Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 820 816 790
Rank change year-on-year -4 -26 +25
Contract jobs citing GCIA 31 14 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.034% 0.016% 0.060%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.078% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 5 40
England median daily rate £500 £560 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +23.08% -9.23%
10th Percentile £450 £413 £365
90th Percentile £650 £685 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% -4.21%
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 17,296 18,062 20,719
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.82% 20.48% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,570 11,364 12,815
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £583
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 785 844 922
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +2.50% +41.21%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.19 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £50.75
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +44.74%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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
North of England - 12 £600 -
London -24 9 £500 +17.65% 5
North West - 9 £600 -
South East -4 8 £450 -30.77% 1
Yorkshire - 3 - -
Midlands - 2 £475 - 3
West Midlands - 2 £475 - 1
GCIA
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 30 (96.77%) CISSP
2 22 (70.97%) GSEC
3 21 (67.74%) GCIH
4 19 (61.29%) Information Security
4 19 (61.29%) Firewall
5 18 (58.06%) GIAC
6 17 (54.84%) Intrusion Detection
7 16 (51.61%) Security Operations
8 14 (45.16%) Malware Analysis
8 14 (45.16%) Cybersecurity
9 13 (41.94%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (41.94%) Management Information System
10 12 (38.71%) Vulnerability Management
11 11 (35.48%) SIEM
11 11 (35.48%) CyberArk
11 11 (35.48%) Risk Management
11 11 (35.48%) Unix
11 11 (35.48%) Windows
11 11 (35.48%) Security Monitoring
12 10 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (32.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 9 (29.03%) CEH
13 9 (29.03%) Data Protection
13 9 (29.03%) Reverse Engineering
13 9 (29.03%) Digital Forensics
13 9 (29.03%) GCED
13 9 (29.03%) Open Source
13 9 (29.03%) Project Management
13 9 (29.03%) Active Directory
13 9 (29.03%) SQL

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:

Communications & Networking
1 19 (61.29%) Firewall
2 17 (54.84%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (22.58%) FTP
3 7 (22.58%) Intranet
3 7 (22.58%) Network Security
3 7 (22.58%) TCP/IP
4 3 (9.68%) HTTP
4 3 (9.68%) HTTPS
4 3 (9.68%) IPsec
5 2 (6.45%) SSL
6 1 (3.23%) Internet
6 1 (3.23%) tcpdump
6 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) MySQL
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Security Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Security Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Operations Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Security Operations Analyst
4 6 (19.35%) Consultant
4 6 (19.35%) CyberArk Consultant
5 5 (16.13%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (16.13%) Senior Operations Analyst
5 5 (16.13%) Senior Security Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) Security Specialist
7 3 (9.68%) CISSP Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) CyberArk Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) Malware Analyst
7 3 (9.68%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 3 (9.68%) Senior Security Specialist
7 3 (9.68%) SIEM Analyst
7 3 (9.68%) SIEM Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) CyberArk Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) JSON
1 7 (22.58%) Node.js
2 2 (6.45%) Regular Expression
3 1 (3.23%) CSS
3 1 (3.23%) LDAP
3 1 (3.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (41.94%) Management Information System
2 10 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (29.03%) Cyberattack
4 7 (22.58%) CESG
5 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
5 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
6 2 (6.45%) SCADA
7 1 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Unix
1 11 (35.48%) Windows
2 8 (25.81%) Linux
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Information Security
2 16 (51.61%) Security Operations
3 14 (45.16%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (45.16%) Malware Analysis
4 13 (41.94%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (38.71%) Vulnerability Management
6 11 (35.48%) Risk Management
6 11 (35.48%) Security Monitoring
6 11 (35.48%) SIEM
7 10 (32.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 9 (29.03%) Data Protection
8 9 (29.03%) Digital Forensics
8 9 (29.03%) Malware Reverse Engineering
8 9 (29.03%) Open Source
8 9 (29.03%) Project Management
8 9 (29.03%) Reverse Engineering
8 9 (29.03%) Security Management
8 9 (29.03%) SFIA
9 8 (25.81%) Remediation Plan
9 8 (25.81%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 8 (25.81%) Python
3 7 (22.58%) COBOL
3 7 (22.58%) Java
4 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (96.77%) CISSP
2 22 (70.97%) GSEC
3 21 (67.74%) GCIH
4 18 (58.06%) GIAC
5 9 (29.03%) CEH
5 9 (29.03%) CISM
5 9 (29.03%) GCED
5 9 (29.03%) GCFA
5 9 (29.03%) GREM
6 5 (16.13%) CCNP
6 5 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (16.13%) Degree
7 4 (12.90%) Network+ Certification
7 4 (12.90%) Novell Certification
7 4 (12.90%) SANS
8 3 (9.68%) CISA
8 3 (9.68%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
9 2 (6.45%) CCIE Security
9 2 (6.45%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (22.58%) CESG Infosec
2 7 (22.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (9.68%) PCI DSS
4 1 (3.23%) COBIT
4 1 (3.23%) NIST 800
System Software
1 9 (29.03%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) Snort
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) IBM BigFix
2 5 (16.13%) CSIRT
3 4 (12.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (6.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) CyberArk
2 4 (12.90%) Qualys
3 3 (9.68%) ArcSight
3 3 (9.68%) Sun
4 2 (6.45%) Blue Coat
4 2 (6.45%) HP
4 2 (6.45%) Lancope
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle
4 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.45%) VMware
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix
5 1 (3.23%) Splunk
5 1 (3.23%) WorldPay