The table below looks at the statistics for GSEC in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GSEC over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 578 552 -
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -
Contract jobs citing GSEC 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.002% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.049% 0.011% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£245 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 - -
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
10280 9096 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.15% 18.89% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5979 4931 4211
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 411 548
Average hourly rate £19.45 £19.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

GSEC
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GSEC within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

GSEC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GSEC
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GSEC within the UK.

GSEC Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GSEC
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GSEC within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

GSEC Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GSEC
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GSEC within the UK.

GSEC Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

GSEC
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSEC within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -14 5 £245 -51.00% 1
South West - 3 £245 -
London -5 1 £500 - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Gloucester - - - -

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GSEC 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 GSEC.

1 10 (100.00%) Information Security
2 9 (90.00%) CISA
3 8 (80.00%) CISSP
4 7 (70.00%) CISM
4 7 (70.00%) GIAC
5 6 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (50.00%) COBIT
6 5 (50.00%) ISACA
6 5 (50.00%) GPEN
6 5 (50.00%) CEH
6 5 (50.00%) SSCP
6 5 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (50.00%) MCP
6 5 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 4 (40.00%) Security Architecture
8 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
8 3 (30.00%) Retail
8 3 (30.00%) Security+ Certification
8 3 (30.00%) Finance
9 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (20.00%) ETL
9 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
9 2 (20.00%) GCED
9 2 (20.00%) CSSLP
9 2 (20.00%) Change Control

GSEC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GSEC 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 GSEC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Network Security
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
General
1 3 (30.00%) Retail
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) Security Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Information Security Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Security Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Information Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Information Security Architect
4 1 (10.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Operational Security Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Information Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (40.00%) Security Architecture
3 3 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (20.00%) ETL
4 2 (20.00%) Change Control
4 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (10.00%) OWASP
5 1 (10.00%) SIEM
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) Document Management
5 1 (10.00%) Validation
5 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) CISA
2 8 (80.00%) CISSP
3 7 (70.00%) CISM
3 7 (70.00%) GIAC
4 5 (50.00%) ISACA
4 5 (50.00%) GPEN
4 5 (50.00%) CEH
4 5 (50.00%) SSCP
4 5 (50.00%) MCP
5 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Security+ Certification
6 2 (20.00%) GCED
6 2 (20.00%) CSSLP
7 1 (10.00%) PCI QSA
7 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (50.00%) COBIT
2 5 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (10.00%) BS25999