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 4 May 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 635 635 615
Rank change year-on-year
0 -20
Contract jobs citing GSEC 12 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.002% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.009% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 2
Median daily rate £400 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +5.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 - -
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
11819 10912 10743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.26% 19.54% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7399 6171 6111
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 547 545
Median hourly rate £31.25 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GSEC within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -10 12 £400 -23.80% 1
Yorkshire - 5 £400 -
Sheffield - 5 £400 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £400 -
Berkshire - 4 - -
Reading - 4 - -
South East - 4 - - 1
East of England - 2 £400 -
Colchester - 2 £400 -
Essex - 2 £400 -
London -9 1 £450 -14.28%

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 19 (70.37%) HTTP
1 19 (70.37%) GCIA
2 18 (66.67%) Information Security
2 18 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (62.96%) Information Management
4 15 (55.56%) Nessus
4 15 (55.56%) Nmap
4 15 (55.56%) Intrusion Detection
4 15 (55.56%) Metasploit
5 14 (51.85%) GCIH
6 12 (44.44%) Cyberthreat
7 10 (37.04%) QRadar
7 10 (37.04%) ArcSight
8 9 (33.33%) Network Security
9 8 (29.63%) Firewall
9 8 (29.63%) Unix
9 8 (29.63%) Windows
9 8 (29.63%) Linux
10 7 (25.93%) CISSP
10 7 (25.93%) Management Information System
10 7 (25.93%) CISM
10 7 (25.93%) Splunk
11 5 (18.52%) GCED
11 5 (18.52%) Security Architecture
12 4 (14.81%) SCADA
12 4 (14.81%) Risk Analysis
12 4 (14.81%) Security Testing
12 4 (14.81%) RMADS
12 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
12 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared

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:

Communications & Networking
1 19 (70.37%) HTTP
2 15 (55.56%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (33.33%) Network Security
4 8 (29.63%) Firewall
5 2 (7.41%) DNS
5 2 (7.41%) Internet
5 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (3.70%) VPN
Development Applications
1 15 (55.56%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (74.07%) Analyst
2 15 (55.56%) Security Analyst
3 10 (37.04%) ArcSight Analyst
4 7 (25.93%) SOC Analyst
5 6 (22.22%) Splunk Analyst
6 5 (18.52%) Consultant
6 5 (18.52%) Security Consultant
7 3 (11.11%) Security Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) IT Analyst
8 2 (7.41%) IT Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) IT Security Analyst
8 2 (7.41%) IT Security Engineer
9 1 (3.70%) Applications Engineer
9 1 (3.70%) Firewall Engineer
9 1 (3.70%) Monitoring Analyst
9 1 (3.70%) Security Advisor
9 1 (3.70%) Security Technical Consultant
9 1 (3.70%) Senior Security Analyst
9 1 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
9 1 (3.70%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Regular Expression
2 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (44.44%) Cyberthreat
3 7 (25.93%) Management Information System
4 4 (14.81%) Client/Server
4 4 (14.81%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Linux
1 8 (29.63%) Unix
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Information Security
2 17 (62.96%) Information Management
3 5 (18.52%) Security Architecture
4 4 (14.81%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (14.81%) Security Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (14.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (14.81%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (7.41%) Computer Forensics
5 2 (7.41%) Information Governance
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL
5 2 (7.41%) Patch Management
5 2 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
5 2 (7.41%) Security Management
5 2 (7.41%) SIEM
6 1 (3.70%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 19 (70.37%) GCIA
2 14 (51.85%) GCIH
3 7 (25.93%) CISM
3 7 (25.93%) CISSP
4 5 (18.52%) GCED
5 4 (14.81%) GIAC
5 4 (14.81%) ISSAP
5 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
5 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
6 2 (7.41%) CEH
6 2 (7.41%) GCFW
6 2 (7.41%) GCUX
6 2 (7.41%) GCWN
6 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (7.41%) SSCP
7 1 (3.70%) CCNP
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) RMADS
2 1 (3.70%) COBIT
2 1 (3.70%) ISO27002
Systems Management
1 15 (55.56%) Nessus
1 15 (55.56%) Nmap
2 10 (37.04%) QRadar
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) ArcSight
2 7 (25.93%) Splunk
3 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco
3 1 (3.70%) Juniper
3 1 (3.70%) Palo Alto