The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for GCIH qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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.

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 579 599
Rank change year-on-year +6 +20  
Contract jobs citing GCIH 10 35 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.024% 0.071% 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.34% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 3
Median daily rate £415 £391 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.07% -28.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £323 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £452 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £385 £475
% change year-on-year +1.62% -18.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

GCIH 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 8586 10313 9835
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.64% 20.88% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5421 6523 5665
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 £270 £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 419 374 443
Median hourly rate £30.94 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.60% +55.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

GCIH
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing GCIH as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for GCIH in England

GCIH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GCIH in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for GCIH in England

GCIH
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GCIH in England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GCIH in England

GCIH
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 GCIH within the England region over the 3 months to 28 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 +21 6 £450 +6.82% 3
South East -6 2 £391 +16.79%
West Midlands - 2 - -
GCIH
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GCIH 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 GCIH.

1 25 (75.76%) Firewall
2 24 (72.73%) Information Security
3 23 (69.70%) GIAC
4 22 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 22 (66.67%) SIEM
5 21 (63.64%) CISSP
6 18 (54.55%) Linux
6 18 (54.55%) Security Operations
7 17 (51.52%) Windows
8 16 (48.48%) Data Centre
9 15 (45.45%) Cybersecurity
9 15 (45.45%) Management Information System
9 15 (45.45%) TCP/IP
9 15 (45.45%) Incident Management
10 14 (42.42%) Unix
11 12 (36.36%) SQL
11 12 (36.36%) ITIL
12 11 (33.33%) GCIA
12 11 (33.33%) PCI DSS
13 10 (30.30%) SANS
13 10 (30.30%) Security Operations Centre
13 10 (30.30%) DNS
13 10 (30.30%) CISM
13 10 (30.30%) Internet
14 8 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (24.24%) Information Assurance
14 8 (24.24%) Network Security
14 8 (24.24%) CEH
14 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (21.21%) Driving Licence

GCIH
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.12%) IIS
2 3 (9.09%) Apache
2 3 (9.09%) JBoss
2 3 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (75.76%) Firewall
2 22 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 15 (45.45%) TCP/IP
4 10 (30.30%) DNS
4 10 (30.30%) Internet
5 8 (24.24%) Network Security
6 7 (21.21%) MPLS
7 6 (18.18%) DHCP
8 5 (15.15%) VPN
9 3 (9.09%) HSRP
9 3 (9.09%) ICMP
9 3 (9.09%) IPsec
9 3 (9.09%) LDAP
9 3 (9.09%) Wireless
10 2 (6.06%) SSL
10 2 (6.06%) TACACS
11 1 (3.03%) ADSL
11 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
11 1 (3.03%) ISDN
11 1 (3.03%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Big Data
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Financial Institution
2 6 (18.18%) Legal
2 6 (18.18%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Law
4 1 (3.03%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Analyst
2 13 (39.39%) Security Analyst
3 11 (33.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Incident Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) CISSP Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Incident Handler
6 3 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) SIEM Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) SOC Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Incident Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Security Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Network Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (48.48%) Data Centre
2 15 (45.45%) Management Information System
3 10 (30.30%) Security Operations Centre
4 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (21.21%) Driving Licence
5 7 (21.21%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (18.18%) Equities
6 6 (18.18%) Fixed Income
7 5 (15.15%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
9 2 (6.06%) iSeries
9 2 (6.06%) Tandem
10 1 (3.03%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 18 (54.55%) Linux
2 17 (51.52%) Windows
3 14 (42.42%) Unix
4 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (9.09%) Mac OS X
5 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.06%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (72.73%) Information Security
2 22 (66.67%) SIEM
3 18 (54.55%) Security Operations
4 15 (45.45%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (45.45%) Incident Management
5 12 (36.36%) ITIL
6 8 (24.24%) Information Assurance
7 7 (21.21%) Change Management
7 7 (21.21%) Identity Access Management
7 7 (21.21%) Project Management
7 7 (21.21%) Server Hardening
7 7 (21.21%) Vulnerability Management
8 6 (18.18%) Capacity Management
8 6 (18.18%) Computer Security
8 6 (18.18%) Forensic Analysis
8 6 (18.18%) Problem Management
8 6 (18.18%) Risk Management
8 6 (18.18%) Security Monitoring
8 6 (18.18%) Security Patching
8 6 (18.18%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) SQL
2 7 (21.21%) Python
3 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
4 3 (9.09%) Perl
5 2 (6.06%) C
6 1 (3.03%) C#
6 1 (3.03%) Java
6 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (69.70%) GIAC
2 21 (63.64%) CISSP
3 11 (33.33%) GCIA
4 10 (30.30%) CISM
4 10 (30.30%) SANS
5 8 (24.24%) CEH
5 8 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (18.18%) CNA
6 6 (18.18%) Network+ Certification
6 6 (18.18%) Novell Certification
6 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 5 (15.15%) CCNA
7 5 (15.15%) CCSA
7 5 (15.15%) GCFA
7 5 (15.15%) MCP
7 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
8 3 (9.09%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (9.09%) CCSP
8 3 (9.09%) Degree
8 3 (9.09%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 7 (21.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.06%) RACF
4 1 (3.03%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) Puppet
2 6 (18.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 5 (15.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (12.12%) WSUS
5 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (3.03%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 1 (3.03%) EnCase
6 1 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (3.03%) Nessus
6 1 (3.03%) RSA Archer
6 1 (3.03%) RSA enVision
6 1 (3.03%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Sun
2 5 (15.15%) HP
2 5 (15.15%) LogRhythm
3 4 (12.12%) VMware
4 3 (9.09%) Cisco
4 3 (9.09%) F5
4 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.06%) ArcSight
5 2 (6.06%) FireEye
5 2 (6.06%) Rapid7
5 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
5 2 (6.06%) Splunk
6 1 (3.03%) Citrix
6 1 (3.03%) Dell
6 1 (3.03%) Intel Security
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.03%) NetWitness