Period
to 20 October 2021

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 20 October 2021 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
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 669 439 601
Rank change year-on-year -230 +162 +99
Contract jobs citing Intrusion Detection 70 57 187
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.91% 1.58% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 42 137
10th Percentile £363 £461 £358
25th Percentile £413 £513 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £650 £700 £552
90th Percentile £744 " £675
UK median daily rate £568 £550 £500
% change year-on-year +3.18% +10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 10
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £24.00 " £41.25
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £46.50
75th Percentile £26.00 " £52.50
90th Percentile " " £78.75
UK median hourly rate £25.00 - £46.50

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 7,669 3,619 10,190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.36% 13.36% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,995 2,314 6,366
10th Percentile £213 £213 £191
25th Percentile £356 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £581 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £635 £610
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 155 488
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.00 £12.75
25th Percentile £13.88 £17.38 £16.00
Median hourly rate £21.00 £31.00 £25.84
Median % change year-on-year -32.26% +19.97% +37.52%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.40 £47.25
90th Percentile £64.70 £54.60 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £32.00 £25.84
% change year-on-year -31.25% +23.84% +38.18%

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 20 October 2021.

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 20 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 -211 34 £625 +8.70% 11
South East -84 9 £480 -4.00% 5
East of England -47 7 £425 +13.33% 11
South West -45 6 £375 -25.00% 5
West Midlands -63 6 £638 +34.92%
Midlands -80 6 £638 +34.21% 2
North of England -82 4 £381 -33.70% 8
North West - 3 £438 - 3
Yorkshire -49 1 £275 -52.17% 5
Intrusion Detection
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, 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 51 (72.86%) Firewall
2 34 (48.57%) Cybersecurity
3 31 (44.29%) SIEM
4 29 (41.43%) Information Security
5 27 (38.57%) Finance
5 27 (38.57%) Network Security
6 19 (27.14%) Linux
7 17 (24.29%) Python
8 16 (22.86%) CISSP
9 15 (21.43%) Windows
10 14 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
11 13 (18.57%) Vulnerability Management
11 13 (18.57%) Azure
11 13 (18.57%) AWS
11 13 (18.57%) Management Information System
12 12 (17.14%) VMware
12 12 (17.14%) Security Operations
12 12 (17.14%) Social Skills
13 11 (15.71%) VPN
13 11 (15.71%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (14.29%) PowerShell
14 10 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
14 10 (14.29%) Unix
14 10 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 9 (12.86%) ITIL
15 9 (12.86%) CISM
15 9 (12.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 9 (12.86%) Security Cleared
15 9 (12.86%) Threat Intelligence
15 9 (12.86%) Service Design

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 1 (1.43%) Apache
Business Applications
1 7 (10.00%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.57%) AWS
1 13 (18.57%) Azure
2 7 (10.00%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (8.57%) Amazon GuardDuty
3 6 (8.57%) Amazon Macie
3 6 (8.57%) AWS CloudTrail
4 5 (7.14%) GCP
5 3 (4.29%) GitHub
5 3 (4.29%) GitHub Actions
5 3 (4.29%) IaaS
5 3 (4.29%) PaaS
5 3 (4.29%) SaaS
6 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 51 (72.86%) Firewall
2 27 (38.57%) Network Security
3 11 (15.71%) VPN
4 8 (11.43%) TCP/IP
5 7 (10.00%) LAN
6 6 (8.57%) WAN
7 5 (7.14%) IPsec
7 5 (7.14%) SSL
7 5 (7.14%) Wireless
8 4 (5.71%) DNS
9 2 (2.86%) BGP
9 2 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.86%) NX-OS
9 2 (2.86%) OSPF
9 2 (2.86%) VoIP
9 2 (2.86%) WLAN
10 1 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (1.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) Big Data
2 3 (4.29%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 27 (38.57%) Finance
2 12 (17.14%) Social Skills
3 6 (8.57%) Public Sector
3 6 (8.57%) Telecoms
4 5 (7.14%) Legal
5 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.29%) Banking
7 2 (2.86%) Billing
7 2 (2.86%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (1.43%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (1.43%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.43%) Law
8 1 (1.43%) Police
Job Titles
1 23 (32.86%) Security Engineer
2 9 (12.86%) Analyst
3 8 (11.43%) Security Manager
4 7 (10.00%) Consultant
4 7 (10.00%) Security Consultant
5 6 (8.57%) Architect
5 6 (8.57%) Security Architect
6 5 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Security Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 4 (5.71%) Security Specialist
8 3 (4.29%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Incident Manager
8 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Network Manager
9 2 (2.86%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) Operational Security Manager
9 2 (2.86%) Security Operations Manager
9 2 (2.86%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) Apache NiFi
1 1 (1.43%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (1.43%) Smart Contracts
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Management Information System
2 8 (11.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
3 5 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.29%) PKI
4 3 (4.29%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (2.86%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.14%) Linux
2 15 (21.43%) Windows
3 10 (14.29%) Unix
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.43%) AIX
5 1 (1.43%) Android
5 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (48.57%) Cybersecurity
2 31 (44.29%) SIEM
3 29 (41.43%) Information Security
4 14 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
5 13 (18.57%) Vulnerability Management
6 12 (17.14%) Security Operations
7 10 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
8 9 (12.86%) ITIL
8 9 (12.86%) Service Design
8 9 (12.86%) Threat Intelligence
8 9 (12.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 8 (11.43%) Ethical Hacking
9 8 (11.43%) Malware Analysis
10 7 (10.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 7 (10.00%) Risk Management
10 7 (10.00%) Threat Modelling
10 7 (10.00%) Web Filtering
11 6 (8.57%) Remediation Plan
11 6 (8.57%) Security Monitoring
11 6 (8.57%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.29%) Python
2 10 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.43%) C
3 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (22.86%) CISSP
2 9 (12.86%) CISM
2 9 (12.86%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (8.57%) CRISC
3 6 (8.57%) Degree
3 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.14%) CCIE
5 4 (5.71%) CCNP
5 4 (5.71%) CEH
5 4 (5.71%) GIAC
6 3 (4.29%) CCSP
6 3 (4.29%) CESG Certified Professional
6 3 (4.29%) CREST Certified
6 3 (4.29%) GSEC
7 2 (2.86%) CCIE Security
7 2 (2.86%) CCIE Service Provider
7 2 (2.86%) CCMSE
7 2 (2.86%) CCNA
7 2 (2.86%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (10.00%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.71%) NIST
4 3 (4.29%) GRC
5 2 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (2.86%) GDPR
5 2 (2.86%) HIPAA
6 1 (1.43%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (1.43%) COBIT
6 1 (1.43%) ISO 31000
6 1 (1.43%) NCSC
6 1 (1.43%) QA
6 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (15.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.29%) VMware NSX
3 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.43%) XenApp
4 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 3 (4.29%) Istio
1 3 (4.29%) Kubernetes
1 3 (4.29%) QRadar
1 3 (4.29%) Terraform
2 2 (2.86%) Ansible
2 2 (2.86%) CSIRT
3 1 (1.43%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.43%) Endace
3 1 (1.43%) Grafana
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.43%) Puppet
3 1 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 12 (17.14%) VMware
2 8 (11.43%) Cisco
3 7 (10.00%) Google
4 6 (8.57%) Carbon Black
4 6 (8.57%) McAfee
5 5 (7.14%) Palo Alto
5 5 (7.14%) Splunk
6 3 (4.29%) Brocade
6 3 (4.29%) CheckPoint
6 3 (4.29%) Juniper
7 2 (2.86%) Avaya
7 2 (2.86%) Darktrace
7 2 (2.86%) F5
7 2 (2.86%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.86%) LogLogic
7 2 (2.86%) LogRhythm
7 2 (2.86%) Qualys
8 1 (1.43%) AlienVault
8 1 (1.43%) Extreme Networks
8 1 (1.43%) IronPort