Period
to 18 June 2019

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 18 June 2019 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
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 162 185 169
Rank change year-on-year +23 -16 +30
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 33 34 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.65% 0.58% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.67% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 18
North West median daily rate £425 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.60% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £375 £375
90th Percentile £625 £640 £591
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +6.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £62.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -44.00% +78.57% -

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 4,373 5,041 4,567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 86.00% 86.56% 83.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,855 3,159 2,800
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 253 211
North West median hourly rate £26.42 £21.78 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.28% -35.94% -0.73%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.35 £53.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% -

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 18 June 2019.

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 18 June 2019. 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 +13 27 £445 -4.30% 1
Merseyside +4 5 £275 -38.89%
Lancashire -1 1 £285 -32.94%
Vulnerability Management
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, 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 26 (78.79%) Firewall
2 25 (75.76%) Windows
3 23 (69.70%) Splunk
3 23 (69.70%) Network Monitoring
3 23 (69.70%) AlienVault
4 22 (66.67%) Cyberattack
4 22 (66.67%) Patch Management
4 22 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
4 22 (66.67%) Case Management
4 22 (66.67%) LAN
4 22 (66.67%) WAN
4 22 (66.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 22 (66.67%) SC Cleared
4 22 (66.67%) Security Cleared
5 21 (63.64%) Open Source
5 21 (63.64%) VPN
5 21 (63.64%) VoIP
5 21 (63.64%) Linux
5 21 (63.64%) Unix
5 21 (63.64%) Apple
6 20 (60.61%) TCP/IP
6 20 (60.61%) SIEM
6 20 (60.61%) Elastic Stack
7 17 (51.52%) Security Operations
8 16 (48.48%) IBM
9 14 (42.42%) McAfee
10 13 (39.39%) QRadar
11 12 (36.36%) Security Monitoring
12 11 (33.33%) Security Operations Centre
12 11 (33.33%) Information Security

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 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (78.79%) Firewall
2 22 (66.67%) LAN
2 22 (66.67%) WAN
3 21 (63.64%) VoIP
3 21 (63.64%) VPN
4 20 (60.61%) TCP/IP
5 9 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (15.15%) SAN
7 4 (12.12%) NAS
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) Analyst
2 15 (45.45%) Security Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) SIEM Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) SOC Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Splunk Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Technical Specialist
4 4 (12.12%) Security Specialist
4 4 (12.12%) Technical Security Specialist
5 3 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 3 (9.09%) Server Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Technical Security Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Security Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) SOC Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Operations Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (60.61%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (6.06%) RESTful
2 2 (6.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (66.67%) Cyberattack
2 11 (33.33%) Security Operations Centre
3 10 (30.30%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 25 (75.76%) Windows
2 21 (63.64%) Linux
2 21 (63.64%) Unix
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (69.70%) Network Monitoring
2 22 (66.67%) Case Management
2 22 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (66.67%) Patch Management
2 22 (66.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 21 (63.64%) Open Source
4 20 (60.61%) SIEM
5 17 (51.52%) Security Operations
6 12 (36.36%) Security Monitoring
7 11 (33.33%) Information Security
8 10 (30.30%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (24.24%) DevOps
10 5 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (15.15%) Process Improvement
11 4 (12.12%) ITIL
12 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
12 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
12 3 (9.09%) Threat Intelligence
13 2 (6.06%) Server Management
13 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
Qualifications
1 22 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 22 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) CISSP
2 4 (12.12%) SSCP
3 3 (9.09%) SANS
4 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) NIST
1 2 (6.06%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
1 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (39.39%) QRadar
2 3 (9.09%) IBM BigFix
3 2 (6.06%) HP SIM
4 1 (3.03%) Nessus
4 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 23 (69.70%) AlienVault
1 23 (69.70%) Splunk
2 21 (63.64%) Apple
3 16 (48.48%) IBM
4 14 (42.42%) McAfee
5 4 (12.12%) EMC
5 4 (12.12%) NetApp
6 3 (9.09%) Qualys
7 2 (6.06%) HP
7 2 (6.06%) SAP
7 2 (6.06%) VMware
8 1 (3.03%) CA
8 1 (3.03%) FireEye
8 1 (3.03%) Microsoft