The table below looks at the statistics for Vulnerability Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Vulnerability Management over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Vulnerability Management
Rank 521 526 532
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 73 74 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.056%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.18% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 45 15
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£450 £475 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £375 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £475 £363
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +31.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42559 41264 35676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.38% 74.73% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26548 25722 21281
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1225 1158 1074
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

Vulnerability Management
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Vulnerability Management Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Vulnerability Management
Daily Rate Trend

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

Vulnerability Management Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Vulnerability Management
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Vulnerability Management within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Vulnerability Management Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Vulnerability Management
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Vulnerability Management Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Vulnerability Management
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
England -9 64 £450 -5.26% 35
London +10 31 £475 +1.33% 12
South East -13 18 £400 -20.00% 13
City of London +26 12 £450 +4.34% 3
South West +8 7 £395 +31.66% 2
Scotland - 6 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £400 - 1
Hampshire -8 5 £404 -23.09% 1
North West -21 5 £373 -21.57% 4
Milton Keynes - 5 £400 - 1
Surrey -4 4 £550 +15.78% 1
Wiltshire - 4 - -
Swindon - 4 - -
Bristol +6 3 £395 +31.66% 1
Staines +5 3 - - 1
West Lothian - 3 - -
East of England +17 2 £525 +44.82% 2
Essex +4 2 £525 +44.82%
Cheshire -7 2 £373 +16.40%
Winchester -8 2 £425 -3.40%
Berkshire -15 2 - - 8
Manchester -17 2 - - 2
Livingston - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 £383 -
Weybridge -3 1 £550 -
Reading -5 1 - - 5
Slough - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 £475 - 1
Brentwood - 1 - -

Vulnerability Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 75 (50.00%) Information Security
2 71 (47.33%) CISSP
3 52 (34.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 48 (32.00%) Firewall
5 43 (28.67%) CISM
6 42 (28.00%) ITIL
7 40 (26.67%) Finance
8 38 (25.33%) Linux
9 37 (24.67%) Windows
10 36 (24.00%) Penetration Testing
11 33 (22.00%) Management Information System
12 31 (20.67%) Risk Management
13 26 (17.33%) Incident Management
13 26 (17.33%) Cyber Security
14 25 (16.67%) Security Architecture
14 25 (16.67%) Project Management
15 23 (15.33%) Security Management
15 23 (15.33%) Degree
15 23 (15.33%) Qualys
15 23 (15.33%) PCI DSS
16 21 (14.00%) GIAC
17 20 (13.33%) Nessus
17 20 (13.33%) Splunk
18 19 (12.67%) SIEM
18 19 (12.67%) Stakeholder Management
18 19 (12.67%) McAfee
19 18 (12.00%) Change Management
19 18 (12.00%) UNIX
19 18 (12.00%) ArcSight
20 17 (11.33%) Intrusion Detection

Vulnerability Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 13 (8.67%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.33%) IIS
3 3 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (2.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.67%) Apache
4 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (4.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.00%) MS Office
3 5 (3.33%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.67%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.00%) SaaS
1 3 (2.00%) PaaS
1 3 (2.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (32.00%) Firewall
2 17 (11.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 16 (10.67%) Network Security
4 13 (8.67%) TCP/IP
5 10 (6.67%) LDAP
6 9 (6.00%) DNS
7 7 (4.67%) SAN
8 6 (4.00%) Wireless
9 5 (3.33%) DHCP
10 4 (2.67%) Kerberos
10 4 (2.67%) Internet
10 4 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.00%) HTTP
12 2 (1.33%) SNMP
12 2 (1.33%) SSL
12 2 (1.33%) Ethernet
12 2 (1.33%) VPN
12 2 (1.33%) LAN
12 2 (1.33%) WAN
12 2 (1.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (1.33%) MySQL
2 1 (0.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.67%) DB2
2 1 (0.67%) Informix
2 1 (0.67%) Ingres
2 1 (0.67%) Big Data
General
1 40 (26.67%) Finance
2 11 (7.33%) Games
3 10 (6.67%) Retail
4 4 (2.67%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.67%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.00%) Banking
5 3 (2.00%) Legal
5 3 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.33%) Law
6 2 (1.33%) German Language
6 2 (1.33%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.67%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.67%) Automotive
7 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 53 (35.33%) Analyst
2 49 (32.67%) Security Analyst
3 25 (16.67%) Consultant
4 24 (16.00%) Security Consultant
5 16 (10.67%) Security Specialist
5 16 (10.67%) Architect
6 15 (10.00%) Security Architect
7 14 (9.33%) Security Manager
8 12 (8.00%) Project Manager
9 9 (6.00%) IT Security Analyst
10 8 (5.33%) Cyber Security Analyst
11 7 (4.67%) Information Security Analyst
11 7 (4.67%) Senior Security Analyst
11 7 (4.67%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (4.67%) Information Analyst
12 6 (4.00%) Security Project Manager
12 6 (4.00%) Security Engineer
12 6 (4.00%) Information Manager
12 6 (4.00%) Information Security Consultant
12 6 (4.00%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.00%) Middleware
1 3 (2.00%) Web Services
2 2 (1.33%) XML
3 1 (0.67%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.67%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 33 (22.00%) Management Information System
2 14 (9.33%) PKI
3 12 (8.00%) Cryptography
4 10 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 9 (6.00%) CMDB
5 9 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (5.33%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (4.00%) Human Factors
8 5 (3.33%) IBM Mainframe
8 5 (3.33%) Mainframe
8 5 (3.33%) Smart Meter
9 4 (2.67%) AS400
10 3 (2.00%) Statistics
10 3 (2.00%) Online Games
10 3 (2.00%) Public Cloud
11 2 (1.33%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.33%) RMADS
11 2 (1.33%) SCADA
11 2 (1.33%) CESG
11 2 (1.33%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 38 (25.33%) Linux
2 37 (24.67%) Windows
3 18 (12.00%) UNIX
4 6 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.33%) Solaris
5 2 (1.33%) CentOS
5 2 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (50.00%) Information Security
2 42 (28.00%) ITIL
3 36 (24.00%) Penetration Testing
4 31 (20.67%) Risk Management
5 26 (17.33%) Incident Management
5 26 (17.33%) Cyber Security
6 25 (16.67%) Security Architecture
6 25 (16.67%) Project Management
7 23 (15.33%) Security Management
8 19 (12.67%) SIEM
8 19 (12.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (12.00%) Change Management
10 16 (10.67%) Kalman Filter
11 15 (10.00%) Security Testing
12 14 (9.33%) Coaching
13 13 (8.67%) Data Protection
13 13 (8.67%) PRINCE2
14 12 (8.00%) Information Assurance
15 10 (6.67%) Service Management
16 9 (6.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.33%) SQL
2 4 (2.67%) C
3 2 (1.33%) PHP
4 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 71 (47.33%) CISSP
2 43 (28.67%) CISM
3 23 (15.33%) Degree
4 21 (14.00%) GIAC
5 15 (10.00%) CEH
6 13 (8.67%) CRISC
7 12 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (8.00%) Security Cleared
8 11 (7.33%) CISA
8 11 (7.33%) MCP
9 9 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (5.33%) MCSE
10 8 (5.33%) SC Cleared
11 7 (4.67%) CCNA
11 7 (4.67%) PMP
11 7 (4.67%) PMI Certification
12 6 (4.00%) GCIA
13 5 (3.33%) GCIH
13 5 (3.33%) SSCP
14 4 (2.67%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (34.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (15.33%) PCI DSS
3 7 (4.67%) COBIT
4 6 (4.00%) SLA
4 6 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 15 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.00%) Snort
4 3 (2.00%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.33%) UAG
5 2 (1.33%) NFS
5 2 (1.33%) Samba
6 1 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.67%) Squid
6 1 (0.67%) Firmware
6 1 (0.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (13.33%) Nessus
2 8 (5.33%) SCCM
3 4 (2.67%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (2.67%) OpenView
4 3 (2.00%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.33%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (1.33%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (1.33%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.67%) Nmap
6 1 (0.67%) OPNET
6 1 (0.67%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.67%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.67%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 23 (15.33%) Qualys
2 20 (13.33%) Splunk
3 19 (12.67%) McAfee
4 18 (12.00%) ArcSight
5 16 (10.67%) Microsoft
6 15 (10.00%) VMware
7 11 (7.33%) IBM
8 10 (6.67%) Cisco
8 10 (6.67%) HP
9 8 (5.33%) Citrix
10 6 (4.00%) SolarWinds
10 6 (4.00%) BMC
11 5 (3.33%) Sophos
11 5 (3.33%) Oracle
11 5 (3.33%) Cyber-Ark
12 4 (2.67%) Symantec
12 4 (2.67%) Juniper
12 4 (2.67%) Remedy
12 4 (2.67%) Websense
13 3 (2.00%) Tripwire
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