The table below looks at the statistics for Vulnerability Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Vulnerability Management over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Vulnerability Management
Rank 460 492 528
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +36
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 129 85 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.17% 0.089%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.22% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 63 21
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £350 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £533 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £283
% change year-on-year
- +59.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £38.84 £43.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.84 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -
Vulnerability Management
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41497 38505 36269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.08% 76.52% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 27539 24264 22731
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 1078 1016
Average hourly rate £31.22 £23.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.73% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Vulnerability Management
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Vulnerability Management across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Vulnerability Management Jobs Demand Trend in England

Vulnerability Management
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management across the England region.

Vulnerability Management Daily Rate Trend in England

Vulnerability Management
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Vulnerability Management across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Vulnerability Management Daily Rate Histogram in England

Vulnerability Management
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Vulnerability Management across the England region.

Vulnerability Management Hourly Rate Trend in England

Vulnerability Management
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Vulnerability Management within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +20 57 £450 +1.12% 12
South East +16 48 £438 +4.47% 12
East of England +15 15 £450 +45.16% 2
South West -5 7 £450 - 4
North West -40 2 £352 -27.79% 5
East Midlands - 1 £450 - 3
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Vulnerability Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Vulnerability Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Vulnerability Management.

1 114 (52.53%) Information Security
2 107 (49.31%) Firewall
3 80 (36.87%) CISSP
4 69 (31.80%) Penetration Testing
5 62 (28.57%) Windows
6 55 (25.35%) Linux
7 51 (23.50%) Finance
8 47 (21.66%) Security Architecture
9 46 (21.20%) SIEM
10 44 (20.28%) Cyber Security
11 43 (19.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 39 (17.97%) Management Information System
13 38 (17.51%) Risk Management
14 37 (17.05%) PCI DSS
15 35 (16.13%) CISM
16 32 (14.75%) Security Management
16 32 (14.75%) UNIX
17 30 (13.82%) VMware
18 28 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
18 28 (12.90%) Kalman Filter
19 26 (11.98%) Security Testing
19 26 (11.98%) Degree
19 26 (11.98%) Intrusion Detection
20 25 (11.52%) ITIL
20 25 (11.52%) Patch Management
21 23 (10.60%) Project Management
21 23 (10.60%) PKI
22 22 (10.14%) Data Centre
23 19 (8.76%) Security Patching
23 19 (8.76%) TOGAF

Vulnerability Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Vulnerability Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Vulnerability Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (4.61%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.30%) IIS
3 3 (1.38%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.92%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.92%) MQSeries
4 2 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.92%) iPlanet
4 2 (0.92%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (2.76%) MS Office
2 3 (1.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.30%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (1.84%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.92%) BusinessWare
3 2 (0.92%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.46%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.30%) SaaS
2 2 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.46%) PaaS
3 1 (0.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 107 (49.31%) Firewall
2 26 (11.98%) Intrusion Detection
3 18 (8.29%) TCP/IP
4 16 (7.37%) Internet
5 12 (5.53%) Network Security
6 11 (5.07%) VPN
7 10 (4.61%) DNS
8 8 (3.69%) LAN
8 8 (3.69%) WAN
8 8 (3.69%) Wireless
8 8 (3.69%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (3.23%) DHCP
10 5 (2.30%) HTTP
10 5 (2.30%) LDAP
11 4 (1.84%) IPsec
11 4 (1.84%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.38%) SSL
13 2 (0.92%) DMZ
13 2 (0.92%) OSPF
13 2 (0.92%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.84%) MySQL
2 3 (1.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.38%) DB2
2 3 (1.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.92%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (0.46%) Big Data
4 1 (0.46%) Informix
4 1 (0.46%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Toad
General
1 51 (23.50%) Finance
2 11 (5.07%) Retail
3 9 (4.15%) Banking
3 9 (4.15%) Legal
4 6 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.30%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.84%) Publishing
6 4 (1.84%) Law
6 4 (1.84%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.38%) Automotive
7 3 (1.38%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.92%) Games
8 2 (0.92%) German Language
9 1 (0.46%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.46%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 72 (33.18%) Analyst
2 59 (27.19%) Security Analyst
3 53 (24.42%) Consultant
4 52 (23.96%) Security Consultant
5 40 (18.43%) Architect
6 37 (17.05%) Security Architect
7 16 (7.37%) Security Specialist
7 16 (7.37%) Security Manager
7 16 (7.37%) IT Consultant
7 16 (7.37%) IT Security Consultant
8 14 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
8 14 (6.45%) Project Manager
9 13 (5.99%) Security Engineer
9 13 (5.99%) Senior Security Analyst
9 13 (5.99%) Cyber Security Analyst
10 8 (3.69%) IT Security Analyst
10 8 (3.69%) Security Project Manager
11 7 (3.23%) Business Analyst
12 6 (2.76%) Operations Analyst
12 6 (2.76%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.69%) Middleware
2 4 (1.84%) Web Services
2 4 (1.84%) XML
3 3 (1.38%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.92%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (17.97%) Management Information System
2 23 (10.60%) PKI
3 22 (10.14%) Data Centre
4 18 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (5.53%) Computer Science
6 11 (5.07%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (4.15%) AS400
7 9 (4.15%) Cryptography
8 8 (3.69%) Mainframe
8 8 (3.69%) IBM Mainframe
9 5 (2.30%) Smart Meter
10 4 (1.84%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.38%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.92%) NHS
12 2 (0.92%) CESG
12 2 (0.92%) CESG CLAS
12 2 (0.92%) CMDB
12 2 (0.92%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 62 (28.57%) Windows
2 55 (25.35%) Linux
3 32 (14.75%) UNIX
4 7 (3.23%) Solaris
4 7 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.84%) CentOS
7 3 (1.38%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.92%) zOS
8 2 (0.92%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (52.53%) Information Security
2 69 (31.80%) Penetration Testing
3 47 (21.66%) Security Architecture
4 46 (21.20%) SIEM
5 44 (20.28%) Cyber Security
6 38 (17.51%) Risk Management
7 32 (14.75%) Security Management
8 28 (12.90%) Kalman Filter
9 26 (11.98%) Security Testing
10 25 (11.52%) ITIL
10 25 (11.52%) Patch Management
11 23 (10.60%) Project Management
12 19 (8.76%) TOGAF
12 19 (8.76%) Security Patching
13 17 (7.83%) OWASP
13 17 (7.83%) Technical Architecture
14 16 (7.37%) Ethical Hacking
15 14 (6.45%) Incident Management
16 12 (5.53%) Data Protection
16 12 (5.53%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.23%) SQL
2 5 (2.30%) C
2 5 (2.30%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.84%) PHP
3 4 (1.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 80 (36.87%) CISSP
2 35 (16.13%) CISM
3 26 (11.98%) Degree
4 17 (7.83%) GIAC
4 17 (7.83%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (5.99%) CISA
5 13 (5.99%) CCSA
6 10 (4.61%) CEH
6 10 (4.61%) CCNA
6 10 (4.61%) JNCIA
7 5 (2.30%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.30%) Security Cleared
7 5 (2.30%) CCSP
8 4 (1.84%) ISSAP
8 4 (1.84%) PCI QSA
8 4 (1.84%) CRISC
9 2 (0.92%) CGEIT
9 2 (0.92%) CCIE
9 2 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.46%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (19.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (17.05%) PCI DSS
3 7 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.84%) COBIT
5 3 (1.38%) SLA
6 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 28 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (8.76%) Active Directory
3 11 (5.07%) VMware ESX
4 8 (3.69%) Snort
5 2 (0.92%) ClearTrust
5 2 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.46%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (4.61%) Nessus
2 4 (1.84%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (1.38%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.38%) WSUS
4 2 (0.92%) WebInspect
4 2 (0.92%) SCOM
4 2 (0.92%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 2 (0.92%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.46%) Nagios
5 1 (0.46%) OpenView
5 1 (0.46%) Nmap
5 1 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.46%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (0.46%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (13.82%) VMware
2 19 (8.76%) Cisco
2 19 (8.76%) Microsoft
3 18 (8.29%) Oracle
4 15 (6.91%) Qualys
5 14 (6.45%) IBM
6 13 (5.99%) Citrix
6 13 (5.99%) Splunk
7 12 (5.53%) ArcSight
8 10 (4.61%) CheckPoint
8 10 (4.61%) McAfee
9 7 (3.23%) Websense
10 6 (2.76%) F5
10 6 (2.76%) HP
11 5 (2.30%) Juniper
11 5 (2.30%) SAP
12 4 (1.84%) Symantec
12 4 (1.84%) ScanSafe
12 4 (1.84%) LogLogic
13 3 (1.38%) LogRhythm
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