The table below looks at the statistics for GCED in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GCED over the 3 months to 26 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED)
Rank 644 626 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs citing GCED 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.002% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.034% 0.009% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £450 £638 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11613 10538 10403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.60% 19.42% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7212 6027 6068
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 537 529
Median hourly rate £33.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

GCED
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing GCED as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

GCED Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GCED
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GCED within the UK.

GCED Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GCED
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GCED within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

GCED Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GCED
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCED within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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
England -6 4 £450 -29.41%
London -6 3 £591 -7.25%
Sheffield - 1 £450 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -

GCED
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing GCED also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for GCED.

1 7 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (85.71%) GCIH
2 6 (85.71%) GCIA
3 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 5 (71.43%) Linux
3 5 (71.43%) HTTP
3 5 (71.43%) GSEC
3 5 (71.43%) Nessus
3 5 (71.43%) Metasploit
3 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (71.43%) Nmap
4 4 (57.14%) Information Security
4 4 (57.14%) Information Management
5 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
5 3 (42.86%) Unix
5 3 (42.86%) Network Security
5 3 (42.86%) Splunk
5 3 (42.86%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (28.57%) QRadar
6 2 (28.57%) Security Operations
6 2 (28.57%) ISO27002
6 2 (28.57%) ArcSight
6 2 (28.57%) Information Assurance
6 2 (28.57%) Regular Expression
6 2 (28.57%) Games
6 2 (28.57%) GIAC
6 2 (28.57%) Firewall
6 2 (28.57%) GCFW
6 2 (28.57%) GCWN
6 2 (28.57%) GCUX

GCED
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (71.43%) HTTP
3 3 (42.86%) Network Security
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
5 1 (14.29%) DNS
5 1 (14.29%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (28.57%) Games
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) SOC Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) ArcSight Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Security Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Splunk Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Monitoring Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Security Monitoring Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Regular Expression
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (42.86%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) Online Games
3 1 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Information Management
1 4 (57.14%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 2 (28.57%) Information Assurance
2 2 (28.57%) Security Operations
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Forensics
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Security
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (14.29%) Fraud Detection
3 1 (14.29%) Malware Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) SIEM
3 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
3 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
1 1 (14.29%) Python
1 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) GCIA
1 6 (85.71%) GCIH
2 5 (71.43%) GSEC
3 2 (28.57%) GCFW
3 2 (28.57%) GCUX
3 2 (28.57%) GCWN
3 2 (28.57%) GIAC
4 1 (14.29%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (28.57%) ISO27002
2 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) Nessus
1 5 (71.43%) Nmap
2 2 (28.57%) QRadar
3 1 (14.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (14.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Splunk
2 2 (28.57%) ArcSight