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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 572 559 552
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -7
Contract jobs citing GCIH 19 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.010% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.054% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £473 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +26.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 - £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
11050 9216 8730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.49% 18.00% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6480 5130 4573
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 542 401 602
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 29 December 2014.

GCIH Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GCIH
Top 25 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 29 December 2014. 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 14 £463 -2.11% 14
London +12 11 £475 +0.52% 5
City of London - 3 £475 - 3
South East - 1 - - 6
Hampshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 6
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
East of England - - - -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 21 (75.00%) Firewall
2 19 (67.86%) CISSP
3 18 (64.29%) CEH
4 15 (53.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 15 (53.57%) Windows
4 15 (53.57%) Linux
5 13 (46.43%) TCP/IP
5 13 (46.43%) GIAC
5 13 (46.43%) Information Security
6 12 (42.86%) Cisco
6 12 (42.86%) SIEM
7 11 (39.29%) UNIX
7 11 (39.29%) Ethical Hacking
8 10 (35.71%) GCIA
9 8 (28.57%) Snort
9 8 (28.57%) Finance
9 8 (28.57%) FTP
9 8 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (28.57%) Mentoring
10 7 (25.00%) GPEN
10 7 (25.00%) Computer Security
10 7 (25.00%) SSL
10 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (25.00%) CCNA
10 7 (25.00%) Management Information System
10 7 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (21.43%) Incident Management
11 6 (21.43%) Fortinet
11 6 (21.43%) Degree
11 6 (21.43%) OPNET

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 21 (75.00%) Firewall
2 15 (53.57%) Intrusion Detection
3 13 (46.43%) TCP/IP
4 8 (28.57%) FTP
5 7 (25.00%) SSL
6 6 (21.43%) HTTP
6 6 (21.43%) Wireshark
6 6 (21.43%) TACACS
6 6 (21.43%) DNS
7 5 (17.86%) Internet
8 1 (3.57%) OSPF
8 1 (3.57%) BGP
8 1 (3.57%) VPN
8 1 (3.57%) NetScreen
8 1 (3.57%) IPsec
8 1 (3.57%) Network Security
8 1 (3.57%) VLAN
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Legal
3 2 (7.14%) Games
4 1 (3.57%) Military
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Incident Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Network Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Security Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Security Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Forensic Investigator
6 1 (3.57%) Security Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) IT Security Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Security Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Security Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) Online Games
3 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
1 15 (53.57%) Linux
2 11 (39.29%) UNIX
3 5 (17.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Information Security
2 12 (42.86%) SIEM
3 11 (39.29%) Ethical Hacking
4 8 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
4 8 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 7 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (25.00%) Computer Security
6 6 (21.43%) Reverse Engineering
6 6 (21.43%) Incident Management
6 6 (21.43%) Cyber Security
7 5 (17.86%) Data Privacy
7 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
7 5 (17.86%) Digital Forensics
7 5 (17.86%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (14.29%) ITIL
9 3 (10.71%) Change Management
10 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
10 2 (7.14%) Security Architecture
10 2 (7.14%) Information Assurance
10 2 (7.14%) Data Management
Qualifications
1 19 (67.86%) CISSP
2 18 (64.29%) CEH
3 13 (46.43%) GIAC
4 10 (35.71%) GCIA
5 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (25.00%) CCNA
5 7 (25.00%) GPEN
6 6 (21.43%) Degree
6 6 (21.43%) SSCP
7 5 (17.86%) EnCE
8 3 (10.71%) ACSA
8 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
8 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
9 1 (3.57%) GWAPT
9 1 (3.57%) OSCP
9 1 (3.57%) OSCE
9 1 (3.57%) CISMP
9 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (3.57%) CISA
9 1 (3.57%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (10.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) OPNET
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Cisco
2 6 (21.43%) Fortinet
2 6 (21.43%) Sun
2 6 (21.43%) Juniper
2 6 (21.43%) ArcSight
2 6 (21.43%) LogLogic
3 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
3 5 (17.86%) F5
4 4 (14.29%) Websense
5 3 (10.71%) IBM
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