Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 826 806 855
Rank change year-on-year -20 +49 -5
Contract jobs citing Threat Detection 44 41 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.047% 0.045% 0.023%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.054% 0.052% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 28 11
England median daily rate £463 £498 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.04% +24.38% -15.79%
10th Percentile £356 £221 £363
90th Percentile £575 £699 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £498 £400
% change year-on-year -9.55% +24.38% -15.79%
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 81,288 78,398 84,242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.20% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,253 52,383 56,160
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £645 £631 £605
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,188 1,868 2,213
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.87 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% +10.51% +3.97%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £20.90 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.42% +11.11% +3.52%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +12 19 £450 -18.18% 3
London -11 10 £475 -5.00% 15
East of England -2 7 £356 +42.50%
South West - 7 £413 -
Yorkshire -25 1 £525 +5.53% 4
North of England -39 1 £525 +5.00% 7
Threat Detection
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 31 (70.45%) Cybersecurity
2 21 (47.73%) Big Data
2 21 (47.73%) Java
2 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (47.73%) Security Cleared
3 16 (36.36%) Spring
3 16 (36.36%) Linux
3 16 (36.36%) Docker
4 15 (34.09%) Git (software)
5 14 (31.82%) Windows
5 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
5 14 (31.82%) Spring Boot
5 14 (31.82%) Apache Camel
6 13 (29.55%) Data Analytics
6 13 (29.55%) Analytics
6 13 (29.55%) Jenkins
6 13 (29.55%) Open Source
7 12 (27.27%) TDD
7 12 (27.27%) Firewall
8 11 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (22.73%) jQuery
9 10 (22.73%) SC Cleared
9 10 (22.73%) Hadoop
9 10 (22.73%) HTML
9 10 (22.73%) Kafka
9 10 (22.73%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (22.73%) Microservices
10 9 (20.45%) Actionable Insight
10 9 (20.45%) BC Cleared
11 8 (18.18%) CISSP

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 6 (13.64%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (9.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.27%) Office 365
3 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.27%) Firewall
2 5 (11.36%) VPN
3 3 (6.82%) Network Security
3 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.55%) DMARC
4 2 (4.55%) DNS
4 2 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (4.55%) LAN
4 2 (4.55%) WAN
5 1 (2.27%) DHCP
5 1 (2.27%) HTTP
5 1 (2.27%) Internet
5 1 (2.27%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (2.27%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.27%) VLAN
5 1 (2.27%) Wireless
5 1 (2.27%) Wireless Security
5 1 (2.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (47.73%) Big Data
2 10 (22.73%) Hadoop
3 4 (9.09%) MarkLogic
4 3 (6.82%) Data Lake
4 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.82%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (34.09%) Git (software)
2 13 (29.55%) Jenkins
3 6 (13.64%) Maven
4 4 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 6 (13.64%) Law
2 4 (9.09%) Retail Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Digital Economy
3 2 (4.55%) Electronics
3 2 (4.55%) Finance
3 2 (4.55%) Marketing
4 1 (2.27%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Developer
2 12 (27.27%) Java Developer
3 7 (15.91%) Security Manager
4 6 (13.64%) Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Incident Manager
5 4 (9.09%) Security Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Security Incident Manager
5 4 (9.09%) Security Technical Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) SOC Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Splunk Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Technical Security Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Data Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Security Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Agile Java Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (36.36%) Spring
2 14 (31.82%) Apache Camel
2 14 (31.82%) Spring Boot
3 10 (22.73%) HTML
3 10 (22.73%) jQuery
3 10 (22.73%) Kafka
4 7 (15.91%) AngularJS
5 6 (13.64%) React
6 4 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (11.36%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (9.09%) User Experience
4 3 (6.82%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.82%) PKI
5 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.27%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (36.36%) Linux
2 14 (31.82%) Windows
3 4 (9.09%) CentOS
4 2 (4.55%) Unix
5 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (70.45%) Cybersecurity
2 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (29.55%) Analytics
3 13 (29.55%) Data Analytics
3 13 (29.55%) Open Source
4 12 (27.27%) TDD
5 11 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (22.73%) Microservices
7 9 (20.45%) Actionable Insight
8 8 (18.18%) SIEM
8 8 (18.18%) Threat Intelligence
9 7 (15.91%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 7 (15.91%) Security Operations
10 5 (11.36%) Data Analysis
11 4 (9.09%) Digital Forensics
11 4 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (9.09%) ETL
11 4 (9.09%) Information Security
11 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
11 4 (9.09%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (47.73%) Java
2 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.64%) Python
4 5 (11.36%) Bash Shell
4 5 (11.36%) Perl
4 5 (11.36%) PowerShell
4 5 (11.36%) Ruby
5 4 (9.09%) Java 8
6 1 (2.27%) C
6 1 (2.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (47.73%) Security Cleared
2 10 (22.73%) BPSS Clearance
2 10 (22.73%) SC Cleared
3 9 (20.45%) BC Cleared
4 8 (18.18%) CISSP
5 5 (11.36%) CEH
5 5 (11.36%) CISM
6 3 (6.82%) GIAC
7 2 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (4.55%) Degree
7 2 (4.55%) GCIH
8 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.27%) ISACA
8 1 (2.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) QA
2 2 (4.55%) GDPR
3 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (36.36%) Docker
2 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) Puppet
2 4 (9.09%) Mesos
2 4 (9.09%) Nagios
3 2 (4.55%) QRadar
4 1 (2.27%) Ansible
4 1 (2.27%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.27%) OSSEC
4 1 (2.27%) RSA enVision
4 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Splunk
2 4 (9.09%) Cloudera
2 4 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.55%) Darktrace
3 2 (4.55%) FireEye
3 2 (4.55%) LogRhythm
3 2 (4.55%) McAfee
3 2 (4.55%) VMware
4 1 (2.27%) AlienVault
4 1 (2.27%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco
4 1 (2.27%) IBM
4 1 (2.27%) Meraki
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.27%) NetApp
4 1 (2.27%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle
4 1 (2.27%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.27%) Sun