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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Vulnerability Management
Rank 482 492 515
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +23
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 143 102 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.24% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 79 31
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £337 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £356
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +19.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.79% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -

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
44991 42314 38919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.81% 76.18% 74.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29174 26141 23620
Average daily rate £418 £400 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1214 1195 1121
Average hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -19.35%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +35 134 £450 +5.50% 57
South East +18 53 £450 +14.28% 16
London +8 48 £449 +0.84% 20
Surrey +13 19 £513 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 15 £450 - 1
East of England +14 14 £450 +39.53% 4
Staines +14 12 £513 - 1
Milton Keynes - 11 £450 -
Essex -4 8 £275 -21.42% 2
City of London -5 8 £405 -4.70% 3
Hampshire +2 7 £425 -4.49% 5
Scotland +1 7 £400 - 4
South West -1 7 £450 +5.88% 6
North West -22 7 £352 -27.79% 8
Wiltshire - 7 £450 - 1
East Midlands - 6 £475 - 1
Edinburgh -2 5 £350 - 4
Berkshire -2 4 £465 +3.33% 6
Cheshire -7 4 £352 -30.29%
Winchester -12 4 £450 +2.27% 1
West Sussex -19 4 £375 +17.18%
Bedfordshire - 4 £450 -
Slough +3 3 £465 +9.41% 1
Brentwood - 3 - -
Basingstoke - 3 £383 - 1
Luton - 3 - -
Swindon - 3 £450 - 1
Middlesex +3 2 - - 1
Crawley -9 2 £350 -0.35%
Oxfordshire - 2 £550 - 1

Vulnerability Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 115 (51.11%) Information Security
2 98 (43.56%) Firewall
3 78 (34.67%) CISSP
4 73 (32.44%) Windows
5 70 (31.11%) Penetration Testing
6 61 (27.11%) Finance
7 58 (25.78%) Linux
8 49 (21.78%) SIEM
8 49 (21.78%) Cyber Security
9 46 (20.44%) Security Architecture
10 45 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 40 (17.78%) Management Information System
12 38 (16.89%) UNIX
13 35 (15.56%) Risk Management
14 34 (15.11%) PCI DSS
15 33 (14.67%) CISM
16 31 (13.78%) ITIL
17 30 (13.33%) Security Management
18 29 (12.89%) VMware
19 28 (12.44%) Security Testing
20 27 (12.00%) Patch Management
20 27 (12.00%) Degree
21 26 (11.56%) Intrusion Detection
21 26 (11.56%) Data Centre
21 26 (11.56%) VMware Infrastructure
22 24 (10.67%) Kalman Filter
22 24 (10.67%) PKI
22 24 (10.67%) Project Management
23 22 (9.78%) Qualys
24 21 (9.33%) Cisco

Vulnerability Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 7 (3.11%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.78%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.33%) IIS
4 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (1.78%) MS Office
2 2 (0.89%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.78%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (1.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.33%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.44%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.78%) SaaS
2 2 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.44%) PaaS
3 1 (0.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (43.56%) Firewall
2 26 (11.56%) Intrusion Detection
3 18 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 14 (6.22%) Network Security
5 13 (5.78%) Internet
6 12 (5.33%) DNS
7 10 (4.44%) VPN
7 10 (4.44%) LDAP
8 8 (3.56%) DHCP
8 8 (3.56%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (3.11%) LAN
9 7 (3.11%) WAN
10 6 (2.67%) HTTP
11 5 (2.22%) SSL
11 5 (2.22%) Wireless
12 4 (1.78%) IPsec
12 4 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.89%) Wireshark
13 2 (0.89%) HSRP
13 2 (0.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.33%) MySQL
1 3 (1.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (1.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.89%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.89%) Big Data
3 1 (0.44%) DB2
3 1 (0.44%) Informix
3 1 (0.44%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Toad
General
1 61 (27.11%) Finance
2 9 (4.00%) Financial Institution
2 9 (4.00%) Legal
3 6 (2.67%) Retail
4 5 (2.22%) Banking
5 4 (1.78%) Law
5 4 (1.78%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.33%) Automotive
7 2 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.89%) Games
7 2 (0.89%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.89%) German Language
8 1 (0.44%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Publishing
8 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 76 (33.78%) Analyst
2 60 (26.67%) Security Analyst
3 58 (25.78%) Consultant
4 57 (25.33%) Security Consultant
5 35 (15.56%) Architect
6 32 (14.22%) Security Architect
7 17 (7.56%) Senior Analyst
7 17 (7.56%) Security Specialist
8 15 (6.67%) IT Security Consultant
8 15 (6.67%) IT Consultant
8 15 (6.67%) Senior Security Analyst
8 15 (6.67%) Security Manager
9 14 (6.22%) Security Engineer
10 12 (5.33%) Cyber Security Analyst
11 8 (3.56%) IT Security Analyst
11 8 (3.56%) Project Manager
12 7 (3.11%) Business Analyst
12 7 (3.11%) IT Security Specialist
13 5 (2.22%) IT Security Engineer
13 5 (2.22%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.56%) Middleware
2 5 (2.22%) Web Services
3 3 (1.33%) XML
3 3 (1.33%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.44%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.44%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 40 (17.78%) Management Information System
2 26 (11.56%) Data Centre
3 24 (10.67%) PKI
4 18 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (6.22%) Computer Science
6 12 (5.33%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (4.44%) Cryptography
8 8 (3.56%) Mainframe
8 8 (3.56%) IBM Mainframe
9 7 (3.11%) AS400
10 6 (2.67%) Smart Meter
11 5 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (1.78%) Mathematics
13 3 (1.33%) Client/Server
13 3 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.89%) Mobile App
14 2 (0.89%) RMADS
14 2 (0.89%) NHS
14 2 (0.89%) CESG
14 2 (0.89%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 73 (32.44%) Windows
2 58 (25.78%) Linux
3 38 (16.89%) UNIX
4 8 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (3.11%) Solaris
6 6 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.22%) CentOS
7 5 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (51.11%) Information Security
2 70 (31.11%) Penetration Testing
3 49 (21.78%) SIEM
3 49 (21.78%) Cyber Security
4 46 (20.44%) Security Architecture
5 35 (15.56%) Risk Management
6 31 (13.78%) ITIL
7 30 (13.33%) Security Management
8 28 (12.44%) Security Testing
9 27 (12.00%) Patch Management
10 24 (10.67%) Kalman Filter
10 24 (10.67%) Project Management
11 19 (8.44%) Incident Management
11 19 (8.44%) Security Patching
12 17 (7.56%) OWASP
12 17 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (7.11%) Data Protection
13 16 (7.11%) Ethical Hacking
14 15 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
15 14 (6.22%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.56%) SQL
2 4 (1.78%) C
2 4 (1.78%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.33%) PHP
3 3 (1.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 78 (34.67%) CISSP
2 33 (14.67%) CISM
3 27 (12.00%) Degree
4 18 (8.00%) GIAC
5 14 (6.22%) CISA
6 13 (5.78%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (5.33%) CEH
8 9 (4.00%) CCSA
9 8 (3.56%) CCNA
10 6 (2.67%) JNCIA
10 6 (2.67%) SC Cleared
10 6 (2.67%) Security Cleared
11 5 (2.22%) PCI QSA
11 5 (2.22%) CRISC
12 4 (1.78%) ISSAP
13 3 (1.33%) CCSP
14 2 (0.89%) CCIE
14 2 (0.89%) OCP
14 2 (0.89%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (15.11%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.22%) COBIT
3 5 (2.22%) SLA
4 4 (1.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 26 (11.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (9.33%) Active Directory
3 9 (4.00%) VMware ESX
4 8 (3.56%) Snort
5 2 (0.89%) NFS
5 2 (0.89%) Samba
5 2 (0.89%) UAG
5 2 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.44%) XenApp
6 1 (0.44%) Firmware
6 1 (0.44%) Squid
6 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (4.89%) Nessus
2 4 (1.78%) OpenView
2 4 (1.78%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (1.33%) WSUS
3 3 (1.33%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.89%) ArcSight ESM
4 2 (0.89%) WebInspect
4 2 (0.89%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.89%) SCCM
4 2 (0.89%) SCOM
4 2 (0.89%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 2 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.44%) OPNET
5 1 (0.44%) Nmap
5 1 (0.44%) Nagios
5 1 (0.44%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.44%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.44%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 29 (12.89%) VMware
2 22 (9.78%) Qualys
3 21 (9.33%) Cisco
4 20 (8.89%) ArcSight
5 18 (8.00%) Microsoft
6 17 (7.56%) Citrix
7 16 (7.11%) Splunk
8 15 (6.67%) Oracle
9 14 (6.22%) IBM
9 14 (6.22%) McAfee
10 12 (5.33%) HP
11 8 (3.56%) CheckPoint
12 7 (3.11%) Websense
13 5 (2.22%) F5
13 5 (2.22%) LogLogic
13 5 (2.22%) Cyber-Ark
13 5 (2.22%) Symantec
13 5 (2.22%) Remedy
13 5 (2.22%) SolarWinds
13 5 (2.22%) Juniper
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