The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Vulnerability Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Vulnerability Management over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 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 Management
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 480 502 550
Rank change year-on-year +22 +48  
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 97 124 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.25% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.30% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 81 37
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £365 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £389
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

Vulnerability Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34744 41185 38836
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.25% 82.92% 80.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23057 27403 24454
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 998 1135
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Vulnerability Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Vulnerability Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Vulnerability Management in England

Vulnerability Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Vulnerability Management in England

Vulnerability Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Vulnerability Management in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Vulnerability Management in England

Vulnerability Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Vulnerability Management in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Vulnerability Management in England

Vulnerability Management
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Vulnerability Management within the England region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +19 39 £500 -4.76% 13
North West +34 18 £450 +5.88% 1
East of England +11 18 £265 -32.05% 2
South East +9 12 £458 +14.37% 4
Yorkshire +9 6 £700 +75.00% 1
West Midlands +13 3 £436 +34.23%
South West -17 2 £750 +100.00% 4
Vulnerability Management
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Vulnerability Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Vulnerability Management.

1 118 (53.39%) Firewall
2 89 (40.27%) Information Security
3 86 (38.91%) CISSP
4 81 (36.65%) Cybersecurity
5 71 (32.13%) Windows
6 66 (29.86%) Unix
6 66 (29.86%) SIEM
7 63 (28.51%) Splunk
8 62 (28.05%) Linux
9 55 (24.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 53 (23.98%) TCP/IP
11 52 (23.53%) Security Operations
12 50 (22.62%) SANS
13 47 (21.27%) Management Information System
14 46 (20.81%) VMware
14 46 (20.81%) Intrusion Detection
15 45 (20.36%) Risk Management
16 43 (19.46%) LAN
16 43 (19.46%) WAN
16 43 (19.46%) Penetration Testing
17 42 (19.00%) Patch Management
18 38 (17.19%) Security Cleared
19 37 (16.74%) VMware Infrastructure
20 36 (16.29%) SC Cleared
20 36 (16.29%) VoIP
20 36 (16.29%) VPN
20 36 (16.29%) QRadar
21 35 (15.84%) Apple
22 33 (14.93%) CISM
22 33 (14.93%) SSCP

Vulnerability Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 6 (2.71%) IBM Domino
2 3 (1.36%) Apache
3 2 (0.90%) IIS
3 2 (0.90%) Jetty
3 2 (0.90%) Mongrel
3 2 (0.90%) nginx
3 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.90%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (0.90%) MS Excel
1 2 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.45%) MS Office
2 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.69%) IaaS
2 14 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.17%) SaaS
5 6 (2.71%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.81%) PaaS
7 2 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.90%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 118 (53.39%) Firewall
2 53 (23.98%) TCP/IP
3 46 (20.81%) Intrusion Detection
4 43 (19.46%) LAN
4 43 (19.46%) WAN
5 36 (16.29%) VoIP
5 36 (16.29%) VPN
6 26 (11.76%) Network Security
7 11 (4.98%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (4.07%) Wireless
9 5 (2.26%) HTTP
10 4 (1.81%) Internet
10 4 (1.81%) SSL
11 3 (1.36%) DHCP
11 3 (1.36%) TACACS
12 2 (0.90%) Cisco Wireless
12 2 (0.90%) DNS
12 2 (0.90%) FTP
12 2 (0.90%) IPsec
13 1 (0.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.98%) Redis
2 4 (1.81%) MySQL
3 3 (1.36%) Big Data
4 2 (0.90%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.90%) Travis CI
2 1 (0.45%) Metasploit
General
1 31 (14.03%) Finance
2 22 (9.95%) Retail
3 9 (4.07%) Legal
4 6 (2.71%) Banking
4 6 (2.71%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.81%) Back Office
6 3 (1.36%) Automotive
7 1 (0.45%) Electronics
7 1 (0.45%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (25.34%) Analyst
2 51 (23.08%) Security Analyst
3 29 (13.12%) Consultant
4 25 (11.31%) Security Manager
5 24 (10.86%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 22 (9.95%) Architect
6 22 (9.95%) Security Engineer
7 19 (8.60%) Security Architect
7 19 (8.60%) Security Consultant
8 15 (6.79%) Security Specialist
9 14 (6.33%) SOC Analyst
10 11 (4.98%) Technical Specialist
11 10 (4.52%) Incident Analyst
12 9 (4.07%) Network Engineer
12 9 (4.07%) Operational Security Manager
12 9 (4.07%) Security Operations Manager
13 8 (3.62%) IT Engineer
13 8 (3.62%) IT Security Engineer
13 8 (3.62%) Network Security Engineer
13 8 (3.62%) Splunk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.03%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (3.62%) Web Services
3 7 (3.17%) RESTful
4 5 (2.26%) SailPoint
5 4 (1.81%) .NET
5 4 (1.81%) SAML
6 3 (1.36%) OAuth
6 3 (1.36%) OpenID
7 2 (0.90%) J2EE
7 2 (0.90%) Servlets
7 2 (0.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (21.27%) Management Information System
2 23 (10.41%) Security Operations Centre
3 20 (9.05%) Cyber Attack
4 18 (8.14%) Data Centre
5 10 (4.52%) Computer Science
6 9 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (3.17%) CMDB
8 5 (2.26%) Equities
8 5 (2.26%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.81%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.81%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.36%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (1.36%) PKI
11 2 (0.90%) CESG
11 2 (0.90%) CESG CLAS
11 2 (0.90%) Fintech
11 2 (0.90%) PMI
12 1 (0.45%) e-Learning
12 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 71 (32.13%) Windows
2 66 (29.86%) Unix
3 62 (28.05%) Linux
4 4 (1.81%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.90%) CentOS
5 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (40.27%) Information Security
2 81 (36.65%) Cybersecurity
3 66 (29.86%) SIEM
4 55 (24.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 52 (23.53%) Security Operations
6 45 (20.36%) Risk Management
7 43 (19.46%) Penetration Testing
8 42 (19.00%) Patch Management
9 30 (13.57%) ITIL
10 29 (13.12%) Network Monitoring
11 28 (12.67%) Security Monitoring
12 24 (10.86%) Data Loss Prevention
13 23 (10.41%) Case Management
13 23 (10.41%) Kalman Filter
13 23 (10.41%) Service Management
14 21 (9.50%) Security Architecture
15 20 (9.05%) Security Management
16 19 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
17 18 (8.14%) Forensic Analysis
17 18 (8.14%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.07%) Python
2 8 (3.62%) SQL
3 2 (0.90%) Java
3 2 (0.90%) PHP
3 2 (0.90%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 86 (38.91%) CISSP
2 50 (22.62%) SANS
3 38 (17.19%) Security Cleared
4 36 (16.29%) SC Cleared
5 33 (14.93%) CISM
5 33 (14.93%) SSCP
6 18 (8.14%) Degree
7 14 (6.33%) GIAC
8 12 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (4.52%) CCNA
10 8 (3.62%) CCIE
10 8 (3.62%) CISA
11 7 (3.17%) CEH
11 7 (3.17%) CLAS
12 6 (2.71%) GCIA
12 6 (2.71%) GCIH
13 5 (2.26%) CNA
13 5 (2.26%) DV Cleared
13 5 (2.26%) Network+ Certification
13 5 (2.26%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (14.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (13.57%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.71%) COBIT
4 5 (2.26%) QA
5 4 (1.81%) GDPR
5 4 (1.81%) ISO27002
5 4 (1.81%) SLA
6 3 (1.36%) GPG13
7 2 (0.90%) BS7799
7 2 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.90%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.45%) ISO27005
8 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 37 (16.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (7.69%) VMware ESX
3 8 (3.62%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.71%) vSphere
5 2 (0.90%) Snort
5 2 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.90%) Xen
6 1 (0.45%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.45%) NFS
6 1 (0.45%) Samba
6 1 (0.45%) Squid
Systems Management
1 36 (16.29%) QRadar
2 21 (9.50%) Nessus
3 11 (4.98%) Kibana
3 11 (4.98%) logstash
4 10 (4.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 10 (4.52%) Nexpose
4 10 (4.52%) Nmap
5 6 (2.71%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 6 (2.71%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (2.26%) RSA enVision
7 4 (1.81%) CA Spectrum
7 4 (1.81%) CSIRT
7 4 (1.81%) SCCM
8 2 (0.90%) Puppet
9 1 (0.45%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.45%) OpenVAS
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.45%) OSSEC
9 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 63 (28.51%) Splunk
2 46 (20.81%) VMware
3 35 (15.84%) Apple
4 25 (11.31%) ArcSight
4 25 (11.31%) IBM
4 25 (11.31%) Qualys
5 23 (10.41%) LogRhythm
6 22 (9.95%) Intel Security
7 19 (8.60%) Cisco
8 13 (5.88%) CheckPoint
9 11 (4.98%) Microsoft
10 10 (4.52%) CA
10 10 (4.52%) Intel
10 10 (4.52%) NetWitness
10 10 (4.52%) Symantec
11 9 (4.07%) Snow
12 8 (3.62%) Google
12 8 (3.62%) HP
13 7 (3.17%) SolarWinds
13 7 (3.17%) Sourcefire
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