Period
to 27 October 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of McAfee products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited McAfee over the 6 months to 27 October 2021 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within McAfee (formerly Intel Security).

McAfee
UK
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 617 428 489
Rank change year-on-year -189 +61 -51
Contract jobs citing McAfee 210 112 349
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.35% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 0.61% 0.79% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 59 223
10th Percentile £201 £319 £150
25th Percentile £350 £403 £290
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £488 £375
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +30.00% -1.07%
75th Percentile £575 £625 £488
90th Percentile £650 £700 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £425 £350
% change year-on-year +12.94% +21.43% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 35
10th Percentile £21.55 £18.10 £12.00
25th Percentile £22.00 £27.25 £14.28
Median hourly rate £38.00 £45.00 £15.85
Median % change year-on-year -15.56% +183.91% -36.60%
75th Percentile £64.12 £52.50 £42.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £55.50 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.18 £28.50 £15.78
% change year-on-year +72.54% +80.58% -29.86%

McAfee is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 34,225 14,202 35,975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.15% 43.87% 42.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,244 9,180 22,998
10th Percentile £275 £256 £237
25th Percentile £400 £363 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £473 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £700 £663 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 954 426 1,362
10th Percentile £11.66 £11.34 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -13.33% +18.42% +11.76%
75th Percentile £43.75 £45.00 £41.75
90th Percentile £63.00 £55.00 £50.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +14.29% +6.06%

McAfee
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for McAfee in the UK

McAfee
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for McAfee in the UK

McAfee
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing McAfee over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for McAfee in the UK

McAfee
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for McAfee in the UK

McAfee
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing McAfee over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for McAfee in the UK

McAfee
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing McAfee within the UK over the 6 months to 27 October 2021. 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 -156 176 £498 +2.05% 36
UK excluding London -106 112 £480 +12.94% 30
London -191 63 £515 -6.36% 8
South East -46 59 £480 -1.54% 8
Work from Home -189 52 £525 - 4
North of England -65 19 £553 +176.25% 10
South West -35 18 £509 +27.13% 3
North West -58 9 £858 +328.75% 4
Yorkshire - 9 £550 - 5
East of England - 9 £110 - 4
Scotland -88 4 £513 +20.59% 2
Midlands -77 3 £375 -1.32% 3
North East - 2 £268 - 1
Wales - 2 £230 -
West Midlands - 2 £319 - 3
East Midlands -33 1 £375 -1.32%

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing McAfee 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 McAfee.

1 116 (55.24%) Windows
2 85 (40.48%) Active Directory
3 76 (36.19%) Firewall
4 59 (28.10%) Windows Server
5 58 (27.62%) Microsoft
6 54 (25.71%) Cisco
6 54 (25.71%) VMware
7 53 (25.24%) Symantec
8 49 (23.33%) DNS
9 46 (21.90%) Security Cleared
9 46 (21.90%) Social Skills
10 42 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 41 (19.52%) Network Security
12 39 (18.57%) LAN
13 38 (18.10%) Microsoft 365
14 37 (17.62%) SIEM
14 37 (17.62%) Finance
15 36 (17.14%) Cybersecurity
16 35 (16.67%) SCCM
16 35 (16.67%) Linux
16 35 (16.67%) ITIL
17 34 (16.19%) DHCP
17 34 (16.19%) Azure
18 32 (15.24%) TCP/IP
19 31 (14.76%) PowerShell
19 31 (14.76%) McAfee ePO
20 28 (13.33%) SC Cleared
20 28 (13.33%) WAN
20 28 (13.33%) SQL
21 27 (12.86%) Norton AntiVirus

McAfee
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 16 (7.62%) MS Exchange
1 16 (7.62%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.33%) Confluence
3 6 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.95%) IIS
7 1 (0.48%) Apache
7 1 (0.48%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 8 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 38 (18.10%) Microsoft 365
2 34 (16.19%) Azure
3 16 (7.62%) AWS
4 8 (3.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (3.33%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 6 (2.86%) GCP
7 5 (2.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (2.38%) Azure Sentinel
8 4 (1.90%) IaaS
9 3 (1.43%) SaaS
10 2 (0.95%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.48%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.48%) AWS CodeDeploy
11 1 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.48%) GitHub
11 1 (0.48%) PaaS
11 1 (0.48%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 76 (36.19%) Firewall
2 49 (23.33%) DNS
3 41 (19.52%) Network Security
4 39 (18.57%) LAN
5 34 (16.19%) DHCP
6 32 (15.24%) TCP/IP
7 28 (13.33%) WAN
8 20 (9.52%) VPN
9 16 (7.62%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (5.71%) SAN
11 11 (5.24%) BGP
12 8 (3.81%) Multicast
13 7 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
14 6 (2.86%) VLAN
15 5 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
15 5 (2.38%) NAS
15 5 (2.38%) SSL
15 5 (2.38%) Wireshark
16 4 (1.90%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.10%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.43%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (1.43%) SQL Server 2017
3 3 (1.43%) SQL Server 2019
4 2 (0.95%) MySQL
4 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.95%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.95%) JIRA
2 2 (0.95%) MSI
2 2 (0.95%) Toad
3 1 (0.48%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.48%) Serena SBM
3 1 (0.48%) Subversion
3 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
General
1 46 (21.90%) Social Skills
2 37 (17.62%) Finance
3 22 (10.48%) Banking
4 11 (5.24%) Public Sector
5 9 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.33%) Organisational Skills
7 6 (2.86%) Military
8 5 (2.38%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.43%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (0.95%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.48%) Back Office
11 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.48%) Front Office
11 1 (0.48%) International Banking
11 1 (0.48%) Legal
11 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (17.14%) Security Engineer
2 32 (15.24%) Support Engineer
3 19 (9.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (8.10%) Network Engineer
5 16 (7.62%) Architect
5 16 (7.62%) Consultant
5 16 (7.62%) IT Engineer
6 15 (7.14%) IT Support
6 15 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
7 11 (5.24%) Analyst
8 10 (4.76%) Project Manager
8 10 (4.76%) Security Consultant
9 9 (4.29%) Network Security Engineer
10 8 (3.81%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 8 (3.81%) Security Specialist
10 8 (3.81%) Wintel Engineer
11 7 (3.33%) Remote Support Engineer
11 7 (3.33%) Security Manager
11 7 (3.33%) Security Project Manager
12 6 (2.86%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.33%) LDAP
2 5 (2.38%) SailPoint
3 3 (1.43%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.95%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.95%) SAML
4 2 (0.95%) Web Services
5 1 (0.48%) COM
5 1 (0.48%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.33%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (2.86%) Cyber Defence
3 6 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.86%) PKI
3 6 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (1.90%) EMC VNX
5 3 (1.43%) Clustering
5 3 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.43%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.95%) Cyberattack
6 2 (0.95%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.95%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.48%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.48%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (0.48%) iPad
7 1 (0.48%) iPhone
7 1 (0.48%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 116 (55.24%) Windows
2 59 (28.10%) Windows Server
3 35 (16.67%) Linux
4 21 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 20 (9.52%) Unix
6 19 (9.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (9.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (8.10%) Windows 7
8 16 (7.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (6.19%) Windows Server 2016
10 9 (4.29%) Windows Server 2019
11 7 (3.33%) Apple iOS
12 6 (2.86%) Android
13 4 (1.90%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (1.43%) Mac OS X
14 3 (1.43%) Windows 8
14 3 (1.43%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.95%) AIX
15 2 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.62%) SIEM
2 36 (17.14%) Cybersecurity
3 35 (16.67%) ITIL
4 25 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (10.48%) Migration
5 22 (10.48%) Vulnerability Management
6 20 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 18 (8.57%) Information Security
8 16 (7.62%) Incident Management
9 15 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
9 15 (7.14%) Service Management
10 14 (6.67%) Security Operations
11 13 (6.19%) Antivirus Management
12 11 (5.24%) Capacity Management
12 11 (5.24%) Problem Management
12 11 (5.24%) Server Virtualisation
12 11 (5.24%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (4.76%) Change Management
13 10 (4.76%) Network Segmentation
13 10 (4.76%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 31 (14.76%) PowerShell
2 28 (13.33%) SQL
3 10 (4.76%) Python
4 8 (3.81%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.90%) VBScript
6 2 (0.95%) C
6 2 (0.95%) Search Processing Language
6 2 (0.95%) VB
7 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.48%) Perl
Qualifications
1 46 (21.90%) Security Cleared
2 28 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 17 (8.10%) DV Cleared
4 14 (6.67%) Degree
5 13 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (5.24%) CISSP
7 10 (4.76%) CCNA
8 9 (4.29%) MCSE
8 9 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (2.86%) CCNP
9 6 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (2.38%) CISM
10 5 (2.38%) MCSA
11 4 (1.90%) CISA
12 3 (1.43%) ACSP
12 3 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (1.43%) MCITP
13 2 (0.95%) CLAS
13 2 (0.95%) CRISC
13 2 (0.95%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.62%) SLA
2 14 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.38%) NIST
5 2 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.48%) COBIT
6 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.48%) DICOM
6 1 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.48%) GDPR
6 1 (0.48%) GRC
6 1 (0.48%) HL7
6 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 85 (40.48%) Active Directory
2 42 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (8.10%) vSphere
4 14 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (3.81%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (3.33%) VMware Workstation
7 5 (2.38%) Hyper-V
7 5 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (2.38%) Snort
8 3 (1.43%) BitLocker
8 3 (1.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (1.43%) Firmware
8 3 (1.43%) NFS
8 3 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.43%) XenApp
8 3 (1.43%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.48%) Docker
9 1 (0.48%) GPFS
9 1 (0.48%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 35 (16.67%) SCCM
2 31 (14.76%) McAfee ePO
3 27 (12.86%) Norton AntiVirus
4 18 (8.57%) CASB
5 13 (6.19%) WSUS
6 11 (5.24%) Ansible
7 10 (4.76%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 9 (4.29%) Terraform
9 8 (3.81%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (3.33%) Nessus
10 7 (3.33%) vCenter Server
11 6 (2.86%) Trend Micro Deep Security
12 5 (2.38%) AirWatch
12 5 (2.38%) NetBackup
12 5 (2.38%) Opsgenie
12 5 (2.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 4 (1.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 4 (1.90%) QRadar
14 3 (1.43%) IBM BigFix
14 3 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 58 (27.62%) Microsoft
2 54 (25.71%) Cisco
2 54 (25.71%) VMware
3 53 (25.24%) Symantec
4 22 (10.48%) Palo Alto
5 20 (9.52%) CheckPoint
6 19 (9.05%) Carbon Black
6 19 (9.05%) Splunk
7 18 (8.57%) Trend Micro
8 17 (8.10%) Citrix
9 15 (7.14%) CrowdStrike
10 13 (6.19%) CA
10 13 (6.19%) ServiceNow
11 12 (5.71%) HP
11 12 (5.71%) Red Hat
12 11 (5.24%) EMC
12 11 (5.24%) Fortinet
12 11 (5.24%) Oracle
12 11 (5.24%) SolarWinds
13 10 (4.76%) Dell