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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 608 588 574
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -14
Contract jobs citing GSEC 15 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.010% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.048% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 0
Average daily rate £455 £245 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £245 -
% change year-on-year
+85.71% -
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
10721 10370 9716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.15% 20.27% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6618 5988 5227
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 491 446
Average hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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
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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +13 14 £455 +85.71% 1
London +7 10 £455 -9.00% 1
Sheffield - 4 £455 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £455 -
Yorkshire - 4 £455 -

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 19 (82.61%) Information Security
2 15 (65.22%) GCIA
2 15 (65.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 14 (60.87%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (56.52%) Metasploit
4 13 (56.52%) Nessus
4 13 (56.52%) Nmap
4 13 (56.52%) HTTP
5 12 (52.17%) Network Security
6 11 (47.83%) Information Management
7 10 (43.48%) ArcSight
7 10 (43.48%) Cyberthreat
8 9 (39.13%) CISSP
9 8 (34.78%) Firewall
9 8 (34.78%) QRadar
10 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (26.09%) Cisco
10 6 (26.09%) CCNP
10 6 (26.09%) CISM
11 5 (21.74%) Splunk
11 5 (21.74%) SIEM
12 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (17.39%) GCIH
12 4 (17.39%) Computer Forensics
12 4 (17.39%) Unix
12 4 (17.39%) Windows
12 4 (17.39%) Linux
13 3 (13.04%) VPN
13 3 (13.04%) CCNA
13 3 (13.04%) CCIE

GSEC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 15 (65.22%) Intrusion Detection
2 13 (56.52%) HTTP
3 12 (52.17%) Network Security
4 8 (34.78%) Firewall
5 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (13.04%) VPN
7 2 (8.70%) DNS
7 2 (8.70%) Internet
7 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Analyst
2 13 (56.52%) Security Analyst
3 8 (34.78%) ArcSight Analyst
4 6 (26.09%) SOC Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Splunk Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) Applications Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Network Manager
6 3 (13.04%) Network Project Manager
6 3 (13.04%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Network Security Manager
6 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
6 3 (13.04%) Security Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Security Manager
6 3 (13.04%) Security Project Manager
7 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Senior Security Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Consultant
8 1 (4.35%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Regular Expression
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (60.87%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (43.48%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
1 4 (17.39%) Unix
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) Information Security
2 11 (47.83%) Information Management
3 5 (21.74%) SIEM
4 4 (17.39%) Computer Forensics
5 3 (13.04%) Information Security Management
5 3 (13.04%) Project Management
5 3 (13.04%) Security Architecture
5 3 (13.04%) Security Management
6 2 (8.70%) Computer Security
6 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
7 1 (4.35%) Security Operations
7 1 (4.35%) Threat Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (4.35%) Web Design
Qualifications
1 15 (65.22%) GCIA
2 9 (39.13%) CISSP
3 6 (26.09%) CCNP
3 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (26.09%) CISM
4 4 (17.39%) GCIH
5 3 (13.04%) CCIE
5 3 (13.04%) CCNA
5 3 (13.04%) GCED
5 3 (13.04%) GIAC
6 2 (8.70%) GCFW
6 2 (8.70%) GCUX
6 2 (8.70%) GCWN
6 2 (8.70%) SANS
6 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
6 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
7 1 (4.35%) CISA
7 1 (4.35%) CLAS
7 1 (4.35%) Degree
7 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) COBIT
1 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (13.04%) ISO27002
1 3 (13.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (56.52%) Nessus
1 13 (56.52%) Nmap
2 8 (34.78%) QRadar
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) ArcSight
2 6 (26.09%) Cisco
3 5 (21.74%) Splunk
4 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
4 3 (13.04%) Juniper
4 3 (13.04%) Palo Alto