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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Management
Rank 553 527 587
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +60
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 59 59 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.11% 0.029%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.15% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 26 15
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£475 £369 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.81% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £200 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £563 £715
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -17.64%
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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
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 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 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 19 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 -2 54 £475 +31.03% 23
London +23 36 £475 -5.00% 10
City of London +31 11 £500 -6.97% 8
South East +7 9 £431 +23.21% 9
North West -8 6 £475 +69.64% 4
Berkshire +8 3 £431 +23.21% 5
Manchester -9 3 £513 - 3
Northern Ireland -4 1 - -
County Antrim -5 1 - -
Belfast -6 1 - -
Surrey -7 1 - - 2
Scotland -22 1 £373 -6.87% 1
South West -44 1 - -
East of England - 1 £310 -
Reading - 1 £488 - 2
Hampshire - 1 - - 2
Glasgow - 1 £373 -
Middlesex - 1 £525 -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -

Vulnerability Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 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 90 (52.33%) Information Security
2 86 (50.00%) Firewall
3 80 (46.51%) CISSP
4 73 (42.44%) Windows
5 51 (29.65%) UNIX
6 48 (27.91%) Finance
7 44 (25.58%) Management Information System
8 42 (24.42%) Penetration Testing
9 41 (23.84%) ITIL
9 41 (23.84%) Linux
10 33 (19.19%) Cisco
11 32 (18.60%) TCP/IP
12 31 (18.02%) Intrusion Detection
13 30 (17.44%) Qualys
13 30 (17.44%) Network Security
13 30 (17.44%) Cisco Certification
14 29 (16.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 27 (15.70%) Risk Management
16 26 (15.12%) SIEM
17 24 (13.95%) Active Directory
18 23 (13.37%) Microsoft
19 22 (12.79%) McAfee
20 21 (12.21%) SQL
21 20 (11.63%) Security Management
21 20 (11.63%) Incident Management
22 19 (11.05%) Banking
22 19 (11.05%) CISM
23 18 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
23 18 (10.47%) Kalman Filter
24 16 (9.30%) CEH

Vulnerability Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 (7.56%) IIS
2 8 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.16%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (8.14%) MS Office
2 11 (6.40%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 86 (50.00%) Firewall
2 32 (18.60%) TCP/IP
3 31 (18.02%) Intrusion Detection
4 30 (17.44%) Network Security
5 15 (8.72%) SAN
5 15 (8.72%) Internet
6 13 (7.56%) Wireless
7 12 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (6.98%) Reverse Proxy
7 12 (6.98%) DNS
7 12 (6.98%) LDAP
8 10 (5.81%) VPN
8 10 (5.81%) DHCP
9 7 (4.07%) LAN
9 7 (4.07%) WAN
10 2 (1.16%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (1.16%) Cisco PIX
10 2 (1.16%) Wireshark
10 2 (1.16%) IPsec
10 2 (1.16%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.74%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.16%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.58%) MySQL
General
1 48 (27.91%) Finance
2 19 (11.05%) Banking
3 7 (4.07%) Legal
4 6 (3.49%) Retail
4 6 (3.49%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.49%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.74%) Law
7 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 63 (36.63%) Analyst
2 53 (30.81%) Security Analyst
3 25 (14.53%) Consultant
4 22 (12.79%) Security Engineer
5 19 (11.05%) Security Consultant
6 17 (9.88%) Architect
6 17 (9.88%) Security Architect
7 16 (9.30%) Information Analyst
8 15 (8.72%) IT Security Analyst
9 14 (8.14%) Project Manager
10 12 (6.98%) Security Manager
11 11 (6.40%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (5.81%) Information Security Analyst
12 10 (5.81%) Senior Security Analyst
13 9 (5.23%) Network Engineer
13 9 (5.23%) IT Auditor
13 9 (5.23%) Auditor
14 7 (4.07%) Network Security Engineer
14 7 (4.07%) IT Security Engineer
14 7 (4.07%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.49%) .NET
2 5 (2.91%) Regular Expression
3 2 (1.16%) Middleware
4 1 (0.58%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (25.58%) Management Information System
2 16 (9.30%) Mainframe
3 15 (8.72%) CESG
4 14 (8.14%) RMADS
5 11 (6.40%) Computer Science
6 10 (5.81%) CESG CLAS
7 8 (4.65%) Economics
8 7 (4.07%) PMI
8 7 (4.07%) CMDB
8 7 (4.07%) Cryptography
8 7 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (3.49%) PKI
10 4 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (1.74%) AS400
11 3 (1.74%) IBM Mainframe
11 3 (1.74%) Smart Meter
12 2 (1.16%) Open Source
12 2 (1.16%) Equities
12 2 (1.16%) Fixed Income
13 1 (0.58%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 73 (42.44%) Windows
2 51 (29.65%) UNIX
3 41 (23.84%) Linux
4 6 (3.49%) Solaris
5 4 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.74%) AIX
6 3 (1.74%) HPUX
6 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.58%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.58%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (52.33%) Information Security
2 42 (24.42%) Penetration Testing
3 41 (23.84%) ITIL
4 27 (15.70%) Risk Management
5 26 (15.12%) SIEM
6 20 (11.63%) Security Management
6 20 (11.63%) Incident Management
7 18 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (10.47%) Kalman Filter
8 16 (9.30%) ITIL V3
9 15 (8.72%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 14 (8.14%) Technical Architecture
10 14 (8.14%) PRINCE2
10 14 (8.14%) Security Architecture
11 13 (7.56%) ISMS
12 11 (6.40%) Service Delivery
12 11 (6.40%) Risk Analysis
12 11 (6.40%) Coaching
13 10 (5.81%) Service Management
14 9 (5.23%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.21%) SQL
2 10 (5.81%) Perl
3 8 (4.65%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.33%) Ruby
5 3 (1.74%) C
6 2 (1.16%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.16%) Python
7 1 (0.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 80 (46.51%) CISSP
2 30 (17.44%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (11.05%) CISM
4 16 (9.30%) CEH
4 16 (9.30%) CCNA
5 15 (8.72%) Security Cleared
6 14 (8.14%) SC Cleared
6 14 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (7.56%) GIAC
7 13 (7.56%) CISA
8 12 (6.98%) MCSE
9 11 (6.40%) MCP
9 11 (6.40%) CCNP
10 10 (5.81%) CCSE
11 9 (5.23%) CNA
11 9 (5.23%) Novell Certification
11 9 (5.23%) Network+ Certification
11 9 (5.23%) GCIA
12 7 (4.07%) PMP
12 7 (4.07%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (16.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (7.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (5.23%) SLA
4 8 (4.65%) PCI DSS
5 4 (2.33%) JSP 440
5 4 (2.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 24 (13.95%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.74%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.58%) Snort
4 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (6.98%) Nessus
2 11 (6.40%) SCCM
3 3 (1.74%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (1.16%) OpenView
5 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.58%) Foglight
5 1 (0.58%) OPNET
5 1 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 33 (19.19%) Cisco
2 30 (17.44%) Qualys
3 23 (13.37%) Microsoft
4 22 (12.79%) McAfee
5 16 (9.30%) Websense
6 13 (7.56%) CheckPoint
7 12 (6.98%) Juniper
8 10 (5.81%) VMware
9 9 (5.23%) ArcSight
10 8 (4.65%) Citrix
11 6 (3.49%) Sun
12 5 (2.91%) Oracle
12 5 (2.91%) HP
12 5 (2.91%) Red Hat
12 5 (2.91%) Remedy
12 5 (2.91%) Splunk
13 4 (2.33%) Cyber-Ark
13 4 (2.33%) Blue Coat
13 4 (2.33%) IBM
14 3 (1.74%) SAP
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