Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 166 201 171
Rank change year-on-year +35 -30 -1
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 30 22 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.55% 0.37% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.45% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 18
North West median daily rate £400 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £225 £393 £413
90th Percentile £563 £550 £480
England median daily rate £516 £495 £480
% change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +1.05%
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 4,589 4,921 4,682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.89% 83.65% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,999 3,112 2,979
North West median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 288 197
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £21.76 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.79% -19.41% +28.30%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.37 £11.63
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.08 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.90 £23.14
% change year-on-year +9.59% -5.36% +2.84%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +15 18 £400 -11.11% 5
Merseyside +1 11 £263 -40.00% 1
Vulnerability Management
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 15 (50.00%) Firewall
2 11 (36.67%) Windows
3 10 (33.33%) Cisco
4 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (26.67%) Hyper-V
4 8 (26.67%) NAS
4 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (26.67%) Windows Server
4 8 (26.67%) Security Operations
4 8 (26.67%) EMC
4 8 (26.67%) ITIL
4 8 (26.67%) SAN
4 8 (26.67%) NetApp
4 8 (26.67%) Information Security
5 7 (23.33%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (23.33%) Security Monitoring
6 6 (20.00%) HP SIM
6 6 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (20.00%) VMware
6 6 (20.00%) HP
7 5 (16.67%) Azure
8 4 (13.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 4 (13.33%) Palo Alto
8 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
8 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
8 4 (13.33%) Qualys
8 4 (13.33%) Data Migration
8 4 (13.33%) IBM
8 4 (13.33%) Finance
8 4 (13.33%) Migration

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 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Azure
2 3 (10.00%) AWS
2 3 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (50.00%) Firewall
2 8 (26.67%) NAS
2 8 (26.67%) SAN
3 3 (10.00%) IP Telephony
3 3 (10.00%) LAN
3 3 (10.00%) Skype
3 3 (10.00%) Unified Communications
3 3 (10.00%) Wireless
3 3 (10.00%) WLAN
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (6.67%) Network Security
4 2 (6.67%) WAN
5 1 (3.33%) Internet
5 1 (3.33%) Sourcefire
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Security Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) IT Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) IT Support
3 4 (13.33%) IT Support Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Information Security Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Network Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (6.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Windows Server
2 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (10.00%) Unix
4 1 (3.33%) Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Information Security
1 8 (26.67%) ITIL
1 8 (26.67%) Security Operations
2 7 (23.33%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (23.33%) Security Monitoring
3 4 (13.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 4 (13.33%) Data Migration
3 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
3 4 (13.33%) Migration
3 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (13.33%) Threat Intelligence
4 3 (10.00%) Cyber Intelligence
4 3 (10.00%) Data Loss Prevention
4 3 (10.00%) System Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Use Case
5 2 (6.67%) Predictive Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Security Architecture
5 2 (6.67%) Security Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Server Management
5 2 (6.67%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) CCNA
1 3 (10.00%) CCNP
1 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.67%) CISSP
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.33%) CISA
3 1 (3.33%) CISM
3 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.33%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (3.33%) NIST
2 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Hyper-V
2 6 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) HP SIM
2 4 (13.33%) IBM BigFix
3 3 (10.00%) FortiGate
4 2 (6.67%) CSIRT
4 2 (6.67%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Cisco
2 8 (26.67%) EMC
2 8 (26.67%) NetApp
3 6 (20.00%) HP
3 6 (20.00%) VMware
4 4 (13.33%) IBM
4 4 (13.33%) Palo Alto
4 4 (13.33%) Qualys
5 3 (10.00%) ESET
5 3 (10.00%) F5
5 3 (10.00%) McAfee
5 3 (10.00%) Meraki
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.00%) Symantec
6 2 (6.67%) CA
6 2 (6.67%) Citrix
6 2 (6.67%) FireEye
6 2 (6.67%) Fortinet
6 2 (6.67%) Trend Micro
7 1 (3.33%) LogRhythm