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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank - 579 -
Contract jobs citing GSEC 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.006% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.029% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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
10329 10256 8594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.07% 19.48% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5893 5990 4605
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 531 468
Average hourly rate £24.12 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.60% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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
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 22 May 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 5 (100.00%) CISSP
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (80.00%) CEH
2 4 (80.00%) CISM
2 4 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) ISACA
3 3 (60.00%) GPEN
3 3 (60.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (60.00%) CISA
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) MCP
3 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 3 (60.00%) SSCP
3 3 (60.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (60.00%) Security+ Certification
3 3 (60.00%) GIAC
3 3 (60.00%) Retail
3 3 (60.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (60.00%) COBIT
4 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (20.00%) CCNA
5 1 (20.00%) Validation
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Internet
5 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) Firewall
5 1 (20.00%) Data Security
5 1 (20.00%) Computer Science

GSEC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (60.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Security Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Information Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
2 3 (60.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Data Security
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (20.00%) Malware Detection\Protection
4 1 (20.00%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CISSP
2 4 (80.00%) CEH
2 4 (80.00%) CISM
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) ISACA
3 3 (60.00%) GPEN
3 3 (60.00%) CISA
3 3 (60.00%) MCP
3 3 (60.00%) SSCP
3 3 (60.00%) Security+ Certification
3 3 (60.00%) GIAC
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 3 (60.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (60.00%) COBIT
3 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS