Period
to 3 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Intrusion Detection skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Intrusion Detection over the 6 months to 3 August 2020 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.

Intrusion Detection
UK > England
6 months to
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 469 619 695
Rank change year-on-year +150 +76 -27
Contract jobs citing Intrusion Detection 44 191 175
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.04% 1.77% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 135 121
Median daily rate £545 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £364 £371 £370
90th Percentile £675 £675 £584
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK median hourly rate - £42.50 -

Intrusion Detection is in the Communications and Computer Networking 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 communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 4,246 10,783 12,674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.27% 12.87% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,466 6,675 7,816
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £205
90th Percentile £638 £610 £610
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 502 706
Median hourly rate £34.90 £22.68 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.86% +13.40% +10.50%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +48.94% +17.50% +5.26%

Intrusion Detection
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Intrusion Detection as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Intrusion Detection in England

Intrusion Detection
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Intrusion Detection in England.

Daily rate trend for Intrusion Detection in England

Intrusion Detection
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Intrusion Detection in England over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Intrusion Detection in England

Intrusion Detection
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Intrusion Detection in England.

Hourly rate trend for Intrusion Detection in England

Intrusion Detection
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 Intrusion Detection within the England region over the 6 months to 3 August 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 +152 27 £550 +4.56% 12
South East +153 7 £500 +11.11% 6
Midlands +87 5 £650 +44.44%
East Midlands +63 3 £700 +40.00%
North of England +104 2 £475 +11.76% 6
East of England +77 2 £388 +13.14% 2
West Midlands +60 2 £473 +5.00%
Yorkshire +82 1 - - 2
North West +65 1 £475 +8.57% 4
South West +46 1 £456 -4.11%
Intrusion Detection
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Intrusion Detection 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 Intrusion Detection.

1 22 (50.00%) Firewall
1 22 (50.00%) SIEM
2 19 (43.18%) Information Security
3 17 (38.64%) Security Operations
4 16 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
4 16 (36.36%) Windows
5 15 (34.09%) Linux
6 14 (31.82%) Finance
7 11 (25.00%) CISSP
8 10 (22.73%) TCP/IP
8 10 (22.73%) Ethical Hacking
8 10 (22.73%) Kalman Filter
9 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
10 8 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
10 8 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (15.91%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 7 (15.91%) Threat Modelling
11 7 (15.91%) Unix
11 7 (15.91%) HTTP
11 7 (15.91%) IPsec
12 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
12 6 (13.64%) LAN
12 6 (13.64%) WAN
12 6 (13.64%) Internet
12 6 (13.64%) CyberArk
12 6 (13.64%) Identity Access Management
12 6 (13.64%) Security Operations Centre
12 6 (13.64%) PCI DSS
12 6 (13.64%) AWS

Intrusion Detection
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 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.27%) Confluence
2 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) AWS
2 4 (9.09%) Azure
3 3 (6.82%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (6.82%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (6.82%) Amazon S3
3 3 (6.82%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (6.82%) OpenShift
4 2 (4.55%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (4.55%) Office 365
4 2 (4.55%) Serverless
5 1 (2.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (2.27%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (2.27%) CloudFront
5 1 (2.27%) GCP
5 1 (2.27%) Route 53
5 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (50.00%) Firewall
2 10 (22.73%) TCP/IP
3 7 (15.91%) HTTP
3 7 (15.91%) IPsec
4 6 (13.64%) Internet
4 6 (13.64%) LAN
4 6 (13.64%) WAN
5 5 (11.36%) Network Security
6 4 (9.09%) HTTPS
7 3 (6.82%) DNS
7 3 (6.82%) SMTP
7 3 (6.82%) SSL
7 3 (6.82%) Wireshark
8 2 (4.55%) FTP
8 2 (4.55%) tcpdump
8 2 (4.55%) VPN
8 2 (4.55%) Wireless
8 2 (4.55%) WLAN
9 1 (2.27%) SSH
9 1 (2.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) MySQL
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
General
1 14 (31.82%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Legal
2 3 (6.82%) Public Sector
3 2 (4.55%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Military
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Electronics
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.27%) Marketing
4 1 (2.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) Analyst
2 11 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) Security Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Architect
4 5 (11.36%) Consultant
4 5 (11.36%) Security Consultant
4 5 (11.36%) SOC Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) IT Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) IT Security Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Security Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Information Specialist
6 2 (4.55%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Junior Financial Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Network Security Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Security Operations Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) LDAP
2 1 (2.27%) CSS
2 1 (2.27%) HTML
2 1 (2.27%) jQuery
2 1 (2.27%) Middleware
2 1 (2.27%) MooTools
2 1 (2.27%) Web Services
2 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 6 (13.64%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (9.09%) PKI
4 3 (6.82%) Cloud Native
5 2 (4.55%) CESG
5 2 (4.55%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.27%) CAN bus
6 1 (2.27%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (2.27%) Cyberattack
6 1 (2.27%) FMCG
6 1 (2.27%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.27%) SWIFT
6 1 (2.27%) User Experience
6 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (36.36%) Windows
2 15 (34.09%) Linux
3 7 (15.91%) Unix
4 2 (4.55%) Solaris
5 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (50.00%) SIEM
2 19 (43.18%) Information Security
3 17 (38.64%) Security Operations
4 16 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (22.73%) Ethical Hacking
5 10 (22.73%) Kalman Filter
6 8 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (15.91%) Threat Modelling
7 7 (15.91%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 6 (13.64%) Identity Access Management
9 5 (11.36%) Analytics
9 5 (11.36%) DevOps
9 5 (11.36%) Patch Management
9 5 (11.36%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (11.36%) Secure Coding
10 4 (9.09%) Incident Management
10 4 (9.09%) OWASP
10 4 (9.09%) Security Architecture
11 3 (6.82%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.27%) C
1 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.27%) Perl
1 1 (2.27%) Python
1 1 (2.27%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) CISSP
2 5 (11.36%) CEH
2 5 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (11.36%) Degree
2 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
2 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) CCNP
3 4 (9.09%) CCSP
3 4 (9.09%) CISA
3 4 (9.09%) CISM
4 3 (6.82%) CCNA
4 3 (6.82%) CISMP
5 2 (4.55%) CREST Certified
5 2 (4.55%) GIAC
6 1 (2.27%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (2.27%) CCIE
6 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.27%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (13.64%) PCI DSS
3 5 (11.36%) GDPR
4 4 (9.09%) NIST
5 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (2.27%) PMO
6 1 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Snort
2 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) NFS
2 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 4 (9.09%) QRadar
2 3 (6.82%) CSIRT
2 3 (6.82%) Kubernetes
2 3 (6.82%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (6.82%) Puppet
3 2 (4.55%) Graphite
3 2 (4.55%) Nagios
3 2 (4.55%) Prometheus
3 2 (4.55%) Terraform
4 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.27%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.64%) CyberArk
3 5 (11.36%) ArcSight
3 5 (11.36%) Qualys
3 5 (11.36%) Splunk
4 4 (9.09%) McAfee
5 3 (6.82%) Symantec
6 2 (4.55%) Cisco
6 2 (4.55%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.55%) Oracle
7 1 (2.27%) Google
7 1 (2.27%) Juniper
7 1 (2.27%) LogRhythm
7 1 (2.27%) SAP
7 1 (2.27%) VMware