The table below looks at the statistics for Vulnerability Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Vulnerability Management over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Vulnerability Management
Rank 479 528 542
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +14
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 186 135 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.30% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 75 76
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £345 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £424
% change year-on-year
- +6.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £36.00 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £39.75
% change year-on-year
- -9.43%

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
44547 45656 42956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.75% 79.99% 78.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 29462 29606 26622
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1037 1202 1216
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.16 £52.17 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

Vulnerability Management
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Vulnerability Management within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +62 172 £475 +5.55% 38
South East +13 51 £475 +5.55% 5
London +2 47 £500 +11.11% 19
Yorkshire - 23 £425 - 5
West Yorkshire - 20 £500 - 5
North West +12 19 - - 2
Scotland +10 16 £550 +37.50% 3
Manchester +5 16 - - 2
Leeds - 16 £500 - 5
Surrey -14 12 £463 -9.75%
South West +10 11 £375 -16.66% 5
Hampshire +7 11 £513 +17.14%
East of England +20 10 £388 -13.88% 1
Edinburgh +2 10 £550 +57.14% 3
East Sussex - 9 £350 -
City of London +50 8 £533 +31.48% 4
Berkshire -1 7 £500 +7.52% 4
Bristol - 7 £375 -
Glasgow +8 6 - -
West Sussex -6 6 £413 +10.00% 1
Hove - 6 - -
Bedfordshire +1 5 £280 -37.77% 1
Staines -11 5 - -
Kent - 5 £550 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £450 -
Swindon +3 4 - - 4
Wiltshire -9 4 - - 5
West Midlands - 4 £388 - 1
Bedford - 4 £275 -
Cambridge - 4 £450 -

Vulnerability Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Vulnerability Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Vulnerability Management.

1 154 (44.64%) Information Security
2 145 (42.03%) CISSP
3 111 (32.17%) Firewall
4 104 (30.14%) Finance
5 102 (29.57%) SIEM
6 92 (26.67%) CISM
7 88 (25.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 81 (23.48%) PCI DSS
9 77 (22.32%) Windows
10 73 (21.16%) Network Security
11 67 (19.42%) Security Operations
12 59 (17.10%) Penetration Testing
13 58 (16.81%) Cybersecurity
14 56 (16.23%) Qualys
14 56 (16.23%) Data Centre
15 54 (15.65%) ITIL
16 53 (15.36%) Linux
17 51 (14.78%) Project Management
18 50 (14.49%) Management Information System
19 49 (14.20%) Stakeholder Management
20 43 (12.46%) Active Directory
21 42 (12.17%) Risk Management
22 40 (11.59%) Cisco
22 40 (11.59%) Intel Security
23 39 (11.30%) Kalman Filter
24 38 (11.01%) Unix
25 36 (10.43%) Microsoft
25 36 (10.43%) CISA
25 36 (10.43%) COBIT
26 35 (10.14%) Security Management

Vulnerability Management
Top Related 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 13 (3.77%) IIS
2 12 (3.48%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.90%) OpenStack
4 8 (2.32%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.74%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.45%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.16%) Apache
7 4 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.16%) iPlanet
7 4 (1.16%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.58%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.58%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.29%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (5.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.45%) MS Office
3 3 (0.87%) MS Project
3 3 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.16%) BusinessWare
2 4 (1.16%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 28 (8.12%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (5.22%) IaaS
3 17 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (4.35%) PaaS
5 12 (3.48%) Mimecast
6 7 (2.03%) Office 365
7 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 111 (32.17%) Firewall
2 73 (21.16%) Network Security
3 34 (9.86%) Intrusion Detection
4 27 (7.83%) LAN
5 26 (7.54%) WAN
6 23 (6.67%) TCP/IP
7 19 (5.51%) Wireless
8 16 (4.64%) Reverse Proxy
9 10 (2.90%) Internet
10 8 (2.32%) HTTP
10 8 (2.32%) Wireless Security
11 7 (2.03%) Cisco ISE
11 7 (2.03%) VPN
12 6 (1.74%) LDAP
12 6 (1.74%) SSL
13 5 (1.45%) NAS
13 5 (1.45%) SAN
13 5 (1.45%) Wireshark
14 4 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (1.16%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.16%) DB2
2 4 (1.16%) DB2 UDB
3 2 (0.58%) Big Data
3 2 (0.58%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.58%) MySQL
4 1 (0.29%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.29%) AppScan
General
1 104 (30.14%) Finance
2 22 (6.38%) Banking
3 12 (3.48%) Law
4 11 (3.19%) Legal
5 9 (2.61%) Retail
6 6 (1.74%) Advertising
6 6 (1.74%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.45%) French Language
7 5 (1.45%) German Language
7 5 (1.45%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.16%) Portuguese Language
8 4 (1.16%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.87%) Games
10 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.58%) Publishing
11 1 (0.29%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.29%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (27.54%) Analyst
2 85 (24.64%) Security Analyst
3 72 (20.87%) Consultant
3 72 (20.87%) Security Consultant
4 41 (11.88%) Security Manager
5 30 (8.70%) Architect
5 30 (8.70%) IT Analyst
5 30 (8.70%) Security Engineer
6 29 (8.41%) IT Security Analyst
7 28 (8.12%) Project Manager
8 27 (7.83%) Security Project Manager
9 26 (7.54%) Information Security Consultant
10 25 (7.25%) Security Architect
11 18 (5.22%) Information Analyst
11 18 (5.22%) Information Security Analyst
12 14 (4.06%) Information Security Manager
12 14 (4.06%) Operations Analyst
13 13 (3.77%) Information Manager
13 13 (3.77%) Technical Leader
14 12 (3.48%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.16%) Middleware
1 4 (1.16%) MSMQ
2 2 (0.58%) REST
2 2 (0.58%) Web Services
2 2 (0.58%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (0.58%) XML
3 1 (0.29%) .NET
3 1 (0.29%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 56 (16.23%) Data Centre
2 50 (14.49%) Management Information System
3 31 (8.99%) PKI
4 25 (7.25%) Security Operations Centre
5 17 (4.93%) Computer Science
6 16 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.61%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (2.32%) SWIFT
9 7 (2.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.45%) Cryptography
10 5 (1.45%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (1.16%) AS400
11 4 (1.16%) CESG
11 4 (1.16%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.16%) FMCG
12 3 (0.87%) Equities
12 3 (0.87%) Fixed Income
12 3 (0.87%) PMI
12 3 (0.87%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.58%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 77 (22.32%) Windows
2 53 (15.36%) Linux
3 38 (11.01%) Unix
4 16 (4.64%) Windows Server
5 11 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (3.19%) Windows 7
6 10 (2.90%) AIX
6 10 (2.90%) Solaris
7 8 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.74%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.45%) VMS
10 4 (1.16%) zOS
11 2 (0.58%) CentOS
11 2 (0.58%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.58%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.29%) Android
12 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (44.64%) Information Security
2 102 (29.57%) SIEM
3 67 (19.42%) Security Operations
4 59 (17.10%) Penetration Testing
5 58 (16.81%) Cybersecurity
6 54 (15.65%) ITIL
7 51 (14.78%) Project Management
8 49 (14.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 42 (12.17%) Risk Management
10 39 (11.30%) Kalman Filter
11 35 (10.14%) Security Management
12 31 (8.99%) Security Architecture
13 30 (8.70%) Threat Management
14 29 (8.41%) Incident Management
15 28 (8.12%) Information Assurance
16 27 (7.83%) Web Filtering
17 24 (6.96%) Data Protection
17 24 (6.96%) ISMS
18 23 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
19 22 (6.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.61%) Python
2 7 (2.03%) Perl
2 7 (2.03%) SQL
3 6 (1.74%) C
3 6 (1.74%) Java
4 5 (1.45%) Bash Shell
4 5 (1.45%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.16%) Ruby
6 3 (0.87%) C#
6 3 (0.87%) C++
6 3 (0.87%) PHP
6 3 (0.87%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 145 (42.03%) CISSP
2 92 (26.67%) CISM
3 36 (10.43%) CISA
4 34 (9.86%) Degree
5 21 (6.09%) CEH
6 19 (5.51%) GCIH
7 17 (4.93%) CompTIA Security+
7 17 (4.93%) Security Cleared
7 17 (4.93%) Security+ Certification
8 14 (4.06%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (4.06%) SC Cleared
9 11 (3.19%) SANS
10 10 (2.90%) APMP
11 8 (2.32%) CISMP
11 8 (2.32%) GCIA
12 7 (2.03%) CCNA
12 7 (2.03%) IISP
12 7 (2.03%) SSCP
13 6 (1.74%) GIAC
13 6 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (25.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 81 (23.48%) PCI DSS
3 36 (10.43%) COBIT
4 7 (2.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (1.45%) GPG13
6 5 (1.45%) SLA
7 3 (0.87%) ISO27002
8 2 (0.58%) COSO
8 2 (0.58%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (0.58%) SAS 70
8 2 (0.58%) SSAE 16
9 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.29%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 43 (12.46%) Active Directory
2 32 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.22%) Firmware
4 9 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.32%) BitLocker
6 6 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.16%) ClearTrust
8 4 (1.16%) vSphere
8 4 (1.16%) XenApp
9 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.58%) RACF
9 2 (0.58%) Samba
9 2 (0.58%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.58%) Squid
9 2 (0.58%) UAG
Systems Management
1 15 (4.35%) SCCM
2 14 (4.06%) Norton AntiVirus
3 12 (3.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 10 (2.90%) Nessus
5 7 (2.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (1.74%) CA Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.45%) Nmap
7 5 (1.45%) WSUS
8 4 (1.16%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.87%) SCOM
10 2 (0.58%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.58%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.58%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.58%) QRadar
11 1 (0.29%) EnCase
11 1 (0.29%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.29%) Puppet
11 1 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 56 (16.23%) Qualys
2 40 (11.59%) Cisco
2 40 (11.59%) Intel Security
3 36 (10.43%) Microsoft
4 33 (9.57%) Splunk
5 32 (9.28%) VMware
6 21 (6.09%) Citrix
7 18 (5.22%) CheckPoint
7 18 (5.22%) Symantec
8 13 (3.77%) Forcepoint
9 12 (3.48%) Oracle
10 10 (2.90%) ArcSight
10 10 (2.90%) Tripwire
11 9 (2.61%) LogRhythm
11 9 (2.61%) Red Hat
12 8 (2.32%) Blue Coat
12 8 (2.32%) HP
13 7 (2.03%) BMC
13 7 (2.03%) Cyber-Ark
13 7 (2.03%) SolarWinds
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