
9 5 (22.73%) Qualys
9 5 (22.73%) Fortinet
9 5 (22.73%) Operations Management
9 5 (22.73%) F5
9 5 (22.73%) Games

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 4 (18.18%) MS Project
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 4 (18.18%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
1 1 (4.55%) PaaS
1 1 (4.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (68.18%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
2 7 (31.82%) Firewall
3 4 (18.18%) SSH
3 4 (18.18%) Internet
3 4 (18.18%) VPN
3 4 (18.18%) SSL
3 4 (18.18%) Network Security
3 4 (18.18%) HTTP
4 3 (13.64%) Intranet
4 3 (13.64%) Extranet
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Games
3 3 (13.64%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.55%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (86.36%) Analyst
2 15 (68.18%) Security Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Incident Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Security Operations Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Security Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Incident Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Security Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Security Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Risk Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Information Security Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Forensic Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Operations Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Incident & Problem Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Network Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Problem Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Middleware
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) PKI
2 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
4 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
5 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Linux
3 7 (31.82%) Solaris
4 6 (27.27%) UNIX
5 4 (18.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) SIEM
2 8 (36.36%) Analytics
3 7 (31.82%) ITIL
3 7 (31.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 7 (31.82%) Incident Management
4 5 (22.73%) Operations Management
4 5 (22.73%) Cyber Security
4 5 (22.73%) Malware Analysis
5 4 (18.18%) Patch Management
5 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 4 (18.18%) Network Architecture
5 4 (18.18%) Information Security
5 4 (18.18%) Document Management
5 4 (18.18%) Change Management
6 3 (13.64%) Information Security Management
6 3 (13.64%) Security Management
6 3 (13.64%) PRINCE
6 3 (13.64%) Workflow
6 3 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (86.36%) GCIA
2 15 (68.18%) CISSP
3 10 (45.45%) CEH
4 8 (36.36%) Degree
5 7 (31.82%) GIAC
6 2 (9.09%) GCED
7 1 (4.55%) GCFA
7 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (45.45%) PCI DSS
2 6 (27.27%) COBIT
3 5 (22.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (18.18%) COSO
5 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Snort
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Juniper
1 5 (22.73%) Symantec
1 5 (22.73%) Sourcefire
1 5 (22.73%) Fortinet
1 5 (22.73%) Qualys
1 5 (22.73%) F5
2 4 (18.18%) ArcSight
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) HP
3 3 (13.64%) McAfee
3 3 (13.64%) Splunk
4 1 (4.55%) TippingPoint