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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 604 638 630
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -8
Contract jobs citing GCIH 32 26 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.045% 0.015%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.23% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 4
Median daily rate £525 £390 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% +36.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £339 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £537 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £380 £280
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
10838 11364 11558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.58% 19.68% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6719 6868 6390
Median daily rate £400 £400 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £254 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 524 493
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.56 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.00%

GCIH
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing GCIH as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 2016.

GCIH Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GCIH
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCIH within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +24 30 £575 +47.43% 12
South East +16 12 £550 +44.73% 4
London -1 10 £700 +69.69% 3
Milton Keynes - 8 £475 -
Buckinghamshire - 8 £475 -
South West - 3 - - 3
Bristol - 3 - -
City of London +23 2 £700 +30.23% 1
Hampshire +13 2 £650 +40.54% 1
Berkshire +7 2 £350 -7.89% 3
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
Manchester - 2 - - 1
Shropshire - 2 - -
North West - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +16 1 £500 +42.85%
South Yorkshire +4 1 £500 +42.85%
Sheffield 0 1 £500 +42.85%
Telford - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £700 -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing GCIH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for GCIH.

1 48 (85.71%) CISSP
2 36 (64.29%) Cybersecurity
3 33 (58.93%) Information Security
4 31 (55.36%) GCIA
4 31 (55.36%) Security Operations
5 29 (51.79%) Intrusion Detection
6 26 (46.43%) CEH
7 24 (42.86%) CISM
8 20 (35.71%) GIAC
8 20 (35.71%) PCI DSS
8 20 (35.71%) SIEM
9 18 (32.14%) Vulnerability Management
9 18 (32.14%) Firewall
10 17 (30.36%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (28.57%) Windows
11 16 (28.57%) Degree
12 15 (26.79%) Finance
13 14 (25.00%) Management Information System
14 13 (23.21%) Linux
15 12 (21.43%) PKI
15 12 (21.43%) Incident Management
16 11 (19.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 11 (19.64%) Python
17 10 (17.86%) TCP/IP
17 10 (17.86%) C#
17 10 (17.86%) Analytics
17 10 (17.86%) Security Operations Centre
18 9 (16.07%) Continuous Improvement
18 9 (16.07%) Cyberthreat
18 9 (16.07%) VB

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.57%) Apache
1 2 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (1.79%) JBoss
2 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (16.07%) MS Project
1 9 (16.07%) MS Visio
2 5 (8.93%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (51.79%) Intrusion Detection
2 18 (32.14%) Firewall
3 10 (17.86%) TCP/IP
4 9 (16.07%) VPN
5 8 (14.29%) HTTP
5 8 (14.29%) Network Security
6 5 (8.93%) Internet
6 5 (8.93%) SSH
6 5 (8.93%) SSL
7 4 (7.14%) DNS
7 4 (7.14%) LDAP
8 2 (3.57%) Kerberos
8 2 (3.57%) SMTP
9 1 (1.79%) DHCP
9 1 (1.79%) MPLS
9 1 (1.79%) SWIFTNet
9 1 (1.79%) tcpdump
9 1 (1.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.79%) Big Data
General
1 15 (26.79%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Financial Institution
3 5 (8.93%) Legal
4 4 (7.14%) Retail
5 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (64.29%) Analyst
2 24 (42.86%) Security Analyst
3 16 (28.57%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 9 (16.07%) Incident Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Consultant
6 4 (7.14%) Information Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Information Security Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Security Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Vulnerability Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Architect
7 3 (5.36%) Forensic Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Junior
7 3 (5.36%) Junior Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Junior Security Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Security Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Incident Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) Middleware
2 2 (3.57%) SAML
3 1 (1.79%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.36%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 12 (21.43%) PKI
4 10 (17.86%) Security Operations Centre
5 9 (16.07%) Cyberthreat
6 8 (14.29%) Data Centre
7 5 (8.93%) Computer Science
8 4 (7.14%) Equities
8 4 (7.14%) Fixed Income
9 3 (5.36%) Driving Licence
9 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (5.36%) iPad
10 2 (3.57%) Cryptography
10 2 (3.57%) Cyber Attack
10 2 (3.57%) Mathematics
11 1 (1.79%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.57%) Windows
2 13 (23.21%) Linux
3 8 (14.29%) Unix
4 5 (8.93%) AIX
4 5 (8.93%) Solaris
5 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.79%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (64.29%) Cybersecurity
2 33 (58.93%) Information Security
3 31 (55.36%) Security Operations
4 20 (35.71%) SIEM
5 18 (32.14%) Vulnerability Management
6 12 (21.43%) Incident Management
7 11 (19.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 10 (17.86%) Analytics
9 9 (16.07%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (16.07%) Ethical Hacking
9 9 (16.07%) ITIL
9 9 (16.07%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (14.29%) Change Management
10 8 (14.29%) Digital Forensics
10 8 (14.29%) Risk Management
11 7 (12.50%) Email Filtering
11 7 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
11 7 (12.50%) Mentoring
11 7 (12.50%) Patch Management
11 7 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.64%) Python
2 10 (17.86%) C#
3 9 (16.07%) PowerShell
3 9 (16.07%) VB
4 7 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (3.57%) Java
6 1 (1.79%) Perl
6 1 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 48 (85.71%) CISSP
2 31 (55.36%) GCIA
3 26 (46.43%) CEH
4 24 (42.86%) CISM
5 20 (35.71%) GIAC
6 16 (28.57%) Degree
7 6 (10.71%) SANS
8 5 (8.93%) CISA
8 5 (8.93%) GCFA
9 4 (7.14%) CNA
9 4 (7.14%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (7.14%) Novell Certification
10 3 (5.36%) GWAPT
11 2 (3.57%) CCSA
11 2 (3.57%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (3.57%) ECIH
11 2 (3.57%) MCP
11 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
11 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (35.71%) PCI DSS
2 6 (10.71%) COBIT
3 5 (8.93%) COSO
3 5 (8.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (8.93%) SAS 70
4 3 (5.36%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (3.57%) HIPAA
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.79%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) RSA Security Analytics
2 4 (7.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (5.36%) Puppet
4 2 (3.57%) QRadar
4 2 (3.57%) WSUS
5 1 (1.79%) EnCase
5 1 (1.79%) FTK
5 1 (1.79%) Nessus
5 1 (1.79%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.79%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 8 (14.29%) NetWitness
2 7 (12.50%) Intel Security
3 6 (10.71%) Qualys
4 5 (8.93%) Cisco
4 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.14%) LogRhythm
5 4 (7.14%) Sun
6 3 (5.36%) HP
7 2 (3.57%) ArcSight
7 2 (3.57%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.57%) Splunk
7 2 (3.57%) VMware
8 1 (1.79%) Cellebrite
8 1 (1.79%) F5
8 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.79%) Remedy