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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 594 574 543
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -31
Contract jobs citing GCIH 13 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.015% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.078% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 3
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£475 £600 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £420 £460
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £650 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £650 £550
% change year-on-year
-26.92% +18.18%
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
10329 10256 8594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.07% 19.48% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5893 5990 4605
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 531 468
Average hourly rate £24.12 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.60% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 -22 12 £488 -18.75% 38
London -4 8 £488 -2.50% 9
South East -13 3 - - 23
Hampshire - 3 - - 2
Basingstoke - 3 - - 1
Belfast - 1 £475 -
Bristol - 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 3
Northern Ireland - 1 £475 -
County Antrim - 1 £475 -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 16 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 14 (58.33%) GCIA
3 13 (54.17%) CISSP
4 12 (50.00%) Windows
4 12 (50.00%) Linux
4 12 (50.00%) Degree
5 11 (45.83%) Firewall
6 10 (41.67%) Finance
6 10 (41.67%) GIAC
6 10 (41.67%) SIEM
7 9 (37.50%) ITIL
8 8 (33.33%) Information Security
8 8 (33.33%) Incident Management
8 8 (33.33%) PCI DSS
8 8 (33.33%) Cyber Security
9 7 (29.17%) Malware Analysis
9 7 (29.17%) Digital Forensics
9 7 (29.17%) PKI
9 7 (29.17%) CEH
9 7 (29.17%) Snort
9 7 (29.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (29.17%) Games
9 7 (29.17%) Internet
10 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
10 6 (25.00%) COBIT
11 5 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (20.83%) Information Assurance
11 5 (20.83%) Security Architecture
11 5 (20.83%) Vulnerability Management
11 5 (20.83%) Mentoring

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (16.67%) MS Visio
1 4 (16.67%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) IaaS
1 2 (8.33%) SaaS
1 2 (8.33%) PaaS
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 11 (45.83%) Firewall
3 7 (29.17%) Internet
4 5 (20.83%) SSL
4 5 (20.83%) HTTP
5 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (16.67%) VPN
5 4 (16.67%) SSH
6 3 (12.50%) Network Security
6 3 (12.50%) Intranet
6 3 (12.50%) Extranet
7 2 (8.33%) FTP
8 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
8 1 (4.17%) DNS
General
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Games
3 4 (16.67%) Financial Institution
4 2 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Analyst
2 12 (50.00%) Security Analyst
3 9 (37.50%) Incident Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Consultant
4 5 (20.83%) Security Consultant
5 4 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
5 4 (16.67%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 4 (16.67%) Security Operations Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Security Manager
6 3 (12.50%) Incident Manager
7 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (8.33%) Security Specialist
8 1 (4.17%) Network Security Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Operations Consultant
8 1 (4.17%) Senior Operations Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Incident & Problem Manager
8 1 (4.17%) Problem Manager
8 1 (4.17%) Security Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Middleware
2 2 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) PKI
2 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (12.50%) Online Games
5 2 (8.33%) Public Cloud
5 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
1 12 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) AIX
2 4 (16.67%) Solaris
3 3 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) SIEM
2 9 (37.50%) ITIL
3 8 (33.33%) Information Security
3 8 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 8 (33.33%) Cyber Security
4 7 (29.17%) Malware Analysis
4 7 (29.17%) Digital Forensics
4 7 (29.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (20.83%) Information Assurance
5 5 (20.83%) Security Architecture
5 5 (20.83%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
5 5 (20.83%) Change Management
6 4 (16.67%) PRINCE
6 4 (16.67%) Information Security Management
6 4 (16.67%) Security Management
6 4 (16.67%) Document Management
6 4 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (16.67%) Analytics
6 4 (16.67%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) GCIA
2 13 (54.17%) CISSP
3 12 (50.00%) Degree
4 10 (41.67%) GIAC
5 7 (29.17%) CEH
6 2 (8.33%) CCNA
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (8.33%) EnCE
6 2 (8.33%) GCED
7 1 (4.17%) GPEN
7 1 (4.17%) MCP
7 1 (4.17%) MCSE
7 1 (4.17%) SSCP
7 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (4.17%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 6 (25.00%) COBIT
3 5 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (16.67%) COSO
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) OPNET
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Cisco
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) McAfee
2 4 (16.67%) ArcSight
3 3 (12.50%) Splunk
3 3 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) LogLogic