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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
UK
Rank 593 584 606
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +22
Contract jobs citing GCIA 3 34 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.066% 0.025%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.032% 0.31% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 23 9
Median daily rate £425 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.59% +1.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £455 £438
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
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
9429 10881 10552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.79% 21.28% 20.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6082 6726 6034
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 445 499
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +78.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

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
Top 3 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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +14 3 £425 -6.59% 13
London -7 3 £425 -6.59% 3
City of London - 3 £425 - 1

GCIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 13 (86.67%) CISSP
1 13 (86.67%) GCIH
2 12 (80.00%) Information Security
3 11 (73.33%) Windows
3 11 (73.33%) Finance
3 11 (73.33%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (66.67%) Security Operations
4 10 (66.67%) CISM
4 10 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (66.67%) Linux
5 9 (60.00%) GIAC
5 9 (60.00%) Data Centre
6 8 (53.33%) SANS
6 8 (53.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 8 (53.33%) Firewall
6 8 (53.33%) Management Information System
6 8 (53.33%) Asset Management
6 8 (53.33%) Unix
6 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
7 7 (46.67%) CNA
7 7 (46.67%) Novell Certification
7 7 (46.67%) Sun
7 7 (46.67%) SQL
7 7 (46.67%) Network Design
7 7 (46.67%) Retail
7 7 (46.67%) Risk Management
7 7 (46.67%) Legal
7 7 (46.67%) Network+ Certification
7 7 (46.67%) Fixed Income
7 7 (46.67%) Financial Institution

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 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) MS Project
1 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (53.33%) Firewall
2 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
3 7 (46.67%) Network Security
4 3 (20.00%) HTTP
5 2 (13.33%) SSH
5 2 (13.33%) SSL
5 2 (13.33%) VPN
6 1 (6.67%) Internet
General
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 7 (46.67%) Financial Institution
2 7 (46.67%) Legal
2 7 (46.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Analyst
2 9 (60.00%) Security Analyst
3 7 (46.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Incident Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Information Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Information Risk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Security Risk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Security Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Security Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (53.33%) Management Information System
3 7 (46.67%) Equities
3 7 (46.67%) Fixed Income
3 7 (46.67%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (13.33%) PKI
6 1 (6.67%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Linux
3 8 (53.33%) Unix
4 2 (13.33%) AIX
4 2 (13.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Information Security
2 11 (73.33%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (66.67%) Security Operations
4 8 (53.33%) Asset Management
4 8 (53.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 7 (46.67%) Network Design
5 7 (46.67%) Risk Management
5 7 (46.67%) Threat Detection
6 4 (26.67%) SIEM
7 3 (20.00%) Analytics
7 3 (20.00%) ITIL
8 2 (13.33%) Change Management
8 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (13.33%) Digital Forensics
8 2 (13.33%) Document Management
8 2 (13.33%) Network Architecture
8 2 (13.33%) PRINCE
8 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (13.33%) Security Monitoring
8 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) CISSP
1 13 (86.67%) GCIH
2 10 (66.67%) CISM
3 9 (60.00%) GIAC
4 8 (53.33%) SANS
5 7 (46.67%) CNA
5 7 (46.67%) Network+ Certification
5 7 (46.67%) Novell Certification
6 3 (20.00%) GREM
7 2 (13.33%) CCFP
7 2 (13.33%) CEH
7 2 (13.33%) CREST Certified
7 2 (13.33%) Degree
7 2 (13.33%) EnCE
7 2 (13.33%) GCFA
7 2 (13.33%) GPEN
7 2 (13.33%) SSCP
8 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
8 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
8 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (13.33%) COBIT
2 2 (13.33%) COSO
2 2 (13.33%) ISAE 3402
2 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (13.33%) SAS 70
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (13.33%) CSIRT
2 2 (13.33%) RSA Security Analytics
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 1 (6.67%) Nessus
3 1 (6.67%) RSA enVision
3 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Sun
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco
2 2 (13.33%) Intel Security
2 2 (13.33%) LogRhythm
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) NetWitness
3 1 (6.67%) ArcSight
3 1 (6.67%) Splunk