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 1 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
1 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
Rank 620 611 610
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing GCIA 19 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.021% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.11% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 4
Median daily rate £600 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £431 £450
% change year-on-year
+39.29% -4.28%
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
11577 10309 10496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.57% 19.32% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7192 5940 6108
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 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 530 541
Median hourly rate £32.50 £23.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.30% +22.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 1 June 2016.

GCIA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GCIA
Top 13 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 1 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 -3 19 £600 +14.28% 8
South East -9 11 £600 +32.89% 1
London -3 7 £625 +19.09% 4
Hampshire +5 5 £702 +55.48%
Basingstoke -8 5 £702 -
Reading - 4 £380 -
Berkshire - 4 £380 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
South West -3 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - - 1
City of London - 1 £500 - 1
Hammersmith - 1 - -

GCIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 47 (78.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 45 (75.00%) GCIH
3 43 (71.67%) CISSP
4 36 (60.00%) Information Security
5 30 (50.00%) SIEM
6 26 (43.33%) TCP/IP
7 24 (40.00%) Security Operations
8 22 (36.67%) Cybersecurity
8 22 (36.67%) Windows
9 21 (35.00%) CEH
10 20 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (31.67%) ArcSight
11 19 (31.67%) GSEC
11 19 (31.67%) HTTP
12 18 (30.00%) Nessus
12 18 (30.00%) Analytics
12 18 (30.00%) Cyberthreat
13 17 (28.33%) RSA Security Analytics
13 17 (28.33%) Nmap
14 16 (26.67%) Unix
15 15 (25.00%) Firewall
15 15 (25.00%) Incident Management
15 15 (25.00%) GIAC
15 15 (25.00%) NetWitness
15 15 (25.00%) Splunk
15 15 (25.00%) PCI DSS
15 15 (25.00%) Metasploit
16 14 (23.33%) Security Operations Centre
16 14 (23.33%) Linux
17 13 (21.67%) CISM

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 7 (11.67%) MS Project
1 7 (11.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 47 (78.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 26 (43.33%) TCP/IP
3 19 (31.67%) HTTP
4 15 (25.00%) Firewall
5 11 (18.33%) Network Security
6 5 (8.33%) VPN
7 4 (6.67%) Internet
7 4 (6.67%) SSL
8 3 (5.00%) SSH
9 2 (3.33%) DNS
9 2 (3.33%) WAN
10 1 (1.67%) IPsec
10 1 (1.67%) LAN
10 1 (1.67%) LDAP
10 1 (1.67%) SMTP
10 1 (1.67%) tcpdump
10 1 (1.67%) Wireless
10 1 (1.67%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 15 (25.00%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (15.00%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Financial Institution
2 4 (6.67%) Legal
3 3 (5.00%) Retail
3 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.67%) Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Brand Awareness
4 1 (1.67%) Games
4 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (78.33%) Analyst
2 30 (50.00%) Security Analyst
3 17 (28.33%) SOC Analyst
4 10 (16.67%) ArcSight Analyst
5 9 (15.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 7 (11.67%) Incident Analyst
7 6 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (10.00%) Senior Security Analyst
7 6 (10.00%) Splunk Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Consultant
8 4 (6.67%) Information Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Information Security Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Security Manager
8 4 (6.67%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) Malware Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) Operational Security Manager
9 3 (5.00%) Operations Manager
9 3 (5.00%) Security Consultant
9 3 (5.00%) Security Operations Manager
10 2 (3.33%) Forensic Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) Middleware
1 3 (5.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 20 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (30.00%) Cyberthreat
3 14 (23.33%) Security Operations Centre
4 12 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 5 (8.33%) iPad
6 4 (6.67%) PKI
6 4 (6.67%) SCADA
7 3 (5.00%) Equities
7 3 (5.00%) Fixed Income
8 2 (3.33%) CESG
8 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
8 2 (3.33%) Smart Meter
9 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.67%) Cryptography
9 1 (1.67%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (1.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 22 (36.67%) Windows
2 16 (26.67%) Unix
3 14 (23.33%) Linux
4 4 (6.67%) Solaris
5 3 (5.00%) AIX
6 1 (1.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (60.00%) Information Security
2 30 (50.00%) SIEM
3 24 (40.00%) Security Operations
4 22 (36.67%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (30.00%) Analytics
6 15 (25.00%) Incident Management
7 13 (21.67%) Information Management
8 10 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 9 (15.00%) Mentoring
10 8 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (13.33%) Digital Forensics
10 8 (13.33%) Ethical Hacking
11 7 (11.67%) ITIL
11 7 (11.67%) Security Architecture
12 6 (10.00%) Computer Forensics
13 5 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
14 4 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
14 4 (6.67%) Risk Management
14 4 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.67%) C#
1 7 (11.67%) Python
2 6 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.00%) VB
3 3 (5.00%) SQL
4 2 (3.33%) Java
5 1 (1.67%) C
5 1 (1.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 45 (75.00%) GCIH
2 43 (71.67%) CISSP
3 21 (35.00%) CEH
4 19 (31.67%) GSEC
5 15 (25.00%) GIAC
6 13 (21.67%) CISM
7 10 (16.67%) Degree
8 8 (13.33%) SANS
8 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
9 7 (11.67%) SC Cleared
10 6 (10.00%) GCED
11 4 (6.67%) CREST Certified
11 4 (6.67%) ISSAP
12 3 (5.00%) CNA
12 3 (5.00%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (5.00%) Novell Certification
13 2 (3.33%) GCFW
13 2 (3.33%) GCUX
13 2 (3.33%) GCWN
13 2 (3.33%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 11 (18.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (6.67%) RMADS
5 3 (5.00%) COBIT
6 2 (3.33%) COSO
6 2 (3.33%) ISO22301
6 2 (3.33%) SAS 70
7 1 (1.67%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (1.67%) ISO27002
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 18 (30.00%) Nessus
2 17 (28.33%) Nmap
2 17 (28.33%) RSA Security Analytics
3 13 (21.67%) QRadar
4 5 (8.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 5 (8.33%) RSA Archer
5 3 (5.00%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 19 (31.67%) ArcSight
2 15 (25.00%) NetWitness
2 15 (25.00%) Splunk
3 7 (11.67%) Intel Security
3 7 (11.67%) Qualys
4 4 (6.67%) F5
5 3 (5.00%) Cisco
5 3 (5.00%) FireEye
5 3 (5.00%) LogRhythm
5 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.00%) Sourcefire
5 3 (5.00%) Sun
6 2 (3.33%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.67%) BMC
7 1 (1.67%) BT
7 1 (1.67%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.67%) HP
7 1 (1.67%) Juniper
7 1 (1.67%) Remedy
7 1 (1.67%) Symantec