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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
Rank 565 568 531
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -37
Contract jobs citing GCIA 11 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.016% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.096% 0.080% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 2
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£438 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.73% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £467 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - £425
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
11515 10002 8221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.91% 19.57% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6644 5397 4365
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.06% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 524 473 491
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £41.35 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -33.96%

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
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 2 March 2015.

GCIA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GCIA
Top 25 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 2 March 2015. 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 -31 7 £450 -5.26% 19
London +3 4 £475 - 5
Scotland - 4 £438 -
South West - 2 £388 - 3
Gloucestershire - 2 £388 - 3
City of London +5 1 £525 +10.52% 1
Hampshire - 1 £550 - 1
Cheltenham - 1 £375 - 1
South East - 1 £550 - 10
South Wales - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Fareham - - - - 1
Beaconsfield - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
North West - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Tadworth - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 7
Buckinghamshire - - - -

GCIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 25 (83.33%) CISSP
2 24 (80.00%) Windows
3 21 (70.00%) Firewall
4 19 (63.33%) TCP/IP
5 18 (60.00%) Linux
5 18 (60.00%) GIAC
6 16 (53.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 15 (50.00%) SIEM
8 14 (46.67%) UNIX
9 13 (43.33%) SC Cleared
9 13 (43.33%) Security Cleared
10 12 (40.00%) Information Security
11 11 (36.67%) Vulnerability Management
12 10 (33.33%) ArcSight
12 10 (33.33%) GCIH
13 9 (30.00%) SQL
14 8 (26.67%) Incident Management
14 8 (26.67%) Network Security
15 7 (23.33%) Degree
16 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
16 6 (20.00%) Cisco
16 6 (20.00%) Finance
17 5 (16.67%) Risk Management
17 5 (16.67%) Network+ Certification
17 5 (16.67%) Internet
17 5 (16.67%) PMP
17 5 (16.67%) PMI Certification
17 5 (16.67%) Juniper
17 5 (16.67%) Perl
17 5 (16.67%) Solaris

GCIA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Project
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) SaaS
2 1 (3.33%) PaaS
2 1 (3.33%) IaaS
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (70.00%) Firewall
2 19 (63.33%) TCP/IP
3 16 (53.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (26.67%) Network Security
5 5 (16.67%) Internet
6 4 (13.33%) TACACS
7 2 (6.67%) FTP
8 1 (3.33%) HTTP
8 1 (3.33%) VPN
8 1 (3.33%) SSL
8 1 (3.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Legal
2 3 (10.00%) Games
3 2 (6.67%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Analyst
2 11 (36.67%) Security Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Firewall Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Information Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Security Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Security Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Security Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
1 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (10.00%) Online Games
5 1 (3.33%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.33%) Equities
5 1 (3.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 24 (80.00%) Windows
2 18 (60.00%) Linux
3 14 (46.67%) UNIX
4 5 (16.67%) Solaris
5 1 (3.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) SIEM
2 12 (40.00%) Information Security
3 11 (36.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 8 (26.67%) Incident Management
5 5 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 5 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (13.33%) Cyber Security
6 4 (13.33%) Protective Monitoring
6 4 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (13.33%) Change Management
6 4 (13.33%) Asset Management
7 3 (10.00%) ITIL
7 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (10.00%) Analytics
7 3 (10.00%) Information Assurance
7 3 (10.00%) Security Architecture
8 2 (6.67%) Computer Security
8 2 (6.67%) Data Management
8 2 (6.67%) Network Design
9 1 (3.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) Python
2 5 (16.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (83.33%) CISSP
2 18 (60.00%) GIAC
3 13 (43.33%) SC Cleared
3 13 (43.33%) Security Cleared
4 10 (33.33%) GCIH
5 7 (23.33%) Degree
6 5 (16.67%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (16.67%) PMP
6 5 (16.67%) PMI Certification
7 4 (13.33%) CEH
8 3 (10.00%) CNA
8 3 (10.00%) Novell Certification
9 2 (6.67%) CISM
10 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (3.33%) MCSE
10 1 (3.33%) CCNA
10 1 (3.33%) GCED
10 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.67%) QA
3 1 (3.33%) COSO
3 1 (3.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) ArcSight
2 6 (20.00%) Cisco
3 5 (16.67%) Juniper
4 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
4 4 (13.33%) Fortinet
4 4 (13.33%) F5
5 2 (6.67%) LogRhythm
5 2 (6.67%) Websense
5 2 (6.67%) Sourcefire
5 2 (6.67%) Sun
5 2 (6.67%) HP
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.33%) McAfee
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle