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 23 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
UK
Rank - 615 601
Contract jobs citing GSEC 0 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.030% 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.14% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 6
Median daily rate - £455 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.30%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £455 £298
% change year-on-year
- +52.94%
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
9134 10479 10312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.36% 20.97% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5831 6371 6019
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £230
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 465 494 487
Median hourly rate £28.58 £39.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.73% +110.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.54 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +110.52%

GSEC
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing GSEC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GSEC 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 GSEC.

1 11 (100.00%) CISSP
2 10 (90.91%) CISM
2 10 (90.91%) Information Security
3 9 (81.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 8 (72.73%) COBIT
4 8 (72.73%) Network Security
4 8 (72.73%) Cisco
5 6 (54.55%) Firewall
5 6 (54.55%) CISA
5 6 (54.55%) Management Information System
5 6 (54.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (54.55%) PCI DSS
5 6 (54.55%) Data Privacy
6 5 (45.45%) Cisco ISE
6 5 (45.45%) SIEM
6 5 (45.45%) ISMS
6 5 (45.45%) Security Operations
6 5 (45.45%) IT Audit
6 5 (45.45%) Fortinet
6 5 (45.45%) Risk Management
6 5 (45.45%) Information Security Management
6 5 (45.45%) Security Management
7 4 (36.36%) CCNP
7 4 (36.36%) CCNA
7 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (36.36%) Cryptography
7 4 (36.36%) Degree
8 3 (27.27%) Sourcefire
8 3 (27.27%) OSPF
8 3 (27.27%) BGP

GSEC
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 1 (9.09%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) Network Security
2 6 (54.55%) Firewall
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco ISE
4 3 (27.27%) BGP
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (27.27%) EIGRP
4 3 (27.27%) OSPF
5 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (9.09%) LDAP
5 1 (9.09%) SWIFTNet
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
2 1 (9.09%) Military
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Security Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Security Officer
3 2 (18.18%) IT Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) IT Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) IT Security Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) IT Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Auditor
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Information Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Information Officer
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Network Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Security Auditor
4 1 (9.09%) Senior IT Auditor
4 1 (9.09%) Senior IT Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Management Information System
2 4 (36.36%) Cryptography
3 1 (9.09%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
1 3 (27.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Information Security
2 9 (81.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 6 (54.55%) Data Privacy
4 5 (45.45%) Information Security Management
4 5 (45.45%) ISMS
4 5 (45.45%) IT Audit
4 5 (45.45%) Risk Management
4 5 (45.45%) Security Management
4 5 (45.45%) Security Operations
4 5 (45.45%) SIEM
5 3 (27.27%) Security Architecture
5 3 (27.27%) Security Monitoring
6 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (9.09%) Cash Management
7 1 (9.09%) Computer Security
7 1 (9.09%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
7 1 (9.09%) OWASP
7 1 (9.09%) SDLC
7 1 (9.09%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) CISSP
2 10 (90.91%) CISM
3 6 (54.55%) CISA
4 4 (36.36%) CCNA
4 4 (36.36%) CCNP
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (36.36%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) CEH
5 1 (9.09%) GCIA
5 1 (9.09%) GCIH
5 1 (9.09%) GIAC
5 1 (9.09%) ISACA
5 1 (9.09%) MOS
5 1 (9.09%) SANS
5 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) COBIT
2 6 (54.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (54.55%) PCI DSS
3 3 (27.27%) ISO27002
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 1 (9.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (9.09%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 5 (45.45%) Fortinet
3 3 (27.27%) FireEye
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Palo Alto
3 3 (27.27%) Sourcefire
4 1 (9.09%) ArcSight