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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Firewall Analyst (GCFW)
Rank 626 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GCFW 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.018% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
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
10933 10463 9390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.25% 20.28% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6766 6053 5069
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 500 487 434
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.87 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +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 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCFW within the UK over the 3 months to 8 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
London - 2 - -
England - 2 - -

GCFW
Top 23 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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%) HTTP
1 2 (100.00%) GCIA
1 2 (100.00%) GSEC
1 2 (100.00%) GCIH
1 2 (100.00%) GCWN
1 2 (100.00%) GCUX
1 2 (100.00%) Nessus
1 2 (100.00%) Nmap
1 2 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) Metasploit
1 2 (100.00%) GCED
1 2 (100.00%) Regular Expression
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (50.00%) Splunk
2 1 (50.00%) Information Management
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware

GCFW
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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%) HTTP
1 2 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Metasploit
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Regular Expression
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Information Management
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) GCED
1 2 (100.00%) GCIA
1 2 (100.00%) GCIH
1 2 (100.00%) GCUX
1 2 (100.00%) GCWN
1 2 (100.00%) GSEC
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Nessus
1 2 (100.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Splunk