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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
Rank 581 556 583
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +27
Contract jobs citing GCIA 9 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.027% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.086% 0.15% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
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£450 £315 £453
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -30.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £280 £453
% change year-on-year
+60.71% -38.12%
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
10437 9063 9816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.08% 17.78% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5894 4875 5067
Average daily rate £375 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 500 612
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.87 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% -0.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%

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 23 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 24 July 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
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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 -25 5 - - 8
London +6 3 - - 1
North West -5 1 - -
South East - - - - 7
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bathgate - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Livingston - - - -
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - - 4
Stevenage - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 7
Hertfordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - -

GCIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 11 (100.00%) CISSP
2 9 (81.82%) SIEM
3 6 (54.55%) GIAC
4 5 (45.45%) GCIH
4 5 (45.45%) Wireshark
4 5 (45.45%) Analytics
5 4 (36.36%) GCFW
5 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (36.36%) GCWN
5 4 (36.36%) Firewall
5 4 (36.36%) UNIX
5 4 (36.36%) Windows
5 4 (36.36%) Linux
5 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
6 3 (27.27%) Cisco
6 3 (27.27%) IBM
6 3 (27.27%) Juniper
6 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
6 3 (27.27%) Internet
6 3 (27.27%) Wireless
6 3 (27.27%) PKI
6 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
6 3 (27.27%) Trend Micro
6 3 (27.27%) Sourcefire
6 3 (27.27%) Use Case
7 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
7 2 (18.18%) Finance
8 1 (9.09%) Legal
8 1 (9.09%) Migration

GCIA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 5 (45.45%) Wireshark
2 4 (36.36%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 3 (27.27%) Internet
3 3 (27.27%) Wireless
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Analyst
1 10 (90.91%) Security Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Security Operations Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Information Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Build Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) PKI
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) Fixed Income
3 1 (9.09%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) UNIX
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) SIEM
2 5 (45.45%) Analytics
3 3 (27.27%) Use Case
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security
4 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design
4 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) CISSP
2 6 (54.55%) GIAC
3 5 (45.45%) GCIH
4 4 (36.36%) GCFW
4 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 4 (36.36%) GCWN
5 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
6 1 (9.09%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (9.09%) CISA
6 1 (9.09%) CNA
6 1 (9.09%) Novell Certification
6 1 (9.09%) CEH
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco
1 3 (27.27%) IBM
1 3 (27.27%) Juniper
1 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
1 3 (27.27%) Trend Micro
1 3 (27.27%) Sourcefire
2 1 (9.09%) Sun