The table below looks at the statistics for Intrusion Detection skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Intrusion Detection over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Intrusion Detection
Rank 140 131 127
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs citing Intrusion Detection 16 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.25% 0.074%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.69% 1.87% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 2
Average daily rate £365 £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £500 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £500 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £451 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.32% +20.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Intrusion Detection
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
595 427 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.65% 13.56% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 212 171
Average daily rate £400 £345 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £459 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 39 25
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.13 £15.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.11% +20.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

Intrusion Detection
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Intrusion Detection across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Intrusion Detection Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Intrusion Detection
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Intrusion Detection across the North West region.

Intrusion Detection Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Intrusion Detection
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Intrusion Detection across the North West region.

Intrusion Detection Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Intrusion Detection
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Intrusion Detection within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -3 8 - -
Manchester -11 7 £363 -
Merseyside - 1 £420 - 1
Intrusion Detection
England

Intrusion Detection
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Intrusion Detection also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Intrusion Detection.

1 25 (59.52%) Information Security
2 21 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (47.62%) Network Monitoring
4 16 (38.10%) Firewall
5 15 (35.71%) GIS
5 15 (35.71%) LAN
5 15 (35.71%) Banking
6 14 (33.33%) Incident Management
6 14 (33.33%) Network Security
6 14 (33.33%) Management Information System
7 13 (30.95%) IPsec
7 13 (30.95%) SSL
7 13 (30.95%) VPN
7 13 (30.95%) Investment Banking
8 12 (28.57%) Cisco
9 10 (23.81%) DHCP
9 10 (23.81%) DNS
10 8 (19.05%) SSH
10 8 (19.05%) VLAN
10 8 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (19.05%) Change Control
10 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (19.05%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (19.05%) Palo Alto
11 7 (16.67%) WAN
12 6 (14.29%) Python
12 6 (14.29%) Project Management
12 6 (14.29%) Wireless
12 6 (14.29%) Data Enrichment
12 6 (14.29%) Splunk

Intrusion Detection
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Intrusion Detection also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Intrusion Detection. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (38.10%) Firewall
2 15 (35.71%) LAN
3 14 (33.33%) Network Security
4 13 (30.95%) IPsec
4 13 (30.95%) SSL
4 13 (30.95%) VPN
5 10 (23.81%) DHCP
5 10 (23.81%) DNS
6 8 (19.05%) SSH
6 8 (19.05%) VLAN
7 7 (16.67%) WAN
8 6 (14.29%) Wireless
9 5 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (11.90%) Cisco PIX
9 5 (11.90%) Cisco Wireless
9 5 (11.90%) FWSM
9 5 (11.90%) SAN
9 5 (11.90%) VoIP
9 5 (11.90%) WLAN
10 3 (7.14%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (35.71%) GIS
General
1 15 (35.71%) Banking
2 13 (30.95%) Investment Banking
3 4 (9.52%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Security Specialist
2 9 (21.43%) Network Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Architect
4 5 (11.90%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Security Architect
7 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.76%) Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Security Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Security Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.52%) Data Integration
4 3 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Windows
1 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
1 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (59.52%) Information Security
2 21 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (47.62%) Network Monitoring
4 14 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 8 (19.05%) Change Control
5 8 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (19.05%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (14.29%) Data Enrichment
6 6 (14.29%) Project Management
7 5 (11.90%) ITIL
7 5 (11.90%) Service Management
7 5 (11.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (9.52%) SIEM
9 3 (7.14%) Coaching
9 3 (7.14%) Security Operations
10 2 (4.76%) Document Management
10 2 (4.76%) Protective Monitoring
10 2 (4.76%) Server Monitoring
10 2 (4.76%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.90%) CCNP
2 5 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Snort
2 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Cisco
2 8 (19.05%) Palo Alto
3 6 (14.29%) Splunk
4 4 (9.52%) F5
4 4 (9.52%) Fortinet
5 3 (7.14%) IBM
5 3 (7.14%) Sourcefire
6 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.76%) Polycom
6 2 (4.76%) Siemens
6 2 (4.76%) Symantec
7 1 (2.38%) IronPort
7 1 (2.38%) VMware
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