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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED)
Rank 614 600 576
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -24
Contract jobs citing GCED 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.002% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.046% 0.010% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £572 - £473
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
10904 10292 9385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.31% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6732 5960 5067
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 480 434
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

GCED
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GCED within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCED within the UK over the 3 months to 5 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
England +4 5 £572 -
London -2 5 £572 -

GCED
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GCED 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 GCED.

1 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (78.57%) GIAC
3 10 (71.43%) GCIH
3 10 (71.43%) GCIA
4 9 (64.29%) Incident Management
4 9 (64.29%) Information Assurance
4 9 (64.29%) Security Architecture
4 9 (64.29%) Security Operations
5 8 (57.14%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (50.00%) Firewall
7 6 (42.86%) Unix
7 6 (42.86%) Risk Management
7 6 (42.86%) Finance
7 6 (42.86%) Network Security
7 6 (42.86%) Games
7 6 (42.86%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (35.71%) ISO27002
8 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (35.71%) CISSP
9 4 (28.57%) Information Security
9 4 (28.57%) Internet
9 4 (28.57%) Security Operations Centre
9 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 3 (21.43%) IaaS
10 3 (21.43%) SABSA
10 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (21.43%) Public Cloud
10 3 (21.43%) Data Centre

GCED
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GCED 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 GCED. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
1 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (21.43%) IaaS
2 3 (21.43%) PaaS
2 3 (21.43%) SaaS
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (50.00%) Firewall
3 6 (42.86%) Network Security
4 4 (28.57%) Internet
5 3 (21.43%) HTTP
5 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
6 2 (14.29%) LAN
6 2 (14.29%) WAN
7 1 (7.14%) DNS
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
1 6 (42.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Security Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Risk Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Security Risk Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Security Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Risk Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Cloud Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) IT Security Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Security Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) SOC Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) Regular Expression
3 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 3 (21.43%) Online Games
2 3 (21.43%) Public Cloud
3 2 (14.29%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Linux
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Incident Management
1 9 (64.29%) Information Assurance
1 9 (64.29%) Security Architecture
1 9 (64.29%) Security Operations
2 6 (42.86%) Risk Management
2 6 (42.86%) Vulnerability Management
3 4 (28.57%) Information Security
3 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (21.43%) Computer Forensics
4 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) Operations Management
4 3 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) SABSA
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) Computer Security
5 2 (14.29%) Information Security Governance
5 2 (14.29%) People Management
5 2 (14.29%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Perl
1 2 (14.29%) Python
1 2 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) GIAC
2 10 (71.43%) GCIA
2 10 (71.43%) GCIH
3 5 (35.71%) CISSP
4 3 (21.43%) GSEC
5 2 (14.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (14.29%) CCSP
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (14.29%) CSSLP
5 2 (14.29%) GCFA
5 2 (14.29%) GCFW
5 2 (14.29%) GCUX
5 2 (14.29%) GCWN
5 2 (14.29%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (35.71%) ISO27002
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Nessus
1 3 (21.43%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Splunk