The table below looks at the statistics for Vulnerability Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Vulnerability Management over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Management
Rank 104 - 99
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 6 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.26% - 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% - 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate
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£400 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £400 £312
% change year-on-year
-0.31% +28.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1545 1498 1374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.76% 69.32% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 827 667
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 74 114
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -17.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Vulnerability Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Vulnerability Management across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Vulnerability Management Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Vulnerability Management
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management across the West Midlands region.

Vulnerability Management Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Vulnerability Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 5 (83.33%) Nessus
2 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (50.00%) Splunk
2 3 (50.00%) CISSP
3 2 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Qualys
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Metasploit
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Automotive
4 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (16.67%) Information Security
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) People Management
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) UNIX
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management

Vulnerability Management
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Security Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Information Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CISSP
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Splunk
2 2 (33.33%) Qualys
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle