Period
to 3 April 2020

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 3 April 2020 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
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 642 828 845
Rank change year-on-year +186 +17 -49
Contract jobs citing CSIRT 25 13 22
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.045% 0.015% 0.024%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.31% 0.098% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 12
Median daily rate £425 £340 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -40.87% +9.52%
10th Percentile £350 £337 £519
90th Percentile £563 £449 £612
UK median daily rate £431 £340 £575
% change year-on-year +26.84% -40.87% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 7,990 13,253 12,003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.42% 15.04% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,296 8,905 8,108
Median daily rate £500 £500 £496
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.91% +10.11%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £280
90th Percentile £675 £670 £631
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £483
% change year-on-year - +3.63% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 320 262
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.60 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +6.29% -14.63%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £50.00 £47.80
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% -14.63%

CSIRT
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CSIRT in England

CSIRT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CSIRT in England.

Daily rate trend for CSIRT in England

CSIRT
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CSIRT in England over the 6 months to 3 April 2020.

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 3 April 2020. 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 +155 11 £416 +10.93% 2
North of England +76 9 £450 - 1
North West - 9 £450 - 1
South East - 5 £425 - 2
CSIRT
UK

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, 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 19 (76.00%) Security Operations
2 16 (64.00%) Information Security
3 15 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (52.00%) Malware Analysis
5 10 (40.00%) Python
6 9 (36.00%) CISSP
7 8 (32.00%) Digital Forensics
8 7 (28.00%) CEH
8 7 (28.00%) EnCase
9 6 (24.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 6 (24.00%) Security Monitoring
9 6 (24.00%) Threat Intelligence
9 6 (24.00%) Unix
9 6 (24.00%) Windows
9 6 (24.00%) Linux
9 6 (24.00%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (20.00%) Smartphone
10 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 5 (20.00%) VBA
10 5 (20.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 5 (20.00%) FTK
10 5 (20.00%) Cyber Intelligence
10 5 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (16.00%) Predictive Analysis
11 4 (16.00%) GCFE
11 4 (16.00%) Legal
11 4 (16.00%) SSCP
12 3 (12.00%) GSEC
12 3 (12.00%) Ethical Hacking
12 3 (12.00%) Freedom of Information

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Network Security
2 1 (4.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) NetScaler
General
1 4 (16.00%) Legal
2 3 (12.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Forensic Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Threat Hunter
4 4 (16.00%) Security Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Security Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) SOC Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Monitoring Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Security Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Security Monitoring Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) SOC Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
1 5 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
1 5 (20.00%) Smartphone
2 3 (12.00%) Cyberattack
2 3 (12.00%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (12.00%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (12.00%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (4.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
1 6 (24.00%) Unix
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) CentOS
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Security Operations
2 16 (64.00%) Information Security
3 15 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (52.00%) Malware Analysis
5 8 (32.00%) Digital Forensics
6 6 (24.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 6 (24.00%) Security Monitoring
6 6 (24.00%) Threat Intelligence
6 6 (24.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (20.00%) Cyber Intelligence
8 4 (16.00%) Predictive Analysis
9 3 (12.00%) Computer Security
9 3 (12.00%) Data Protection
9 3 (12.00%) Ethical Hacking
9 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
9 3 (12.00%) Information Assurance
9 3 (12.00%) Information Security Management
9 3 (12.00%) Security Management
10 2 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (8.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) Python
2 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) CISSP
2 7 (28.00%) CEH
3 4 (16.00%) GCFE
3 4 (16.00%) SSCP
4 3 (12.00%) CISM
4 3 (12.00%) CompTIA Security+
4 3 (12.00%) GISP
4 3 (12.00%) GSEC
4 3 (12.00%) SANS
5 2 (8.00%) GCIH
6 1 (4.00%) EnCE
6 1 (4.00%) GCFA
6 1 (4.00%) GIAC
6 1 (4.00%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) OCFS2
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (4.00%) Snort
1 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) EnCase
2 5 (20.00%) FTK
3 1 (4.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle
1 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (4.00%) Splunk
1 1 (4.00%) VMware