Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 871 794 834
Rank change year-on-year -77 +40 +38
Contract jobs citing GCIH 17 51 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.053% 0.065%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.089% 0.27% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 34 32
UK median daily rate £500 £460 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +15.00% -7.51%
10th Percentile £456 £369 £346
90th Percentile £644 £530 £748
UK excluding London median daily rate £638 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +59.38% - +6.67%
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 19,135 18,618 23,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.70% 19.47% 21.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,342 11,302 14,518
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 931 939 809
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £29.92 £27.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.96% +8.41% +22.67%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.30 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -23.33% +7.14% +16.09%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -66 17 £500 +8.70% 14
UK excluding London -29 10 £638 +59.38% 6
London -48 7 £500 +8.11% 8
South West -5 4 £638 +22.60% 1
East of England +2 3 - - 2
South East -32 2 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
North of England - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 12 (70.59%) SIEM
2 11 (64.71%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (64.71%) Degree
3 9 (52.94%) Computer Science
3 9 (52.94%) CISSP
3 9 (52.94%) Firewall
4 8 (47.06%) Security Operations
5 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
5 7 (41.18%) Windows
5 7 (41.18%) CEH
5 7 (41.18%) Incident Management
6 6 (35.29%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (35.29%) Linux
6 6 (35.29%) Unix
6 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
6 6 (35.29%) GIAC
6 6 (35.29%) Information Security
6 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (35.29%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (29.41%) SANS
7 5 (29.41%) Event Correlation
7 5 (29.41%) GCIA
7 5 (29.41%) SSCP
7 5 (29.41%) CCNP
7 5 (29.41%) Information Management
8 4 (23.53%) ISSAP
8 4 (23.53%) Reverse Engineering
8 4 (23.53%) Analytics
8 4 (23.53%) Security Architecture

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 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) Firewall
2 6 (35.29%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.76%) HTTP
3 2 (11.76%) HTTPS
3 2 (11.76%) IPsec
3 2 (11.76%) NetScaler
4 1 (5.88%) DMZ
4 1 (5.88%) DNS
4 1 (5.88%) Internet
4 1 (5.88%) VoIP
4 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MySQL
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Security Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) SIEM Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) SOC Manager
4 3 (17.65%) Application Security Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Firewall Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Security Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Security Operations Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Web Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Web Applications Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) CISSP Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) CyberArk Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Developer
5 2 (11.76%) SIEM Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) SOC Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Security Architect
6 1 (5.88%) SOC Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Splunk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) JSON
1 1 (5.88%) Regular Expression
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Computer Science
2 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (17.65%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
3 3 (17.65%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (17.65%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (11.76%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (11.76%) Cyberattack
5 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
5 1 (5.88%) CESG
5 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
5 1 (5.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) Unix
3 2 (11.76%) AIX
3 2 (11.76%) Solaris
4 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.88%) CentOS
4 1 (5.88%) HPUX
4 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) SIEM
2 11 (64.71%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (47.06%) Security Operations
4 7 (41.18%) Incident Management
5 6 (35.29%) Information Security
6 5 (29.41%) Event Correlation
6 5 (29.41%) Information Management
7 4 (23.53%) Analytics
7 4 (23.53%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 4 (23.53%) Data Loss Prevention
7 4 (23.53%) Reverse Engineering
7 4 (23.53%) Security Architecture
7 4 (23.53%) Threat Intelligence
8 3 (17.65%) Computer Forensics
8 3 (17.65%) Mathematics
8 3 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (17.65%) Project Planning
8 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
8 3 (17.65%) Security Management
8 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.88%) Perl
1 1 (5.88%) Python
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) Degree
2 9 (52.94%) CISSP
3 7 (41.18%) CEH
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (35.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (35.29%) GIAC
5 5 (29.41%) CCNP
5 5 (29.41%) GCIA
5 5 (29.41%) SANS
5 5 (29.41%) SSCP
6 4 (23.53%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 4 (23.53%) CCSP
6 4 (23.53%) CREST Certified
6 4 (23.53%) ISSAP
6 4 (23.53%) MCSE
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (17.65%) GCWN
7 3 (17.65%) GSEC
7 3 (17.65%) RHCA
7 3 (17.65%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) Snort
1 2 (11.76%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) CSIRT
1 2 (11.76%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.88%) QRadar
2 1 (5.88%) RSA Archer
2 1 (5.88%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
3 3 (17.65%) ArcSight
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco
4 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.76%) CyberArk
4 2 (11.76%) F5
4 2 (11.76%) Huawei
4 2 (11.76%) LogRhythm
4 2 (11.76%) McAfee
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (5.88%) Splunk