Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 572 673 622
Rank change year-on-year +101 -51 -43
Contract jobs citing Intrusion Detection 86 178 246
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.20% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.17% 1.58% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 139 162
Median daily rate £498 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.56% -10.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £363
90th Percentile £671 £625 £611
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 7,322 11,235 12,260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.45% 12.69% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,355 6,970 7,583
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £181 £206 £200
90th Percentile £606 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +2.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 498 659
Median hourly rate £21.13 £18.73 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.82% -6.38% -6.98%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.87
90th Percentile £50.10 £48.98 £47.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £19.06
% change year-on-year +20.32% -1.89% -11.35%

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 9 April 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 9 April 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 +161 53 £500 - 5
South East +86 12 £488 +21.88% 5
South West +17 10 £514 +21.00% 1
East of England +36 8 £413 -19.51% 3
North of England +34 3 £576 +21.16% 1
North West +26 3 £576 +15.10%
Intrusion Detection
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 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 41 (47.67%) Firewall
2 30 (34.88%) SIEM
3 26 (30.23%) Cybersecurity
3 26 (30.23%) Windows
4 24 (27.91%) Linux
5 22 (25.58%) Information Security
6 21 (24.42%) Network Security
7 20 (23.26%) Security Operations
8 19 (22.09%) Finance
9 16 (18.60%) SC Cleared
9 16 (18.60%) Security Cleared
9 16 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (16.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 14 (16.28%) LAN
10 14 (16.28%) WAN
11 13 (15.12%) Snort
11 13 (15.12%) Splunk
11 13 (15.12%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 12 (13.95%) Security Monitoring
12 12 (13.95%) Analytics
12 12 (13.95%) Degree
12 12 (13.95%) ITIL
12 12 (13.95%) Cisco
12 12 (13.95%) Internet
13 11 (12.79%) Anomaly Detection
14 10 (11.63%) Kalman Filter
14 10 (11.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 10 (11.63%) Data Science
14 10 (11.63%) Data Development
14 10 (11.63%) Cisco Certification

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 10 (11.63%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.16%) Commerce Server
2 1 (1.16%) IIS
2 1 (1.16%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.16%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.47%) AWS
2 6 (6.98%) Azure
2 6 (6.98%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (4.65%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (4.65%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (4.65%) Amazon S3
4 3 (3.49%) Office 365
5 2 (2.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (2.33%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (2.33%) CloudFront
5 2 (2.33%) Route 53
5 2 (2.33%) Serverless
6 1 (1.16%) GCP
6 1 (1.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (47.67%) Firewall
2 21 (24.42%) Network Security
3 14 (16.28%) LAN
3 14 (16.28%) WAN
4 12 (13.95%) Internet
5 10 (11.63%) IPsec
5 10 (11.63%) VPN
5 10 (11.63%) Wireless
6 9 (10.47%) TCP/IP
6 9 (10.47%) VoIP
7 8 (9.30%) DNS
7 8 (9.30%) WLAN
8 7 (8.14%) BGP
8 7 (8.14%) OSPF
8 7 (8.14%) Wireshark
9 6 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (6.98%) Cisco IPT
9 6 (6.98%) HSRP
9 6 (6.98%) IP Telephony
9 6 (6.98%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.65%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.16%) Redis
3 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.16%) Burp Suite
2 1 (1.16%) Metasploit
General
1 19 (22.09%) Finance
2 9 (10.47%) Military
3 8 (9.30%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.49%) Legal
4 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.33%) Electronics
5 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (37.21%) Analyst
2 22 (25.58%) Security Analyst
3 14 (16.28%) SOC Analyst
4 10 (11.63%) Network Engineer
5 9 (10.47%) Consultant
5 9 (10.47%) Security Consultant
6 7 (8.14%) IT Analyst
6 7 (8.14%) IT Security Analyst
6 7 (8.14%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Architect
8 5 (5.81%) Security Architect
9 4 (4.65%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 4 (4.65%) Monitoring Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Network Security Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Security Manager
9 4 (4.65%) Security Monitoring Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Service Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Junior
10 3 (3.49%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.33%) CSS
1 2 (2.33%) HTML
2 1 (1.16%) .NET
2 1 (1.16%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.16%) jQuery
2 1 (1.16%) LDAP
2 1 (1.16%) MooTools
2 1 (1.16%) Node.js
2 1 (1.16%) Web Services
2 1 (1.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.14%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (6.98%) CAN bus
3 6 (6.98%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.98%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (5.81%) Cyberattack
4 5 (5.81%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.65%) PKI
5 4 (4.65%) Public Cloud
6 3 (3.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (3.49%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.33%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.33%) User Experience
8 1 (1.16%) CESG
8 1 (1.16%) Clustering
8 1 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.16%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.16%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 26 (30.23%) Windows
2 24 (27.91%) Linux
3 5 (5.81%) Unix
4 2 (2.33%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.16%) Solaris
5 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (34.88%) SIEM
2 26 (30.23%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (25.58%) Information Security
4 20 (23.26%) Security Operations
5 12 (13.95%) Analytics
5 12 (13.95%) ITIL
5 12 (13.95%) Security Monitoring
6 11 (12.79%) Anomaly Detection
7 10 (11.63%) Data Development
7 10 (11.63%) Data Science
7 10 (11.63%) Kalman Filter
7 10 (11.63%) Penetration Testing
7 10 (11.63%) Visualisation
7 10 (11.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 9 (10.47%) Validation
8 9 (10.47%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (9.30%) Identity Access Management
9 8 (9.30%) Threat Intelligence
10 7 (8.14%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 7 (8.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.14%) Python
2 6 (6.98%) C
3 4 (4.65%) MATLAB
4 3 (3.49%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.16%) C#
6 1 (1.16%) Perl
6 1 (1.16%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 16 (18.60%) SC Cleared
1 16 (18.60%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.95%) Degree
3 10 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (10.47%) CCNP
4 9 (10.47%) CISSP
5 7 (8.14%) CISM
6 6 (6.98%) CISA
7 2 (2.33%) CCIE
7 2 (2.33%) CEH
7 2 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (1.16%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (1.16%) CCNA
8 1 (1.16%) CCSP
8 1 (1.16%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.16%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (10.47%) PCI DSS
3 8 (9.30%) GDPR
3 8 (9.30%) RMADS
4 7 (8.14%) NIST
5 4 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (3.49%) COBIT
6 3 (3.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (2.33%) PMO
8 1 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (1.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (1.16%) NIST 800
System Software
1 13 (15.12%) Snort
2 3 (3.49%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.33%) Docker
3 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.16%) NFS
4 1 (1.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (15.12%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 10 (11.63%) OSSEC
3 8 (9.30%) QRadar
4 4 (4.65%) Puppet
5 3 (3.49%) Terraform
6 2 (2.33%) Ansible
6 2 (2.33%) Graphite
6 2 (2.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (2.33%) Nagios
6 2 (2.33%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.16%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (1.16%) EnCase
7 1 (1.16%) Nessus
7 1 (1.16%) Nexpose
7 1 (1.16%) Nmap
7 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.16%) Suricata
Vendors
1 13 (15.12%) Splunk
2 12 (13.95%) Cisco
3 10 (11.63%) Microsoft
4 8 (9.30%) LogRhythm
5 7 (8.14%) Palo Alto
6 5 (5.81%) AlienVault
6 5 (5.81%) ArcSight
7 4 (4.65%) Juniper
8 2 (2.33%) Citrix
8 2 (2.33%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.33%) SAP
8 2 (2.33%) VMware
9 1 (1.16%) Becrypt
9 1 (1.16%) CyberArk
9 1 (1.16%) Extreme Networks
9 1 (1.16%) Google
9 1 (1.16%) HP
9 1 (1.16%) IBM
9 1 (1.16%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.16%) Twitter