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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 603 563 575
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +12
Contract jobs citing GCIH 12 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.011% 0.022%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.067% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 3
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£250 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 - £375
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
11520 8966 10108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.06% 17.13% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6487 5099 5271
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 384 590
Average hourly rate £19.91 £18.43 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.01% -18.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 22 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 22 October 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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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 -28 6 £285 - 12
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
Scotland - 1 £250 -
East of England - - - -
Cheltenham - - - - 2
Edinburgh - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
London - - - - 6
Reading - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 3
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
South East - - - - 2
South West - - - - 3

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 15 (83.33%) CISSP
2 13 (72.22%) Firewall
3 11 (61.11%) CEH
3 11 (61.11%) SIEM
4 10 (55.56%) Cisco
5 9 (50.00%) UNIX
5 9 (50.00%) Windows
5 9 (50.00%) Linux
5 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 9 (50.00%) GIAC
5 9 (50.00%) Wireshark
6 7 (38.89%) GPEN
6 7 (38.89%) GCIA
6 7 (38.89%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (38.89%) SSL
7 6 (33.33%) DNS
7 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (33.33%) FTP
7 6 (33.33%) HTTP
7 6 (33.33%) Information Security
7 6 (33.33%) Management Information System
7 6 (33.33%) SSCP
7 6 (33.33%) Sun
7 6 (33.33%) CCNA
7 6 (33.33%) OPNET
7 6 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
7 6 (33.33%) Snort
7 6 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
7 6 (33.33%) ArcSight

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 13 (72.22%) Firewall
2 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (50.00%) Wireshark
3 7 (38.89%) SSL
4 6 (33.33%) DNS
4 6 (33.33%) FTP
4 6 (33.33%) HTTP
4 6 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (22.22%) TACACS
6 1 (5.56%) IPsec
6 1 (5.56%) NetScreen
6 1 (5.56%) VPN
6 1 (5.56%) OSPF
6 1 (5.56%) BGP
6 1 (5.56%) Network Security
6 1 (5.56%) VLAN
General
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Security Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Security Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) UNIX
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
1 9 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) SIEM
2 7 (38.89%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Information Security
3 6 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
3 6 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 6 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 3 (16.67%) ITIL
4 3 (16.67%) Use Case
4 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (16.67%) Analytics
4 3 (16.67%) Cyber Security
5 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.56%) Security Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 15 (83.33%) CISSP
2 11 (61.11%) CEH
3 9 (50.00%) GIAC
4 7 (38.89%) GPEN
4 7 (38.89%) GCIA
5 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (33.33%) SSCP
5 6 (33.33%) CCNA
6 3 (16.67%) ACSA
7 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 1 (5.56%) CISA
8 1 (5.56%) CISM
8 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (5.56%) OSCP
8 1 (5.56%) OSCE
8 1 (5.56%) GWAPT
8 1 (5.56%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) OPNET
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) Sun
2 6 (33.33%) ArcSight
2 6 (33.33%) LogLogic
3 4 (22.22%) Fortinet
3 4 (22.22%) Websense
3 4 (22.22%) Juniper
4 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 3 (16.67%) IBM
4 3 (16.67%) F5