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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Vulnerability Management
Rank 495 482 497
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +15
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 118 110 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.27% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 83 23
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£450 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £340 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £548 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £43.00 -

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
43274 40267 36736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.08% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27921 25102 22050
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1185 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 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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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 -26 109 £450 +5.88% 27
South East +10 50 £450 +9.09% 10
London -31 34 £475 +11.56% 10
Buckinghamshire - 21 £450 - 4
Surrey +4 17 £513 -
Milton Keynes - 16 £450 - 1
Staines +10 13 £513 -
North West -17 11 £352 -25.89% 2
Scotland +7 7 £450 +9.42% 1
Cheshire +1 6 £352 -34.20% 2
East Midlands - 6 £475 - 1
South West -9 5 £450 +24.13% 1
City of London -14 5 £450 +5.88% 2
Wiltshire - 5 £450 -
Berkshire +11 4 - - 2
Hampshire +3 4 £404 -8.23% 2
East of England +1 4 £450 +34.32% 3
Glasgow +1 3 £450 +9.42% 1
Swindon - 3 £450 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £450 -
Slough +3 2 - - 1
Edinburgh +2 2 £350 -
Northern Ireland +1 2 £475 -
Belfast -1 2 £475 -
County Antrim -2 2 £475 -
Winchester -13 2 £438 -0.56%
Manchester -17 2 - -
West Sussex -18 2 £400 +19.40%
West Lothian - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £325 -

Vulnerability Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 96 (51.89%) Information Security
2 75 (40.54%) CISSP
2 75 (40.54%) Firewall
3 59 (31.89%) Penetration Testing
4 57 (30.81%) Finance
5 50 (27.03%) Windows
5 50 (27.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 47 (25.41%) Linux
7 43 (23.24%) Security Architecture
8 42 (22.70%) Cyber Security
9 34 (18.38%) Risk Management
9 34 (18.38%) SIEM
10 33 (17.84%) Management Information System
11 32 (17.30%) CISM
11 32 (17.30%) UNIX
12 30 (16.22%) ITIL
13 29 (15.68%) Security Testing
14 28 (15.14%) PCI DSS
15 26 (14.05%) PKI
15 26 (14.05%) Degree
15 26 (14.05%) Security Management
16 24 (12.97%) Intrusion Detection
16 24 (12.97%) ArcSight
16 24 (12.97%) Data Centre
17 23 (12.43%) GIAC
17 23 (12.43%) Incident Management
17 23 (12.43%) Project Management
18 22 (11.89%) Patch Management
19 20 (10.81%) Qualys
19 20 (10.81%) VMware

Vulnerability Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 6 (3.24%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.54%) IIS
3 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.54%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.62%) SaaS
1 3 (1.62%) PaaS
1 3 (1.62%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (40.54%) Firewall
2 24 (12.97%) Intrusion Detection
3 15 (8.11%) TCP/IP
4 13 (7.03%) Internet
4 13 (7.03%) Network Security
5 12 (6.49%) DNS
6 10 (5.41%) LDAP
7 8 (4.32%) DHCP
8 7 (3.78%) VPN
8 7 (3.78%) HTTP
9 4 (2.16%) LAN
9 4 (2.16%) WAN
9 4 (2.16%) SSL
9 4 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.62%) Wireless
10 3 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.08%) VRRP
11 2 (1.08%) HSRP
11 2 (1.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (1.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.16%) MySQL
2 3 (1.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.62%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.08%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.08%) Big Data
4 1 (0.54%) DB2
4 1 (0.54%) Informix
4 1 (0.54%) Ingres
General
1 57 (30.81%) Finance
2 8 (4.32%) Legal
2 8 (4.32%) Retail
3 5 (2.70%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.16%) Law
4 4 (2.16%) Banking
5 3 (1.62%) Games
6 2 (1.08%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.08%) German Language
6 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.54%) Automotive
7 1 (0.54%) Publishing
7 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.54%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (27.57%) Analyst
2 43 (23.24%) Consultant
3 42 (22.70%) Security Consultant
3 42 (22.70%) Security Analyst
4 32 (17.30%) Architect
5 29 (15.68%) Security Architect
6 17 (9.19%) Security Specialist
7 16 (8.65%) Security Manager
8 10 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (4.86%) IT Security Consultant
9 9 (4.86%) IT Consultant
9 9 (4.86%) Senior Security Analyst
10 8 (4.32%) Security Engineer
10 8 (4.32%) Project Manager
10 8 (4.32%) Cyber Security Analyst
11 7 (3.78%) IT Security Specialist
12 6 (3.24%) Business Analyst
13 5 (2.70%) Information Analyst
13 5 (2.70%) Security Project Manager
13 5 (2.70%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.24%) Web Services
1 6 (3.24%) Middleware
2 4 (2.16%) XML
3 2 (1.08%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.54%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.54%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.84%) Management Information System
2 26 (14.05%) PKI
3 24 (12.97%) Data Centre
4 14 (7.57%) Computer Science
5 12 (6.49%) Data Protection Act
5 12 (6.49%) Cryptography
6 8 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (3.78%) Smart Meter
7 7 (3.78%) Mainframe
7 7 (3.78%) IBM Mainframe
8 6 (3.24%) AS400
9 3 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.62%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.08%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.08%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.08%) CESG
10 2 (1.08%) CESG CLAS
10 2 (1.08%) RMADS
10 2 (1.08%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 50 (27.03%) Windows
2 47 (25.41%) Linux
3 32 (17.30%) UNIX
4 7 (3.78%) Solaris
4 7 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (3.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.16%) CentOS
6 4 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (51.89%) Information Security
2 59 (31.89%) Penetration Testing
3 43 (23.24%) Security Architecture
4 42 (22.70%) Cyber Security
5 34 (18.38%) SIEM
5 34 (18.38%) Risk Management
6 30 (16.22%) ITIL
7 29 (15.68%) Security Testing
8 26 (14.05%) Security Management
9 23 (12.43%) Project Management
9 23 (12.43%) Incident Management
10 22 (11.89%) Patch Management
11 17 (9.19%) Security Patching
11 17 (9.19%) Data Protection
11 17 (9.19%) OWASP
12 16 (8.65%) Kalman Filter
13 13 (7.03%) Technical Architecture
14 12 (6.49%) Information Assurance
14 12 (6.49%) Change Management
15 11 (5.95%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.70%) SQL
2 4 (2.16%) PHP
3 3 (1.62%) C
Qualifications
1 75 (40.54%) CISSP
2 32 (17.30%) CISM
3 26 (14.05%) Degree
4 23 (12.43%) GIAC
5 15 (8.11%) CISA
6 10 (5.41%) CEH
7 9 (4.86%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (4.32%) Security Cleared
9 6 (3.24%) CRISC
10 5 (2.70%) SC Cleared
10 5 (2.70%) SSCP
10 5 (2.70%) CCSA
11 4 (2.16%) GCIA
11 4 (2.16%) CCNA
11 4 (2.16%) GPEN
11 4 (2.16%) ISSAP
12 3 (1.62%) Security+ Certification
12 3 (1.62%) ISACA
12 3 (1.62%) GSEC
12 3 (1.62%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (27.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (15.14%) PCI DSS
3 8 (4.32%) COBIT
4 5 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.62%) QA
5 3 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 3 (1.62%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (9.73%) Active Directory
1 18 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.16%) Snort
3 2 (1.08%) Samba
3 2 (1.08%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.08%) UAG
3 2 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.08%) NFS
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.54%) Firmware
4 1 (0.54%) Squid
4 1 (0.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (4.86%) Nessus
2 4 (2.16%) OpenView
3 3 (1.62%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (1.62%) WSUS
3 3 (1.62%) ArcSight ESM
4 2 (1.08%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.08%) WebInspect
4 2 (1.08%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.08%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.08%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.54%) OPNET
5 1 (0.54%) Nmap
5 1 (0.54%) Nagios
5 1 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.54%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (0.54%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.54%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 24 (12.97%) ArcSight
2 20 (10.81%) VMware
2 20 (10.81%) Qualys
3 16 (8.65%) Cisco
4 15 (8.11%) IBM
4 15 (8.11%) Microsoft
4 15 (8.11%) Splunk
5 14 (7.57%) HP
5 14 (7.57%) Citrix
6 12 (6.49%) McAfee
7 7 (3.78%) Oracle
7 7 (3.78%) Websense
8 6 (3.24%) Cyber-Ark
8 6 (3.24%) BMC
8 6 (3.24%) Symantec
8 6 (3.24%) SolarWinds
9 5 (2.70%) Juniper
9 5 (2.70%) LogRhythm
9 5 (2.70%) LogLogic
10 4 (2.16%) EMC
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