The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Management
Rank 494 497 560
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +63
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 99 71 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.14% 0.041%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.19% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 29 23
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£425 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £226 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £356 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.59% +9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40505 37197 40742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.09% 72.90% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25086 22561 23430
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1066 1445
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.84 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +8 91 £425 +6.25% 11
London +27 49 £440 -12.00% 7
South East +6 23 £394 -1.56% 3
City of London +19 11 £425 -19.04% 5
North West -7 11 £488 +72.56%
West Sussex - 10 £320 -
Manchester -5 9 £488 -
Berkshire +7 8 £450 +28.57% 3
Scotland -23 5 £400 - 2
East of England - 4 £323 -
Crawley - 4 £351 -
Glasgow - 3 £400 - 1
Cheshire 0 2 £505 +78.76%
Surrey -4 2 - -
Hampshire -16 2 £445 +11.25%
Edinburgh -17 2 - - 1
South West -26 2 £425 +54.54% 1
Essex - 2 £350 -
County Antrim -2 1 - -
Belfast -2 1 - -
Northern Ireland -3 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £380 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £380 -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £375 -
Swindon - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Middlesbrough - - - -
Kent - - - -

Vulnerability Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 84 (48.84%) Firewall
2 70 (40.70%) Windows
3 69 (40.12%) Information Security
4 59 (34.30%) CISSP
5 56 (32.56%) Finance
6 51 (29.65%) UNIX
7 47 (27.33%) Management Information System
8 42 (24.42%) Linux
9 36 (20.93%) SIEM
10 35 (20.35%) ITIL
11 30 (17.44%) Qualys
12 29 (16.86%) Penetration Testing
13 28 (16.28%) Cisco Certification
14 26 (15.12%) Stakeholder Management
15 25 (14.53%) TCP/IP
16 24 (13.95%) Cisco
17 23 (13.37%) Microsoft
17 23 (13.37%) PRINCE2
17 23 (13.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 22 (12.79%) CISM
19 21 (12.21%) SQL
19 21 (12.21%) Network Security
20 20 (11.63%) McAfee
21 19 (11.05%) Banking
22 18 (10.47%) Intrusion Detection
22 18 (10.47%) Security Management
23 17 (9.88%) Websense
24 16 (9.30%) Mainframe
24 16 (9.30%) Incident Management
24 16 (9.30%) Reverse Proxy

Vulnerability Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 11 (6.40%) IIS
2 10 (5.81%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.16%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (7.56%) MS Office
2 11 (6.40%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.58%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 84 (48.84%) Firewall
2 25 (14.53%) TCP/IP
3 21 (12.21%) Network Security
4 18 (10.47%) Intrusion Detection
5 16 (9.30%) Reverse Proxy
6 15 (8.72%) SAN
7 13 (7.56%) Wireless
8 10 (5.81%) Internet
8 10 (5.81%) VPN
9 7 (4.07%) LAN
9 7 (4.07%) WAN
10 2 (1.16%) OSPF
10 2 (1.16%) BGP
10 2 (1.16%) EIGRP
10 2 (1.16%) VoIP
10 2 (1.16%) LDAP
10 2 (1.16%) DNS
10 2 (1.16%) Wireshark
10 2 (1.16%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.58%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.74%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.16%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.58%) MySQL
General
1 56 (32.56%) Finance
2 19 (11.05%) Banking
3 8 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.91%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.91%) Retail
5 3 (1.74%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.74%) Law
5 3 (1.74%) Legal
6 2 (1.16%) Publishing
7 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 57 (33.14%) Analyst
2 47 (27.33%) Security Analyst
3 28 (16.28%) Project Manager
3 28 (16.28%) Security Engineer
4 23 (13.37%) Consultant
5 21 (12.21%) Architect
5 21 (12.21%) Security Architect
6 19 (11.05%) Security Consultant
7 18 (10.47%) IT Security Analyst
7 18 (10.47%) Security Manager
8 12 (6.98%) Security Project Manager
9 11 (6.40%) IT Project Manager
10 10 (5.81%) Information Analyst
10 10 (5.81%) IT Security Engineer
11 9 (5.23%) Auditor
11 9 (5.23%) IT Auditor
11 9 (5.23%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (5.23%) Network Engineer
12 8 (4.65%) Senior Security Analyst
12 8 (4.65%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.65%) Regular Expression
2 4 (2.33%) .NET
3 2 (1.16%) Middleware
4 1 (0.58%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (27.33%) Management Information System
2 16 (9.30%) Mainframe
3 9 (5.23%) CMDB
4 8 (4.65%) Economics
5 7 (4.07%) PMI
6 6 (3.49%) Cryptography
7 5 (2.91%) PKI
8 3 (1.74%) CESG
8 3 (1.74%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.74%) AS400
8 3 (1.74%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (1.74%) RMADS
9 2 (1.16%) Open Source
9 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.58%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.58%) Freedom of Information Act
10 1 (0.58%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.58%) Equities
10 1 (0.58%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 70 (40.70%) Windows
2 51 (29.65%) UNIX
3 42 (24.42%) Linux
4 6 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.74%) CentOS
6 3 (1.74%) Solaris
7 2 (1.16%) AIX
7 2 (1.16%) HPUX
8 1 (0.58%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (40.12%) Information Security
2 36 (20.93%) SIEM
3 35 (20.35%) ITIL
4 29 (16.86%) Penetration Testing
5 26 (15.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (13.37%) PRINCE2
7 18 (10.47%) Security Management
8 16 (9.30%) Incident Management
9 10 (5.81%) Risk Management
9 10 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (5.81%) Identity Management
9 10 (5.81%) Risk Analysis
10 9 (5.23%) Security Architecture
11 8 (4.65%) Business Continuity
11 8 (4.65%) Change Management
12 7 (4.07%) Configuration Management
12 7 (4.07%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 7 (4.07%) ITIL V3
13 6 (3.49%) Data Governance
14 5 (2.91%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.21%) SQL
2 6 (3.49%) Perl
2 6 (3.49%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.74%) C
4 2 (1.16%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.16%) Ruby
5 1 (0.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 59 (34.30%) CISSP
2 28 (16.28%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (12.79%) CISM
4 14 (8.14%) CCNA
4 14 (8.14%) CEH
5 12 (6.98%) CISA
5 12 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (6.98%) MCSE
6 11 (6.40%) MCP
6 11 (6.40%) CCNP
7 9 (5.23%) CCSE
8 7 (4.07%) GIAC
8 7 (4.07%) PMP
8 7 (4.07%) PMI Certification
9 5 (2.91%) SSCP
9 5 (2.91%) CCSP
9 5 (2.91%) CRISC
10 3 (1.74%) Security Cleared
10 3 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (1.74%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (8.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (4.65%) COBIT
4 7 (4.07%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.16%) JSP 440
System Software
1 14 (8.14%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.33%) ISA Server
4 3 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.58%) Snort
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (6.98%) Nessus
2 11 (6.40%) SCCM
3 3 (1.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (1.74%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (1.16%) OpenView
4 2 (1.16%) Foglight
5 1 (0.58%) OPNET
5 1 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 30 (17.44%) Qualys
2 24 (13.95%) Cisco
3 23 (13.37%) Microsoft
4 20 (11.63%) McAfee
5 17 (9.88%) Websense
6 13 (7.56%) VMware
6 13 (7.56%) CheckPoint
7 9 (5.23%) Citrix
8 7 (4.07%) Red Hat
8 7 (4.07%) Oracle
8 7 (4.07%) ArcSight
9 6 (3.49%) IBM
9 6 (3.49%) HP
10 5 (2.91%) Remedy
11 4 (2.33%) Splunk
11 4 (2.33%) Cyber-Ark
11 4 (2.33%) Blue Coat
11 4 (2.33%) SAP
11 4 (2.33%) ScanSafe
12 3 (1.74%) MobileIron