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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Vulnerability Management
UK
Rank 511 505 539
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +34
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 97 123 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.24% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.29% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 70 44
Median daily rate £475 £419 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.43% -6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £349 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 -
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -

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
37606 43039 41704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.82% 82.75% 79.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 24983 28189 26373
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1185 1114
Median hourly rate £36.00 £38.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £56.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +10 94 £475 +9.19% 36
London +11 42 £477 -9.14% 21
North West +28 20 £450 +20.00% 3
Manchester +21 19 £450 +5.88% 3
East of England +13 13 £450 +9.09% 2
Salford - 13 £450 - 2
South East +11 11 £469 +13.63% 2
Essex +2 7 £265 -1.85% 1
City of London -2 5 £400 +2.56% 3
West Yorkshire +21 3 £500 - 3
Surrey +13 3 £466 +13.03% 1
Yorkshire +10 3 £500 +25.00% 4
Hampshire +7 3 £463 +32.14%
Leeds +7 3 £500 - 3
Hertfordshire - 3 £550 - 1
Scotland +20 2 £525 +31.25%
Berkshire +15 2 £525 -9.67% 1
Cambridge +11 2 £450 +9.09%
Cambridgeshire +7 2 £450 +9.09%
Buckinghamshire -6 2 - -
Stirling - 2 £525 -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Woking - 2 £466 -
Reading +17 1 £525 -4.54%
Harrow +5 1 - -
South West +4 1 £750 +105.47% 1
Bristol -6 1 £750 +105.47% 1
Coventry - 1 £475 -
West Midlands - 1 £475 - 3
Chiswick - 1 £477 -

Vulnerability Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 147 (59.51%) Firewall
2 103 (41.70%) Cybersecurity
3 98 (39.68%) CISSP
4 94 (38.06%) Information Security
5 89 (36.03%) Windows
6 85 (34.41%) Unix
7 80 (32.39%) Linux
7 80 (32.39%) TCP/IP
8 77 (31.17%) SIEM
9 74 (29.96%) Splunk
10 72 (29.15%) Security Operations
11 71 (28.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 67 (27.13%) LAN
12 67 (27.13%) WAN
12 67 (27.13%) SANS
13 65 (26.32%) Patch Management
14 56 (22.67%) Management Information System
14 56 (22.67%) QRadar
15 54 (21.86%) VoIP
15 54 (21.86%) VPN
16 52 (21.05%) Apple
16 52 (21.05%) VMware
17 50 (20.24%) Penetration Testing
17 50 (20.24%) Intrusion Detection
17 50 (20.24%) Security Cleared
18 49 (19.84%) Elastic Stack
19 48 (19.43%) Network Monitoring
19 48 (19.43%) SSCP
20 47 (19.03%) SC Cleared
21 44 (17.81%) Risk 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 6 (2.43%) IBM Domino
2 4 (1.62%) Apache
3 3 (1.21%) IIS
3 3 (1.21%) Jetty
3 3 (1.21%) Mongrel
3 3 (1.21%) nginx
3 3 (1.21%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.21%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (1.62%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.40%) MS Office
3 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.48%) IaaS
2 14 (5.67%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.83%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.21%) Google App Engine
5 3 (1.21%) SaaS
6 2 (0.81%) PaaS
7 1 (0.40%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 147 (59.51%) Firewall
2 80 (32.39%) TCP/IP
3 67 (27.13%) LAN
3 67 (27.13%) WAN
4 54 (21.86%) VoIP
4 54 (21.86%) VPN
5 50 (20.24%) Intrusion Detection
6 32 (12.96%) Network Security
7 14 (5.67%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (5.67%) Wireless
8 7 (2.83%) HTTP
9 6 (2.43%) DHCP
9 6 (2.43%) Reverse Proxy
10 5 (2.02%) DNS
10 5 (2.02%) IPsec
10 5 (2.02%) SSL
11 4 (1.62%) Internet
12 3 (1.21%) FTP
13 2 (0.81%) BGP
13 2 (0.81%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.69%) Redis
2 6 (2.43%) MySQL
3 2 (0.81%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.40%) Big Data
4 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.21%) Travis CI
2 1 (0.40%) Metasploit
General
1 38 (15.38%) Finance
2 23 (9.31%) Retail
3 12 (4.86%) Banking
4 10 (4.05%) Legal
5 8 (3.24%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.62%) Back Office
7 3 (1.21%) Automotive
8 2 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.81%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.40%) Electronics
9 1 (0.40%) Law
9 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (25.91%) Analyst
2 60 (24.29%) Security Analyst
3 35 (14.17%) Consultant
4 33 (13.36%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 27 (10.93%) Security Consultant
6 26 (10.53%) Security Manager
7 21 (8.50%) Architect
8 19 (7.69%) Security Architect
9 18 (7.29%) Security Specialist
10 16 (6.48%) Security Engineer
11 14 (5.67%) Operational Security Manager
11 14 (5.67%) Security Operations Manager
12 12 (4.86%) Operations Manager
12 12 (4.86%) Senior Analyst
12 12 (4.86%) Senior Security Analyst
13 11 (4.45%) Technical Specialist
14 10 (4.05%) Network Engineer
14 10 (4.05%) SOC Analyst
15 9 (3.64%) Vulnerability Consultant
15 9 (3.64%) Vulnerability Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (19.84%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (5.67%) RESTful
2 14 (5.67%) Web Services
3 3 (1.21%) .NET
3 3 (1.21%) J2EE
3 3 (1.21%) SailPoint
3 3 (1.21%) Servlets
4 2 (0.81%) SAML
4 2 (0.81%) XML
5 1 (0.40%) OAuth
5 1 (0.40%) OpenID
5 1 (0.40%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 56 (22.67%) Management Information System
2 32 (12.96%) Security Operations Centre
3 28 (11.34%) Cyber Attack
4 20 (8.10%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.64%) CMDB
5 9 (3.64%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.83%) Equities
7 7 (2.83%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.62%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.62%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.21%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (0.81%) CESG
10 2 (0.81%) CESG CLAS
10 2 (0.81%) Fintech
10 2 (0.81%) PKI
11 1 (0.40%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.40%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 89 (36.03%) Windows
2 85 (34.41%) Unix
3 80 (32.39%) Linux
4 4 (1.62%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.81%) CentOS
5 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Android
6 1 (0.40%) Solaris
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (41.70%) Cybersecurity
2 94 (38.06%) Information Security
3 77 (31.17%) SIEM
4 72 (29.15%) Security Operations
5 71 (28.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 65 (26.32%) Patch Management
7 50 (20.24%) Penetration Testing
8 48 (19.43%) Network Monitoring
9 44 (17.81%) Risk Management
10 34 (13.77%) Case Management
10 34 (13.77%) Security Monitoring
11 26 (10.53%) ITIL
12 25 (10.12%) Stakeholder Management
13 23 (9.31%) Data Loss Prevention
13 23 (9.31%) Kalman Filter
13 23 (9.31%) Security Management
14 22 (8.91%) Open Source
15 21 (8.50%) Service Management
16 19 (7.69%) Security Architecture
17 18 (7.29%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.07%) Python
2 11 (4.45%) SQL
3 4 (1.62%) Java
4 2 (0.81%) PHP
5 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 98 (39.68%) CISSP
2 67 (27.13%) SANS
3 50 (20.24%) Security Cleared
4 48 (19.43%) SSCP
5 47 (19.03%) SC Cleared
6 34 (13.77%) CISM
7 16 (6.48%) Degree
7 16 (6.48%) GIAC
8 9 (3.64%) DV Cleared
9 8 (3.24%) CISA
9 8 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (3.24%) GCIA
9 8 (3.24%) GCIH
10 7 (2.83%) CLAS
10 7 (2.83%) CNA
10 7 (2.83%) Network+ Certification
10 7 (2.83%) Novell Certification
11 6 (2.43%) CEH
12 4 (1.62%) BC Cleared
12 4 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (12.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (10.53%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.62%) QA
3 4 (1.62%) RMADS
4 3 (1.21%) COBIT
4 3 (1.21%) GDPR
4 3 (1.21%) ISO27002
4 3 (1.21%) SLA
5 2 (0.81%) BS7799
5 2 (0.81%) GPG13
5 2 (0.81%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.40%) ISO27005
System Software
1 42 (17.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (5.67%) VMware ESX
3 11 (4.45%) vSphere
4 5 (2.02%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.21%) Xen
6 2 (0.81%) Snort
6 2 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.40%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.40%) NFS
7 1 (0.40%) Samba
7 1 (0.40%) Squid
Systems Management
1 56 (22.67%) QRadar
2 27 (10.93%) Nessus
3 19 (7.69%) Kibana
3 19 (7.69%) logstash
4 11 (4.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 11 (4.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 10 (4.05%) Nexpose
5 10 (4.05%) Nmap
5 10 (4.05%) RSA enVision
6 7 (2.83%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (2.02%) CSIRT
8 4 (1.62%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (1.62%) SCCM
9 3 (1.21%) Puppet
10 2 (0.81%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 1 (0.40%) ArcSight ESM
11 1 (0.40%) OpenVAS
11 1 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 1 (0.40%) PowerBroker
11 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 74 (29.96%) Splunk
2 52 (21.05%) Apple
2 52 (21.05%) VMware
3 42 (17.00%) IBM
3 42 (17.00%) LogRhythm
4 29 (11.74%) Cisco
5 27 (10.93%) ArcSight
5 27 (10.93%) Intel Security
6 21 (8.50%) Qualys
7 14 (5.67%) CheckPoint
7 14 (5.67%) Microsoft
8 12 (4.86%) AlienVault
8 12 (4.86%) Snow
9 10 (4.05%) CA
9 10 (4.05%) HP
9 10 (4.05%) Intel
9 10 (4.05%) NetWitness
9 10 (4.05%) Symantec
10 9 (3.64%) Google
10 9 (3.64%) SolarWinds
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