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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Vulnerability Management
Rank 494 523 533
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +10
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 131 93 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.22% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 65 25
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£450 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £350 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £531 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £283
% change year-on-year
- +59.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £38.84 £43.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.84 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -

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
46308 43027 39494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.00% 76.06% 74.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 30197 26668 24243
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1250 1176 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £24.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.00% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +26 124 £450 - 33
London 0 58 £450 +1.12% 12
South East +7 44 £450 +7.46% 4
Surrey - 21 £444 -
East of England +18 15 £450 +45.16% 1
Staines - 11 £513 -
Essex +4 10 £275 -8.33%
City of London -3 10 £415 -13.98% 2
Hampshire +8 7 £425 - 1
South West -1 6 - - 4
Wiltshire - 6 - - 2
Scotland -4 5 £350 -6.04% 3
Edinburgh -14 5 £350 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 5 £500 -
Winchester - 5 £463 -
Berkshire -8 4 £465 +9.41%
West Sussex -16 4 £375 +17.18%
Milton Keynes - 4 £550 -
Brentwood - 4 - -
Bedfordshire - 4 £450 -
Middlesex +7 3 - -
Slough +6 3 £465 +11.04%
Luton - 3 - -
Crawley -8 2 £350 -
Swindon - 2 - - 2
Basingstoke - 2 £383 -
Belfast +5 1 - -
County Antrim +5 1 - -
Northern Ireland +4 1 - -
Manchester -16 1 - - 3

Vulnerability Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 119 (50.85%) Information Security
2 110 (47.01%) Firewall
3 83 (35.47%) CISSP
4 71 (30.34%) Penetration Testing
5 69 (29.49%) Windows
6 62 (26.50%) Finance
7 56 (23.93%) Linux
8 53 (22.65%) SIEM
9 48 (20.51%) Security Architecture
10 46 (19.66%) Cyber Security
11 43 (18.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 42 (17.95%) Management Information System
13 39 (16.67%) PCI DSS
14 38 (16.24%) Risk Management
15 37 (15.81%) CISM
16 35 (14.96%) UNIX
17 32 (13.68%) Security Management
18 31 (13.25%) Kalman Filter
19 30 (12.82%) VMware
20 29 (12.39%) Degree
21 27 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
22 26 (11.11%) Security Testing
22 26 (11.11%) Patch Management
22 26 (11.11%) Data Centre
22 26 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
22 26 (11.11%) ITIL
23 24 (10.26%) Project Management
24 23 (9.83%) PKI
25 21 (8.97%) Active Directory
25 21 (8.97%) TCP/IP

Vulnerability Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 11 (4.70%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.14%) IIS
3 3 (1.28%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.85%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.85%) MQSeries
4 2 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.85%) iPlanet
4 2 (0.85%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (2.56%) MS Office
2 4 (1.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.14%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (1.71%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.85%) BusinessWare
3 2 (0.85%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.14%) SaaS
2 2 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.43%) PaaS
3 1 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 110 (47.01%) Firewall
2 26 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
3 21 (8.97%) TCP/IP
4 16 (6.84%) Internet
5 14 (5.98%) Network Security
6 12 (5.13%) VPN
7 11 (4.70%) DNS
8 8 (3.42%) LAN
8 8 (3.42%) WAN
8 8 (3.42%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (3.42%) Wireless
9 7 (2.99%) DHCP
9 7 (2.99%) HTTP
10 5 (2.14%) SSL
11 4 (1.71%) LDAP
11 4 (1.71%) IPsec
11 4 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.85%) Wireshark
12 2 (0.85%) HSRP
12 2 (0.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.71%) MySQL
2 3 (1.28%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.28%) DB2
2 3 (1.28%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.85%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (0.43%) Big Data
4 1 (0.43%) Informix
4 1 (0.43%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Toad
General
1 62 (26.50%) Finance
2 11 (4.70%) Retail
3 9 (3.85%) Banking
3 9 (3.85%) Legal
4 7 (2.99%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.14%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.71%) Publishing
7 4 (1.71%) Law
8 3 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.28%) Automotive
8 3 (1.28%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.85%) Games
9 2 (0.85%) German Language
10 1 (0.43%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.43%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 78 (33.33%) Analyst
2 61 (26.07%) Consultant
2 61 (26.07%) Security Analyst
3 60 (25.64%) Security Consultant
4 40 (17.09%) Architect
5 37 (15.81%) Security Architect
6 20 (8.55%) IT Security Consultant
6 20 (8.55%) IT Consultant
7 19 (8.12%) Security Specialist
8 16 (6.84%) Security Manager
9 15 (6.41%) Project Manager
9 15 (6.41%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (5.56%) Senior Security Analyst
10 13 (5.56%) Security Engineer
10 13 (5.56%) Cyber Security Analyst
11 9 (3.85%) IT Security Analyst
11 9 (3.85%) Business Analyst
12 8 (3.42%) Security Project Manager
13 6 (2.56%) Security Operations Analyst
13 6 (2.56%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.42%) Middleware
2 5 (2.14%) Web Services
3 4 (1.71%) XML
4 3 (1.28%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.85%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 42 (17.95%) Management Information System
2 26 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 23 (9.83%) PKI
4 21 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.70%) Data Protection Act
5 11 (4.70%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.85%) Cryptography
7 8 (3.42%) AS400
8 7 (2.99%) Mainframe
8 7 (2.99%) IBM Mainframe
9 5 (2.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (2.14%) Smart Meter
10 4 (1.71%) Mathematics
11 3 (1.28%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.85%) FMCG
12 2 (0.85%) NHS
12 2 (0.85%) CMDB
13 1 (0.43%) RMADS
13 1 (0.43%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 69 (29.49%) Windows
2 56 (23.93%) Linux
3 35 (14.96%) UNIX
4 7 (2.99%) Solaris
4 7 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.71%) CentOS
7 3 (1.28%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.85%) zOS
8 2 (0.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (50.85%) Information Security
2 71 (30.34%) Penetration Testing
3 53 (22.65%) SIEM
4 48 (20.51%) Security Architecture
5 46 (19.66%) Cyber Security
6 38 (16.24%) Risk Management
7 32 (13.68%) Security Management
8 31 (13.25%) Kalman Filter
9 26 (11.11%) Patch Management
9 26 (11.11%) ITIL
9 26 (11.11%) Security Testing
10 24 (10.26%) Project Management
11 19 (8.12%) Security Patching
12 18 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (7.69%) TOGAF
13 17 (7.26%) Ethical Hacking
13 17 (7.26%) OWASP
14 16 (6.84%) Technical Architecture
15 15 (6.41%) Incident Management
16 13 (5.56%) Malware Detection\Protection
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.99%) SQL
2 5 (2.14%) C
2 5 (2.14%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.71%) PHP
3 4 (1.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 83 (35.47%) CISSP
2 37 (15.81%) CISM
3 29 (12.39%) Degree
4 19 (8.12%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (7.69%) GIAC
6 15 (6.41%) CISA
7 13 (5.56%) CCSA
8 12 (5.13%) CCNA
9 11 (4.70%) CEH
10 10 (4.27%) JNCIA
11 5 (2.14%) PCI QSA
11 5 (2.14%) CCSP
12 4 (1.71%) SC Cleared
12 4 (1.71%) Security Cleared
12 4 (1.71%) ISSAP
12 4 (1.71%) CRISC
13 2 (0.85%) GCIH
13 2 (0.85%) CISMP
13 2 (0.85%) CGEIT
13 2 (0.85%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (18.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.71%) COBIT
5 2 (0.85%) SLA
6 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 27 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (8.97%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.70%) VMware ESX
4 9 (3.85%) Snort
5 2 (0.85%) ClearTrust
5 2 (0.85%) UAG
5 2 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.43%) Firmware
6 1 (0.43%) Squid
Systems Management
1 10 (4.27%) Nessus
2 4 (1.71%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (1.28%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.28%) WSUS
4 2 (0.85%) SCOM
4 2 (0.85%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 2 (0.85%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.85%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.43%) OPNET
5 1 (0.43%) Nagios
5 1 (0.43%) OpenView
5 1 (0.43%) Nmap
5 1 (0.43%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.43%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (12.82%) VMware
2 21 (8.97%) Cisco
3 20 (8.55%) Microsoft
4 19 (8.12%) Qualys
5 18 (7.69%) Oracle
6 14 (5.98%) ArcSight
7 13 (5.56%) Splunk
7 13 (5.56%) IBM
7 13 (5.56%) Citrix
8 11 (4.70%) CheckPoint
8 11 (4.70%) McAfee
9 7 (2.99%) Websense
10 6 (2.56%) F5
10 6 (2.56%) HP
11 5 (2.14%) SAP
11 5 (2.14%) LogLogic
12 4 (1.71%) ScanSafe
12 4 (1.71%) Symantec
12 4 (1.71%) Juniper
13 3 (1.28%) Google
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