The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 3 months to 30 March 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.

Intrusion Detection
England / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 151 147
Rank change year-on-year +28 -4  
Contract jobs citing Intrusion Detection 8 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.31% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.09% 1.73% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 7
Median daily rate £425 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.17% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 - £34.50

Intrusion Detection is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 383 577 492
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.73% 14.83% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 337 232
Median daily rate £385 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 26 43
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -10.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.90 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

Intrusion Detection
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Intrusion Detection as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Intrusion Detection in the North West

Intrusion Detection
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Intrusion Detection in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Intrusion Detection in the North West

Intrusion Detection
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +17 8 £425 +6.25%
Intrusion Detection
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Intrusion 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 North West region with a requirement for Intrusion Detection.

1 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 8 (80.00%) Security Operations
3 7 (70.00%) QRadar
3 7 (70.00%) CISSP
3 7 (70.00%) Splunk
4 6 (60.00%) SIEM
4 6 (60.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (60.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (60.00%) LogRhythm
4 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (60.00%) IBM
4 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (60.00%) VPN
4 6 (60.00%) Linux
4 6 (60.00%) LAN
4 6 (60.00%) SSCP
4 6 (60.00%) Wireless
4 6 (60.00%) SANS
4 6 (60.00%) RSA enVision
4 6 (60.00%) Case Management
4 6 (60.00%) Security Monitoring
4 6 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (50.00%) Patch Management
5 5 (50.00%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
5 5 (50.00%) Apple
5 5 (50.00%) VoIP
5 5 (50.00%) WAN
5 5 (50.00%) Python

Intrusion Detection
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) LAN
2 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (60.00%) VPN
2 6 (60.00%) Wireless
3 5 (50.00%) VoIP
3 5 (50.00%) WAN
4 2 (20.00%) SSH
4 2 (20.00%) SSL
4 2 (20.00%) VLAN
5 1 (10.00%) DHCP
5 1 (10.00%) DNS
5 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
5 1 (10.00%) IPsec
5 1 (10.00%) Network Security
5 1 (10.00%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Redis
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Security Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Security Specialist
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Security Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Security Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall Support
4 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Operations Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Security Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) SIEM Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Elastic Stack
1 5 (50.00%) RESTful
1 5 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (30.00%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Unix
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Security Operations
2 6 (60.00%) Case Management
2 6 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (60.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (60.00%) Security Monitoring
2 6 (60.00%) SIEM
2 6 (60.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (50.00%) Information Security
3 5 (50.00%) Open Source
3 5 (50.00%) Patch Management
3 5 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (40.00%) Process Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) CISSP
2 6 (60.00%) SANS
2 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) SSCP
3 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) CISM
4 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) QRadar
2 6 (60.00%) RSA enVision
3 5 (50.00%) Kibana
3 5 (50.00%) logstash
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Splunk
2 6 (60.00%) IBM
2 6 (60.00%) LogRhythm
3 5 (50.00%) Apple
4 1 (10.00%) AlienVault
4 1 (10.00%) ArcSight
4 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) F5
4 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper
4 1 (10.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (10.00%) Qualys