Period
to 21 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for GCIH qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 May 2019 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
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 817 869 791
Rank change year-on-year +52 -78 +38
Contract jobs citing GCIH 28 16 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.016% 0.036%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.083% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 27
UK median daily rate £390 £530 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.51% +17.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £340 £500 £366
90th Percentile £561 £650 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £625 £420
% change year-on-year -45.20% +48.81% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 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 17,269 19,238 18,307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.98% 19.11% 20.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,462 11,561 11,496
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £254
90th Percentile £641 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 798 856 930
UK median hourly rate £33.40 £24.28 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.59% -19.08% -7.69%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.12 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +24.46% -16.67% -14.29%

GCIH
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GCIH in the UK

GCIH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GCIH in the UK

GCIH
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GCIH over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GCIH in the UK

GCIH
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCIH within the UK over the 6 months to 21 May 2019. 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 +39 24 £390 -26.51% 6
UK excluding London +27 20 £343 -45.20% 5
London +50 8 £538 +7.50% 1
East of England +11 7 £340 - 2
South East - 6 - -
Scotland - 4 - -
South West - 2 £406 - 1
North West +22 1 £498 -20.40%
North of England +16 1 £498 -20.40%

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing GCIH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for GCIH.

1 27 (96.43%) CISSP
2 21 (75.00%) Information Security
2 21 (75.00%) CEH
3 17 (60.71%) GIAC
4 15 (53.57%) SIEM
5 14 (50.00%) Security Operations
6 12 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (39.29%) SANS
7 11 (39.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (39.29%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (39.29%) Windows
7 11 (39.29%) Linux
7 11 (39.29%) Law
8 9 (32.14%) Finance
8 9 (32.14%) GCIA
8 9 (32.14%) Vulnerability Management
8 9 (32.14%) Security Architecture
9 8 (28.57%) GCFE
9 8 (28.57%) DevSecOps
9 8 (28.57%) GSEC
9 8 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
9 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
10 7 (25.00%) CCNA
10 7 (25.00%) ITIL
10 7 (25.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 7 (25.00%) CSIRT
10 7 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
10 7 (25.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 7 (25.00%) Threat Analysis
10 7 (25.00%) Cyberthreat

GCIH
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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) IaaS
1 2 (7.14%) Office 365
1 2 (7.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 5 (17.86%) Firewall
3 4 (14.29%) Internet
4 3 (10.71%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (7.14%) HTTP
5 2 (7.14%) HTTPS
5 2 (7.14%) IPsec
6 1 (3.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) MySQL
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Burp Suite
1 2 (7.14%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (39.29%) Law
2 9 (32.14%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) SOC Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Consultant
3 6 (21.43%) Security Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Security Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Security Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) CISSP Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) CyberArk Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Incident Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Office 365 Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) SIEM Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Application Security Specialist
7 1 (3.57%) Applications Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Cyber Security Incident Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Cybersecurity Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Security Incident Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Security Incident Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Linux
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (75.00%) Information Security
2 15 (53.57%) SIEM
3 14 (50.00%) Security Operations
4 12 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (32.14%) Security Architecture
5 9 (32.14%) Vulnerability Management
6 8 (28.57%) DevSecOps
6 8 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
7 7 (25.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 7 (25.00%) Data Privacy
7 7 (25.00%) ITIL
7 7 (25.00%) Threat Analysis
7 7 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
7 7 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
8 6 (21.43%) Information Security Management
8 6 (21.43%) Runbook
8 6 (21.43%) SABSA
8 6 (21.43%) Security Management
8 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (21.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) C#
1 2 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (96.43%) CISSP
2 21 (75.00%) CEH
3 17 (60.71%) GIAC
4 11 (39.29%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (39.29%) SANS
5 9 (32.14%) GCIA
6 8 (28.57%) GCFE
6 8 (28.57%) GSEC
7 7 (25.00%) CCNA
8 6 (21.43%) CISM
9 5 (17.86%) OSCP
10 4 (14.29%) CCNP
10 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 3 (10.71%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (10.71%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (10.71%) Degree
12 2 (7.14%) CREST Certified
13 1 (3.57%) GISP
13 1 (3.57%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (39.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (21.43%) COBIT
3 4 (14.29%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 7 (25.00%) CSIRT
2 2 (7.14%) Nessus
2 2 (7.14%) Nexpose
2 2 (7.14%) Nmap
2 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) AlienVault
2 3 (10.71%) Forcepoint
2 3 (10.71%) Fortinet
2 3 (10.71%) Kaspersky
2 3 (10.71%) Palo Alto
3 2 (7.14%) BMC
3 2 (7.14%) CyberArk
3 2 (7.14%) HP
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.14%) ServiceNow
3 2 (7.14%) Tripwire
4 1 (3.57%) LogRhythm
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft