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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Intrusion Detection
Rank 464 500 494
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -6
Contract jobs citing Intrusion Detection 128 70 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.64% 1.02% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 48 41
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£425 £475 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £268 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £406
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £46.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £46.25

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
7825 6877 7709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.43% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3746 3776
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 £215 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 411 645
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +6 103 £425 -10.52% 27
London +31 70 £438 -12.50% 5
City of London +10 20 £500 -0.99% 3
Scotland +7 16 £451 - 1
South West - 8 £408 - 2
South East -32 7 £500 +33.33% 13
Edinburgh - 7 £513 - 1
West Midlands - 6 £400 - 1
West Yorkshire - 5 - - 3
Yorkshire - 5 - - 3
Hampshire -18 4 £450 +20.00% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 - -
North East - 4 - -
Tyne and Wear - 4 - -
Surrey -4 3 £525 - 1
East of England -10 3 £525 +110.00% 1
Leeds - 3 - - 3
Southampton - 3 £450 - 2
Glasgow - 3 - -
Essex - 2 £525 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 2
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 7
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -

Intrusion Detection
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 137 (64.32%) Firewall
2 90 (42.25%) Windows
3 85 (39.91%) Linux
4 78 (36.62%) Information Security
5 73 (34.27%) CISSP
6 66 (30.99%) TCP/IP
7 58 (27.23%) Network Security
8 56 (26.29%) Management Information System
9 51 (23.94%) UNIX
10 48 (22.54%) SIEM
11 42 (19.72%) Security Cleared
11 42 (19.72%) Finance
11 42 (19.72%) DNS
11 42 (19.72%) Cisco
12 37 (17.37%) SC Cleared
13 34 (15.96%) HTTP
14 33 (15.49%) Risk Management
14 33 (15.49%) Information Assurance
15 31 (14.55%) Degree
15 31 (14.55%) Penetration Testing
15 31 (14.55%) Internet
16 30 (14.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 30 (14.08%) Incident Management
17 29 (13.62%) Vulnerability Management
18 28 (13.15%) Cisco Certification
19 25 (11.74%) VPN
19 25 (11.74%) GIAC
20 24 (11.27%) WAN
20 24 (11.27%) VLAN
21 23 (10.80%) HSRP

Intrusion Detection
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 10 (4.69%) Apache
2 9 (4.23%) Node.js
3 7 (3.29%) nginx
4 6 (2.82%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.35%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.41%) IIS
7 2 (0.94%) JBoss
8 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.47%) CMS
8 1 (0.47%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (7.04%) MS Office
2 14 (6.57%) MS Excel
3 12 (5.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.35%) SaaS
2 5 (2.35%) PaaS
2 5 (2.35%) IaaS
3 4 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.88%) Amazon S3
3 4 (1.88%) Route 53
4 2 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.47%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 137 (64.32%) Firewall
2 66 (30.99%) TCP/IP
3 58 (27.23%) Network Security
4 42 (19.72%) DNS
5 34 (15.96%) HTTP
6 31 (14.55%) Internet
7 25 (11.74%) VPN
8 24 (11.27%) WAN
8 24 (11.27%) VLAN
9 23 (10.80%) HSRP
9 23 (10.80%) OSPF
10 22 (10.33%) BGP
11 21 (9.86%) SSL
12 20 (9.39%) IPsec
13 19 (8.92%) HTTPS
14 17 (7.98%) LAN
15 16 (7.51%) MPLS
15 16 (7.51%) Wireshark
16 14 (6.57%) Cisco ASA
17 11 (5.16%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.23%) MongoDB
1 9 (4.23%) Redis
2 8 (3.76%) MySQL
3 7 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (3.29%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.41%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.94%) SimpleDB
6 2 (0.94%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.94%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.94%) Couchbase
6 2 (0.94%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.47%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (4.23%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.82%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.88%) Subversion
4 2 (0.94%) GCC
4 2 (0.94%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 42 (19.72%) Finance
2 16 (7.51%) Legal
3 14 (6.57%) Telecoms
4 12 (5.63%) Financial Institution
4 12 (5.63%) Banking
5 8 (3.76%) Publishing
6 4 (1.88%) Retail
7 3 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.94%) Games
8 2 (0.94%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Billing
9 1 (0.47%) Law
9 1 (0.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 68 (31.92%) Analyst
2 48 (22.54%) Security Analyst
3 27 (12.68%) Architect
3 27 (12.68%) Consultant
4 23 (10.80%) Security Engineer
5 20 (9.39%) Network Engineer
6 17 (7.98%) Network Security Engineer
6 17 (7.98%) Security Consultant
7 15 (7.04%) Network Support
7 15 (7.04%) Security Manager
8 14 (6.57%) Security Architect
9 10 (4.69%) IT Security Consultant
9 10 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (4.69%) IT Consultant
10 9 (4.23%) Information Analyst
10 9 (4.23%) Information Security Analyst
11 8 (3.76%) Senior Security Analyst
12 7 (3.29%) Information Manager
12 7 (3.29%) Enterprise Architect
12 7 (3.29%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.57%) Web Services
2 2 (0.94%) POSIX
2 2 (0.94%) Middleware
2 2 (0.94%) OAuth
2 2 (0.94%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (0.94%) WebSockets
3 1 (0.47%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.47%) LAMP
3 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (0.47%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.47%) JMS
3 1 (0.47%) J2EE
3 1 (0.47%) JSP
3 1 (0.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (26.29%) Management Information System
2 19 (8.92%) Computer Science
3 18 (8.45%) PKI
4 16 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (6.57%) Open Source
5 14 (6.57%) CESG
6 8 (3.76%) CESG CLAS
7 7 (3.29%) Mathematics
8 6 (2.82%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.88%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.41%) User Experience
10 3 (1.41%) Smart Meter
10 3 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.94%) SCADA
11 2 (0.94%) Equities
11 2 (0.94%) Online Games
11 2 (0.94%) RMADS
11 2 (0.94%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.94%) Fixed Income
12 1 (0.47%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 90 (42.25%) Windows
2 85 (39.91%) Linux
3 51 (23.94%) UNIX
4 8 (3.76%) Solaris
4 8 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.35%) Debian
6 5 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.41%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.41%) CentOS
8 2 (0.94%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.94%) AIX
9 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.47%) SUSE
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (36.62%) Information Security
2 48 (22.54%) SIEM
3 33 (15.49%) Information Assurance
3 33 (15.49%) Risk Management
4 31 (14.55%) Penetration Testing
5 30 (14.08%) Incident Management
6 29 (13.62%) Vulnerability Management
7 23 (10.80%) Change Management
8 22 (10.33%) Security Architecture
9 21 (9.86%) ITIL
10 19 (8.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 18 (8.45%) Network Design
11 18 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (8.45%) Cyber Security
11 18 (8.45%) Network Monitoring
12 16 (7.51%) Kalman Filter
12 16 (7.51%) Load Balancing
12 16 (7.51%) ISMS
13 14 (6.57%) Configuration Management
13 14 (6.57%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.51%) Python
2 13 (6.10%) Perl
3 11 (5.16%) SQL
4 10 (4.69%) Java
5 9 (4.23%) PHP
6 8 (3.76%) C
7 7 (3.29%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.82%) C++
8 6 (2.82%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.82%) Ruby
9 4 (1.88%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.94%) Golang
11 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 73 (34.27%) CISSP
2 42 (19.72%) Security Cleared
3 37 (17.37%) SC Cleared
4 31 (14.55%) Degree
5 28 (13.15%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (11.74%) GIAC
7 21 (9.86%) GCIA
8 18 (8.45%) CCNA
8 18 (8.45%) CISM
9 17 (7.98%) CEH
10 16 (7.51%) CCNP
11 15 (7.04%) GCIH
12 13 (6.10%) Network+ Certification
13 11 (5.16%) CNA
13 11 (5.16%) Novell Certification
13 11 (5.16%) DV Cleared
14 9 (4.23%) CCIE
15 8 (3.76%) SSCP
16 6 (2.82%) CISA
16 6 (2.82%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (14.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (6.57%) PCI DSS
3 9 (4.23%) QA
4 8 (3.76%) COBIT
5 7 (3.29%) GPG13
6 5 (2.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (1.88%) SLA
8 3 (1.41%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.47%) HIPAA
System Software
1 23 (10.80%) Snort
2 10 (4.69%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.35%) Xen
5 4 (1.88%) Nmap
6 3 (1.41%) Varnish
7 2 (0.94%) UAG
8 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.47%) Firmware
8 1 (0.47%) KVM
Systems Management
1 15 (7.04%) Puppet
2 8 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.82%) Ansible
3 6 (2.82%) Nessus
3 6 (2.82%) Nagios
3 6 (2.82%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (2.82%) OPNET
4 4 (1.88%) HAProxy
5 3 (1.41%) Zenoss
6 2 (0.94%) Salt
7 1 (0.47%) CORE IMPACT
7 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 42 (19.72%) Cisco
2 21 (9.86%) Microsoft
3 19 (8.92%) ArcSight
4 17 (7.98%) Oracle
5 16 (7.51%) VMware
6 15 (7.04%) Blue Coat
7 13 (6.10%) Sourcefire
8 12 (5.63%) Sun
8 12 (5.63%) Juniper
9 11 (5.16%) F5
10 10 (4.69%) Symantec
11 9 (4.23%) Red Hat
12 8 (3.76%) CheckPoint
12 8 (3.76%) McAfee
13 7 (3.29%) MobileIron
14 6 (2.82%) LogLogic
14 6 (2.82%) TippingPoint
14 6 (2.82%) HP
15 5 (2.35%) Nokia
16 4 (1.88%) SolarWinds
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