Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 864 803 817
Rank change year-on-year -61 +14 +33
Contract jobs citing GCIH 18 33 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.036% 0.063%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.094% 0.18% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 27 37
UK median daily rate £530 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.78% +12.50% -15.79%
10th Percentile £500 £363 £322
90th Percentile £650 £533 £704
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £420 £390
% change year-on-year +48.81% +7.69% -17.89%
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 19,210 18,481 22,804
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.07% 20.29% 21.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,505 11,564 14,176
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 858 931 846
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -7.69% +47.73%
10th Percentile £12.39 £12.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £52.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.37 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.68% -13.24% +55.56%

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 27 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GCIH in the UK

GCIH
Top 6 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 27 May 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 -53 18 £530 +17.78% 4
UK excluding London -23 11 £625 +48.81% 3
North of England - 8 £625 - 2
North West - 8 £625 - 1
London -68 7 £500 +11.11% 2
East of England +4 3 - -

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 17 (94.44%) CISSP
2 16 (88.89%) Firewall
2 16 (88.89%) GIAC
2 16 (88.89%) Security Operations
3 14 (77.78%) GSEC
4 13 (72.22%) GCIA
4 13 (72.22%) Information Security
4 13 (72.22%) Intrusion Detection
5 12 (66.67%) Reverse Engineering
5 12 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (61.11%) Malware Reverse Engineering
6 11 (61.11%) Threat Intelligence
6 11 (61.11%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 11 (61.11%) Penetration Testing
6 11 (61.11%) Risk Management
7 10 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (55.56%) SIEM
8 9 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
8 9 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (50.00%) Security Management
9 8 (44.44%) GCFA
9 8 (44.44%) Information Management
9 8 (44.44%) CCNP
9 8 (44.44%) Project Management
9 8 (44.44%) GREM
9 8 (44.44%) SFIA
9 8 (44.44%) Security Monitoring
9 8 (44.44%) Remediation Plan
9 8 (44.44%) GCED
9 8 (44.44%) Digital 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:

Communications & Networking
1 16 (88.89%) Firewall
2 13 (72.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (33.33%) FTP
3 6 (33.33%) Intranet
3 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 5 (27.78%) HTTP
4 5 (27.78%) HTTPS
4 5 (27.78%) IPsec
5 1 (5.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) MySQL
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
1 10 (55.56%) Security Analyst
2 9 (50.00%) Operations Analyst
2 9 (50.00%) Security Operations Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) CISSP Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) CyberArk Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Security Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Senior Security Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) SIEM Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) SIEM Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Senior Operations Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Application Security Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Firewall Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Web Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Web Applications Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Malware Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Security Specialist
7 1 (5.56%) Security Architect
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) JSON
1 6 (33.33%) Node.js
2 1 (5.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (44.44%) Computer Science
3 7 (38.89%) CESG
3 7 (38.89%) Management Information System
4 6 (33.33%) Cyberattack
5 3 (16.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 3 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (5.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
1 6 (33.33%) Unix
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) AIX
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
2 1 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Security Operations
2 13 (72.22%) Information Security
3 12 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (66.67%) Reverse Engineering
4 11 (61.11%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 11 (61.11%) Malware Reverse Engineering
4 11 (61.11%) Penetration Testing
4 11 (61.11%) Risk Management
4 11 (61.11%) Threat Intelligence
5 10 (55.56%) SIEM
6 9 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
6 9 (50.00%) Security Management
7 8 (44.44%) Data Protection
7 8 (44.44%) Digital Forensics
7 8 (44.44%) Information Management
7 8 (44.44%) Project Management
7 8 (44.44%) Remediation Plan
7 8 (44.44%) Security Monitoring
7 8 (44.44%) SFIA
8 7 (38.89%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) COBOL
1 6 (33.33%) Java
1 6 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (94.44%) CISSP
2 16 (88.89%) GIAC
3 14 (77.78%) GSEC
4 13 (72.22%) GCIA
5 9 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (44.44%) CCNP
6 8 (44.44%) Degree
6 8 (44.44%) GCED
6 8 (44.44%) GCFA
6 8 (44.44%) GREM
7 6 (33.33%) CEH
8 5 (27.78%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (22.22%) ISSAP
9 4 (22.22%) SANS
10 3 (16.67%) CCSP
10 3 (16.67%) GCWN
10 3 (16.67%) ISSEP
10 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (16.67%) RHCA
10 3 (16.67%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) CESG Infosec
1 6 (33.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 6 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (5.56%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) CyberArk
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco
3 3 (16.67%) Red Hat