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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Management
Rank 520 515 575
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +60
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 92 59 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.033%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.15% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 25 17
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£450 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £138 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £523 £710
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £283 £375
% change year-on-year
+59.29% -24.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - -

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
41340 38593 41072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.29% 73.27% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 25582 23715 23832
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1138 1054 1464
Average hourly rate £23.00 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +26 85 £450 +28.57% 14
London +44 55 £445 -3.78% 12
City of London +37 17 £483 -13.25% 6
South East 0 13 £419 +19.64% 1
North West -5 11 £488 +73.33%
Berkshire +14 7 £425 +21.42% 1
Manchester -6 7 £488 -
Reading - 4 £556 -
Scotland -24 3 £373 -6.87%
East of England - 3 £310 -
Edinburgh -18 2 - -
South West -31 2 - - 1
County Antrim -2 1 - - 1
Belfast -2 1 - - 1
Northern Ireland -5 1 - - 1
Newbury - 1 £375 -
Middlesex - 1 £525 -
Glasgow - 1 £373 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Middlesbrough - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1

Vulnerability Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (51.14%) Firewall
2 85 (48.30%) Information Security
3 78 (44.32%) CISSP
4 77 (43.75%) Windows
5 57 (32.39%) UNIX
6 49 (27.84%) Finance
7 44 (25.00%) Management Information System
8 43 (24.43%) Linux
9 39 (22.16%) ITIL
9 39 (22.16%) Penetration Testing
10 36 (20.45%) SIEM
11 31 (17.61%) TCP/IP
12 30 (17.05%) Cisco Certification
13 29 (16.48%) Cisco
13 29 (16.48%) Qualys
14 28 (15.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 27 (15.34%) Network Security
15 27 (15.34%) Intrusion Detection
16 24 (13.64%) CISM
16 24 (13.64%) Risk Management
17 23 (13.07%) Microsoft
17 23 (13.07%) PRINCE2
18 22 (12.50%) SQL
18 22 (12.50%) Active Directory
18 22 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
18 22 (12.50%) McAfee
19 21 (11.93%) Security Management
20 19 (10.80%) Banking
20 19 (10.80%) Kalman Filter
21 18 (10.23%) Incident Management

Vulnerability Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (7.39%) IIS
2 10 (5.68%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.14%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (7.95%) MS Office
2 11 (6.25%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 90 (51.14%) Firewall
2 31 (17.61%) TCP/IP
3 27 (15.34%) Intrusion Detection
3 27 (15.34%) Network Security
4 16 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
5 15 (8.52%) SAN
6 13 (7.39%) Internet
6 13 (7.39%) Wireless
7 10 (5.68%) DNS
7 10 (5.68%) LDAP
8 8 (4.55%) VPN
8 8 (4.55%) DHCP
8 8 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (3.98%) WAN
9 7 (3.98%) LAN
10 2 (1.14%) VoIP
10 2 (1.14%) OSPF
10 2 (1.14%) BGP
10 2 (1.14%) EIGRP
10 2 (1.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.70%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.57%) MySQL
General
1 49 (27.84%) Finance
2 19 (10.80%) Banking
3 8 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.41%) Legal
5 5 (2.84%) Retail
5 5 (2.84%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.27%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.70%) Law
8 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (34.66%) Analyst
2 51 (28.98%) Security Analyst
3 25 (14.20%) Consultant
3 25 (14.20%) Security Engineer
4 21 (11.93%) Project Manager
5 20 (11.36%) Security Consultant
6 19 (10.80%) Security Manager
7 17 (9.66%) Architect
7 17 (9.66%) Security Architect
8 15 (8.52%) IT Security Analyst
9 14 (7.95%) Information Analyst
10 11 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
11 10 (5.68%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (5.68%) Security Project Manager
12 9 (5.11%) Auditor
12 9 (5.11%) IT Auditor
12 9 (5.11%) Network Engineer
12 9 (5.11%) Senior Security Analyst
13 8 (4.55%) Information Security Consultant
13 8 (4.55%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.55%) Regular Expression
2 6 (3.41%) .NET
3 2 (1.14%) Middleware
4 1 (0.57%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 16 (9.09%) Mainframe
3 13 (7.39%) CESG
3 13 (7.39%) RMADS
4 10 (5.68%) Computer Science
5 9 (5.11%) CMDB
5 9 (5.11%) CESG CLAS
6 8 (4.55%) Economics
7 7 (3.98%) Cryptography
7 7 (3.98%) PMI
8 6 (3.41%) PKI
9 3 (1.70%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.70%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.70%) AS400
9 3 (1.70%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (1.14%) Smart Meter
10 2 (1.14%) Open Source
11 1 (0.57%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.57%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.57%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 77 (43.75%) Windows
2 57 (32.39%) UNIX
3 43 (24.43%) Linux
4 5 (2.84%) Solaris
5 4 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.14%) AIX
7 2 (1.14%) HPUX
8 1 (0.57%) CentOS
8 1 (0.57%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (48.30%) Information Security
2 39 (22.16%) Penetration Testing
2 39 (22.16%) ITIL
3 36 (20.45%) SIEM
4 24 (13.64%) Risk Management
5 23 (13.07%) PRINCE2
6 22 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (11.93%) Security Management
8 19 (10.80%) Kalman Filter
9 18 (10.23%) Incident Management
10 15 (8.52%) ITIL V3
11 13 (7.39%) Technical Architecture
12 12 (6.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 12 (6.82%) Security Architecture
13 10 (5.68%) Risk Analysis
13 10 (5.68%) ISMS
14 9 (5.11%) Identity Management
14 9 (5.11%) Service Management
15 8 (4.55%) Service Delivery
15 8 (4.55%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.50%) SQL
2 10 (5.68%) Perl
3 8 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.27%) Ruby
5 3 (1.70%) C
6 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.14%) Python
7 1 (0.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 78 (44.32%) CISSP
2 30 (17.05%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (13.64%) CISM
4 16 (9.09%) CCNA
4 16 (9.09%) CISA
4 16 (9.09%) CEH
5 14 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (6.82%) MCSE
6 12 (6.82%) Security Cleared
7 11 (6.25%) SC Cleared
7 11 (6.25%) MCP
7 11 (6.25%) CCNP
7 11 (6.25%) GIAC
8 9 (5.11%) CCSE
9 7 (3.98%) GCIA
9 7 (3.98%) Network+ Certification
9 7 (3.98%) PMP
9 7 (3.98%) PMI Certification
9 7 (3.98%) CNA
9 7 (3.98%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (15.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (7.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (4.55%) PCI DSS
4 7 (3.98%) SLA
5 4 (2.27%) JSP 440
6 2 (1.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 22 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.70%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.57%) Snort
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (6.82%) Nessus
2 11 (6.25%) SCCM
3 3 (1.70%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (1.14%) OpenView
5 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.57%) Foglight
5 1 (0.57%) OPNET
5 1 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 29 (16.48%) Cisco
1 29 (16.48%) Qualys
2 23 (13.07%) Microsoft
3 22 (12.50%) McAfee
4 17 (9.66%) Websense
5 13 (7.39%) CheckPoint
6 10 (5.68%) Juniper
6 10 (5.68%) VMware
7 8 (4.55%) ArcSight
7 8 (4.55%) Citrix
8 5 (2.84%) Sun
8 5 (2.84%) Oracle
8 5 (2.84%) Splunk
8 5 (2.84%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.84%) Remedy
9 4 (2.27%) Blue Coat
9 4 (2.27%) IBM
9 4 (2.27%) HP
9 4 (2.27%) Cyber-Ark
10 3 (1.70%) ScanSafe
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