The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 22 May 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
UK
3 months to
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 507 476 558
Rank change year-on-year -31 +82  
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 89 171 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.32% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.38% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 100 64
Median daily rate £475 £436 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.88% -4.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £380 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37756 44546 45043
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.36% 83.24% 80.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 24632 29459 28310
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £387
% change year-on-year +3.12% +3.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 993 1066 1331
Median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.54% -1.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +14.75%  

Vulnerability Management
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Vulnerability Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Vulnerability Management in the UK

Vulnerability Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Vulnerability Management over the 3 months to 22 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Vulnerability Management in the UK

Vulnerability Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Vulnerability Management.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Vulnerability Management in the UK

Vulnerability Management
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 22 May 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
England -30 81 £500 +11.11% 20
London -9 39 £500 - 9
East of England +9 14 £463 +13.49% 2
South West +7 11 £575 +38.55%
Scotland +35 8 £415 +50.90% 1
City of London -6 8 £481 -1.78%
South East -1 7 £500 +15.20% 5
Berkshire +23 6 £500 +25.00% 2
Hertfordshire +2 6 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 6 - -
North West +18 5 £413 -2.94% 2
Yorkshire +8 5 £700 +75.00% 1
Renfrewshire - 5 £415 -
Erskine - 5 £415 -
Leeds +11 4 £500 -9.09% 1
West Yorkshire +11 4 £500 -9.09% 1
Bracknell +8 4 £550 +10.00%
Manchester +6 4 £425 - 1
Wiltshire +2 4 - -
Swindon -2 4 - -
Taunton - 3 £563 -
Norwich - 3 £475 - 1
Somerset - 3 £563 -
Essex - 3 £265 -
Norfolk - 3 £475 - 1
West Midlands +23 2 £398 +44.54% 1
East Midlands -8 2 £820 +92.94%
Dorset - 2 - -
Bournemouth - 2 - -
Edinburgh +14 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 with a requirement for Vulnerability Management.

1 86 (45.74%) Firewall
2 80 (42.55%) Information Security
3 69 (36.70%) CISSP
4 66 (35.11%) Cybersecurity
5 60 (31.91%) SIEM
6 57 (30.32%) Splunk
7 50 (26.60%) Windows
8 47 (25.00%) Linux
9 44 (23.40%) Intrusion Detection
9 44 (23.40%) Unix
10 38 (20.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 35 (18.62%) Finance
12 33 (17.55%) Management Information System
13 32 (17.02%) Network Security
14 31 (16.49%) TCP/IP
14 31 (16.49%) ITIL
14 31 (16.49%) Security Cleared
14 31 (16.49%) Security Operations
15 26 (13.83%) SANS
15 26 (13.83%) Risk Management
15 26 (13.83%) CISM
15 26 (13.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 24 (12.77%) IBM
16 24 (12.77%) Security Monitoring
16 24 (12.77%) QRadar
17 23 (12.23%) PCI DSS
17 23 (12.23%) SC Cleared
17 23 (12.23%) LAN
17 23 (12.23%) WAN
17 23 (12.23%) Penetration Testing

Vulnerability Management
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (3.72%) nginx
2 5 (2.66%) ArcGIS
2 5 (2.66%) IBM Domino
3 3 (1.60%) Apache
4 2 (1.06%) IIS
4 2 (1.06%) Jetty
4 2 (1.06%) Mongrel
4 2 (1.06%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.06%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.06%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.53%) iTrent
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.53%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.57%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.26%) SaaS
4 6 (3.19%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (3.19%) IaaS
5 4 (2.13%) PaaS
6 3 (1.60%) Akamai
6 3 (1.60%) Sumo Logic
7 2 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.06%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 86 (45.74%) Firewall
2 44 (23.40%) Intrusion Detection
3 32 (17.02%) Network Security
4 31 (16.49%) TCP/IP
5 23 (12.23%) LAN
5 23 (12.23%) WAN
6 18 (9.57%) VPN
7 16 (8.51%) VoIP
8 6 (3.19%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (3.19%) HTTP
8 6 (3.19%) Internet
8 6 (3.19%) Wireless
9 4 (2.13%) SSL
9 4 (2.13%) TACACS
10 3 (1.60%) DHCP
10 3 (1.60%) DMZ
11 2 (1.06%) DNS
11 2 (1.06%) FTP
11 2 (1.06%) IPsec
11 2 (1.06%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.32%) Redis
2 8 (4.26%) Big Data
3 5 (2.66%) Apache Hive
3 5 (2.66%) GIS
3 5 (2.66%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.13%) MySQL
5 3 (1.60%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.06%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (3.72%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.66%) Maven
2 5 (2.66%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.06%) AppScan
3 2 (1.06%) Pylint
3 2 (1.06%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.53%) Metasploit
General
1 35 (18.62%) Finance
2 12 (6.38%) Retail
3 9 (4.79%) Banking
4 6 (3.19%) Legal
5 4 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.60%) Electronics
7 2 (1.06%) Law
7 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.06%) Marketing
8 1 (0.53%) Automotive
8 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.53%) International Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (25.53%) Analyst
2 47 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 38 (20.21%) Consultant
4 22 (11.70%) Security Engineer
5 21 (11.17%) Security Consultant
6 16 (8.51%) Architect
6 16 (8.51%) Security Manager
6 16 (8.51%) Security Specialist
7 14 (7.45%) Security Architect
8 13 (6.91%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 12 (6.38%) Splunk Engineer
10 11 (5.85%) Incident Analyst
11 10 (5.32%) SOC Analyst
12 9 (4.79%) IT Engineer
12 9 (4.79%) IT Security Engineer
13 8 (4.26%) Project Manager
14 6 (3.19%) Network Engineer
14 6 (3.19%) Network Security Engineer
14 6 (3.19%) Senior Analyst
14 6 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.04%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (3.19%) SailPoint
3 5 (2.66%) RESTful
3 5 (2.66%) SAML
3 5 (2.66%) Web Services
4 4 (2.13%) .NET
4 4 (2.13%) OAuth
4 4 (2.13%) OpenID
5 2 (1.06%) J2EE
5 2 (1.06%) Middleware
5 2 (1.06%) Servlets
5 2 (1.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.55%) Management Information System
2 15 (7.98%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.98%) Security Operations Centre
3 10 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.32%) Cyber Attack
4 8 (4.26%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.72%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (3.19%) PKI
7 4 (2.13%) CMDB
7 4 (2.13%) Cyber Defence
7 4 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.06%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.06%) Fintech
8 2 (1.06%) PMI
9 1 (0.53%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.53%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 1 (0.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.53%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.53%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 50 (26.60%) Windows
2 47 (25.00%) Linux
3 44 (23.40%) Unix
4 7 (3.72%) CentOS
5 2 (1.06%) AIX
5 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.06%) Solaris
5 2 (1.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (42.55%) Information Security
2 66 (35.11%) Cybersecurity
3 60 (31.91%) SIEM
4 38 (20.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 31 (16.49%) ITIL
5 31 (16.49%) Security Operations
6 26 (13.83%) Risk Management
7 24 (12.77%) Security Monitoring
8 23 (12.23%) Penetration Testing
9 20 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (10.64%) Kalman Filter
10 19 (10.11%) Data Loss Prevention
10 19 (10.11%) Service Management
11 18 (9.57%) Network Monitoring
12 17 (9.04%) Patch Management
13 16 (8.51%) Risk Assessment
14 15 (7.98%) Security Architecture
15 14 (7.45%) Security Management
16 13 (6.91%) Disaster Recovery
17 12 (6.38%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.26%) Python
2 5 (2.66%) Dart
3 3 (1.60%) Java
3 3 (1.60%) SQL
4 2 (1.06%) PHP
4 2 (1.06%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.53%) C#
5 1 (0.53%) C++
5 1 (0.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 69 (36.70%) CISSP
2 31 (16.49%) Security Cleared
3 26 (13.83%) CISM
3 26 (13.83%) SANS
4 23 (12.23%) SC Cleared
5 16 (8.51%) SSCP
6 14 (7.45%) Degree
7 13 (6.91%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (6.38%) CCIE
8 12 (6.38%) CCNA
9 10 (5.32%) GIAC
10 9 (4.79%) CEH
11 8 (4.26%) CISA
12 6 (3.19%) GCIA
12 6 (3.19%) GCIH
13 5 (2.66%) CESG Certified Professional
13 5 (2.66%) CLAS
14 4 (2.13%) CNA
14 4 (2.13%) DV Cleared
14 4 (2.13%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (13.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (12.23%) PCI DSS
3 9 (4.79%) ISO27002
4 8 (4.26%) COBIT
5 5 (2.66%) JSP 440
6 4 (2.13%) GDPR
6 4 (2.13%) GPG13
6 4 (2.13%) QA
6 4 (2.13%) SLA
7 3 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (1.06%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.53%) COSO
9 1 (0.53%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.53%) ISO27005
9 1 (0.53%) PMO
9 1 (0.53%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 16 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.32%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (3.19%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.66%) Docker
5 2 (1.06%) Snort
5 2 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.06%) Xen
6 1 (0.53%) NFS
6 1 (0.53%) Samba
6 1 (0.53%) Squid
Systems Management
1 24 (12.77%) QRadar
2 11 (5.85%) Nessus
3 10 (5.32%) Kibana
3 10 (5.32%) logstash
4 9 (4.79%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 8 (4.26%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (4.26%) SCCM
6 5 (2.66%) Ansible
6 5 (2.66%) CSIRT
7 4 (2.13%) RSA enVision
8 2 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.06%) Puppet
9 1 (0.53%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.53%) Nagios
9 1 (0.53%) OpenVAS
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.53%) OSSEC
9 1 (0.53%) PowerBroker
9 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (30.32%) Splunk
2 24 (12.77%) IBM
3 23 (12.23%) VMware
4 18 (9.57%) LogRhythm
5 17 (9.04%) Qualys
6 16 (8.51%) Apple
6 16 (8.51%) McAfee
6 16 (8.51%) Microsoft
7 14 (7.45%) ArcSight
8 13 (6.91%) Cisco
9 10 (5.32%) Symantec
10 9 (4.79%) CheckPoint
10 9 (4.79%) Rapid7
11 8 (4.26%) CA
11 8 (4.26%) HP
12 7 (3.72%) CyberArk
12 7 (3.72%) Google
12 7 (3.72%) Intel
13 6 (3.19%) ServiceNow
13 6 (3.19%) Sourcefire
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