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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Vulnerability Management
Rank 474 546 538
Rank change year-on-year
+72 -8
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 148 99 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.22% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 48 59
Median daily rate £475 £500 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £363 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £630 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £495 £363
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +36.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.39% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.50 -
% change year-on-year
-11.39% -

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
40912 44753 43508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.54% 81.19% 77.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 27248 29020 28335
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1335 1207
Median hourly rate £29.50 £30.15 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +55 145 £475 -5.00% 44
London +26 57 £475 -9.52% 18
North West +38 38 £450 - 5
Manchester +28 33 £450 - 1
South East +37 31 £488 -2.50% 4
Salford - 19 £450 -
Hampshire - 17 £475 -
City of London +6 13 £493 - 6
East of England -3 11 £295 -40.10% 4
Croydon - 8 £551 -
Merseyside +5 7 £425 - 4
Essex +1 6 £295 +9.25%
Southport - 6 £450 -
Buckinghamshire +20 5 £525 -
Berkshire +2 5 £400 -5.88%
East Midlands +1 5 £450 - 3
Hertfordshire +1 5 - - 1
Fareham - 5 £475 -
Milton Keynes +20 4 £538 -
Welwyn Garden City - 4 - -
Southampton - 4 £363 -
Surrey +13 3 £400 -20.00% 1
Nottinghamshire +1 3 £450 - 1
Maidenhead - 3 £400 -
Nottingham - 3 £450 - 1
Guildford - 2 £388 -
Northampton - 2 £650 - 1
Bracknell - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 £650 - 2
Yorkshire +14 1 - - 5

Vulnerability Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 156 (48.90%) Firewall
2 131 (41.07%) Information Security
3 120 (37.62%) CISSP
4 99 (31.03%) SIEM
5 85 (26.65%) Cybersecurity
6 78 (24.45%) Windows
7 77 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 76 (23.82%) Penetration Testing
9 74 (23.20%) TCP/IP
10 73 (22.88%) Security Operations
11 71 (22.26%) Patch Management
12 68 (21.32%) Linux
13 67 (21.00%) Unix
13 67 (21.00%) Risk Management
13 67 (21.00%) Finance
14 65 (20.38%) LAN
14 65 (20.38%) WAN
14 65 (20.38%) PCI DSS
15 64 (20.06%) CISM
16 63 (19.75%) Management Information System
17 61 (19.12%) Splunk
18 56 (17.55%) Security Cleared
19 55 (17.24%) Network Security
19 55 (17.24%) VMware
20 54 (16.93%) SC Cleared
21 52 (16.30%) SANS
22 50 (15.67%) Intrusion Detection
22 50 (15.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
23 49 (15.36%) Cisco
24 48 (15.05%) Data Centre

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 6 (1.88%) IBM Domino
2 5 (1.57%) Apache
3 4 (1.25%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.63%) IIS
4 2 (0.63%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.31%) Jetty
5 1 (0.31%) Mongrel
5 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.31%) nginx
5 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (4.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.63%) MS Office
2 2 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.63%) MS Project
2 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.27%) IaaS
2 13 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.94%) PaaS
5 2 (0.63%) Office 365
5 2 (0.63%) SaaS
6 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.31%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.31%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 156 (48.90%) Firewall
2 74 (23.20%) TCP/IP
3 65 (20.38%) LAN
3 65 (20.38%) WAN
4 55 (17.24%) Network Security
5 50 (15.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 44 (13.79%) VPN
7 40 (12.54%) VoIP
8 23 (7.21%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (5.33%) Reverse Proxy
10 15 (4.70%) Wireless
11 6 (1.88%) DNS
11 6 (1.88%) SSL
12 5 (1.57%) HTTP
13 4 (1.25%) DHCP
13 4 (1.25%) IPsec
13 4 (1.25%) Wireless Security
14 3 (0.94%) Multicast
14 3 (0.94%) NetScaler
15 2 (0.63%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.45%) Redis
2 4 (1.25%) Big Data
2 4 (1.25%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.63%) MySQL
3 2 (0.63%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.31%) Travis CI
General
1 67 (21.00%) Finance
2 16 (5.02%) Banking
2 16 (5.02%) Legal
3 15 (4.70%) Retail
4 9 (2.82%) Law
5 8 (2.51%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.57%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.25%) Back Office
8 2 (0.63%) Automotive
8 2 (0.63%) Marketing
9 1 (0.31%) Advertising
9 1 (0.31%) Electronics
9 1 (0.31%) French Language
9 1 (0.31%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) German Language
9 1 (0.31%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 76 (23.82%) Analyst
2 67 (21.00%) Consultant
2 67 (21.00%) Security Analyst
3 62 (19.44%) Security Consultant
4 42 (13.17%) Security Manager
5 27 (8.46%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 25 (7.84%) Security Engineer
7 23 (7.21%) Architect
8 20 (6.27%) Security Architect
9 19 (5.96%) Information Security Consultant
10 16 (5.02%) Operational Security Manager
10 16 (5.02%) Security Operations Manager
11 14 (4.39%) Project Manager
11 14 (4.39%) Security Project Manager
11 14 (4.39%) Technical Leader
12 12 (3.76%) Security Management Consultant
12 12 (3.76%) Security Specialist
13 11 (3.45%) Technical Specialist
13 11 (3.45%) Vulnerability Consultant
14 10 (3.13%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (10.66%) ELK Stack
2 10 (3.13%) RESTful
2 10 (3.13%) Web Services
3 3 (0.94%) Middleware
4 1 (0.31%) .NET
4 1 (0.31%) J2EE
4 1 (0.31%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.31%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.31%) SAML
4 1 (0.31%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 63 (19.75%) Management Information System
2 48 (15.05%) Data Centre
3 27 (8.46%) Security Operations Centre
4 21 (6.58%) Cyber Attack
5 14 (4.39%) PKI
6 10 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.82%) CMDB
7 9 (2.82%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (2.19%) Equities
8 7 (2.19%) Fixed Income
9 6 (1.88%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.57%) CESG
10 5 (1.57%) Cryptography
10 5 (1.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.94%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.63%) CESG CLAS
13 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.31%) Private Cloud
13 1 (0.31%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 78 (24.45%) Windows
2 68 (21.32%) Linux
3 67 (21.00%) Unix
4 5 (1.57%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.94%) Solaris
6 2 (0.63%) AIX
6 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.31%) Android
7 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.31%) VMS
7 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (41.07%) Information Security
2 99 (31.03%) SIEM
3 85 (26.65%) Cybersecurity
4 76 (23.82%) Penetration Testing
5 73 (22.88%) Security Operations
6 71 (22.26%) Patch Management
7 67 (21.00%) Risk Management
8 50 (15.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 42 (13.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 34 (10.66%) Security Management
11 33 (10.34%) ITIL
11 33 (10.34%) Project Management
12 32 (10.03%) Network Monitoring
13 29 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
13 29 (9.09%) OWASP
14 27 (8.46%) Data Loss Prevention
15 26 (8.15%) Identity Access Management
15 26 (8.15%) Security Architecture
16 25 (7.84%) Case Management
17 24 (7.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.76%) Python
2 9 (2.82%) SQL
3 3 (0.94%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.63%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.63%) Java
4 2 (0.63%) Perl
5 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 120 (37.62%) CISSP
2 64 (20.06%) CISM
3 56 (17.55%) Security Cleared
4 54 (16.93%) SC Cleared
5 52 (16.30%) SANS
6 34 (10.66%) SSCP
7 29 (9.09%) CISA
8 15 (4.70%) GCIH
8 15 (4.70%) GIAC
9 13 (4.08%) CompTIA Security+
9 13 (4.08%) Security+ Certification
10 12 (3.76%) GCIA
11 11 (3.45%) Degree
11 11 (3.45%) DV Cleared
12 8 (2.51%) BC Cleared
12 8 (2.51%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (2.51%) CLAS
13 7 (2.19%) CEH
13 7 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (2.19%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 65 (20.38%) PCI DSS
3 22 (6.90%) COBIT
4 14 (4.39%) RMADS
5 6 (1.88%) QA
6 3 (0.94%) ISO27002
7 2 (0.63%) BS7799
7 2 (0.63%) COSO
7 2 (0.63%) GPG13
7 2 (0.63%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (0.63%) SAS 70
7 2 (0.63%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (14.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (6.58%) vSphere
3 12 (3.76%) Active Directory
4 7 (2.19%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.63%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.31%) vCloud
7 1 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 36 (11.29%) QRadar
2 33 (10.34%) Nessus
3 21 (6.58%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 11 (3.45%) Kibana
4 11 (3.45%) logstash
5 10 (3.13%) Nexpose
5 10 (3.13%) Nmap
5 10 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (2.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 6 (1.88%) RSA enVision
8 4 (1.25%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (1.25%) SCCM
9 2 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.63%) Puppet
10 1 (0.31%) Ansible
10 1 (0.31%) ArcSight ESM
10 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.31%) SCOM
Vendors
1 61 (19.12%) Splunk
2 55 (17.24%) VMware
3 49 (15.36%) Cisco
4 48 (15.05%) Qualys
5 42 (13.17%) Intel Security
6 38 (11.91%) Apple
7 30 (9.40%) ArcSight
8 28 (8.78%) LogRhythm
8 28 (8.78%) Microsoft
9 25 (7.84%) IBM
10 22 (6.90%) AlienVault
11 16 (5.02%) CheckPoint
11 16 (5.02%) Citrix
12 13 (4.08%) SolarWinds
13 12 (3.76%) Symantec
14 10 (3.13%) BMC
14 10 (3.13%) HP
14 10 (3.13%) Intel
14 10 (3.13%) NetWitness
15 9 (2.82%) CA
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