Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Threat Intelligence skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Threat Intelligence over the 6 months to 23 September 2018 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.

Threat Intelligence
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 749 742 818
Rank change year-on-year -7 +76 +55
Contract jobs citing Threat Intelligence 138 124 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.070%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.15% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 77 38
UK median daily rate £500 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +4.35%
10th Percentile £375 £375 £393
90th Percentile £625 £630 £708
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £445
% change year-on-year -10.00% +12.36% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Threat Intelligence 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 87,148 83,863 91,422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.18% 85.61% 85.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,559 55,300 60,452
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £300 £279 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,397 2,071 2,392
UK median hourly rate £20.65 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.98% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.39
% change year-on-year -16.67% +2.62% +6.31%

Threat Intelligence
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Threat Intelligence in the UK

Threat Intelligence
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Threat Intelligence in the UK

Threat Intelligence
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Threat Intelligence over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Threat Intelligence in the UK

Threat Intelligence
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Threat Intelligence within the UK over the 6 months to 23 September 2018. 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 +10 128 £500 +4.17% 65
UK excluding London +10 86 £450 -10.00% 38
London -23 49 £550 +14.58% 29
North of England -21 36 £458 -8.50% 5
South East 0 25 £500 -4.76% 13
Yorkshire -25 19 £525 -4.55% 4
North West +4 17 £450 -6.25% 1
East of England +1 9 £375 +25.00% 6
Midlands - 8 £394 - 9
West Midlands - 8 £394 - 8
Scotland -6 7 £245 -55.45% 2
South West -20 1 £450 -2.70% 3

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Threat Intelligence 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 Threat Intelligence.

1 90 (65.22%) SIEM
2 74 (53.62%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 73 (52.90%) Cybersecurity
4 59 (42.75%) Vulnerability Management
5 54 (39.13%) Security Operations
6 47 (34.06%) Firewall
7 36 (26.09%) Information Security
7 36 (26.09%) Security Monitoring
8 31 (22.46%) Cyberthreat
9 29 (21.01%) CISSP
10 28 (20.29%) Network Security
11 27 (19.57%) Security Cleared
12 25 (18.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 24 (17.39%) Intel
13 24 (17.39%) Finance
14 21 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
15 20 (14.49%) Risk Management
15 20 (14.49%) Cyber Intelligence
15 20 (14.49%) Security Operations Centre
16 18 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
16 18 (13.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 18 (13.04%) Python
16 18 (13.04%) ArcSight
17 17 (12.32%) Data Loss Prevention
18 16 (11.59%) SC Cleared
18 16 (11.59%) Digital Forensics
19 15 (10.87%) Network Management
19 15 (10.87%) Big Data
19 15 (10.87%) Analytics
19 15 (10.87%) Incident Management

Threat Intelligence
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 7 (5.07%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.45%) Apache
3 1 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.62%) SaaS
2 4 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.17%) IaaS
3 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.17%) PaaS
4 2 (1.45%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (34.06%) Firewall
2 28 (20.29%) Network Security
3 11 (7.97%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (5.07%) DNS
5 6 (4.35%) VPN
6 3 (2.17%) HTTP
6 3 (2.17%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.45%) Internet
8 1 (0.72%) MPLS
8 1 (0.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.87%) Big Data
2 14 (10.14%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.90%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.45%) Cloudera CDH
4 2 (1.45%) Maltego
5 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.72%) gulp
2 1 (0.72%) Maven
General
1 24 (17.39%) Finance
2 10 (7.25%) Banking
3 3 (2.17%) Retail
4 2 (1.45%) Electronics
4 2 (1.45%) Games
4 2 (1.45%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.45%) Law
4 2 (1.45%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.72%) Legal
5 1 (0.72%) Russian Language
5 1 (0.72%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 57 (41.30%) Analyst
2 49 (35.51%) Security Analyst
3 22 (15.94%) Operations Analyst
3 22 (15.94%) Security Operations Analyst
4 21 (15.22%) Consultant
5 15 (10.87%) Security Manager
6 12 (8.70%) IT Analyst
6 12 (8.70%) IT Security Analyst
7 11 (7.97%) Security Engineer
7 11 (7.97%) SOC Analyst
8 10 (7.25%) ArcSight Consultant
9 9 (6.52%) Project Manager
10 7 (5.07%) Architect
10 7 (5.07%) Information Manager
10 7 (5.07%) Information Security Manager
11 6 (4.35%) Security Architect
11 6 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (3.62%) Security Project Manager
12 5 (3.62%) Senior Security Analyst
13 4 (2.90%) Firewall Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.70%) Regular Expression
2 6 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (2.17%) JSON
4 2 (1.45%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.45%) REST
4 2 (1.45%) SOAP
5 1 (0.72%) Akka
5 1 (0.72%) CSS
5 1 (0.72%) HTML
5 1 (0.72%) LESS
5 1 (0.72%) Middleware
5 1 (0.72%) OAuth
5 1 (0.72%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.72%) OpenID
5 1 (0.72%) Play Framework
5 1 (0.72%) React
5 1 (0.72%) Sass
5 1 (0.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (22.46%) Cyberthreat
2 21 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (14.49%) Security Operations Centre
4 15 (10.87%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (8.70%) Management Information System
6 9 (6.52%) Data Centre
7 7 (5.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (4.35%) Computer Science
9 5 (3.62%) Driving Licence
9 5 (3.62%) PKI
10 3 (2.17%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 2 (1.45%) BYOD
11 2 (1.45%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (1.45%) Cybercrime
12 1 (0.72%) Analytical Mindset
12 1 (0.72%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.97%) Linux
1 11 (7.97%) Unix
2 9 (6.52%) Windows
3 3 (2.17%) Solaris
4 2 (1.45%) CentOS
4 2 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.72%) AIX
5 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.72%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (65.22%) SIEM
2 74 (53.62%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 73 (52.90%) Cybersecurity
4 59 (42.75%) Vulnerability Management
5 54 (39.13%) Security Operations
6 36 (26.09%) Information Security
6 36 (26.09%) Security Monitoring
7 20 (14.49%) Cyber Intelligence
7 20 (14.49%) Risk Management
8 18 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (13.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 17 (12.32%) Data Loss Prevention
10 16 (11.59%) Digital Forensics
11 15 (10.87%) Analytics
11 15 (10.87%) Identity Access Management
11 15 (10.87%) Incident Management
11 15 (10.87%) Network Management
12 13 (9.42%) ITIL
13 12 (8.70%) Change Management
13 12 (8.70%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.04%) Python
2 6 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.90%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.72%) Java
4 1 (0.72%) Perl
4 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.72%) Scala
4 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (21.01%) CISSP
2 27 (19.57%) Security Cleared
3 16 (11.59%) SC Cleared
4 14 (10.14%) CISM
5 11 (7.97%) Degree
6 9 (6.52%) CEH
7 8 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (5.80%) CISMP
8 7 (5.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 7 (5.07%) CCSP
8 7 (5.07%) GCIH
9 5 (3.62%) CISA
9 5 (3.62%) GIAC
10 4 (2.90%) CompTIA Security+
10 4 (2.90%) CRISC
10 4 (2.90%) SANS
11 3 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (2.17%) ISSAP
11 3 (2.17%) ISSEP
11 3 (2.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (18.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.07%) COBIT
3 6 (4.35%) GDPR
4 3 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.45%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.45%) HDFS
1 2 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (9.42%) ArcSight ESM
2 6 (4.35%) Nessus
3 5 (3.62%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.17%) EnCase
4 3 (2.17%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.17%) QRadar
5 2 (1.45%) Ansible
5 2 (1.45%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.72%) CASB
6 1 (0.72%) FTK
6 1 (0.72%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (0.72%) RSA enVision
6 1 (0.72%) SCCM
6 1 (0.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (17.39%) Intel
2 18 (13.04%) ArcSight
3 11 (7.97%) HP
4 10 (7.25%) Splunk
5 9 (6.52%) McAfee
6 7 (5.07%) Microsoft
7 5 (3.62%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.90%) Darktrace
8 4 (2.90%) Qualys
9 3 (2.17%) Cisco
9 3 (2.17%) Google
10 2 (1.45%) AlienVault
10 2 (1.45%) FireEye
10 2 (1.45%) Foundstone
10 2 (1.45%) Rapid7
10 2 (1.45%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.72%) CyberArk
11 1 (0.72%) IBM
11 1 (0.72%) LogRhythm
11 1 (0.72%) Palo Alto