Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 173 184
Rank change year-on-year -15 +11 +40
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 30 33 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.51% 0.59% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.72% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 24
North West median daily rate £458 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.08% +2.78% +24.22%
10th Percentile £400 £413 £349
90th Percentile £550 £480 £589
England median daily rate £500 £478 £450
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.11% -
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 4,887 4,611 6,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.17% 82.24% 84.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,077 2,920 3,895
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £575 £571
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 195 192
North West median hourly rate £22.47 £30.00 £21.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.12% +42.70% -29.26%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.75 £11.56
90th Percentile £51.25 £51.03 £51.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.52%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -15 21 £465 - 2
Lancashire - 5 £475 -
Merseyside +13 2 £438 +40.00%
Cheshire -6 1 £408 -11.41% 2
Vulnerability Management
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 25 (83.33%) SIEM
2 21 (70.00%) Security Operations
3 18 (60.00%) Security Monitoring
4 17 (56.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 15 (50.00%) Firewall
5 15 (50.00%) Threat Intelligence
6 11 (36.67%) Digital Forensics
6 11 (36.67%) Network Management
7 8 (26.67%) CISSP
7 8 (26.67%) Network Security
8 6 (20.00%) Security Management
8 6 (20.00%) Information Security
9 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
9 5 (16.67%) Communications Security
9 5 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
10 4 (13.33%) DevOps
10 4 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
10 4 (13.33%) Finance
11 3 (10.00%) Python
11 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
11 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (10.00%) COBIT
11 3 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (10.00%) CISM
11 3 (10.00%) CEH
11 3 (10.00%) Data Management
11 3 (10.00%) Change Control
11 3 (10.00%) PCI DSS

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 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (50.00%) Firewall
2 8 (26.67%) Network Security
3 3 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (6.67%) BGP
4 2 (6.67%) BIG-IP
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (6.67%) DMVPN
4 2 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (6.67%) NX-OS
4 2 (6.67%) OSPF
4 2 (6.67%) Sourcefire
4 2 (6.67%) VLAN
4 2 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Legal
2 2 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Analyst
1 18 (60.00%) Security Analyst
2 15 (50.00%) Operations Analyst
2 15 (50.00%) Security Operations Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) Security Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) Security Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) IT Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) IT Security Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) SOC Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Splunk Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.33%) CESG
3 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (83.33%) SIEM
2 21 (70.00%) Security Operations
3 18 (60.00%) Security Monitoring
4 17 (56.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 15 (50.00%) Threat Intelligence
6 11 (36.67%) Digital Forensics
6 11 (36.67%) Network Management
7 6 (20.00%) Information Security
7 6 (20.00%) Security Management
8 5 (16.67%) Communications Security
8 5 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
8 5 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (13.33%) DevOps
10 3 (10.00%) Change Control
10 3 (10.00%) Data Management
10 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
10 3 (10.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
11 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) CISSP
2 3 (10.00%) CEH
2 3 (10.00%) CISM
3 2 (6.67%) CREST Certified
4 1 (3.33%) CISA
4 1 (3.33%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (3.33%) GIAC
4 1 (3.33%) GSEC
4 1 (3.33%) PCI QSA
4 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) COBIT
1 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 3 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.67%) COSO
3 1 (3.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Nessus
1 2 (6.67%) QRadar
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (6.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (6.67%) Cisco
2 2 (6.67%) F5
2 2 (6.67%) Forcepoint
2 2 (6.67%) IronPort
2 2 (6.67%) Juniper
2 2 (6.67%) McAfee
2 2 (6.67%) Meraki
2 2 (6.67%) Qualys
2 2 (6.67%) Sophos
2 2 (6.67%) Splunk
3 1 (3.33%) CyberArk