Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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.

Intrusion Detection
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 658 652 627
Rank change year-on-year -6 -25 +40
Contract jobs citing Intrusion Detection 227 251 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.60% 1.54% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 158 181
UK median daily rate £488 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -7.89% +7.95%
10th Percentile £358 £324 £350
90th Percentile £633 £633 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £425 £465
% change year-on-year +8.24% -8.60% +4.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
UK median hourly rate - £25.00 £45.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -45.36% +6.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £23.06 £45.75
% change year-on-year - -49.61% +6.40%

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 14146 16349 15656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.51% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8603 9874 9060
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 834 1012
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.88 £20.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.42% +15.31% +3.53%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -27.84% +19.23% +4.84%

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 22 November 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 14 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 22 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 -14 213 £488 +9.55% 27
London -6 112 £500 -2.91% 8
UK excluding London -16 112 £460 +8.24% 19
Midlands +31 30 £440 -7.37% 3
South East -26 29 £488 +9.86% 4
West Midlands +32 24 £425 -5.56% 3
North of England +47 21 £425 +6.25% 3
South West +13 16 £500 +36.99% 6
Yorkshire +18 14 £425 -5.56% 2
Scotland +1 13 £450 +50.00%
East Midlands - 6 £475 -
North East +64 5 £398 +24.22%
East of England -22 3 - - 3
North West -2 2 £590 +47.50% 1

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 124 (54.63%) Firewall
2 85 (37.44%) SIEM
3 84 (37.00%) Information Security
4 79 (34.80%) Cybersecurity
5 65 (28.63%) Network Security
6 64 (28.19%) CISSP
7 61 (26.87%) Vulnerability Management
8 54 (23.79%) Cisco
9 52 (22.91%) Management Information System
10 51 (22.47%) Finance
11 47 (20.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 46 (20.26%) Windows
13 45 (19.82%) Linux
13 45 (19.82%) Kalman Filter
14 44 (19.38%) Amazon AWS
15 43 (18.94%) VPN
16 39 (17.18%) Cisco Certification
17 37 (16.30%) TCP/IP
17 37 (16.30%) Microsoft
18 36 (15.86%) WAN
19 35 (15.42%) Unix
20 34 (14.98%) Security Operations
21 33 (14.54%) ITIL
21 33 (14.54%) Analytical Skills
22 32 (14.10%) F5
22 32 (14.10%) CISM
23 31 (13.66%) CheckPoint
23 31 (13.66%) PCI DSS
24 30 (13.22%) Internet
25 29 (12.78%) McAfee

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 7 (3.08%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.20%) JBoss
2 5 (2.20%) Oracle Workflow
2 5 (2.20%) WebLogic
2 5 (2.20%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.20%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.76%) FileNet
3 4 (1.76%) IIS
4 2 (0.88%) Apache Airflow
4 2 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 44 (19.38%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (6.61%) Amazon S3
4 10 (4.41%) Amazon ELB
4 10 (4.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 7 (3.08%) SaaS
6 6 (2.64%) Office 365
7 5 (2.20%) IaaS
8 4 (1.76%) Akamai
8 4 (1.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.76%) PaaS
9 3 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.32%) Route 53
10 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.44%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 124 (54.63%) Firewall
2 65 (28.63%) Network Security
3 43 (18.94%) VPN
4 37 (16.30%) TCP/IP
5 36 (15.86%) WAN
6 30 (13.22%) Internet
7 25 (11.01%) DNS
8 21 (9.25%) Wireless
9 20 (8.81%) LAN
10 18 (7.93%) BGP
11 17 (7.49%) SAN
12 16 (7.05%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (6.17%) HTTP
13 14 (6.17%) NAS
14 11 (4.85%) MPLS
14 11 (4.85%) SSL
14 11 (4.85%) VLAN
15 10 (4.41%) OSPF
16 8 (3.52%) LDAP
17 7 (3.08%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.64%) Relational Database
2 5 (2.20%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (2.20%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.76%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.32%) Power BI
5 1 (0.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (4.41%) Metasploit
2 4 (1.76%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.76%) Subversion
3 3 (1.32%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.44%) FxCop
4 1 (0.44%) SonarQube
General
1 51 (22.47%) Finance
2 12 (5.29%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.96%) Banking
4 8 (3.52%) Legal
5 4 (1.76%) German Language
5 4 (1.76%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.32%) Automotive
7 2 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.88%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.88%) Publishing
8 1 (0.44%) Advertising
8 1 (0.44%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.44%) Marketing
8 1 (0.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 61 (26.87%) Analyst
2 43 (18.94%) Security Analyst
3 39 (17.18%) Security Engineer
4 38 (16.74%) Network Engineer
5 17 (7.49%) Cloud Engineer
5 17 (7.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (7.49%) Security Specialist
6 15 (6.61%) AWS Engineer
6 15 (6.61%) Consultant
6 15 (6.61%) Network Security Engineer
7 14 (6.17%) Architect
7 14 (6.17%) Security Manager
8 13 (5.73%) Information Analyst
8 13 (5.73%) Information Security Analyst
8 13 (5.73%) Security Consultant
9 12 (5.29%) Senior Network Engineer
10 11 (4.85%) IT Security Specialist
11 9 (3.96%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (3.96%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
12 8 (3.52%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.17%) Web Services
2 9 (3.96%) Software Packaging
3 5 (2.20%) FIX Protocol
3 5 (2.20%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (1.76%) Middleware
5 3 (1.32%) SAML
6 1 (0.44%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.44%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.44%) JSON
6 1 (0.44%) Node.js
6 1 (0.44%) OAuth
6 1 (0.44%) OpenID
6 1 (0.44%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 52 (22.91%) Management Information System
2 33 (14.54%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (12.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 24 (10.57%) Data Centre
5 10 (4.41%) Cyber Attack
5 10 (4.41%) Cyberthreat
5 10 (4.41%) PKI
6 7 (3.08%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.08%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 7 (3.08%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.64%) CCTV
8 5 (2.20%) Cybercrime
8 5 (2.20%) DataPower
8 5 (2.20%) NHS
8 5 (2.20%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.20%) Security Operations Centre
9 4 (1.76%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.32%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 46 (20.26%) Windows
2 45 (19.82%) Linux
3 35 (15.42%) Unix
4 10 (4.41%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.20%) AIX
5 5 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.44%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (37.44%) SIEM
2 84 (37.00%) Information Security
3 79 (34.80%) Cybersecurity
4 61 (26.87%) Vulnerability Management
5 45 (19.82%) Kalman Filter
6 34 (14.98%) Security Operations
7 33 (14.54%) ITIL
8 26 (11.45%) Penetration Testing
9 25 (11.01%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 24 (10.57%) Incident Management
10 24 (10.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 23 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (9.69%) Mobile Device Management
13 20 (8.81%) Continuous Improvement
14 19 (8.37%) Service Management
15 17 (7.49%) Security Monitoring
15 17 (7.49%) Threat Intelligence
16 16 (7.05%) Data Protection
16 16 (7.05%) Identity Access Management
16 16 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.01%) SQL
2 20 (8.81%) Perl
3 13 (5.73%) Python
4 9 (3.96%) PowerShell
5 7 (3.08%) Java
5 7 (3.08%) Ruby
6 5 (2.20%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.88%) C
7 2 (0.88%) PHP
8 1 (0.44%) C++
8 1 (0.44%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 64 (28.19%) CISSP
2 39 (17.18%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (14.10%) CISM
4 27 (11.89%) Security Cleared
5 23 (10.13%) SC Cleared
6 21 (9.25%) CCNP
7 20 (8.81%) CISA
8 19 (8.37%) Degree
9 12 (5.29%) CRISC
10 11 (4.85%) CCNA
11 9 (3.96%) CEH
12 8 (3.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 8 (3.52%) CCIE
12 8 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
13 7 (3.08%) GCIA
13 7 (3.08%) GCIH
13 7 (3.08%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
13 7 (3.08%) SANS
14 6 (2.64%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (20.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (13.66%) PCI DSS
3 22 (9.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 7 (3.08%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (3.08%) RMADS
5 5 (2.20%) COBIT
5 5 (2.20%) PMO
5 5 (2.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (1.32%) GDPR
6 3 (1.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 3 (1.32%) QA
7 1 (0.44%) CESG Infosec
7 1 (0.44%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.44%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.44%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.44%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (9.25%) Active Directory
2 19 (8.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.85%) vSphere
4 2 (0.88%) IAG
4 2 (0.88%) Snort
5 1 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (9.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 22 (9.69%) Nessus
2 12 (5.29%) Ansible
2 12 (5.29%) Puppet
3 11 (4.85%) Terraform
4 10 (4.41%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (3.96%) CSIRT
5 9 (3.96%) FortiGate
5 9 (3.96%) Nmap
5 9 (3.96%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (3.52%) Nagios
6 8 (3.52%) SCOM
7 7 (3.08%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (2.20%) EnCase
8 5 (2.20%) Forum Sentry
8 5 (2.20%) QRadar
9 4 (1.76%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (1.76%) WMI
10 2 (0.88%) RSA Security Analytics
10 2 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 54 (23.79%) Cisco
2 37 (16.30%) Microsoft
3 32 (14.10%) F5
4 31 (13.66%) CheckPoint
5 29 (12.78%) McAfee
6 25 (11.01%) HP
7 20 (8.81%) VMware
8 19 (8.37%) IBM
9 17 (7.49%) Fortinet
9 17 (7.49%) Juniper
10 14 (6.17%) Splunk
11 13 (5.73%) Palo Alto
12 12 (5.29%) Blue Coat
12 12 (5.29%) BMC
12 12 (5.29%) Oracle
13 11 (4.85%) ArcSight
13 11 (4.85%) Aruba
13 11 (4.85%) Symantec
14 10 (4.41%) FireEye
15 8 (3.52%) AlienVault