The table below looks at the statistics for GCFW in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GCFW over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
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Contract jobs citing GCFW 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - -
As % of the Qualifications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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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
11690 8879 9127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.49% 17.08% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6593 4997 4784
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 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 528 382 565
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%

GCFW
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GCFW within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

GCFW Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GCFW
Daily Rate Trend

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

GCFW Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GCFW
Top 25 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GCFW 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 GCFW.

1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) GIAC
1 2 (100.00%) GCIA
1 2 (100.00%) GCWN
1 2 (100.00%) Sourcefire
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Trend Micro
1 2 (100.00%) PKI
1 2 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) SIEM
2 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System

GCFW
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GCFW 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 GCFW. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Security Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Operations Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Security Operations Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) PKI
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) GIAC
1 2 (100.00%) GCIA
1 2 (100.00%) GCWN
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Sourcefire
1 2 (100.00%) Trend Micro