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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
Rank 628 643 619
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -24
Contract jobs citing GCIA 16 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.021% 0.028%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 11
Median daily rate £445 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £335 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £809 £660 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+20.71% -5.40%
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
11048 11070 10828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.44% 19.25% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6887 6638 6154
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £353
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +6.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 529 460
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.06 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.71
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +14.18%

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 August 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 August 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 +10 15 £445 -11.00% 11
South East +20 10 £423 +27.54% 5
Milton Keynes - 7 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 £400 -
London -18 4 £900 +71.42% 2
Hampshire +11 2 - - 3
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Slough +7 1 £445 +42.40%
Berkshire +5 1 £445 +42.40% 2
South West +4 1 - - 2
Bristol 0 1 - -

GCIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 35 (89.74%) GCIH
2 33 (84.62%) CISSP
3 28 (71.79%) Cybersecurity
4 22 (56.41%) Information Security
5 21 (53.85%) Intrusion Detection
6 18 (46.15%) GIAC
6 18 (46.15%) Security Operations
7 17 (43.59%) CISM
8 16 (41.03%) CEH
9 13 (33.33%) Degree
9 13 (33.33%) Windows
10 12 (30.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 12 (30.77%) SIEM
11 11 (28.21%) Network Security
11 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
11 11 (28.21%) Firewall
11 11 (28.21%) Management Information System
12 10 (25.64%) Finance
12 10 (25.64%) C#
12 10 (25.64%) Python
12 10 (25.64%) Cyberthreat
13 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (23.08%) Vulnerability Management
13 9 (23.08%) SANS
13 9 (23.08%) Security Operations Centre
13 9 (23.08%) VB
13 9 (23.08%) Incident Management
13 9 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
13 9 (23.08%) PowerShell

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 (20.51%) MS Project
1 8 (20.51%) MS Visio
2 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (53.85%) Intrusion Detection
2 11 (28.21%) Firewall
2 11 (28.21%) Network Security
2 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
3 5 (12.82%) VPN
4 4 (10.26%) HTTP
5 3 (7.69%) SSH
5 3 (7.69%) SSL
6 2 (5.13%) Internet
6 2 (5.13%) WAN
7 1 (2.56%) DNS
7 1 (2.56%) LAN
7 1 (2.56%) LDAP
7 1 (2.56%) SMTP
7 1 (2.56%) tcpdump
7 1 (2.56%) Wireless
7 1 (2.56%) Wireshark
General
1 10 (25.64%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Financial Institution
3 3 (7.69%) Legal
3 3 (7.69%) Military
3 3 (7.69%) Retail
4 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (69.23%) Analyst
2 18 (46.15%) Security Analyst
3 14 (35.90%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) Incident Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Consultant
6 4 (10.26%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Senior Security Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Vulnerability Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Information Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Information Security Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Junior
7 3 (7.69%) Junior Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Junior Security Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Malware Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Security Consultant
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Forensic Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Network Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Network Security Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Management Information System
2 10 (25.64%) Cyberthreat
3 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (23.08%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (10.26%) SCADA
5 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
5 3 (7.69%) Equities
5 3 (7.69%) Fixed Income
5 3 (7.69%) iPad
5 3 (7.69%) PKI
6 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.56%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (2.56%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Windows
2 8 (20.51%) Linux
3 6 (15.38%) Unix
4 3 (7.69%) AIX
4 3 (7.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (71.79%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (56.41%) Information Security
3 18 (46.15%) Security Operations
4 12 (30.77%) SIEM
4 12 (30.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 9 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (23.08%) Ethical Hacking
5 9 (23.08%) Incident Management
5 9 (23.08%) Vulnerability Management
6 8 (20.51%) Computer Forensics
6 8 (20.51%) Mentoring
6 8 (20.51%) Risk Management
7 7 (17.95%) Analytics
8 6 (15.38%) Digital Forensics
8 6 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (15.38%) Security Architecture
9 5 (12.82%) ITIL
9 5 (12.82%) Service Management
10 4 (10.26%) Business Continuity
10 4 (10.26%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) C#
1 10 (25.64%) Python
2 9 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 9 (23.08%) VB
3 3 (7.69%) SQL
4 2 (5.13%) C
5 1 (2.56%) C++
5 1 (2.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 35 (89.74%) GCIH
2 33 (84.62%) CISSP
3 18 (46.15%) GIAC
4 17 (43.59%) CISM
5 16 (41.03%) CEH
6 13 (33.33%) Degree
7 9 (23.08%) SANS
7 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
8 7 (17.95%) GSEC
8 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
9 4 (10.26%) ISSAP
10 3 (7.69%) CNA
10 3 (7.69%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (7.69%) Novell Certification
11 2 (5.13%) GWAPT
12 1 (2.56%) CompTIA Security+
12 1 (2.56%) CREST Certified
12 1 (2.56%) GCED
12 1 (2.56%) GCFE
12 1 (2.56%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) PCI DSS
2 4 (10.26%) COBIT
2 4 (10.26%) RMADS
3 3 (7.69%) COSO
3 3 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (7.69%) SAS 70
4 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (2.56%) ISO27002
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.26%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 7 (17.95%) RSA Security Analytics
2 3 (7.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (2.56%) Nessus
3 1 (2.56%) RSA Archer
3 1 (2.56%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) NetWitness
2 6 (15.38%) ArcSight
2 6 (15.38%) Intel Security
2 6 (15.38%) Qualys
3 4 (10.26%) LogRhythm
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco
4 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.69%) Sun
5 2 (5.13%) Blue Coat
5 2 (5.13%) Splunk
6 1 (2.56%) F5
6 1 (2.56%) HP
6 1 (2.56%) Juniper
6 1 (2.56%) Sourcefire
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