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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
Rank 596 575 542
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -33
Contract jobs citing GCIA 11 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.013% 0.015%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.068% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
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£525 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £415 £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £450 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £450 -
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -
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
10329 10256 8594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.07% 19.48% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5893 5990 4605
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 531 468
Average hourly rate £24.12 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.60% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 2015.

GCIA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GCIA
Top 8 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 22 May 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 -21 10 £525 +23.52% 45
London -6 5 £525 +31.25% 8
Hampshire - 4 £451 - 3
South East - 4 £451 - 29
Basingstoke - 3 - - 2
Bristol - 1 - -
Hook - 1 £451 -
South West - 1 - - 4

GCIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 17 (70.83%) Linux
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
1 17 (70.83%) Intrusion Detection
2 15 (62.50%) CISSP
2 15 (62.50%) SIEM
3 14 (58.33%) GCIH
4 13 (54.17%) Information Security
5 12 (50.00%) Incident Management
6 10 (41.67%) GIAC
7 9 (37.50%) Firewall
7 9 (37.50%) UNIX
8 8 (33.33%) Finance
8 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 7 (29.17%) PCI DSS
9 7 (29.17%) ArcSight
9 7 (29.17%) Games
9 7 (29.17%) Perl
9 7 (29.17%) Python
9 7 (29.17%) PMP
9 7 (29.17%) PMI Certification
10 6 (25.00%) ITIL
10 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
10 6 (25.00%) Snort
10 6 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (25.00%) Analytics
10 6 (25.00%) Cyber Security
10 6 (25.00%) Degree
10 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (20.83%) Mentoring

GCIA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (16.67%) MS Project
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) IaaS
1 2 (8.33%) SaaS
1 2 (8.33%) PaaS
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (70.83%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (37.50%) Firewall
3 4 (16.67%) HTTP
3 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (16.67%) VPN
3 4 (16.67%) SSL
3 4 (16.67%) SSH
4 3 (12.50%) Network Security
5 2 (8.33%) Internet
6 1 (4.17%) FTP
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Games
3 4 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Security Operations Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Incident Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Security Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) IT Security Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Technology Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Operations Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Network Security Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Security Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Network Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Security Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Middleware
2 2 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.67%) PKI
3 3 (12.50%) Online Games
4 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (8.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Linux
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) UNIX
3 4 (16.67%) AIX
3 4 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) SIEM
2 13 (54.17%) Information Security
3 12 (50.00%) Incident Management
4 6 (25.00%) ITIL
4 6 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (25.00%) Analytics
4 6 (25.00%) Cyber Security
5 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
5 5 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (20.83%) Security Architecture
5 5 (20.83%) Information Assurance
5 5 (20.83%) Change Management
6 4 (16.67%) PRINCE
6 4 (16.67%) Information Security Management
6 4 (16.67%) Security Management
6 4 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (16.67%) Document Management
6 4 (16.67%) Digital Forensics
6 4 (16.67%) Network Architecture
6 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) Perl
1 7 (29.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (62.50%) CISSP
2 14 (58.33%) GCIH
3 10 (41.67%) GIAC
4 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 7 (29.17%) PMP
5 7 (29.17%) PMI Certification
6 6 (25.00%) Degree
7 2 (8.33%) CISM
7 2 (8.33%) GCED
8 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) PCI DSS
2 5 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (16.67%) COBIT
3 4 (16.67%) COSO
4 2 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) ArcSight
2 5 (20.83%) Cisco
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.67%) McAfee
4 2 (8.33%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) Sourcefire
4 2 (8.33%) LogRhythm
5 1 (4.17%) Juniper