The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for GCIA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 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 Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 620 614
Rank change year-on-year +48 -6  
Contract jobs citing GCIA 18 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.042% 0.034% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.16% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 5
Median daily rate £500 £600 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £380 £426
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £750 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £600 £410
% change year-on-year -13.33% +46.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

GCIA 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 England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8382 10634 9598
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.47% 21.47% 18.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5031 6702 5651
Median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 358 485
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £23.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.97 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

GCIA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for GCIA in England

GCIA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GCIA in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for GCIA in England

GCIA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GCIA in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GCIA in England

GCIA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCIA within the England region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
London +17 7 £481 -23.03% 2
South West +18 6 £520 - 1
South East +13 3 £388 -35.41% 1
East of England - 2 £300 -
GCIA
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GCIA 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 England region with a requirement for GCIA.

1 20 (100.00%) GCIH
2 18 (90.00%) CISSP
3 14 (70.00%) Firewall
4 13 (65.00%) SIEM
5 12 (60.00%) ArcSight
5 12 (60.00%) TCP/IP
6 10 (50.00%) Information Security
6 10 (50.00%) Network Security
6 10 (50.00%) SANS
6 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
7 9 (45.00%) DV Cleared
7 9 (45.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (40.00%) Windows
8 8 (40.00%) Splunk
8 8 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (35.00%) Threat Intelligence
10 6 (30.00%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 6 (30.00%) Security Architecture
10 6 (30.00%) CREST Certified
10 6 (30.00%) RSA enVision
10 6 (30.00%) Coaching
10 6 (30.00%) LogRhythm
10 6 (30.00%) Unix
10 6 (30.00%) Snort
10 6 (30.00%) Computer Forensics
10 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
10 6 (30.00%) Incident Management
11 5 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 5 (25.00%) Finance
11 5 (25.00%) OSINT

GCIA
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) Firewall
2 12 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 10 (50.00%) Network Security
4 9 (45.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (10.00%) ICMP
5 2 (10.00%) Internet
5 2 (10.00%) SSH
5 2 (10.00%) SSL
5 2 (10.00%) VPN
6 1 (5.00%) HTTP
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (90.00%) Analyst
2 15 (75.00%) Security Analyst
3 10 (50.00%) SOC Analyst
4 5 (25.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Security Operations Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Security Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Security Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Security Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Information Security Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.00%) PKI
3 2 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Unix
3 4 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (10.00%) AIX
4 2 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) SIEM
2 10 (50.00%) Information Security
3 8 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 7 (35.00%) Threat Intelligence
5 6 (30.00%) Coaching
5 6 (30.00%) Computer Forensics
5 6 (30.00%) Incident Management
5 6 (30.00%) Security Architecture
6 5 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (25.00%) Open Source
6 5 (25.00%) OSINT
6 5 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (20.00%) ITIL
7 4 (20.00%) Network Design
7 4 (20.00%) Threat Detection
8 3 (15.00%) Analytics
8 3 (15.00%) Security Operations
9 2 (10.00%) E-Discovery
9 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (10.00%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C
1 2 (10.00%) Java
1 2 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) GCIH
2 18 (90.00%) CISSP
3 10 (50.00%) SANS
3 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (45.00%) DV Cleared
5 6 (30.00%) CREST Certified
5 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (20.00%) CNA
6 4 (20.00%) Degree
6 4 (20.00%) GIAC
6 4 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (20.00%) Novell Certification
7 2 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (5.00%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) PCI DSS
1 3 (15.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (10.00%) COBIT
2 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.00%) COSO
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Computer Incident Response Team
1 6 (30.00%) RSA enVision
2 2 (10.00%) CSIRT
2 2 (10.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (5.00%) BladeLogic
3 1 (5.00%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (5.00%) RSA Archer
3 1 (5.00%) RSA Security Analytics
3 1 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) ArcSight
2 8 (40.00%) Splunk
3 6 (30.00%) LogRhythm
4 4 (20.00%) HP
4 4 (20.00%) Qualys
5 3 (15.00%) NetWitness
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco
6 2 (10.00%) Fortinet
6 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.00%) Symantec
7 1 (5.00%) FireEye