The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 582 554 -
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -
Contract jobs citing GCIH 6 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.018% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.058% 0.099% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Average daily rate
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£319 £130 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+145.19% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £130 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10411 9079 9835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.05% 17.76% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5857 4871 5075
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 458 502 611
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.96 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

GCIH
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GCIH within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCIH within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -30 5 £319 -42.04% 7
London +17 4 £319 -
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - - 4
Stevenage - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 5
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 5
South West - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leicester - - - -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GCIH 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 GCIH.

1 11 (100.00%) CISSP
2 7 (63.64%) SIEM
3 6 (54.55%) Wireshark
4 5 (45.45%) GCIA
4 5 (45.45%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Analytics
5 4 (36.36%) Reverse Engineering
5 4 (36.36%) Information Security
5 4 (36.36%) GIAC
5 4 (36.36%) CISM
6 3 (27.27%) Computer Forensics
6 3 (27.27%) Use Case
6 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
6 3 (27.27%) CGEIT
7 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
7 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
7 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (18.18%) GPEN
7 2 (18.18%) CEH
7 2 (18.18%) Firewall
7 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (18.18%) ITIL
8 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
8 1 (9.09%) UNIX
8 1 (9.09%) Windows
8 1 (9.09%) Linux
8 1 (9.09%) FTP
8 1 (9.09%) HTTP
8 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
8 1 (9.09%) DNS

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GCIH 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 GCIH. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) Wireshark
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) FTP
3 1 (9.09%) HTTP
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) SSL
3 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security
General
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Security Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Security Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Security Manager
3 1 (9.09%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) SIEM
2 5 (45.45%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Analytics
3 4 (36.36%) Reverse Engineering
3 4 (36.36%) Information Security
4 3 (27.27%) Computer Forensics
4 3 (27.27%) Use Case
5 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL
6 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 1 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) CISSP
2 5 (45.45%) GCIA
3 4 (36.36%) GIAC
3 4 (36.36%) CISM
4 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) CGEIT
5 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) GPEN
5 2 (18.18%) CEH
6 1 (9.09%) CCNA
6 1 (9.09%) CISA
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (9.09%) SSCP
6 1 (9.09%) OSCP
6 1 (9.09%) OSCE
6 1 (9.09%) GWAPT
6 1 (9.09%) CISMP
6 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) OPNET
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco
1 1 (9.09%) Sun
1 1 (9.09%) ArcSight
1 1 (9.09%) LogLogic