Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 830 806 813
Rank change year-on-year -24 +7 +16
Contract jobs citing CSIRT 17 32 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.019% 0.035% 0.018%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.13% 0.29% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 13
England median daily rate £500 £575 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £340 £448 £376
90th Percentile £650 £609 £610
UK median daily rate £538 £550 £513
% change year-on-year -2.27% +7.32% -2.38%
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 13,488 10,937 9,936
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.89% 12.03% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,086 7,531 6,386
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £270 £270
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 243 230
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.14 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.13% -14.33% -
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.90 £12.73
90th Percentile £47.13 £47.50 £48.79
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% -

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 21 January 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 21 January 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
Yorkshire -15 6 £600 +4.35%
North of England -29 6 £600 +4.35%
East of England - 5 £340 -
London +2 3 £415 -24.55% 3
South East +3 2 - - 2
CSIRT
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 12 (70.59%) Information Security
1 12 (70.59%) SIEM
2 10 (58.82%) CISSP
3 9 (52.94%) Windows
4 8 (47.06%) Linux
4 8 (47.06%) Firewall
4 8 (47.06%) Incident Management
5 7 (41.18%) Nessus
5 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
5 7 (41.18%) Splunk
5 7 (41.18%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (41.18%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 6 (35.29%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (35.29%) Security Operations
6 6 (35.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (35.29%) Nmap
6 6 (35.29%) Network Security
6 6 (35.29%) Metasploit
7 5 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (29.41%) Information Management
7 5 (29.41%) CEH
7 5 (29.41%) HTTP
7 5 (29.41%) Threat Intelligence
7 5 (29.41%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 5 (29.41%) QRadar
7 5 (29.41%) SANS
8 4 (23.53%) GCFE
8 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (23.53%) Data Privacy
8 4 (23.53%) Threat Analysis

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 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.88%) IaaS
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) PaaS
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) Firewall
2 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
3 6 (35.29%) Network Security
4 5 (29.41%) HTTP
4 5 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (11.76%) BGP
5 2 (11.76%) LAN
5 2 (11.76%) MPLS
5 2 (11.76%) OSPF
5 2 (11.76%) WAN
6 1 (5.88%) DMZ
6 1 (5.88%) DNS
6 1 (5.88%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (23.53%) Law
2 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Security Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Incident Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) SOC Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Security Incident Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Splunk Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) AWS Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Azure Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Incident Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Information Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Information Security Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Information Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Security Incident Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Security Manager
5 1 (5.88%) SOC Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Splunk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Solaris
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Information Security
1 12 (70.59%) SIEM
2 8 (47.06%) Incident Management
3 7 (41.18%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (35.29%) Security Operations
4 6 (35.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (29.41%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 5 (29.41%) Information Management
5 5 (29.41%) Threat Intelligence
6 4 (23.53%) Data Privacy
6 4 (23.53%) ITIL
6 4 (23.53%) Runbook
6 4 (23.53%) Threat Analysis
6 4 (23.53%) Trend Analysis
6 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (11.76%) Computer Security
7 2 (11.76%) Malware Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
8 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
1 2 (11.76%) Perl
1 2 (11.76%) Python
1 2 (11.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) CISSP
2 5 (29.41%) CEH
2 5 (29.41%) SANS
3 4 (23.53%) CCNA
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (23.53%) GCFE
3 4 (23.53%) GCIH
3 4 (23.53%) GIAC
4 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) MCSE
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 7 (41.18%) Nessus
2 6 (35.29%) Nmap
3 5 (29.41%) QRadar
4 2 (11.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Splunk
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.88%) F5
3 1 (5.88%) Forcepoint
3 1 (5.88%) Juniper