Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 2017 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
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 831 822 841
Rank change year-on-year -9 +19 -23
Contract jobs citing Threat Detection 30 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.032% 0.029% 0.021%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.037% 0.034% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 17
England median daily rate £500 £461 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.40% -7.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £363 £400
90th Percentile £688 £588 £530
UK median daily rate £500 £498 £500
% change year-on-year +0.50% -0.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 80478 79727 84892
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.65% 84.20% 82.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 54323 53091 55998
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £268 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1823 2113 2540
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +11.36% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.42 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +15.38%

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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 2017. 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 -46 11 £506 -10.00% 1
North of England +49 10 £563 +40.63% 6
Yorkshire +14 9 £550 +37.50% 6
East of England - 5 £250 -
South East -20 3 £500 +27.39% 4
West Midlands - 1 £500 -
Midlands - 1 £500 -
North West - 1 £700 -
Threat Detection
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Threat Detection also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Threat Detection.

1 14 (46.67%) Firewall
1 14 (46.67%) Information Security
1 14 (46.67%) Intrusion Detection
1 14 (46.67%) Vulnerability Management
1 14 (46.67%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (43.33%) SIEM
3 12 (40.00%) CISSP
4 11 (36.67%) CISM
5 10 (33.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 9 (30.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 9 (30.00%) Threat Intelligence
7 8 (26.67%) SANS
7 8 (26.67%) Anomaly Detection
8 7 (23.33%) Degree
9 6 (20.00%) Banking
9 6 (20.00%) Nessus
9 6 (20.00%) Use Case
9 6 (20.00%) Management Information System
9 6 (20.00%) HTTP
9 6 (20.00%) Security Operations
9 6 (20.00%) Threat Modelling
9 6 (20.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 5 (16.67%) Splunk
10 5 (16.67%) E-Discovery
10 5 (16.67%) Metasploit
10 5 (16.67%) Windows
10 5 (16.67%) Information Security Management
10 5 (16.67%) Security Management
10 5 (16.67%) GIAC
10 5 (16.67%) Network Security

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 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Mimecast
1 3 (10.00%) OpenDNS
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (46.67%) Firewall
1 14 (46.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (20.00%) HTTP
3 5 (16.67%) Network Security
4 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 3 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Security Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Consultant
4 5 (16.67%) Operational Security Manager
4 5 (16.67%) Security Manager
4 5 (16.67%) Security Operations Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Cyberthreat Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Cyberthreat Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Incident Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Programme Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Security Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Security Operations Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Security Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Security Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) SIEM Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
1 6 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (3.33%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Unix
3 2 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Cybersecurity
1 14 (46.67%) Information Security
1 14 (46.67%) Vulnerability Management
2 13 (43.33%) SIEM
3 9 (30.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 9 (30.00%) Threat Intelligence
4 8 (26.67%) Anomaly Detection
5 6 (20.00%) Security Operations
5 6 (20.00%) Threat Modelling
5 6 (20.00%) Use Case
6 5 (16.67%) E-Discovery
6 5 (16.67%) Information Security Management
6 5 (16.67%) ISMS
6 5 (16.67%) Security Management
7 4 (13.33%) Computer Forensics
7 4 (13.33%) Computer Security
7 4 (13.33%) Forensic Analysis
7 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (13.33%) Network Design
8 3 (10.00%) Cyber Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) C
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (40.00%) CISSP
2 11 (36.67%) CISM
3 8 (26.67%) SANS
4 7 (23.33%) Degree
5 5 (16.67%) GCIH
5 5 (16.67%) GIAC
6 4 (13.33%) GCIA
6 4 (13.33%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (13.33%) Novell Certification
6 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
7 3 (10.00%) SSCP
8 1 (3.33%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) GDPR
2 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 6 (20.00%) Nessus
3 5 (16.67%) Nmap
4 4 (13.33%) CSIRT
5 1 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Splunk
2 3 (10.00%) Qualys
2 3 (10.00%) Sun
2 3 (10.00%) Tufin
3 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.33%) Darktrace
3 1 (3.33%) McAfee
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Palo Alto