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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Management
Rank 490 513 515
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +2
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 99 47 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.099% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.13% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 31 13
Average daily rate
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£444 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £300 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £475 £549
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
37706 35111 32588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.60% 74.22% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25073 22066 19516
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1051 1076 1369
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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
South East +6 47 £398 -3.63% 2
London +20 32 £525 +16.66% 2
East of England - 8 £500 -
North West -13 3 - - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £335 - 3
South West - - - - 1
Vulnerability Management
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Vulnerability Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 87 (56.49%) Information Security
2 81 (52.60%) CISSP
3 55 (35.71%) Firewall
4 54 (35.06%) Windows
5 46 (29.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 40 (25.97%) Risk Management
7 39 (25.32%) Penetration Testing
8 38 (24.68%) ITIL
8 38 (24.68%) Linux
9 36 (23.38%) Management Information System
10 31 (20.13%) Network Security
11 29 (18.83%) TCP/IP
11 29 (18.83%) UNIX
12 27 (17.53%) Finance
13 25 (16.23%) CISM
14 24 (15.58%) Cisco
15 23 (14.94%) Microsoft
15 23 (14.94%) Qualys
15 23 (14.94%) Nessus
16 22 (14.29%) Security Management
17 21 (13.64%) McAfee
17 21 (13.64%) Intrusion Detection
17 21 (13.64%) Incident Management
17 21 (13.64%) Security Cleared
18 20 (12.99%) Active Directory
19 19 (12.34%) Data Protection
19 19 (12.34%) PCI DSS
19 19 (12.34%) SIEM
20 18 (11.69%) SC Cleared
20 18 (11.69%) GIAC

Vulnerability Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 14 (9.09%) IIS
2 8 (5.19%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.95%) Apache
5 2 (1.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (5.84%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.19%) MS Office
3 7 (4.55%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (35.71%) Firewall
2 31 (20.13%) Network Security
3 29 (18.83%) TCP/IP
4 21 (13.64%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (8.44%) LDAP
7 12 (7.79%) DNS
8 11 (7.14%) Wireless
8 11 (7.14%) DHCP
9 8 (5.19%) Internet
10 7 (4.55%) SAN
11 6 (3.90%) VPN
12 5 (3.25%) WAN
12 5 (3.25%) LAN
13 4 (2.60%) Reverse Proxy
14 3 (1.95%) EIGRP
14 3 (1.95%) BGP
14 3 (1.95%) OSPF
15 2 (1.30%) HSRP
15 2 (1.30%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Metasploit
General
1 27 (17.53%) Finance
2 11 (7.14%) Retail
3 8 (5.19%) Games
3 8 (5.19%) Legal
4 7 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.90%) Banking
6 4 (2.60%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.60%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.30%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.30%) Law
8 1 (0.65%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 56 (36.36%) Analyst
2 54 (35.06%) Security Analyst
3 31 (20.13%) Consultant
4 24 (15.58%) Security Consultant
5 17 (11.04%) Information Analyst
6 16 (10.39%) Information Security Analyst
7 13 (8.44%) IT Security Analyst
8 11 (7.14%) Security Manager
9 10 (6.49%) Project Manager
10 9 (5.84%) Security Specialist
11 8 (5.19%) Information Manager
12 7 (4.55%) Team Leader
12 7 (4.55%) Information Security Manager
12 7 (4.55%) Infrastructure Team Leader
13 6 (3.90%) Security Architect
13 6 (3.90%) Security Engineer
13 6 (3.90%) Information Security Consultant
13 6 (3.90%) Architect
14 5 (3.25%) Designer
14 5 (3.25%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.95%) .NET
2 1 (0.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 36 (23.38%) Management Information System
2 15 (9.74%) Data Protection Act
3 14 (9.09%) PKI
4 13 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (7.79%) CESG
5 12 (7.79%) Cryptography
6 11 (7.14%) Computer Science
7 10 (6.49%) RMADS
8 9 (5.84%) Smart Meter
8 9 (5.84%) CESG CLAS
9 7 (4.55%) CMDB
10 3 (1.95%) Human Factors
11 2 (1.30%) Open Source
11 2 (1.30%) Online Games
11 2 (1.30%) PMI
11 2 (1.30%) Equities
11 2 (1.30%) Fixed Income
12 1 (0.65%) IVR
12 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.65%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 54 (35.06%) Windows
2 38 (24.68%) Linux
3 29 (18.83%) UNIX
4 11 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.95%) Solaris
6 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.30%) CentOS
6 2 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.30%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.65%) AIX
7 1 (0.65%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (56.49%) Information Security
2 40 (25.97%) Risk Management
3 39 (25.32%) Penetration Testing
4 38 (24.68%) ITIL
5 22 (14.29%) Security Management
6 21 (13.64%) Incident Management
7 19 (12.34%) Data Protection
7 19 (12.34%) SIEM
8 18 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (11.04%) Service Management
9 17 (11.04%) Security Testing
10 16 (10.39%) ISMS
11 14 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 14 (9.09%) Security Architecture
11 14 (9.09%) Change Management
11 14 (9.09%) ITIL V3
11 14 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
12 13 (8.44%) Cyber Security
12 13 (8.44%) Project Management
13 11 (7.14%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.09%) SQL
2 5 (3.25%) Perl
3 3 (1.95%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.30%) Ruby
4 2 (1.30%) Python
5 1 (0.65%) C
5 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 81 (52.60%) CISSP
2 25 (16.23%) CISM
3 21 (13.64%) Security Cleared
4 18 (11.69%) SC Cleared
4 18 (11.69%) GIAC
5 16 (10.39%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (9.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (9.74%) GCIA
7 14 (9.09%) CEH
8 13 (8.44%) MCP
8 13 (8.44%) MCSE
9 12 (7.79%) Degree
9 12 (7.79%) Network+ Certification
10 11 (7.14%) CRISC
11 10 (6.49%) CNA
11 10 (6.49%) Novell Certification
11 10 (6.49%) CCNA
11 10 (6.49%) CISA
12 6 (3.90%) CCNP
13 5 (3.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (29.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (12.34%) PCI DSS
3 13 (8.44%) SLA
4 6 (3.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.95%) COBIT
6 2 (1.30%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 20 (12.99%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.90%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.95%) Firmware
4 3 (1.95%) Snort
5 2 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.30%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.65%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 23 (14.94%) Nessus
2 9 (5.84%) SCCM
3 7 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (3.90%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.30%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (1.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.30%) OpenView
6 1 (0.65%) Foglight
Vendors
1 24 (15.58%) Cisco
2 23 (14.94%) Microsoft
2 23 (14.94%) Qualys
3 21 (13.64%) McAfee
4 17 (11.04%) Splunk
5 11 (7.14%) Juniper
6 10 (6.49%) ArcSight
6 10 (6.49%) HP
6 10 (6.49%) VMware
7 8 (5.19%) CheckPoint
7 8 (5.19%) Sophos
8 7 (4.55%) IBM
8 7 (4.55%) Lumension
9 6 (3.90%) Sun
9 6 (3.90%) Websense
10 5 (3.25%) Tripwire
11 3 (1.95%) NetIQ
11 3 (1.95%) Citrix
11 3 (1.95%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.95%) Rapid7