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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED)
Rank 577 554 -
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -
Contract jobs citing GCED 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.006% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.010% 0.033% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £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
10222 9072 7897
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.15% 18.62% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5961 4943 4163
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 428 558
Average hourly rate £19.45 £18.70 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.01% -18.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) GSEC
2 2 (66.67%) CSSLP
2 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) CISA
2 2 (66.67%) CISM
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) IaaS
3 1 (33.33%) SABSA
3 1 (33.33%) GCIA
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Games
3 1 (33.33%) GIAC
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (33.33%) Online Games
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) SaaS
3 1 (33.33%) PaaS
3 1 (33.33%) GCIH

GCED
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) IaaS
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
1 1 (33.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Information Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Security Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Security Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) SABSA
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance
3 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) GSEC
1 2 (66.67%) CSSLP
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) CISA
1 2 (66.67%) CISM
2 1 (33.33%) GCIA
2 1 (33.33%) GIAC
2 1 (33.33%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001