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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 590 567 528
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -39
Contract jobs citing GCIH 7 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.010% 0.015%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.066% 0.049% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
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£475 £625 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £605 £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £611 £645 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £650 -
% change year-on-year
-26.92% -
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
10645 10156 8204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.72% 19.36% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6042 5585 4353
Average daily rate £395 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 478 516 472
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+36.11% -28.00%

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 -17 7 £475 -24.00% 28
London +2 3 £494 -19.38% 4
South East -11 3 £475 -26.92% 18
Hampshire - 3 £475 - 4
Bristol - 1 - - 2
South West - 1 - - 5
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Cheltenham - - - - 2
Fareham - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
North West - - - -
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - - 10
Slough - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 12
Buckinghamshire - - - -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 18 (69.23%) CISSP
1 18 (69.23%) Intrusion Detection
2 17 (65.38%) Firewall
3 16 (61.54%) Windows
3 16 (61.54%) Linux
4 14 (53.85%) Information Security
5 13 (50.00%) CEH
5 13 (50.00%) SIEM
6 12 (46.15%) Finance
7 11 (42.31%) GIAC
7 11 (42.31%) GCIA
8 10 (38.46%) Ethical Hacking
8 10 (38.46%) Degree
9 9 (34.62%) Vulnerability Management
9 9 (34.62%) Mentoring
9 9 (34.62%) TCP/IP
9 9 (34.62%) UNIX
9 9 (34.62%) Cisco
10 8 (30.77%) Management Information System
10 8 (30.77%) Incident Management
10 8 (30.77%) Digital Forensics
11 7 (26.92%) Snort
11 7 (26.92%) Computer Security
11 7 (26.92%) Cyber Security
11 7 (26.92%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (26.92%) SSL
11 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (26.92%) Internet
11 7 (26.92%) CCNA
11 7 (26.92%) FTP

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.69%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) SaaS
1 2 (7.69%) PaaS
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (69.23%) Intrusion Detection
2 17 (65.38%) Firewall
3 9 (34.62%) TCP/IP
4 7 (26.92%) SSL
4 7 (26.92%) Internet
4 7 (26.92%) FTP
4 7 (26.92%) HTTP
5 5 (19.23%) Wireshark
5 5 (19.23%) DNS
6 3 (11.54%) Network Security
7 2 (7.69%) VPN
7 2 (7.69%) TACACS
7 2 (7.69%) SSH
General
1 12 (46.15%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Legal
3 4 (15.38%) Games
4 2 (7.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.85%) Marketing
5 1 (3.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Security Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Incident Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Security Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Security Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Security Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Forensic Investigator
6 1 (3.85%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Security Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Security Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Web Services
1 2 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Management Information System
2 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
3 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (11.54%) Online Games
5 2 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Windows
1 16 (61.54%) Linux
2 9 (34.62%) UNIX
3 4 (15.38%) Solaris
4 2 (7.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Information Security
2 13 (50.00%) SIEM
3 10 (38.46%) Ethical Hacking
4 9 (34.62%) Vulnerability Management
4 9 (34.62%) Mentoring
5 8 (30.77%) Incident Management
5 8 (30.77%) Digital Forensics
6 7 (26.92%) Computer Security
6 7 (26.92%) Cyber Security
6 7 (26.92%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (23.08%) ITIL
8 5 (19.23%) Reverse Engineering
8 5 (19.23%) Data Privacy
8 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
8 5 (19.23%) Change Management
9 4 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (15.38%) Information Assurance
9 4 (15.38%) Security Architecture
10 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
11 2 (7.69%) PRINCE
Qualifications
1 18 (69.23%) CISSP
2 13 (50.00%) CEH
3 11 (42.31%) GIAC
3 11 (42.31%) GCIA
4 10 (38.46%) Degree
5 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (26.92%) CCNA
6 5 (19.23%) EnCE
6 5 (19.23%) GPEN
6 5 (19.23%) SSCP
7 2 (7.69%) MCSE
7 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (7.69%) GCED
8 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
8 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
8 1 (3.85%) CCNP
8 1 (3.85%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) PCI DSS
2 4 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (7.69%) COBIT
3 2 (7.69%) COSO
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) OPNET
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Cisco
2 5 (19.23%) ArcSight
2 5 (19.23%) LogLogic
2 5 (19.23%) Sun
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) Juniper
3 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 2 (7.69%) McAfee
3 2 (7.69%) Fortinet
3 2 (7.69%) F5
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