Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 6 months to 15 December 2018 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
England > North West
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 177 173
Rank change year-on-year -20 -4 +71
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 21 36 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.63% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.77% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 34
North West median daily rate £506 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.87% +3.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £403 £413 £375
90th Percentile £554 £545 £575
England median daily rate £505 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +5.21% +1.05% +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £35.00

Vulnerability Management 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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,946 4,697 5,557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.89% 82.64% 85.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,130 3,030 3,591
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £571
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 207 167
North West median hourly rate £22.43 £27.00 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.93% +18.19% -23.11%
10th Percentile £11.54 £11.67 £11.85
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.55 £53.20
England median hourly rate £22.20 £25.00 £23.10
% change year-on-year -11.22% +8.25% +4.98%

Vulnerability Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Vulnerability Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Vulnerability Management in the North West

Vulnerability Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Vulnerability Management in the North West

Vulnerability Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Vulnerability Management in the North West over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Vulnerability Management in the North West

Vulnerability Management
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 15 December 2018. 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
Manchester -26 17 £513 +10.22% 6
Merseyside -6 2 £438 +40.00%
Lancashire - 2 £525 -
Vulnerability Management
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Vulnerability Management 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 North West region with a requirement for Vulnerability Management.

1 13 (61.90%) SIEM
2 12 (57.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 10 (47.62%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (42.86%) QRadar
4 9 (42.86%) Security Operations
4 9 (42.86%) Security Monitoring
4 9 (42.86%) McAfee
5 8 (38.10%) Firewall
5 8 (38.10%) CISSP
5 8 (38.10%) Information Security
5 8 (38.10%) Splunk
6 7 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (28.57%) Finance
7 6 (28.57%) Apple
7 6 (28.57%) IBM
7 6 (28.57%) Unix
7 6 (28.57%) Windows
7 6 (28.57%) Linux
7 6 (28.57%) LAN
7 6 (28.57%) VoIP
7 6 (28.57%) WAN
7 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 6 (28.57%) VPN
7 6 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (28.57%) Patch Management
7 6 (28.57%) Cyberattack
7 6 (28.57%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (28.57%) AlienVault
7 6 (28.57%) Case Management
7 6 (28.57%) Network Monitoring

Vulnerability Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) Firewall
2 7 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (28.57%) LAN
3 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 6 (28.57%) VoIP
3 6 (28.57%) VPN
3 6 (28.57%) WAN
4 4 (19.05%) Network Security
5 3 (14.29%) Sourcefire
6 2 (9.52%) BGP
6 2 (9.52%) BIG-IP
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (9.52%) DMVPN
6 2 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (9.52%) NX-OS
6 2 (9.52%) OSPF
6 2 (9.52%) VLAN
6 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Legal
2 3 (14.29%) Retail
3 2 (9.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Security Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Splunk Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Consultant
4 4 (19.05%) Security Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Security Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) SIEM Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) SOC Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) IT Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) IT Security Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Operations Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) SOC Specialist
6 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (9.52%) RESTful
2 2 (9.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Cyberattack
2 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Linux
1 6 (28.57%) Unix
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) SIEM
2 12 (57.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 10 (47.62%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (42.86%) Security Monitoring
4 9 (42.86%) Security Operations
5 8 (38.10%) Information Security
6 6 (28.57%) Case Management
6 6 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (28.57%) Open Source
6 6 (28.57%) Patch Management
6 6 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (23.81%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (19.05%) ITIL
9 3 (14.29%) Anomaly Detection
9 3 (14.29%) Critical Thinking
9 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
9 3 (14.29%) Malware Analysis
9 3 (14.29%) SDLC
9 3 (14.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) CISSP
2 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) CEH
3 3 (14.29%) CREST Certified
3 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) SANS
4 2 (9.52%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) PCI DSS
2 3 (14.29%) COBIT
2 3 (14.29%) COSO
2 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (4.76%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) QRadar
2 1 (4.76%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) McAfee
2 8 (38.10%) Splunk
3 6 (28.57%) AlienVault
3 6 (28.57%) Apple
3 6 (28.57%) IBM
4 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
5 3 (14.29%) Forcepoint
5 3 (14.29%) IronPort
5 3 (14.29%) Sophos
6 2 (9.52%) Blue Coat
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco
6 2 (9.52%) F5
6 2 (9.52%) Juniper
6 2 (9.52%) Meraki
6 2 (9.52%) Qualys
6 2 (9.52%) SAP
7 1 (4.76%) CyberArk