Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 822 846 836
Rank change year-on-year +24 -10 -17
Contract jobs citing GCIA 35 27 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.037% 0.028% 0.034%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 23
England median daily rate £463 £580 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.26% +28.89% -6.98%
10th Percentile £450 £421 £361
90th Percentile £536 £813 £598
UK median daily rate £463 £518 £450
% change year-on-year -10.63% +15.00% -5.26%
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 17806 19989 20636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.77% 20.44% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10939 12476 12569
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £603 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 830 782 1002
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +26.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.69 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.96% +2.00% +31.58%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -11 17 £475 -47.22% 1
South East +2 10 £450 -13.88% 1
North of England - 4 £530 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 - -
Midlands - 2 £475 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £475 - 1
East of England - 2 £300 -
North West - 1 £530 - 1
GCIA
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 24 (68.57%) GCIH
2 23 (65.71%) CISSP
3 21 (60.00%) Information Security
4 20 (57.14%) Firewall
4 20 (57.14%) SIEM
5 19 (54.29%) Windows
6 18 (51.43%) GIAC
7 17 (48.57%) Cybersecurity
8 15 (42.86%) Linux
9 14 (40.00%) Computer Security
9 14 (40.00%) SANS
10 12 (34.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 12 (34.29%) Finance
10 12 (34.29%) Blue Coat
11 11 (31.43%) GSEC
11 11 (31.43%) NIST 800
12 10 (28.57%) FireEye
12 10 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
12 10 (28.57%) Cisco
12 10 (28.57%) McAfee
12 10 (28.57%) CheckPoint
12 10 (28.57%) Dell
12 10 (28.57%) Network Security
12 10 (28.57%) Information Assurance
12 10 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (25.71%) Malware Analysis
13 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
13 9 (25.71%) SQL
13 9 (25.71%) CISM
14 8 (22.86%) Management Information System

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 20 (57.14%) Firewall
2 10 (28.57%) Network Security
3 7 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.71%) ICMP
4 2 (5.71%) SSL
5 1 (2.86%) FTP
5 1 (2.86%) Internet
5 1 (2.86%) Intranet
5 1 (2.86%) LDAP
5 1 (2.86%) tcpdump
5 1 (2.86%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) MySQL
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
General
1 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Analyst
2 16 (45.71%) Security Analyst
3 11 (31.43%) Information Analyst
3 11 (31.43%) Information Security Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Consultant
4 6 (17.14%) CyberArk Consultant
4 6 (17.14%) Security Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Check Point Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco Security Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) SOC Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) CyberArk Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) Incident Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Security Operations Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Security Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.86%) JSON
2 1 (2.86%) Node.js
2 1 (2.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Management Information System
2 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.43%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
4 3 (8.57%) Cyber Attack
4 3 (8.57%) Mobile App
4 3 (8.57%) Reinsurance
5 2 (5.71%) SCADA
6 1 (2.86%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 19 (54.29%) Windows
2 15 (42.86%) Linux
3 8 (22.86%) Unix
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) Information Security
2 20 (57.14%) SIEM
3 17 (48.57%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (40.00%) Computer Security
5 10 (28.57%) Information Assurance
6 9 (25.71%) Malware Analysis
7 8 (22.86%) Security Operations
7 8 (22.86%) Threat Intelligence
7 8 (22.86%) Vulnerability Management
7 8 (22.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 6 (17.14%) Computer Forensics
8 6 (17.14%) Forensic Analysis
8 6 (17.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (14.29%) Incident Management
9 5 (14.29%) Open Source
9 5 (14.29%) Use Case
10 4 (11.43%) E-Discovery
10 4 (11.43%) Network Design
10 4 (11.43%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) SQL
2 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
3 4 (11.43%) Python
4 1 (2.86%) C
4 1 (2.86%) COBOL
4 1 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (68.57%) GCIH
2 23 (65.71%) CISSP
3 18 (51.43%) GIAC
4 14 (40.00%) SANS
5 11 (31.43%) GSEC
6 9 (25.71%) CISM
7 6 (17.14%) CEH
8 5 (14.29%) Degree
9 4 (11.43%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (11.43%) Novell Certification
10 3 (8.57%) CISA
11 2 (5.71%) CCIE
11 2 (5.71%) CCIE Security
11 2 (5.71%) CCNA
11 2 (5.71%) CCNP
11 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
12 1 (2.86%) GREM
12 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (34.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (31.43%) NIST 800
3 3 (8.57%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.86%) CESG Infosec
4 1 (2.86%) COBIT
4 1 (2.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 10 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.71%) Snort
3 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (20.00%) CSIRT
2 7 (20.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (5.71%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (2.86%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) Blue Coat
2 10 (28.57%) CheckPoint
2 10 (28.57%) Cisco
2 10 (28.57%) Dell
2 10 (28.57%) FireEye
2 10 (28.57%) McAfee
3 8 (22.86%) CyberArk
4 7 (20.00%) ArcSight
5 6 (17.14%) Qualys
6 3 (8.57%) HP
6 3 (8.57%) Splunk
6 3 (8.57%) Sun
7 2 (5.71%) Lancope
7 2 (5.71%) NetWitness
7 2 (5.71%) Oracle
7 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.71%) VMware
8 1 (2.86%) Citrix
8 1 (2.86%) WorldPay