Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 841 832 860
Rank change year-on-year -9 +28 -2
Contract jobs citing GCIH 42 46 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.046% 0.045%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.25% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 17
UK median daily rate £588 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.03% -2.63% +13.77%
10th Percentile £500 £369 £317
90th Percentile £663 £535 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £638 £400 £445
% change year-on-year +59.38% -10.11% +17.11%
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 19,164 18,639 22,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.55% 18.76% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,335 11,375 13,865
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £244 £225 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.58% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 902 831
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.77% +10.42%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.01 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.98 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +10.00%

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 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GCIH in the UK

GCIH
Top 8 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 22 October 2018. 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 -15 41 £588 +27.03% 16
London -8 29 £588 +23.68% 9
UK excluding London -33 12 £638 +59.38% 8
South West -17 6 £638 +22.60% 1
South East -23 3 - - 2
East of England +8 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -15 1 - -
North of England -19 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 36 (85.71%) Cybersecurity
2 31 (73.81%) CISSP
3 28 (66.67%) Information Security
4 27 (64.29%) SIEM
5 22 (52.38%) Degree
6 15 (35.71%) CISA
6 15 (35.71%) CISM
6 15 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (35.71%) Management Information System
6 15 (35.71%) Data Loss Prevention
6 15 (35.71%) Darktrace
7 14 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
7 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 14 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 13 (30.95%) GCFA
8 13 (30.95%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (28.57%) Mimecast
9 12 (28.57%) Security Operations
9 12 (28.57%) CASB
9 12 (28.57%) Thycotic
10 11 (26.19%) Windows
11 10 (23.81%) Linux
11 10 (23.81%) Firewall
11 10 (23.81%) CEH
11 10 (23.81%) Computer Science
11 10 (23.81%) SANS
12 9 (21.43%) Cyberattack
12 9 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
12 9 (21.43%) Computer Forensics

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 14 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (30.95%) Azure Active Directory
3 12 (28.57%) Mimecast
4 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.81%) Firewall
2 6 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.76%) HTTP
3 2 (4.76%) HTTPS
3 2 (4.76%) IPsec
3 2 (4.76%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.38%) DMZ
4 1 (2.38%) DNS
4 1 (2.38%) Internet
4 1 (2.38%) VoIP
4 1 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) MySQL
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
1 5 (11.90%) Legal
2 2 (4.76%) Electronics
2 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Analyst
2 17 (40.48%) Security Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 7 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (16.67%) Senior Security Analyst
5 6 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 6 (14.29%) Security Specialist
6 5 (11.90%) Security Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) IT Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) IT Security Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) SOC Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) SOC Manager
8 3 (7.14%) SIEM Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) CISSP Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Firewall Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Incident Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Security Operations Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) SIEM Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) JSON
1 1 (2.38%) Regular Expression
1 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (35.71%) Management Information System
2 14 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (23.81%) Computer Science
4 9 (21.43%) Cyberattack
5 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (9.52%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (4.76%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (4.76%) Cybercrime
8 2 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
9 1 (2.38%) CESG
9 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
9 1 (2.38%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Windows
2 10 (23.81%) Linux
3 7 (16.67%) Unix
4 4 (9.52%) Solaris
5 2 (4.76%) AIX
6 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.38%) CentOS
6 1 (2.38%) HPUX
6 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (85.71%) Cybersecurity
2 28 (66.67%) Information Security
3 27 (64.29%) SIEM
4 15 (35.71%) Data Loss Prevention
4 15 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
6 12 (28.57%) Security Operations
7 9 (21.43%) Computer Forensics
7 9 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (19.05%) Incident Management
9 7 (16.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 7 (16.67%) Threat Intelligence
10 5 (11.90%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (11.90%) Performance Metrics
10 5 (11.90%) Vulnerability Management
11 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (9.52%) Event Correlation
11 4 (9.52%) Information Management
11 4 (9.52%) Security Architecture
11 4 (9.52%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.38%) Perl
1 1 (2.38%) Python
1 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (73.81%) CISSP
2 22 (52.38%) Degree
3 15 (35.71%) CISA
3 15 (35.71%) CISM
4 13 (30.95%) GCFA
5 10 (23.81%) CEH
5 10 (23.81%) SANS
6 8 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (19.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (19.05%) EnCE
6 8 (19.05%) GIAC
6 8 (19.05%) GREM
7 7 (16.67%) GCIA
7 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 6 (14.29%) CREST Certified
9 5 (11.90%) GSEC
9 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
10 4 (9.52%) CCNP
10 4 (9.52%) SSCP
11 3 (7.14%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.38%) NIST 800
System Software
1 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) Snort
2 2 (4.76%) Squid
3 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (28.57%) CASB
2 6 (14.29%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 4 (9.52%) EnCase
3 4 (9.52%) FTK
4 3 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (4.76%) CSIRT
6 1 (2.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (2.38%) QRadar
6 1 (2.38%) RSA Archer
6 1 (2.38%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) Darktrace
2 12 (28.57%) Thycotic
3 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.90%) McAfee
5 4 (9.52%) LogRhythm
6 3 (7.14%) ArcSight
6 3 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 3 (7.14%) Cisco
6 3 (7.14%) FireEye
6 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 3 (7.14%) Splunk
7 2 (4.76%) CyberArk
7 2 (4.76%) F5
7 2 (4.76%) Huawei
8 1 (2.38%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.38%) Dell
8 1 (2.38%) Oracle
8 1 (2.38%) Symantec