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 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 611 620 612
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing GCIH 47 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.020% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.10% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 7 5
Average daily rate £400 £525 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £430 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £721 £615 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £438 £650
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -32.69%
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
11873 10924 10736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.24% 19.56% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7464 6165 6113
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £530 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 549 540
Average hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.11% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.14 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 30 April 2016.

GCIH Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GCIH
Top 21 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 April 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 +7 46 £400 -23.80% 12
South East +1 26 £385 -3.75% 1
London +3 13 £475 -9.52% 6
Berkshire - 13 £380 -
Reading - 11 £380 -
Hampshire +5 8 £600 +50.00% 1
Basingstoke -3 5 £702 -
Sheffield - 5 £400 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 - -
Milton Keynes - 5 - -
Yorkshire - 5 £400 -
South West +10 2 £470 -
Bristol 0 2 £470 -
North West - 2 - - 2
Manchester - 2 - - 2
Chiswick - 2 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 £393 -
City of London - 1 £500 - 2
Hammersmith - 1 - -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 53 (82.81%) CISSP
2 47 (73.44%) GCIA
3 41 (64.06%) Intrusion Detection
4 38 (59.38%) SIEM
5 35 (54.69%) Information Security
6 27 (42.19%) TCP/IP
7 26 (40.63%) Cybersecurity
7 26 (40.63%) Security Operations
8 25 (39.06%) Windows
9 24 (37.50%) Linux
10 23 (35.94%) PCI DSS
11 22 (34.38%) GIAC
11 22 (34.38%) CEH
12 21 (32.81%) Analytics
13 20 (31.25%) RSA Security Analytics
14 19 (29.69%) Incident Management
14 19 (29.69%) Firewall
15 17 (26.56%) Unix
15 17 (26.56%) Management Information System
15 17 (26.56%) NetWitness
16 16 (25.00%) HTTP
17 15 (23.44%) ITIL
17 15 (23.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 15 (23.44%) Analytical Skills
18 14 (21.88%) Network Security
18 14 (21.88%) GSEC
18 14 (21.88%) CISM
19 13 (20.31%) Degree
20 12 (18.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
20 12 (18.75%) Python

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 5 (7.81%) Apache
1 5 (7.81%) JBoss
1 5 (7.81%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (12.50%) MS Project
1 8 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (64.06%) Intrusion Detection
2 27 (42.19%) TCP/IP
3 19 (29.69%) Firewall
4 16 (25.00%) HTTP
5 14 (21.88%) Network Security
6 9 (14.06%) DNS
7 8 (12.50%) Internet
8 6 (9.38%) LDAP
8 6 (9.38%) SSL
8 6 (9.38%) VPN
9 5 (7.81%) DHCP
9 5 (7.81%) SSH
10 4 (6.25%) MPLS
11 2 (3.13%) LAN
11 2 (3.13%) WAN
11 2 (3.13%) Wireless
11 2 (3.13%) Wireshark
12 1 (1.56%) IPsec
12 1 (1.56%) SMTP
12 1 (1.56%) tcpdump
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (15.63%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.69%) Legal
4 2 (3.13%) Retail
4 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.56%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (1.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 42 (65.63%) Analyst
2 24 (37.50%) Security Analyst
3 13 (20.31%) SOC Analyst
4 8 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 8 (12.50%) Incident Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) Consultant
6 5 (7.81%) Information Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Information Security Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) Security Consultant
6 5 (7.81%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Senior Security Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) ArcSight Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Junior Information Security Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Junior Security Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) SIEM Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Splunk Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) Middleware
2 3 (4.69%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 17 (26.56%) Management Information System
2 15 (23.44%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (17.19%) Security Operations Centre
4 10 (15.63%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (12.50%) PKI
6 7 (10.94%) Data Centre
6 7 (10.94%) Driving Licence
6 7 (10.94%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (7.81%) Cryptography
7 5 (7.81%) iPad
8 4 (6.25%) Client/Server
8 4 (6.25%) SCADA
9 3 (4.69%) Cyber Attack
9 3 (4.69%) Mathematics
10 2 (3.13%) CESG
10 2 (3.13%) Equities
10 2 (3.13%) Fixed Income
11 1 (1.56%) Algorithms
11 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
11 1 (1.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 25 (39.06%) Windows
2 24 (37.50%) Linux
3 17 (26.56%) Unix
4 6 (9.38%) Solaris
5 5 (7.81%) AIX
5 5 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (59.38%) SIEM
2 35 (54.69%) Information Security
3 26 (40.63%) Cybersecurity
3 26 (40.63%) Security Operations
4 21 (32.81%) Analytics
5 19 (29.69%) Incident Management
6 15 (23.44%) ITIL
6 15 (23.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 10 (15.63%) Change Management
7 10 (15.63%) Digital Forensics
7 10 (15.63%) Information Assurance
7 10 (15.63%) Mentoring
7 10 (15.63%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (15.63%) Security Architecture
7 10 (15.63%) Vulnerability Management
8 9 (14.06%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (12.50%) Information Management
10 7 (10.94%) Server Hardening
11 6 (9.38%) Computer Security
11 6 (9.38%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.75%) Python
2 7 (10.94%) C#
3 6 (9.38%) PowerShell
3 6 (9.38%) VB
4 5 (7.81%) Perl
5 4 (6.25%) SQL
6 2 (3.13%) Java
7 1 (1.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 53 (82.81%) CISSP
2 47 (73.44%) GCIA
3 22 (34.38%) CEH
3 22 (34.38%) GIAC
4 14 (21.88%) CISM
4 14 (21.88%) GSEC
5 13 (20.31%) Degree
6 7 (10.94%) SC Cleared
6 7 (10.94%) Security Cleared
7 6 (9.38%) GCED
8 5 (7.81%) RHCSA
8 5 (7.81%) SANS
9 4 (6.25%) CREST Certified
9 4 (6.25%) ISSAP
10 3 (4.69%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (3.13%) GCFE
11 2 (3.13%) GCFW
11 2 (3.13%) GCUX
11 2 (3.13%) GCWN
11 2 (3.13%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (35.94%) PCI DSS
2 12 (18.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (10.94%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (7.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (6.25%) COBIT
5 4 (6.25%) RMADS
6 3 (4.69%) COSO
6 3 (4.69%) SAS 70
7 2 (3.13%) ISO22301
8 1 (1.56%) FIPS 140-2
8 1 (1.56%) ISO27002
System Software
1 7 (10.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.25%) Snort
3 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (31.25%) RSA Security Analytics
2 7 (10.94%) Nessus
2 7 (10.94%) Puppet
3 6 (9.38%) Nmap
4 5 (7.81%) QRadar
4 5 (7.81%) Red Hat Satellite
4 5 (7.81%) RSA Archer
5 4 (6.25%) RSA enVision
6 2 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (26.56%) NetWitness
2 8 (12.50%) Intel Security
3 7 (10.94%) ArcSight
3 7 (10.94%) Qualys
3 7 (10.94%) Splunk
4 5 (7.81%) Cisco
4 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.81%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.25%) F5
6 3 (4.69%) FireEye
6 3 (4.69%) HP
6 3 (4.69%) LogRhythm
6 3 (4.69%) Sourcefire
7 2 (3.13%) Forcepoint
7 2 (3.13%) Sun
7 2 (3.13%) VMware
8 1 (1.56%) BMC
8 1 (1.56%) Juniper
8 1 (1.56%) Remedy
8 1 (1.56%) Symantec
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