Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 November 2017 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 > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 323 302 324
Rank change year-on-year -21 +22 +3
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 49 76 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.29% 0.46% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.56% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 48 41
South East median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £315 £361 £326
90th Percentile £605 £625 £500
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £35.00 £40.18
% change year-on-year - -12.89% -6.56%

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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13848 13626 15658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.83% 82.61% 80.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8310 8240 9341
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £535
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 457 544 607
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.13 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.21% +2.36% +51.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.58 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

Vulnerability Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Vulnerability Management in the South East

Vulnerability Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Vulnerability Management in the South East

Vulnerability Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Vulnerability Management in the South East over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Vulnerability Management in the South East

Vulnerability Management
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Hampshire +6 21 £525 +10.53% 2
Thames Valley -11 11 £488 -7.14% 1
Surrey -22 8 £465 +1.92% 1
Berkshire +1 7 £463 +2.78%
Kent -14 5 £500 -9.09% 1
Buckinghamshire -27 4 £541 +3.10% 1
West Sussex -10 3 £510 +20.00%
Middlesex - 1 - -
Vulnerability Management
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Vulnerability Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Vulnerability Management.

1 31 (63.27%) Information Security
2 30 (61.22%) CISSP
3 24 (48.98%) Firewall
4 20 (40.82%) SIEM
5 19 (38.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (34.69%) Cybersecurity
6 17 (34.69%) CISM
7 15 (30.61%) Security Operations
8 14 (28.57%) Management Information System
8 14 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (26.53%) Data Protection
10 11 (22.45%) Windows
11 10 (20.41%) OWASP
11 10 (20.41%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (20.41%) PKI
11 10 (20.41%) SANS
12 7 (14.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 7 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (14.29%) SAN
12 7 (14.29%) PCI DSS
13 6 (12.24%) COBIT
13 6 (12.24%) SDLC
13 6 (12.24%) Active Directory
13 6 (12.24%) Unix
13 6 (12.24%) VMware
13 6 (12.24%) Risk Management
13 6 (12.24%) Finance
14 5 (10.20%) Security Management
14 5 (10.20%) Security+ Certification
14 5 (10.20%) CEH

Vulnerability Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 10 (20.41%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (10.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (48.98%) Firewall
2 7 (14.29%) SAN
3 3 (6.12%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (6.12%) Network Security
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.04%) NAS
4 1 (2.04%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.04%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Burp Suite
General
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Legal
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Consultant
2 14 (28.57%) Security Consultant
3 12 (24.49%) Analyst
4 9 (18.37%) Security Analyst
5 8 (16.33%) CISSP Consultant
5 8 (16.33%) Security Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) Operations Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) Operations Analyst
7 5 (10.20%) Security Operations Analyst
8 4 (8.16%) Architect
8 4 (8.16%) Security Architect
8 4 (8.16%) Security Manager
9 2 (4.08%) Business Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Information Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Information Manager
9 2 (4.08%) Information Security Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Information Security Consultant
9 2 (4.08%) Information Security Manager
9 2 (4.08%) IT Security Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 10 (20.41%) PKI
3 3 (6.12%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (4.08%) Cybercrime
5 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.04%) CMDB
5 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.04%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.45%) Windows
2 6 (12.24%) Unix
3 2 (4.08%) Linux
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (63.27%) Information Security
2 20 (40.82%) SIEM
3 17 (34.69%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (30.61%) Security Operations
5 14 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
6 13 (26.53%) Data Protection
7 10 (20.41%) OWASP
8 6 (12.24%) Risk Management
8 6 (12.24%) SDLC
9 5 (10.20%) Attack Monitoring
9 5 (10.20%) Data Loss Prevention
9 5 (10.20%) Incident Management
9 5 (10.20%) IT Audit
9 5 (10.20%) Security Architecture
9 5 (10.20%) Security Hardening
9 5 (10.20%) Security Management
9 5 (10.20%) Security Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Service Management
9 5 (10.20%) User Stories
9 5 (10.20%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (61.22%) CISSP
2 17 (34.69%) CISM
3 10 (20.41%) SANS
4 7 (14.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 7 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (10.20%) CEH
5 5 (10.20%) CISA
5 5 (10.20%) CompTIA Security+
5 5 (10.20%) CSSLP
5 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
5 5 (10.20%) Security+ Certification
6 4 (8.16%) GIAC
6 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
7 3 (6.12%) CLAS
7 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.04%) CCFP
8 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (2.04%) Degree
8 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (38.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (14.29%) PCI DSS
3 6 (12.24%) COBIT
4 3 (6.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (4.08%) GDPR
5 2 (4.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (2.04%) ISO 22301
6 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.24%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.04%) Snort
3 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.04%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (4.08%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 1 (2.04%) logstash
2 1 (2.04%) Nessus
2 1 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) VMware
2 3 (6.12%) IronPort
2 3 (6.12%) Qualys
2 3 (6.12%) Symantec
3 2 (4.08%) Citrix
3 2 (4.08%) McAfee
3 2 (4.08%) Splunk
4 1 (2.04%) AlienVault
4 1 (2.04%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.04%) BMC
4 1 (2.04%) CA
4 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco
4 1 (2.04%) Forcepoint
4 1 (2.04%) HP
4 1 (2.04%) Intel
4 1 (2.04%) LogLogic
4 1 (2.04%) SolarWinds