Period
to 15 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CSIRT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CSIRT over the 6 months to 15 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT)
UK > England
6 months to
15 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 735 860 829
Rank change year-on-year +125 -31 +23
Contract jobs citing CSIRT 24 21 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.033% 0.022% 0.042%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.23% 0.15% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 19
England median daily rate £425 £538 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.93% -6.52% +15.00%
10th Percentile £357 £412 £483
90th Percentile £563 £650 £607
UK median daily rate £425 £575 £550
% change year-on-year -26.09% +4.55% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

CSIRT is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 10,466 14,163 11,283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.50% 14.86% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,107 9,645 7,740
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £302 £267
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 363 253
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - -15.58%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £47.76
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -16.67%

CSIRT
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CSIRT as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CSIRT in England

CSIRT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CSIRT in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for CSIRT in England

CSIRT
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CSIRT in England over the 6 months to 15 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CSIRT in England

CSIRT
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSIRT within the England region over the 6 months to 15 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +106 10 £408 -4.00% 2
North of England +51 9 £450 -25.00% 1
North West - 9 £450 -
South East +56 5 £425 -
CSIRT
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing CSIRT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for CSIRT.

1 20 (83.33%) Security Operations
2 17 (70.83%) Information Security
3 16 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
5 11 (45.83%) Python
6 9 (37.50%) Unix
6 9 (37.50%) Windows
6 9 (37.50%) CISSP
7 8 (33.33%) Linux
7 8 (33.33%) Digital Forensics
8 7 (29.17%) EnCase
9 6 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
9 6 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
9 6 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (25.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 5 (20.83%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (20.83%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 5 (20.83%) FTK
10 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
10 5 (20.83%) CEH
10 5 (20.83%) Smartphone
10 5 (20.83%) VBA
10 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
10 5 (20.83%) Legal
11 4 (16.67%) CISM
11 4 (16.67%) SSCP
11 4 (16.67%) Predictive Analysis
11 4 (16.67%) Cyber Intelligence
11 4 (16.67%) GCFE
12 3 (12.50%) GISP

CSIRT
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Firewall
1 2 (8.33%) NetScaler
1 2 (8.33%) Network Security
2 1 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 5 (20.83%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Arabic Language
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Forensic Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Threat Hunter
4 3 (12.50%) Security Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Information Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Information Assurance Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Information Security Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Security Operations Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) SOC Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Cyber Kill Chain
1 5 (20.83%) Cyberthreat
1 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
1 5 (20.83%) Smartphone
2 2 (8.33%) Clustering
2 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Cyberattack
3 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.17%) Fibre Optics
3 1 (4.17%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (4.17%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Unix
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (8.33%) CentOS
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Linux
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Security Operations
2 17 (70.83%) Information Security
3 16 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
5 8 (33.33%) Digital Forensics
6 6 (25.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 6 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
6 6 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
6 6 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (16.67%) Cyber Intelligence
7 4 (16.67%) Predictive Analysis
8 3 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
9 2 (8.33%) Analytics
9 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
9 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
9 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 2 (8.33%) Security Management
9 2 (8.33%) SIEM
9 2 (8.33%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) Python
2 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
2 5 (20.83%) VBA
3 1 (4.17%) C
3 1 (4.17%) C++
3 1 (4.17%) Go
3 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) CISSP
2 5 (20.83%) CEH
3 4 (16.67%) CISM
3 4 (16.67%) GCFE
3 4 (16.67%) SSCP
4 3 (12.50%) GCIH
4 3 (12.50%) GISP
4 3 (12.50%) GSEC
5 2 (8.33%) SANS
6 1 (4.17%) CCIE
6 1 (4.17%) CCNP
6 1 (4.17%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (4.17%) Degree
6 1 (4.17%) EnCE
6 1 (4.17%) GCFA
6 1 (4.17%) GCIA
6 1 (4.17%) GIAC
6 1 (4.17%) GREM
6 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) OCFS2
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (8.33%) Snort
1 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) EnCase
2 5 (20.83%) FTK
3 2 (8.33%) Nmap
4 1 (4.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Splunk
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco
3 1 (4.17%) Thales