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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Vulnerability Management
Rank 503 505 515
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 74 53 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.11% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.15% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 37 14
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£400 £425 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +15.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £363 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £500 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £400 £250
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
38243 36175 32672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.25% 74.28% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 24566 22006 19405
Average daily rate £422 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1006 1114 1321
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -2 69 £400 -5.88% 29
South East +10 33 £438 +2.94% 7
London -29 20 £525 +16.66% 10
Surrey +12 17 £513 +13.88% 1
Staines - 17 £513 - 1
City of London +15 8 £525 +16.66% 3
Middlesex - 6 £572 -
West Lothian +9 5 - -
Scotland -5 5 - -
South West - 5 £245 - 5
East of England - 5 £400 - 1
Essex - 4 £290 -
Yorkshire -1 3 £345 -9.21% 3
Buckinghamshire - 3 £350 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £388 - 3
North Yorkshire - 2 £335 -
Berkshire 0 1 £475 +15.15% 2
West Yorkshire 0 1 £375 -1.31% 3
Manchester -2 1 - - 1
North West -14 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £463 -
East Sussex - 1 £400 -
Cheshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 4
Wiltshire - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 2
Reading - - - - 1
Royston - - - -

Vulnerability Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 99 (58.93%) Information Security
2 94 (55.95%) CISSP
3 56 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 53 (31.55%) Firewall
5 52 (30.95%) Windows
6 48 (28.57%) Risk Management
6 48 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
7 45 (26.79%) ITIL
8 39 (23.21%) Management Information System
9 38 (22.62%) Linux
10 37 (22.02%) CISM
11 31 (18.45%) GIAC
11 31 (18.45%) TCP/IP
12 29 (17.26%) Finance
12 29 (17.26%) Network Security
13 28 (16.67%) UNIX
13 28 (16.67%) Cisco
14 27 (16.07%) Security Cleared
14 27 (16.07%) Intrusion Detection
15 26 (15.48%) PCI DSS
16 25 (14.88%) Nessus
17 24 (14.29%) Security Management
18 22 (13.10%) Incident Management
18 22 (13.10%) Security Testing
19 21 (12.50%) Qualys
19 21 (12.50%) SC Cleared
19 21 (12.50%) Data Protection
19 21 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
19 21 (12.50%) Microsoft
19 21 (12.50%) Splunk

Vulnerability Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 12 (7.14%) IIS
2 8 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.79%) Apache
5 2 (1.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.57%) MS Office
3 5 (2.98%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.19%) IaaS
2 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.60%) SaaS
2 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (31.55%) Firewall
2 31 (18.45%) TCP/IP
3 29 (17.26%) Network Security
4 27 (16.07%) Intrusion Detection
5 18 (10.71%) DNS
6 15 (8.93%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (7.14%) DHCP
7 12 (7.14%) LDAP
8 10 (5.95%) Internet
9 8 (4.76%) Wireless
10 7 (4.17%) SSL
11 5 (2.98%) FTP
11 5 (2.98%) HTTP
11 5 (2.98%) VPN
11 5 (2.98%) SAN
11 5 (2.98%) Wireshark
12 4 (2.38%) LAN
12 4 (2.38%) WAN
13 3 (1.79%) IntruShield
14 2 (1.19%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Metasploit
General
1 29 (17.26%) Finance
2 11 (6.55%) Retail
3 9 (5.36%) Games
4 7 (4.17%) Legal
4 7 (4.17%) Banking
5 6 (3.57%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.38%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.79%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.60%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 64 (38.10%) Analyst
2 56 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 35 (20.83%) Consultant
4 30 (17.86%) Security Consultant
5 17 (10.12%) Project Manager
5 17 (10.12%) Information Analyst
5 17 (10.12%) Information Security Analyst
6 13 (7.74%) Security Manager
7 12 (7.14%) IT Security Analyst
8 10 (5.95%) Security Specialist
9 9 (5.36%) Information Manager
10 8 (4.76%) Security Architect
10 8 (4.76%) Information Security Consultant
10 8 (4.76%) Information Security Manager
10 8 (4.76%) Architect
11 7 (4.17%) Cyber Security Analyst
11 7 (4.17%) Infrastructure Team Leader
11 7 (4.17%) Team Leader
12 6 (3.57%) Designer
12 6 (3.57%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.19%) .NET
2 1 (0.60%) Web Services
2 1 (0.60%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 39 (23.21%) Management Information System
2 20 (11.90%) Cryptography
3 19 (11.31%) PKI
3 19 (11.31%) Data Protection Act
4 14 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (7.74%) CESG
5 13 (7.74%) Smart Meter
6 12 (7.14%) Computer Science
7 11 (6.55%) RMADS
8 10 (5.95%) CESG CLAS
9 7 (4.17%) CMDB
10 6 (3.57%) Human Factors
11 3 (1.79%) Online Games
12 2 (1.19%) Statistics
12 2 (1.19%) PMI
13 1 (0.60%) Fixed Income
13 1 (0.60%) IVR
13 1 (0.60%) Equities
13 1 (0.60%) SecurID
13 1 (0.60%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 52 (30.95%) Windows
2 38 (22.62%) Linux
3 28 (16.67%) UNIX
4 11 (6.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.79%) Solaris
6 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.19%) CentOS
6 2 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.19%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.60%) AIX
7 1 (0.60%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (58.93%) Information Security
2 48 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 48 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
3 45 (26.79%) ITIL
4 24 (14.29%) Security Management
5 22 (13.10%) Incident Management
5 22 (13.10%) Security Testing
6 21 (12.50%) Data Protection
6 21 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (11.90%) Project Management
8 19 (11.31%) ISMS
8 19 (11.31%) SIEM
9 18 (10.71%) Service Management
10 17 (10.12%) Change Management
10 17 (10.12%) Security Architecture
11 15 (8.93%) ITIL V3
11 15 (8.93%) Cyber Security
12 14 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 13 (7.74%) PRINCE2
13 13 (7.74%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.55%) SQL
2 4 (2.38%) Perl
3 2 (1.19%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.19%) Ruby
3 2 (1.19%) Python
3 2 (1.19%) C
4 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 94 (55.95%) CISSP
2 37 (22.02%) CISM
3 31 (18.45%) GIAC
4 27 (16.07%) Security Cleared
5 21 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 20 (11.90%) CEH
7 18 (10.71%) Degree
8 17 (10.12%) GCIA
9 16 (9.52%) CISA
9 16 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (8.33%) CRISC
10 14 (8.33%) MCP
11 13 (7.74%) CCNA
11 13 (7.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (6.55%) Network+ Certification
12 11 (6.55%) MCSE
13 9 (5.36%) PMP
13 9 (5.36%) PMI Certification
13 9 (5.36%) CNA
13 9 (5.36%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (15.48%) PCI DSS
3 14 (8.33%) SLA
4 8 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (2.98%) COBIT
6 3 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (1.79%) QA
7 2 (1.19%) JSP 440
System Software
1 16 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.36%) Snort
4 6 (3.57%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.79%) Firmware
5 3 (1.79%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.60%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 25 (14.88%) Nessus
2 7 (4.17%) SCCM
2 7 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (3.57%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.98%) OPNET
5 3 (1.79%) CORE IMPACT
6 2 (1.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.60%) Foglight
Vendors
1 28 (16.67%) Cisco
2 21 (12.50%) Qualys
2 21 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.50%) Splunk
3 18 (10.71%) ArcSight
4 17 (10.12%) McAfee
5 13 (7.74%) Juniper
6 11 (6.55%) VMware
7 10 (5.95%) Sun
8 9 (5.36%) HP
9 8 (4.76%) Sophos
9 8 (4.76%) IBM
10 7 (4.17%) Lumension
11 6 (3.57%) Tripwire
12 5 (2.98%) CheckPoint
12 5 (2.98%) Sourcefire
12 5 (2.98%) LogLogic
13 4 (2.38%) Rapid7
13 4 (2.38%) SolarWinds
13 4 (2.38%) NetIQ
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