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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Vulnerability Management
UK
Rank 469 505 537
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +32
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 112 113 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.27% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 55 47
Median daily rate £505 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.22% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £316 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.90% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 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
36193 41509 39855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.16% 81.76% 78.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23989 26924 25716
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 920 1213 1044
Median hourly rate £34.50 £38.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.80% +53.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.16 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +34 108 £505 +12.22% 42
London -2 43 £525 +2.43% 24
South East +18 24 £500 +11.11% 3
North West +32 17 £450 +5.88% 5
Manchester +28 17 £450 +5.88% 5
Hampshire +25 16 £475 +35.71%
East of England +9 16 £500 +1.52% 4
Salford - 9 £450 - 3
Essex +3 7 £295 +9.25%
Hertfordshire +4 6 £550 +11.11% 1
City of London -2 6 £510 +30.76% 5
Fareham - 5 £475 -
Croydon - 5 £551 -
Yorkshire +9 4 £500 +21.95% 1
West Yorkshire +19 3 £500 - 1
Berkshire +11 3 £450 -10.00%
Leeds +8 3 £500 - 1
East Midlands - 3 - -
Milton Keynes +7 2 £538 - 1
Cambridgeshire +6 2 £450 +9.09%
Cambridge +4 2 £450 +9.09%
Buckinghamshire +2 2 £538 - 1
West Sussex - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Maidenhead - 2 £450 -
Southampton - 2 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
Northampton - 2 - -
Scotland +21 1 £525 +75.00% 3
Surrey +15 1 - -

Vulnerability Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 150 (56.18%) Firewall
2 103 (38.58%) Information Security
3 92 (34.46%) SIEM
4 88 (32.96%) CISSP
5 87 (32.58%) Cybersecurity
6 78 (29.21%) Windows
7 75 (28.09%) TCP/IP
8 74 (27.72%) Security Operations
9 72 (26.97%) Unix
10 65 (24.34%) Linux
10 65 (24.34%) Patch Management
11 63 (23.60%) LAN
11 63 (23.60%) WAN
12 61 (22.85%) Splunk
13 60 (22.47%) Penetration Testing
13 60 (22.47%) Risk Management
14 59 (22.10%) Management Information System
15 58 (21.72%) VMware
16 53 (19.85%) Intrusion Detection
16 53 (19.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 53 (19.85%) SANS
17 52 (19.48%) Security Cleared
17 52 (19.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 51 (19.10%) Finance
18 51 (19.10%) SC Cleared
19 49 (18.35%) VMware Infrastructure
20 43 (16.10%) Security Monitoring
21 42 (15.73%) PCI DSS
22 41 (15.36%) CISM
23 40 (14.98%) VoIP

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 (2.25%) IBM Domino
2 4 (1.50%) Apache
3 2 (0.75%) Apache Pig
3 2 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.37%) IIS
4 1 (0.37%) Jetty
4 1 (0.37%) Mongrel
4 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.37%) nginx
4 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.87%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.37%) MS Office
3 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.74%) IaaS
2 12 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.75%) PaaS
5 2 (0.75%) SaaS
6 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.37%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 150 (56.18%) Firewall
2 75 (28.09%) TCP/IP
3 63 (23.60%) LAN
3 63 (23.60%) WAN
4 53 (19.85%) Intrusion Detection
5 40 (14.98%) VoIP
5 40 (14.98%) VPN
6 37 (13.86%) Network Security
7 23 (8.61%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (3.00%) Reverse Proxy
8 8 (3.00%) Wireless
9 5 (1.87%) DHCP
9 5 (1.87%) DNS
10 4 (1.50%) HTTP
10 4 (1.50%) IPsec
10 4 (1.50%) SSL
11 3 (1.12%) Multicast
12 2 (0.75%) Cisco Wireless
12 2 (0.75%) OSPF
12 2 (0.75%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.12%) Redis
2 4 (1.50%) MySQL
3 3 (1.12%) Big Data
4 2 (0.75%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.75%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.37%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.37%) Travis CI
General
1 51 (19.10%) Finance
2 20 (7.49%) Retail
3 13 (4.87%) Banking
3 13 (4.87%) Legal
4 7 (2.62%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.87%) Law
6 4 (1.50%) Back Office
7 3 (1.12%) Automotive
7 3 (1.12%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.75%) Marketing
8 2 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 69 (25.84%) Analyst
2 63 (23.60%) Security Analyst
3 44 (16.48%) Consultant
4 36 (13.48%) Security Consultant
5 31 (11.61%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 31 (11.61%) Security Manager
6 25 (9.36%) Architect
7 22 (8.24%) Security Architect
8 19 (7.12%) Security Engineer
9 18 (6.74%) Operational Security Manager
9 18 (6.74%) Security Operations Manager
10 13 (4.87%) Operations Manager
11 11 (4.12%) Network Engineer
11 11 (4.12%) Technical Specialist
12 10 (3.75%) Security Management Consultant
12 10 (3.75%) Security Specialist
12 10 (3.75%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (3.75%) Senior Security Analyst
12 10 (3.75%) Vulnerability Consultant
12 10 (3.75%) Vulnerability Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.73%) ELK Stack
2 10 (3.75%) RESTful
2 10 (3.75%) Web Services
3 2 (0.75%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.37%) .NET
4 1 (0.37%) J2EE
4 1 (0.37%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.37%) SAML
4 1 (0.37%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 59 (22.10%) Management Information System
2 32 (11.99%) Data Centre
2 32 (11.99%) Security Operations Centre
3 22 (8.24%) Cyber Attack
4 9 (3.37%) CMDB
5 7 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.62%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.62%) Equities
5 7 (2.62%) Fixed Income
6 5 (1.87%) Cyber Defence
6 5 (1.87%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.50%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.50%) PKI
8 3 (1.12%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.75%) CESG
9 2 (0.75%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (0.75%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.37%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.37%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 78 (29.21%) Windows
2 72 (26.97%) Unix
3 65 (24.34%) Linux
4 6 (2.25%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.37%) Android
6 1 (0.37%) Solaris
6 1 (0.37%) VMS
6 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (38.58%) Information Security
2 92 (34.46%) SIEM
3 87 (32.58%) Cybersecurity
4 74 (27.72%) Security Operations
5 65 (24.34%) Patch Management
6 60 (22.47%) Penetration Testing
6 60 (22.47%) Risk Management
7 52 (19.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 43 (16.10%) Security Monitoring
9 32 (11.99%) Network Monitoring
9 32 (11.99%) Security Management
10 30 (11.24%) Kalman Filter
11 27 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (9.74%) Data Loss Prevention
13 25 (9.36%) Case Management
13 25 (9.36%) Identity Access Management
13 25 (9.36%) ITIL
14 23 (8.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 22 (8.24%) Service Management
16 20 (7.49%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.12%) Python
1 11 (4.12%) SQL
2 2 (0.75%) Java
2 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.37%) Perl
3 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 88 (32.96%) CISSP
2 53 (19.85%) SANS
3 52 (19.48%) Security Cleared
4 51 (19.10%) SC Cleared
5 41 (15.36%) CISM
6 34 (12.73%) SSCP
7 15 (5.62%) GIAC
8 12 (4.49%) CISA
9 11 (4.12%) Degree
9 11 (4.12%) DV Cleared
10 9 (3.37%) GCIA
10 9 (3.37%) GCIH
11 8 (3.00%) BC Cleared
11 8 (3.00%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (3.00%) CLAS
12 7 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (2.62%) CNA
12 7 (2.62%) Network+ Certification
12 7 (2.62%) Novell Certification
13 3 (1.12%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (19.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (15.73%) PCI DSS
3 14 (5.24%) RMADS
4 6 (2.25%) COBIT
4 6 (2.25%) QA
5 3 (1.12%) SLA
6 2 (0.75%) BS7799
6 2 (0.75%) GDPR
6 2 (0.75%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.37%) GPG13
7 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.37%) ISO27005
7 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 49 (18.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (7.87%) vSphere
3 12 (4.49%) VMware ESX
4 9 (3.37%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.75%) Snort
7 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.37%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.37%) NFS
7 1 (0.37%) Samba
7 1 (0.37%) Squid
7 1 (0.37%) vCloud
7 1 (0.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 40 (14.98%) QRadar
2 33 (12.36%) Nessus
3 21 (7.87%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 11 (4.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 11 (4.12%) Kibana
4 11 (4.12%) logstash
5 10 (3.75%) Nexpose
5 10 (3.75%) Nmap
6 9 (3.37%) CSIRT
7 8 (3.00%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (2.25%) RSA enVision
9 4 (1.50%) CA Spectrum
10 3 (1.12%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 3 (1.12%) SCCM
11 1 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 1 (0.37%) OSSEC
11 1 (0.37%) Puppet
11 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.37%) SCOM
Vendors
1 61 (22.85%) Splunk
2 58 (21.72%) VMware
3 38 (14.23%) Apple
3 38 (14.23%) Cisco
4 31 (11.61%) ArcSight
5 29 (10.86%) Intel Security
6 28 (10.49%) Qualys
7 27 (10.11%) LogRhythm
8 25 (9.36%) IBM
9 22 (8.24%) AlienVault
10 14 (5.24%) CheckPoint
10 14 (5.24%) Microsoft
11 10 (3.75%) Intel
11 10 (3.75%) NetWitness
11 10 (3.75%) Symantec
12 9 (3.37%) BMC
12 9 (3.37%) CA
12 9 (3.37%) HP
12 9 (3.37%) SolarWinds
13 8 (3.00%) Citrix