Period
to 13 June 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Distributed Denial-of-Service in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Distributed Denial-of-Service over the 6 months to 13 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS)
UK > England
6 months to
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 580 563 707
Rank change year-on-year -17 +144 +102
Contract jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service 53 29 112
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.075% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.25% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 19 71
10th Percentile £450 £433 £421
25th Percentile £488 £475 £478
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £575 £540
Median % change year-on-year - +6.48% -1.82%
75th Percentile £700 £638 £644
90th Percentile £771 £678 £740
UK median daily rate £600 £575 £539
% change year-on-year +4.35% +6.73% -2.05%

Distributed Denial-of-Service is in the Generic IT Skills 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14,544 11,481 23,941
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 29.86% 29.56% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,740 7,654 15,891
10th Percentile £297 £263 £300
25th Percentile £400 £380 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £495 £478
Median % change year-on-year +1.01% +3.56% +0.63%
75th Percentile £619 £600 £588
90th Percentile £713 £713 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 545 449 784
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.61 £11.85
25th Percentile £16.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.19 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +7.81% +13.12% -13.68%
75th Percentile £47.63 £46.00 £44.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year +1.21% +23.50% -11.11%

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Distributed Denial-of-Service as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Distributed Denial-of-Service in England

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service in England.

Daily rate trend for Distributed Denial-of-Service in England

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service in England over the 6 months to 13 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Distributed Denial-of-Service in England

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service in England.

Hourly rate trend for Distributed Denial-of-Service in England

Distributed Denial-of-Service
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 Distributed Denial-of-Service within the England region over the 6 months to 13 June 2021. 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 -43 37 £554 -3.70% 11
North of England +14 12 £600 -5.88% 2
North West +1 6 £850 +33.33% 1
North East - 6 £588 - 1
East of England - 2 - -
Distributed Denial-of-Service
UK

For the 6 months to 13 June 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service 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 Distributed Denial-of-Service.

1 27 (50.94%) Cybersecurity
2 24 (45.28%) AWS
3 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (37.74%) DevOps
5 19 (35.85%) Security Architecture
6 18 (33.96%) Network Security
7 17 (32.08%) Finance
8 15 (28.30%) OAuth
8 15 (28.30%) OpenID
8 15 (28.30%) OAuth2
8 15 (28.30%) Serverless
9 14 (26.42%) Microservices
9 14 (26.42%) Azure
9 14 (26.42%) XACML
9 14 (26.42%) Firewall
9 14 (26.42%) SQL
9 14 (26.42%) DNS
10 13 (24.53%) Web Services
11 12 (22.64%) SSL
11 12 (22.64%) Kerberos
11 12 (22.64%) SAML
11 12 (22.64%) RACF
11 12 (22.64%) IPsec
11 12 (22.64%) DDoS Mitigation
11 12 (22.64%) Single Sign-On
12 11 (20.75%) SaaS
12 11 (20.75%) Information Security
13 10 (18.87%) Social Skills
14 9 (16.98%) Decision-Making
14 9 (16.98%) Kubernetes

Distributed Denial-of-Service
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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.43%) Confluence
2 2 (3.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.89%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 24 (45.28%) AWS
2 15 (28.30%) Serverless
3 14 (26.42%) Azure
4 11 (20.75%) SaaS
5 8 (15.09%) IaaS
5 8 (15.09%) PaaS
6 7 (13.21%) Amazon EKS
6 7 (13.21%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (13.21%) CloudFront
6 7 (13.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (11.32%) Akamai
8 5 (9.43%) Amazon ECS
8 5 (9.43%) Amazon S3
8 5 (9.43%) AWS Fargate
8 5 (9.43%) Route 53
9 4 (7.55%) GCP
10 3 (5.66%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (5.66%) GitHub
11 2 (3.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (3.77%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (33.96%) Network Security
2 14 (26.42%) DNS
2 14 (26.42%) Firewall
3 12 (22.64%) IPsec
3 12 (22.64%) Kerberos
3 12 (22.64%) SSL
4 6 (11.32%) HTTP
5 5 (9.43%) VPN
6 3 (5.66%) WAN
7 2 (3.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (3.77%) Internet
7 2 (3.77%) LAN
7 2 (3.77%) SD-WAN
7 2 (3.77%) WLAN
8 1 (1.89%) BGP
8 1 (1.89%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.89%) IOS XR
8 1 (1.89%) MPLS
8 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Git (software)
1 6 (11.32%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.43%) JIRA
3 3 (5.66%) Bitbucket Server
3 3 (5.66%) SonarQube
4 2 (3.77%) Bitbucket
4 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.89%) Postman
5 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (32.08%) Finance
2 10 (18.87%) Social Skills
3 5 (9.43%) Banking
4 3 (5.66%) Public Sector
5 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.77%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.89%) Law
6 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (52.83%) Architect
2 12 (22.64%) Security Architect
3 10 (18.87%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (16.98%) Senior Architect
5 7 (13.21%) Analyst
5 7 (13.21%) Cloud Architect
5 7 (13.21%) Technical Architect
6 6 (11.32%) Business Analyst
6 6 (11.32%) Security Engineer
7 5 (9.43%) Consultant
7 5 (9.43%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 4 (7.55%) AWS Architect
8 4 (7.55%) Security Solutions Architect
8 4 (7.55%) Senior Technical Architect
9 3 (5.66%) Security Analyst
10 2 (3.77%) Network Engineer
10 2 (3.77%) Network Security Engineer
10 2 (3.77%) Project Manager
10 2 (3.77%) Security Consultant
10 2 (3.77%) Senior Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.30%) OAuth
1 15 (28.30%) OAuth2
1 15 (28.30%) OpenID
2 14 (26.42%) XACML
3 13 (24.53%) Web Services
4 12 (22.64%) SAML
5 6 (11.32%) JSON
6 5 (9.43%) REST
6 5 (9.43%) SOAP
7 4 (7.55%) AngularJS
7 4 (7.55%) Backbone.js
7 4 (7.55%) CSS
7 4 (7.55%) Dojo
7 4 (7.55%) Ember.js
7 4 (7.55%) HTML
7 4 (7.55%) JWT
7 4 (7.55%) Node.js
7 4 (7.55%) React
7 4 (7.55%) Sass
7 4 (7.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Public Cloud
2 4 (7.55%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (7.55%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.66%) Cloud Native
4 2 (3.77%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.89%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.89%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.94%) Cybersecurity
2 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (37.74%) DevOps
4 19 (35.85%) Security Architecture
5 14 (26.42%) Microservices
6 12 (22.64%) DDoS Mitigation
7 11 (20.75%) Information Security
8 9 (16.98%) Decision-Making
9 7 (13.21%) BPEL
9 7 (13.21%) Collaborative Working
9 7 (13.21%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (13.21%) SOA
9 7 (13.21%) Software Architecture
10 6 (11.32%) Change Management
10 6 (11.32%) Data Architecture
10 6 (11.32%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (11.32%) ERP
10 6 (11.32%) Project Delivery
10 6 (11.32%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.42%) SQL
2 5 (9.43%) Python
3 1 (1.89%) Java
3 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.89%) Ruby
3 1 (1.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) SANS
1 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (3.77%) CCNA
2 2 (3.77%) CCNP
2 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.77%) CISSP
2 2 (3.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) GCIH
2 2 (3.77%) GPEN
2 2 (3.77%) GSEC
2 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) CISM
3 1 (1.89%) CREST Certified
3 1 (1.89%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) NIST
2 4 (7.55%) Accessibility
3 3 (5.66%) PCI DSS
4 2 (3.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.89%) GDPR
5 1 (1.89%) GRC
5 1 (1.89%) HIPAA
5 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.89%) QA
5 1 (1.89%) RMADS
System Software
1 12 (22.64%) RACF
2 2 (3.77%) Docker
2 2 (3.77%) Squid
3 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (22.64%) Single Sign-On
2 9 (16.98%) Kubernetes
3 3 (5.66%) Terraform
4 2 (3.77%) Ansible
5 1 (1.89%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.66%) F5
2 3 (5.66%) Splunk
3 2 (3.77%) Adobe
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle
3 2 (3.77%) Palo Alto
3 2 (3.77%) Prolexic
3 2 (3.77%) Radware
3 2 (3.77%) Thycotic
3 2 (3.77%) VMware
4 1 (1.89%) Apple
4 1 (1.89%) ArcSight
4 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco
4 1 (1.89%) Fortinet
4 1 (1.89%) HP
4 1 (1.89%) Infoblox