Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 668 472 680
Rank change year-on-year -196 +208 +106
Contract jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service 74 17 101
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.064% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.20% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 14 67
10th Percentile £475 £381 £346
25th Percentile £525 £459 £453
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +2.44% -10.87%
75th Percentile £675 £550 £550
90th Percentile £750 £559 £653
UK median daily rate £600 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.44% -13.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £72.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £72.50 - -

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 20,593 8,572 22,511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.68% 32.26% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,556 5,911 14,960
10th Percentile £300 £275 £275
25th Percentile £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £638 £619 £588
90th Percentile £725 £725 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £486 £475
% change year-on-year +8.14% +2.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 625 259 776
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.20 £11.44
25th Percentile £15.04 £16.59 £14.28
Median hourly rate £24.08 £30.85 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -21.94% +50.49% +1.43%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £63.97 £61.25 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.96 £20.50
% change year-on-year -7.27% +31.51% +2.50%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -179 41 £579 +15.75% 11
North of England -69 11 £600 +14.29% 3
South East -87 8 £513 -6.82% 3
North East - 6 £588 -
North West - 5 £850 - 3
South West - 2 £588 - 2
West Midlands - 1 - - 3
East of England - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - - 4
Distributed Denial-of-Service
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 35 (47.30%) AWS
2 33 (44.59%) Cybersecurity
2 33 (44.59%) DDoS Mitigation
3 29 (39.19%) Firewall
4 24 (32.43%) Network Security
5 23 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (29.73%) DevOps
7 21 (28.38%) Serverless
7 21 (28.38%) Azure
8 20 (27.03%) Security Architecture
9 19 (25.68%) Finance
10 17 (22.97%) IPsec
10 17 (22.97%) DNS
11 15 (20.27%) SSL
11 15 (20.27%) SQL
11 15 (20.27%) Web Services
11 15 (20.27%) OpenID
11 15 (20.27%) XACML
11 15 (20.27%) OAuth2
11 15 (20.27%) OAuth
11 15 (20.27%) Microservices
12 14 (18.92%) Public Cloud
12 14 (18.92%) IaaS
12 14 (18.92%) SaaS
12 14 (18.92%) PaaS
12 14 (18.92%) Information Security
13 13 (17.57%) Kubernetes
13 13 (17.57%) Terraform
14 12 (16.22%) Social Skills
14 12 (16.22%) Kerberos

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 6 (8.11%) Confluence
2 2 (2.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (4.05%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 35 (47.30%) AWS
2 21 (28.38%) Azure
2 21 (28.38%) Serverless
3 14 (18.92%) IaaS
3 14 (18.92%) PaaS
3 14 (18.92%) SaaS
4 10 (13.51%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (9.46%) Akamai
5 7 (9.46%) GCP
6 6 (8.11%) GitHub
7 5 (6.76%) Amazon EKS
7 5 (6.76%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 5 (6.76%) AWS CloudTrail
7 5 (6.76%) CloudFront
7 5 (6.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (4.05%) Amazon ECS
8 3 (4.05%) AWS Fargate
8 3 (4.05%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (4.05%) GitHub Actions
8 3 (4.05%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 29 (39.19%) Firewall
2 24 (32.43%) Network Security
3 17 (22.97%) DNS
3 17 (22.97%) IPsec
4 15 (20.27%) SSL
5 12 (16.22%) Kerberos
6 11 (14.86%) VPN
7 8 (10.81%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (9.46%) Internet
9 6 (8.11%) LAN
9 6 (8.11%) WAN
10 5 (6.76%) HTTP
11 3 (4.05%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (4.05%) SD-WAN
11 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
11 3 (4.05%) Wireless
11 3 (4.05%) WLAN
12 2 (2.70%) Software-Defined Networking
13 1 (1.35%) Cisco IPT
13 1 (1.35%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.70%) Amazon Athena
1 2 (2.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (2.70%) Big Data
1 2 (2.70%) Data Lake
1 2 (2.70%) DataStax
1 2 (2.70%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.70%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (14.86%) Git (software)
1 11 (14.86%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.11%) JIRA
3 3 (4.05%) Bitbucket
3 3 (4.05%) Bitbucket Server
3 3 (4.05%) Postman
3 3 (4.05%) SoapUI
3 3 (4.05%) SonarQube
3 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.70%) Maven
General
1 19 (25.68%) Finance
2 12 (16.22%) Social Skills
3 7 (9.46%) Public Sector
4 4 (5.41%) Legal
5 3 (4.05%) Presentation Skills
5 3 (4.05%) Retail
6 2 (2.70%) Banking
6 2 (2.70%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.35%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (1.35%) Marketing
7 1 (1.35%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (48.65%) Architect
2 18 (24.32%) Security Architect
3 9 (12.16%) Consultant
3 9 (12.16%) Senior Architect
3 9 (12.16%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (10.81%) Security Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) AWS Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) Cloud Architect
5 7 (9.46%) Security Consultant
5 7 (9.46%) Technical Architect
6 5 (6.76%) AWS Architect
6 5 (6.76%) Network Architect
6 5 (6.76%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 4 (5.41%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.41%) Security Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Senior Technical Architect
8 3 (4.05%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Cybersecurity Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.27%) OAuth
1 15 (20.27%) OAuth2
1 15 (20.27%) OpenID
1 15 (20.27%) Web Services
1 15 (20.27%) XACML
2 12 (16.22%) SAML
3 6 (8.11%) JSON
3 6 (8.11%) REST
3 6 (8.11%) SOAP
4 5 (6.76%) JWT
5 3 (4.05%) Backbone.js
5 3 (4.05%) Dojo
5 3 (4.05%) Ember.js
5 3 (4.05%) jQuery
5 3 (4.05%) Node.js
5 3 (4.05%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (4.05%) React
5 3 (4.05%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (4.05%) Sass
5 3 (4.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.92%) Public Cloud
2 7 (9.46%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.11%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (6.76%) Cloud Native
5 4 (5.41%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.05%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.70%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.70%) PKI
7 2 (2.70%) User Experience
8 1 (1.35%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 1 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.46%) Linux
1 7 (9.46%) Windows
2 2 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.59%) Cybersecurity
1 33 (44.59%) DDoS Mitigation
2 23 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (29.73%) DevOps
4 20 (27.03%) Security Architecture
5 15 (20.27%) Microservices
6 14 (18.92%) Information Security
7 9 (12.16%) Risk Management
7 9 (12.16%) SIEM
8 8 (10.81%) Data Protection
8 8 (10.81%) Decision-Making
8 8 (10.81%) ERP
8 8 (10.81%) GAP Analysis
9 7 (9.46%) BPEL
9 7 (9.46%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (9.46%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (9.46%) SOA
9 7 (9.46%) Software Architecture
10 6 (8.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.27%) SQL
2 4 (5.41%) Python
3 3 (4.05%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.70%) Java
5 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (8.11%) AWS Certification
1 6 (8.11%) CISSP
1 6 (8.11%) Degree
2 5 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (6.76%) CISM
2 5 (6.76%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.41%) CISA
4 3 (4.05%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.05%) CCNA
4 3 (4.05%) CCNP
4 3 (4.05%) CRISC
4 3 (4.05%) GIAC
4 3 (4.05%) GSEC
5 2 (2.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (2.70%) CCIE Security
5 2 (2.70%) CCIE Service Provider
5 2 (2.70%) CCMSE
5 2 (2.70%) CSSLP
5 2 (2.70%) SANS
5 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) GDPR
2 4 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.41%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.05%) Accessibility
3 3 (4.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (4.05%) GRC
3 3 (4.05%) HIPAA
3 3 (4.05%) QA
4 2 (2.70%) NIST
5 1 (1.35%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (1.35%) COBIT
5 1 (1.35%) COSO
5 1 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.35%) SOC 1
5 1 (1.35%) SOC 2
System Software
1 12 (16.22%) RACF
2 6 (8.11%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (6.76%) Docker
4 4 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.70%) Squid
6 2 (2.70%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (17.57%) Kubernetes
1 13 (17.57%) Terraform
2 11 (14.86%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (4.05%) Istio
4 2 (2.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.70%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (12.16%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.11%) Palo Alto
2 6 (8.11%) Splunk
3 5 (6.76%) Cisco
3 5 (6.76%) VMware
4 4 (5.41%) Juniper
5 3 (4.05%) BeyondTrust
5 3 (4.05%) F5
5 3 (4.05%) Fortinet
5 3 (4.05%) Oracle
5 3 (4.05%) Radware
6 2 (2.70%) Adobe
6 2 (2.70%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.70%) Dell
6 2 (2.70%) LogLogic
7 1 (1.35%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.35%) Qualys
7 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.35%) Thycotic