Period
to 21 September 2018

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 6 months to 21 September 2018 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
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 863 802 855
Rank change year-on-year -61 +53 -20
Contract jobs citing GCIA 8 32 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.009% 0.035% 0.034%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.046% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 27 15
England median daily rate £395 £475 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.84% -20.83% +33.33%
10th Percentile £383 £369 £365
90th Percentile £500 £533 £750
UK median daily rate £395 £475 £600
% change year-on-year -16.84% -20.83% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,404 17,332 20,975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.54% 19.08% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,285 10,528 13,135
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.42% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 879 822 710
England median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £25.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.73% +8.65% +12.49%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £51.93 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £28.65 £27.50
% change year-on-year -14.49% +4.18% +22.22%

GCIA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing GCIA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 21 September 2018.

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 6 months to 21 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -26 5 £500 +5.26% 9
Yorkshire - 3 £395 - 1
North of England - 3 £395 - 3
North East - 1 £395 -
GCIA
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing GCIA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for GCIA.

1 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 6 (75.00%) CISSP
2 6 (75.00%) Information Security
2 6 (75.00%) GCIH
2 6 (75.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (75.00%) SIEM
3 5 (62.50%) CEH
3 5 (62.50%) Finance
4 4 (50.00%) GIAC
4 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (50.00%) Unix
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) Linux
4 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (50.00%) Degree
4 4 (50.00%) GSEC
4 4 (50.00%) Security Architecture
4 4 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (50.00%) Security Operations
5 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (37.50%) Analytics
5 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (37.50%) Security Monitoring
5 3 (37.50%) ArcSight
6 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (25.00%) McAfee
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (25.00%) FTP
6 2 (25.00%) HTTP
6 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 6 (75.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) FTP
4 2 (25.00%) HTTP
4 2 (25.00%) HTTPS
4 2 (25.00%) IPsec
4 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Security Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Senior Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Senior Security Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) CISSP Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) CyberArk Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Operations Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Security Operations Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Operations Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) SIEM Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Splunk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) JSON
1 1 (12.50%) Regular Expression
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (25.00%) Cyber Defence
2 2 (25.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) AIX
2 1 (12.50%) CentOS
2 1 (12.50%) HPUX
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Solaris
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Information Security
1 6 (75.00%) SIEM
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 4 (50.00%) Security Operations
3 3 (37.50%) Analytics
3 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (37.50%) Security Monitoring
3 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (25.00%) Information Management
4 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Protective Monitoring
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Static Code Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) CISSP
1 6 (75.00%) GCIH
2 5 (62.50%) CEH
3 4 (50.00%) Degree
3 4 (50.00%) GIAC
3 4 (50.00%) GSEC
4 2 (25.00%) CCNP
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (25.00%) GCED
4 2 (25.00%) GWAPT
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) GCFA
5 1 (12.50%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Snort
1 2 (25.00%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (25.00%) Nessus
2 1 (12.50%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) ArcSight
2 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (25.00%) CyberArk
2 2 (25.00%) F5
2 2 (25.00%) Huawei
2 2 (25.00%) McAfee
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Qualys
3 1 (12.50%) LogRhythm
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) Splunk