The table below looks at the statistics for Vulnerability Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Vulnerability Management over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Vulnerability Management
Rank 209 228 226
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -2
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 52 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.55% 0.25% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.34% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 3
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£450 £394 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £424 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.19% +21.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £39.75 -
% change year-on-year
-9.43% -
Vulnerability Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7350 6861 6112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.10% 74.60% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4415 3767 3293
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 250 270
Average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £13.00 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Vulnerability Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Vulnerability Management Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Vulnerability Management
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Vulnerability Management Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Vulnerability Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Vulnerability Management across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Vulnerability Management Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Vulnerability Management
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Surrey +15 19 £513 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 15 £450 -
Hampshire -3 6 £438 -1.68% 2
Berkshire +1 4 £465 +3.33% 4
West Sussex -13 4 £375 +17.18%
Middlesex +4 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £550 -
Vulnerability Management
England

Vulnerability Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 55 (71.43%) Information Security
2 42 (54.55%) Firewall
3 39 (50.65%) CISSP
4 33 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
5 26 (33.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (33.77%) Security Testing
6 23 (29.87%) PKI
7 22 (28.57%) Security Management
7 22 (28.57%) Management Information System
8 20 (25.97%) Risk Management
9 18 (23.38%) Security Architecture
9 18 (23.38%) Cyber Security
10 17 (22.08%) Security Patching
10 17 (22.08%) OWASP
11 16 (20.78%) Patch Management
11 16 (20.78%) GIAC
12 15 (19.48%) Intrusion Detection
12 15 (19.48%) PCI DSS
12 15 (19.48%) SIEM
13 14 (18.18%) Linux
14 11 (14.29%) VMware
14 11 (14.29%) Windows
14 11 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (14.29%) Data Protection
14 11 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
15 10 (12.99%) CISM
15 10 (12.99%) TCP/IP
16 9 (11.69%) Legal
16 9 (11.69%) Information Security Management
16 9 (11.69%) Cryptography

Vulnerability Management
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 4 (5.19%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.30%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 42 (54.55%) Firewall
2 15 (19.48%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (12.99%) TCP/IP
4 8 (10.39%) VPN
5 5 (6.49%) Internet
5 5 (6.49%) Wireless
6 4 (5.19%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (5.19%) LAN
6 4 (5.19%) WAN
6 4 (5.19%) HTTP
7 3 (3.90%) SSL
7 3 (3.90%) Network Security
8 2 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.60%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (2.60%) IPsec
8 2 (2.60%) TACACS
8 2 (2.60%) DNS
9 1 (1.30%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) MySQL
General
1 9 (11.69%) Legal
2 7 (9.09%) Finance
3 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.30%) Automotive
4 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.30%) Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
4 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (36.36%) Consultant
1 28 (36.36%) Security Consultant
2 23 (29.87%) Architect
3 22 (28.57%) Security Architect
4 14 (18.18%) Analyst
5 13 (16.88%) Security Analyst
6 8 (10.39%) Security Specialist
7 6 (7.79%) IT Consultant
7 6 (7.79%) IT Security Consultant
8 5 (6.49%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (6.49%) Senior Security Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) Security Manager
10 3 (3.90%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
10 3 (3.90%) Head of Security
10 3 (3.90%) Network Specialist
10 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 3 (3.90%) Information Security Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) Network Security Specialist
10 3 (3.90%) IT Security Specialist
10 3 (3.90%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.49%) Middleware
2 4 (5.19%) XML
3 2 (2.60%) Web Services
4 1 (1.30%) X-Windows
4 1 (1.30%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.87%) PKI
2 22 (28.57%) Management Information System
3 11 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (11.69%) Cryptography
5 7 (9.09%) Data Centre
6 6 (7.79%) Smart Meter
7 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (5.19%) AS400
7 4 (5.19%) Mainframe
7 4 (5.19%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (3.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
9 2 (2.60%) CMDB
9 2 (2.60%) Mathematics
9 2 (2.60%) NHS
10 1 (1.30%) Statistics
10 1 (1.30%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.18%) Linux
2 11 (14.29%) Windows
3 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.60%) CentOS
6 1 (1.30%) UNIX
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (71.43%) Information Security
2 33 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
3 26 (33.77%) Security Testing
4 22 (28.57%) Security Management
5 20 (25.97%) Risk Management
6 18 (23.38%) Security Architecture
6 18 (23.38%) Cyber Security
7 17 (22.08%) Security Patching
7 17 (22.08%) OWASP
8 16 (20.78%) Patch Management
9 15 (19.48%) SIEM
10 11 (14.29%) Data Protection
11 9 (11.69%) Kalman Filter
11 9 (11.69%) Information Security Management
12 8 (10.39%) Technical Architecture
13 7 (9.09%) Malware Detection\Protection
14 6 (7.79%) Incident Management
14 6 (7.79%) ISMS
14 6 (7.79%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (7.79%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.19%) C
1 4 (5.19%) PHP
2 2 (2.60%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (50.65%) CISSP
2 16 (20.78%) GIAC
3 10 (12.99%) CISM
4 9 (11.69%) Degree
5 6 (7.79%) CISA
6 4 (5.19%) CRISC
6 4 (5.19%) ISSAP
7 3 (3.90%) CCSP
7 3 (3.90%) CCSA
7 3 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.30%) PMP
8 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.30%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (33.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (19.48%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) Nessus
2 3 (3.90%) WSUS
3 2 (2.60%) WebInspect
3 2 (2.60%) SCOM
3 2 (2.60%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.30%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.30%) EdgeSight
4 1 (1.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (14.29%) VMware
2 5 (6.49%) Cisco
2 5 (6.49%) IBM
2 5 (6.49%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.90%) HP
3 3 (3.90%) SAP
3 3 (3.90%) CheckPoint
3 3 (3.90%) Qualys
4 2 (2.60%) Crossbeam
4 2 (2.60%) Symantec
4 2 (2.60%) Intel
5 1 (1.30%) Citrix
5 1 (1.30%) Software AG
5 1 (1.30%) Juniper
5 1 (1.30%) Remedy
5 1 (1.30%) McAfee
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle
5 1 (1.30%) Tripwire
5 1 (1.30%) Imperva