Period
to 13 November 2019

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 November 2019 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 686 775 802
Rank change year-on-year +89 +27 -48
Contract jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service 95 101 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.11% 0.081%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 0.33% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 60 54
England median daily rate £510 £575 £484
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.30% +18.86% -5.15%
10th Percentile £368 £383 £352
90th Percentile £638 £738 £655
UK median daily rate £500 £575 £494
% change year-on-year -13.04% +16.46% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England 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 24,239 30,937 31,296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.44% 32.62% 33.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,581 20,480 20,781
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 948 955 927
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £11.82 £12.24 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.14% +1.23% -

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Distributed Denial-of-Service as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Distributed Denial-of-Service in England

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service in England over the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Distributed Denial-of-Service in England

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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service in England.

Contractor 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 November 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
London +77 47 £500 -12.28% 10
South East +54 27 £475 -2.56% 3
East of England +29 10 £525 +23.53% 2
North of England +20 7 £438 -32.69% 2
North West +3 6 £450 -30.77% 1
Midlands +43 2 £419 -18.29% 7
West Midlands +34 2 £419 -18.29% 6
South West 0 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +17 1 £410 -36.92% 1
Distributed Denial-of-Service
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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 44 (46.32%) Firewall
2 37 (38.95%) AWS
3 32 (33.68%) Finance
4 30 (31.58%) Python
5 29 (30.53%) Linux
6 28 (29.47%) SIEM
7 27 (28.42%) Cybersecurity
7 27 (28.42%) DDoS Mitigation
7 27 (28.42%) Network Security
8 26 (27.37%) Windows
9 25 (26.32%) Cisco
9 25 (26.32%) Azure
10 19 (20.00%) Palo Alto
11 18 (18.95%) Terraform
11 18 (18.95%) PowerShell
11 18 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (18.95%) SQL
12 17 (17.89%) LAN
12 17 (17.89%) Wireless
13 16 (16.84%) Cisco Certification
14 15 (15.79%) Java
14 15 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (14.74%) DevOps
15 14 (14.74%) Analytics
15 14 (14.74%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
15 14 (14.74%) Security Operations
15 14 (14.74%) Threat Intelligence
15 14 (14.74%) WAN
15 14 (14.74%) CISSP
16 13 (13.68%) CheckPoint

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 10 (10.53%) JBoss
2 9 (9.47%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.16%) Apache
4 2 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.11%) IIS
4 2 (2.11%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.05%) CMS
5 1 (1.05%) Confluence
5 1 (1.05%) Drupal
5 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 37 (38.95%) AWS
2 25 (26.32%) Azure
3 12 (12.63%) GCP
4 11 (11.58%) Akamai
5 10 (10.53%) Office 365
6 8 (8.42%) SaaS
7 6 (6.32%) PaaS
8 5 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (5.26%) CloudFront
9 4 (4.21%) IaaS
10 3 (3.16%) Amazon S3
10 3 (3.16%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (3.16%) AWS CloudTrail
10 3 (3.16%) Serverless
11 2 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (2.11%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (2.11%) AWS CodePipeline
11 2 (2.11%) AWS Fargate
11 2 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (2.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 44 (46.32%) Firewall
2 27 (28.42%) Network Security
3 17 (17.89%) LAN
3 17 (17.89%) Wireless
4 14 (14.74%) WAN
5 13 (13.68%) DNS
6 12 (12.63%) Intrusion Detection
6 12 (12.63%) VPN
6 12 (12.63%) WLAN
7 11 (11.58%) HTTP
7 11 (11.58%) SMTP
8 10 (10.53%) HTTPS
9 9 (9.47%) DHCP
9 9 (9.47%) Internet
9 9 (9.47%) Skype
9 9 (9.47%) Unified Communications
10 6 (6.32%) NetScaler
11 4 (4.21%) Cisco ISE
11 4 (4.21%) IP Telephony
12 3 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.37%) NoSQL
2 5 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (5.26%) Big Data
3 4 (4.21%) MySQL
4 3 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (2.11%) Redis
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.16%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.16%) JIRA
2 3 (3.16%) Vagrant
3 2 (2.11%) git-flow
3 2 (2.11%) Gradle
3 2 (2.11%) Selenium
3 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.05%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.05%) CircleCI
4 1 (1.05%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.05%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.05%) Travis CI
General
1 32 (33.68%) Finance
2 5 (5.26%) Banking
3 4 (4.21%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.16%) Law
5 2 (2.11%) Games
5 2 (2.11%) Retail
6 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Legal
6 1 (1.05%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (16.84%) Analyst
1 16 (16.84%) Consultant
2 15 (15.79%) Network Engineer
3 13 (13.68%) Security Engineer
4 11 (11.58%) Architect
5 10 (10.53%) Security Analyst
6 6 (6.32%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Security Architect
7 5 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Citrix Architect
7 5 (5.26%) Citrix Technical Architect
7 5 (5.26%) IT Analyst
7 5 (5.26%) IT Security Analyst
7 5 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) SOC Analyst
7 5 (5.26%) Technical Architect
8 4 (4.21%) AWS DevOps
8 4 (4.21%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.53%) LDAP
2 7 (7.37%) SAML
3 5 (5.26%) OAuth
3 5 (5.26%) React
4 4 (4.21%) OpenID
5 3 (3.16%) Node.js
5 3 (3.16%) Web Services
6 2 (2.11%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (2.11%) OAuth2
6 2 (2.11%) REST
6 2 (2.11%) SOAP
7 1 (1.05%) Behat
7 1 (1.05%) CSS
7 1 (1.05%) Drush
7 1 (1.05%) HTML
7 1 (1.05%) jQuery
7 1 (1.05%) LESS
7 1 (1.05%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 9 (9.47%) Cyber Defence
4 8 (8.42%) Public Cloud
5 6 (6.32%) Cloud Native
6 5 (5.26%) Data Centre
6 5 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (5.26%) Replication
7 4 (4.21%) PKI
8 2 (2.11%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (2.11%) Online Gambling
8 2 (2.11%) Tandem
8 2 (2.11%) User Experience
8 2 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (2.11%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.05%) CESG
9 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
9 1 (1.05%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 29 (30.53%) Linux
2 26 (27.37%) Windows
3 5 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.16%) Kali Linux
5 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.05%) Unix
6 1 (1.05%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (29.47%) SIEM
2 27 (28.42%) Cybersecurity
2 27 (28.42%) DDoS Mitigation
3 18 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (14.74%) Analytics
4 14 (14.74%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 14 (14.74%) DevOps
4 14 (14.74%) Security Operations
4 14 (14.74%) Threat Intelligence
5 11 (11.58%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 10 (10.53%) Data Science
6 10 (10.53%) Security Architecture
6 10 (10.53%) Task Automation
6 10 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
7 9 (9.47%) Load Balancing
8 8 (8.42%) Information Security
8 8 (8.42%) ITIL
8 8 (8.42%) Microservices
8 8 (8.42%) Service Delivery
9 7 (7.37%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 30 (31.58%) Python
2 18 (18.95%) PowerShell
2 18 (18.95%) SQL
3 15 (15.79%) Java
4 13 (13.68%) Bash Shell
5 11 (11.58%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.05%) PHP
6 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (16.84%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (14.74%) CISSP
3 11 (11.58%) CCNP
4 9 (9.47%) OSCP
5 7 (7.37%) CCNA
6 6 (6.32%) CEH
6 6 (6.32%) GCFA
6 6 (6.32%) GCIA
6 6 (6.32%) GCIH
6 6 (6.32%) SSCP
7 5 (5.26%) CCIE
7 5 (5.26%) CISM
7 5 (5.26%) CompTIA Security+
7 5 (5.26%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (4.21%) Degree
8 4 (4.21%) FFIEC
8 4 (4.21%) Security Cleared
9 3 (3.16%) SANS
10 2 (2.11%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.05%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.68%) NIST
2 8 (8.42%) GDPR
2 8 (8.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (6.32%) COBIT
4 3 (3.16%) PCI DSS
5 2 (2.11%) PSD2
5 2 (2.11%) QA
6 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (1.05%) NIST 800
6 1 (1.05%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (11.58%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.37%) Virtual Desktop
2 7 (7.37%) XenApp
2 7 (7.37%) XenDesktop
3 5 (5.26%) Docker
3 5 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.16%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (1.05%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (18.95%) Terraform
2 11 (11.58%) FortiGate
3 10 (10.53%) Kubernetes
4 7 (7.37%) SCCM
5 5 (5.26%) Istio
5 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (5.26%) Nessus
6 3 (3.16%) Ansible
6 3 (3.16%) Nmap
7 2 (2.11%) Consul
7 2 (2.11%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (2.11%) Grafana
7 2 (2.11%) Graphite
7 2 (2.11%) Nagios
7 2 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.11%) Opsview
7 2 (2.11%) Packer
7 2 (2.11%) Puppet
7 2 (2.11%) Salt
7 2 (2.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (26.32%) Cisco
2 19 (20.00%) Palo Alto
3 13 (13.68%) CheckPoint
4 12 (12.63%) Google
5 10 (10.53%) IBM
5 10 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 8 (8.42%) Barracuda Networks
6 8 (8.42%) Citrix
6 8 (8.42%) Meraki
7 7 (7.37%) Darktrace
7 7 (7.37%) Splunk
8 6 (6.32%) F5
8 6 (6.32%) Qualys
8 6 (6.32%) VMware
9 5 (5.26%) Ivanti
9 5 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (4.21%) Adobe
10 4 (4.21%) Dell
10 4 (4.21%) EMC
10 4 (4.21%) NetApp