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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 554 553 529
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -24
Contract jobs citing GCIH 17 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.012% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.065% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 2
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£463 £549 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +46.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 - £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
10103 9219 8075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.17% 18.88% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5881 4996 4268
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 417 563
Average hourly rate £19.50 £19.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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 28 January 2015.

GCIH Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GCIH
Top 30 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 28 January 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 -7 17 £463 -15.71% 13
London +22 13 £463 -15.71% 6
City of London - 3 £475 - 3
Cheshire - 2 £305 -
North West - 2 £305 -
South East - 2 £550 - 6
Hampshire - 2 £550 - 2
Warrington - 1 £305 -
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 4
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Stirling - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 22 (75.86%) Firewall
2 18 (62.07%) CISSP
3 16 (55.17%) CEH
3 16 (55.17%) Intrusion Detection
4 15 (51.72%) Windows
4 15 (51.72%) Linux
5 13 (44.83%) GIAC
5 13 (44.83%) Information Security
6 12 (41.38%) GCIA
6 12 (41.38%) TCP/IP
6 12 (41.38%) Cisco
6 12 (41.38%) SIEM
7 10 (34.48%) Ethical Hacking
7 10 (34.48%) UNIX
7 10 (34.48%) Finance
8 8 (27.59%) Degree
8 8 (27.59%) Vulnerability Management
8 8 (27.59%) Cyber Security
8 8 (27.59%) Mentoring
9 7 (24.14%) Incident Management
9 7 (24.14%) Computer Security
9 7 (24.14%) Snort
9 7 (24.14%) Management Information System
9 7 (24.14%) FTP
9 7 (24.14%) SSL
10 6 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (20.69%) Juniper
10 6 (20.69%) Internet
10 6 (20.69%) TACACS
10 6 (20.69%) HTTP

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.45%) MS Project
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
1 1 (3.45%) PaaS
1 1 (3.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (75.86%) Firewall
2 16 (55.17%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (41.38%) TCP/IP
4 7 (24.14%) FTP
4 7 (24.14%) SSL
5 6 (20.69%) Internet
5 6 (20.69%) TACACS
5 6 (20.69%) HTTP
6 5 (17.24%) Wireshark
6 5 (17.24%) DNS
7 2 (6.90%) VPN
7 2 (6.90%) Network Security
8 1 (3.45%) VLAN
8 1 (3.45%) IPsec
8 1 (3.45%) SSH
8 1 (3.45%) NetScreen
8 1 (3.45%) OSPF
8 1 (3.45%) BGP
General
1 10 (34.48%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Legal
3 3 (10.34%) Games
4 1 (3.45%) Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Security Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Incident Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Network Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Security Operations Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Forensic Investigator
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Security Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Security Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (3.45%) Security Specialist
7 1 (3.45%) Operations Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Management Information System
2 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
3 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.34%) Online Games
4 1 (3.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) Windows
1 15 (51.72%) Linux
2 10 (34.48%) UNIX
3 6 (20.69%) Solaris
4 1 (3.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Information Security
2 12 (41.38%) SIEM
3 10 (34.48%) Ethical Hacking
4 8 (27.59%) Vulnerability Management
4 8 (27.59%) Cyber Security
4 8 (27.59%) Mentoring
5 7 (24.14%) Incident Management
5 7 (24.14%) Computer Security
6 6 (20.69%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Digital Forensics
6 6 (20.69%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (17.24%) Data Privacy
7 5 (17.24%) Reverse Engineering
7 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
8 4 (13.79%) ITIL
8 4 (13.79%) Change Management
9 3 (10.34%) Security Architecture
9 3 (10.34%) Information Assurance
10 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
10 2 (6.90%) Data Management
Qualifications
1 18 (62.07%) CISSP
2 16 (55.17%) CEH
3 13 (44.83%) GIAC
4 12 (41.38%) GCIA
5 8 (27.59%) Degree
6 6 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (20.69%) CCNA
7 5 (17.24%) GPEN
7 5 (17.24%) EnCE
7 5 (17.24%) SSCP
8 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
8 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
8 3 (10.34%) ACSA
9 1 (3.45%) GCED
9 1 (3.45%) MCSE
9 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) PCI DSS
1 3 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.45%) COSO
2 1 (3.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) OPNET
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Cisco
2 6 (20.69%) Juniper
2 6 (20.69%) Fortinet
3 5 (17.24%) F5
3 5 (17.24%) ArcSight
3 5 (17.24%) LogLogic
3 5 (17.24%) CheckPoint
3 5 (17.24%) Sun
4 4 (13.79%) Websense
5 3 (10.34%) IBM
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.45%) McAfee