The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Management
Rank 534 524 581
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +57
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 69 28 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.058% 0.018%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.079% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 16 7
Average daily rate £475 £513 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £363 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £765
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £363 £275
% change year-on-year
+31.03% +31.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42143 35232 42089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.32% 72.51% 69.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 26130 21023 24016
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1183 1087 1432
Average hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.37 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £53.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%

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 16 April 2014.

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 27 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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +3 67 £475 -7.31% 17
London -31 28 £475 -9.52% 9
South East +6 21 £500 +37.93% 4
Berkshire - 12 £500 - 2
Essex - 7 £363 -
East of England - 7 £363 -
Surrey - 6 £475 - 1
North West - 5 £475 - 2
City of London -14 4 £431 -21.59% 3
Yorkshire - 4 £380 - 1
Manchester - 4 £475 -
Hampshire -2 3 £525 +40.00%
Cheshire - 2 £320 - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £380 - 1
Dorset - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -

Vulnerability Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 54 (44.63%) UNIX
2 47 (38.84%) Windows
3 45 (37.19%) Finance
4 43 (35.54%) Information Security
5 42 (34.71%) Firewall
6 40 (33.06%) Linux
6 40 (33.06%) SIEM
7 30 (24.79%) CISSP
7 30 (24.79%) Management Information System
8 24 (19.83%) PRINCE2
9 19 (15.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (15.70%) ITIL
10 17 (14.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 16 (13.22%) TCP/IP
12 14 (11.57%) Red Hat
12 14 (11.57%) Penetration Testing
12 14 (11.57%) Reverse Proxy
13 13 (10.74%) Network Security
13 13 (10.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (10.74%) GIAC
13 13 (10.74%) HP
13 13 (10.74%) SQL
14 12 (9.92%) Solaris
15 11 (9.09%) ArcSight
15 11 (9.09%) CISM
15 11 (9.09%) Cyber-Ark
16 10 (8.26%) Risk Management
17 9 (7.44%) Incident Management
17 9 (7.44%) Banking
17 9 (7.44%) PCI DSS

Vulnerability Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 9 (7.44%) Apache
2 6 (4.96%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.65%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (1.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 42 (34.71%) Firewall
2 16 (13.22%) TCP/IP
3 14 (11.57%) Reverse Proxy
4 13 (10.74%) Network Security
5 9 (7.44%) DNS
6 8 (6.61%) DHCP
6 8 (6.61%) LDAP
7 7 (5.79%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (2.48%) Wireshark
8 3 (2.48%) HTTP
9 2 (1.65%) VPN
9 2 (1.65%) LAN
9 2 (1.65%) WAN
9 2 (1.65%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.65%) SAN
9 2 (1.65%) tcpdump
10 1 (0.83%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.83%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.48%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.65%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Metasploit
General
1 45 (37.19%) Finance
2 9 (7.44%) Banking
3 7 (5.79%) Retail
3 7 (5.79%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.79%) Law
4 6 (4.96%) Games
5 5 (4.13%) Legal
6 4 (3.31%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.65%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (23.97%) Analyst
2 25 (20.66%) Security Analyst
3 23 (19.01%) Project Manager
4 19 (15.70%) Consultant
4 19 (15.70%) Security Engineer
5 15 (12.40%) Security Consultant
6 12 (9.92%) IT Security Engineer
7 10 (8.26%) Security Project Manager
7 10 (8.26%) Security Manager
7 10 (8.26%) Architect
8 9 (7.44%) Security Architect
9 8 (6.61%) IT Project Manager
9 8 (6.61%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (6.61%) Administrator
9 8 (6.61%) IT Security Analyst
9 8 (6.61%) Security Administrator
10 6 (4.96%) UNIX Administrator
10 6 (4.96%) UNIX Systems Administrator
11 5 (4.13%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (4.13%) Security Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.13%) Regular Expression
2 3 (2.48%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (24.79%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.13%) PMI
2 5 (4.13%) Economics
2 5 (4.13%) PKI
3 4 (3.31%) CMDB
3 4 (3.31%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.48%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.65%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.65%) Equities
5 2 (1.65%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.65%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.83%) Open Source
6 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.83%) Replication
6 1 (0.83%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 54 (44.63%) UNIX
2 47 (38.84%) Windows
3 40 (33.06%) Linux
4 13 (10.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (9.92%) Solaris
6 7 (5.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (5.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.48%) CentOS
9 2 (1.65%) FreeBSD
9 2 (1.65%) AIX
9 2 (1.65%) HPUX
10 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.83%) VMS
10 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (35.54%) Information Security
2 40 (33.06%) SIEM
3 24 (19.83%) PRINCE2
4 19 (15.70%) ITIL
4 19 (15.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (11.57%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (8.26%) Risk Management
7 9 (7.44%) Service Management
7 9 (7.44%) Incident Management
8 8 (6.61%) Security Management
8 8 (6.61%) Security Architecture
9 7 (5.79%) Service Delivery
10 6 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (4.13%) MOF
11 5 (4.13%) Problem Management
11 5 (4.13%) Asset Management
12 4 (3.31%) Network Design
12 4 (3.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 4 (3.31%) Project Management
12 4 (3.31%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.74%) SQL
2 6 (4.96%) Perl
3 4 (3.31%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.48%) C
5 2 (1.65%) Ruby
6 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.83%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (24.79%) CISSP
2 13 (10.74%) GIAC
3 11 (9.09%) CISM
4 8 (6.61%) GCIA
5 6 (4.96%) CISA
6 5 (4.13%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (4.13%) CNA
6 5 (4.13%) Novell Certification
6 5 (4.13%) PMP
6 5 (4.13%) PMI Certification
7 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.31%) MCSE
7 4 (3.31%) GCIH
8 3 (2.48%) CRISC
8 3 (2.48%) GCED
8 3 (2.48%) GSEC
8 3 (2.48%) MCSA
8 3 (2.48%) MCP
8 3 (2.48%) RHCE
9 2 (1.65%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (7.44%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.96%) COBIT
4 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (6.61%) NFS
2 3 (2.48%) Nmap
2 3 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.65%) Snort
3 2 (1.65%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.65%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.83%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.83%) XenApp
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 8 (6.61%) Puppet
1 8 (6.61%) Cobbler
2 6 (4.96%) Nessus
3 3 (2.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (2.48%) DatAdvantage
4 2 (1.65%) CFEngine
4 2 (1.65%) Foglight
5 1 (0.83%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (11.57%) Red Hat
2 13 (10.74%) HP
3 11 (9.09%) ArcSight
3 11 (9.09%) Cyber-Ark
4 9 (7.44%) Qualys
5 7 (5.79%) Cisco
6 6 (4.96%) Oracle
6 6 (4.96%) VMware
7 5 (4.13%) Microsoft
7 5 (4.13%) McAfee
8 4 (3.31%) NetApp
8 4 (3.31%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.31%) IBM
8 4 (3.31%) Rapid7
9 3 (2.48%) MobileIron
9 3 (2.48%) Varonis
9 3 (2.48%) LogRhythm
9 3 (2.48%) Acunetix
9 3 (2.48%) EMC
9 3 (2.48%) Citrix
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