Period
to 7 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Vulnerability Scanning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Vulnerability Scanning over the 6 months to 7 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Vulnerability Scanning
London > Central London
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 182 280 275
Rank change year-on-year +98 -5 -28
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning 19 12 17
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.37% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.15% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 13
Median daily rate £475 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +16.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £356 £408 £413
90th Percentile £885 £721 £613
London median daily rate £575 £600 £500
% change year-on-year -4.17% +20.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

Vulnerability Scanning is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,492 8,086 8,227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 87.19% 89.92% 89.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,233 6,130 6,428
Median daily rate £512 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.48% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £319 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
London median daily rate £520 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +1.46% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 69 111
Median hourly rate £32.51 £21.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.22% - +13.16%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.76 £12.49
90th Percentile £52.25 £42.20 £48.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.53 £24.00
% change year-on-year +31.93% +10.54% -4.00%

Vulnerability Scanning
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Vulnerability Scanning as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Vulnerability Scanning in Central London

Vulnerability Scanning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Vulnerability Scanning in Central London

Vulnerability Scanning
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning in Central London over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Vulnerability Scanning in Central London

Vulnerability Scanning
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning within the Central London region over the 6 months to 7 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +75 17 £475 - 2
Vulnerability Scanning
London

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Vulnerability Scanning.

1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Vulnerability Management
3 7 (36.84%) Linux
3 7 (36.84%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (31.58%) Google
4 6 (31.58%) Python
4 6 (31.58%) GCP
5 5 (26.32%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (26.32%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (26.32%) Splunk
5 5 (26.32%) SIEM
5 5 (26.32%) Google Compute Engine
5 5 (26.32%) Java
5 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 5 (26.32%) Internet
5 5 (26.32%) Qualys
5 5 (26.32%) Security Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Bash Shell
6 4 (21.05%) VMware
6 4 (21.05%) Firewall
6 4 (21.05%) CISSP
6 4 (21.05%) Security Operations
6 4 (21.05%) Security Monitoring
6 4 (21.05%) NIST
7 3 (15.79%) vCenter Server
7 3 (15.79%) Palo Alto
7 3 (15.79%) C++
7 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (15.79%) CCNA
7 3 (15.79%) .NET

Vulnerability Scanning
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 3 (15.79%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) GCP
2 5 (26.32%) Google Compute Engine
3 2 (10.53%) AWS
3 2 (10.53%) Azure
4 1 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (5.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Internet
1 5 (26.32%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (21.05%) Firewall
3 3 (15.79%) Network Security
4 1 (5.26%) MPLS
4 1 (5.26%) Multicast
4 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.26%) VPLS
4 1 (5.26%) VPN
4 1 (5.26%) WAN
4 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Artifactory
2 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) International Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
1 5 (26.32%) IT Analyst
1 5 (26.32%) IT Security Analyst
1 5 (26.32%) Penetration Tester
1 5 (26.32%) Security Analyst
1 5 (26.32%) Tester
2 4 (21.05%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Cloud Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Application Security Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Manual Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Network Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Security Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Platform Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Security Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
1 3 (15.79%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Linux
3 2 (10.53%) CentOS
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Vulnerability Management
2 7 (36.84%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (26.32%) Security Testing
3 5 (26.32%) SIEM
4 4 (21.05%) Security Monitoring
4 4 (21.05%) Security Operations
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.53%) DevOps
6 2 (10.53%) Malware Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (10.53%) Web Development
7 1 (5.26%) DevSecOps
7 1 (5.26%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 1 (5.26%) IT Strategy
7 1 (5.26%) Patch Management
7 1 (5.26%) Privileged Access Management
7 1 (5.26%) SDLC
7 1 (5.26%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Python
2 5 (26.32%) Java
3 4 (21.05%) Bash Shell
4 3 (15.79%) C++
5 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) CISSP
2 3 (15.79%) CCENT
2 3 (15.79%) CCNA
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.79%) Network+ Certification
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) FFIEC
3 2 (10.53%) GIAC
3 2 (10.53%) OSCP
3 2 (10.53%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) NIST
2 2 (10.53%) COBIT
3 1 (5.26%) GDPR
3 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) VMware NSX
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) vCenter Server
2 2 (10.53%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (5.26%) Ansible
3 1 (5.26%) Kubernetes
3 1 (5.26%) Puppet
3 1 (5.26%) Terraform
3 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Google
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Qualys
2 5 (26.32%) Splunk
3 4 (21.05%) VMware
4 3 (15.79%) Palo Alto
5 2 (10.53%) Acunetix
5 2 (10.53%) Netsparker
5 2 (10.53%) Remedy
5 2 (10.53%) Veracode
6 1 (5.26%) McAfee