The table below looks at the statistics for Intrusion Detection skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Intrusion Detection over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Intrusion Detection
Rank 510 489 553
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +64
Contract jobs citing Intrusion Detection 89 84 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.073%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.10% 1.18% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 40 27
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£440 £375 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £539 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £375 £268
% change year-on-year
+18.66% +40.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+32.30% -

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8116 7110 8932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.41% 13.55% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4369 3831 4026
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 408 703
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.65 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

Intrusion Detection
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Intrusion Detection Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Intrusion Detection
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Intrusion Detection within the UK.

Intrusion Detection Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Intrusion Detection
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Intrusion Detection within the UK over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Intrusion Detection Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Intrusion Detection
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Intrusion Detection within the UK.

Intrusion Detection Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Intrusion Detection
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. 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
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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
England -26 68 £425 +13.33% 23
London +12 37 £413 -2.94% 11
City of London +38 18 £450 -0.88% 4
Scotland - 16 £495 -
South East -8 14 £461 +23.00% 5
Edinburgh - 12 £500 -
Hampshire -9 8 £425 +13.33% 2
South West -32 6 £315 +14.54% 2
East Midlands +7 4 £425 -
North West -4 4 - - 2
Glasgow - 4 £440 -
Berkshire +1 3 £498 +19.87% 2
Southampton - 3 £425 - 2
Manchester -9 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £413 -
Swindon - 2 £315 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £350 - 1
Derbyshire - 2 £588 -
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 2
Nottinghamshire - 2 £413 -
Slough - 2 £498 -
Wiltshire - 2 £315 -
Reading +5 1 £500 +20.48% 2
Cheshire -3 1 - - 1
Surrey -10 1 £525 +25.00%
South Wales -10 1 £450 - 1
Wales -13 1 £450 - 1
West Midlands -18 1 £425 +15.25% 1
East of England -27 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £425 -

Intrusion Detection
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 102 (77.86%) Firewall
2 43 (32.82%) Network Security
3 42 (32.06%) Windows
4 38 (29.01%) CISSP
5 34 (25.95%) Information Security
6 31 (23.66%) TCP/IP
6 31 (23.66%) Management Information System
6 31 (23.66%) Finance
7 30 (22.90%) Risk Management
8 29 (22.14%) UNIX
9 27 (20.61%) Vulnerability Management
10 26 (19.85%) Internet
10 26 (19.85%) Security Cleared
11 25 (19.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 25 (19.08%) SIEM
12 24 (18.32%) DNS
13 23 (17.56%) Linux
14 20 (15.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 20 (15.27%) SC Cleared
15 19 (14.50%) Information Assurance
16 18 (13.74%) Cisco
17 17 (12.98%) WAN
17 17 (12.98%) Penetration Testing
18 16 (12.21%) Web Services
18 16 (12.21%) GIAC
18 16 (12.21%) PKI
19 15 (11.45%) ITIL
19 15 (11.45%) CESG
20 14 (10.69%) Cisco Certification
20 14 (10.69%) PCI DSS

Intrusion Detection
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 6 (4.58%) IIS
1 6 (4.58%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.05%) IBM HTTP Server
2 4 (3.05%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.05%) Apache
2 4 (3.05%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (3.05%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.53%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (5.34%) MS Office
2 5 (3.82%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.05%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 102 (77.86%) Firewall
2 43 (32.82%) Network Security
3 31 (23.66%) TCP/IP
4 26 (19.85%) Internet
5 24 (18.32%) DNS
6 17 (12.98%) WAN
7 13 (9.92%) LAN
7 13 (9.92%) Reverse Proxy
8 12 (9.16%) VPN
9 10 (7.63%) OSPF
9 10 (7.63%) BGP
10 9 (6.87%) SSL
10 9 (6.87%) HTTP
11 8 (6.11%) Wireless
11 8 (6.11%) HSRP
12 7 (5.34%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (5.34%) MPLS
12 7 (5.34%) VLAN
12 7 (5.34%) Wireshark
13 6 (4.58%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 8 (6.11%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.29%) MySQL
3 2 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.53%) GCC
2 2 (1.53%) Subversion
General
1 31 (23.66%) Finance
2 9 (6.87%) Banking
3 5 (3.82%) Legal
4 4 (3.05%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.29%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.29%) Retail
6 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Local Government
6 1 (0.76%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 46 (35.11%) Analyst
2 26 (19.85%) Consultant
3 24 (18.32%) Security Analyst
4 15 (11.45%) Network Engineer
5 14 (10.69%) Security Consultant
6 13 (9.92%) Security Engineer
7 12 (9.16%) CLAS Consultant
8 11 (8.40%) Architect
9 9 (6.87%) Network Security Engineer
10 8 (6.11%) IT Consultant
10 8 (6.11%) IT Security Consultant
11 7 (5.34%) Security Architect
11 7 (5.34%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (4.58%) Business Analyst
12 6 (4.58%) Information Analyst
12 6 (4.58%) Operations Analyst
12 6 (4.58%) Information Security Analyst
12 6 (4.58%) Security Manager
13 5 (3.82%) Senior Security Analyst
13 5 (3.82%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.21%) Web Services
2 4 (3.05%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (3.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 4 (3.05%) JSP
3 3 (2.29%) Middleware
4 2 (1.53%) WebSockets
5 1 (0.76%) LAMP
5 1 (0.76%) WinForms
5 1 (0.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (23.66%) Management Information System
2 16 (12.21%) PKI
3 15 (11.45%) CESG
4 11 (8.40%) CESG CLAS
4 11 (8.40%) Open Source
5 8 (6.11%) Mobile App
6 6 (4.58%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.82%) Cryptography
8 4 (3.05%) RMADS
8 4 (3.05%) DataPower
9 3 (2.29%) Smart Meter
9 3 (2.29%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (2.29%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (2.29%) Mainframe
9 3 (2.29%) AS400
10 2 (1.53%) GIS
10 2 (1.53%) SCADA
11 1 (0.76%) CCTV
11 1 (0.76%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 42 (32.06%) Windows
2 29 (22.14%) UNIX
3 23 (17.56%) Linux
4 8 (6.11%) Solaris
5 5 (3.82%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.29%) Debian
7 2 (1.53%) CentOS
8 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.95%) Information Security
2 30 (22.90%) Risk Management
3 27 (20.61%) Vulnerability Management
4 25 (19.08%) SIEM
4 25 (19.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 19 (14.50%) Information Assurance
6 17 (12.98%) Penetration Testing
7 15 (11.45%) ITIL
8 13 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (9.92%) Protective Monitoring
9 12 (9.16%) Data Protection
10 11 (8.40%) Incident Management
10 11 (8.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (7.63%) Security Management
12 9 (6.87%) E-Commerce
12 9 (6.87%) Security Testing
13 8 (6.11%) Network Design
13 8 (6.11%) Kalman Filter
14 7 (5.34%) Cyber Security
14 7 (5.34%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.11%) C
2 5 (3.82%) Java
2 5 (3.82%) SQL
3 4 (3.05%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.29%) C++
5 2 (1.53%) PHP
5 2 (1.53%) Ruby
5 2 (1.53%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.53%) Python
6 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.76%) Perl
6 1 (0.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 38 (29.01%) CISSP
2 26 (19.85%) Security Cleared
3 20 (15.27%) SC Cleared
4 16 (12.21%) GIAC
5 14 (10.69%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (7.63%) GCIA
6 10 (7.63%) CEH
7 8 (6.11%) DV Cleared
7 8 (6.11%) Network+ Certification
7 8 (6.11%) CNA
7 8 (6.11%) Novell Certification
7 8 (6.11%) CCSP
8 6 (4.58%) CCNP
8 6 (4.58%) CISM
8 6 (4.58%) Degree
9 5 (3.82%) CCIE
9 5 (3.82%) CCNA
9 5 (3.82%) SSCP
10 3 (2.29%) CISA
10 3 (2.29%) GCFW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (15.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (10.69%) PCI DSS
3 11 (8.40%) GPG13
4 9 (6.87%) QA
5 5 (3.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (3.05%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.76%) HIPAA
System Software
1 9 (6.87%) Snort
2 6 (4.58%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.29%) Nmap
4 2 (1.53%) Varnish
5 1 (0.76%) UAG
5 1 (0.76%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (2.29%) Nagios
1 3 (2.29%) Nessus
2 2 (1.53%) Zenoss
2 2 (1.53%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (1.53%) Puppet
3 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.76%) OPNET
3 1 (0.76%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 18 (13.74%) Cisco
2 12 (9.16%) Oracle
3 11 (8.40%) Juniper
4 9 (6.87%) IBM
4 9 (6.87%) Sourcefire
5 8 (6.11%) Blue Coat
6 7 (5.34%) CheckPoint
7 6 (4.58%) VMware
7 6 (4.58%) McAfee
7 6 (4.58%) Microsoft
7 6 (4.58%) Sun
8 5 (3.82%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.82%) Symantec
9 3 (2.29%) F5
10 2 (1.53%) ArcSight
10 2 (1.53%) Trend Micro
10 2 (1.53%) IronPort
10 2 (1.53%) Sophos
10 2 (1.53%) Nokia
11 1 (0.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
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