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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 616 597 603
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +6
Contract jobs citing GCIH 27 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.024% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.12% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 6
Median daily rate £600 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £415 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £608 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £650
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -26.92%
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
11556 10459 10565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.55% 19.29% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7154 6020 6146
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 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 533 544
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.34
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%

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 31 May 2016.

GCIH Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GCIH
Top 16 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 31 May 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 +6 26 £600 +23.07% 7
South East -11 12 £600 - 1
London +9 9 £625 +28.20% 4
Hampshire +3 5 £702 -
Basingstoke -7 5 £702 -
Manchester - 4 - -
Reading - 4 £380 -
Berkshire - 4 £380 - 1
North West - 4 - -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Sheffield - 1 £400 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
City of London - 1 £500 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 2

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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 55 (83.33%) CISSP
2 47 (71.21%) GCIA
3 43 (65.15%) Intrusion Detection
4 37 (56.06%) Information Security
4 37 (56.06%) SIEM
5 28 (42.42%) Security Operations
5 28 (42.42%) TCP/IP
6 27 (40.91%) Cybersecurity
7 26 (39.39%) Windows
8 24 (36.36%) CEH
8 24 (36.36%) Linux
8 24 (36.36%) PCI DSS
9 23 (34.85%) GIAC
10 21 (31.82%) Firewall
11 20 (30.30%) Analytics
12 19 (28.79%) RSA Security Analytics
12 19 (28.79%) Incident Management
13 18 (27.27%) Unix
14 17 (25.76%) CISM
14 17 (25.76%) Management Information System
15 16 (24.24%) NetWitness
16 15 (22.73%) Network Security
16 15 (22.73%) HTTP
16 15 (22.73%) ITIL
17 14 (21.21%) GSEC
17 14 (21.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 14 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (19.70%) Vulnerability Management
19 12 (18.18%) Security Operations Centre
19 12 (18.18%) Degree

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 5 (7.58%) Apache
1 5 (7.58%) JBoss
1 5 (7.58%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (10.61%) MS Project
1 7 (10.61%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (65.15%) Intrusion Detection
2 28 (42.42%) TCP/IP
3 21 (31.82%) Firewall
4 15 (22.73%) HTTP
4 15 (22.73%) Network Security
5 10 (15.15%) DNS
6 8 (12.12%) Internet
7 6 (9.09%) LDAP
8 5 (7.58%) DHCP
8 5 (7.58%) SSL
8 5 (7.58%) VPN
9 4 (6.06%) MPLS
9 4 (6.06%) SSH
10 2 (3.03%) LAN
10 2 (3.03%) WAN
10 2 (3.03%) Wireless
11 1 (1.52%) IPsec
11 1 (1.52%) SMTP
11 1 (1.52%) tcpdump
11 1 (1.52%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (15.15%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Financial Institution
2 4 (6.06%) Legal
3 3 (4.55%) Retail
4 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.52%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (1.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 43 (65.15%) Analyst
2 26 (39.39%) Security Analyst
3 12 (18.18%) SOC Analyst
4 9 (13.64%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 8 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (10.61%) Incident Analyst
7 6 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (9.09%) Senior Security Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) Consultant
8 5 (7.58%) Information Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) Information Security Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (7.58%) Security Consultant
9 4 (6.06%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
10 3 (4.55%) Malware Analyst
10 3 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 2 (3.03%) Forensic Analyst
11 2 (3.03%) Junior Information Analyst
11 2 (3.03%) Splunk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) Middleware
1 3 (4.55%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.76%) Management Information System
2 14 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (18.18%) Security Operations Centre
4 10 (15.15%) Cyberthreat
5 9 (13.64%) PKI
6 8 (12.12%) Driving Licence
6 8 (12.12%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (9.09%) Data Centre
8 5 (7.58%) Cryptography
8 5 (7.58%) iPad
9 4 (6.06%) Client/Server
9 4 (6.06%) SCADA
10 3 (4.55%) Cyber Attack
10 3 (4.55%) Equities
10 3 (4.55%) Fixed Income
10 3 (4.55%) Mathematics
11 2 (3.03%) CESG
12 1 (1.52%) Algorithms
12 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
12 1 (1.52%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 26 (39.39%) Windows
2 24 (36.36%) Linux
3 18 (27.27%) Unix
4 5 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (7.58%) Solaris
5 4 (6.06%) AIX
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.52%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (56.06%) Information Security
1 37 (56.06%) SIEM
2 28 (42.42%) Security Operations
3 27 (40.91%) Cybersecurity
4 20 (30.30%) Analytics
5 19 (28.79%) Incident Management
6 15 (22.73%) ITIL
7 14 (21.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 13 (19.70%) Vulnerability Management
9 10 (15.15%) Change Management
9 10 (15.15%) Information Assurance
9 10 (15.15%) Security Architecture
10 9 (13.64%) Digital Forensics
10 9 (13.64%) Mentoring
10 9 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (12.12%) Information Management
11 8 (12.12%) Server Hardening
12 6 (9.09%) Computer Security
12 6 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.18%) Python
2 7 (10.61%) C#
3 6 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 6 (9.09%) SQL
3 6 (9.09%) VB
4 5 (7.58%) Perl
5 2 (3.03%) Java
6 1 (1.52%) C++
Qualifications
1 55 (83.33%) CISSP
2 47 (71.21%) GCIA
3 24 (36.36%) CEH
4 23 (34.85%) GIAC
5 17 (25.76%) CISM
6 14 (21.21%) GSEC
7 12 (18.18%) Degree
8 7 (10.61%) SC Cleared
8 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared
9 6 (9.09%) GCED
9 6 (9.09%) SANS
10 5 (7.58%) RHCSA
11 4 (6.06%) CREST Certified
11 4 (6.06%) ISSAP
12 3 (4.55%) CESG Certified Professional
12 3 (4.55%) CNA
12 3 (4.55%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (4.55%) Novell Certification
13 2 (3.03%) GCFE
13 2 (3.03%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (36.36%) PCI DSS
2 12 (18.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (12.12%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (7.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (6.06%) RMADS
6 3 (4.55%) COBIT
7 2 (3.03%) COSO
7 2 (3.03%) ISO22301
7 2 (3.03%) SAS 70
8 1 (1.52%) FIPS 140-2
8 1 (1.52%) ISO27002
System Software
1 8 (12.12%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.55%) Snort
2 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (28.79%) RSA Security Analytics
2 8 (12.12%) Puppet
3 7 (10.61%) Nessus
4 6 (9.09%) Nmap
5 5 (7.58%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 5 (7.58%) QRadar
5 5 (7.58%) Red Hat Satellite
5 5 (7.58%) RSA Archer
6 3 (4.55%) RSA enVision
6 3 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (24.24%) NetWitness
2 7 (10.61%) Intel Security
2 7 (10.61%) Qualys
2 7 (10.61%) Splunk
3 6 (9.09%) ArcSight
4 5 (7.58%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.06%) Cisco
5 4 (6.06%) F5
5 4 (6.06%) HP
5 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.55%) FireEye
6 3 (4.55%) LogRhythm
6 3 (4.55%) Sourcefire
6 3 (4.55%) Sun
6 3 (4.55%) VMware
7 2 (3.03%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.52%) BMC
8 1 (1.52%) Juniper
8 1 (1.52%) Remedy
8 1 (1.52%) Symantec