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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 642 647 635
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs citing GSEC 13 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.012% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.063% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
Median daily rate £375 £550 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% +17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £533 £454
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £585 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate - £538 -
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
11049 11166 11439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 19.52% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6828 6732 6334
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 528 490
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £47.30 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 6 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 26 September 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 +17 12 £375 -31.81% 3
London 0 11 £375 -34.78% 2
City of London +20 6 £375 -37.50%
Uxbridge +2 2 £475 -
South West +13 1 - -
Bristol +2 1 - -

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 18 (94.74%) CISSP
2 14 (73.68%) Information Security
3 11 (57.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 11 (57.89%) CISM
3 11 (57.89%) Firewall
4 10 (52.63%) Management Information System
4 10 (52.63%) CISA
4 10 (52.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (52.63%) Network Security
5 9 (47.37%) SIEM
5 9 (47.37%) Cisco
6 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
6 8 (42.11%) COBIT
7 7 (36.84%) SANS
8 6 (31.58%) Security Operations
8 6 (31.58%) PCI DSS
8 6 (31.58%) Data Privacy
8 6 (31.58%) Security Management
8 6 (31.58%) Risk Management
9 5 (26.32%) Information Security Management
9 5 (26.32%) Legal
9 5 (26.32%) CCNP
9 5 (26.32%) CCNA
9 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (26.32%) Degree
9 5 (26.32%) Cisco ISE
9 5 (26.32%) Fortinet
9 5 (26.32%) ISMS
9 5 (26.32%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (26.32%) IT Audit

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 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Project
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
1 1 (5.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) Firewall
2 10 (52.63%) Network Security
3 5 (26.32%) Cisco ISE
3 5 (26.32%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (21.05%) LAN
4 4 (21.05%) SAN
4 4 (21.05%) WAN
5 3 (15.79%) BGP
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (15.79%) EIGRP
5 3 (15.79%) OSPF
6 1 (5.26%) Extranet
6 1 (5.26%) LDAP
6 1 (5.26%) SWIFTNet
6 1 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (26.32%) Legal
2 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
3 3 (15.79%) Military
4 2 (10.53%) Banking
4 2 (10.53%) Finance
4 2 (10.53%) Retail
5 1 (5.26%) Automotive
5 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Analyst
1 12 (63.16%) Security Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) IT Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) IT Security Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) IT Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) IT Security Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Security Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Security Officer
4 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Information Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) IT Auditor
5 1 (5.26%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior IT Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) COM
1 1 (5.26%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Management Information System
2 4 (21.05%) Cryptography
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.26%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (5.26%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
1 3 (15.79%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Information Security
2 11 (57.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 9 (47.37%) SIEM
4 6 (31.58%) Data Privacy
4 6 (31.58%) Risk Management
4 6 (31.58%) Security Management
4 6 (31.58%) Security Operations
5 5 (26.32%) Information Security Management
5 5 (26.32%) ISMS
5 5 (26.32%) IT Audit
6 4 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Computer Forensics
7 3 (15.79%) Computer Security
7 3 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
7 3 (15.79%) SDLC
7 3 (15.79%) Security Architecture
7 3 (15.79%) Threat Analysis
7 3 (15.79%) Web Design
8 2 (10.53%) Software License Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C
1 1 (5.26%) Java
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (94.74%) CISSP
2 11 (57.89%) CISM
3 10 (52.63%) CISA
4 7 (36.84%) SANS
5 5 (26.32%) CCNA
5 5 (26.32%) CCNP
5 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (26.32%) Degree
6 4 (21.05%) GSLC
6 4 (21.05%) GSNA
7 3 (15.79%) GCIA
7 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
8 2 (10.53%) CEH
9 1 (5.26%) CCDA
9 1 (5.26%) GCIH
9 1 (5.26%) GIAC
9 1 (5.26%) ISACA
9 1 (5.26%) MOS
9 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
9 1 (5.26%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (52.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (42.11%) COBIT
3 6 (31.58%) PCI DSS
4 3 (15.79%) ISO27002
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 3 (15.79%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco
2 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) Fortinet
4 4 (21.05%) Sourcefire
5 3 (15.79%) ArcSight
5 3 (15.79%) FireEye
5 3 (15.79%) LogRhythm
5 3 (15.79%) Palo Alto
6 1 (5.26%) Infor
6 1 (5.26%) Juniper
6 1 (5.26%) NetWitness
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle
6 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (5.26%) SAP