Period
to 18 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Stealthwatch skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Stealthwatch over the 6 months to 18 August 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.

Cisco Stealthwatch (Lancope)
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 822 895 850
Rank change year-on-year +73 -45 +60
Contract jobs citing Stealthwatch 21 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.011% 0.018%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.16% 0.078% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 11
UK median daily rate £400 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.43% +0.59% +20.14%
10th Percentile £358 £289 £263
90th Percentile £498 £574 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £418 £425
% change year-on-year +1.80% -1.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Stealthwatch is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 13,392 14,074 11,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.83% 13.66% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,984 9,420 7,304
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +8.24%
10th Percentile £281 £275 £263
90th Percentile £673 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 386 245
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -22.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £10.75
90th Percentile £49.39 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year +4.29% +0.68% -32.82%

Stealthwatch
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Stealthwatch in the UK

Stealthwatch
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Stealthwatch in the UK

Stealthwatch
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Stealthwatch over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Stealthwatch in the UK

Stealthwatch
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Stealthwatch within the UK over the 6 months to 18 August 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 +74 21 £400 -6.43% 2
UK excluding London +41 12 £425 +1.80%
London +59 9 £400 -33.33% 2
East of England +28 5 £383 +15.47%
North of England +22 3 £575 +31.43%
North West +13 3 £575 +31.43%
South West - 3 £461 -
Midlands - 1 £450 -
West Midlands - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Stealthwatch 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 Stealthwatch.

1 21 (100.00%) Cisco
2 14 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (52.38%) LAN
3 11 (52.38%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (52.38%) Cisco Firepower
4 9 (42.86%) Firewall
4 9 (42.86%) CCIE
4 9 (42.86%) CCNP
4 9 (42.86%) Cisco ISE
5 7 (33.33%) VLAN
5 7 (33.33%) VPN
5 7 (33.33%) WAN
5 7 (33.33%) Wireless
6 6 (28.57%) CCNA
6 6 (28.57%) Network Security
6 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
6 6 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (23.81%) DNA
7 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
8 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
8 4 (19.05%) Palo Alto
9 3 (14.29%) Virtual Team
9 3 (14.29%) Project Management
9 3 (14.29%) VMware
9 3 (14.29%) WLAN
9 3 (14.29%) Java
9 3 (14.29%) ITIL
9 3 (14.29%) Python
9 3 (14.29%) DNS
9 3 (14.29%) Incident Management

Stealthwatch
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 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) Cisco ASA
1 11 (52.38%) Cisco Firepower
1 11 (52.38%) LAN
2 9 (42.86%) Cisco ISE
2 9 (42.86%) Firewall
3 7 (33.33%) VLAN
3 7 (33.33%) VPN
3 7 (33.33%) WAN
3 7 (33.33%) Wireless
4 6 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (28.57%) Network Security
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
5 3 (14.29%) DNS
5 3 (14.29%) WLAN
6 2 (9.52%) DHCP
6 2 (9.52%) HTTP
6 2 (9.52%) Modbus
6 2 (9.52%) Profibus
6 2 (9.52%) SSL
6 2 (9.52%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Publishing
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Network Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Security Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Network Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Network Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Malware Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Network Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Security Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Design Authority
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) JSON
1 2 (9.52%) JSP
1 2 (9.52%) Node.js
1 2 (9.52%) Servlets
1 2 (9.52%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) CMDB
2 3 (14.29%) Virtual Team
3 2 (9.52%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (9.52%) SCADA
4 1 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) DNA
2 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 3 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) Change Management
3 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
3 2 (9.52%) ITSM
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
3 2 (9.52%) Network Architecture
3 2 (9.52%) Presales
3 2 (9.52%) Proactive Monitoring
3 2 (9.52%) Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (9.52%) Threat Detection
3 2 (9.52%) Use Case
3 2 (9.52%) Validation
4 1 (4.76%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (4.76%) Service Design
4 1 (4.76%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (4.76%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
1 3 (14.29%) Java
1 3 (14.29%) Python
2 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (42.86%) CCIE
2 9 (42.86%) CCNP
3 6 (28.57%) CCNA
4 2 (9.52%) CCIE Data Center
5 1 (4.76%) CCDP
5 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (4.76%) Degree
5 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (9.52%) Firmware
2 2 (9.52%) ISA Server
2 2 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (9.52%) vSphere
3 1 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) vCenter Server
2 1 (4.76%) Ansible
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.76%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
2 4 (19.05%) Palo Alto
3 3 (14.29%) Aruba
3 3 (14.29%) Infoblox
3 3 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (9.52%) Arista
4 2 (9.52%) F5
4 2 (9.52%) Fortinet
4 2 (9.52%) Micro Focus
4 2 (9.52%) ShoreTel
5 1 (4.76%) AppDynamics
5 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
5 1 (4.76%) Huawei
5 1 (4.76%) IronPort
5 1 (4.76%) Meraki
5 1 (4.76%) Riverbed
5 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.76%) Splunk
5 1 (4.76%) Zscaler