The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Intrusion Detection
Rank 554 492 506
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +14
Contract jobs citing Intrusion Detection 33 52 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.72% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 46
Average daily rate £424 £401 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.73% -21.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £260 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £550 £713
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £408 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +30.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -102 33 £424 +5.73% 25
London -27 13 £375 +20.00% 13
South East -24 10 £440 -7.36% 6
Surrey -12 7 £440 -20.00%
South West -16 7 £423 +22.90% 2
City of London -11 3 £363 -9.37% 3
Hampshire +6 2 £433 +37.30% 5
North West - 2 - - 2
Southampton -9 1 £425 +34.92% 4
Berkshire -12 1 £498 +17.05% 1
Leeds -20 1 - -
West Yorkshire -21 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -23 1 - - 2
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - - 2
Slough - 1 £498 -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - - 2
Manchester - 1 - -
Newbury - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Rotherham - - - -
Sevenoaks - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
County Antrim - - - - 1

Intrusion Detection
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 48 (60.76%) Firewall
2 30 (37.97%) Cisco
3 22 (27.85%) Network Security
4 20 (25.32%) Information Security
5 19 (24.05%) Management Information System
6 18 (22.78%) Windows
6 18 (22.78%) Security Cleared
7 16 (20.25%) Finance
8 15 (18.99%) Linux
9 14 (17.72%) DNS
9 14 (17.72%) Juniper
10 13 (16.46%) HP
10 13 (16.46%) WAN
10 13 (16.46%) TCP/IP
10 13 (16.46%) Citrix
10 13 (16.46%) LAN
11 12 (15.19%) Oracle
11 12 (15.19%) SC Cleared
12 11 (13.92%) Risk Management
12 11 (13.92%) UNIX
12 11 (13.92%) SQL
13 10 (12.66%) SQL Server
13 10 (12.66%) WLAN
13 10 (12.66%) CISSP
13 10 (12.66%) VMware
13 10 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (12.66%) VLAN
14 9 (11.39%) Vulnerability Management
14 9 (11.39%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (11.39%) VPN

Intrusion Detection
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (6.33%) Apache
2 1 (1.27%) Lync
2 1 (1.27%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
1 2 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 48 (60.76%) Firewall
2 22 (27.85%) Network Security
3 14 (17.72%) DNS
4 13 (16.46%) WAN
4 13 (16.46%) TCP/IP
4 13 (16.46%) LAN
5 10 (12.66%) WLAN
5 10 (12.66%) VLAN
6 9 (11.39%) VPN
7 8 (10.13%) SAN
8 7 (8.86%) IPv4
8 7 (8.86%) Ethernet
9 5 (6.33%) VoIP
9 5 (6.33%) LDAP
9 5 (6.33%) Wireless
9 5 (6.33%) Frame Relay
10 4 (5.06%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (5.06%) NetScreen
10 4 (5.06%) MPLS
10 4 (5.06%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.66%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.86%) RDBMS
2 7 (8.86%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.53%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 16 (20.25%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Banking
2 5 (6.33%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.80%) Legal
4 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.53%) Retail
5 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 24 (30.38%) Analyst
2 13 (16.46%) Architect
3 12 (15.19%) Network Engineer
4 11 (13.92%) Security Analyst
5 8 (10.13%) Business Analyst
5 8 (10.13%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (8.86%) Security Engineer
7 6 (7.59%) Consultant
7 6 (7.59%) Integration Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (6.33%) Network Security Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) Security Consultant
9 4 (5.06%) Security Architect
10 3 (3.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 3 (3.80%) Senior Security Analyst
10 3 (3.80%) Team Leader
10 3 (3.80%) Cisco Engineer
10 3 (3.80%) Security Manager
10 3 (3.80%) Network Team Leader
10 3 (3.80%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.27%) Web Services
1 1 (1.27%) .NET
1 1 (1.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.05%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.86%) Data Integration
3 3 (3.80%) CCTV
3 3 (3.80%) PKI
4 2 (2.53%) AS400
4 2 (2.53%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.53%) e-Health
4 2 (2.53%) Equities
4 2 (2.53%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.53%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.27%) New Media
5 1 (1.27%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.27%) Clustering
5 1 (1.27%) Firmware
5 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.78%) Windows
2 15 (18.99%) Linux
3 11 (13.92%) UNIX
4 8 (10.13%) Solaris
5 6 (7.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.27%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.32%) Information Security
2 11 (13.92%) Risk Management
3 9 (11.39%) Vulnerability Management
4 8 (10.13%) ITIL
5 7 (8.86%) Data Architecture
5 7 (8.86%) TOGAF
5 7 (8.86%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (8.86%) Data Modelling
6 6 (7.59%) Project Management
6 6 (7.59%) SIEM
6 6 (7.59%) Asset Management
7 5 (6.33%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (6.33%) Network Management
7 5 (6.33%) Software Engineering
7 5 (6.33%) Network Design
8 4 (5.06%) Security Management
8 4 (5.06%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.06%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (3.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.92%) SQL
2 7 (8.86%) C
3 6 (7.59%) Shell Script
3 6 (7.59%) C++
3 6 (7.59%) Perl
3 6 (7.59%) PHP
3 6 (7.59%) VB
4 5 (6.33%) Java
4 5 (6.33%) Python
5 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (22.78%) Security Cleared
2 12 (15.19%) SC Cleared
3 10 (12.66%) CISSP
4 9 (11.39%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (10.13%) CCNA
6 5 (6.33%) GIAC
7 4 (5.06%) CCNP
7 4 (5.06%) CNA
7 4 (5.06%) Novell Certification
7 4 (5.06%) Network+ Certification
7 4 (5.06%) GCIA
8 3 (3.80%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.27%) EnCE
9 1 (1.27%) Degree
9 1 (1.27%) GPEN
9 1 (1.27%) ACSP
9 1 (1.27%) GCIH
9 1 (1.27%) CCSA
9 1 (1.27%) CCSE
9 1 (1.27%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) QA
2 7 (8.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.06%) PCI DSS
4 3 (3.80%) SLA
5 2 (2.53%) COBIT
6 1 (1.27%) BS7799
System Software
1 10 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.13%) Hyper-V
3 6 (7.59%) Sendmail
4 3 (3.80%) Snort
5 2 (2.53%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.27%) Nmap
6 1 (1.27%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.27%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (1.27%) Nessus
Vendors
1 30 (37.97%) Cisco
2 14 (17.72%) Juniper
3 13 (16.46%) HP
3 13 (16.46%) Citrix
4 12 (15.19%) Oracle
5 10 (12.66%) VMware
6 9 (11.39%) McAfee
7 8 (10.13%) Microsoft
8 7 (8.86%) Sun
8 7 (8.86%) EMC
9 6 (7.59%) NetApp
10 5 (6.33%) Blue Coat
11 3 (3.80%) ProCurve
11 3 (3.80%) Mitel
12 2 (2.53%) Symantec
12 2 (2.53%) CheckPoint
12 2 (2.53%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 2 (2.53%) IBM
12 2 (2.53%) SolarWinds
13 1 (1.27%) Qualys
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