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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 599 584 546
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -38
Contract jobs citing GCIH 10 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.013% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.097% 0.069% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 5
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£463 £400 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +207.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £290 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £440 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £130
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +246.15%
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
10276 10218 8842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.73% 19.31% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6039 5795 4729
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 524 462 498
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £44.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -6.97%

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 6 July 2015.

GCIH Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GCIH
Top 8 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 6 July 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 -9 9 £450 +12.50% 46
London +7 7 £450 +35.84% 8
Hampshire - 2 - - 2
South East - 2 - - 12
Basingstoke - 2 - - 2
Belfast -1 1 £475 -
County Antrim -1 1 £475 -
Northern Ireland -4 1 £475 -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 11 (68.75%) CISSP
1 11 (68.75%) GCIA
1 11 (68.75%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Linux
3 8 (50.00%) ITIL
3 8 (50.00%) Degree
4 7 (43.75%) PKI
4 7 (43.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 7 (43.75%) GIAC
5 6 (37.50%) Finance
5 6 (37.50%) Firewall
5 6 (37.50%) Management Information System
5 6 (37.50%) COBIT
5 6 (37.50%) PCI DSS
5 6 (37.50%) SIEM
5 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
6 5 (31.25%) Malware Analysis
6 5 (31.25%) Cyber Security
6 5 (31.25%) Digital Forensics
6 5 (31.25%) Games
6 5 (31.25%) CEH
6 5 (31.25%) Snort
6 5 (31.25%) Information Security
6 5 (31.25%) HTTP
6 5 (31.25%) SSL
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco
6 5 (31.25%) Internet
7 4 (25.00%) PRINCE
7 4 (25.00%) Middleware

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (25.00%) MS Project
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (25.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (12.50%) SaaS
1 2 (12.50%) PaaS
1 2 (12.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (37.50%) Firewall
3 5 (31.25%) HTTP
3 5 (31.25%) SSL
3 5 (31.25%) Internet
4 4 (25.00%) VPN
4 4 (25.00%) SSH
5 3 (18.75%) Network Security
5 3 (18.75%) Extranet
5 3 (18.75%) Intranet
6 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 1 (6.25%) DNS
7 1 (6.25%) FTP
7 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Games
3 4 (25.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Security Analyst
3 6 (37.50%) Incident Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Consultant
4 4 (25.00%) Security Consultant
5 3 (18.75%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Security Operations Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Incident Manager
5 3 (18.75%) Security Manager
6 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (12.50%) Security Specialist
7 1 (6.25%) Network Security Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Operations Consultant
7 1 (6.25%) Senior Operations Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Incident & Problem Manager
7 1 (6.25%) Cyber Security Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Problem Manager
7 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Senior Security Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Middleware
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) PKI
2 6 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
3 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (12.50%) Public Cloud
5 1 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (6.25%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
1 9 (56.25%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) AIX
2 4 (25.00%) Solaris
3 3 (18.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (43.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 6 (37.50%) SIEM
4 5 (31.25%) Digital Forensics
4 5 (31.25%) Cyber Security
4 5 (31.25%) Information Security
4 5 (31.25%) Malware Analysis
5 4 (25.00%) Patch Management
5 4 (25.00%) Document Management
5 4 (25.00%) PRINCE
5 4 (25.00%) Change Management
5 4 (25.00%) Information Security Management
5 4 (25.00%) Security Management
5 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (25.00%) Network Architecture
5 4 (25.00%) Analytics
5 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) CISSP
1 11 (68.75%) GCIA
2 8 (50.00%) Degree
3 7 (43.75%) GIAC
4 5 (31.25%) CEH
5 2 (12.50%) GCED
5 2 (12.50%) CCNA
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (6.25%) SSCP
6 1 (6.25%) MCP
6 1 (6.25%) MCSE
6 1 (6.25%) CCNP
6 1 (6.25%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) COBIT
1 6 (37.50%) PCI DSS
2 4 (25.00%) COSO
3 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) OPNET
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) McAfee
2 4 (25.00%) ArcSight
3 3 (18.75%) Splunk
3 3 (18.75%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) LogLogic