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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
UK
Rank 606 610 606
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing GSEC 2 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.035% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.021% 0.16% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 5
Median daily rate - £455 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +85.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £455 £245
% change year-on-year
- +85.71%
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
9451 11046 10615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.81% 21.24% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6071 6870 6071
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 445 500
Median hourly rate £30.00 £39.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.56% +86.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.73 £41.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.26% +86.22%

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
Top 3 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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +18 2 - - 2
Bristol - 2 - -
South West - 2 - -

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 6 (100.00%) CISSP
1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
2 5 (83.33%) COBIT
2 5 (83.33%) ISO27002
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) CISM
4 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (50.00%) Cryptography
4 3 (50.00%) Sourcefire
4 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (50.00%) CCNP
4 3 (50.00%) CCNA
4 3 (50.00%) Unix
4 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (50.00%) OSPF
4 3 (50.00%) BGP
4 3 (50.00%) EIGRP
4 3 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
4 3 (50.00%) Security Architecture
4 3 (50.00%) FireEye
4 3 (50.00%) Palo Alto
4 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (50.00%) Degree
4 3 (50.00%) Network Security
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (33.33%) WebEx

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:

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) BGP
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (50.00%) EIGRP
1 3 (50.00%) Network Security
1 3 (50.00%) OSPF
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) WebEx
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) IT Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) IT Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) IT Security Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) IT Security Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Security Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Security Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Auditor
2 1 (16.67%) IT Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Auditor
2 1 (16.67%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Security Auditor
2 1 (16.67%) Security Auditor
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Auditor
2 1 (16.67%) Senior IT Auditor
2 1 (16.67%) Senior IT Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
2 3 (50.00%) Cryptography
2 3 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 3 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
2 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) Data Privacy
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) OWASP
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CISSP
2 4 (66.67%) CISM
3 3 (50.00%) CCNA
3 3 (50.00%) CCNP
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) CISMP
5 1 (16.67%) GIAC
5 1 (16.67%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) COBIT
1 5 (83.33%) ISO27002
2 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) FireEye
2 3 (50.00%) Palo Alto
2 3 (50.00%) Sourcefire