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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 578 581 571
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing GCIH 18 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.038% 0.025% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.13% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 2
Average daily rate £380 £488 £549
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.05% -11.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £463 £488
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £538 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £550 -
% change year-on-year
-39.09% -
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
10012 9534 8820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.22% 20.25% 19.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6240 5589 4833
Average daily rate £403 £400 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 443 405
Average hourly rate £36.75 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.75% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCIH within the England region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South East +28 13 £358 -35.00% 3
London +2 5 £508 +6.84% 7
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GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 38 (82.61%) GCIA
2 34 (73.91%) CISSP
3 33 (71.74%) Intrusion Detection
4 32 (69.57%) SIEM
5 27 (58.70%) Windows
6 26 (56.52%) Linux
6 26 (56.52%) Incident Management
7 22 (47.83%) Security Operations
8 21 (45.65%) PCI DSS
9 20 (43.48%) TCP/IP
9 20 (43.48%) Analytics
10 19 (41.30%) RSA Security Analytics
11 18 (39.13%) GIAC
12 17 (36.96%) CEH
13 15 (32.61%) NetWitness
14 14 (30.43%) Information Security
14 14 (30.43%) Firewall
14 14 (30.43%) ITIL
14 14 (30.43%) Unix
15 13 (28.26%) Management Information System
15 13 (28.26%) Finance
15 13 (28.26%) Security Operations Centre
15 13 (28.26%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (26.09%) Data Centre
16 12 (26.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 12 (26.09%) Solaris
17 11 (23.91%) HTTP
17 11 (23.91%) Information Assurance
17 11 (23.91%) RSA enVision
18 10 (21.74%) GCED

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.52%) Apache
1 3 (6.52%) JBoss
1 3 (6.52%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.17%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
1 5 (10.87%) MS Project
1 5 (10.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) SaaS
2 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.52%) IaaS
2 3 (6.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (71.74%) Intrusion Detection
2 20 (43.48%) TCP/IP
3 14 (30.43%) Firewall
4 11 (23.91%) HTTP
5 8 (17.39%) Internet
5 8 (17.39%) Network Security
5 8 (17.39%) SSL
6 7 (15.22%) SSH
6 7 (15.22%) VPN
7 5 (10.87%) DNS
8 4 (8.70%) MPLS
8 4 (8.70%) Wireshark
9 3 (6.52%) DHCP
9 3 (6.52%) LDAP
10 1 (2.17%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Metasploit
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 6 (13.04%) Games
3 5 (10.87%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.17%) Brand Awareness
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (69.57%) Analyst
2 20 (43.48%) Security Analyst
3 15 (32.61%) SOC Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Incident Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Security Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Senior Security Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Risk Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Security Risk Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Risk Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Forensic Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) IT Security Specialist
8 1 (2.17%) Network Security Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Security Operations Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Windows Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) Middleware
2 3 (6.52%) Regular Expression
2 3 (6.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (28.26%) Management Information System
1 13 (28.26%) Security Operations Centre
2 12 (26.09%) Data Centre
3 8 (17.39%) PKI
4 5 (10.87%) Cryptography
4 5 (10.87%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (8.70%) Driving Licence
5 4 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (6.52%) Online Games
6 3 (6.52%) Public Cloud
7 2 (4.35%) CESG
8 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
8 1 (2.17%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 27 (58.70%) Windows
2 26 (56.52%) Linux
3 14 (30.43%) Unix
4 12 (26.09%) Solaris
5 7 (15.22%) AIX
6 3 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.17%) Windows NT
7 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (69.57%) SIEM
2 26 (56.52%) Incident Management
3 22 (47.83%) Security Operations
4 20 (43.48%) Analytics
5 14 (30.43%) Information Security
5 14 (30.43%) ITIL
6 11 (23.91%) Information Assurance
7 9 (19.57%) Change Management
7 9 (19.57%) Operations Management
8 7 (15.22%) Digital Forensics
8 7 (15.22%) Document Management
8 7 (15.22%) Network Architecture
8 7 (15.22%) Project Management
8 7 (15.22%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (15.22%) Security Architecture
9 6 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (13.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (10.87%) Mentoring
10 5 (10.87%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) Python
2 3 (6.52%) Perl
2 3 (6.52%) SQL
3 2 (4.35%) C#
3 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (82.61%) GCIA
2 34 (73.91%) CISSP
3 18 (39.13%) GIAC
4 17 (36.96%) CEH
5 10 (21.74%) GCED
6 6 (13.04%) Degree
7 4 (8.70%) GSEC
8 3 (6.52%) GCFA
8 3 (6.52%) RHCSA
9 2 (4.35%) CISM
9 2 (4.35%) CREST Certified
9 2 (4.35%) GCFE
9 2 (4.35%) GCFW
9 2 (4.35%) GCUX
9 2 (4.35%) GCWN
9 2 (4.35%) GREM
10 1 (2.17%) ECIH
10 1 (2.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (45.65%) PCI DSS
2 12 (26.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (10.87%) COBIT
3 5 (10.87%) COSO
3 5 (10.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (10.87%) SAS 70
4 4 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (6.52%) ISO27002
6 2 (4.35%) ISO22301
7 1 (2.17%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.35%) Snort
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (41.30%) RSA Security Analytics
2 11 (23.91%) RSA enVision
3 4 (8.70%) Nessus
3 4 (8.70%) Nmap
3 4 (8.70%) Puppet
4 3 (6.52%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (2.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (32.61%) NetWitness
2 10 (21.74%) F5
2 10 (21.74%) Qualys
3 8 (17.39%) Fortinet
3 8 (17.39%) Juniper
3 8 (17.39%) Sourcefire
3 8 (17.39%) Symantec
4 7 (15.22%) Cisco
4 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
5 5 (10.87%) ArcSight
5 5 (10.87%) Intel Security
6 4 (8.70%) HP
7 3 (6.52%) LogLogic
7 3 (6.52%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.35%) LogRhythm
8 2 (4.35%) Splunk
8 2 (4.35%) TippingPoint
9 1 (2.17%) BMC
9 1 (2.17%) Remedy
9 1 (2.17%) VMware