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 25 May 2016 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 593 599 573
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -26
Contract jobs citing GCIH 33 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.067% 0.024% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.13% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 5
Median daily rate £500 £488 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £415 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £611 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £650
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
10468 9499 9456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.25% 19.30% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6576 5501 5604
Median daily rate £405 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £540 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 471 485
Median hourly rate £26.50 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.21% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

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 25 May 2016.

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 25 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +3 15 £600 -
London +2 10 £563 +15.38% 3
North West - 4 - -
South West -5 2 £470 -
Yorkshire - 2 £425 - 2
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GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 52 (82.54%) CISSP
2 48 (76.19%) GCIA
3 44 (69.84%) Intrusion Detection
4 36 (57.14%) Information Security
5 34 (53.97%) SIEM
6 29 (46.03%) Security Operations
7 26 (41.27%) TCP/IP
8 25 (39.68%) Windows
8 25 (39.68%) PCI DSS
8 25 (39.68%) Cybersecurity
9 24 (38.10%) CEH
10 23 (36.51%) Linux
11 21 (33.33%) Firewall
11 21 (33.33%) Analytics
12 20 (31.75%) RSA Security Analytics
13 19 (30.16%) Incident Management
13 19 (30.16%) GIAC
14 18 (28.57%) Management Information System
15 17 (26.98%) CISM
16 16 (25.40%) Unix
16 16 (25.40%) HTTP
16 16 (25.40%) NetWitness
17 15 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (23.81%) Network Security
17 15 (23.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 14 (22.22%) GSEC
19 13 (20.63%) Degree
19 13 (20.63%) Vulnerability Management
20 12 (19.05%) Security Operations Centre
20 12 (19.05%) ITIL

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 3 (4.76%) Apache
1 3 (4.76%) JBoss
1 3 (4.76%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.59%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (12.70%) MS Project
1 8 (12.70%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (69.84%) Intrusion Detection
2 26 (41.27%) TCP/IP
3 21 (33.33%) Firewall
4 16 (25.40%) HTTP
5 15 (23.81%) Network Security
6 8 (12.70%) Internet
7 6 (9.52%) DNS
7 6 (9.52%) SSL
7 6 (9.52%) VPN
8 5 (7.94%) SSH
9 4 (6.35%) LDAP
9 4 (6.35%) MPLS
10 3 (4.76%) DHCP
11 2 (3.17%) LAN
11 2 (3.17%) WAN
11 2 (3.17%) Wireless
12 1 (1.59%) IPsec
12 1 (1.59%) SMTP
12 1 (1.59%) tcpdump
12 1 (1.59%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (17.46%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Financial Institution
3 4 (6.35%) Legal
4 3 (4.76%) Retail
5 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.59%) Brand Awareness
6 1 (1.59%) Games
Job Titles
1 44 (69.84%) Analyst
2 26 (41.27%) Security Analyst
3 12 (19.05%) SOC Analyst
4 9 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 8 (12.70%) Incident Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) Senior Security Analyst
7 5 (7.94%) Consultant
7 5 (7.94%) Information Analyst
7 5 (7.94%) Information Security Analyst
7 5 (7.94%) Security Consultant
8 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Malware Analyst
10 2 (3.17%) Forensic Analyst
10 2 (3.17%) Junior
10 2 (3.17%) Junior Analyst
10 2 (3.17%) Junior Information Analyst
10 2 (3.17%) Junior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) Middleware
2 3 (4.76%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 18 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 15 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (19.05%) Security Operations Centre
4 10 (15.87%) Cyberthreat
4 10 (15.87%) PKI
5 7 (11.11%) Data Centre
6 5 (7.94%) Cryptography
6 5 (7.94%) iPad
7 4 (6.35%) Client/Server
7 4 (6.35%) Driving Licence
7 4 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (6.35%) SCADA
8 3 (4.76%) Cyber Attack
8 3 (4.76%) Equities
8 3 (4.76%) Fixed Income
8 3 (4.76%) Mathematics
9 2 (3.17%) CESG
10 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
10 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
10 1 (1.59%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 25 (39.68%) Windows
2 23 (36.51%) Linux
3 16 (25.40%) Unix
4 6 (9.52%) Solaris
5 5 (7.94%) AIX
6 3 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.59%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (57.14%) Information Security
2 34 (53.97%) SIEM
3 29 (46.03%) Security Operations
4 25 (39.68%) Cybersecurity
5 21 (33.33%) Analytics
6 19 (30.16%) Incident Management
7 15 (23.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 13 (20.63%) Vulnerability Management
9 12 (19.05%) ITIL
10 10 (15.87%) Digital Forensics
10 10 (15.87%) Mentoring
10 10 (15.87%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (15.87%) Security Architecture
11 9 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (12.70%) Information Assurance
12 8 (12.70%) Information Management
13 7 (11.11%) Change Management
14 6 (9.52%) Ethical Hacking
15 5 (7.94%) Computer Forensics
15 5 (7.94%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.87%) Python
2 7 (11.11%) C#
3 6 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 6 (9.52%) VB
4 4 (6.35%) SQL
5 3 (4.76%) Perl
6 2 (3.17%) Java
7 1 (1.59%) C++
Qualifications
1 52 (82.54%) CISSP
2 48 (76.19%) GCIA
3 24 (38.10%) CEH
4 19 (30.16%) GIAC
5 17 (26.98%) CISM
6 14 (22.22%) GSEC
7 13 (20.63%) Degree
8 7 (11.11%) SC Cleared
8 7 (11.11%) Security Cleared
9 6 (9.52%) GCED
9 6 (9.52%) SANS
10 4 (6.35%) CREST Certified
10 4 (6.35%) ISSAP
11 3 (4.76%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (4.76%) CNA
11 3 (4.76%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (4.76%) Novell Certification
11 3 (4.76%) RHCSA
12 2 (3.17%) GCFW
12 2 (3.17%) GCWN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (39.68%) PCI DSS
2 12 (19.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (7.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (6.35%) COBIT
4 4 (6.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (6.35%) RMADS
5 3 (4.76%) COSO
5 3 (4.76%) SAS 70
6 2 (3.17%) ISO22301
7 1 (1.59%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (1.59%) ISO27002
System Software
1 6 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.76%) Snort
3 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (31.75%) RSA Security Analytics
2 7 (11.11%) Nessus
3 6 (9.52%) Nmap
4 5 (7.94%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 5 (7.94%) QRadar
4 5 (7.94%) RSA Archer
5 4 (6.35%) Puppet
6 3 (4.76%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (4.76%) RSA enVision
7 1 (1.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (25.40%) NetWitness
2 8 (12.70%) Intel Security
3 7 (11.11%) Qualys
3 7 (11.11%) Splunk
4 6 (9.52%) ArcSight
5 5 (7.94%) Cisco
5 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
6 4 (6.35%) F5
7 3 (4.76%) FireEye
7 3 (4.76%) LogRhythm
7 3 (4.76%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.76%) Sourcefire
7 3 (4.76%) Sun
8 2 (3.17%) Forcepoint
8 2 (3.17%) HP
9 1 (1.59%) BMC
9 1 (1.59%) Juniper
9 1 (1.59%) Remedy
9 1 (1.59%) Symantec
9 1 (1.59%) VMware