Period
to 15 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Protective Monitoring skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Protective Monitoring over the 6 months to 15 August 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.

Protective Monitoring
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 497 791 764
Rank change year-on-year +294 -27 +43
Contract jobs citing Protective Monitoring 37 53 133
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.059% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.067% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 73
Median daily rate £600 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £511 £385 £383
90th Percentile £731 £694 £730
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £600 £419
% change year-on-year +4.17% +43.28% -0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 19
Median hourly rate £55.00 £44.18 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.49% +3.95% -15.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - £47.00

Protective Monitoring is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 29,340 78,668 88,944
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.04% 86.85% 86.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,303 51,670 58,670
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,069 2,286 2,404
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +16.67% -13.95%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.85 £11.18
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.79 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +28.28% +20.00% -18.37%

Protective Monitoring
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Protective Monitoring in the UK

Protective Monitoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Protective Monitoring in the UK

Protective Monitoring
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Protective Monitoring over the 6 months to 15 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Protective Monitoring in the UK

Protective Monitoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Protective Monitoring in the UK

Protective Monitoring
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Protective Monitoring within the UK over the 6 months to 15 August 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 +287 36 £600 - 2
UK excluding London +246 22 £625 +4.17% 1
London +191 14 £569 -1.09% 2
North of England +115 9 £625 -3.85%
Yorkshire +88 8 £625 -3.85%
South East +170 7 - -
South West +100 5 £404 -10.33%
Midlands +102 1 £850 -
North West +88 1 - -
West Midlands +75 1 £850 -
Work from Home -29 1 £650 +23.81%

For the 6 months to 15 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Protective Monitoring 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 Protective Monitoring.

1 31 (83.78%) Security Cleared
2 27 (72.97%) SC Cleared
3 16 (43.24%) Windows
4 12 (32.43%) Splunk
4 12 (32.43%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (29.73%) Systems Engineering
6 10 (27.03%) Public Sector
6 10 (27.03%) Degree
6 10 (27.03%) Microsoft Office
7 9 (24.32%) Information Security
8 8 (21.62%) Scrum
8 8 (21.62%) Linux
8 8 (21.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (21.62%) SIEM
9 7 (18.92%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (18.92%) Security Architecture
9 7 (18.92%) COBIT
9 7 (18.92%) PCI DSS
9 7 (18.92%) Risk Management
9 7 (18.92%) Programme Management
9 7 (18.92%) Project Management
9 7 (18.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (18.92%) Patch Management
9 7 (18.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 6 (16.22%) Line Management
10 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (16.22%) Serverless
10 6 (16.22%) CISM
10 6 (16.22%) GIAC

Protective Monitoring
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 1 (2.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (16.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) AWS
1 6 (16.22%) Serverless
2 5 (13.51%) Azure
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon GuardDuty
3 2 (5.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (2.70%) Azure Stack
4 1 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) Firewall
2 4 (10.81%) SSL
3 3 (8.11%) DNS
3 3 (8.11%) Network Security
4 1 (2.70%) HTTP
4 1 (2.70%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.70%) Internet
4 1 (2.70%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.70%) SAN
4 1 (2.70%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.41%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
1 1 (2.70%) Rational Team Concert
1 1 (2.70%) Snyk
General
1 10 (27.03%) Public Sector
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Architect
2 7 (18.92%) Security Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Security Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Security Officer
4 3 (8.11%) Applications Tester
4 3 (8.11%) Scrum Master
4 3 (8.11%) Senior Tester
4 3 (8.11%) Splunk Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Tester
5 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Tester
5 2 (5.41%) Project Leader
6 1 (2.70%) Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Information Security Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Principal Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Security Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) .NET
1 4 (10.81%) LDAP
2 1 (2.70%) .NET Core
2 1 (2.70%) Middleware
2 1 (2.70%) OAuth
2 1 (2.70%) SAML
2 1 (2.70%) Spring
2 1 (2.70%) Spring Boot
2 1 (2.70%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.81%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (8.11%) PKI
4 2 (5.41%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (5.41%) NHS
5 1 (2.70%) CMDB
5 1 (2.70%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (43.24%) Windows
2 8 (21.62%) Linux
3 4 (10.81%) Windows 10
4 3 (8.11%) Unix
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (29.73%) Systems Engineering
3 9 (24.32%) Information Security
4 8 (21.62%) Scrum
4 8 (21.62%) SIEM
5 7 (18.92%) Patch Management
5 7 (18.92%) Programme Management
5 7 (18.92%) Project Management
5 7 (18.92%) Risk Management
5 7 (18.92%) Security Architecture
5 7 (18.92%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (16.22%) Line Management
7 5 (13.51%) Asset Management
7 5 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (13.51%) DevOps
7 5 (13.51%) ITIL
7 5 (13.51%) Load Balancing
7 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
7 5 (13.51%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) C#
1 3 (8.11%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) C++
2 1 (2.70%) Java
2 1 (2.70%) Perl
2 1 (2.70%) PHP
2 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (83.78%) Security Cleared
2 27 (72.97%) SC Cleared
3 10 (27.03%) Degree
4 6 (16.22%) CISM
4 6 (16.22%) CISSP
4 6 (16.22%) DV Cleared
4 6 (16.22%) GIAC
5 5 (13.51%) CISA
5 5 (13.51%) CLAS
6 4 (10.81%) CEH
6 4 (10.81%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (10.81%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (10.81%) SANS
7 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.70%) ISEB
7 1 (2.70%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (18.92%) COBIT
2 7 (18.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 7 (18.92%) PCI DSS
2 7 (18.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (13.51%) JSP 440
4 3 (8.11%) GPG13
4 3 (8.11%) NCSC
5 1 (2.70%) GDPR
5 1 (2.70%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.11%) Docker
1 3 (8.11%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.70%) Citrix Hypervisor
2 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) Stealthwatch
2 3 (8.11%) Kubernetes
2 3 (8.11%) SCOM
2 3 (8.11%) SCVMM
2 3 (8.11%) Terraform
3 2 (5.41%) Ansible
3 2 (5.41%) Consul
3 2 (5.41%) Packer
3 2 (5.41%) Puppet
4 1 (2.70%) Nessus
4 1 (2.70%) OpenVAS
4 1 (2.70%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Splunk
2 6 (16.22%) ArcSight
2 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.51%) Cisco
4 4 (10.81%) VMware
5 3 (8.11%) Citrix
5 3 (8.11%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.70%) arcserve
6 1 (2.70%) Juniper
6 1 (2.70%) McAfee
6 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.70%) Veeam