The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Intel Security products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Intel Security over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Intel Security Group (formerly McAfee, Inc).

Intel Security
England / South East
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 222 219 195
Rank change year-on-year -3 -24  
Contract jobs citing Intel Security 37 57 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.45% 0.59% 0.66%
As % of the Vendors category 0.91% 1.19% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 38 37
Median daily rate £335 £443 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.29% +18.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £279 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £700 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £350
% change year-on-year -4.41% -2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £44.50 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.03% +258.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £20.50 £14.11
% change year-on-year -41.46% +45.31%  

Intel Security is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 4057 4775 4591
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 49.04% 49.10% 46.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2211 2878 2445
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 205 253
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.45% +6.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% +11.11%  

Intel Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Intel Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Intel Security in the South East

Intel Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Intel Security in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Intel Security in the South East

Intel Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Intel Security in the South East over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Intel Security in the South East

Intel Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Intel Security in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Intel Security in the South East

Intel Security
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Intel Security within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Berkshire +34 14 £165 - 3
Hampshire -6 10 £470 -1.05%
Surrey +1 9 £330 -5.71%
Buckinghamshire -7 3 £270 -10.00%
Home Counties - 1 - -
Intel Security
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Intel Security 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 South East region with a requirement for Intel Security.

1 54 (59.34%) Windows
2 50 (54.95%) Security Cleared
3 44 (48.35%) SC Cleared
4 36 (39.56%) Active Directory
5 32 (35.16%) McAfee ePO
6 29 (31.87%) Microsoft
6 29 (31.87%) VMware
7 28 (30.77%) Firewall
8 23 (25.27%) HP
9 22 (24.18%) DV Cleared
9 22 (24.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 22 (24.18%) Software Distribution
9 22 (24.18%) Data Centre
10 18 (19.78%) Windows Server
10 18 (19.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (18.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (18.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (18.68%) Information Security
12 16 (17.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 15 (16.48%) Symantec
13 15 (16.48%) ITIL
13 15 (16.48%) Software Deployment
14 14 (15.38%) PowerShell
14 14 (15.38%) Cisco
14 14 (15.38%) Internet
14 14 (15.38%) Juniper
15 13 (14.29%) DNS
15 13 (14.29%) Management Information System
15 13 (14.29%) Splunk
16 12 (13.19%) F5

Intel Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (12.09%) IIS
2 9 (9.89%) SharePoint
3 8 (8.79%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (4.40%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.30%) JBoss
5 3 (3.30%) WildFly
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.10%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.59%) IaaS
2 1 (1.10%) iTunes
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (30.77%) Firewall
2 14 (15.38%) Internet
3 13 (14.29%) DNS
4 12 (13.19%) Network Security
4 12 (13.19%) SMS
4 12 (13.19%) SSL
4 12 (13.19%) TCP/IP
5 11 (12.09%) LAN
5 11 (12.09%) WAN
6 10 (10.99%) NetScaler
7 8 (8.79%) Junos
7 8 (8.79%) Wireless
8 6 (6.59%) VPN
9 5 (5.49%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (5.49%) DHCP
10 3 (3.30%) LDAP
10 3 (3.30%) SSH
11 2 (2.20%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (2.20%) Wireshark
12 1 (1.10%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (5.49%) MSI
2 1 (1.10%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (12.09%) Finance
1 11 (12.09%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (16.48%) Analyst
2 9 (9.89%) Security Engineer
3 8 (8.79%) Network Engineer
3 8 (8.79%) Network Security Engineer
3 8 (8.79%) Operations Technician
4 6 (6.59%) Security Analyst
4 6 (6.59%) Wintel Engineer
5 5 (5.49%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.40%) Architect
6 4 (4.40%) Security Architect
6 4 (4.40%) Security Specialist
6 4 (4.40%) Server Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Data Centre Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Information Security Specialist
7 3 (3.30%) Information Specialist
7 3 (3.30%) Lead Security Architect
7 3 (3.30%) PC Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) PC Rollout Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) SOC Analyst
7 3 (3.30%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.30%) 802.1X
1 3 (3.30%) Middleware
1 3 (3.30%) Web Services
2 1 (1.10%) CGI
2 1 (1.10%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 22 (24.18%) Data Centre
2 13 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.69%) PKI
4 6 (6.59%) CMDB
5 5 (5.49%) Cyber Defence
5 5 (5.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (5.49%) Reference Data
6 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.40%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.30%) Client/Server
7 3 (3.30%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (2.20%) Replication
8 2 (2.20%) User Experience
9 1 (1.10%) Clustering
9 1 (1.10%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.10%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (1.10%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 54 (59.34%) Windows
2 18 (19.78%) Windows Server
2 18 (19.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (18.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (18.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (10.99%) Unix
5 7 (7.69%) Linux
6 6 (6.59%) Windows 7
6 6 (6.59%) Windows Vista
7 4 (4.40%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.30%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.20%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.20%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.10%) AIX
10 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.10%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.18%) Software Distribution
2 17 (18.68%) Information Security
3 15 (16.48%) ITIL
3 15 (16.48%) Software Deployment
4 12 (13.19%) Kalman Filter
4 12 (13.19%) Software Delivery
5 11 (12.09%) Release Management
5 11 (12.09%) Security Monitoring
5 11 (12.09%) Security Operations
5 11 (12.09%) Web Filtering
6 9 (9.89%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (9.89%) Problem Management
7 8 (8.79%) Load Balancing
7 8 (8.79%) Server Patching
8 7 (7.69%) Service Management
8 7 (7.69%) SIEM
8 7 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 6 (6.59%) Data Loss Prevention
9 6 (6.59%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 9 (9.89%) SQL
3 5 (5.49%) VBScript
4 3 (3.30%) Java
Qualifications
1 50 (54.95%) Security Cleared
2 44 (48.35%) SC Cleared
3 22 (24.18%) DV Cleared
4 9 (9.89%) CISSP
5 7 (7.69%) JNCIA
5 7 (7.69%) JNCIP
5 7 (7.69%) JNCIS
6 4 (4.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (3.30%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.20%) CISM
8 2 (2.20%) Degree
8 2 (2.20%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.10%) CCSA
9 1 (1.10%) CCSE
9 1 (1.10%) CEH
9 1 (1.10%) CISA
9 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.10%) GIAC
9 1 (1.10%) MCSE
9 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.79%) HIPAA
1 8 (8.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (6.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (6.59%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.40%) QA
4 1 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 36 (39.56%) Active Directory
2 22 (24.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.59%) vSphere
4 5 (5.49%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (5.49%) XenApp
5 2 (2.20%) BitLocker
5 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.20%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.10%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.10%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.10%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 32 (35.16%) McAfee ePO
2 16 (17.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (13.19%) SCCM
4 7 (7.69%) NetBackup
5 6 (6.59%) vCenter Server
5 6 (6.59%) WSUS
6 5 (5.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (3.30%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (3.30%) Nexpose
8 1 (1.10%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.10%) AppDNA
8 1 (1.10%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.10%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.10%) HP SIM
8 1 (1.10%) Nessus
8 1 (1.10%) PowerBroker
8 1 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.10%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 29 (31.87%) Microsoft
1 29 (31.87%) VMware
2 23 (25.27%) HP
3 15 (16.48%) Symantec
4 14 (15.38%) Cisco
4 14 (15.38%) Juniper
5 13 (14.29%) Splunk
6 12 (13.19%) Blue Coat
6 12 (13.19%) F5
7 10 (10.99%) BMC
7 10 (10.99%) Citrix
7 10 (10.99%) Lumension
8 9 (9.89%) ArcSight
8 9 (9.89%) Palo Alto
9 8 (8.79%) Brocade
9 8 (8.79%) CheckPoint
10 6 (6.59%) CA
10 6 (6.59%) SolarWinds
10 6 (6.59%) Veritas
11 4 (4.40%) Altiris