Period
to 13 November 2018

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 13 November 2018 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 842 818 846
Rank change year-on-year -24 +28 +25
Contract jobs citing CSIRT 23 50 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.024% 0.053% 0.029%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.17% 0.45% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 16
England median daily rate £500 £550 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +12.82% -11.36%
10th Percentile £408 £418 £383
90th Percentile £645 £604 £600
UK median daily rate £513 £550 £488
% change year-on-year -6.82% +12.82% -11.36%
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 13,739 11,067 11,262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.49% 11.78% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,376 7,535 7,248
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 261 250
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.22% +11.47%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.88 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.83 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year - -24.73% +19.23%

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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 2018. 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 -13 11 £425 -22.73% 2
South East -11 7 - - 4
Yorkshire -8 5 £600 +4.35%
North of England -26 5 £600 +4.35%
CSIRT
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, 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 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) Management Information System
2 12 (52.17%) Information Security
3 11 (47.83%) Firewall
3 11 (47.83%) SIEM
4 10 (43.48%) Linux
4 10 (43.48%) TCP/IP
5 9 (39.13%) Splunk
5 9 (39.13%) Metasploit
5 9 (39.13%) Computer Security
5 9 (39.13%) QRadar
6 8 (34.78%) Network Security
7 7 (30.43%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
7 7 (30.43%) CISSP
7 7 (30.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (30.43%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (30.43%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (30.43%) Incident Management
8 6 (26.09%) CEH
8 6 (26.09%) Ruby
8 6 (26.09%) Nmap
8 6 (26.09%) Information Management
8 6 (26.09%) Nessus
8 6 (26.09%) MPLS
8 6 (26.09%) OSPF
8 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
8 6 (26.09%) BGP
8 6 (26.09%) HTTP
8 6 (26.09%) Solaris

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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (13.04%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (8.70%) Akamai
3 2 (8.70%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (8.70%) IaaS
3 2 (8.70%) PaaS
3 2 (8.70%) SaaS
4 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) Firewall
2 10 (43.48%) TCP/IP
3 8 (34.78%) Network Security
4 7 (30.43%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (26.09%) BGP
5 6 (26.09%) HTTP
5 6 (26.09%) MPLS
5 6 (26.09%) OSPF
6 4 (17.39%) Internet
7 3 (13.04%) DMZ
8 2 (8.70%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (8.70%) DNS
8 2 (8.70%) LAN
8 2 (8.70%) Multicast
8 2 (8.70%) WAN
9 1 (4.35%) SMS
9 1 (4.35%) VoIP
9 1 (4.35%) VPN
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Analyst
2 10 (43.48%) Security Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) Incident Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) Security Incident Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) SOC Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Security Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Architect
6 2 (8.70%) AWS Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Azure Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Network Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Splunk Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Azure Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Information Security Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) IT Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Junior
7 1 (4.35%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) SOC Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Splunk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (52.17%) Management Information System
2 4 (17.39%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (13.04%) Algorithms
3 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.04%) Data Structures
4 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
4 2 (8.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (8.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (8.70%) Public Cloud
4 2 (8.70%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (4.35%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (4.35%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Linux
3 6 (26.09%) Solaris
4 1 (4.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Information Security
2 11 (47.83%) SIEM
3 9 (39.13%) Computer Security
4 7 (30.43%) Incident Management
4 7 (30.43%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (26.09%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (26.09%) Information Management
5 6 (26.09%) Malware Analysis
6 4 (17.39%) Security Operations
7 3 (13.04%) Analytics
7 3 (13.04%) Open Source
7 3 (13.04%) Operations Management
7 3 (13.04%) Security Monitoring
8 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (8.70%) DDoS Mitigation
8 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 2 (8.70%) Migration
8 2 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Bash Shell
1 6 (26.09%) Perl
1 6 (26.09%) Python
1 6 (26.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) CISSP
2 6 (26.09%) CEH
3 3 (13.04%) MCSE
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (4.35%) AWS Certification
5 1 (4.35%) CCSP
5 1 (4.35%) CISA
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.35%) CISM
5 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (4.35%) Degree
5 1 (4.35%) GCIH
5 1 (4.35%) GIAC
5 1 (4.35%) Master's Degree
5 1 (4.35%) MCSA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) QRadar
2 7 (30.43%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 6 (26.09%) Nessus
3 6 (26.09%) Nmap
4 2 (8.70%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (8.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (8.70%) SCCM
5 1 (4.35%) RSA Archer
5 1 (4.35%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Splunk
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) F5
4 2 (8.70%) Forcepoint
4 2 (8.70%) Juniper
4 2 (8.70%) Lancope
4 2 (8.70%) McAfee
5 1 (4.35%) Apple
5 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto