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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
UK / England
Rank 583 581 590
Rank change year-on-year -2 +9  
Contract jobs citing GCIA 2 34 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.005% 0.069% 0.015%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.023% 0.33% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 19 5
Median daily rate £401 £455 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.81% +0.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £388 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £528 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £455 £426
% change year-on-year -14.83% +6.87%  
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 8635 10261 9623
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.66% 20.92% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5425 6473 5556
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 375 428
Median hourly rate £30.00 £35.55 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.60% +57.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £57.75 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

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
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 25 March 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 +20 1 £415 -8.79% 2
South East +5 1 £388 -1.58%
GCIA
UK

GCIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 12 (92.31%) CISSP
2 11 (84.62%) Information Security
2 11 (84.62%) GCIH
3 9 (69.23%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (69.23%) CISM
3 9 (69.23%) TCP/IP
4 8 (61.54%) Windows
4 8 (61.54%) Finance
4 8 (61.54%) Firewall
5 7 (53.85%) Management Information System
5 7 (53.85%) GIAC
5 7 (53.85%) Linux
5 7 (53.85%) Unix
5 7 (53.85%) Asset Management
5 7 (53.85%) Network Security
5 7 (53.85%) Vulnerability Management
5 7 (53.85%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (53.85%) SANS
5 7 (53.85%) Security Operations
6 6 (46.15%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (46.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (46.15%) Threat Detection
6 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
6 6 (46.15%) Network Design
6 6 (46.15%) Retail
6 6 (46.15%) CNA
6 6 (46.15%) Novell Certification
6 6 (46.15%) Sun
6 6 (46.15%) SQL
6 6 (46.15%) Fixed Income

GCIA
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) Intrusion Detection
1 9 (69.23%) TCP/IP
2 8 (61.54%) Firewall
3 7 (53.85%) Network Security
4 1 (7.69%) Internet
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) Financial Institution
2 6 (46.15%) Legal
2 6 (46.15%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Analyst
2 9 (69.23%) Security Analyst
3 6 (46.15%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) SOC Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Information Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Information Security Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 1 (7.69%) Information Risk Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Risk Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Security Risk Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Security Specialist
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Management Information System
2 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
2 6 (46.15%) Equities
2 6 (46.15%) Fixed Income
2 6 (46.15%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 7 (53.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Information Security
2 7 (53.85%) Asset Management
2 7 (53.85%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (53.85%) Security Operations
2 7 (53.85%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (46.15%) Network Design
3 6 (46.15%) Risk Management
3 6 (46.15%) Threat Detection
4 3 (23.08%) SIEM
5 2 (15.38%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.69%) Analytics
6 1 (7.69%) Content Development
6 1 (7.69%) Forensic Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Open Source
6 1 (7.69%) Operations Management
6 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
6 1 (7.69%) Security Monitoring
6 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (92.31%) CISSP
2 11 (84.62%) GCIH
3 9 (69.23%) CISM
4 7 (53.85%) GIAC
4 7 (53.85%) SANS
5 6 (46.15%) CNA
5 6 (46.15%) Network+ Certification
5 6 (46.15%) Novell Certification
6 3 (23.08%) CEH
7 2 (15.38%) CCFP
7 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) EnCE
7 2 (15.38%) GCFA
7 2 (15.38%) GPEN
7 2 (15.38%) GREM
7 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) SSCP
8 1 (7.69%) CREST Certified
8 1 (7.69%) GWAPT
8 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (23.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (15.38%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 1 (7.69%) Nessus
2 1 (7.69%) RSA Archer
2 1 (7.69%) RSA enVision
2 1 (7.69%) RSA Security Analytics
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Sun
2 2 (15.38%) ArcSight
2 2 (15.38%) LogRhythm
3 1 (7.69%) FireEye
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) NetWitness
3 1 (7.69%) Splunk