Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for GCIA 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 Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 842 866 857
Rank change year-on-year +24 -9 +3
Contract jobs citing GCIA 36 28 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.026% 0.031%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 23
UK median daily rate £463 £518 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.63% +15.00% -5.26%
10th Percentile £393 £430 £361
90th Percentile £532 £778 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £418
% change year-on-year -5.26% +13.77% -13.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 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%

GCIA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GCIA in the UK

GCIA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GCIA in the UK

GCIA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GCIA over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GCIA in the UK

GCIA
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCIA 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 +28 36 £463 -20.26% 2
UK excluding London +33 19 £450 -5.26% 2
London +2 17 £475 -47.22%
South East +3 11 £450 -13.88% 1
North of England - 4 £530 -
Yorkshire - 3 - -
Midlands - 2 £475 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £475 - 1
East of England - 2 £300 -
North West - 1 £530 -

For the 6 months to 17 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 with a requirement for GCIA.

1 25 (69.44%) GCIH
2 24 (66.67%) CISSP
3 21 (58.33%) Information Security
3 21 (58.33%) Firewall
3 21 (58.33%) SIEM
4 19 (52.78%) Windows
5 18 (50.00%) GIAC
6 17 (47.22%) Cybersecurity
7 15 (41.67%) Linux
8 14 (38.89%) Computer Security
8 14 (38.89%) SANS
9 12 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (33.33%) Finance
9 12 (33.33%) Blue Coat
10 11 (30.56%) GSEC
10 11 (30.56%) Network Security
10 11 (30.56%) NIST 800
11 10 (27.78%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (27.78%) FireEye
11 10 (27.78%) Information Assurance
11 10 (27.78%) McAfee ePO
11 10 (27.78%) Cisco
11 10 (27.78%) McAfee
11 10 (27.78%) CheckPoint
11 10 (27.78%) Dell
12 9 (25.00%) Active Directory
12 9 (25.00%) SQL
12 9 (25.00%) CISM
12 9 (25.00%) Malware Analysis
12 9 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence

GCIA
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 21 (58.33%) Firewall
2 11 (30.56%) Network Security
3 8 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.56%) ICMP
4 2 (5.56%) SSL
5 1 (2.78%) FTP
5 1 (2.78%) Internet
5 1 (2.78%) Intranet
5 1 (2.78%) LDAP
5 1 (2.78%) tcpdump
5 1 (2.78%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) MySQL
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
General
1 12 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Analyst
2 17 (47.22%) Security Analyst
3 11 (30.56%) Information Analyst
3 11 (30.56%) Information Security Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) Consultant
4 6 (16.67%) CyberArk Consultant
4 6 (16.67%) Security Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) SOC Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Check Point Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Cisco Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Cisco Security Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Cybersecurity Specialist
7 2 (5.56%) Incident Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Security Operations Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Security Specialist
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.78%) JSON
2 1 (2.78%) Node.js
2 1 (2.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.11%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 3 (8.33%) Cyber Attack
4 3 (8.33%) Mobile App
4 3 (8.33%) Reinsurance
5 2 (5.56%) SCADA
6 1 (2.78%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 19 (52.78%) Windows
2 15 (41.67%) Linux
3 8 (22.22%) Unix
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (58.33%) Information Security
1 21 (58.33%) SIEM
2 17 (47.22%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (38.89%) Computer Security
4 10 (27.78%) Information Assurance
5 9 (25.00%) Malware Analysis
5 9 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
6 8 (22.22%) Security Operations
6 8 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
6 8 (22.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 7 (19.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (16.67%) Computer Forensics
8 6 (16.67%) Forensic Analysis
8 6 (16.67%) Incident Management
8 6 (16.67%) Open Source
9 5 (13.89%) Use Case
10 4 (11.11%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 4 (11.11%) E-Discovery
10 4 (11.11%) Network Design
10 4 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 6 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (11.11%) Python
4 2 (5.56%) C
5 1 (2.78%) COBOL
5 1 (2.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (69.44%) GCIH
2 24 (66.67%) CISSP
3 18 (50.00%) GIAC
4 14 (38.89%) SANS
5 11 (30.56%) GSEC
6 9 (25.00%) CISM
7 6 (16.67%) CEH
8 5 (13.89%) Degree
9 4 (11.11%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (11.11%) Novell Certification
10 3 (8.33%) CISA
10 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
11 2 (5.56%) CCIE
11 2 (5.56%) CCIE Security
11 2 (5.56%) CCNA
11 2 (5.56%) CCNP
11 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
12 1 (2.78%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (30.56%) NIST 800
3 3 (8.33%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.78%) CESG Infosec
4 1 (2.78%) COBIT
4 1 (2.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 10 (27.78%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.56%) Snort
3 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (27.78%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (19.44%) CSIRT
2 7 (19.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (5.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (2.78%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Blue Coat
2 10 (27.78%) CheckPoint
2 10 (27.78%) Cisco
2 10 (27.78%) Dell
2 10 (27.78%) FireEye
2 10 (27.78%) McAfee
3 8 (22.22%) ArcSight
3 8 (22.22%) CyberArk
4 6 (16.67%) Qualys
5 4 (11.11%) HP
6 3 (8.33%) Splunk
6 3 (8.33%) Sun
7 2 (5.56%) Lancope
7 2 (5.56%) NetWitness
7 2 (5.56%) Oracle
7 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.56%) VMware
8 1 (2.78%) Citrix
8 1 (2.78%) WorldPay