The table below looks at the statistics for GCIH in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GCIH over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK
Rank 590 603 616
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +13
Contract jobs citing GCIH 11 33 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.064% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.30% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 4
Median daily rate £420 £390 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £335 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £380 £475
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -20.00%
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
9480 10888 10560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.84% 21.27% 20.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6106 6780 6048
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 £550 £555 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 445 426 485
Median hourly rate £30.00 £39.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.05% +79.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +86.66%

GCIH
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing GCIH as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

GCIH Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GCIH
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GCIH within the UK.

GCIH Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GCIH
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GCIH within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

GCIH Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GCIH
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCIH within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 -10 11 £420 +7.69% 16
London +15 5 £425 -2.01% 7
South East +1 4 £420 +10.52% 4
Fleet +18 3 £420 +25.37%
Hampshire +1 3 £420 +25.37% 3
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
Surrey - 1 £500 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - - 1
Camberley - 1 £500 -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GCIH 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 GCIH.

1 27 (69.23%) Firewall
1 27 (69.23%) GIAC
1 27 (69.23%) Information Security
2 25 (64.10%) CISSP
2 25 (64.10%) SIEM
3 24 (61.54%) Intrusion Detection
4 23 (58.97%) Security Operations
5 22 (56.41%) Cybersecurity
6 21 (53.85%) Linux
7 19 (48.72%) Windows
7 19 (48.72%) Data Centre
8 17 (43.59%) Management Information System
9 16 (41.03%) Unix
10 14 (35.90%) ITIL
10 14 (35.90%) TCP/IP
10 14 (35.90%) Incident Management
10 14 (35.90%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (33.33%) Security Operations Centre
11 13 (33.33%) PCI DSS
11 13 (33.33%) CISM
11 13 (33.33%) GCIA
11 13 (33.33%) SQL
12 12 (30.77%) Finance
13 11 (28.21%) SANS
14 10 (25.64%) DNS
15 9 (23.08%) VPN
15 9 (23.08%) Internet
15 9 (23.08%) Change Management
15 9 (23.08%) Network Security
15 9 (23.08%) Identity Access Management

GCIH
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.26%) IIS
2 3 (7.69%) Apache
2 3 (7.69%) JBoss
2 3 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.13%) MS Project
1 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (69.23%) Firewall
2 24 (61.54%) Intrusion Detection
3 14 (35.90%) TCP/IP
4 10 (25.64%) DNS
5 9 (23.08%) Internet
5 9 (23.08%) Network Security
5 9 (23.08%) VPN
6 7 (17.95%) MPLS
7 6 (15.38%) DHCP
8 4 (10.26%) LDAP
8 4 (10.26%) SSL
9 3 (7.69%) HSRP
9 3 (7.69%) HTTP
9 3 (7.69%) ICMP
9 3 (7.69%) IPsec
10 2 (5.13%) SSH
10 2 (5.13%) TACACS
10 2 (5.13%) Wireless
11 1 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (2.56%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) Big Data
2 1 (2.56%) Data Lake
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 7 (17.95%) Financial Institution
2 7 (17.95%) Legal
2 7 (17.95%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Law
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (53.85%) Analyst
2 16 (41.03%) Security Analyst
3 14 (35.90%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 8 (20.51%) Incident Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) CISSP Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Security Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) SIEM Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Incident Handler
7 2 (5.13%) Incident Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Security Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) Middleware
2 2 (5.13%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.56%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (48.72%) Data Centre
2 17 (43.59%) Management Information System
3 14 (35.90%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (33.33%) Security Operations Centre
5 7 (17.95%) Driving Licence
5 7 (17.95%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (17.95%) Equities
5 7 (17.95%) Fixed Income
6 5 (12.82%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
8 2 (5.13%) iSeries
8 2 (5.13%) PKI
8 2 (5.13%) Tandem
9 1 (2.56%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 21 (53.85%) Linux
2 19 (48.72%) Windows
3 16 (41.03%) Unix
4 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.13%) AIX
6 2 (5.13%) Mac OS X
6 2 (5.13%) OpenVMS
6 2 (5.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (69.23%) Information Security
2 25 (64.10%) SIEM
3 23 (58.97%) Security Operations
4 22 (56.41%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (35.90%) Incident Management
5 14 (35.90%) ITIL
6 9 (23.08%) Change Management
6 9 (23.08%) Identity Access Management
7 8 (20.51%) Information Assurance
7 8 (20.51%) Security Monitoring
7 8 (20.51%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (17.95%) Asset Management
8 7 (17.95%) Data Analysis
8 7 (17.95%) Forensic Analysis
8 7 (17.95%) Malware Analysis
8 7 (17.95%) Network Design
8 7 (17.95%) Project Management
8 7 (17.95%) Risk Management
8 7 (17.95%) Server Hardening
8 7 (17.95%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) SQL
2 8 (20.51%) Python
3 4 (10.26%) Perl
4 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.13%) C#
5 2 (5.13%) Java
6 1 (2.56%) C
6 1 (2.56%) C++
6 1 (2.56%) PHP
6 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (69.23%) GIAC
2 25 (64.10%) CISSP
3 13 (33.33%) CISM
3 13 (33.33%) GCIA
4 11 (28.21%) SANS
5 8 (20.51%) CEH
5 8 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (17.95%) CNA
6 7 (17.95%) GCFA
6 7 (17.95%) Network+ Certification
6 7 (17.95%) Novell Certification
7 6 (15.38%) CCNA
7 6 (15.38%) CCSA
7 6 (15.38%) Degree
7 6 (15.38%) MCP
7 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
7 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
8 3 (7.69%) CISA
8 3 (7.69%) RHCSA
9 2 (5.13%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 7 (17.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (5.13%) COBIT
3 2 (5.13%) COSO
3 2 (5.13%) SAS 70
4 1 (2.56%) HIPAA
4 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.13%) RACF
4 1 (2.56%) Snort
4 1 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 7 (17.95%) Puppet
2 6 (15.38%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (10.26%) WSUS
4 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (5.13%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 2 (5.13%) CSIRT
5 2 (5.13%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (2.56%) EnCase
6 1 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.56%) Nessus
6 1 (2.56%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Sun
2 5 (12.82%) Cisco
3 4 (10.26%) HP
3 4 (10.26%) LogRhythm
3 4 (10.26%) VMware
4 3 (7.69%) F5
4 3 (7.69%) Intel Security
4 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.13%) NetWitness
5 2 (5.13%) Rapid7
5 2 (5.13%) ServiceNow
5 2 (5.13%) Splunk
6 1 (2.56%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.56%) Citrix
6 1 (2.56%) Dell
6 1 (2.56%) FireEye