The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Intrusion Detection
England / South East
Rank 221 199 253
Rank change year-on-year -22 +54  
Contract jobs citing Intrusion Detection 24 65 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.31% 0.70% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.61% 3.19% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 47 15
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £335 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +1.75% +0.58%  
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 South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1492 2039 2004
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 19.01% 22.11% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 1128 977
Median daily rate £400 £352 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 103 101
Median hourly rate £19.50 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.57% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £18.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

Intrusion Detection
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

Intrusion Detection
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Intrusion Detection in the South East

Intrusion Detection
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Intrusion Detection in the South East over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Intrusion Detection in the South East

Intrusion Detection
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Intrusion Detection in the South East

Intrusion Detection
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 Intrusion Detection within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 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
Oxfordshire -5 8 £450 +28.57%
Hampshire -5 6 £439 +29.04% 1
Berkshire +6 5 £375 -16.66% 1
Surrey -1 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -8 1 £388 - 2
Home Counties - 1 £650 -
Intrusion Detection
England

Intrusion Detection
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for Intrusion Detection.

1 44 (78.57%) Firewall
2 32 (57.14%) Data Centre
3 27 (48.21%) PCI DSS
4 24 (42.86%) Information Security
5 21 (37.50%) Kalman Filter
6 19 (33.93%) DNS
7 18 (32.14%) Network Security
8 17 (30.36%) Web Filtering
8 17 (30.36%) TCP/IP
8 17 (30.36%) Management Information System
9 16 (28.57%) PKI
9 16 (28.57%) CISSP
9 16 (28.57%) Internet
9 16 (28.57%) Database Security
10 14 (25.00%) SIEM
11 13 (23.21%) VPN
11 13 (23.21%) Linux
11 13 (23.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 13 (23.21%) Email Filtering
12 12 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
12 12 (21.43%) ITIL
13 11 (19.64%) DHCP
13 11 (19.64%) Ethical Hacking
13 11 (19.64%) Incident Management
13 11 (19.64%) Security Operations
14 10 (17.86%) Problem Management
14 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
14 10 (17.86%) Change Management
14 10 (17.86%) Windows
14 10 (17.86%) MPLS

Intrusion Detection
Top Related 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 4 (7.14%) Apache
1 4 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.36%) IIS
2 3 (5.36%) JBoss
3 1 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.79%) Jetty
3 1 (1.79%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (14.29%) SaaS
4 2 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.79%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 44 (78.57%) Firewall
2 19 (33.93%) DNS
3 18 (32.14%) Network Security
4 17 (30.36%) TCP/IP
5 16 (28.57%) Internet
6 13 (23.21%) VPN
7 11 (19.64%) DHCP
8 10 (17.86%) MPLS
9 9 (16.07%) WAN
10 7 (12.50%) Ethernet
11 5 (8.93%) BGP
11 5 (8.93%) Intranet
11 5 (8.93%) LDAP
11 5 (8.93%) SSL
12 3 (5.36%) ADSL
12 3 (5.36%) IPsec
12 3 (5.36%) ISDN
12 3 (5.36%) LAN
12 3 (5.36%) PSTN
12 3 (5.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) MySQL
2 2 (3.57%) MariaDB
2 2 (3.57%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.79%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (5.36%) Finance
1 3 (5.36%) Publishing
1 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.57%) Marketing
3 1 (1.79%) Italian Language
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (35.71%) Security Engineer
2 14 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 13 (23.21%) Network Security Engineer
3 13 (23.21%) Security Specialist
4 8 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (10.71%) Analyst
5 6 (10.71%) Security Operations Specialist
6 4 (7.14%) Administrator
6 4 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) CISSP Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) IT Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) IT Security Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Security Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) SOC Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) AWS Administrator
7 3 (5.36%) Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) Juniper Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) SIEM Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.57%) SOAP
2 2 (3.57%) Web Services
2 2 (3.57%) XML
3 1 (1.79%) CGI
3 1 (1.79%) Kafka
3 1 (1.79%) LAMP
3 1 (1.79%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 32 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 17 (30.36%) Management Information System
3 16 (28.57%) PKI
4 8 (14.29%) Driving Licence
5 7 (12.50%) Replication
6 6 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (8.93%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (7.14%) Cyber Attack
9 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (3.57%) DataPower
11 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
11 1 (1.79%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (1.79%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.21%) Linux
2 10 (17.86%) Windows
3 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (8.93%) Windows Server
6 4 (7.14%) Unix
7 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.57%) CentOS
9 1 (1.79%) Debian
9 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.86%) Information Security
2 21 (37.50%) Kalman Filter
3 17 (30.36%) Web Filtering
4 16 (28.57%) Database Security
5 14 (25.00%) SIEM
6 13 (23.21%) Email Filtering
7 12 (21.43%) ITIL
8 11 (19.64%) Ethical Hacking
8 11 (19.64%) Incident Management
8 11 (19.64%) Security Operations
9 10 (17.86%) Change Management
9 10 (17.86%) Problem Management
10 9 (16.07%) Capacity Management
10 9 (16.07%) Computer Security
10 9 (16.07%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (16.07%) Cryptography
10 9 (16.07%) Project Management
10 9 (16.07%) Security Patching
11 8 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (10.71%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.71%) Python
2 4 (7.14%) Perl
2 4 (7.14%) SQL
3 2 (3.57%) C
3 2 (3.57%) PHP
4 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.79%) C#
4 1 (1.79%) C++
4 1 (1.79%) Java
4 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.79%) Ruby
4 1 (1.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (28.57%) CISSP
2 9 (16.07%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (16.07%) Degree
2 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
3 8 (14.29%) GCIH
3 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 7 (12.50%) CCNP
4 7 (12.50%) GIAC
5 6 (10.71%) CCNA
5 6 (10.71%) CISM
6 3 (5.36%) RHCSA
7 2 (3.57%) CCIE
7 2 (3.57%) CEH
7 2 (3.57%) GCIA
8 1 (1.79%) CCSA
8 1 (1.79%) CCSE
8 1 (1.79%) CCSP
8 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.79%) ISSAP
8 1 (1.79%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (48.21%) PCI DSS
2 13 (23.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (10.71%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (3.57%) SLA
5 1 (1.79%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.57%) Gluster
4 1 (1.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.79%) Docker
4 1 (1.79%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (16.07%) Nagios
2 6 (10.71%) Puppet
3 3 (5.36%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (5.36%) SCOM
3 3 (5.36%) WSUS
4 2 (3.57%) Ansible
4 2 (3.57%) Nessus
5 1 (1.79%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.79%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.79%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) Cisco
1 9 (16.07%) Juniper
1 9 (16.07%) Palo Alto
2 6 (10.71%) VMware
3 4 (7.14%) F5
3 4 (7.14%) HP
4 3 (5.36%) Cyberoam
4 3 (5.36%) Red Hat
4 3 (5.36%) SolarWinds
5 2 (3.57%) Google
5 2 (3.57%) Intel Security
5 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.57%) Percona
5 2 (3.57%) Qualys
5 2 (3.57%) Splunk
6 1 (1.79%) Apple
6 1 (1.79%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.79%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.79%) Meraki
6 1 (1.79%) Sourcefire