The first table below looks at the demand for GCIA in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GCIA over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
Rank 594 549 586
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +37
Contract jobs citing GCIA 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.004% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.018% 0.023% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £425 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10937 8810 10503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.45% 18.17% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6204 4687 5415
Average daily rate £375 £370 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 550 474 578
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £51.50 £45.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-13.97% -6.06%

GCIA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

GCIA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GCIA
Daily Rate Trend

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

GCIA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GCIA
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCIA within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -50 2 £425 -10.52%
London -19 1 £400 -15.78%
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -

GCIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GCIA 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 GCIA.

1 9 (81.82%) GIAC
2 8 (72.73%) CISSP
2 8 (72.73%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (54.55%) Finance
3 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
3 6 (54.55%) UNIX
3 6 (54.55%) Windows
3 6 (54.55%) Linux
4 5 (45.45%) CNA
4 5 (45.45%) Novell Certification
4 5 (45.45%) Risk Management
4 5 (45.45%) Firewall
4 5 (45.45%) Information Security
4 5 (45.45%) GCIH
4 5 (45.45%) Network+ Certification
5 4 (36.36%) Network Design
5 4 (36.36%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) Network Security
6 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
6 3 (27.27%) Information Assurance
6 3 (27.27%) Security Architecture
6 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
6 3 (27.27%) GCED
6 3 (27.27%) Legal
6 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
6 3 (27.27%) Sun
6 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
6 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
6 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001

GCIA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GCIA 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 GCIA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
2 5 (45.45%) Firewall
3 4 (36.36%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (36.36%) Network Security
4 2 (18.18%) Wireshark
4 2 (18.18%) HTTP
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Legal
2 3 (27.27%) Games
3 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
3 2 (18.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Security Analyst
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) IT Security Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Team Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Fixed Income
2 2 (18.18%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) UNIX
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Vulnerability Management
2 5 (45.45%) Risk Management
2 5 (45.45%) Information Security
3 4 (36.36%) Network Design
4 3 (27.27%) Information Assurance
4 3 (27.27%) Security Architecture
4 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
4 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
4 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
5 2 (18.18%) SIEM
5 2 (18.18%) Analytics
6 1 (9.09%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) GIAC
2 8 (72.73%) CISSP
3 5 (45.45%) CNA
3 5 (45.45%) Novell Certification
3 5 (45.45%) GCIH
3 5 (45.45%) Network+ Certification
4 3 (27.27%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
1 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Sun