The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for GCIH qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 164 -
Rank change year-on-year +3 -  
Contract jobs citing GCIH 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.15% 0.030% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.06% 0.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £463 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £600 £475
% change year-on-year -33.33% +26.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

GCIH is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 471 565 769
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.42% 16.70% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 421 573
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 19
Median hourly rate £18.70 £21.78 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.15% -11.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.75 £16.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £89.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

GCIH
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing GCIH as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for GCIH in the City of London

GCIH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GCIH in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for GCIH in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GCIH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for GCIH.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) CISSP
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
1 5 (100.00%) GCIA
1 5 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 4 (80.00%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (80.00%) Unix
2 4 (80.00%) SANS
2 4 (80.00%) Threat Detection
2 4 (80.00%) Computer Forensics
2 4 (80.00%) Network Design
2 4 (80.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Network+ Certification
2 4 (80.00%) GIAC
2 4 (80.00%) CNA
2 4 (80.00%) Novell Certification
2 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Legal
4 2 (40.00%) Symantec
4 2 (40.00%) E-Discovery
4 2 (40.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (40.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (40.00%) Forensic Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) Threat Management
5 1 (20.00%) Line Management
5 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (20.00%) Patch Management

GCIH
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
1 4 (80.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (80.00%) Network Security
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) SSH
2 1 (20.00%) SSL
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
2 2 (40.00%) Security Specialist
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Security Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Security Specialist
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) AIX
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
1 5 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 4 (80.00%) Computer Forensics
2 4 (80.00%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (80.00%) Network Design
2 4 (80.00%) Threat Detection
3 2 (40.00%) E-Discovery
3 2 (40.00%) Forensic Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Threat Management
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Document Management
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CISSP
1 5 (100.00%) GCIA
2 4 (80.00%) CNA
2 4 (80.00%) GIAC
2 4 (80.00%) Network+ Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Novell Certification
2 4 (80.00%) SANS
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) COBIT
1 1 (20.00%) COSO
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (20.00%) BladeLogic
2 1 (20.00%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Fortinet
1 2 (40.00%) Symantec
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Qualys