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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
Rank 567 544 536
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -8
Contract jobs citing GCIA 16 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.019% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.099% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 3
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£438 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +26.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - £375
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
10280 9096 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.15% 18.89% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5979 4931 4211
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 411 548
Average hourly rate £19.45 £19.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 2015.

GCIA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GCIA
Top 22 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 30 January 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 -16 11 £425 -10.52% 14
London -9 5 £475 - 9
Scotland - 5 £450 -
South East - 2 £550 - 4
South West - 2 £388 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £388 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £550 - 1
City of London +10 1 £525 +10.52% 5
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
East of England - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Tadworth - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 3
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -

GCIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 37 (88.10%) CISSP
2 35 (83.33%) Windows
3 33 (78.57%) Firewall
4 30 (71.43%) TCP/IP
5 28 (66.67%) GIAC
6 23 (54.76%) UNIX
7 22 (52.38%) Intrusion Detection
8 20 (47.62%) Information Security
8 20 (47.62%) Linux
9 17 (40.48%) SIEM
9 17 (40.48%) Vulnerability Management
10 15 (35.71%) Security Cleared
10 15 (35.71%) SC Cleared
11 14 (33.33%) Network Security
11 14 (33.33%) SQL
12 13 (30.95%) Risk Management
13 12 (28.57%) ArcSight
13 12 (28.57%) GCIH
14 11 (26.19%) Network+ Certification
15 9 (21.43%) CNA
15 9 (21.43%) Novell Certification
15 9 (21.43%) Degree
16 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
16 8 (19.05%) Incident Management
16 8 (19.05%) Cisco
16 8 (19.05%) Finance
17 7 (16.67%) Internet
17 7 (16.67%) Juniper
17 7 (16.67%) Network Design
18 6 (14.29%) CEH

GCIA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (2.38%) MS Project
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) SaaS
2 1 (2.38%) IaaS
2 1 (2.38%) PaaS
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (78.57%) Firewall
2 30 (71.43%) TCP/IP
3 22 (52.38%) Intrusion Detection
4 14 (33.33%) Network Security
5 7 (16.67%) Internet
6 6 (14.29%) TACACS
7 2 (4.76%) VPN
7 2 (4.76%) SSL
7 2 (4.76%) FTP
8 1 (2.38%) IPsec
8 1 (2.38%) NetScreen
8 1 (2.38%) OSPF
8 1 (2.38%) BGP
8 1 (2.38%) HTTP
8 1 (2.38%) SSH
8 1 (2.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Legal
3 3 (7.14%) Games
4 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.38%) Marketing
5 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (57.14%) Analyst
2 18 (42.86%) Security Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) Information Security Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) Information Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Consultant
4 5 (11.90%) Firewall Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Security Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Information Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Information Security Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Security Specialist
7 2 (4.76%) Security Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.38%) IT Security Project Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Cyber Security Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) Network Security Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) IT Security Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) Middleware
1 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.14%) Online Games
5 1 (2.38%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.38%) PKI
5 1 (2.38%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 35 (83.33%) Windows
2 23 (54.76%) UNIX
3 20 (47.62%) Linux
4 6 (14.29%) Solaris
5 1 (2.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) Information Security
2 17 (40.48%) SIEM
2 17 (40.48%) Vulnerability Management
3 13 (30.95%) Risk Management
4 8 (19.05%) Incident Management
5 7 (16.67%) Network Design
6 6 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (14.29%) Protective Monitoring
7 5 (11.90%) Investment Management
7 5 (11.90%) Asset Management
8 4 (9.52%) Change Management
8 4 (9.52%) Cyber Security
8 4 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (7.14%) Analytics
9 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
9 3 (7.14%) ITIL
9 3 (7.14%) Information Assurance
9 3 (7.14%) Security Architecture
10 2 (4.76%) Computer Security
10 2 (4.76%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (11.90%) Python
2 5 (11.90%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (88.10%) CISSP
2 28 (66.67%) GIAC
3 15 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 15 (35.71%) SC Cleared
4 12 (28.57%) GCIH
5 11 (26.19%) Network+ Certification
6 9 (21.43%) CNA
6 9 (21.43%) Novell Certification
6 9 (21.43%) Degree
7 6 (14.29%) CEH
8 5 (11.90%) PMP
8 5 (11.90%) PMI Certification
9 2 (4.76%) CISM
10 1 (2.38%) CCNA
10 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (2.38%) MCSE
10 1 (2.38%) GCED
10 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (7.14%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.76%) QA
3 1 (2.38%) COSO
3 1 (2.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) ArcSight
2 8 (19.05%) Cisco
3 7 (16.67%) Juniper
4 6 (14.29%) Fortinet
5 5 (11.90%) CheckPoint
5 5 (11.90%) Sun
5 5 (11.90%) F5
6 4 (9.52%) Websense
7 2 (4.76%) Sourcefire
7 2 (4.76%) HP
7 2 (4.76%) LogRhythm
8 1 (2.38%) McAfee
8 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.38%) Oracle
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