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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK
Rank 580 603 587
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -16
Contract jobs citing GCIH 20 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.029% 0.028%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 7
Median daily rate £420 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £380 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £588 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £484 £278
% change year-on-year
-13.17% +74.32%
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
9145 10669 10265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.39% 20.98% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5805 6476 6020
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 507 495
Median hourly rate £28.15 £35.50 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.70% +95.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

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 18 January 2017.

GCIH Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GCIH
Top 13 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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +29 20 £420 +5.00% 7
South East +22 8 £420 -13.17% 1
London +9 8 £350 -12.50% 5
Hampshire +10 7 £420 -28.51%
City of London - 4 - - 3
Shropshire - 3 £375 -
West Midlands - 3 £375 - 1
Telford - 2 £375 -
Farnborough - 1 £425 -
South West - 1 £560 -
Surrey - 1 £500 - 1
Camberley - 1 £500 -
Bristol - 1 £560 -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 36 (70.59%) CISSP
2 35 (68.63%) Information Security
3 32 (62.75%) GIAC
4 30 (58.82%) Cybersecurity
5 28 (54.90%) Intrusion Detection
6 27 (52.94%) Firewall
7 26 (50.98%) SIEM
8 23 (45.10%) Security Operations
9 22 (43.14%) GCIA
9 22 (43.14%) Linux
10 21 (41.18%) Windows
11 20 (39.22%) Management Information System
12 19 (37.25%) CISM
12 19 (37.25%) Analytical Skills
12 19 (37.25%) Data Centre
13 18 (35.29%) CEH
14 17 (33.33%) Unix
15 16 (31.37%) TCP/IP
15 16 (31.37%) Incident Management
16 15 (29.41%) Finance
17 14 (27.45%) ITIL
17 14 (27.45%) SQL
17 14 (27.45%) Python
17 14 (27.45%) PCI DSS
18 13 (25.49%) Security Operations Centre
19 12 (23.53%) DNS
20 11 (21.57%) VPN
20 11 (21.57%) Risk Management
20 11 (21.57%) Change Management
21 10 (19.61%) Internet

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 5 (9.80%) Apache
1 5 (9.80%) IIS
2 4 (7.84%) JBoss
2 4 (7.84%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.92%) MS Project
1 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (54.90%) Intrusion Detection
2 27 (52.94%) Firewall
3 16 (31.37%) TCP/IP
4 12 (23.53%) DNS
5 11 (21.57%) VPN
6 10 (19.61%) Internet
7 9 (17.65%) Network Security
8 8 (15.69%) MPLS
9 7 (13.73%) DHCP
9 7 (13.73%) LDAP
10 4 (7.84%) HTTP
10 4 (7.84%) SSL
11 3 (5.88%) HSRP
11 3 (5.88%) ICMP
11 3 (5.88%) IPsec
12 2 (3.92%) Kerberos
12 2 (3.92%) SSH
13 1 (1.96%) Ethernet
13 1 (1.96%) SMTP
13 1 (1.96%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) Big Data
2 2 (3.92%) Data Lake
General
1 15 (29.41%) Finance
2 9 (17.65%) Financial Institution
3 8 (15.69%) Legal
4 7 (13.73%) Retail
5 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.92%) Banking
7 1 (1.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (56.86%) Analyst
2 23 (45.10%) Security Analyst
3 22 (43.14%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 8 (15.69%) Incident Analyst
5 7 (13.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Consultant
6 4 (7.84%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Architect
7 3 (5.88%) CISSP Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) SIEM Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Incident Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Junior
8 2 (3.92%) Junior Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Security Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) SIEM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) Middleware
2 2 (3.92%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.92%) SAML
3 1 (1.96%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (39.22%) Management Information System
2 19 (37.25%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (37.25%) Data Centre
3 13 (25.49%) Security Operations Centre
4 9 (17.65%) Driving Licence
4 9 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (15.69%) Cryptography
5 8 (15.69%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (13.73%) Equities
6 7 (13.73%) Fixed Income
7 4 (7.84%) Computer Science
8 2 (3.92%) PKI
9 1 (1.96%) iSeries
9 1 (1.96%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 22 (43.14%) Linux
2 21 (41.18%) Windows
3 17 (33.33%) Unix
4 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.92%) AIX
6 2 (3.92%) Solaris
7 1 (1.96%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.96%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (68.63%) Information Security
2 30 (58.82%) Cybersecurity
3 26 (50.98%) SIEM
4 23 (45.10%) Security Operations
5 16 (31.37%) Incident Management
6 14 (27.45%) ITIL
7 11 (21.57%) Change Management
7 11 (21.57%) Risk Management
8 10 (19.61%) Forensic Analysis
8 10 (19.61%) Security Monitoring
9 9 (17.65%) Information Assurance
9 9 (17.65%) Server Hardening
9 9 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
10 8 (15.69%) Data Analysis
10 8 (15.69%) Ethical Hacking
10 8 (15.69%) Identity Access Management
10 8 (15.69%) Project Management
11 7 (13.73%) Asset Management
11 7 (13.73%) Network Design
11 7 (13.73%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 14 (27.45%) Python
1 14 (27.45%) SQL
2 9 (17.65%) C#
3 8 (15.69%) PowerShell
3 8 (15.69%) VB
4 5 (9.80%) Perl
5 3 (5.88%) Java
6 1 (1.96%) C++
6 1 (1.96%) PHP
6 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (70.59%) CISSP
2 32 (62.75%) GIAC
3 22 (43.14%) GCIA
4 19 (37.25%) CISM
5 18 (35.29%) CEH
6 10 (19.61%) SANS
7 9 (17.65%) GCFA
8 7 (13.73%) CCNA
8 7 (13.73%) CCSA
8 7 (13.73%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (13.73%) CNA
8 7 (13.73%) MCP
8 7 (13.73%) Network+ Certification
8 7 (13.73%) Novell Certification
8 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
8 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
9 6 (11.76%) Degree
10 5 (9.80%) CISA
11 4 (7.84%) RHCSA
12 2 (3.92%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (27.45%) PCI DSS
2 9 (17.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (3.92%) COBIT
3 2 (3.92%) COSO
3 2 (3.92%) HIPAA
3 2 (3.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (3.92%) SAS 70
4 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.96%) RACF
4 1 (1.96%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) Puppet
2 7 (13.73%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 6 (11.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 5 (9.80%) WSUS
5 4 (7.84%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (3.92%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 2 (3.92%) CSIRT
6 2 (3.92%) EnCase
6 2 (3.92%) RSA Security Analytics
7 1 (1.96%) FTK
7 1 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.96%) Nessus
7 1 (1.96%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Sun
2 5 (9.80%) Cisco
2 5 (9.80%) HP
2 5 (9.80%) VMware
3 4 (7.84%) Red Hat
4 3 (5.88%) F5
4 3 (5.88%) Intel Security
4 3 (5.88%) LogRhythm
4 3 (5.88%) Splunk
5 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.92%) NetWitness
6 1 (1.96%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.96%) Cellebrite
6 1 (1.96%) FireEye
6 1 (1.96%) Remedy
6 1 (1.96%) ServiceNow