The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 3 months to 27 June 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 West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 129 138
Rank change year-on-year +9 +9  
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 17 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.62% 0.40% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.51% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 1
Median daily rate £500 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £432 £450
% change year-on-year +6.48% -4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2236 2349 2424
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.87% 78.80% 78.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1418 1554 1645
Median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £285 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 107 109
Median hourly rate £45.00 £35.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% -4.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Vulnerability Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

Vulnerability Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Vulnerability Management in the South West

Vulnerability Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Vulnerability Management in the South West over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Vulnerability Management in the South West

Vulnerability Management
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Wiltshire +1 5 - -
Bristol -6 4 £414 +10.33%
Somerset - 4 £575 -
Dorset - 2 - -
Vulnerability Management
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 West region with a requirement for Vulnerability Management.

1 11 (57.89%) Linux
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 10 (52.63%) SIEM
3 8 (42.11%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (42.11%) CISSP
3 8 (42.11%) Red Hat
4 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (36.84%) Docker
4 7 (36.84%) CentOS
4 7 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (31.58%) Hadoop
5 6 (31.58%) OWASP
5 6 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (31.58%) nginx
5 6 (31.58%) JSP 440
5 6 (31.58%) Maven
5 6 (31.58%) DevOps
5 6 (31.58%) Ansible
5 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
5 6 (31.58%) Dart
5 6 (31.58%) Apache Hive
5 6 (31.58%) Big Data
5 6 (31.58%) Cloudera
5 6 (31.58%) Information Management
5 6 (31.58%) GIS
5 6 (31.58%) ESRI
5 6 (31.58%) ArcGIS
5 6 (31.58%) Unix
5 6 (31.58%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (31.58%) CESG Certified Professional

Vulnerability Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 6 (31.58%) ArcGIS
1 6 (31.58%) nginx
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) DHCP
3 1 (5.26%) DMZ
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) LDAP
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security
3 1 (5.26%) VPN
3 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Apache Hive
1 6 (31.58%) Big Data
1 6 (31.58%) GIS
1 6 (31.58%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
1 6 (31.58%) Maven
1 6 (31.58%) Sonatype Nexus
1 6 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.53%) AppScan
2 2 (10.53%) Pylint
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.53%) Electronics
3 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 2 (10.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Consultant
1 8 (42.11%) Security Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Security Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Security Technical Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Splunk Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Technical Assurance Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Technical Security Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Application Security Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Information Security Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Security Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Security Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Linux
2 7 (36.84%) CentOS
3 6 (31.58%) Unix
4 2 (10.53%) SUSE
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) SIEM
2 8 (42.11%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (31.58%) DevOps
4 6 (31.58%) Information Management
4 6 (31.58%) OWASP
5 4 (21.05%) Information Security
6 3 (15.79%) Analytics
6 3 (15.79%) Capacity Management
6 3 (15.79%) Compliance Management
6 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (15.79%) ITIL
6 3 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Performance Management
6 3 (15.79%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (15.79%) Process Improvement
6 3 (15.79%) Risk and Compliance Management
6 3 (15.79%) Security Architecture
6 3 (15.79%) Security Monitoring
6 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Dart
2 1 (5.26%) Perl
2 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) CISSP
2 6 (31.58%) CESG Certified Professional
2 6 (31.58%) CLAS
3 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) CEH
4 2 (10.53%) CISA
4 2 (10.53%) CISM
4 2 (10.53%) CRISC
5 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) JSP 440
2 4 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (21.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Docker
2 3 (15.79%) Firmware
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Ansible
2 1 (5.26%) Nessus
2 1 (5.26%) Nexpose
2 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 8 (42.11%) Red Hat
3 6 (31.58%) Cloudera
3 6 (31.58%) ESRI
4 4 (21.05%) IBM
5 3 (15.79%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) Splunk
5 3 (15.79%) VMware
6 2 (10.53%) Black Duck
6 2 (10.53%) Remedy
6 2 (10.53%) SAP
6 2 (10.53%) Veracode
7 1 (5.26%) ArcSight
7 1 (5.26%) Cisco
7 1 (5.26%) Oracle
7 1 (5.26%) Rapid7