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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
Rank 627 629 612
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -17
Contract jobs citing GCIA 16 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.012% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.066% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 5
Median daily rate £550 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £523 £410 £450
% change year-on-year
+27.43% -8.88%
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
11724 10585 10403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.83% 18.89% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7320 6199 5997
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £545 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 549 491
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.12 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.08% +26.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.92 £50.00 £43.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +20.00%

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 29 June 2016.

GCIA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GCIA
Top 11 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 29 June 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
(Click see detailed
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 +4 16 £550 +4.76% 12
South East +8 12 £523 - 2
Hampshire +12 6 £726 - 2
Basingstoke 0 6 £726 -
London +3 4 £625 +19.09% 7
Berkshire - 4 £380 -
Reading - 3 £380 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
City of London - 1 £500 - 2
Slough - 1 £445 -

GCIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 41 (80.39%) GCIH
2 40 (78.43%) CISSP
3 35 (68.63%) Intrusion Detection
4 29 (56.86%) Information Security
5 24 (47.06%) SIEM
5 24 (47.06%) Cybersecurity
6 22 (43.14%) Security Operations
6 22 (43.14%) TCP/IP
7 18 (35.29%) CEH
8 17 (33.33%) Windows
9 16 (31.37%) Incident Management
9 16 (31.37%) ArcSight
10 15 (29.41%) Analytics
10 15 (29.41%) PCI DSS
10 15 (29.41%) GIAC
11 14 (27.45%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (27.45%) Cyberthreat
11 14 (27.45%) NetWitness
11 14 (27.45%) RSA Security Analytics
12 13 (25.49%) CISM
13 12 (23.53%) Firewall
13 12 (23.53%) HTTP
13 12 (23.53%) GSEC
14 11 (21.57%) Degree
14 11 (21.57%) Unix
14 11 (21.57%) Linux
14 11 (21.57%) Security Operations Centre
14 11 (21.57%) Splunk
15 10 (19.61%) Management Information System
15 10 (19.61%) Finance

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 8 (15.69%) MS Project
1 8 (15.69%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 35 (68.63%) Intrusion Detection
2 22 (43.14%) TCP/IP
3 12 (23.53%) Firewall
3 12 (23.53%) HTTP
4 8 (15.69%) Network Security
5 5 (9.80%) VPN
6 4 (7.84%) SSL
7 3 (5.88%) Internet
7 3 (5.88%) SSH
8 2 (3.92%) WAN
9 1 (1.96%) DNS
9 1 (1.96%) IPsec
9 1 (1.96%) LAN
9 1 (1.96%) LDAP
9 1 (1.96%) SMTP
9 1 (1.96%) tcpdump
9 1 (1.96%) Wireless
9 1 (1.96%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (19.61%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Legal
3 3 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 3 (5.88%) Retail
3 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Brand Awareness
4 1 (1.96%) Games
4 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (76.47%) Analyst
2 24 (47.06%) Security Analyst
3 13 (25.49%) SOC Analyst
4 9 (17.65%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 8 (15.69%) ArcSight Analyst
6 6 (11.76%) Incident Analyst
7 5 (9.80%) Consultant
7 5 (9.80%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (9.80%) Senior Security Analyst
7 5 (9.80%) Splunk Analyst
8 4 (7.84%) Information Analyst
8 4 (7.84%) Information Security Analyst
8 4 (7.84%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
8 4 (7.84%) Vulnerability Analyst
9 3 (5.88%) Malware Analyst
9 3 (5.88%) Security Consultant
9 3 (5.88%) Security Manager
10 2 (3.92%) Junior
10 2 (3.92%) Network Analyst
10 2 (3.92%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (27.45%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (27.45%) Cyberthreat
2 11 (21.57%) Security Operations Centre
3 10 (19.61%) Management Information System
4 5 (9.80%) iPad
5 4 (7.84%) PKI
5 4 (7.84%) SCADA
6 3 (5.88%) Data Centre
6 3 (5.88%) Equities
6 3 (5.88%) Fixed Income
7 2 (3.92%) CESG
7 2 (3.92%) Smart Meter
8 1 (1.96%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.96%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.96%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (1.96%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (33.33%) Windows
2 11 (21.57%) Linux
2 11 (21.57%) Unix
3 4 (7.84%) Solaris
4 3 (5.88%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (56.86%) Information Security
2 24 (47.06%) Cybersecurity
2 24 (47.06%) SIEM
3 22 (43.14%) Security Operations
4 16 (31.37%) Incident Management
5 15 (29.41%) Analytics
6 9 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (17.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 8 (15.69%) Information Management
7 8 (15.69%) ITIL
7 8 (15.69%) Mentoring
7 8 (15.69%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (13.73%) Security Architecture
8 7 (13.73%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (11.76%) Digital Forensics
9 6 (11.76%) Ethical Hacking
10 5 (9.80%) Computer Forensics
11 4 (7.84%) Risk Analysis
11 4 (7.84%) Risk Management
11 4 (7.84%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.73%) C#
1 7 (13.73%) Python
2 6 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 6 (11.76%) VB
3 3 (5.88%) SQL
4 2 (3.92%) Java
5 1 (1.96%) C
5 1 (1.96%) C++
Qualifications
1 41 (80.39%) GCIH
2 40 (78.43%) CISSP
3 18 (35.29%) CEH
4 15 (29.41%) GIAC
5 13 (25.49%) CISM
6 12 (23.53%) GSEC
7 11 (21.57%) Degree
8 8 (15.69%) SANS
8 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
9 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
10 4 (7.84%) CREST Certified
10 4 (7.84%) ISSAP
11 3 (5.88%) CNA
11 3 (5.88%) GCED
11 3 (5.88%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (5.88%) Novell Certification
12 2 (3.92%) GCFE
12 2 (3.92%) GREM
13 1 (1.96%) ECIH
13 1 (1.96%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (29.41%) PCI DSS
2 10 (19.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (9.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (7.84%) COBIT
4 4 (7.84%) RMADS
5 3 (5.88%) COSO
5 3 (5.88%) SAS 70
6 2 (3.92%) ISO22301
7 1 (1.96%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (1.96%) ISO27002
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.88%) Snort
Systems Management
1 14 (27.45%) RSA Security Analytics
2 9 (17.65%) Nessus
2 9 (17.65%) QRadar
3 8 (15.69%) Nmap
4 5 (9.80%) RSA Archer
5 4 (7.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (5.88%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 16 (31.37%) ArcSight
2 14 (27.45%) NetWitness
3 11 (21.57%) Splunk
4 9 (17.65%) Qualys
5 6 (11.76%) Intel Security
6 4 (7.84%) F5
7 3 (5.88%) Cisco
7 3 (5.88%) FireEye
7 3 (5.88%) LogRhythm
7 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
7 3 (5.88%) Sourcefire
7 3 (5.88%) Sun
8 2 (3.92%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.92%) Forcepoint
8 2 (3.92%) HP
9 1 (1.96%) BMC
9 1 (1.96%) BT
9 1 (1.96%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.96%) Juniper
9 1 (1.96%) Tripwire