Period
to 31 May 2020

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 31 May 2020 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
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 530 669 650
Rank change year-on-year +139 -19 -23
Contract jobs citing Intrusion Detection 76 193 233
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.21% 1.68% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 139 146
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £356 £337 £366
90th Percentile £625 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 -

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 6,263 11,505 13,564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.48% 12.58% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,617 7,113 8,379
Median daily rate £425 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +3.03%
10th Percentile £181 £205 £205
90th Percentile £622 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £390
% change year-on-year -3.03% +5.77% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 543 745
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.10% +5.13% -6.60%
10th Percentile £13.90 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.30 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.75 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +15.28% -7.69% -2.01%

Intrusion Detection
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Intrusion Detection in the UK

Intrusion Detection
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Intrusion Detection.

Daily rate trend for Intrusion Detection in the UK

Intrusion Detection
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Intrusion Detection over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Intrusion Detection in the UK

Intrusion Detection
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Intrusion Detection.

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 31 May 2020. 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 +103 58 £500 - 11
UK excluding London +94 42 £475 +5.56% 7
London +144 31 £525 -4.55% 4
Scotland +55 14 £450 -18.18%
South East +121 10 £488 +21.88% 1
East of England +64 6 £400 +16.79%
South West +34 5 £510 +7.37% 3
Work from Home +16 4 £500 +11.11% 2
Midlands +83 3 £700 +55.56% 2
North of England +65 3 £576 +21.16% 1
East Midlands +44 3 £700 +40.00% 1
North West +39 2 £576 +27.89%
Yorkshire +51 1 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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 38 (50.00%) SIEM
2 31 (40.79%) Firewall
3 26 (34.21%) Internet
4 25 (32.89%) Information Security
5 22 (28.95%) Security Operations
5 22 (28.95%) Security Monitoring
6 21 (27.63%) TCP/IP
7 20 (26.32%) DNS
7 20 (26.32%) Vulnerability Management
8 19 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 18 (23.68%) PCI DSS
9 18 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (22.37%) Cybersecurity
10 17 (22.37%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 17 (22.37%) Linux
10 17 (22.37%) Windows
11 16 (21.05%) Finance
12 15 (19.74%) SMTP
12 15 (19.74%) HTTP
13 14 (18.42%) Threat Analysis
13 14 (18.42%) Threat Modelling
13 14 (18.42%) Kalman Filter
13 14 (18.42%) Forensic Analysis
14 13 (17.11%) Public Sector
14 13 (17.11%) SC Cleared
14 13 (17.11%) Security Cleared
14 13 (17.11%) Network Security
14 13 (17.11%) Splunk
14 13 (17.11%) AWS
14 13 (17.11%) CEH

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 5 (6.58%) OpenStack
2 4 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.32%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.11%) AWS
2 10 (13.16%) Azure
3 5 (6.58%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.95%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (3.95%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (2.63%) PaaS
5 2 (2.63%) SaaS
5 2 (2.63%) Serverless
6 1 (1.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (1.32%) CloudFront
6 1 (1.32%) IaaS
6 1 (1.32%) Office 365
6 1 (1.32%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 31 (40.79%) Firewall
2 26 (34.21%) Internet
3 21 (27.63%) TCP/IP
4 20 (26.32%) DNS
5 15 (19.74%) HTTP
5 15 (19.74%) SMTP
6 13 (17.11%) Network Security
7 11 (14.47%) LAN
7 11 (14.47%) WAN
8 8 (10.53%) IPsec
8 8 (10.53%) Wireshark
9 5 (6.58%) SSL
9 5 (6.58%) VPN
10 4 (5.26%) FTP
10 4 (5.26%) tcpdump
11 3 (3.95%) IPv6
11 3 (3.95%) VoIP
11 3 (3.95%) Wireless
12 2 (2.63%) SSH
12 2 (2.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.95%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.32%) Redis
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (21.05%) Finance
2 13 (17.11%) Public Sector
3 5 (6.58%) Military
4 2 (2.63%) Banking
4 2 (2.63%) Legal
4 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.32%) Electronics
5 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Marketing
5 1 (1.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (50.00%) Analyst
2 32 (42.11%) Security Analyst
3 17 (22.37%) IT Analyst
3 17 (22.37%) IT Security Analyst
4 14 (18.42%) SOC Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) Architect
6 5 (6.58%) Consultant
6 5 (6.58%) Security Consultant
7 4 (5.26%) Monitoring Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Network Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Security Monitoring Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Security Operations Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Information Security Specialist
8 3 (3.95%) Information Specialist
8 3 (3.95%) Security Architect
8 3 (3.95%) Security Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Security Specialist
8 3 (3.95%) SIEM Specialist
9 2 (2.63%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) LDAP
2 1 (1.32%) .NET
2 1 (1.32%) CSS
2 1 (1.32%) HTML
2 1 (1.32%) jQuery
2 1 (1.32%) Middleware
2 1 (1.32%) MooTools
2 1 (1.32%) Web Services
2 1 (1.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.53%) PKI
3 7 (9.21%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (5.26%) CESG
4 4 (5.26%) Client/Server
4 4 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (3.95%) Cloud Native
5 3 (3.95%) Cyberattack
5 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.95%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.63%) CAN bus
6 2 (2.63%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.63%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.63%) User Experience
7 1 (1.32%) Clustering
7 1 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.32%) FMCG
7 1 (1.32%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.37%) Linux
1 17 (22.37%) Windows
2 4 (5.26%) Solaris
3 2 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (50.00%) SIEM
2 25 (32.89%) Information Security
3 22 (28.95%) Security Monitoring
3 22 (28.95%) Security Operations
4 20 (26.32%) Vulnerability Management
5 17 (22.37%) Cybersecurity
5 17 (22.37%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 14 (18.42%) Forensic Analysis
6 14 (18.42%) Kalman Filter
6 14 (18.42%) Threat Analysis
6 14 (18.42%) Threat Modelling
7 12 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
8 11 (14.47%) Mentoring
9 10 (13.16%) Analytics
10 8 (10.53%) Threat Management
11 7 (9.21%) Ethical Hacking
12 6 (7.89%) Anomaly Detection
12 6 (7.89%) DevOps
12 6 (7.89%) Incident Management
12 6 (7.89%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.26%) C
1 4 (5.26%) Python
2 3 (3.95%) MATLAB
3 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.32%) C#
3 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.32%) Perl
3 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.32%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 13 (17.11%) CEH
1 13 (17.11%) SC Cleared
1 13 (17.11%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.47%) CISSP
3 7 (9.21%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (7.89%) CCNP
4 6 (7.89%) CISM
4 6 (7.89%) Degree
5 5 (6.58%) CISA
5 5 (6.58%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (5.26%) CCSP
6 4 (5.26%) CREST Certified
6 4 (5.26%) GIAC
7 3 (3.95%) CCNA
7 3 (3.95%) CISMP
7 3 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (3.95%) GCIA
7 3 (3.95%) GPPA
8 1 (1.32%) GSEC
8 1 (1.32%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (23.68%) PCI DSS
3 7 (9.21%) GDPR
4 5 (6.58%) NIST
5 4 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (3.95%) RMADS
7 2 (2.63%) PMO
8 1 (1.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 9 (11.84%) Snort
2 2 (2.63%) NFS
2 2 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (13.16%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 9 (11.84%) QRadar
3 5 (6.58%) OSSEC
4 3 (3.95%) CSIRT
4 3 (3.95%) Puppet
5 2 (2.63%) Graphite
5 2 (2.63%) Nagios
5 2 (2.63%) Prometheus
5 2 (2.63%) Terraform
6 1 (1.32%) EnCase
6 1 (1.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.32%) Nexpose
6 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (17.11%) Splunk
2 11 (14.47%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.89%) LogRhythm
4 5 (6.58%) Cisco
5 3 (3.95%) Fortinet
6 2 (2.63%) AlienVault
6 2 (2.63%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.32%) Becrypt
7 1 (1.32%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.32%) Juniper
7 1 (1.32%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.32%) SAP
7 1 (1.32%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.32%) Twitter