Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 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 Enterprise Defender (GCED)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 876 - 883
Rank change year-on-year - +883 +8
Contract jobs citing GCED 2 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% - 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.010% - 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 8
UK median daily rate £530 - £520
10th Percentile £515 - £441
90th Percentile £545 - £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £530 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19215 21966 22712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.69% 20.73% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11759 13662 13661
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £240 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £382
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.44% +3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 916 873 1092
UK median hourly rate £26.55 £26.00 £24.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.13% +7.12% +27.75%
10th Percentile £12.04 £12.13 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +8.00% +31.58%

GCED
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing GCED as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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

GCED
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCED within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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
England - 2 £530 -
UK excluding London - 2 £530 -
North of England - 1 £530 -
East of England - 1 - -
North West - 1 £530 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GCED also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for GCED.

1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
1 2 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (50.00%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (50.00%) Remediation Plan
2 1 (50.00%) Malware Reverse Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Threat Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) COBOL
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) GMP
2 1 (50.00%) FTP
2 1 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) GREM
2 1 (50.00%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (50.00%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (50.00%) SFIA
2 1 (50.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (50.00%) GCIA
2 1 (50.00%) GSEC
2 1 (50.00%) GCIH
2 1 (50.00%) GCFA
2 1 (50.00%) CESG
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment

GCED
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) FTP
1 1 (50.00%) Intranet
1 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 1 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Monitoring Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Operations Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Security Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Security Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Security Monitoring Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Security Operations Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Operations Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) CESG
1 1 (50.00%) Cyber Attack
1 1 (50.00%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
1 2 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security Management
2 1 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Security Management
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SFIA
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) COBOL
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
2 1 (50.00%) CISM
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) GCFA
2 1 (50.00%) GCIA
2 1 (50.00%) GCIH
2 1 (50.00%) GIAC
2 1 (50.00%) GREM
2 1 (50.00%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) CESG Infosec
1 1 (50.00%) GMP
1 1 (50.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) IBM BigFix