Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 556 707 815
Rank change year-on-year +151 +108 -78
Contract jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service 29 112 49
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.071% 0.14% 0.053%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.42% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 71 30
Median daily rate £600 £540 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +6.67% +14.41%
10th Percentile £413 £425 £350
90th Percentile £683 £740 £655
UK median daily rate £600 £540 £506
% change year-on-year +11.11% +6.67% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 13,364 26,729 30,296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.82% 32.28% 32.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,353 17,287 19,858
Median daily rate £475 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £263 £288 £275
90th Percentile £700 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 612 899 958
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.86 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.86% -7.31% +15.38%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.85 £11.80
90th Percentile £53.00 £51.76 £51.25
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +46.34% -6.82% +10.58%

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 2 June 2020.

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 2 June 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 +125 17 £588 -2.08% 6
North of England +73 5 £625 +25.00% 8
North West +55 5 £625 -3.85% 5
South East +119 3 - -
South West +50 2 - -
Midlands +80 1 - - 3
West Midlands +67 1 - - 1
Distributed Denial-of-Service
UK

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 17 (58.62%) Firewall
2 16 (55.17%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (48.28%) DDoS Mitigation
4 11 (37.93%) NIST
5 10 (34.48%) SIEM
6 9 (31.03%) CISSP
6 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (27.59%) AWS
7 8 (27.59%) Security Operations
8 7 (24.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 7 (24.14%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (24.14%) Azure
8 7 (24.14%) Kanban
8 7 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (24.14%) Linux
8 7 (24.14%) WAN
9 6 (20.69%) Cisco
9 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
9 6 (20.69%) Finance
9 6 (20.69%) Network Security
9 6 (20.69%) Security Monitoring
10 5 (17.24%) Systems Engineering
10 5 (17.24%) Architectural Design
10 5 (17.24%) Architecture Roadmap
10 5 (17.24%) NCSC
10 5 (17.24%) DevOps
10 5 (17.24%) SDLC
10 5 (17.24%) GDPR
10 5 (17.24%) Internet
10 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP

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 2 (6.90%) Confluence
1 2 (6.90%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) AWS
2 7 (24.14%) Azure
3 4 (13.79%) GCP
4 2 (6.90%) Akamai
4 2 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (6.90%) Cloudflare
4 2 (6.90%) SaaS
5 1 (3.45%) IaaS
5 1 (3.45%) Office 365
5 1 (3.45%) PaaS
5 1 (3.45%) Serverless
5 1 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (58.62%) Firewall
2 7 (24.14%) WAN
3 6 (20.69%) Network Security
4 5 (17.24%) Internet
4 5 (17.24%) LAN
4 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
5 4 (13.79%) VPN
6 3 (10.34%) DNS
6 3 (10.34%) MPLS
6 3 (10.34%) WLAN
7 2 (6.90%) BGP
7 2 (6.90%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (6.90%) NetScreen
7 2 (6.90%) OSPF
7 2 (6.90%) SCCP
7 2 (6.90%) VLAN
7 2 (6.90%) Wireless
7 2 (6.90%) X.509
8 1 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (3.45%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) BigQuery
1 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.45%) Redis
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) Artifactory
2 1 (3.45%) CircleCI
2 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Legal
3 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Public Sector
4 1 (3.45%) Games
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Architect
1 6 (20.69%) Security Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Security Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) Network Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Security Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) IT Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) IT Security Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Network Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Network Security Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Security Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.45%) Firewall Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Node.js
1 3 (10.34%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (3.45%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (13.79%) PKI
2 2 (6.90%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (6.90%) Online Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Blog
3 1 (3.45%) Cloud Native
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.45%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) Windows
3 2 (6.90%) Mac OS
4 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (48.28%) DDoS Mitigation
3 10 (34.48%) SIEM
4 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (27.59%) Security Operations
6 7 (24.14%) Kanban
6 7 (24.14%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (24.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 6 (20.69%) Security Monitoring
8 5 (17.24%) Architectural Design
8 5 (17.24%) Architecture Roadmap
8 5 (17.24%) DevOps
8 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
8 5 (17.24%) SDLC
8 5 (17.24%) Systems Engineering
9 4 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (13.79%) Risk Management
9 4 (13.79%) Security Architecture
10 3 (10.34%) DevSecOps
10 3 (10.34%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) Python
2 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
2 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.90%) Perl
3 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) CISSP
2 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (13.79%) CISM
3 3 (10.34%) CCNA
3 3 (10.34%) CCNP
3 3 (10.34%) FFIEC
4 2 (6.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 2 (6.90%) CEH
4 2 (6.90%) CLAS
4 2 (6.90%) Degree
4 2 (6.90%) GCIH
4 2 (6.90%) GIAC
4 2 (6.90%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 2 (6.90%) LPIC
4 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) ISSAP
5 1 (3.45%) ISSMP
5 1 (3.45%) JNCIA
5 1 (3.45%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (37.93%) NIST
2 7 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (17.24%) GDPR
3 5 (17.24%) NCSC
4 3 (10.34%) COBIT
4 3 (10.34%) PCI DSS
5 1 (3.45%) FedRAMP
5 1 (3.45%) HIPAA
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) Docker
3 2 (6.90%) iptables
4 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Kubernetes
2 2 (6.90%) Ansible
2 2 (6.90%) FreeIPA
2 2 (6.90%) Terraform
3 1 (3.45%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.45%) Grafana
3 1 (3.45%) HP Fortify
3 1 (3.45%) Istio
3 1 (3.45%) Kibana
3 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.45%) Packer
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Cisco
2 4 (13.79%) Splunk
3 3 (10.34%) F5
3 3 (10.34%) Imperva
3 3 (10.34%) Juniper
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.34%) Qualys
4 2 (6.90%) Brocade
4 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.90%) Citrix
4 2 (6.90%) Google
4 2 (6.90%) Neustar
4 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.90%) VMware
5 1 (3.45%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
5 1 (3.45%) Mitel
5 1 (3.45%) NetApp