Period
to 18 August 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Distributed Denial-of-Service in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Distributed Denial-of-Service over the 6 months to 18 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS)
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 728 835 796
Rank change year-on-year +107 -39 +10
Contract jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service 115 71 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.069% 0.074%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 47 47
UK median daily rate £500 £575 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +27.78% +5.57%
10th Percentile £360 £389 £350
90th Percentile £720 £738 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £438 £388
% change year-on-year +11.43% +12.90% -13.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Distributed Denial-of-Service is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 29,151 33,477 31,796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.27% 32.49% 32.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,760 21,523 20,594
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,049 1,043 1,005
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -1.28%
10th Percentile £11.67 £12.23 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.11 £20.00 £19.30
% change year-on-year +0.55% +3.65% -5.88%

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Distributed Denial-of-Service as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Distributed Denial-of-Service in the UK

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service.

Contractor daily rate trend for Distributed Denial-of-Service in the UK

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Distributed Denial-of-Service in the UK

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Distributed Denial-of-Service in the UK

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service within the UK over the 6 months to 18 August 2019. 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
England +110 109 £500 -13.04% 36
London +85 70 £550 -4.35% 14
UK excluding London +53 45 £488 +11.43% 22
South East +37 22 £475 +35.71% 12
Scotland +36 6 £550 +40.13%
North of England +17 6 £380 -41.54% 2
South West - 6 £500 - 5
East of England +28 5 £525 +23.53% 1
Yorkshire +17 3 £340 -47.69% 1
North West +9 2 £500 +10.01% 1
North East +21 1 £538 -21.82%

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service 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 with a requirement for Distributed Denial-of-Service.

1 67 (58.26%) Firewall
2 54 (46.96%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (38.26%) DDoS Mitigation
4 42 (36.52%) Finance
5 40 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
6 38 (33.04%) Network Security
7 36 (31.30%) SIEM
8 32 (27.83%) Python
9 29 (25.22%) CISSP
9 29 (25.22%) DevOps
10 26 (22.61%) PowerShell
11 25 (21.74%) Cisco
12 24 (20.87%) DNS
13 23 (20.00%) Windows
14 22 (19.13%) Linux
14 22 (19.13%) WAN
14 22 (19.13%) Cisco Certification
14 22 (19.13%) CheckPoint
14 22 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (18.26%) Cybersecurity
16 19 (16.52%) Security Architecture
16 19 (16.52%) DHCP
17 17 (14.78%) Google Cloud Platform
17 17 (14.78%) Public Cloud
18 16 (13.91%) Network Virtualisation
19 15 (13.04%) LAN
19 15 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
20 14 (12.17%) CEH
20 14 (12.17%) Google
20 14 (12.17%) Business Continuity

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 8 (6.96%) OpenStack
2 6 (5.22%) Skype for Business
3 5 (4.35%) JBoss
4 4 (3.48%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.61%) Apache
5 3 (2.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.61%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.74%) Confluence
6 2 (1.74%) IIS
7 1 (0.87%) CMS
7 1 (0.87%) Drupal
7 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 54 (46.96%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (14.78%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (7.83%) Office 365
4 9 (7.83%) SaaS
5 7 (6.09%) PaaS
6 6 (5.22%) Akamai
6 6 (5.22%) IaaS
7 4 (3.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (2.61%) AWS CloudTrail
8 3 (2.61%) Azure Stack
8 3 (2.61%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.87%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.87%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.87%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.87%) Serverless
9 1 (0.87%) Slack
9 1 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 67 (58.26%) Firewall
2 38 (33.04%) Network Security
3 24 (20.87%) DNS
4 22 (19.13%) WAN
5 19 (16.52%) DHCP
6 15 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
6 15 (13.04%) LAN
7 13 (11.30%) Wireless
8 11 (9.57%) Internet
9 8 (6.96%) Cisco ISE
10 7 (6.09%) HTTP
10 7 (6.09%) SMTP
10 7 (6.09%) VPN
10 7 (6.09%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (5.22%) Extranet
11 6 (5.22%) HTTPS
11 6 (5.22%) Skype
11 6 (5.22%) Unified Communications
11 6 (5.22%) WLAN
12 5 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.48%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (3.48%) Big Data
2 4 (3.48%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.74%) MySQL
4 1 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (9.57%) Jenkins
1 11 (9.57%) JIRA
2 5 (4.35%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.74%) Selenium
3 2 (1.74%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.87%) CircleCI
4 1 (0.87%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.87%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.87%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 42 (36.52%) Finance
2 13 (11.30%) Banking
3 12 (10.43%) Financial Institution
4 5 (4.35%) Law
5 2 (1.74%) Retail
6 1 (0.87%) Games
6 1 (0.87%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.87%) Legal
6 1 (0.87%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (24.35%) Network Engineer
2 27 (23.48%) Security Engineer
3 14 (12.17%) Architect
4 13 (11.30%) Analyst
4 13 (11.30%) Senior Security Engineer
5 12 (10.43%) Network Security Engineer
6 11 (9.57%) Cloud Engineer
7 10 (8.70%) IT Engineer
7 10 (8.70%) Security Architect
8 9 (7.83%) Consultant
9 8 (6.96%) Security Analyst
10 7 (6.09%) IT Security Engineer
11 6 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (5.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (5.22%) Senior IT Engineer
11 6 (5.22%) Senior Network Engineer
12 5 (4.35%) AWS Engineer
12 5 (4.35%) Azure Architect
12 5 (4.35%) Network Architect
12 5 (4.35%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.83%) SAML
2 5 (4.35%) CSS
2 5 (4.35%) HTML
2 5 (4.35%) LDAP
3 4 (3.48%) JSON
3 4 (3.48%) OAuth
3 4 (3.48%) OpenID
3 4 (3.48%) React
3 4 (3.48%) Web Services
4 2 (1.74%) OAuth2
4 2 (1.74%) REST
4 2 (1.74%) SOAP
5 1 (0.87%) Behat
5 1 (0.87%) Drush
5 1 (0.87%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.87%) jQuery
5 1 (0.87%) LESS
5 1 (0.87%) Node.js
5 1 (0.87%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.78%) Public Cloud
2 13 (11.30%) Cyber Defence
3 12 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (8.70%) Cloud Native
5 8 (6.96%) Management Information System
6 7 (6.09%) Data Centre
6 7 (6.09%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (4.35%) PKI
7 5 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (3.48%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (3.48%) Replication
9 3 (2.61%) Tandem
10 2 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.74%) User Experience
11 1 (0.87%) Cyberattack
11 1 (0.87%) Cybercrime
11 1 (0.87%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.00%) Windows
2 22 (19.13%) Linux
3 7 (6.09%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.48%) Kali Linux
6 2 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.74%) Unix
6 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.87%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (38.26%) DDoS Mitigation
2 36 (31.30%) SIEM
3 29 (25.22%) DevOps
4 22 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (18.26%) Cybersecurity
6 19 (16.52%) Security Architecture
7 16 (13.91%) Network Virtualisation
8 14 (12.17%) Business Continuity
9 13 (11.30%) Infrastructure as Code
9 13 (11.30%) Security Operations
10 12 (10.43%) Auto-Scaling
10 12 (10.43%) BCP
10 12 (10.43%) Business Continuity Planning
10 12 (10.43%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (10.43%) Project Planning
10 12 (10.43%) Service Management
10 12 (10.43%) Vulnerability Management
11 11 (9.57%) DevSecOps
11 11 (9.57%) ITIL
11 11 (9.57%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 32 (27.83%) Python
2 26 (22.61%) PowerShell
3 13 (11.30%) Java
4 11 (9.57%) Bash Shell
4 11 (9.57%) SQL
5 7 (6.09%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.87%) PHP
6 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (25.22%) CISSP
2 22 (19.13%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (12.17%) CEH
4 12 (10.43%) Security Cleared
5 11 (9.57%) CCIE
5 11 (9.57%) CCNP
5 11 (9.57%) CISM
6 8 (6.96%) OSCP
6 8 (6.96%) SSCP
7 7 (6.09%) CISA
7 7 (6.09%) Degree
7 7 (6.09%) SANS
8 5 (4.35%) DV Cleared
8 5 (4.35%) SC Cleared
9 4 (3.48%) FFIEC
10 3 (2.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 3 (2.61%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (2.61%) GCFA
10 3 (2.61%) GCIA
10 3 (2.61%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.83%) NIST
2 7 (6.09%) GDPR
2 7 (6.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (5.22%) COBIT
4 5 (4.35%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.74%) PSD2
6 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 12 (10.43%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.70%) Virtual Desktop
3 6 (5.22%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.22%) XenApp
3 6 (5.22%) XenDesktop
4 4 (3.48%) BitLocker
4 4 (3.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.74%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (1.74%) Docker
7 1 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (9.57%) Terraform
2 10 (8.70%) SCCM
3 6 (5.22%) FortiGate
3 6 (5.22%) Kubernetes
3 6 (5.22%) Nessus
4 4 (3.48%) Istio
4 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (3.48%) Nmap
4 4 (3.48%) SCOM
4 4 (3.48%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.74%) Ansible
5 2 (1.74%) PingFederate
5 2 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.87%) Graphite
6 1 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.87%) Opsview
6 1 (0.87%) Packer
6 1 (0.87%) Puppet
6 1 (0.87%) Salt
Vendors
1 25 (21.74%) Cisco
2 22 (19.13%) CheckPoint
3 14 (12.17%) Google
3 14 (12.17%) Microsoft
3 14 (12.17%) Palo Alto
3 14 (12.17%) Splunk
4 8 (6.96%) F5
4 8 (6.96%) Meraki
5 7 (6.09%) Citrix
5 7 (6.09%) Qualys
6 6 (5.22%) Barracuda Networks
6 6 (5.22%) McAfee
7 5 (4.35%) IBM
7 5 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (3.48%) Adobe
8 4 (3.48%) Darktrace
8 4 (3.48%) Fortinet
8 4 (3.48%) Ivanti
8 4 (3.48%) Rapid7
9 3 (2.61%) NetApp