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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 606 600 582
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -18
Contract jobs citing GCIH 20 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.023% 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.11% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 2
Average daily rate £358 £488 £549
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -11.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £463 £488
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £538 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £550 -
% change year-on-year
-39.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
10906 10502 9640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.28% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6716 6074 5197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 490 442
Average hourly rate £38.25 £20.00 £18.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.25% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
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 10 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCIH within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 18 £380 -22.05% 16
South East +28 13 £358 -35.00% 3
Hampshire +11 8 £335 -39.09% 1
London +2 5 £508 +6.84% 7
Basingstoke +3 4 £588 +6.81%
Berkshire - 3 £380 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Reading - 2 £380 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Slough - 1 - -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 38 (79.17%) GCIA
2 36 (75.00%) CISSP
3 34 (70.83%) SIEM
4 33 (68.75%) Intrusion Detection
5 28 (58.33%) Windows
6 27 (56.25%) Linux
7 26 (54.17%) Incident Management
8 22 (45.83%) Security Operations
9 21 (43.75%) PCI DSS
9 21 (43.75%) TCP/IP
10 20 (41.67%) GIAC
10 20 (41.67%) Analytics
11 19 (39.58%) RSA Security Analytics
12 17 (35.42%) CEH
13 16 (33.33%) ITIL
14 15 (31.25%) Unix
14 15 (31.25%) Information Security
14 15 (31.25%) NetWitness
15 14 (29.17%) Firewall
16 13 (27.08%) Management Information System
16 13 (27.08%) Finance
16 13 (27.08%) Security Operations Centre
16 13 (27.08%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (25.00%) Data Centre
17 12 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 12 (25.00%) Solaris
17 12 (25.00%) Information Assurance
18 11 (22.92%) HTTP
18 11 (22.92%) Change Management
18 11 (22.92%) RSA enVision

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.33%) Apache
1 4 (8.33%) JBoss
1 4 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
1 5 (10.42%) MS Project
1 5 (10.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.75%) SaaS
2 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.25%) IaaS
2 3 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (68.75%) Intrusion Detection
2 21 (43.75%) TCP/IP
3 14 (29.17%) Firewall
4 11 (22.92%) HTTP
5 8 (16.67%) Internet
5 8 (16.67%) Network Security
5 8 (16.67%) SSL
6 7 (14.58%) DNS
6 7 (14.58%) SSH
6 7 (14.58%) VPN
7 4 (8.33%) DHCP
7 4 (8.33%) LDAP
7 4 (8.33%) MPLS
7 4 (8.33%) Wireshark
8 1 (2.08%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Metasploit
General
1 13 (27.08%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Games
3 5 (10.42%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.08%) Brand Awareness
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (66.67%) Analyst
2 20 (41.67%) Security Analyst
3 15 (31.25%) SOC Analyst
4 8 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Incident Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Security Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Senior Security Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Risk Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Security Risk Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Risk Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (2.08%) Forensic Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
9 1 (2.08%) Security Operations Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) SOC Engineer
9 1 (2.08%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) Middleware
2 3 (6.25%) Regular Expression
2 3 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (27.08%) Management Information System
1 13 (27.08%) Security Operations Centre
2 12 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (16.67%) PKI
4 6 (12.50%) Driving Licence
4 6 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (10.42%) Cryptography
5 5 (10.42%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (6.25%) Online Games
6 3 (6.25%) Public Cloud
7 2 (4.17%) CESG
8 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
8 1 (2.08%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 28 (58.33%) Windows
2 27 (56.25%) Linux
3 15 (31.25%) Unix
4 12 (25.00%) Solaris
5 7 (14.58%) AIX
6 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.08%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (70.83%) SIEM
2 26 (54.17%) Incident Management
3 22 (45.83%) Security Operations
4 20 (41.67%) Analytics
5 16 (33.33%) ITIL
6 15 (31.25%) Information Security
7 12 (25.00%) Information Assurance
8 11 (22.92%) Change Management
9 9 (18.75%) Operations Management
10 7 (14.58%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (14.58%) Digital Forensics
10 7 (14.58%) Document Management
10 7 (14.58%) Network Architecture
10 7 (14.58%) Project Management
10 7 (14.58%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (14.58%) Security Architecture
11 6 (12.50%) Server Hardening
11 6 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 5 (10.42%) Mentoring
12 5 (10.42%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) Python
2 4 (8.33%) Perl
2 4 (8.33%) SQL
3 2 (4.17%) C#
3 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (79.17%) GCIA
2 36 (75.00%) CISSP
3 20 (41.67%) GIAC
4 17 (35.42%) CEH
5 10 (20.83%) GCED
6 6 (12.50%) Degree
7 4 (8.33%) GSEC
7 4 (8.33%) RHCSA
8 3 (6.25%) GCFA
9 2 (4.17%) CISM
9 2 (4.17%) CREST Certified
9 2 (4.17%) GCFE
9 2 (4.17%) GCFW
9 2 (4.17%) GCUX
9 2 (4.17%) GCWN
9 2 (4.17%) GREM
10 1 (2.08%) ECIH
10 1 (2.08%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (43.75%) PCI DSS
2 12 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (10.42%) COBIT
4 5 (10.42%) COSO
4 5 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (10.42%) SAS 70
5 3 (6.25%) ISO27002
6 2 (4.17%) ISO22301
7 1 (2.08%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) Snort
2 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (39.58%) RSA Security Analytics
2 11 (22.92%) RSA enVision
3 6 (12.50%) Puppet
4 4 (8.33%) Nessus
4 4 (8.33%) Nmap
4 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (31.25%) NetWitness
2 10 (20.83%) F5
2 10 (20.83%) Qualys
3 8 (16.67%) Fortinet
3 8 (16.67%) Juniper
3 8 (16.67%) Sourcefire
3 8 (16.67%) Symantec
4 7 (14.58%) Cisco
4 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
5 5 (10.42%) ArcSight
5 5 (10.42%) HP
5 5 (10.42%) Intel Security
6 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
7 3 (6.25%) LogLogic
8 2 (4.17%) LogRhythm
8 2 (4.17%) Splunk
8 2 (4.17%) TippingPoint
8 2 (4.17%) VMware
9 1 (2.08%) BMC
9 1 (2.08%) Remedy