Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 860 840 835
Rank change year-on-year -20 -5 +1
Contract jobs citing GCIA 10 33 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.010% 0.035% 0.030%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.055% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 23 8
England median daily rate £486 £475 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.37% -5.47% +11.67%
10th Percentile £383 £450 £409
90th Percentile £500 £545 £778
UK median daily rate £486 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.37% - +5.56%
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 18,341 17,941 19,342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.12% 18.87% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,931 11,035 12,106
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £260 £231 £248
90th Percentile £631 £619 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 861 817 775
England median hourly rate £26.50 £25.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.00% -1.96% +9.09%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.69 £25.50
% change year-on-year +3.15% +0.75% +2.00%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +15 6 £500 +5.26% 1
North of England -13 4 £435 -17.92% 3
North West -7 2 £486 -8.25% 2
Yorkshire -8 2 £395 - 1
North East - 1 £395 -
GCIA
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 8 (80.00%) Firewall
1 8 (80.00%) GCIH
2 7 (70.00%) SIEM
2 7 (70.00%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (60.00%) Information Security
3 6 (60.00%) CISSP
3 6 (60.00%) Windows
4 5 (50.00%) Linux
4 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (50.00%) Finance
4 5 (50.00%) CEH
5 4 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (40.00%) Degree
5 4 (40.00%) GIAC
5 4 (40.00%) McAfee
5 4 (40.00%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (40.00%) Security Operations
6 3 (30.00%) SANS
6 3 (30.00%) Security Architecture
6 3 (30.00%) Network Security
6 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (30.00%) ArcSight
6 3 (30.00%) Analytics
6 3 (30.00%) Unix
6 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Use Case
7 2 (20.00%) QA

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 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (30.00%) Network Security
3 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
5 1 (10.00%) FTP
5 1 (10.00%) HTTP
5 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
5 1 (10.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) CISSP Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cyber Security Incident Manager
3 1 (10.00%) CyberArk Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Office 365 Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Incident Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Security Operations Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Operations Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) SIEM Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Splunk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) JSON
1 1 (10.00%) Regular Expression
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Unix
4 1 (10.00%) AIX
4 1 (10.00%) CentOS
4 1 (10.00%) HPUX
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Solaris
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Cybersecurity
1 7 (70.00%) SIEM
2 6 (60.00%) Information Security
3 4 (40.00%) Security Operations
4 3 (30.00%) Analytics
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Security Architecture
4 3 (30.00%) Use Case
4 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (20.00%) Computer Security
5 2 (20.00%) Content Development
5 2 (20.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 2 (20.00%) Event Correlation
5 2 (20.00%) Information Assurance
5 2 (20.00%) Malware Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
5 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) GCIH
2 6 (60.00%) CISSP
3 5 (50.00%) CEH
4 4 (40.00%) Degree
4 4 (40.00%) GIAC
5 3 (30.00%) SANS
6 2 (20.00%) GCFA
6 2 (20.00%) GSEC
6 2 (20.00%) GWAPT
6 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (10.00%) CCNP
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (10.00%) GCED
7 1 (10.00%) GCFE
7 1 (10.00%) GISP
7 1 (10.00%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (20.00%) NIST 800
1 2 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Snort
1 2 (20.00%) Squid
1 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (10.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (20.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (10.00%) Nessus
3 1 (10.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (40.00%) McAfee
3 3 (30.00%) ArcSight
4 2 (20.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) Darktrace
4 2 (20.00%) Dell
4 2 (20.00%) F5
4 2 (20.00%) FireEye
4 2 (20.00%) Huawei
4 2 (20.00%) LogRhythm
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) AlienVault
5 1 (10.00%) CyberArk
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) Qualys
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (10.00%) Splunk