Period
to 15 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 6 months to 15 November 2019 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.

Intrusion Detection
UK
6 months to
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 614 695 680
Rank change year-on-year +81 -15 -9
Contract jobs citing Intrusion Detection 191 192 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.69% 1.41% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 120 147
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +8.64%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £363
90th Percentile £675 £625 £648
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £469 £460
% change year-on-year +1.33% +1.90% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 1
UK median hourly rate £50.00 - £66.50
10th Percentile £41.25 - £65.75
90th Percentile £78.75 - £67.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - £66.50

Intrusion Detection is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 11,324 13,638 14,011
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.48% 13.09% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,796 8,195 8,541
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £193 £200 £181
90th Percentile £600 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 645 751
UK median hourly rate £25.40 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.68% -2.56% -13.33%
10th Percentile £13.26 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.63 £47.70 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £19.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +23.68% -1.30% -23.00%

Intrusion Detection
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Intrusion Detection in the UK

Intrusion Detection
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Intrusion Detection in the UK

Intrusion Detection
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Intrusion Detection over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Intrusion Detection in the UK

Intrusion Detection
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Intrusion Detection in the UK

Intrusion Detection
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Intrusion Detection over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Intrusion Detection in the UK

Intrusion Detection
Top 13 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 15 November 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 +87 183 £500 +5.26% 61
London +117 108 £525 +10.53% 26
UK excluding London +45 82 £475 +1.33% 38
South West -11 30 £450 -2.70% 12
South East +58 25 £475 +10.14% 12
North of England +17 11 £375 -25.00% 3
Midlands +27 8 £525 +15.70% 5
North West +25 8 £488 -4.88% 1
West Midlands +29 6 £463 +5.11% 3
Scotland +20 6 £725 +107.14% 3
Yorkshire +18 3 £375 -11.76% 2
East of England +31 2 £413 -19.51% 4
East Midlands +22 2 £538 +13.16% 2

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Intrusion Detection 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 Intrusion Detection.

1 114 (59.69%) Firewall
2 68 (35.60%) Linux
3 65 (34.03%) SIEM
4 64 (33.51%) Network Security
5 59 (30.89%) Windows
6 57 (29.84%) Security Cleared
7 54 (28.27%) WAN
8 51 (26.70%) Information Security
9 47 (24.61%) SC Cleared
10 45 (23.56%) Microsoft
11 44 (23.04%) AWS
12 43 (22.51%) Cybersecurity
12 43 (22.51%) Cisco
13 41 (21.47%) Finance
14 39 (20.42%) Security Operations
15 38 (19.90%) Management Information System
16 37 (19.37%) Azure
17 36 (18.85%) Python
18 33 (17.28%) LAN
19 30 (15.71%) SQL
20 28 (14.66%) ITIL
20 28 (14.66%) Active Directory
20 28 (14.66%) CISSP
20 28 (14.66%) DevOps
21 27 (14.14%) Data Centre
21 27 (14.14%) TCP/IP
22 26 (13.61%) Unix
23 25 (13.09%) Agile Software Development
23 25 (13.09%) Security Architecture
24 24 (12.57%) Windows Server

Intrusion Detection
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 17 (8.90%) Confluence
1 17 (8.90%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.19%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.19%) OpenStack
3 5 (2.62%) IIS
4 4 (2.09%) Apache
5 3 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.05%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.05%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 44 (23.04%) AWS
2 37 (19.37%) Azure
3 23 (12.04%) Office 365
4 16 (8.38%) Microsoft Flow
4 16 (8.38%) Power Platform
4 16 (8.38%) PowerApps
5 10 (5.24%) PaaS
6 9 (4.71%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (4.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 7 (3.66%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (3.66%) Amazon ELB
8 7 (3.66%) Amazon S3
8 7 (3.66%) GCP
9 6 (3.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 6 (3.14%) CloudFront
9 6 (3.14%) IaaS
9 6 (3.14%) Route 53
9 6 (3.14%) SaaS
10 4 (2.09%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (2.09%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 114 (59.69%) Firewall
2 64 (33.51%) Network Security
3 54 (28.27%) WAN
4 33 (17.28%) LAN
5 27 (14.14%) TCP/IP
6 22 (11.52%) DNS
6 22 (11.52%) VPN
7 21 (10.99%) IPsec
8 19 (9.95%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (8.90%) OSPF
10 15 (7.85%) HTTP
11 14 (7.33%) BGP
12 12 (6.28%) HTTPS
13 11 (5.76%) VoIP
14 9 (4.71%) SMTP
14 9 (4.71%) Wireless
14 9 (4.71%) Wireshark
15 8 (4.19%) DHCP
15 8 (4.19%) EIGRP
16 7 (3.66%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.33%) Relational Database
3 13 (6.81%) MySQL
4 7 (3.66%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (3.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.09%) Redis
7 2 (1.05%) Big Data
8 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (8.90%) JIRA
2 4 (2.09%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.09%) Subversion
3 3 (1.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.52%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.52%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.52%) Maven
4 1 (0.52%) Metasploit
General
1 41 (21.47%) Finance
2 15 (7.85%) Public Sector
3 4 (2.09%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.57%) Legal
4 3 (1.57%) Military
5 2 (1.05%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.05%) Banking
5 2 (1.05%) Electronics
5 2 (1.05%) Marketing
5 2 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.52%) Arabic Language
6 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (24.61%) Analyst
2 33 (17.28%) Architect
3 26 (13.61%) Security Engineer
4 22 (11.52%) SOC Analyst
5 17 (8.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (8.90%) Security Analyst
6 16 (8.38%) Network Engineer
7 15 (7.85%) Support Manager
8 13 (6.81%) Consultant
9 12 (6.28%) Applications Support
10 11 (5.76%) Applications Manager
10 11 (5.76%) Applications Support Manager
10 11 (5.76%) Security Consultant
10 11 (5.76%) Support Analyst
11 10 (5.24%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (4.71%) Cisco Engineer
12 9 (4.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 9 (4.71%) Network Architect
12 9 (4.71%) Platform Architect
12 9 (4.71%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.38%) LDAP
2 10 (5.24%) Web Services
3 5 (2.62%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (2.09%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.57%) .NET
5 3 (1.57%) CSS
5 3 (1.57%) HTML
5 3 (1.57%) Node.js
6 2 (1.05%) MLlib
6 2 (1.05%) NumPy
6 2 (1.05%) OAuth
6 2 (1.05%) OpenID
6 2 (1.05%) Pandas
6 2 (1.05%) REST
6 2 (1.05%) SAML
6 2 (1.05%) scikit-learn
6 2 (1.05%) Seaborn
6 2 (1.05%) SOAP
7 1 (0.52%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 38 (19.90%) Management Information System
2 27 (14.14%) Data Centre
3 14 (7.33%) Security Operations Centre
4 12 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (6.28%) BYOD
4 12 (6.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (3.66%) Cyberthreat
5 7 (3.66%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.66%) Replication
6 6 (3.14%) Clustering
6 6 (3.14%) Cyberattack
6 6 (3.14%) PKI
7 5 (2.62%) Cyber Defence
8 4 (2.09%) CAN bus
8 4 (2.09%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.05%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.05%) User Experience
9 2 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.05%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 68 (35.60%) Linux
2 59 (30.89%) Windows
3 26 (13.61%) Unix
4 24 (12.57%) Windows Server
5 14 (7.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.09%) CentOS
7 4 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.09%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.05%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (34.03%) SIEM
2 51 (26.70%) Information Security
3 43 (22.51%) Cybersecurity
4 39 (20.42%) Security Operations
5 28 (14.66%) DevOps
5 28 (14.66%) ITIL
6 25 (13.09%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (13.09%) Security Architecture
7 21 (10.99%) Identity Access Management
8 20 (10.47%) Computer Science
8 20 (10.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 19 (9.95%) Migration
9 19 (9.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 18 (9.42%) Patch Management
11 17 (8.90%) Ethical Hacking
11 17 (8.90%) Threat Intelligence
12 16 (8.38%) Analytics
13 15 (7.85%) Kalman Filter
13 15 (7.85%) Network Design
14 14 (7.33%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 36 (18.85%) Python
2 30 (15.71%) SQL
3 18 (9.42%) PowerShell
4 17 (8.90%) Perl
5 14 (7.33%) Bash Shell
5 14 (7.33%) JavaScript
6 13 (6.81%) C
7 3 (1.57%) C#
7 3 (1.57%) Java
8 2 (1.05%) C++
8 2 (1.05%) R
9 1 (0.52%) Go
9 1 (0.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 57 (29.84%) Security Cleared
2 47 (24.61%) SC Cleared
3 28 (14.66%) CISSP
4 21 (10.99%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (9.42%) DV Cleared
6 16 (8.38%) CEH
7 14 (7.33%) Degree
8 13 (6.81%) SANS
9 12 (6.28%) CISM
9 12 (6.28%) MCSA
9 12 (6.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (5.76%) CCNP
10 11 (5.76%) GIAC
11 10 (5.24%) CCNA
12 9 (4.71%) GCIA
12 9 (4.71%) GCIH
13 8 (4.19%) CESG Certified Professional
14 7 (3.66%) CREST Certified
15 5 (2.62%) GSEC
16 4 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (5.24%) NIST
3 9 (4.71%) PCI DSS
4 6 (3.14%) NIST 800
5 5 (2.62%) GDPR
6 4 (2.09%) NCSC
6 4 (2.09%) RMADS
7 3 (1.57%) COBIT
7 3 (1.57%) PMO
8 2 (1.05%) COSO
8 2 (1.05%) QA
9 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (14.66%) Active Directory
2 23 (12.04%) Docker
3 12 (6.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.71%) Snort
5 5 (2.62%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (2.09%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.09%) pfSense
7 3 (1.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 3 (1.57%) VMware NSX
7 3 (1.57%) XenApp
7 3 (1.57%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.52%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.52%) Postfix
9 1 (0.52%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (12.04%) Ansible
2 21 (10.99%) Terraform
3 20 (10.47%) Puppet
4 18 (9.42%) Kubernetes
5 14 (7.33%) Consul
5 14 (7.33%) Packer
6 12 (6.28%) SCOM
7 10 (5.24%) Nagios
8 9 (4.71%) SCCM
9 6 (3.14%) Nessus
10 5 (2.62%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (2.62%) OSSEC
11 4 (2.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (2.09%) WSUS
12 3 (1.57%) QRadar
12 3 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
14 1 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
14 1 (0.52%) Cisco UCCX
14 1 (0.52%) yum
Vendors
1 45 (23.56%) Microsoft
2 43 (22.51%) Cisco
3 23 (12.04%) Palo Alto
4 20 (10.47%) ArcSight
5 16 (8.38%) Splunk
6 13 (6.81%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (6.81%) VMware
7 12 (6.28%) CheckPoint
8 11 (5.76%) Juniper
9 8 (4.19%) Qualys
10 7 (3.66%) Blue Coat
10 7 (3.66%) Fortinet
10 7 (3.66%) Meraki
11 6 (3.14%) Citrix
11 6 (3.14%) Google
11 6 (3.14%) HP
12 5 (2.62%) LogRhythm
13 4 (2.09%) AlienVault
13 4 (2.09%) Atlassian
13 4 (2.09%) SolarWinds