Period
to 19 February 2020

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 19 February 2020 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 687 757 819
Rank change year-on-year +70 +62 -124
Contract jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service 57 117 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.12% 0.069%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.37% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 63 41
UK median daily rate £513 £548 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.39% +6.83% +0.49%
10th Percentile £401 £386 £388
90th Percentile £611 £725 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £535 £550
% change year-on-year -4.21% -2.73% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
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 21,745 31,669 33,113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.54% 31.92% 32.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,620 20,638 21,974
UK median daily rate £456 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £235 £275 £259
90th Percentile £675 £653 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 982 1,039 1,021
UK median hourly rate £23.85 £20.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.34% -4.65% +9.95%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.85 £11.61
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £20.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +8.75% -1.23% +10.20%

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 19 February 2020.

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 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 19 February 2020. 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 +111 51 £519 -5.47% 33
UK excluding London +91 36 £513 -4.21% 21
London +79 17 £500 -9.09% 16
South East +85 15 £513 +5.13% 6
North of England +64 9 £450 -15.89% 8
North West +46 9 £450 -30.77% 4
Midlands +54 4 £525 -16.00% 3
West Midlands +44 4 £525 -19.23% 2
East of England +39 4 £525 +65.35%
Northern Ireland - 2 £475 -
South West +14 1 - -
Scotland +10 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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 24 (42.11%) Firewall
2 19 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (29.82%) DDoS Mitigation
4 15 (26.32%) Python
5 14 (24.56%) Azure
6 13 (22.81%) AWS
6 13 (22.81%) SIEM
6 13 (22.81%) Cisco
6 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (22.81%) NIST
7 12 (21.05%) Finance
7 12 (21.05%) Linux
7 12 (21.05%) Network Security
8 10 (17.54%) Load Balancing
8 10 (17.54%) DevOps
8 10 (17.54%) Windows
8 10 (17.54%) Active Directory
9 9 (15.79%) Java
9 9 (15.79%) Wireless
9 9 (15.79%) Palo Alto
9 9 (15.79%) Security Operations
10 8 (14.04%) GDPR
10 8 (14.04%) SQL
10 8 (14.04%) LAN
10 8 (14.04%) WAN
10 8 (14.04%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (14.04%) Kanban
10 8 (14.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 8 (14.04%) PaaS

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 4 (7.02%) JBoss
2 3 (5.26%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.51%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.75%) Confluence
4 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 14 (24.56%) Azure
2 13 (22.81%) AWS
3 8 (14.04%) PaaS
4 6 (10.53%) Office 365
5 5 (8.77%) Akamai
6 4 (7.02%) SaaS
7 3 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (5.26%) IaaS
7 3 (5.26%) Serverless
8 2 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (3.51%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (3.51%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (3.51%) AWS CodeDeploy
8 2 (3.51%) AWS CodePipeline
8 2 (3.51%) AWS Fargate
8 2 (3.51%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (3.51%) CloudFront
8 2 (3.51%) GCP
8 2 (3.51%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (42.11%) Firewall
2 12 (21.05%) Network Security
3 9 (15.79%) Wireless
4 8 (14.04%) LAN
4 8 (14.04%) WAN
5 7 (12.28%) VPN
6 6 (10.53%) WLAN
7 5 (8.77%) Internet
8 4 (7.02%) HTTP
8 4 (7.02%) HTTPS
8 4 (7.02%) SMTP
9 3 (5.26%) DNS
9 3 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (5.26%) Skype
9 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
9 3 (5.26%) Unified Communications
10 2 (3.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (3.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (3.51%) NetScaler
10 2 (3.51%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (3.51%) MySQL
2 2 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.51%) Redis
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.75%) Big Data
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (5.26%) Appium
2 3 (5.26%) Cucumber
2 3 (5.26%) JMeter
2 3 (5.26%) Selenium
3 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.51%) git-flow
3 2 (3.51%) Gradle
4 1 (1.75%) JIRA
General
1 12 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Banking
2 2 (3.51%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Legal
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Consultant
2 9 (15.79%) Architect
3 8 (14.04%) Analyst
3 8 (14.04%) Network Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Security Architect
5 6 (10.53%) Security Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) Security Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Azure Consultant
6 5 (8.77%) DevOps Consultant
6 5 (8.77%) Security Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) IT Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) IT Security Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Azure DevOps
8 3 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Network Architect
8 3 (5.26%) Network Security Architect
8 3 (5.26%) Product Manager
8 3 (5.26%) QA Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) .NET
1 4 (7.02%) LDAP
2 3 (5.26%) Node.js
2 3 (5.26%) REST
2 3 (5.26%) Web Services
3 2 (3.51%) SAML
4 1 (1.75%) OAuth
4 1 (1.75%) React
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.02%) PKI
3 3 (5.26%) Cyber Defence
3 3 (5.26%) Smart Meter
4 2 (3.51%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (3.51%) Cloud Native
4 2 (3.51%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.75%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.75%) Replication
5 1 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Linux
2 10 (17.54%) Windows
3 1 (1.75%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (29.82%) DDoS Mitigation
3 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.81%) SIEM
4 10 (17.54%) DevOps
4 10 (17.54%) Load Balancing
5 9 (15.79%) Security Operations
6 8 (14.04%) Kanban
7 7 (12.28%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 6 (10.53%) Architecture Roadmap
8 6 (10.53%) SDLC
8 6 (10.53%) Security Architecture
8 6 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (8.77%) Analytics
9 5 (8.77%) Architectural Design
9 5 (8.77%) Blue-Green Deployment
9 5 (8.77%) Data Protection
9 5 (8.77%) Operations Management
9 5 (8.77%) PRINCE2
9 5 (8.77%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.32%) Python
2 9 (15.79%) Java
3 8 (14.04%) SQL
4 7 (12.28%) Bash Shell
5 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
6 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (12.28%) CCNA
2 7 (12.28%) CISSP
3 6 (10.53%) CCNP
4 4 (7.02%) GCIH
5 3 (5.26%) FFIEC
5 3 (5.26%) GCFA
5 3 (5.26%) GCIA
5 3 (5.26%) OSCP
5 3 (5.26%) SSCP
6 2 (3.51%) CCIE
6 2 (3.51%) CISM
6 2 (3.51%) CLAS
6 2 (3.51%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (3.51%) Degree
6 2 (3.51%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 2 (3.51%) LPIC
6 2 (3.51%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.81%) NIST
2 8 (14.04%) GDPR
2 8 (14.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (8.77%) NCSC
4 4 (7.02%) QA
5 3 (5.26%) COBIT
6 2 (3.51%) NIST 800
7 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
7 1 (1.75%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (17.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.26%) Docker
2 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.51%) iptables
4 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.75%) XenApp
4 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) FortiGate
2 5 (8.77%) Terraform
3 4 (7.02%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.51%) Ansible
4 2 (3.51%) CASB
4 2 (3.51%) FreeIPA
5 1 (1.75%) HP Fortify
5 1 (1.75%) Istio
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (22.81%) Cisco
2 9 (15.79%) Palo Alto
3 6 (10.53%) CheckPoint
3 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 5 (8.77%) Sitecore
4 5 (8.77%) Splunk
5 4 (7.02%) Darktrace
5 4 (7.02%) F5
5 4 (7.02%) IBM
5 4 (7.02%) Qualys
5 4 (7.02%) VMware
6 3 (5.26%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (3.51%) FireEye
7 2 (3.51%) Google
7 2 (3.51%) Imperva
7 2 (3.51%) Meraki
7 2 (3.51%) Proofpoint
7 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.51%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.51%) TippingPoint