Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Threat Detection skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Threat Detection over the 6 months to 21 July 2018 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.

Threat Detection
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 830 809 854
Rank change year-on-year -21 +45 +4
Contract jobs citing Threat Detection 32 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.034% 0.027% 0.019%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.039% 0.032% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 13
England median daily rate £450 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% -3.53%
10th Percentile £408 £215 £365
90th Percentile £575 £683 £499
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £424
% change year-on-year - +6.19% -0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - -

Threat Detection is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 81,574 75,234 85,812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.83% 85.14% 84.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,247 49,567 57,202
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,262 1,939 2,055
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +4.19% +9.30%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.35 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.50 £51.25 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +11.63%

Threat Detection
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Threat Detection as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Threat Detection in England

Threat Detection
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Threat Detection in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Threat Detection in England

Threat Detection
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Threat Detection in England over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Threat Detection in England

Threat 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 Threat Detection within the England region over the 6 months to 21 July 2018. 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
South East -4 14 £450 -5.26% 2
East of England +2 7 £650 +160.00% 1
London -50 6 £405 -22.86% 8
South West - 4 £444 - 4
Yorkshire -20 1 £525 +20.00% 7
North of England -22 1 £525 +20.00% 9
Threat Detection
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Threat 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 Threat Detection.

1 21 (65.63%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (53.13%) Analytics
3 16 (50.00%) Big Data
3 16 (50.00%) Java
4 15 (46.88%) Security Cleared
4 15 (46.88%) Data Analytics
5 14 (43.75%) Apache Camel
5 14 (43.75%) Open Source
5 14 (43.75%) JavaScript
5 14 (43.75%) Windows
5 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (37.50%) Git (software)
6 12 (37.50%) Spring
6 12 (37.50%) Docker
6 12 (37.50%) Jenkins
7 11 (34.38%) Kafka
7 11 (34.38%) jQuery
7 11 (34.38%) Hadoop
7 11 (34.38%) HTML
8 10 (31.25%) Linux
8 10 (31.25%) TDD
8 10 (31.25%) SIEM
8 10 (31.25%) BC Cleared
8 10 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (31.25%) Microservices
8 10 (31.25%) Spring Boot
8 10 (31.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (31.25%) Security Operations
8 10 (31.25%) Actionable Insight
9 8 (25.00%) Greenfield Project

Threat 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 7 (21.88%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (12.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.38%) SaaS
2 2 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) DMARC
1 5 (15.63%) Firewall
2 3 (9.38%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (6.25%) DHCP
3 2 (6.25%) DNS
3 2 (6.25%) Internet
3 2 (6.25%) VPN
4 1 (3.13%) LAN
4 1 (3.13%) Network Security
4 1 (3.13%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.13%) Wireless
4 1 (3.13%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (50.00%) Big Data
2 11 (34.38%) Hadoop
3 2 (6.25%) MarkLogic
4 1 (3.13%) Data Lake
4 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.13%) MySQL
4 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.13%) Redis
4 1 (3.13%) Riak
Development Applications
1 12 (37.50%) Git (software)
1 12 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 4 (12.50%) Maven
3 2 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 8 (25.00%) Law
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Developer
2 10 (31.25%) Java Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Security Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Security Technical Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Technical Security Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Data Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Information Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Penetration Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (43.75%) Apache Camel
2 12 (37.50%) Spring
3 11 (34.38%) HTML
3 11 (34.38%) jQuery
3 11 (34.38%) Kafka
4 10 (31.25%) Spring Boot
5 6 (18.75%) AngularJS
5 6 (18.75%) React
6 2 (6.25%) XML
7 1 (3.13%) HTML5
7 1 (3.13%) Middleware
7 1 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (3.13%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.38%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (6.25%) User Experience
5 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.13%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (3.13%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (43.75%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Linux
3 3 (9.38%) CentOS
4 2 (6.25%) Unix
5 1 (3.13%) FreeBSD
5 1 (3.13%) OpenBSD
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (65.63%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (53.13%) Analytics
3 15 (46.88%) Data Analytics
4 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (43.75%) Open Source
5 10 (31.25%) Actionable Insight
5 10 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (31.25%) Microservices
5 10 (31.25%) Security Operations
5 10 (31.25%) SIEM
5 10 (31.25%) TDD
6 6 (18.75%) Presales
7 5 (15.63%) Data Integration
7 5 (15.63%) SDLC
7 5 (15.63%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (12.50%) Data Analysis
8 4 (12.50%) ETL
8 4 (12.50%) Machine Learning
8 4 (12.50%) OSINT
8 4 (12.50%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) Java
2 14 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 6 (18.75%) Python
4 5 (15.63%) Bash Shell
4 5 (15.63%) Perl
5 4 (12.50%) Java 8
5 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 4 (12.50%) Ruby
6 2 (6.25%) C++
7 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (46.88%) Security Cleared
2 10 (31.25%) BC Cleared
2 10 (31.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (18.75%) CISSP
4 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (9.38%) CEH
5 3 (9.38%) CISM
6 2 (6.25%) ECSA
7 1 (3.13%) CREST Certified
7 1 (3.13%) GIAC
7 1 (3.13%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) Docker
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.13%) KVM
3 1 (3.13%) QEMU
3 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Mesos
1 4 (12.50%) Nagios
2 2 (6.25%) Nessus
2 2 (6.25%) Puppet
3 1 (3.13%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.13%) OSSEC
3 1 (3.13%) QRadar
3 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Cloudera
2 2 (6.25%) LogRhythm
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
2 2 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (3.13%) 3PAR
3 1 (3.13%) AlienVault
3 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco
3 1 (3.13%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) IBM
3 1 (3.13%) Meraki
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) NetApp
3 1 (3.13%) Nimble Storage
3 1 (3.13%) Qualys
3 1 (3.13%) Splunk
3 1 (3.13%) Tableau