The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 September 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
Rank 637 629 613
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -16
Contract jobs citing GCIA 18 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.044% 0.043%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.22% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 16
Median daily rate £600 £418 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.71% -12.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £362 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £820 £560 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £523 £399 £510
% change year-on-year
+31.03% -21.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
11049 11166 11439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 19.52% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6828 6732 6334
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 528 490
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £47.30 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

GCIA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing GCIA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GCIA within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

GCIA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GCIA
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCIA within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 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
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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +5 17 £600 +43.71% 11
South East +21 11 £523 +37.50% 5
Milton Keynes - 7 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 £400 -
London -17 5 £900 +98.89% 2
Hampshire +10 3 £650 +40.54%
City of London +15 1 - - 1
South West +13 1 - - 1
Basingstoke +8 1 - -
Berkshire +5 1 £445 +17.10% 4
Bristol +2 1 - -
Slough 0 1 £445 +6.58%

GCIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing GCIA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for GCIA.

1 30 (88.24%) GCIH
2 29 (85.29%) CISSP
3 28 (82.35%) Cybersecurity
4 22 (64.71%) Intrusion Detection
5 18 (52.94%) Security Operations
6 17 (50.00%) Information Security
7 15 (44.12%) CEH
8 14 (41.18%) Degree
9 13 (38.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 13 (38.24%) CISM
10 12 (35.29%) GIAC
10 12 (35.29%) Windows
10 12 (35.29%) SIEM
11 11 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (32.35%) Finance
12 10 (29.41%) Management Information System
12 10 (29.41%) MS Project
12 10 (29.41%) MS Visio
12 10 (29.41%) Cyberthreat
12 10 (29.41%) NetWitness
12 10 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (26.47%) Vulnerability Management
13 9 (26.47%) Analytics
13 9 (26.47%) Mentoring
13 9 (26.47%) RSA Security Analytics
13 9 (26.47%) Ethical Hacking
13 9 (26.47%) Network Security
13 9 (26.47%) PowerShell
13 9 (26.47%) Python
13 9 (26.47%) C#

GCIA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 10 (29.41%) MS Project
1 10 (29.41%) MS Visio
2 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (64.71%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (26.47%) Firewall
2 9 (26.47%) Network Security
3 8 (23.53%) TCP/IP
4 7 (20.59%) HTTP
5 6 (17.65%) VPN
6 5 (14.71%) SSH
6 5 (14.71%) SSL
7 1 (2.94%) DNS
7 1 (2.94%) SMTP
7 1 (2.94%) tcpdump
7 1 (2.94%) WAN
7 1 (2.94%) Wireshark
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Financial Institution
3 3 (8.82%) Legal
3 3 (8.82%) Military
3 3 (8.82%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (79.41%) Analyst
2 16 (47.06%) Security Analyst
3 14 (41.18%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 9 (26.47%) Incident Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Security Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Vulnerability Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Information Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Information Security Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Junior
6 3 (8.82%) Junior Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Junior Security Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Forensic Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Malware Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Information Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Network Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Security Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (29.41%) Cyberthreat
2 10 (29.41%) Management Information System
3 8 (23.53%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (17.65%) Data Centre
5 5 (14.71%) PKI
6 3 (8.82%) Equities
6 3 (8.82%) Fixed Income
6 3 (8.82%) iPad
7 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.94%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (2.94%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 12 (35.29%) Windows
2 8 (23.53%) Linux
3 5 (14.71%) AIX
3 5 (14.71%) Solaris
4 4 (11.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (82.35%) Cybersecurity
2 18 (52.94%) Security Operations
3 17 (50.00%) Information Security
4 13 (38.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 12 (35.29%) SIEM
6 10 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (26.47%) Analytics
7 9 (26.47%) Ethical Hacking
7 9 (26.47%) Mentoring
7 9 (26.47%) Vulnerability Management
8 8 (23.53%) Digital Forensics
8 8 (23.53%) Incident Management
8 8 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (20.59%) Computer Forensics
9 7 (20.59%) Risk Management
10 6 (17.65%) ITIL
11 5 (14.71%) Change Management
11 5 (14.71%) Document Management
11 5 (14.71%) Network Architecture
11 5 (14.71%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) C#
1 9 (26.47%) PowerShell
1 9 (26.47%) Python
1 9 (26.47%) VB
2 3 (8.82%) SQL
3 2 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (88.24%) GCIH
2 29 (85.29%) CISSP
3 15 (44.12%) CEH
4 14 (41.18%) Degree
5 13 (38.24%) CISM
6 12 (35.29%) GIAC
7 7 (20.59%) SANS
8 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
9 3 (8.82%) CNA
9 3 (8.82%) GSEC
9 3 (8.82%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (8.82%) Novell Certification
10 2 (5.88%) GWAPT
10 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
11 1 (2.94%) GCFE
11 1 (2.94%) MOS
11 1 (2.94%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) PCI DSS
2 6 (17.65%) COBIT
3 5 (14.71%) COSO
3 5 (14.71%) SAS 70
4 3 (8.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (26.47%) RSA Security Analytics
2 6 (17.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (8.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (2.94%) Nessus
4 1 (2.94%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) NetWitness
2 8 (23.53%) Intel Security
3 6 (17.65%) Qualys
4 5 (14.71%) ArcSight
4 5 (14.71%) Cisco
4 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.82%) LogRhythm
5 3 (8.82%) Sun
6 2 (5.88%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.94%) F5
7 1 (2.94%) HP
7 1 (2.94%) Juniper
7 1 (2.94%) Sourcefire
7 1 (2.94%) Splunk
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