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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Management
Rank 541 531 581
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +50
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 63 56 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.031%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.14% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 25 15
Average daily rate
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£475 £363 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -13.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £190 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £565 £715
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £338 £425
% change year-on-year
+14.44% -20.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 - -

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
42810 39105 41583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.76% 74.07% 71.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26917 24216 24104
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1174 1096 1554
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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 30 September 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 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 30 September 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
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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 -10 57 £475 +31.03% 24
London +25 34 £475 -5.00% 8
South East -3 16 £375 +11.11% 10
City of London +33 11 £500 -6.97% 6
Berkshire +9 5 £328 -6.42% 8
North West -12 5 £475 +69.64% 6
Surrey -1 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £275 - 1
Manchester -12 2 £475 - 4
Scotland -20 2 £349 -12.81% 1
Middlesex - 2 £513 -
West Lothian 0 1 £325 -
South West -29 1 - -
Reading - 1 £488 - 2
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Glasgow - 1 £373 -
Linlithgow - - - -
Liverpool - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Blackburn - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - - 3
Bromley - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Southampton - - - -

Vulnerability Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 89 (52.05%) Information Security
2 84 (49.12%) Firewall
3 77 (45.03%) CISSP
4 69 (40.35%) Windows
5 47 (27.49%) ITIL
6 44 (25.73%) UNIX
6 44 (25.73%) Management Information System
6 44 (25.73%) Finance
7 42 (24.56%) Penetration Testing
8 41 (23.98%) Linux
9 36 (21.05%) Cisco
10 31 (18.13%) Intrusion Detection
11 30 (17.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 30 (17.54%) TCP/IP
11 30 (17.54%) Cisco Certification
12 29 (16.96%) Risk Management
12 29 (16.96%) Network Security
13 28 (16.37%) Qualys
13 28 (16.37%) Microsoft
14 24 (14.04%) Active Directory
15 23 (13.45%) McAfee
15 23 (13.45%) SIEM
16 21 (12.28%) Security Management
17 20 (11.70%) Incident Management
18 19 (11.11%) SQL
19 18 (10.53%) Security Cleared
19 18 (10.53%) ITIL V3
20 17 (9.94%) CISM
21 16 (9.36%) Websense
21 16 (9.36%) CCNA

Vulnerability Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 13 (7.60%) IIS
2 6 (3.51%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.75%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (1.75%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (8.19%) MS Office
2 11 (6.43%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 84 (49.12%) Firewall
2 31 (18.13%) Intrusion Detection
3 30 (17.54%) TCP/IP
4 29 (16.96%) Network Security
5 15 (8.77%) SAN
5 15 (8.77%) Internet
6 13 (7.60%) DNS
6 13 (7.60%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (7.60%) Wireless
7 12 (7.02%) LDAP
8 11 (6.43%) Reverse Proxy
9 10 (5.85%) VPN
9 10 (5.85%) DHCP
10 7 (4.09%) LAN
10 7 (4.09%) WAN
11 2 (1.17%) Cisco PIX
11 2 (1.17%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (1.17%) IPsec
11 2 (1.17%) Wireshark
11 2 (1.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.17%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.58%) MySQL
2 1 (0.58%) SQL Server
General
1 44 (25.73%) Finance
2 16 (9.36%) Banking
3 8 (4.68%) Legal
4 6 (3.51%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.92%) Retail
6 4 (2.34%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.75%) Law
7 3 (1.75%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 65 (38.01%) Analyst
2 54 (31.58%) Security Analyst
3 27 (15.79%) Consultant
4 20 (11.70%) Security Engineer
5 19 (11.11%) Security Consultant
6 18 (10.53%) Architect
6 18 (10.53%) Security Architect
7 17 (9.94%) Information Analyst
8 16 (9.36%) IT Security Analyst
9 11 (6.43%) Security Manager
9 11 (6.43%) Information Security Analyst
9 11 (6.43%) Project Manager
9 11 (6.43%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (5.85%) Senior Security Analyst
11 9 (5.26%) IT Auditor
11 9 (5.26%) Auditor
12 7 (4.09%) IT Security Engineer
12 7 (4.09%) Network Engineer
12 7 (4.09%) Network Security Engineer
13 6 (3.51%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.34%) .NET
2 3 (1.75%) Regular Expression
3 2 (1.17%) Middleware
4 1 (0.58%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (25.73%) Management Information System
2 15 (8.77%) CESG
3 14 (8.19%) RMADS
3 14 (8.19%) Mainframe
4 11 (6.43%) Computer Science
5 10 (5.85%) CESG CLAS
5 10 (5.85%) Cryptography
6 9 (5.26%) PKI
6 9 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (4.68%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (3.51%) Economics
8 6 (3.51%) Smart Meter
9 5 (2.92%) PMI
9 5 (2.92%) CMDB
10 3 (1.75%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (1.75%) AS400
10 3 (1.75%) Open Source
11 2 (1.17%) Fixed Income
11 2 (1.17%) Equities
12 1 (0.58%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 69 (40.35%) Windows
2 44 (25.73%) UNIX
3 41 (23.98%) Linux
4 9 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.34%) Solaris
7 3 (1.75%) CentOS
7 3 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.58%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.58%) AIX
8 1 (0.58%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (52.05%) Information Security
2 47 (27.49%) ITIL
3 42 (24.56%) Penetration Testing
4 29 (16.96%) Risk Management
5 23 (13.45%) SIEM
6 21 (12.28%) Security Management
7 20 (11.70%) Incident Management
8 18 (10.53%) ITIL V3
9 16 (9.36%) Kalman Filter
10 15 (8.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 15 (8.77%) ISMS
10 15 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (8.19%) Technical Architecture
12 12 (7.02%) Security Architecture
12 12 (7.02%) Information Security Management
12 12 (7.02%) Service Management
12 12 (7.02%) Service Delivery
13 11 (6.43%) Data Protection
13 11 (6.43%) Coaching
14 10 (5.85%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.11%) SQL
2 8 (4.68%) Perl
3 6 (3.51%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.34%) Ruby
5 3 (1.75%) C
6 2 (1.17%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.17%) Python
7 1 (0.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 77 (45.03%) CISSP
2 30 (17.54%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 17 (9.94%) CISM
5 16 (9.36%) CCNA
5 16 (9.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (9.36%) SC Cleared
5 16 (9.36%) CEH
6 14 (8.19%) MCSE
7 13 (7.60%) MCP
7 13 (7.60%) GIAC
8 12 (7.02%) CISA
9 11 (6.43%) CCNP
10 10 (5.85%) CCSE
11 9 (5.26%) GCIA
11 9 (5.26%) CNA
11 9 (5.26%) Novell Certification
11 9 (5.26%) Network+ Certification
12 5 (2.92%) PMP
12 5 (2.92%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (17.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (7.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (6.43%) PCI DSS
4 10 (5.85%) SLA
5 4 (2.34%) COBIT
5 4 (2.34%) JSP 440
System Software
1 24 (14.04%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (1.75%) ISA Server
4 2 (1.17%) Firmware
4 2 (1.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.58%) Snort
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (7.02%) Nessus
2 11 (6.43%) SCCM
3 4 (2.34%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.75%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 3 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.17%) Foglight
5 2 (1.17%) OpenView
5 2 (1.17%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.58%) OPNET
Vendors
1 36 (21.05%) Cisco
2 28 (16.37%) Microsoft
2 28 (16.37%) Qualys
3 23 (13.45%) McAfee
4 16 (9.36%) Websense
5 14 (8.19%) VMware
6 13 (7.60%) CheckPoint
7 12 (7.02%) Juniper
8 9 (5.26%) ArcSight
9 8 (4.68%) Citrix
10 7 (4.09%) Red Hat
11 6 (3.51%) Sun
11 6 (3.51%) HP
11 6 (3.51%) IBM
12 5 (2.92%) Sophos
12 5 (2.92%) Remedy
13 4 (2.34%) Blue Coat
13 4 (2.34%) Splunk
13 4 (2.34%) Oracle
13 4 (2.34%) Cyber-Ark
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