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 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Intrusion Detection
Rank 519 523 480
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -43
Contract jobs citing Intrusion Detection 63 36 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.073% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.85% 0.56% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 20 19
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£425 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £350 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £553 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +40.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
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
7434 6451 6892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.07% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4015 3314 3353
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 366 580
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

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 6 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 6 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 -9 53 £425 -10.52% 46
London -1 21 £450 -7.69% 15
South East -7 13 £425 - 14
Hampshire - 11 £413 - 3
Scotland - 9 £408 - 2
City of London +10 7 £490 +0.51% 2
South West -3 6 £388 -8.50% 8
Gloucestershire - 5 £450 - 3
North West -15 4 £500 +33.33% 3
West Midlands - 4 £450 - 2
Edinburgh - 4 - - 2
Basingstoke - 4 £385 -
East of England +17 3 £413 +65.00%
Manchester -6 3 - -
Yorkshire -3 2 £413 - 3
West Yorkshire -9 2 £413 - 2
Surrey -10 2 £425 - 1
Leeds -16 2 £413 - 1
Cambridge - 2 £425 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £425 -
Wales - 1 - - 2
South Wales - 1 - - 2
Glasgow - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £450 -
Southampton - 1 £475 -
Swindon - - - - 3
Trowbridge - - - - 1
Warrington - - - - 1
Warwick - - - - 1
Woking - - - - 1

Intrusion Detection
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 100 (54.05%) Firewall
2 89 (48.11%) Linux
3 82 (44.32%) Windows
4 65 (35.14%) Information Security
5 57 (30.81%) CISSP
6 52 (28.11%) SIEM
7 51 (27.57%) TCP/IP
8 43 (23.24%) Management Information System
8 43 (23.24%) Cisco
9 41 (22.16%) UNIX
10 37 (20.00%) Finance
11 35 (18.92%) Security Cleared
12 34 (18.38%) Network Security
13 31 (16.76%) SC Cleared
13 31 (16.76%) Penetration Testing
14 30 (16.22%) Incident Management
14 30 (16.22%) DNS
15 29 (15.68%) HTTP
16 26 (14.05%) Cisco Certification
17 25 (13.51%) Degree
17 25 (13.51%) Vulnerability Management
18 23 (12.43%) Cyber Security
19 22 (11.89%) Security Architecture
19 22 (11.89%) Kalman Filter
19 22 (11.89%) WAN
20 21 (11.35%) Internet
20 21 (11.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 20 (10.81%) VLAN
21 20 (10.81%) LAN
21 20 (10.81%) ITIL

Intrusion Detection
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 (4.32%) Node.js
2 6 (3.24%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.70%) Apache
4 4 (2.16%) nginx
5 2 (1.08%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.08%) JBoss
6 1 (0.54%) IIS
6 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.54%) CMS
6 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.86%) MS Visio
2 9 (4.86%) MS Office
3 1 (0.54%) MS Project
3 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.32%) SaaS
2 8 (4.32%) PaaS
2 8 (4.32%) IaaS
3 4 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.16%) Amazon S3
3 4 (2.16%) Route 53
4 2 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.54%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 100 (54.05%) Firewall
2 51 (27.57%) TCP/IP
3 34 (18.38%) Network Security
4 30 (16.22%) DNS
5 29 (15.68%) HTTP
6 22 (11.89%) WAN
7 21 (11.35%) Internet
8 20 (10.81%) VLAN
8 20 (10.81%) LAN
9 19 (10.27%) VPN
10 18 (9.73%) IPsec
11 15 (8.11%) SSL
12 14 (7.57%) HTTPS
12 14 (7.57%) HSRP
12 14 (7.57%) Wireshark
13 13 (7.03%) OSPF
14 12 (6.49%) BGP
14 12 (6.49%) Wireless
15 11 (5.95%) MPLS
16 10 (5.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.86%) Redis
1 9 (4.86%) MongoDB
2 7 (3.78%) Relational Database
2 7 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.24%) MySQL
4 4 (2.16%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.08%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.08%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.08%) SimpleDB
5 2 (1.08%) Big Data
5 2 (1.08%) Couchbase
5 2 (1.08%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 7 (3.78%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.24%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.54%) Subversion
3 1 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.54%) Metasploit
General
1 37 (20.00%) Finance
2 13 (7.03%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.95%) Financial Institution
3 11 (5.95%) Legal
3 11 (5.95%) Banking
4 8 (4.32%) Publishing
5 6 (3.24%) Games
6 3 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.08%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.54%) Retail
8 1 (0.54%) Billing
8 1 (0.54%) Electronics
8 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.54%) Law
Job Titles
1 63 (34.05%) Analyst
2 49 (26.49%) Security Analyst
3 26 (14.05%) Architect
4 19 (10.27%) Security Engineer
5 16 (8.65%) Security Manager
6 14 (7.57%) Network Engineer
6 14 (7.57%) Network Support
7 11 (5.95%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (5.95%) Consultant
7 11 (5.95%) Security Architect
8 9 (4.86%) Senior Security Analyst
9 8 (4.32%) Network Security Engineer
9 8 (4.32%) Security Consultant
10 7 (3.78%) Enterprise Architect
10 7 (3.78%) Information Manager
10 7 (3.78%) Information Security Manager
10 7 (3.78%) IT Security Analyst
11 6 (3.24%) Security Specialist
11 6 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.24%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.32%) Web Services
2 2 (1.08%) XML
2 2 (1.08%) POSIX
2 2 (1.08%) OAuth
2 2 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.54%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.54%) Middleware
3 1 (0.54%) JMS
3 1 (0.54%) J2EE
3 1 (0.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (23.24%) Management Information System
2 16 (8.65%) PKI
3 13 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (6.49%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.78%) Mathematics
6 6 (3.24%) Open Source
7 4 (2.16%) Online Games
7 4 (2.16%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (2.16%) AS400
7 4 (2.16%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.16%) CESG
8 3 (1.62%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.08%) User Experience
10 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.54%) SecurID
10 1 (0.54%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.54%) Equities
10 1 (0.54%) iSeries
10 1 (0.54%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.54%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 89 (48.11%) Linux
2 82 (44.32%) Windows
3 41 (22.16%) UNIX
4 10 (5.41%) Solaris
5 7 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.62%) AIX
7 2 (1.08%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.08%) CentOS
8 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.54%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.54%) SUSE
8 1 (0.54%) Debian
8 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (35.14%) Information Security
2 52 (28.11%) SIEM
3 31 (16.76%) Penetration Testing
4 30 (16.22%) Incident Management
5 25 (13.51%) Vulnerability Management
6 23 (12.43%) Cyber Security
7 22 (11.89%) Kalman Filter
7 22 (11.89%) Security Architecture
8 20 (10.81%) ITIL
9 18 (9.73%) Change Management
9 18 (9.73%) Information Assurance
10 17 (9.19%) Security Management
11 14 (7.57%) Risk Management
11 14 (7.57%) Network Monitoring
12 13 (7.03%) SABSA
12 13 (7.03%) ISMS
12 13 (7.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 12 (6.49%) Load Balancing
13 12 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (6.49%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.03%) Python
2 12 (6.49%) Perl
3 8 (4.32%) Java
4 7 (3.78%) PHP
5 6 (3.24%) SQL
6 4 (2.16%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.62%) Ruby
7 3 (1.62%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.62%) C++
8 2 (1.08%) C
8 2 (1.08%) Golang
9 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 57 (30.81%) CISSP
2 35 (18.92%) Security Cleared
3 31 (16.76%) SC Cleared
4 26 (14.05%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (13.51%) Degree
6 19 (10.27%) CCNA
7 18 (9.73%) CISM
8 17 (9.19%) GCIA
8 17 (9.19%) GCIH
9 16 (8.65%) GIAC
10 13 (7.03%) CCNP
11 12 (6.49%) CEH
12 8 (4.32%) DV Cleared
13 7 (3.78%) CCIE
14 6 (3.24%) VCP4
14 6 (3.24%) EnCE
14 6 (3.24%) CISMP
15 5 (2.70%) Network+ Certification
15 5 (2.70%) CCSP
15 5 (2.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (7.57%) PCI DSS
3 10 (5.41%) COBIT
4 6 (3.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (2.70%) SLA
6 3 (1.62%) QA
7 1 (0.54%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.54%) COSO
System Software
1 18 (9.73%) Snort
2 9 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.32%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.70%) Xen
5 1 (0.54%) Firmware
5 1 (0.54%) Nmap
5 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.54%) UAG
5 1 (0.54%) KVM
Systems Management
1 12 (6.49%) Puppet
2 7 (3.78%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (3.78%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (3.78%) Ansible
3 5 (2.70%) OPNET
4 4 (2.16%) Nessus
4 4 (2.16%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.08%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (1.08%) Salt
5 2 (1.08%) Nagios
6 1 (0.54%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 43 (23.24%) Cisco
2 20 (10.81%) ArcSight
3 19 (10.27%) Microsoft
3 19 (10.27%) VMware
3 19 (10.27%) Sourcefire
4 14 (7.57%) Juniper
5 12 (6.49%) Symantec
5 12 (6.49%) F5
6 11 (5.95%) McAfee
7 10 (5.41%) Oracle
8 9 (4.86%) HP
8 9 (4.86%) CheckPoint
9 8 (4.32%) Blue Coat
10 7 (3.78%) Qualys
10 7 (3.78%) IBM
10 7 (3.78%) MobileIron
11 6 (3.24%) Sun
12 5 (2.70%) Nokia
12 5 (2.70%) TippingPoint
12 5 (2.70%) Splunk
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