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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 633 633 601
Rank change year-on-year
0 -32
Contract jobs citing GCIH 17 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.021% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.11% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 2
Median daily rate £445 £415 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.22% +30.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £306 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £760 £555 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £313 -
% change year-on-year
+31.20% -
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 10913 10459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.40% 19.16% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7210 6502 5915
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 542 457
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.75 £18.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.64 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.90 £51.24 £43.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%

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 26 July 2016.

GCIH Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GCIH
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 GCIH within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 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 -11 15 £550 +32.53% 10
North West - 5 - -
Manchester - 5 - -
South East +16 4 £498 +59.20% 2
London -9 3 £900 +116.86% 5
South West - 3 - - 1
Bristol - 3 - -
Hampshire +5 2 - - 1
Basingstoke +2 2 - -
Slough +7 1 £445 +42.40%
Berkshire 0 1 £445 +42.40%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £550 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £550 -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 59 (84.29%) CISSP
2 43 (61.43%) GCIA
3 39 (55.71%) Information Security
4 38 (54.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 35 (50.00%) SIEM
6 34 (48.57%) Security Operations
7 32 (45.71%) Cybersecurity
8 26 (37.14%) PCI DSS
8 26 (37.14%) CEH
9 25 (35.71%) GIAC
9 25 (35.71%) TCP/IP
10 23 (32.86%) Windows
10 23 (32.86%) Firewall
11 22 (31.43%) Incident Management
12 20 (28.57%) Management Information System
12 20 (28.57%) CISM
12 20 (28.57%) Linux
13 19 (27.14%) Vulnerability Management
14 17 (24.29%) ITIL
15 15 (21.43%) Unix
15 15 (21.43%) Analytics
16 14 (20.00%) RSA Security Analytics
16 14 (20.00%) NetWitness
17 13 (18.57%) Degree
17 13 (18.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 12 (17.14%) Python
18 12 (17.14%) Change Management
18 12 (17.14%) Network Security
19 11 (15.71%) Information Assurance
19 11 (15.71%) Analytical Skills

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 (7.14%) Apache
1 5 (7.14%) JBoss
1 5 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.71%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (11.43%) MS Project
1 8 (11.43%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (54.29%) Intrusion Detection
2 25 (35.71%) TCP/IP
3 23 (32.86%) Firewall
4 12 (17.14%) Network Security
5 10 (14.29%) DNS
5 10 (14.29%) HTTP
5 10 (14.29%) Internet
6 6 (8.57%) LDAP
7 5 (7.14%) DHCP
8 4 (5.71%) MPLS
8 4 (5.71%) SSL
8 4 (5.71%) VPN
9 3 (4.29%) SSH
10 2 (2.86%) LAN
10 2 (2.86%) WAN
10 2 (2.86%) Wireless
11 1 (1.43%) IPsec
11 1 (1.43%) SMTP
11 1 (1.43%) tcpdump
11 1 (1.43%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (15.71%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Legal
3 3 (4.29%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.29%) Retail
4 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.43%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (1.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 41 (58.57%) Analyst
2 26 (37.14%) Security Analyst
3 10 (14.29%) SOC Analyst
4 9 (12.86%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 9 (12.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Consultant
5 6 (8.57%) Incident Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Information Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Information Security Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Security Consultant
6 5 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Senior Security Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Vulnerability Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Malware Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Security Manager
9 2 (2.86%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 11 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (15.71%) PKI
2 11 (15.71%) Security Operations Centre
3 9 (12.86%) Driving Licence
3 9 (12.86%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (11.43%) Cyberthreat
5 7 (10.00%) Data Centre
6 5 (7.14%) Cryptography
6 5 (7.14%) iPad
7 4 (5.71%) Client/Server
7 4 (5.71%) SCADA
8 3 (4.29%) Cyber Attack
8 3 (4.29%) Equities
8 3 (4.29%) Fixed Income
8 3 (4.29%) Mathematics
9 2 (2.86%) CESG
10 1 (1.43%) Algorithms
10 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
10 1 (1.43%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 23 (32.86%) Windows
2 20 (28.57%) Linux
3 15 (21.43%) Unix
4 5 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (5.71%) Solaris
5 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (55.71%) Information Security
2 35 (50.00%) SIEM
3 34 (48.57%) Security Operations
4 32 (45.71%) Cybersecurity
5 22 (31.43%) Incident Management
6 19 (27.14%) Vulnerability Management
7 17 (24.29%) ITIL
8 15 (21.43%) Analytics
9 13 (18.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 12 (17.14%) Change Management
11 11 (15.71%) Information Assurance
12 10 (14.29%) Security Architecture
13 9 (12.86%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (12.86%) Server Hardening
14 8 (11.43%) Kalman Filter
14 8 (11.43%) Mentoring
14 8 (11.43%) Penetration Testing
14 8 (11.43%) Web Filtering
15 7 (10.00%) Email Filtering
16 6 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.14%) Python
2 7 (10.00%) C#
2 7 (10.00%) SQL
3 6 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 6 (8.57%) VB
4 5 (7.14%) Perl
5 2 (2.86%) Java
6 1 (1.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 59 (84.29%) CISSP
2 43 (61.43%) GCIA
3 26 (37.14%) CEH
4 25 (35.71%) GIAC
5 20 (28.57%) CISM
6 13 (18.57%) Degree
7 10 (14.29%) GSEC
8 7 (10.00%) SC Cleared
8 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
9 6 (8.57%) SANS
10 5 (7.14%) RHCSA
11 4 (5.71%) CREST Certified
11 4 (5.71%) ISSAP
12 3 (4.29%) CESG Certified Professional
12 3 (4.29%) CNA
12 3 (4.29%) GCED
12 3 (4.29%) GCFE
12 3 (4.29%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (4.29%) Novell Certification
13 2 (2.86%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (37.14%) PCI DSS
2 10 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (12.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (5.71%) COBIT
5 4 (5.71%) RMADS
6 3 (4.29%) COSO
6 3 (4.29%) SAS 70
7 2 (2.86%) ISO22301
8 1 (1.43%) FIPS 140-2
8 1 (1.43%) ISO27002
System Software
1 9 (12.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.29%) Snort
Systems Management
1 14 (20.00%) RSA Security Analytics
2 9 (12.86%) Puppet
3 5 (7.14%) QRadar
3 5 (7.14%) Red Hat Satellite
3 5 (7.14%) RSA Archer
4 4 (5.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (5.71%) WSUS
5 3 (4.29%) Nessus
5 3 (4.29%) RSA enVision
6 2 (2.86%) Nmap
Vendors
1 14 (20.00%) NetWitness
2 9 (12.86%) Qualys
3 7 (10.00%) ArcSight
4 6 (8.57%) HP
4 6 (8.57%) Intel Security
4 6 (8.57%) Splunk
5 5 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.71%) F5
6 4 (5.71%) LogRhythm
6 4 (5.71%) VMware
7 3 (4.29%) Cisco
7 3 (4.29%) FireEye
7 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.29%) Sourcefire
7 3 (4.29%) Sun
8 2 (2.86%) Blue Coat
8 2 (2.86%) Forcepoint
9 1 (1.43%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.43%) Juniper
9 1 (1.43%) Remedy