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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 594 614 618
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +4
Contract jobs citing GCIH 27 30 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.054% 0.027%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.26% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 10
Median daily rate £423 £409 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.36% +47.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £380 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £530 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £380 £250
% change year-on-year
+11.18% +52.00%
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
10173 11414 11714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.44% 20.67% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6465 6892 6680
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 560 556
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £17.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +58.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.75 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +57.14%

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 8 December 2016.

GCIH Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GCIH
Top 22 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 8 December 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 +19 26 £420 +2.75% 12
London -8 12 £525 +23.52% 4
South East +30 7 £420 +5.32% 2
City of London - 7 £700 -
Hampshire +23 5 £420 -26.95% 1
West Midlands - 5 £375 - 4
Shropshire - 5 £375 -
Telford - 3 £375 -
Yorkshire +14 1 £500 +42.85%
Sheffield -11 1 £500 +42.85%
South Yorkshire -12 1 £500 +42.85%
Farnborough - 1 £425 -
Channel Islands - 1 £475 -
South West - 1 £560 -
Surrey - 1 £500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Jersey - 1 £475 -
Guernsey - 1 £475 -
Croydon - 1 £700 -
Camberley - 1 £500 -
Bristol - 1 £560 -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 40 (71.43%) CISSP
2 37 (66.07%) Information Security
3 34 (60.71%) Cybersecurity
4 30 (53.57%) GIAC
5 28 (50.00%) Firewall
5 28 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 28 (50.00%) Security Operations
6 26 (46.43%) GCIA
7 24 (42.86%) SIEM
8 22 (39.29%) CISM
8 22 (39.29%) Management Information System
8 22 (39.29%) Linux
9 21 (37.50%) Windows
9 21 (37.50%) CEH
10 19 (33.93%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (32.14%) Data Centre
12 17 (30.36%) PCI DSS
12 17 (30.36%) Finance
13 16 (28.57%) Incident Management
14 15 (26.79%) Unix
14 15 (26.79%) TCP/IP
14 15 (26.79%) Vulnerability Management
15 14 (25.00%) ITIL
16 13 (23.21%) Python
16 13 (23.21%) Security Operations Centre
17 12 (21.43%) VPN
17 12 (21.43%) SQL
18 11 (19.64%) Risk Management
18 11 (19.64%) Change Management
19 10 (17.86%) DNS

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 4 (7.14%) Apache
1 4 (7.14%) IIS
2 3 (5.36%) JBoss
2 3 (5.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 4 (7.14%) MS Project
1 4 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (50.00%) Firewall
1 28 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 15 (26.79%) TCP/IP
3 12 (21.43%) VPN
4 10 (17.86%) DNS
4 10 (17.86%) Internet
4 10 (17.86%) Network Security
5 6 (10.71%) DHCP
5 6 (10.71%) HTTP
5 6 (10.71%) LDAP
5 6 (10.71%) MPLS
5 6 (10.71%) SSL
6 4 (7.14%) SSH
7 3 (5.36%) HSRP
7 3 (5.36%) ICMP
7 3 (5.36%) IPsec
8 2 (3.57%) Kerberos
9 1 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.79%) SNMP
9 1 (1.79%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) Big Data
2 2 (3.57%) Data Lake
General
1 17 (30.36%) Finance
2 9 (16.07%) Financial Institution
3 8 (14.29%) Legal
4 7 (12.50%) Retail
5 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (57.14%) Analyst
2 25 (44.64%) Security Analyst
3 21 (37.50%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 7 (12.50%) Incident Analyst
5 6 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Consultant
6 4 (7.14%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Architect
7 3 (5.36%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Incident Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Junior
8 2 (3.57%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Security Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.71%) Middleware
2 2 (3.57%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.57%) SAML
3 1 (1.79%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (39.29%) Management Information System
2 19 (33.93%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (32.14%) Data Centre
4 13 (23.21%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (14.29%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (12.50%) Driving Licence
6 7 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (12.50%) Equities
6 7 (12.50%) Fixed Income
6 7 (12.50%) PKI
7 6 (10.71%) Cryptography
8 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (39.29%) Linux
2 21 (37.50%) Windows
3 15 (26.79%) Unix
4 4 (7.14%) AIX
4 4 (7.14%) Solaris
4 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.79%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (66.07%) Information Security
2 34 (60.71%) Cybersecurity
3 28 (50.00%) Security Operations
4 24 (42.86%) SIEM
5 16 (28.57%) Incident Management
6 15 (26.79%) Vulnerability Management
7 14 (25.00%) ITIL
8 11 (19.64%) Change Management
8 11 (19.64%) Risk Management
9 9 (16.07%) Data Analysis
10 8 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
10 8 (14.29%) Information Assurance
11 7 (12.50%) Asset Management
11 7 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
11 7 (12.50%) Network Design
11 7 (12.50%) Server Hardening
11 7 (12.50%) Threat Detection
12 6 (10.71%) Malware Analysis
12 6 (10.71%) Patch Management
12 6 (10.71%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.21%) Python
2 12 (21.43%) SQL
3 9 (16.07%) C#
4 8 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 8 (14.29%) VB
5 4 (7.14%) Perl
6 3 (5.36%) Java
7 1 (1.79%) C++
7 1 (1.79%) PHP
7 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (71.43%) CISSP
2 30 (53.57%) GIAC
3 26 (46.43%) GCIA
4 22 (39.29%) CISM
5 21 (37.50%) CEH
6 10 (17.86%) SANS
7 9 (16.07%) GCFA
8 8 (14.29%) Degree
9 7 (12.50%) CNA
9 7 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
9 7 (12.50%) Novell Certification
9 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
9 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
10 6 (10.71%) CCNA
10 6 (10.71%) CCSA
10 6 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (10.71%) MCP
11 5 (8.93%) CISA
12 3 (5.36%) GWAPT
12 3 (5.36%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (30.36%) PCI DSS
2 7 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (7.14%) COBIT
3 4 (7.14%) COSO
3 4 (7.14%) SAS 70
4 2 (3.57%) HIPAA
4 2 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.79%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 7 (12.50%) Puppet
2 5 (8.93%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (7.14%) WSUS
4 3 (5.36%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (3.57%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (1.79%) EnCase
6 1 (1.79%) FTK
6 1 (1.79%) Nessus
6 1 (1.79%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Cisco
1 7 (12.50%) Sun
2 5 (8.93%) HP
3 4 (7.14%) LogRhythm
3 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.14%) VMware
4 3 (5.36%) F5
4 3 (5.36%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.57%) ArcSight
5 2 (3.57%) Blue Coat
5 2 (3.57%) Intel Security
5 2 (3.57%) NetWitness
5 2 (3.57%) Qualys
5 2 (3.57%) Splunk
6 1 (1.79%) Cellebrite
6 1 (1.79%) Remedy
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