Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 732 513 710
Rank change year-on-year -219 +197 +98
Contract jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service 93 27 107
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.083% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.26% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 17 70
10th Percentile £475 £417 £349
25th Percentile £521 £475 £452
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £591 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +12.62% +2.44% -10.87%
75th Percentile £650 £550 £550
90th Percentile £738 £565 £641
UK excluding London median daily rate £588 £550 £488
% change year-on-year +6.82% +12.82% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £72.50 - -
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 25,353 10,194 24,254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.74% 31.49% 28.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,832 6,955 15,977
10th Percentile £305 £263 £265
25th Percentile £413 £369 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £480 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% +1.05% -
75th Percentile £630 £600 £575
90th Percentile £725 £713 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 693 342 867
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.78
25th Percentile £15.00 £16.00 £14.28
Median hourly rate £24.06 £25.17 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -4.39% +22.76% +2.50%
75th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £46.00
90th Percentile £64.75 £57.45 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £19.03
% change year-on-year -13.04% +20.86% +0.16%

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service.

Daily rate trend for Distributed Denial-of-Service in the UK

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Distributed Denial-of-Service in the UK

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service.

Hourly rate trend for Distributed Denial-of-Service in the UK

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Top 12 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 27 October 2021. 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 -189 71 £575 +9.52% 23
London -183 39 £575 +15.00% 12
UK excluding London -146 25 £588 +6.82% 11
Work from Home -204 25 £614 +11.59% 4
North of England -63 11 £600 +14.29% 4
South East -75 8 £513 -6.82% 3
North East - 6 £588 -
North West - 5 £850 - 4
Scotland -82 3 £514 +2.75%
South West - 2 £588 - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
Midlands - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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 44 (47.31%) DDoS Mitigation
2 37 (39.78%) Firewall
3 36 (38.71%) Azure
3 36 (38.71%) AWS
4 34 (36.56%) Cybersecurity
5 33 (35.48%) Network Security
6 30 (32.26%) PaaS
6 30 (32.26%) Finance
6 30 (32.26%) DevOps
7 28 (30.11%) IaaS
8 26 (27.96%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (23.66%) Terraform
9 22 (23.66%) Serverless
10 21 (22.58%) Public Cloud
10 21 (22.58%) SQL
11 20 (21.51%) Web Services
11 20 (21.51%) DNS
11 20 (21.51%) Security Architecture
12 18 (19.35%) Jenkins
13 17 (18.28%) IPsec
14 16 (17.20%) VPN
14 16 (17.20%) SaaS
15 15 (16.13%) XACML
15 15 (16.13%) Git (software)
15 15 (16.13%) OpenID
15 15 (16.13%) OAuth
15 15 (16.13%) Linux
15 15 (16.13%) SSL
15 15 (16.13%) OAuth2
16 14 (15.05%) Kubernetes

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 6 (6.45%) Confluence
2 3 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.08%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (8.60%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (3.23%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 36 (38.71%) AWS
1 36 (38.71%) Azure
2 30 (32.26%) PaaS
3 28 (30.11%) IaaS
4 22 (23.66%) Serverless
5 16 (17.20%) SaaS
6 11 (11.83%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (8.60%) Akamai
7 8 (8.60%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 5 (5.38%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (5.38%) Amazon S3
8 5 (5.38%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (5.38%) AWS CloudTrail
8 5 (5.38%) GCP
8 5 (5.38%) GitHub
8 5 (5.38%) OpenShift
8 5 (5.38%) Route 53
9 4 (4.30%) Amazon EKS
9 4 (4.30%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (4.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (39.78%) Firewall
2 33 (35.48%) Network Security
3 20 (21.51%) DNS
4 17 (18.28%) IPsec
5 16 (17.20%) VPN
6 15 (16.13%) SSL
7 12 (12.90%) Kerberos
8 8 (8.60%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (8.60%) WAN
9 7 (7.53%) Internet
10 6 (6.45%) LAN
11 5 (5.38%) HTTP
11 5 (5.38%) SD-WAN
12 3 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (3.23%) TCP/IP
12 3 (3.23%) Wireless
12 3 (3.23%) WLAN
13 2 (2.15%) MPLS
13 2 (2.15%) Software-Defined Networking
14 1 (1.08%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.23%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.15%) Amazon Athena
2 2 (2.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.15%) Big Data
2 2 (2.15%) Data Lake
2 2 (2.15%) DataStax
2 2 (2.15%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.08%) MySQL
3 1 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (19.35%) Jenkins
2 15 (16.13%) Git (software)
3 8 (8.60%) Postman
3 8 (8.60%) SoapUI
4 6 (6.45%) JIRA
5 3 (3.23%) Artifactory
5 3 (3.23%) Bitbucket
5 3 (3.23%) GitLab
5 3 (3.23%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.15%) Bitbucket Server
6 2 (2.15%) Maven
6 2 (2.15%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.08%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.08%) JUnit
General
1 30 (32.26%) Finance
2 14 (15.05%) Social Skills
3 12 (12.90%) Public Sector
4 11 (11.83%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.30%) Legal
6 3 (3.23%) Presentation Skills
6 3 (3.23%) Retail
7 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.15%) Banking
7 2 (2.15%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.15%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (1.08%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (1.08%) Marketing
8 1 (1.08%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (48.39%) Architect
2 18 (19.35%) Security Architect
3 12 (12.90%) Network Architect
4 10 (10.75%) AWS Engineer
4 10 (10.75%) Cloud Architect
5 9 (9.68%) Consultant
5 9 (9.68%) Senior Architect
5 9 (9.68%) Technical Architect
6 8 (8.60%) Security Engineer
6 8 (8.60%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (7.53%) Security Consultant
8 6 (6.45%) Integration Specialist
8 6 (6.45%) Oracle Specialist
9 5 (5.38%) Azure Architect
9 5 (5.38%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.30%) Analyst
10 4 (4.30%) AWS Architect
10 4 (4.30%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 4 (4.30%) Project Manager
10 4 (4.30%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (21.51%) Web Services
2 15 (16.13%) OAuth
2 15 (16.13%) OAuth2
2 15 (16.13%) OpenID
2 15 (16.13%) XACML
3 12 (12.90%) SAML
4 10 (10.75%) JSON
4 10 (10.75%) REST
4 10 (10.75%) SOAP
5 8 (8.60%) Oracle Fusion
5 8 (8.60%) XML
5 8 (8.60%) XSLT
6 4 (4.30%) GraphQL
6 4 (4.30%) JWT
7 3 (3.23%) Node.js
7 3 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (2.15%) Backbone.js
8 2 (2.15%) Dojo
8 2 (2.15%) jQuery
8 2 (2.15%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.58%) Public Cloud
2 9 (9.68%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.45%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (5.38%) Cloud Native
5 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.15%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.15%) PKI
7 2 (2.15%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.15%) User Experience
8 1 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.13%) Linux
2 11 (11.83%) Windows
3 4 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.23%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (47.31%) DDoS Mitigation
2 34 (36.56%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (32.26%) DevOps
4 26 (27.96%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (21.51%) Security Architecture
6 14 (15.05%) Information Security
6 14 (15.05%) Microservices
7 13 (13.98%) ERP
8 12 (12.90%) Analytics
8 12 (12.90%) Internal Audit
8 12 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (11.83%) Network Architecture
9 11 (11.83%) Performance Improvement
10 9 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (9.68%) Risk Management
10 9 (9.68%) Scrum
10 9 (9.68%) SIEM
10 9 (9.68%) Vulnerability Management
11 8 (8.60%) GAP Analysis
11 8 (8.60%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.58%) SQL
2 10 (10.75%) PowerShell
3 8 (8.60%) PL/SQL
4 6 (6.45%) Python
5 5 (5.38%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.23%) Groovy
6 3 (3.23%) Java
7 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.53%) CISSP
2 7 (7.53%) Degree
3 6 (6.45%) AWS Certification
3 6 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (6.45%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.38%) CISA
4 5 (5.38%) CISM
5 4 (4.30%) CRISC
6 3 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (3.23%) CCIE
6 3 (3.23%) CCNP
6 3 (3.23%) CCSP
6 3 (3.23%) GIAC
7 2 (2.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (2.15%) CCIE Security
7 2 (2.15%) CCIE Service Provider
7 2 (2.15%) CCMSE
7 2 (2.15%) CCNA
7 2 (2.15%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.60%) QA
2 5 (5.38%) GDPR
3 4 (4.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (4.30%) PCI DSS
4 3 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (3.23%) GRC
4 3 (3.23%) HIPAA
5 2 (2.15%) Accessibility
5 2 (2.15%) COBIT
5 2 (2.15%) NIST
6 1 (1.08%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (1.08%) COSO
6 1 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.08%) SOC 1
6 1 (1.08%) SOC 2
System Software
1 12 (12.90%) RACF
2 11 (11.83%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (5.38%) Docker
4 4 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.15%) Squid
6 2 (2.15%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (23.66%) Terraform
2 14 (15.05%) Kubernetes
3 11 (11.83%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (7.53%) Nessus
5 3 (3.23%) Ansible
5 3 (3.23%) Grafana
5 3 (3.23%) Istio
5 3 (3.23%) Kibana
6 2 (2.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.08%) CASB
Vendors
1 13 (13.98%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.83%) Palo Alto
2 11 (11.83%) Splunk
3 8 (8.60%) Fortinet
3 8 (8.60%) Oracle
4 6 (6.45%) Cisco
5 5 (5.38%) VMware
6 4 (4.30%) Juniper
7 3 (3.23%) BeyondTrust
7 3 (3.23%) F5
7 3 (3.23%) Radware
8 2 (2.15%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.15%) Dell
8 2 (2.15%) LogLogic
9 1 (1.08%) Adobe
9 1 (1.08%) Infoblox
9 1 (1.08%) Meraki
9 1 (1.08%) Qualys
9 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com