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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
Rank 599 598 579
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -19
Contract jobs citing GCIA 27 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.027% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.13% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 5
Average daily rate £455 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.11% -5.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £438 -
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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
10906 10502 9640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.28% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6716 6074 5197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 490 442
Average hourly rate £38.25 £20.00 £18.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.25% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +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 11 February 2016.

GCIA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GCIA
Top 14 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 11 February 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 historical trends)
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 +14 26 £455 +1.11% 16
London +14 12 £455 -4.21% 9
South East +25 10 £525 -4.54% 4
Hampshire +7 4 £588 +6.81%
Basingstoke +3 4 £588 +6.81%
Sheffield - 4 £455 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £455 -
Yorkshire - 4 £455 - 2
Berkshire - 4 £380 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Reading - 2 £380 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Newbury - 1 £525 -
Slough - 1 - -

GCIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 44 (83.02%) Intrusion Detection
2 38 (71.70%) GCIH
3 32 (60.38%) CISSP
4 30 (56.60%) SIEM
5 29 (54.72%) Windows
6 26 (49.06%) Security Operations
7 23 (43.40%) Linux
7 23 (43.40%) Incident Management
8 22 (41.51%) Analytical Skills
9 21 (39.62%) Information Security
10 20 (37.74%) HTTP
10 20 (37.74%) TCP/IP
10 20 (37.74%) Analytics
11 19 (35.85%) RSA Security Analytics
11 19 (35.85%) CEH
12 17 (32.08%) PCI DSS
12 17 (32.08%) Unix
13 16 (30.19%) ArcSight
14 15 (28.30%) Nmap
14 15 (28.30%) GSEC
14 15 (28.30%) Nessus
14 15 (28.30%) Security Operations Centre
15 13 (24.53%) Cyberthreat
15 13 (24.53%) Metasploit
15 13 (24.53%) Finance
15 13 (24.53%) Firewall
16 12 (22.64%) Management Information System
16 12 (22.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 12 (22.64%) Solaris
16 12 (22.64%) NetWitness

GCIA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
1 5 (9.43%) MS Project
1 5 (9.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.66%) IaaS
1 3 (5.66%) PaaS
1 3 (5.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (83.02%) Intrusion Detection
2 20 (37.74%) HTTP
2 20 (37.74%) TCP/IP
3 13 (24.53%) Firewall
4 10 (18.87%) Network Security
5 8 (15.09%) SSL
6 7 (13.21%) SSH
6 7 (13.21%) VPN
7 4 (7.55%) Internet
8 1 (1.89%) DNS
8 1 (1.89%) IPsec
8 1 (1.89%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 13 (24.53%) Metasploit
General
1 13 (24.53%) Finance
2 6 (11.32%) Games
3 5 (9.43%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Brand Awareness
4 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Legal
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Military
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (77.36%) Analyst
2 29 (54.72%) Security Analyst
3 18 (33.96%) SOC Analyst
4 8 (15.09%) ArcSight Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Senior Security Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Incident Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Security Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Splunk Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Risk Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Security Risk Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Consultant
9 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Operational Security Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Operations Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Security Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Security Operations Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Risk Analyst
10 1 (1.89%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) Middleware
2 3 (5.66%) Regular Expression
2 3 (5.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (41.51%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (28.30%) Security Operations Centre
3 13 (24.53%) Cyberthreat
4 12 (22.64%) Management Information System
5 8 (15.09%) Data Centre
5 8 (15.09%) PKI
6 3 (5.66%) Online Games
6 3 (5.66%) Public Cloud
7 2 (3.77%) CESG
8 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.89%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.89%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 29 (54.72%) Windows
2 23 (43.40%) Linux
3 17 (32.08%) Unix
4 12 (22.64%) Solaris
5 7 (13.21%) AIX
6 1 (1.89%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (56.60%) SIEM
2 26 (49.06%) Security Operations
3 23 (43.40%) Incident Management
4 21 (39.62%) Information Security
5 20 (37.74%) Analytics
6 11 (20.75%) Information Management
7 10 (18.87%) ITIL
8 9 (16.98%) Operations Management
9 8 (15.09%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (13.21%) Digital Forensics
10 7 (13.21%) Document Management
10 7 (13.21%) Information Assurance
10 7 (13.21%) Network Architecture
10 7 (13.21%) Security Architecture
10 7 (13.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 6 (11.32%) Cybersecurity
12 5 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (9.43%) Mentoring
12 5 (9.43%) Patch Management
12 5 (9.43%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) C#
1 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.77%) Python
1 2 (3.77%) SQL
1 2 (3.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (71.70%) GCIH
2 32 (60.38%) CISSP
3 19 (35.85%) CEH
4 15 (28.30%) GSEC
5 11 (20.75%) GIAC
6 10 (18.87%) GCED
7 7 (13.21%) Degree
8 4 (7.55%) SANS
9 3 (5.66%) GCFA
9 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
10 2 (3.77%) CISM
10 2 (3.77%) CREST Certified
10 2 (3.77%) GCFE
10 2 (3.77%) GCFW
10 2 (3.77%) GCUX
10 2 (3.77%) GCWN
10 2 (3.77%) GREM
10 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.89%) ECIH
11 1 (1.89%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (32.08%) PCI DSS
2 12 (22.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (9.43%) COBIT
3 5 (9.43%) COSO
3 5 (9.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (9.43%) SAS 70
4 3 (5.66%) ISO27002
5 2 (3.77%) ISO22301
6 1 (1.89%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.89%) Snort
Systems Management
1 19 (35.85%) RSA Security Analytics
2 15 (28.30%) Nessus
2 15 (28.30%) Nmap
3 11 (20.75%) QRadar
4 8 (15.09%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 16 (30.19%) ArcSight
2 12 (22.64%) NetWitness
3 10 (18.87%) F5
3 10 (18.87%) Qualys
4 9 (16.98%) Splunk
5 8 (15.09%) Fortinet
5 8 (15.09%) Juniper
5 8 (15.09%) Sourcefire
5 8 (15.09%) Symantec
6 7 (13.21%) Cisco
6 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
7 5 (9.43%) Intel Security
8 3 (5.66%) HP
9 2 (3.77%) LogRhythm
9 2 (3.77%) TippingPoint
10 1 (1.89%) BMC
10 1 (1.89%) Remedy
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