Period
to 21 January 2020

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 21 January 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 Management
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 168 188 173
Rank change year-on-year +20 -15 0
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 28 23 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.57% 0.41% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.49% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 19
North West median daily rate £400 £525 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.81% +9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £293 £431 £443
90th Percentile £614 £611 £650
England median daily rate £500 £525 £490
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.14% +3.16%
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 4,120 4,729 4,485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.59% 84.19% 83.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,614 2,985 2,912
North West median daily rate £425 £420 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £258
90th Percentile £588 £588 £600
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 266 206
North West median hourly rate £24.50 £23.65 £21.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.59% +8.79% +1.01%
10th Percentile £12.11 £12.85 £11.88
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.99 £48.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £23.34 £23.26
% change year-on-year -3.60% +0.35% -3.09%

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 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
Manchester +22 18 £400 -23.81% 3
Merseyside -3 6 £295 -32.57% 1
Cheshire - 3 £593 - 1
Vulnerability Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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 (46.43%) Cisco
2 11 (39.29%) Firewall
3 10 (35.71%) Windows
3 10 (35.71%) Azure
4 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
5 8 (28.57%) Information Security
6 7 (25.00%) VMware
6 7 (25.00%) NetApp
6 7 (25.00%) Office 365
6 7 (25.00%) Security Operations
6 7 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
7 6 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
8 5 (17.86%) AWS
8 5 (17.86%) SIEM
9 4 (14.29%) HP SIM
9 4 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (14.29%) Palo Alto
9 4 (14.29%) NAS
9 4 (14.29%) HP
9 4 (14.29%) EMC
9 4 (14.29%) SAN
9 4 (14.29%) ITIL
9 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 4 (14.29%) DNS
9 4 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
10 3 (10.71%) Cyber Threat Intelligence

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (35.71%) Azure
2 7 (25.00%) Office 365
3 5 (17.86%) AWS
4 2 (7.14%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) Firewall
2 4 (14.29%) DNS
2 4 (14.29%) NAS
2 4 (14.29%) SAN
3 3 (10.71%) IP Telephony
3 3 (10.71%) LAN
3 3 (10.71%) Network Security
3 3 (10.71%) Skype
3 3 (10.71%) Unified Communications
3 3 (10.71%) Wireless
3 3 (10.71%) WLAN
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (7.14%) WAN
5 1 (3.57%) Internet
5 1 (3.57%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
1 2 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Security Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Information Security Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Administrator
3 3 (10.71%) Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Network Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Threat Hunter
4 2 (7.14%) WAN Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco Network Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) IT Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (7.14%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 2 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (10.71%) Unix
4 1 (3.57%) Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Information Security
2 7 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
2 7 (25.00%) Security Operations
3 6 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (17.86%) SIEM
5 4 (14.29%) ITIL
5 4 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (10.71%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 3 (10.71%) Data Loss Prevention
6 3 (10.71%) System Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Threat Intelligence
6 3 (10.71%) Use Case
7 2 (7.14%) Cyber Intelligence
7 2 (7.14%) Data Migration
7 2 (7.14%) Migration
7 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (7.14%) Predictive Analysis
7 2 (7.14%) Security Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) Python
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) CCNA
1 3 (10.71%) CCNP
1 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.14%) CISSP
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) CISA
3 1 (3.57%) CISM
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.14%) SLA
3 1 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (3.57%) NIST
3 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 4 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) HP SIM
2 3 (10.71%) FortiGate
3 2 (7.14%) CSIRT
3 2 (7.14%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.57%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) Cisco
2 7 (25.00%) NetApp
2 7 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (14.29%) EMC
3 4 (14.29%) HP
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.29%) Palo Alto
4 3 (10.71%) ESET
4 3 (10.71%) F5
4 3 (10.71%) McAfee
4 3 (10.71%) Meraki
4 3 (10.71%) Symantec
5 2 (7.14%) CA
5 2 (7.14%) Canon
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix
5 2 (7.14%) CommVault
5 2 (7.14%) FireEye
5 2 (7.14%) Fortinet
5 2 (7.14%) New Relic
5 2 (7.14%) Nimble Storage