Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 643 727 674
Rank change year-on-year +84 -53 -33
Contract jobs citing Intrusion Detection 201 180 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.70% 1.30% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 119 124
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.36% -1.11%
10th Percentile £363 £353 £338
90th Percentile £675 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 4
UK median hourly rate £42.50 - £65.75
10th Percentile £40.00 - £54.85
90th Percentile £52.50 - £67.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - £65.75

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 11,846 13,830 13,011
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.71% 13.27% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,288 8,497 7,819
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £200 £203 £204
90th Percentile £606 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £385
% change year-on-year +1.27% +2.60% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 570 776 767
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% -22.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -24.00%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +58 191 £500 - 70
UK excluding London +49 114 £450 -5.26% 48
London +37 83 £538 +7.60% 24
South West +5 41 £475 - 7
South East +18 28 £400 -20.00% 11
North of England +39 22 £425 +5.92% 16
North West +22 16 £438 +2.04% 3
Midlands +23 12 £450 +12.50% 8
West Midlands +7 10 £450 +12.50% 6
Scotland +29 7 £625 +78.57%
Yorkshire +29 6 £375 -5.06% 13
East of England +11 4 £343 - 4
East Midlands - 2 £500 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 155 (77.11%) Firewall
2 77 (38.31%) Linux
3 70 (34.83%) Windows
3 70 (34.83%) WAN
4 68 (33.83%) SIEM
5 67 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 53 (26.37%) Network Security
7 52 (25.87%) SC Cleared
7 52 (25.87%) Information Security
8 51 (25.37%) Amazon AWS
9 45 (22.39%) Cybersecurity
10 44 (21.89%) TCP/IP
10 44 (21.89%) Cisco
11 43 (21.39%) Cisco Certification
12 40 (19.90%) LAN
13 39 (19.40%) Management Information System
14 35 (17.41%) Microsoft
15 34 (16.92%) VPN
15 34 (16.92%) Data Centre
15 34 (16.92%) Security Operations
16 33 (16.42%) Open Source
17 32 (15.92%) CISSP
18 31 (15.42%) Unix
19 30 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
19 30 (14.93%) Security Monitoring
20 29 (14.43%) ITIL
20 29 (14.43%) Active Directory
20 29 (14.43%) Ansible
21 28 (13.93%) DevOps
21 28 (13.93%) Terraform

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 15 (7.46%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.97%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.98%) Confluence
4 6 (2.99%) IIS
5 5 (2.49%) Apache
6 3 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.49%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.00%) JBoss
8 1 (0.50%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.50%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.50%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 51 (25.37%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (7.46%) Office 365
4 10 (4.98%) Amazon S3
4 10 (4.98%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (4.98%) Microsoft Flow
4 10 (4.98%) Power Platform
4 10 (4.98%) PowerApps
5 9 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (4.48%) SaaS
6 8 (3.98%) Amazon ELB
6 8 (3.98%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (3.98%) IaaS
6 8 (3.98%) PaaS
6 8 (3.98%) Route 53
6 8 (3.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 7 (3.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 7 (3.48%) CloudFront
8 6 (2.99%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (2.99%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 155 (77.11%) Firewall
2 70 (34.83%) WAN
3 53 (26.37%) Network Security
4 44 (21.89%) TCP/IP
5 40 (19.90%) LAN
6 34 (16.92%) VPN
7 25 (12.44%) Cisco ASA
7 25 (12.44%) VoIP
8 19 (9.45%) BGP
8 19 (9.45%) OSPF
9 18 (8.96%) Cisco Nexus
9 18 (8.96%) IPsec
10 16 (7.96%) Wireshark
11 13 (6.47%) Wireless
12 12 (5.97%) DNS
13 10 (4.98%) iSCSI
14 9 (4.48%) HSRP
14 9 (4.48%) Multicast
14 9 (4.48%) Unified Communications
14 9 (4.48%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.96%) Relational Database
2 14 (6.97%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.48%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (3.98%) MySQL
5 7 (3.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (1.49%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.50%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.50%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (4.48%) JIRA
2 2 (1.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.50%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.50%) Maven
3 1 (0.50%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (9.45%) Finance
2 12 (5.97%) Legal
2 12 (5.97%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.49%) Banking
4 2 (1.00%) Retail
5 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 64 (31.84%) Analyst
2 39 (19.40%) Security Analyst
3 36 (17.91%) Architect
4 25 (12.44%) SOC Analyst
5 19 (9.45%) Security Engineer
6 18 (8.96%) Network Engineer
7 17 (8.46%) Security Architect
8 14 (6.97%) Cloud Engineer
9 12 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.98%) Applications Support
11 9 (4.48%) Applications Manager
11 9 (4.48%) Applications Support Manager
11 9 (4.48%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (4.48%) Consultant
11 9 (4.48%) Operations Analyst
11 9 (4.48%) Platform Architect
11 9 (4.48%) Security Operations Analyst
11 9 (4.48%) SIEM Analyst
11 9 (4.48%) Support Manager
12 8 (3.98%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.96%) LDAP
2 13 (6.47%) Web Services
3 11 (5.47%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (2.49%) .NET
4 5 (2.49%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.99%) OAuth
5 4 (1.99%) OpenID
5 4 (1.99%) REST
5 4 (1.99%) SAML
5 4 (1.99%) SOAP
6 3 (1.49%) Regular Expression
7 2 (1.00%) CSS
7 2 (1.00%) HTML
7 2 (1.00%) Node.js
8 1 (0.50%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.50%) CGI
8 1 (0.50%) Memcached
8 1 (0.50%) Middleware
8 1 (0.50%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 39 (19.40%) Management Information System
2 34 (16.92%) Data Centre
3 16 (7.96%) Cyberattack
3 16 (7.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 13 (6.47%) Security Operations Centre
5 12 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (5.97%) BYOD
6 10 (4.98%) Public Cloud
7 8 (3.98%) CESG
7 8 (3.98%) PKI
8 7 (3.48%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (2.99%) Cyber Defence
10 5 (2.49%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.99%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.49%) Replication
13 2 (1.00%) Clustering
13 2 (1.00%) Smart Meter
13 2 (1.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 77 (38.31%) Linux
2 70 (34.83%) Windows
3 31 (15.42%) Unix
4 28 (13.93%) Windows Server
5 18 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.49%) Android
8 3 (1.49%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.00%) Debian
9 2 (1.00%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.50%) CentOS
10 1 (0.50%) Solaris
10 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (33.83%) SIEM
2 52 (25.87%) Information Security
3 45 (22.39%) Cybersecurity
4 34 (16.92%) Security Operations
5 33 (16.42%) Open Source
6 30 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (14.93%) Security Monitoring
7 29 (14.43%) ITIL
8 28 (13.93%) DevOps
9 27 (13.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 26 (12.94%) Vulnerability Management
11 22 (10.95%) Kalman Filter
12 21 (10.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 21 (10.45%) Migration
12 21 (10.45%) Network Monitoring
12 21 (10.45%) Patch Management
13 19 (9.45%) Data Protection
13 19 (9.45%) Information Assurance
13 19 (9.45%) Mentoring
14 18 (8.96%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.94%) Python
2 21 (10.45%) PowerShell
3 17 (8.46%) SQL
4 12 (5.97%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.47%) Bash Shell
5 11 (5.47%) Perl
6 7 (3.48%) C
7 1 (0.50%) C#
7 1 (0.50%) Java
7 1 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 67 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 52 (25.87%) SC Cleared
3 43 (21.39%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (15.92%) CISSP
5 24 (11.94%) DV Cleared
6 20 (9.95%) SANS
7 18 (8.96%) CCNP
7 18 (8.96%) CEH
8 15 (7.46%) CESG Certified Professional
9 14 (6.97%) CCNA
10 12 (5.97%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 11 (5.47%) CREST Certified
12 9 (4.48%) CCIE
13 8 (3.98%) MCSA
13 8 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (3.48%) Degree
15 6 (2.99%) CCDP
16 4 (1.99%) CISM
16 4 (1.99%) ISSAP
16 4 (1.99%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (1.99%) GDPR
3 4 (1.99%) NIST
3 4 (1.99%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.49%) COBIT
4 3 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 3 (1.49%) PMO
5 2 (1.00%) COSO
5 2 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.50%) NCSC
6 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 29 (14.43%) Active Directory
2 24 (11.94%) Docker
3 10 (4.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.98%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.99%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (1.99%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 3 (1.49%) VMware NSX
7 3 (1.49%) XenApp
7 3 (1.49%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.50%) NFS
9 1 (0.50%) Samba
9 1 (0.50%) Squid
9 1 (0.50%) Varnish
9 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.50%) vSphere
9 1 (0.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (14.43%) Ansible
2 28 (13.93%) Terraform
3 24 (11.94%) Puppet
4 20 (9.95%) Kubernetes
5 17 (8.46%) SCCM
6 15 (7.46%) SCOM
7 14 (6.97%) Consul
7 14 (6.97%) Packer
8 9 (4.48%) QRadar
9 8 (3.98%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (3.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (2.99%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (1.99%) SCVMM
12 3 (1.49%) EnCase
12 3 (1.49%) Nessus
12 3 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (1.00%) Nagios
13 2 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
14 1 (0.50%) Graphite
14 1 (0.50%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 44 (21.89%) Cisco
2 35 (17.41%) Microsoft
3 24 (11.94%) McAfee
4 22 (10.95%) ArcSight
5 20 (9.95%) Splunk
6 15 (7.46%) Citrix
7 12 (5.97%) AlienVault
7 12 (5.97%) CheckPoint
8 11 (5.47%) Palo Alto
9 10 (4.98%) VMware
10 9 (4.48%) Apple
10 9 (4.48%) IBM
10 9 (4.48%) SolarWinds
11 8 (3.98%) FireEye
11 8 (3.98%) NetApp
11 8 (3.98%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (3.98%) Symantec
11 8 (3.98%) Tripwire
12 6 (2.99%) Google
13 5 (2.49%) Red Hat