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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 619 657 -
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -
Contract jobs citing GSEC 15 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.012% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.062% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 0
Median daily rate £375 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £550 -
% change year-on-year
-20.90% -
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
10912 11255 10786
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.47% 19.29% 19.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6805 6762 6131
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.18% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 536 457
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.08 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GSEC within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

GSEC Daily Rate Histogram 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 12 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 27 August 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 +24 14 £375 -31.81% 1
London +12 8 £375 -30.23% 1
City of London - 6 £375 - 1
North West - 2 £435 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £435 -
Yorkshire - 2 £435 -
Manchester - 2 £435 -
Leeds - 2 £435 -
South West +7 1 - -
Bristol -2 1 - -
Essex - 1 £250 -
East of England - 1 £250 -

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 20 (83.33%) CISSP
2 17 (70.83%) Information Security
3 13 (54.17%) CISM
4 12 (50.00%) Firewall
4 12 (50.00%) Management Information System
5 10 (41.67%) CISA
5 10 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (37.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 9 (37.50%) SIEM
6 9 (37.50%) GCIA
7 8 (33.33%) GCIH
7 8 (33.33%) Network Security
8 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
8 7 (29.17%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (29.17%) Security Management
8 7 (29.17%) Risk Management
8 7 (29.17%) SANS
9 6 (25.00%) Security Operations
9 6 (25.00%) Cisco
9 6 (25.00%) PCI DSS
10 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
10 5 (20.83%) ISMS
10 5 (20.83%) ArcSight
10 5 (20.83%) Data Privacy
10 5 (20.83%) Cisco ISE
10 5 (20.83%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (20.83%) Fortinet
10 5 (20.83%) COBIT
10 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
10 5 (20.83%) Information Security Management

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 (4.17%) Apache
1 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) MS Project
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
1 1 (4.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) Firewall
2 8 (33.33%) Network Security
3 7 (29.17%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (20.83%) Cisco ISE
5 4 (16.67%) LAN
5 4 (16.67%) SAN
5 4 (16.67%) WAN
6 3 (12.50%) HTTP
7 1 (4.17%) Extranet
7 1 (4.17%) LDAP
7 1 (4.17%) SWIFTNet
7 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (20.83%) Legal
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Military
3 2 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Automotive
4 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Analyst
2 13 (54.17%) Security Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) IT Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) IT Security Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Security Officer
5 2 (8.33%) ArcSight Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) IT Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) IT Security Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) SOC Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Splunk Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Security Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Incident Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Information Officer
6 1 (4.17%) Information Security Officer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Security Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Security Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) COM
1 1 (4.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (16.67%) SCADA
4 3 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
6 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 1 (4.17%) Cryptography
6 1 (4.17%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Information Security
2 9 (37.50%) SIEM
2 9 (37.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 7 (29.17%) Risk Management
3 7 (29.17%) Security Management
4 6 (25.00%) Security Operations
5 5 (20.83%) Data Privacy
5 5 (20.83%) Information Security Management
5 5 (20.83%) ISMS
5 5 (20.83%) IT Audit
5 5 (20.83%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (16.67%) Security Architecture
6 4 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (12.50%) Computer Forensics
7 3 (12.50%) Computer Security
7 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
7 3 (12.50%) Information Management
7 3 (12.50%) SDLC
7 3 (12.50%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
1 1 (4.17%) Java
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (83.33%) CISSP
2 13 (54.17%) CISM
3 10 (41.67%) CISA
4 9 (37.50%) GCIA
5 8 (33.33%) GCIH
6 7 (29.17%) SANS
6 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
7 5 (20.83%) GIAC
7 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
8 4 (16.67%) GSLC
8 4 (16.67%) GSNA
8 4 (16.67%) ISSAP
9 3 (12.50%) CEH
10 2 (8.33%) CCNA
10 2 (8.33%) CCNP
10 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (8.33%) Degree
10 2 (8.33%) GCED
10 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (8.33%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 5 (20.83%) COBIT
4 4 (16.67%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 3 (12.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (8.33%) Nessus
2 2 (8.33%) Nmap
2 2 (8.33%) QRadar
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco
2 5 (20.83%) ArcSight
2 5 (20.83%) Fortinet
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) LogRhythm
4 2 (8.33%) Splunk
5 1 (4.17%) Infor
5 1 (4.17%) Juniper
5 1 (4.17%) NetWitness
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (4.17%) SAP
5 1 (4.17%) Sourcefire