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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 246 258
Rank change year-on-year +4 +12  
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 12 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.23% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.28% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 6
Median daily rate £458 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.37% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £346 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £590 £561
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £389
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

Vulnerability Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6397 7548 7900
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.64% 81.37% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3717 4640 4336
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 272 286
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Vulnerability Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Vulnerability Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +25 4 £450 -26.53% 2
Surrey +13 3 £466 +16.56% 2
Hampshire +8 2 £451 +28.92%
Buckinghamshire -4 2 - - 1
West Sussex - 1 - -
Vulnerability Management
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 27 (65.85%) Firewall
2 24 (58.54%) Penetration Testing
3 20 (48.78%) SIEM
4 18 (43.90%) Information Security
5 17 (41.46%) Risk Management
6 16 (39.02%) CISSP
6 16 (39.02%) Cybersecurity
7 15 (36.59%) VMware
8 14 (34.15%) Service Management
8 14 (34.15%) Data Loss Prevention
9 13 (31.71%) Event Correlation
9 13 (31.71%) IaaS
9 13 (31.71%) Security Hardening
9 13 (31.71%) Security Management
10 12 (29.27%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (29.27%) User Stories
11 11 (26.83%) Management Information System
11 11 (26.83%) ITIL
12 10 (24.39%) CheckPoint
12 10 (24.39%) Splunk
13 9 (21.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 9 (21.95%) PCI DSS
13 9 (21.95%) Intel Security
13 9 (21.95%) SANS
14 8 (19.51%) ArcSight
15 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
15 7 (17.07%) SolarWinds
15 7 (17.07%) Security Testing
15 7 (17.07%) CMDB
15 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development

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 13 (31.71%) IaaS
2 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.44%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 27 (65.85%) Firewall
2 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
3 6 (14.63%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (9.76%) Network Security
4 4 (9.76%) Wireless
5 3 (7.32%) HTTP
6 2 (4.88%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (4.88%) Internet
6 2 (4.88%) LAN
6 2 (4.88%) SSL
6 2 (4.88%) VoIP
6 2 (4.88%) VPN
6 2 (4.88%) WAN
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.44%) HTTPS
7 1 (2.44%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) MySQL
General
1 6 (14.63%) Retail
2 4 (9.76%) Finance
3 3 (7.32%) Back Office
4 2 (4.88%) Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Legal
5 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (17.07%) Architect
2 6 (14.63%) Security Architect
3 4 (9.76%) Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) Consultant
3 4 (9.76%) Security Consultant
3 4 (9.76%) Security Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Security Specialist
4 3 (7.32%) Security Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Security Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) IT Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) SIEM Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
6 1 (2.44%) Juniper Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) OAT Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Security Management Consultant
6 1 (2.44%) Security Operations Specialist
6 1 (2.44%) SIEM Consultant
6 1 (2.44%) Subject Matter Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) XML
2 1 (2.44%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.44%) SailPoint
2 1 (2.44%) SAML
2 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Management Information System
2 7 (17.07%) CMDB
3 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.32%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.88%) PKI
5 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.44%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.44%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.44%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Linux
2 5 (12.20%) Unix
3 2 (4.88%) CentOS
3 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) Penetration Testing
2 20 (48.78%) SIEM
3 18 (43.90%) Information Security
4 17 (41.46%) Risk Management
5 16 (39.02%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (34.15%) Data Loss Prevention
6 14 (34.15%) Service Management
7 13 (31.71%) Event Correlation
7 13 (31.71%) Security Hardening
7 13 (31.71%) Security Management
8 12 (29.27%) User Stories
9 11 (26.83%) ITIL
10 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (17.07%) Patch Management
10 7 (17.07%) Scrum
10 7 (17.07%) Security Testing
11 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (12.20%) Security Operations
12 5 (12.20%) Security Patching
12 5 (12.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) PHP
2 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (39.02%) CISSP
2 9 (21.95%) SANS
3 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
4 6 (14.63%) CISM
4 6 (14.63%) GIAC
4 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
5 5 (12.20%) CLAS
6 4 (9.76%) Degree
7 2 (4.88%) CCNA
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (4.88%) SSCP
8 1 (2.44%) CCIE
8 1 (2.44%) CCSA
8 1 (2.44%) CEH
8 1 (2.44%) CISA
8 1 (2.44%) CISMP
8 1 (2.44%) CREST Certified
8 1 (2.44%) CRISC
8 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.44%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (21.95%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.88%) HIPAA
2 2 (4.88%) ISO27002
3 1 (2.44%) GDPR
3 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (29.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.44%) ISA Server
3 1 (2.44%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (9.76%) CA Spectrum
2 4 (9.76%) Nessus
3 2 (4.88%) SCCM
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.44%) Nexpose
4 1 (2.44%) Nmap
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (2.44%) PowerBroker
4 1 (2.44%) QRadar
4 1 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) VMware
2 10 (24.39%) CheckPoint
2 10 (24.39%) Splunk
3 9 (21.95%) Intel Security
4 8 (19.51%) ArcSight
5 7 (17.07%) BMC
5 7 (17.07%) CA
5 7 (17.07%) HP
5 7 (17.07%) SolarWinds
5 7 (17.07%) Symantec
6 5 (12.20%) Qualys
7 4 (9.76%) Cisco
8 3 (7.32%) Sourcefire
9 2 (4.88%) Apple
9 2 (4.88%) Aruba
9 2 (4.88%) Blue Coat
9 2 (4.88%) Google
9 2 (4.88%) Juniper
10 1 (2.44%) Aveksa
10 1 (2.44%) Bomgar