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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 546 509 510
Rank change year-on-year -37 +1  
Contract jobs citing Intrusion Detection 69 136 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.25% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.09% 1.56% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 93 74
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £350 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £574 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £430 £415
% change year-on-year -6.97% +3.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £66.50 - £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £66.50 - £57.50

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 6351 8706 8089
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.55% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3763 5295 4556
Median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 422 468
Median hourly rate £27.38 £29.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.58% +22.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -17 68 £425 -5.55% 27
London +14 28 £475 -6.40% 11
South West +15 16 £400 +6.66% 2
South East -12 9 £394 -17.10% 6
Gloucestershire +14 8 £400 +10.34%
City of London +9 7 £500 -12.47% 3
Gloucester - 7 £400 -
Wiltshire - 6 - -
North West +12 5 - - 4
Yorkshire +23 4 £425 -5.55% 2
West Yorkshire +22 3 £425 - 2
West Midlands +21 3 £310 -25.30% 1
Leeds +12 3 £425 -
Berkshire +12 3 £550 +29.41% 1
Buckinghamshire -18 3 £388 -22.88%
Cheshire - 3 - - 1
Warrington - 3 - - 1
Swindon - 3 - -
Bracknell - 3 £550 -
Hampshire +2 2 £419 -23.86% 1
Manchester -2 2 - - 3
East of England -7 2 £569 +46.77%
Corsham - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £310 - 1
Norfolk +2 1 £588 +38.23%
Norwich +1 1 £588 +38.23%
Basingstoke -10 1 £400 -43.01%
Bristol -11 1 £488 +30.00% 2
Milton Keynes -19 1 £375 -25.37%
Midlands - 1 £400 - 2

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 109 (57.98%) Firewall
2 87 (46.28%) Information Security
3 66 (35.11%) CISSP
4 63 (33.51%) Network Security
5 59 (31.38%) Linux
5 59 (31.38%) Management Information System
6 56 (29.79%) Windows
6 56 (29.79%) TCP/IP
6 56 (29.79%) SIEM
7 48 (25.53%) Penetration Testing
8 41 (21.81%) Kalman Filter
9 40 (21.28%) Security Cleared
10 38 (20.21%) Vulnerability Management
10 38 (20.21%) ITIL
11 37 (19.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 36 (19.15%) Unix
13 35 (18.62%) Cisco Certification
14 33 (17.55%) Internet
15 32 (17.02%) Cybersecurity
16 31 (16.49%) Amazon AWS
17 30 (15.96%) VPN
18 29 (15.43%) Wireless
19 28 (14.89%) Risk Assessment
19 28 (14.89%) SC Cleared
20 27 (14.36%) Security Operations
21 26 (13.83%) PCI DSS
21 26 (13.83%) Configuration Management
22 25 (13.30%) Splunk
23 24 (12.77%) Open Source
23 24 (12.77%) SANS

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 4 (2.13%) Apache
1 4 (2.13%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (1.60%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.06%) IIS
3 2 (1.06%) JBoss
3 2 (1.06%) Jetty
3 2 (1.06%) Mongrel
3 2 (1.06%) nginx
3 2 (1.06%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 31 (16.49%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.79%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (4.79%) SaaS
4 5 (2.66%) Amazon ELB
4 5 (2.66%) Amazon S3
4 5 (2.66%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (2.66%) Office 365
4 5 (2.66%) Route 53
5 3 (1.60%) IaaS
5 3 (1.60%) PaaS
6 2 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.06%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.53%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 109 (57.98%) Firewall
2 63 (33.51%) Network Security
3 56 (29.79%) TCP/IP
4 33 (17.55%) Internet
5 30 (15.96%) VPN
6 29 (15.43%) Wireless
7 23 (12.23%) DNS
7 23 (12.23%) HTTP
8 22 (11.70%) WAN
9 18 (9.57%) SSL
10 16 (8.51%) LAN
11 13 (6.91%) VoIP
12 12 (6.38%) DHCP
13 9 (4.79%) BGP
14 6 (3.19%) Ethernet
14 6 (3.19%) MPLS
15 5 (2.66%) Cisco IOS
15 5 (2.66%) EIGRP
15 5 (2.66%) IPv6
15 5 (2.66%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.04%) Redis
2 13 (6.91%) MongoDB
2 13 (6.91%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (6.91%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.66%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.06%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (10.11%) Jenkins
2 14 (7.45%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.66%) Vagrant
4 4 (2.13%) Metasploit
5 2 (1.06%) Travis CI
General
1 18 (9.57%) Finance
2 8 (4.26%) Banking
3 5 (2.66%) Legal
4 4 (2.13%) Publishing
5 3 (1.60%) Military
5 3 (1.60%) Retail
5 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (29.79%) Analyst
2 52 (27.66%) Security Analyst
3 31 (16.49%) Security Engineer
4 17 (9.04%) Network Engineer
5 16 (8.51%) Consultant
6 15 (7.98%) Security Officer
7 14 (7.45%) Security Specialist
8 13 (6.91%) DevOps Engineer
8 13 (6.91%) Network Security Engineer
8 13 (6.91%) Security Consultant
8 13 (6.91%) SOC Analyst
9 11 (5.85%) Administrator
9 11 (5.85%) Architect
9 11 (5.85%) SIEM Analyst
10 9 (4.79%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 9 (4.79%) Vulnerability Analyst
11 8 (4.26%) IT Engineer
11 8 (4.26%) IT Security Engineer
11 8 (4.26%) Perimeter Security Engineer
12 7 (3.72%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.98%) Web Services
2 14 (7.45%) Node.js
3 4 (2.13%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (2.13%) RESTful
4 3 (1.60%) XML
5 2 (1.06%) .NET
5 2 (1.06%) Servlets
6 1 (0.53%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.53%) Core Data
6 1 (0.53%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 59 (31.38%) Management Information System
2 16 (8.51%) Computer Science
3 14 (7.45%) Data Centre
4 13 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.91%) Cyber Attack
5 12 (6.38%) Security Operations Centre
6 8 (4.26%) PKI
7 6 (3.19%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (3.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (2.13%) iSeries
8 4 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (2.13%) Tandem
9 3 (1.60%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.06%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (1.06%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.06%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.06%) Replication
10 2 (1.06%) Streaming Video
10 2 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 59 (31.38%) Linux
2 56 (29.79%) Windows
3 36 (19.15%) Unix
4 12 (6.38%) Mac OS X
5 9 (4.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.66%) CentOS
7 4 (2.13%) OpenVMS
8 3 (1.60%) Windows Server
9 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.53%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (46.28%) Information Security
2 56 (29.79%) SIEM
3 48 (25.53%) Penetration Testing
4 41 (21.81%) Kalman Filter
5 38 (20.21%) ITIL
5 38 (20.21%) Vulnerability Management
6 37 (19.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 32 (17.02%) Cybersecurity
8 28 (14.89%) Risk Assessment
9 27 (14.36%) Security Operations
10 26 (13.83%) Configuration Management
11 24 (12.77%) Open Source
12 22 (11.70%) Incident Management
12 22 (11.70%) Security Monitoring
13 21 (11.17%) Identity Access Management
14 20 (10.64%) Data Loss Prevention
14 20 (10.64%) DevOps
15 19 (10.11%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (10.11%) Web Filtering
16 16 (8.51%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.51%) Java
2 10 (5.32%) Python
3 8 (4.26%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.72%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.66%) C
5 5 (2.66%) SQL
6 4 (2.13%) Perl
7 3 (1.60%) PHP
8 2 (1.06%) Ruby
9 1 (0.53%) C++
9 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 66 (35.11%) CISSP
2 40 (21.28%) Security Cleared
3 35 (18.62%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (14.89%) SC Cleared
5 24 (12.77%) SANS
6 22 (11.70%) CISM
7 21 (11.17%) Degree
8 20 (10.64%) CCNA
9 16 (8.51%) Computer Science Degree
10 14 (7.45%) GCIH
11 13 (6.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 12 (6.38%) CCSP
13 11 (5.85%) CCIE
13 11 (5.85%) DV Cleared
14 10 (5.32%) GIAC
15 9 (4.79%) GCIA
16 7 (3.72%) CEH
17 6 (3.19%) SSCP
18 4 (2.13%) CNA
18 4 (2.13%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (13.83%) PCI DSS
2 14 (7.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.13%) COBIT
3 4 (2.13%) SLA
4 3 (1.60%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.53%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.53%) GDPR
6 1 (0.53%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (5.32%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.13%) RACF
3 4 (2.13%) Snort
4 3 (1.60%) vSphere
5 2 (1.06%) Firmware
5 2 (1.06%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.06%) Squid
5 2 (1.06%) Xen
6 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 23 (12.23%) Puppet
2 14 (7.45%) QRadar
3 13 (6.91%) Ansible
4 9 (4.79%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 9 (4.79%) Nessus
5 7 (3.72%) Nagios
6 6 (3.19%) CSIRT
7 5 (2.66%) RSA enVision
7 5 (2.66%) Terraform
8 4 (2.13%) Kibana
8 4 (2.13%) logstash
8 4 (2.13%) Nmap
9 3 (1.60%) SCOM
9 3 (1.60%) WMI
10 2 (1.06%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (1.06%) OSSEC
10 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 2 (1.06%) yum
Vendors
1 25 (13.30%) Splunk
2 23 (12.23%) Cisco
3 19 (10.11%) LogRhythm
4 16 (8.51%) Dell
5 15 (7.98%) Microsoft
6 14 (7.45%) Juniper
7 12 (6.38%) ArcSight
7 12 (6.38%) Palo Alto
7 12 (6.38%) Rapid7
8 10 (5.32%) VMware
9 8 (4.26%) CheckPoint
9 8 (4.26%) Forcepoint
10 7 (3.72%) Symantec
11 6 (3.19%) Red Hat
12 5 (2.66%) HP
12 5 (2.66%) IBM
13 4 (2.13%) Apple
13 4 (2.13%) F5
13 4 (2.13%) Infoblox
13 4 (2.13%) Qualys
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