Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 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 Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 836 836 849
Rank change year-on-year 0 +13 +31
Contract jobs citing GCIH 43 52 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.050% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.24% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 25
UK median daily rate £469 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +1.80% +62.93%
10th Percentile £387 £338 £325
90th Percentile £558 £725 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £380
% change year-on-year -5.88% +11.84% +52.00%
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 19090 21493 22625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.67% 20.66% 19.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11700 13402 13639
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £240 £244
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 897 851 1090
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.94% +6.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +31.58%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 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 +18 42 £469 +11.61% 10
London -1 31 £475 -10.59% 3
UK excluding London +12 11 £400 -5.88% 7
South East -10 5 £400 -5.33% 1
North of England +59 4 £530 +6.00% 3
Yorkshire +17 3 - - 1
East of England - 2 £300 -
North West +19 1 £530 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GCIH 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 GCIH.

1 33 (76.74%) GIAC
2 27 (62.79%) Computer Security
3 24 (55.81%) GCIA
4 22 (51.16%) SIEM
5 20 (46.51%) Information Security
5 20 (46.51%) Windows
5 20 (46.51%) Security Operations
5 20 (46.51%) CSIRT
6 19 (44.19%) Cybersecurity
7 18 (41.86%) Linux
7 18 (41.86%) Firewall
8 16 (37.21%) CISSP
8 16 (37.21%) Security Operations Centre
9 15 (34.88%) SANS
9 15 (34.88%) Finance
10 14 (32.56%) Cyber Attack
11 12 (27.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 11 (25.58%) CheckPoint
12 11 (25.58%) NIST 800
13 10 (23.26%) Virtual Machines
13 10 (23.26%) FireEye
13 10 (23.26%) McAfee
13 10 (23.26%) Dell
13 10 (23.26%) Cisco
13 10 (23.26%) TCP/IP
13 10 (23.26%) Blue Coat
13 10 (23.26%) Information Assurance
13 10 (23.26%) McAfee ePO
14 9 (20.93%) Network Security
14 9 (20.93%) Threat Intelligence

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.30%) Apache
1 4 (9.30%) JBoss
1 4 (9.30%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (9.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (41.86%) Firewall
2 10 (23.26%) TCP/IP
3 9 (20.93%) Network Security
4 7 (16.28%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (11.63%) LDAP
6 4 (9.30%) DHCP
6 4 (9.30%) DNS
7 2 (4.65%) ICMP
8 1 (2.33%) FTP
8 1 (2.33%) Internet
8 1 (2.33%) Intranet
8 1 (2.33%) tcpdump
8 1 (2.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
General
1 15 (34.88%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Legal
3 1 (2.33%) Dutch Language
3 1 (2.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 33 (76.74%) Analyst
2 30 (69.77%) Security Analyst
3 11 (25.58%) Information Analyst
3 11 (25.58%) Information Security Analyst
4 9 (20.93%) SOC Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Security Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Check Point Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Cisco Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Cisco Security Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Security Operations Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Incident Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.65%) Security Specialist
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Operations Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Security Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.33%) JSON
2 1 (2.33%) Node.js
2 1 (2.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (37.21%) Security Operations Centre
2 14 (32.56%) Cyber Attack
3 6 (13.95%) Management Information System
4 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (9.30%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
5 3 (6.98%) Reinsurance
6 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.33%) CESG
7 1 (2.33%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (46.51%) Windows
2 18 (41.86%) Linux
3 7 (16.28%) Unix
4 4 (9.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (62.79%) Computer Security
2 22 (51.16%) SIEM
3 20 (46.51%) Information Security
3 20 (46.51%) Security Operations
4 19 (44.19%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (23.26%) Information Assurance
6 9 (20.93%) Threat Intelligence
7 8 (18.60%) Malware Analysis
7 8 (18.60%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (16.28%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 6 (13.95%) Computer Forensics
9 6 (13.95%) Use Case
10 5 (11.63%) E-Discovery
10 5 (11.63%) ITIL
10 5 (11.63%) Project Management
10 5 (11.63%) Protective Monitoring
10 5 (11.63%) Threat Detection
11 4 (9.30%) Forensic Analysis
11 4 (9.30%) Network Virtualisation
11 4 (9.30%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) Python
2 4 (9.30%) Perl
3 1 (2.33%) C
3 1 (2.33%) COBOL
3 1 (2.33%) Java
3 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (76.74%) GIAC
2 24 (55.81%) GCIA
3 16 (37.21%) CISSP
4 15 (34.88%) SANS
5 7 (16.28%) CISM
6 5 (11.63%) CEH
7 4 (9.30%) Network+ Certification
7 4 (9.30%) Novell Certification
8 3 (6.98%) CISA
8 3 (6.98%) Degree
8 3 (6.98%) RHCSA
9 2 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (4.65%) GCFA
10 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
10 1 (2.33%) GCED
10 1 (2.33%) GREM
10 1 (2.33%) GSEC
10 1 (2.33%) OSCP
10 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (25.58%) NIST 800
3 7 (16.28%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.33%) CESG Infosec
4 1 (2.33%) COBIT
4 1 (2.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 10 (23.26%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (46.51%) CSIRT
2 10 (23.26%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (16.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (9.30%) Puppet
4 4 (9.30%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (2.33%) EnCase
5 1 (2.33%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) CheckPoint
2 10 (23.26%) Blue Coat
2 10 (23.26%) Cisco
2 10 (23.26%) Dell
2 10 (23.26%) FireEye
2 10 (23.26%) McAfee
3 7 (16.28%) Qualys
4 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
5 4 (9.30%) ArcSight
5 4 (9.30%) Red Hat
6 3 (6.98%) Splunk
6 3 (6.98%) Sun
7 2 (4.65%) NetWitness
8 1 (2.33%) Citrix
8 1 (2.33%) F5
8 1 (2.33%) HP
8 1 (2.33%) LogRhythm
8 1 (2.33%) VMware
8 1 (2.33%) WorldPay