The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for GCIH qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
England / West Midlands
Rank 114 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing GCIH 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.089% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £385 £475
% change year-on-year +1.62% -18.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 435 564 460
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.36% 20.95% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 317 234
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 47
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £30.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.70% -43.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.19 £36.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

GCIH
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing GCIH as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for GCIH in the West Midlands

GCIH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GCIH in the West Midlands

GCIH
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCIH within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
GCIH
England

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for GCIH.

1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) Information Security
2 6 (85.71%) GCFA
2 6 (85.71%) MCP
2 6 (85.71%) Unix
2 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) VPN
2 6 (85.71%) CCNA
2 6 (85.71%) CEH
2 6 (85.71%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (85.71%) Data Analysis
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (85.71%) SIEM
2 6 (85.71%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (85.71%) Malware Analysis
2 6 (85.71%) Identity Access Management
2 6 (85.71%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 6 (85.71%) Disk Encryption
2 6 (85.71%) Security Monitoring
2 6 (85.71%) Forensic Analysis
2 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (85.71%) CCSA
3 5 (71.43%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (71.43%) Big Data
3 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
3 5 (71.43%) Incident Management
4 4 (57.14%) Security Operations
4 4 (57.14%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (42.86%) Network Monitoring

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (85.71%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) Security Analyst
2 6 (85.71%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) Incident Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (71.43%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (57.14%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
1 6 (85.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Cybersecurity
1 6 (85.71%) Data Analysis
1 6 (85.71%) Disk Encryption
1 6 (85.71%) Forensic Analysis
1 6 (85.71%) Identity Access Management
1 6 (85.71%) Information Security
1 6 (85.71%) Malware Analysis
1 6 (85.71%) Security Monitoring
1 6 (85.71%) SIEM
2 5 (71.43%) Incident Management
3 4 (57.14%) Security Operations
4 3 (42.86%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Metrics
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) CCNA
1 6 (85.71%) CCSA
1 6 (85.71%) CEH
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (85.71%) GCFA
1 6 (85.71%) MCP
2 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) GIAC
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft