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 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 570 557 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing GCIH 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.008% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.052% 0.047% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£290 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £128 £375
% change year-on-year
+119.60% -66.00%
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
9556 8554 9356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.68% 17.54% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5509 4754 4913
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 444 570
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £12.07 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.60 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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
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 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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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
North West +3 2 £285 -
London -3 1 £375 - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 3
GCIH
UK

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 12 (85.71%) CISSP
2 7 (50.00%) GCIA
2 7 (50.00%) SIEM
3 5 (35.71%) Analytics
3 5 (35.71%) Wireshark
3 5 (35.71%) GIAC
3 5 (35.71%) Firewall
4 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (28.57%) CISM
4 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) CGEIT
5 3 (21.43%) Reverse Engineering
5 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) Computer Forensics
5 3 (21.43%) CEH
5 3 (21.43%) Use Case
5 3 (21.43%) Information Security
6 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (14.29%) Juniper
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco
6 2 (14.29%) IBM
6 2 (14.29%) TACACS
6 2 (14.29%) Websense
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
6 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (14.29%) ACSA
6 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) Cyber Security
7 1 (7.14%) F5

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 5 (35.71%) Firewall
1 5 (35.71%) Wireshark
2 2 (14.29%) TACACS
3 1 (7.14%) NetScreen
3 1 (7.14%) IPsec
3 1 (7.14%) VLAN
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) VPN
3 1 (7.14%) SSL
3 1 (7.14%) OSPF
3 1 (7.14%) BGP
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security
General
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
1 7 (50.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Security Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Security Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Security Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Security Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Security Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Solaris
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) SIEM
2 5 (35.71%) Analytics
3 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Use Case
4 3 (21.43%) Information Security
4 3 (21.43%) Computer Forensics
4 3 (21.43%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (14.29%) Cyber Security
5 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
6 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.14%) Security Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
6 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 12 (85.71%) CISSP
2 7 (50.00%) GCIA
3 5 (35.71%) GIAC
4 4 (28.57%) CISM
4 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) CGEIT
5 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) CEH
6 2 (14.29%) ACSA
6 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
7 1 (7.14%) GWAPT
7 1 (7.14%) GPEN
7 1 (7.14%) OSCP
7 1 (7.14%) OSCE
7 1 (7.14%) CISMP
7 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (7.14%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco
1 2 (14.29%) IBM
1 2 (14.29%) Juniper
1 2 (14.29%) Websense
1 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
2 1 (7.14%) F5
2 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint