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 3 months to 30 March 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.

Intrusion Detection
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 478 476 559
Rank change year-on-year -2 +83  
Contract jobs citing Intrusion Detection 123 166 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.31% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.87% 2.08% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 123 50
Median daily rate £445 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £340 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.17% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £51.00 - £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 - £34.50

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6563 7989 7930
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.41% 14.76% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4035 4785 4336
Median daily rate £400 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +5.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 338 438
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

Intrusion Detection
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Intrusion Detection as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 121 £445 -1.11% 27
London +41 69 £450 -6.25% 13
South East -22 25 £450 +5.88% 5
South West +2 9 £385 +2.66% 1
North West +28 8 £425 +6.25%
Manchester +17 8 £425 +6.25%
Oxfordshire -1 8 £450 +28.57%
Oxford -1 6 £450 +80.00%
Hampshire -3 6 £439 +27.17% 1
Berkshire +5 5 £375 -16.66% 1
Devon -3 5 £385 -0.64%
Salford - 5 £425 -
Shropshire +37 4 - -
West Midlands +20 4 - - 1
Exeter - 4 £361 -
Telford +36 3 - -
Bristol +8 3 - - 1
Surrey -3 3 - - 1
East of England - 3 £550 - 5
Scotland +22 2 - -
West Yorkshire +16 2 £550 +15.78%
Yorkshire +12 2 £550 +15.78% 1
City of London +10 2 £400 -23.80% 6
Bracknell +4 2 £375 -
Buckinghamshire -2 2 £381 - 2
Maidenhead - 2 £330 -
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
West End of London - 2 £325 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Norfolk - 2 £550 - 3

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Intrusion Detection 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 Intrusion Detection.

1 147 (58.80%) Firewall
2 103 (41.20%) Information Security
3 87 (34.80%) Network Security
4 83 (33.20%) Linux
5 80 (32.00%) TCP/IP
6 76 (30.40%) SIEM
7 72 (28.80%) Windows
7 72 (28.80%) Management Information System
8 63 (25.20%) Security Cleared
9 61 (24.40%) Penetration Testing
10 58 (23.20%) Unix
10 58 (23.20%) Security Operations
11 57 (22.80%) CISSP
11 57 (22.80%) SC Cleared
12 53 (21.20%) Kalman Filter
13 49 (19.60%) Cybersecurity
13 49 (19.60%) Data Centre
13 49 (19.60%) PCI DSS
13 49 (19.60%) Amazon AWS
14 47 (18.80%) Vulnerability Management
15 45 (18.00%) VPN
16 44 (17.60%) SSL
17 42 (16.80%) Internet
18 39 (15.60%) Puppet
19 37 (14.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 37 (14.80%) DNS
20 35 (14.00%) DevOps
21 34 (13.60%) WAN
21 34 (13.60%) Configuration Management
21 34 (13.60%) Incident Management

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 10 (4.00%) IIS
2 6 (2.40%) Apache
2 6 (2.40%) JBoss
2 6 (2.40%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.00%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.20%) FileNet
4 3 (1.20%) Jetty
4 3 (1.20%) nginx
4 3 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (1.20%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.80%) Mongrel
6 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.20%) MS Project
2 2 (0.80%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 49 (19.60%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.80%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (3.60%) SaaS
5 7 (2.80%) Amazon ELB
5 7 (2.80%) Amazon S3
5 7 (2.80%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (2.80%) Route 53
6 5 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (1.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (1.20%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.80%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.80%) Office 365
10 1 (0.40%) Datadog
10 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 147 (58.80%) Firewall
2 87 (34.80%) Network Security
3 80 (32.00%) TCP/IP
4 45 (18.00%) VPN
5 44 (17.60%) SSL
6 42 (16.80%) Internet
7 37 (14.80%) DNS
8 34 (13.60%) WAN
9 31 (12.40%) LAN
10 29 (11.60%) HTTP
11 22 (8.80%) DHCP
12 21 (8.40%) Wireless
13 14 (5.60%) MPLS
14 13 (5.20%) IPsec
14 13 (5.20%) LDAP
15 12 (4.80%) BGP
15 12 (4.80%) OSPF
15 12 (4.80%) VoIP
16 11 (4.40%) Ethernet
17 10 (4.00%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.60%) Redis
2 24 (9.60%) MongoDB
3 22 (8.80%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (8.80%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.80%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (2.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.60%) Big Data
6 4 (1.60%) MySQL
7 3 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.80%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.80%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (11.60%) Jenkins
2 23 (9.20%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.60%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.80%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.40%) Metasploit
General
1 29 (11.60%) Finance
2 17 (6.80%) Banking
3 11 (4.40%) Retail
4 8 (3.20%) Legal
5 5 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.20%) Publishing
7 2 (0.80%) Games
7 2 (0.80%) Marketing
7 2 (0.80%) Military
7 2 (0.80%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.40%) Automotive
8 1 (0.40%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 69 (27.60%) Analyst
2 57 (22.80%) Security Analyst
3 41 (16.40%) Security Engineer
4 27 (10.80%) Network Engineer
5 21 (8.40%) Network Security Engineer
5 21 (8.40%) Security Specialist
6 20 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 18 (7.20%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 18 (7.20%) Security Officer
8 17 (6.80%) SOC Analyst
9 12 (4.80%) Administrator
9 12 (4.80%) Security Manager
9 12 (4.80%) SIEM Analyst
10 10 (4.00%) Consultant
11 9 (3.60%) Information Security Officer
11 9 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (3.60%) IT Engineer
11 9 (3.60%) IT Security Engineer
12 8 (3.20%) AWS Engineer
12 8 (3.20%) Incident Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.20%) Node.js
2 20 (8.00%) Web Services
3 7 (2.80%) .NET
4 5 (2.00%) 802.1X
4 5 (2.00%) AppFabric
4 5 (2.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.00%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (2.00%) RESTful
4 5 (2.00%) WCF
5 3 (1.20%) Software Packaging
5 3 (1.20%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.80%) Servlets
6 2 (0.80%) SOAP
6 2 (0.80%) XML
7 1 (0.40%) CGI
7 1 (0.40%) Core Data
7 1 (0.40%) J2EE
7 1 (0.40%) Kafka
7 1 (0.40%) LAMP
7 1 (0.40%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 72 (28.80%) Management Information System
2 49 (19.60%) Data Centre
3 33 (13.20%) Security Operations Centre
4 23 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (6.80%) PKI
6 11 (4.40%) Computer Science
7 10 (4.00%) Cyber Attack
7 10 (4.00%) iSeries
7 10 (4.00%) Tandem
8 8 (3.20%) Driving Licence
8 8 (3.20%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (2.80%) Replication
10 6 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (2.00%) DataPower
11 5 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (2.00%) Equities
11 5 (2.00%) Fixed Income
12 4 (1.60%) Cyberthreat
13 1 (0.40%) Cybercrime
13 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 83 (33.20%) Linux
2 72 (28.80%) Windows
3 58 (23.20%) Unix
4 15 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (4.00%) OpenVMS
6 9 (3.60%) Mac OS X
7 8 (3.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.40%) Windows Server
9 4 (1.60%) CentOS
10 3 (1.20%) AIX
10 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.80%) zOS
12 1 (0.40%) Debian
12 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (41.20%) Information Security
2 76 (30.40%) SIEM
3 61 (24.40%) Penetration Testing
4 58 (23.20%) Security Operations
5 53 (21.20%) Kalman Filter
6 49 (19.60%) Cybersecurity
7 47 (18.80%) Vulnerability Management
8 37 (14.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 35 (14.00%) DevOps
10 34 (13.60%) Configuration Management
10 34 (13.60%) Incident Management
11 32 (12.80%) Open Source
11 32 (12.80%) Security Monitoring
12 31 (12.40%) ITIL
13 28 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
14 26 (10.40%) Web Filtering
15 25 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
16 22 (8.80%) Email Filtering
17 21 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
17 21 (8.40%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (11.20%) Java
2 22 (8.80%) SQL
3 14 (5.60%) Python
4 7 (2.80%) Perl
4 7 (2.80%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.20%) C
7 2 (0.80%) PHP
8 1 (0.40%) C#
8 1 (0.40%) C++
8 1 (0.40%) Ruby
8 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 63 (25.20%) Security Cleared
2 57 (22.80%) CISSP
2 57 (22.80%) SC Cleared
3 33 (13.20%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (12.80%) CISM
5 22 (8.80%) GCIH
6 21 (8.40%) SANS
7 19 (7.60%) Degree
8 17 (6.80%) CCNA
9 15 (6.00%) GIAC
10 12 (4.80%) CCSP
11 11 (4.40%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 9 (3.60%) GCIA
13 8 (3.20%) CCIE
13 8 (3.20%) CCNP
13 8 (3.20%) CEH
14 7 (2.80%) CCSA
15 6 (2.40%) DV Cleared
15 6 (2.40%) SSCP
16 5 (2.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (19.60%) PCI DSS
2 21 (8.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (2.40%) SLA
4 2 (0.80%) ISO27002
4 2 (0.80%) QA
4 2 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.40%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.40%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (7.60%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.00%) RACF
3 10 (4.00%) Snort
4 8 (3.20%) vCloud
5 6 (2.40%) vSphere
6 5 (2.00%) Firmware
7 2 (0.80%) Gluster
7 2 (0.80%) NFS
7 2 (0.80%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.80%) Squid
7 2 (0.80%) Xen
8 1 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.40%) Docker
Systems Management
1 39 (15.60%) Puppet
2 25 (10.00%) Ansible
3 14 (5.60%) Nagios
3 14 (5.60%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 13 (5.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 13 (5.20%) QRadar
5 11 (4.40%) Nessus
6 6 (2.40%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (2.40%) RSA enVision
7 5 (2.00%) CSIRT
7 5 (2.00%) Kibana
7 5 (2.00%) logstash
8 4 (1.60%) Terraform
9 3 (1.20%) EnCase
9 3 (1.20%) Forum Sentry
9 3 (1.20%) HAProxy
9 3 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.20%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (1.20%) SCOM
9 3 (1.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (11.60%) Cisco
2 26 (10.40%) VMware
3 24 (9.60%) Splunk
4 19 (7.60%) LogRhythm
5 17 (6.80%) Palo Alto
6 16 (6.40%) Dell
7 15 (6.00%) Juniper
8 13 (5.20%) CheckPoint
8 13 (5.20%) Microsoft
9 12 (4.80%) ArcSight
10 11 (4.40%) Red Hat
11 10 (4.00%) Sourcefire
12 9 (3.60%) IBM
12 9 (3.60%) Rapid7
13 8 (3.20%) F5
13 8 (3.20%) HP
13 8 (3.20%) Sun
13 8 (3.20%) Symantec
14 7 (2.80%) AlienVault
15 6 (2.40%) Apple
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