Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Host Intrusion Detection System skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Host Intrusion Detection System over the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Host-Based Intrusion Detection System (HIDS)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 837 772 871
Rank change year-on-year -65 +99 -19
Contract jobs citing Host Intrusion Detection System 52 114 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.11% 0.029%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.45% 0.98% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 82 20
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £454 £376 £363
90th Percentile £610 £588 £639
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Host Intrusion Detection System is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 11554 11638 9814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.32% 11.01% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7815 7439 5986
UK median daily rate £475 £442 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.47% +10.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 269 333
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +10.35% -4.42%
10th Percentile £10.95 £12.75 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.30 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.87 £23.50 £19.03
% change year-on-year -32.49% +23.49% -5.13%

Host Intrusion Detection System
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Host Intrusion Detection System as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Host Intrusion Detection System in the UK

Host Intrusion Detection System
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Host Intrusion Detection System in the UK

Host Intrusion Detection System
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Host Intrusion Detection System over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Host Intrusion Detection System in the UK

Host Intrusion Detection System
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Host Intrusion Detection System within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -18 52 £525 +5.00% 2
London -35 32 £556 +5.95%
UK excluding London +1 20 £500 - 2
North of England +41 14 £500 -4.76%
Yorkshire -4 12 £500 -4.76%
South East +15 5 - - 1
North West - 2 £500 -
South West +7 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Host Intrusion Detection System also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Host Intrusion Detection System.

1 22 (42.31%) Intrusion Detection
1 22 (42.31%) Cybersecurity
2 21 (40.38%) Linux
3 18 (34.62%) Firewall
3 18 (34.62%) Finance
4 17 (32.69%) Information Security
4 17 (32.69%) Docker
4 17 (32.69%) DevOps
4 17 (32.69%) Security Hardening
4 17 (32.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 15 (28.85%) Kubernetes
5 15 (28.85%) Ansible
5 15 (28.85%) Puppet
6 14 (26.92%) SIEM
7 13 (25.00%) Ruby
8 12 (23.08%) Windows
8 12 (23.08%) Security Cleared
8 12 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (23.08%) etcd
8 12 (23.08%) flannel
9 11 (21.15%) Threat Detection
9 11 (21.15%) CoreOS
9 11 (21.15%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 11 (21.15%) Threat Intelligence
9 11 (21.15%) Amazon AWS
10 10 (19.23%) SC Cleared
10 10 (19.23%) Use Case
10 10 (19.23%) Computer Security
10 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
11 9 (17.31%) Vulnerability Scanning

Host Intrusion Detection System
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 (11.54%) nginx
2 4 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.85%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 11 (21.15%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (15.38%) GitHub
3 6 (11.54%) Quay.io
4 3 (5.77%) Office 365
5 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (42.31%) Intrusion Detection
2 18 (34.62%) Firewall
3 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
4 9 (17.31%) HTTP
5 5 (9.62%) GSM
5 5 (9.62%) HSPA
5 5 (9.62%) LTE
5 5 (9.62%) WCDMA
6 4 (7.69%) Network Security
7 3 (5.77%) DNS
7 3 (5.77%) Internet
8 2 (3.85%) SSL
8 2 (3.85%) VoLTE
8 2 (3.85%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) NoSQL
1 5 (9.62%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.77%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.85%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Artifactory
2 6 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 6 (11.54%) GitLab
3 5 (9.62%) Metasploit
4 2 (3.85%) Bitbucket
4 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (34.62%) Finance
2 8 (15.38%) Legal
3 6 (11.54%) Banking
4 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.85%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.92%) Electronics
6 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (25.00%) Analyst
2 10 (19.23%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Security Specialist
4 6 (11.54%) Information Security Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Security Analyst
4 6 (11.54%) Security Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Consultant
5 5 (9.62%) Design Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) DevOps Consultant
6 4 (7.69%) Information Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Information Security Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) LTE Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Banking Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Check Point Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Cisco Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Cisco Security Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Incident Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Information Specialist
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (3.85%) Kafka
2 2 (3.85%) Node.js
2 2 (3.85%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.54%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 4 (7.69%) Cyber Defence
3 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.77%) Client/Server
4 3 (5.77%) Reinsurance
5 2 (3.85%) Handset
6 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (40.38%) Linux
2 12 (23.08%) Windows
3 11 (21.15%) CoreOS
4 8 (15.38%) Unix
5 3 (5.77%) Windows NT
6 2 (3.85%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (42.31%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (32.69%) DevOps
2 17 (32.69%) Information Security
2 17 (32.69%) Security Hardening
3 14 (26.92%) SIEM
4 11 (21.15%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 11 (21.15%) Threat Detection
4 11 (21.15%) Threat Intelligence
5 10 (19.23%) Computer Security
5 10 (19.23%) Use Case
6 9 (17.31%) Configuration Management
6 9 (17.31%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 8 (15.38%) Mentoring
8 7 (13.46%) Anomaly Detection
8 7 (13.46%) Incident Management
8 7 (13.46%) Threat Modelling
9 6 (11.54%) Computer Forensics
9 6 (11.54%) Open Source
10 5 (9.62%) E-Discovery
10 5 (9.62%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.00%) Ruby
2 9 (17.31%) SQL
3 8 (15.38%) Go
4 5 (9.62%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.77%) Python
6 2 (3.85%) Java
7 1 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 10 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 8 (15.38%) SANS
4 7 (13.46%) CISSP
4 7 (13.46%) GCIA
4 7 (13.46%) GCIH
4 7 (13.46%) GIAC
5 6 (11.54%) CISM
6 4 (7.69%) Degree
6 4 (7.69%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (7.69%) Novell Certification
6 4 (7.69%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (5.77%) CEH
7 3 (5.77%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.85%) CRISC
9 1 (1.92%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) QA
2 3 (5.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.77%) NIST 800
3 2 (3.85%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 17 (32.69%) Docker
2 12 (23.08%) etcd
2 12 (23.08%) flannel
3 5 (9.62%) Ceph
3 5 (9.62%) GlusterFS
3 5 (9.62%) SkyDNS
4 3 (5.77%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 17 (32.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 15 (28.85%) Ansible
2 15 (28.85%) Kubernetes
2 15 (28.85%) Puppet
3 7 (13.46%) Prometheus
4 6 (11.54%) HAProxy
4 6 (11.54%) rkt
5 5 (9.62%) Graphite
5 5 (9.62%) Nessus
5 5 (9.62%) Nmap
5 5 (9.62%) Sysdig
6 4 (7.69%) CSIRT
6 4 (7.69%) Kibana
6 4 (7.69%) logstash
7 3 (5.77%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (3.85%) confd
8 2 (3.85%) Consul
8 2 (3.85%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (3.85%) Mesos
8 2 (3.85%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) McAfee
2 3 (5.77%) Blue Coat
2 3 (5.77%) CheckPoint
2 3 (5.77%) Cisco
2 3 (5.77%) Dell
2 3 (5.77%) FireEye
2 3 (5.77%) Sun
2 3 (5.77%) Symantec
3 2 (3.85%) Hortonworks
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.85%) Varonis
4 1 (1.92%) SAP