Period
to 6 December 2019

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 6 December 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.

Protective Monitoring
UK
6 months to
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 735 820 856
Rank change year-on-year +85 +36 -27
Contract jobs citing Protective Monitoring 61 83 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.079% 0.052%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.087% 0.091% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 42 31
UK median daily rate £631 £525 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.10% -0.94% +51.43%
10th Percentile £355 £383 £370
90th Percentile £719 £793 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £525 £530
% change year-on-year +14.29% -0.94% +57.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 19 2
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £44.18 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.49% +3.95% +28.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year - -6.00% +51.52%

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 69,868 91,278 89,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.72% 87.06% 86.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,681 60,484 59,693
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,282 2,366 2,135
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.10 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.35% -3.92% +2.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.18 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.25 £49.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £23.14
% change year-on-year +7.14% -9.25% +2.84%

Protective Monitoring
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Protective Monitoring in the UK

Protective Monitoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Protective Monitoring.

Contractor daily rate trend for Protective Monitoring in the UK

Protective Monitoring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Protective Monitoring over the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Protective Monitoring in the UK

Protective Monitoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Protective Monitoring.

Contractor 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 6 December 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 +114 58 £631 +20.10% 8
London +84 31 £631 +7.32% 5
UK excluding London +63 28 £600 +14.29% 3
South West +14 19 £550 - 2
East of England - 4 £689 -
Midlands +51 2 - -
South East +37 2 £563 +7.14% 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
Yorkshire +32 1 - -
Scotland +31 1 - -
North of England +22 1 - -

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, 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 42 (68.85%) Security Cleared
2 38 (62.30%) Information Security
3 30 (49.18%) PKI
4 29 (47.54%) SC Cleared
5 26 (42.62%) Cybersecurity
6 25 (40.98%) Active Directory
6 25 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (39.34%) Security Architecture
8 23 (37.70%) Microsoft
9 22 (36.07%) Risk Management
10 21 (34.43%) AWS
11 20 (32.79%) Docker
11 20 (32.79%) DevOps
11 20 (32.79%) Kubernetes
11 20 (32.79%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (29.51%) CISSP
13 16 (26.23%) Management Information System
13 16 (26.23%) Vulnerability Management
13 16 (26.23%) IISP
13 16 (26.23%) NCSC
14 15 (24.59%) DV Cleared
15 14 (22.95%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (22.95%) Law
15 14 (22.95%) Problem-Solving
16 13 (21.31%) CASB
16 13 (21.31%) Legal
16 13 (21.31%) VLAN
16 13 (21.31%) TOGAF
16 13 (21.31%) IIS
16 13 (21.31%) Unix

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 13 (21.31%) IIS
1 13 (21.31%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 21 (34.43%) AWS
2 13 (21.31%) Azure
2 13 (21.31%) PaaS
2 13 (21.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.31%) VLAN
1 13 (21.31%) VPN
2 4 (6.56%) Network Security
3 3 (4.92%) Firewall
3 3 (4.92%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (4.92%) Sourcefire
4 2 (3.28%) SAN
4 2 (3.28%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (3.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Artifactory
1 5 (8.20%) Git (software)
1 5 (8.20%) GitLab
1 5 (8.20%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.28%) Rational Team Concert
3 1 (1.64%) CF BOSH
General
1 14 (22.95%) Law
2 13 (21.31%) Legal
3 3 (4.92%) Public Sector
4 2 (3.28%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (45.90%) Architect
2 25 (40.98%) Security Architect
3 16 (26.23%) Cloud Architect
4 10 (16.39%) Consultant
5 6 (9.84%) Security Consultant
6 5 (8.20%) Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 5 (8.20%) DevSecOps Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Information Assurance Specialist
8 2 (3.28%) Information Specialist
8 2 (3.28%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Security Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) SOC Analyst
9 1 (1.64%) Information Security Consultant
9 1 (1.64%) Lead Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.64%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) .NET
2 5 (8.20%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (8.20%) Keycloak
3 1 (1.64%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 30 (49.18%) PKI
2 16 (26.23%) Management Information System
3 14 (22.95%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (21.31%) Data Centre
5 4 (6.56%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (4.92%) SCADA
7 2 (3.28%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.31%) Unix
2 12 (19.67%) Windows
3 7 (11.48%) Linux
4 2 (3.28%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (62.30%) Information Security
2 26 (42.62%) Cybersecurity
3 25 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (39.34%) Security Architecture
5 22 (36.07%) Risk Management
6 20 (32.79%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (32.79%) DevOps
7 16 (26.23%) Vulnerability Management
8 14 (22.95%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (21.31%) Data Protection
9 13 (21.31%) TOGAF
10 11 (18.03%) Identity Access Management
10 11 (18.03%) Patch Management
10 11 (18.03%) Security Management
11 10 (16.39%) Architectural Design
12 9 (14.75%) Configuration Management
12 9 (14.75%) Due Diligence
12 9 (14.75%) Remediation Plan
13 8 (13.11%) Enterprise Architecture
14 7 (11.48%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.11%) Python
2 7 (11.48%) Bash Shell
2 7 (11.48%) Go
2 7 (11.48%) Ruby
3 6 (9.84%) C#
3 6 (9.84%) SQL
4 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (68.85%) Security Cleared
2 29 (47.54%) SC Cleared
3 18 (29.51%) CISSP
4 16 (26.23%) IISP
5 15 (24.59%) DV Cleared
6 13 (21.31%) AWS Certification
7 7 (11.48%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (8.20%) CISM
9 3 (4.92%) GCIA
9 3 (4.92%) GCIH
9 3 (4.92%) GIAC
10 1 (1.64%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (26.23%) NCSC
2 12 (19.67%) PCI DSS
3 9 (14.75%) RMADS
4 4 (6.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (6.56%) JSP 440
5 3 (4.92%) NIST
6 1 (1.64%) GPG13
System Software
1 25 (40.98%) Active Directory
2 20 (32.79%) Docker
3 6 (9.84%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (4.92%) Snort
5 2 (3.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 2 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (32.79%) Kubernetes
2 13 (21.31%) CASB
3 6 (9.84%) SCOM
3 6 (9.84%) SCVMM
4 5 (8.20%) Ansible
4 5 (8.20%) Sysdig
4 5 (8.20%) Terraform
5 2 (3.28%) SCOrch
5 2 (3.28%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (37.70%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.84%) ArcSight
3 5 (8.20%) Splunk
4 3 (4.92%) Blue Coat
4 3 (4.92%) FireEye
4 3 (4.92%) LogRhythm
5 2 (3.28%) arcserve
5 2 (3.28%) Cisco
5 2 (3.28%) Citrix
5 2 (3.28%) Juniper
5 2 (3.28%) McAfee
5 2 (3.28%) Veeam
5 2 (3.28%) VMware