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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
Rank 612 602 566
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -36
Contract jobs citing GCIA 8 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.016% 0.025%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.074% 0.086% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
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£370 £450 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +60.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £280
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +60.71%
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
10819 10417 9038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.03% 19.06% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6459 5859 4848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 459 499
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 2015.

GCIA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GCIA
Top 12 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 31 July 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 -22 8 £370 - 71
London 0 5 £598 - 4
South East - 2 £331 - 20
Hounslow - 1 £370 -
City of London - 1 £825 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £313 -
Portsmouth - 1 £350 -
Berkshire - 1 £313 - 5
Hampshire - 1 £350 - 6
Bristol - 1 £550 - 2
South West - 1 £550 - 11

GCIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 16 (84.21%) GCIH
2 13 (68.42%) CISSP
2 13 (68.42%) Intrusion Detection
2 13 (68.42%) SIEM
3 12 (63.16%) Windows
4 11 (57.89%) Linux
5 9 (47.37%) PCI DSS
6 7 (36.84%) Analytics
6 7 (36.84%) Incident Management
6 7 (36.84%) UNIX
7 6 (31.58%) Solaris
7 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
7 6 (31.58%) Firewall
7 6 (31.58%) Degree
7 6 (31.58%) Information Security
7 6 (31.58%) GIAC
7 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
8 5 (26.32%) Cyber Security
8 5 (26.32%) Finance
8 5 (26.32%) CEH
8 5 (26.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (26.32%) Cisco
8 5 (26.32%) ITIL
9 4 (21.05%) AIX
9 4 (21.05%) MS Project
9 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
9 4 (21.05%) MS Visio
9 4 (21.05%) HTTP
9 4 (21.05%) Microsoft

GCIA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (21.05%) MS Project
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
1 4 (21.05%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
1 1 (5.26%) PaaS
1 1 (5.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (31.58%) Firewall
2 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
3 4 (21.05%) VPN
3 4 (21.05%) SSL
3 4 (21.05%) SSH
3 4 (21.05%) HTTP
4 3 (15.79%) Network Security
5 1 (5.26%) Internet
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Games
3 3 (15.79%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Analyst
2 11 (57.89%) Security Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Incident Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Security Operations Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) ArcSight Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Operations Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Forensic Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Network Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Information Security Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Network Security Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Information Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
3 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
3 4 (21.05%) PKI
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.26%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Linux
3 7 (36.84%) UNIX
4 6 (31.58%) Solaris
5 4 (21.05%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) SIEM
2 7 (36.84%) Analytics
2 7 (36.84%) Incident Management
3 6 (31.58%) Information Security
4 5 (26.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (26.32%) ITIL
4 5 (26.32%) Cyber Security
5 4 (21.05%) Network Architecture
5 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
5 4 (21.05%) Patch Management
5 4 (21.05%) Change Management
5 4 (21.05%) Document Management
5 4 (21.05%) Operations Management
6 3 (15.79%) PRINCE
6 3 (15.79%) Digital Forensics
6 3 (15.79%) Information Security Management
6 3 (15.79%) Security Management
6 3 (15.79%) Line Management
6 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Perl
1 2 (10.53%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (84.21%) GCIH
2 13 (68.42%) CISSP
3 6 (31.58%) GIAC
3 6 (31.58%) Degree
4 5 (26.32%) CEH
5 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
5 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
6 2 (10.53%) PMP
6 2 (10.53%) PMI Certification
7 1 (5.26%) GSEC
7 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
7 1 (5.26%) GCFA
7 1 (5.26%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) PCI DSS
2 4 (21.05%) COSO
2 4 (21.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (21.05%) COBIT
3 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Snort
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Juniper
2 4 (21.05%) Symantec
2 4 (21.05%) Sourcefire
2 4 (21.05%) Fortinet
2 4 (21.05%) Qualys
2 4 (21.05%) F5
3 3 (15.79%) ArcSight
3 3 (15.79%) McAfee
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) TippingPoint
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