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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Intrusion Detection
Rank 526 560 496
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -64
Contract jobs citing Intrusion Detection 63 28 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.053% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.79% 0.41% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 14 18
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£425 £423 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.46% +3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £375 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £499 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £423 £403
% change year-on-year
+0.46% +5.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £34.50 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 - £47.50

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
7976 6895 6994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.52% 12.94% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4359 3571 3404
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £205 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 415 582
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015. 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 +24 59 £438 +3.42% 52
South East -18 19 £425 -10.52% 19
London +10 18 £520 +26.06% 12
Hampshire - 16 £425 - 1
City of London +18 8 £520 +38.66% 4
South West -2 7 £398 -5.85% 12
West Midlands - 6 £425 - 1
North West -13 5 £500 - 2
Basingstoke - 5 £385 -
Gloucestershire -8 4 £450 - 5
Manchester -8 3 £500 - 1
Southampton - 3 £525 - 1
Scotland - 3 £425 -
Worcestershire - 3 £450 -
East of England - 3 £413 - 2
Surrey 0 2 £425 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £425 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £425 -
Berkshire 0 1 - - 14
Yorkshire -9 1 £413 - 2
Leeds -9 1 £413 -
West Yorkshire -14 1 £413 -
Wales - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Worcester - 1 £450 -
Essex - 1 £400 -
Reading - 1 - - 6
Hook - 1 £451 -
Farnborough - - - -

Intrusion Detection
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

1 106 (56.68%) Firewall
2 94 (50.27%) Linux
3 86 (45.99%) Windows
4 62 (33.16%) Information Security
5 56 (29.95%) CISSP
5 56 (29.95%) SIEM
6 51 (27.27%) TCP/IP
7 44 (23.53%) Cisco
8 42 (22.46%) UNIX
9 40 (21.39%) Management Information System
10 36 (19.25%) Finance
10 36 (19.25%) Security Cleared
11 34 (18.18%) DNS
12 33 (17.65%) HTTP
13 32 (17.11%) Penetration Testing
13 32 (17.11%) Incident Management
13 32 (17.11%) Network Security
14 30 (16.04%) SC Cleared
15 26 (13.90%) Cisco Certification
16 25 (13.37%) Kalman Filter
17 24 (12.83%) Vulnerability Management
17 24 (12.83%) Degree
18 23 (12.30%) WAN
18 23 (12.30%) Microsoft
19 22 (11.76%) Internet
19 22 (11.76%) VMware
20 21 (11.23%) ArcSight
20 21 (11.23%) Cyber Security
21 20 (10.70%) PKI
21 20 (10.70%) VLAN

Intrusion Detection
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 8 (4.28%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.74%) Node.js
2 7 (3.74%) Apache
3 4 (2.14%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.14%) nginx
4 2 (1.07%) JBoss
5 1 (0.53%) IIS
5 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.53%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.35%) MS Visio
3 9 (4.81%) MS Office
4 2 (1.07%) MS Project
5 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.35%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.74%) SaaS
2 7 (3.74%) PaaS
2 7 (3.74%) IaaS
3 4 (2.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 4 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.14%) Amazon S3
3 4 (2.14%) Route 53
4 3 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.53%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 106 (56.68%) Firewall
2 51 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 34 (18.18%) DNS
4 33 (17.65%) HTTP
5 32 (17.11%) Network Security
6 23 (12.30%) WAN
7 22 (11.76%) Internet
8 20 (10.70%) VLAN
8 20 (10.70%) LAN
9 19 (10.16%) SSL
10 18 (9.63%) VPN
10 18 (9.63%) IPsec
11 17 (9.09%) HTTPS
12 15 (8.02%) Wireshark
13 14 (7.49%) HSRP
14 12 (6.42%) OSPF
15 11 (5.88%) BGP
15 11 (5.88%) SAN
16 10 (5.35%) FTP
16 10 (5.35%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.28%) MongoDB
1 8 (4.28%) Redis
2 6 (3.21%) Relational Database
2 6 (3.21%) MySQL
2 6 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.14%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.07%) Big Data
4 2 (1.07%) Couchbase
4 2 (1.07%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.07%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.07%) SimpleDB
5 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.53%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 6 (3.21%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.53%) Subversion
3 1 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.53%) Metasploit
General
1 36 (19.25%) Finance
2 15 (8.02%) Banking
3 10 (5.35%) Financial Institution
3 10 (5.35%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.81%) Legal
5 8 (4.28%) Publishing
6 6 (3.21%) Games
7 5 (2.67%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.53%) Billing
8 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.53%) Law
8 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.53%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 67 (35.83%) Analyst
2 50 (26.74%) Security Analyst
3 22 (11.76%) Architect
4 21 (11.23%) Security Engineer
5 16 (8.56%) Network Engineer
6 14 (7.49%) Network Support
6 14 (7.49%) Security Manager
7 12 (6.42%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (5.35%) Network Security Engineer
8 10 (5.35%) Senior Security Analyst
9 8 (4.28%) Security Architect
10 7 (3.74%) IT Security Analyst
10 7 (3.74%) Information Manager
10 7 (3.74%) Information Security Manager
10 7 (3.74%) Consultant
11 6 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.21%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (3.21%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 6 (3.21%) Security Specialist
12 5 (2.67%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.28%) Web Services
2 4 (2.14%) J2EE
3 3 (1.60%) JSP
3 3 (1.60%) Servlets
3 3 (1.60%) WebSockets
4 2 (1.07%) XML
4 2 (1.07%) POSIX
4 2 (1.07%) Middleware
4 2 (1.07%) OAuth
5 1 (0.53%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.53%) SOAP
5 1 (0.53%) CSS
5 1 (0.53%) JMS
5 1 (0.53%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 40 (21.39%) Management Information System
2 20 (10.70%) PKI
3 14 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.81%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.74%) Mathematics
6 6 (3.21%) IBM Mainframe
6 6 (3.21%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.67%) AS400
7 5 (2.67%) CESG
7 5 (2.67%) Open Source
8 4 (2.14%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.14%) Online Games
9 3 (1.60%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.07%) User Experience
11 1 (0.53%) iSeries
11 1 (0.53%) Statistics
11 1 (0.53%) Taxonomies
11 1 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.53%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 94 (50.27%) Linux
2 86 (45.99%) Windows
3 42 (22.46%) UNIX
4 11 (5.88%) Solaris
5 9 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.14%) AIX
7 3 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.07%) CentOS
8 2 (1.07%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.53%) SUSE
9 1 (0.53%) Debian
9 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.53%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (33.16%) Information Security
2 56 (29.95%) SIEM
3 32 (17.11%) Incident Management
3 32 (17.11%) Penetration Testing
4 25 (13.37%) Kalman Filter
5 24 (12.83%) Vulnerability Management
6 21 (11.23%) Cyber Security
7 19 (10.16%) Change Management
7 19 (10.16%) Security Management
8 16 (8.56%) ITIL
8 16 (8.56%) Security Architecture
9 15 (8.02%) Information Assurance
10 14 (7.49%) Network Monitoring
11 13 (6.95%) ISMS
12 12 (6.42%) Load Balancing
12 12 (6.42%) Service Delivery
12 12 (6.42%) TOGAF
13 11 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 11 (5.88%) Information Security Management
13 11 (5.88%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.02%) Perl
1 15 (8.02%) Python
2 10 (5.35%) Java
3 7 (3.74%) PHP
4 5 (2.67%) SQL
4 5 (2.67%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.60%) Ruby
5 3 (1.60%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.60%) C++
6 2 (1.07%) C
7 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.53%) Golang
Qualifications
1 56 (29.95%) CISSP
2 36 (19.25%) Security Cleared
3 30 (16.04%) SC Cleared
4 26 (13.90%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (12.83%) Degree
6 20 (10.70%) CCNA
7 18 (9.63%) GCIH
8 17 (9.09%) GCIA
9 15 (8.02%) CISM
10 14 (7.49%) GIAC
11 13 (6.95%) CCNP
12 12 (6.42%) CEH
13 8 (4.28%) DV Cleared
14 6 (3.21%) EnCE
14 6 (3.21%) CISMP
14 6 (3.21%) CCIE
14 6 (3.21%) PMP
14 6 (3.21%) PMI Certification
15 5 (2.67%) SSCP
15 5 (2.67%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 15 (8.02%) PCI DSS
2 8 (4.28%) COBIT
3 6 (3.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (2.67%) SLA
5 3 (1.60%) QA
6 2 (1.07%) COSO
7 1 (0.53%) HIPAA
System Software
1 18 (9.63%) Snort
2 10 (5.35%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.14%) Xen
4 1 (0.53%) Firmware
4 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.53%) UAG
4 1 (0.53%) KVM
Systems Management
1 11 (5.88%) Puppet
2 7 (3.74%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.21%) Ansible
4 5 (2.67%) OPNET
5 4 (2.14%) Nessus
5 4 (2.14%) HAProxy
6 3 (1.60%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.07%) Salt
7 2 (1.07%) CORE IMPACT
8 1 (0.53%) Nagios
8 1 (0.53%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.53%) Nmap
Vendors
1 44 (23.53%) Cisco
2 23 (12.30%) Microsoft
3 22 (11.76%) VMware
4 21 (11.23%) ArcSight
5 17 (9.09%) Sourcefire
6 14 (7.49%) Symantec
6 14 (7.49%) Juniper
7 13 (6.95%) F5
8 12 (6.42%) McAfee
8 12 (6.42%) IBM
9 11 (5.88%) Oracle
10 8 (4.28%) HP
10 8 (4.28%) Blue Coat
11 7 (3.74%) Qualys
11 7 (3.74%) CheckPoint
11 7 (3.74%) MobileIron
12 5 (2.67%) LogLogic
12 5 (2.67%) Sun
12 5 (2.67%) TippingPoint
12 5 (2.67%) Splunk
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