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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Intrusion Detection
Rank 457 511 523
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +12
Contract jobs citing Intrusion Detection 173 98 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.30% 1.28% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 59 33
Average daily rate £465 £490 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £385 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £735
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 - - -

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
7515 7666 6490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 14.86% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4422 4285 3417
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 434 384
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 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
England +73 165 £475 -5.00% 42
South East +59 65 £494 +3.94% 12
London +21 59 £500 - 16
Hampshire +26 25 £352 -25.89% 4
Berkshire - 25 £563 - 4
North West -11 17 £365 -27.00% 1
Surrey +10 14 £600 +20.00%
Basingstoke +13 13 £500 -9.09%
South West +3 9 £375 -1.96% 6
Cheshire 0 9 - -
Warrington -8 9 - -
Reading - 9 £380 - 1
Yorkshire -7 8 £455 - 2
Manchester -12 7 £363 -
Devon - 6 £388 -
Plymouth - 6 £388 -
Nottingham - 5 - - 1
Sheffield - 5 £455 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £455 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 - - 1
East Midlands - 5 - - 1
M4 Corridor - 5 £288 -
City of London +37 4 £525 +5.00% 2
Leatherhead - 4 £450 -
Bristol - 3 £363 - 1
West Midlands -12 2 £525 +29.23% 4
Scotland -22 2 £750 +66.39% 2
Scottish Borders - 2 £750 -
Galashiels - 2 £750 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £350 - 2

Intrusion Detection
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 131 (42.95%) Firewall
2 129 (42.30%) Information Security
3 98 (32.13%) SIEM
4 87 (28.52%) CISSP
5 82 (26.89%) Windows
6 81 (26.56%) SSL
7 80 (26.23%) Linux
8 78 (25.57%) Management Information System
9 77 (25.25%) Network Security
10 72 (23.61%) TCP/IP
10 72 (23.61%) Security Operations
11 68 (22.30%) Cybersecurity
12 61 (20.00%) Cisco
13 60 (19.67%) Incident Management
14 53 (17.38%) Unix
14 53 (17.38%) VMware
15 51 (16.72%) LAN
15 51 (16.72%) Analytical Skills
16 50 (16.39%) Security Cleared
17 49 (16.07%) PCI DSS
17 49 (16.07%) ITIL
18 48 (15.74%) Internet
18 48 (15.74%) Penetration Testing
18 48 (15.74%) ArcSight
19 46 (15.08%) Data Centre
19 46 (15.08%) IPsec
20 44 (14.43%) GCIA
20 44 (14.43%) VPN
20 44 (14.43%) HTTP
20 44 (14.43%) Microsoft

Intrusion Detection
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 17 (5.57%) Node.js
2 9 (2.95%) IIS
3 7 (2.30%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.97%) Apache
5 2 (0.66%) JBoss
5 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.64%) MS Project
2 5 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (8.52%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.61%) SaaS
3 9 (2.95%) Office 365
4 8 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.31%) IaaS
6 3 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.98%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (0.98%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.98%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.98%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.98%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (0.98%) CloudFront
6 3 (0.98%) PaaS
6 3 (0.98%) Route 53
7 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 131 (42.95%) Firewall
2 81 (26.56%) SSL
3 77 (25.25%) Network Security
4 72 (23.61%) TCP/IP
5 51 (16.72%) LAN
6 48 (15.74%) Internet
7 46 (15.08%) IPsec
8 44 (14.43%) HTTP
8 44 (14.43%) VPN
9 43 (14.10%) WAN
10 38 (12.46%) DNS
11 27 (8.85%) DHCP
12 26 (8.52%) SAN
13 24 (7.87%) MPLS
14 20 (6.56%) FTP
15 19 (6.23%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (6.23%) Cisco Nexus
16 17 (5.57%) Wireless
17 16 (5.25%) SSH
18 15 (4.92%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.90%) MongoDB
1 18 (5.90%) Relational Database
2 17 (5.57%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (5.57%) Redis
2 17 (5.57%) SQL Server
3 15 (4.92%) GIS
4 10 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.66%) Big Data
6 2 (0.66%) MySQL
7 1 (0.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 18 (5.90%) Git (software)
1 18 (5.90%) Jenkins
2 14 (4.59%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.33%) JUnit
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.33%) Subversion
General
1 33 (10.82%) Finance
2 20 (6.56%) Banking
3 16 (5.25%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.62%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.97%) Retail
7 5 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.31%) Games
9 3 (0.98%) Automotive
9 3 (0.98%) Legal
9 3 (0.98%) Military
10 2 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Billing
11 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.33%) French Language
11 1 (0.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 105 (34.43%) Analyst
2 73 (23.93%) Security Analyst
3 46 (15.08%) Network Engineer
4 37 (12.13%) SOC Analyst
5 34 (11.15%) Security Engineer
6 30 (9.84%) Security Specialist
7 27 (8.85%) Consultant
8 25 (8.20%) Security Consultant
9 24 (7.87%) ArcSight Analyst
10 20 (6.56%) Architect
10 20 (6.56%) Support Engineer
11 19 (6.23%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 19 (6.23%) DevOps Engineer
11 19 (6.23%) Incident Analyst
12 18 (5.90%) Network Security Engineer
13 17 (5.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 16 (5.25%) SIEM Analyst
15 14 (4.59%) Cisco Engineer
15 14 (4.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 14 (4.59%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.57%) 802.1X
1 17 (5.57%) Sensu
2 14 (4.59%) Web Services
3 10 (3.28%) .NET
4 9 (2.95%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (1.97%) Middleware
6 5 (1.64%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.98%) JSF
7 3 (0.98%) SAML
8 2 (0.66%) REST
8 2 (0.66%) SOAP
8 2 (0.66%) XML
9 1 (0.33%) BSON
9 1 (0.33%) J2EE
9 1 (0.33%) JSON
9 1 (0.33%) Play Framework
9 1 (0.33%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.33%) Spring
9 1 (0.33%) WinForms
9 1 (0.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 78 (25.57%) Management Information System
2 51 (16.72%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (15.08%) Data Centre
4 40 (13.11%) Security Operations Centre
5 35 (11.48%) Cyberthreat
6 21 (6.89%) Cryptography
6 21 (6.89%) PKI
7 11 (3.61%) Driving Licence
8 9 (2.95%) Mainframe
9 7 (2.30%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (2.30%) IBM Mainframe
10 6 (1.97%) AS400
10 6 (1.97%) Smart Meter
11 5 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (1.31%) Clustering
12 4 (1.31%) Data Integration
12 4 (1.31%) Visualisation
13 3 (0.98%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.98%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 82 (26.89%) Windows
2 80 (26.23%) Linux
3 53 (17.38%) Unix
4 18 (5.90%) Windows Server
5 15 (4.92%) AIX
5 15 (4.92%) Solaris
6 14 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (3.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.97%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.31%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.98%) Android
11 3 (0.98%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.66%) SUSE
12 2 (0.66%) VMS
13 1 (0.33%) MVS
13 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.33%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (42.30%) Information Security
2 98 (32.13%) SIEM
3 72 (23.61%) Security Operations
4 68 (22.30%) Cybersecurity
5 60 (19.67%) Incident Management
6 49 (16.07%) ITIL
7 48 (15.74%) Penetration Testing
8 43 (14.10%) Project Management
9 38 (12.46%) Network Monitoring
10 37 (12.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 31 (10.16%) Security Management
12 27 (8.85%) Root Cause Analysis
13 25 (8.20%) Change Management
13 25 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
14 24 (7.87%) Computer Security
15 23 (7.54%) Mentoring
15 23 (7.54%) Network Architecture
16 22 (7.21%) Analytics
17 20 (6.56%) Configuration Management
17 20 (6.56%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (9.84%) Python
2 20 (6.56%) Perl
3 18 (5.90%) Java
4 17 (5.57%) PowerShell
4 17 (5.57%) Ruby
5 16 (5.25%) SQL
6 13 (4.26%) C++
7 7 (2.30%) Go
8 5 (1.64%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.98%) C
9 3 (0.98%) C#
9 3 (0.98%) PHP
10 2 (0.66%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.33%) Scala
11 1 (0.33%) VB
11 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 87 (28.52%) CISSP
2 50 (16.39%) Security Cleared
3 44 (14.43%) GCIA
3 44 (14.43%) SC Cleared
4 32 (10.49%) Degree
4 32 (10.49%) GCIH
5 29 (9.51%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (7.21%) CEH
7 19 (6.23%) CISM
8 16 (5.25%) CCNP
9 15 (4.92%) GSEC
10 13 (4.26%) CCNA
11 11 (3.61%) GIAC
12 8 (2.62%) GCED
13 4 (1.31%) DV Cleared
13 4 (1.31%) SANS
14 3 (0.98%) CCDP
14 3 (0.98%) GCFA
15 2 (0.66%) GCFW
15 2 (0.66%) GCWN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (16.07%) PCI DSS
2 22 (7.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (4.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (3.93%) ISO27002
5 5 (1.64%) COBIT
5 5 (1.64%) COSO
5 5 (1.64%) SAS 70
6 4 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (1.31%) QA
7 2 (0.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.66%) SLA
8 1 (0.33%) FIPS 140-2
8 1 (0.33%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.33%) ISO22301
System Software
1 27 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (4.92%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.28%) Docker
4 7 (2.30%) ISA Server
4 7 (2.30%) Snort
4 7 (2.30%) UAG
5 4 (1.31%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.66%) vSphere
7 1 (0.33%) Firmware
7 1 (0.33%) NFS
7 1 (0.33%) Squid
7 1 (0.33%) Varnish
7 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (7.87%) Puppet
2 21 (6.89%) QRadar
3 20 (6.56%) RSA Security Analytics
4 17 (5.57%) Ansible
4 17 (5.57%) Nessus
5 16 (5.25%) Nmap
6 13 (4.26%) Grafana
6 13 (4.26%) Kibana
6 13 (4.26%) logstash
6 13 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (4.26%) Uchiwa
7 9 (2.95%) WSUS
8 8 (2.62%) RSA enVision
9 7 (2.30%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (2.30%) Salt
10 6 (1.97%) AirWatch
11 5 (1.64%) ArcSight ESM
11 5 (1.64%) vRealize
12 3 (0.98%) EnCase
13 2 (0.66%) Proventia
Vendors
1 61 (20.00%) Cisco
2 53 (17.38%) VMware
3 48 (15.74%) ArcSight
4 44 (14.43%) Microsoft
5 29 (9.51%) Splunk
5 29 (9.51%) Symantec
6 28 (9.18%) Intel Security
7 27 (8.85%) F5
8 23 (7.54%) IBM
9 22 (7.21%) Qualys
10 21 (6.89%) Sourcefire
11 14 (4.59%) HP
12 13 (4.26%) NetWitness
13 12 (3.93%) Fortinet
13 12 (3.93%) Red Hat
14 11 (3.61%) CheckPoint
14 11 (3.61%) Juniper
15 10 (3.28%) IronPort
16 9 (2.95%) LogRhythm
17 8 (2.62%) Palo Alto
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