The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for GCED qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 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 Enterprise Defender (GCED)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 636 623
Contract jobs citing GCED 0 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.007% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.036% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £450 £638
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -29.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

GCED 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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9431 11239 10753
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.71% 20.76% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6019 7043 6111
Median daily rate £420 £405 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +2.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £259 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 408 495
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +60.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

GCED
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GCED in the UK

GCED
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GCED in the UK