Period
to 22 August 2017

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 6 months to 22 August 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
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 645 565 662
Rank change year-on-year -80 +97 +32
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 214 356 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.33% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.39% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 198 138
UK median daily rate £450 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.10% +1.11% +2.27%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £344
90th Percentile £625 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
UK median hourly rate £16.00 - £38.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 - £38.84

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80882 90429 91778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.36% 83.50% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 53087 59721 58563
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 2206 2633
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +8.96%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.23 £48.38 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%

Vulnerability Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Vulnerability Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 August 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 15 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 6 months to 22 August 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
England -65 200 £450 - 37
UK excluding London -44 112 £425 - 19
London -4 99 £481 -3.75% 18
South East -27 28 £500 +11.11% 11
North of England +9 27 £425 - 4
North West +18 21 £425 - 1
East of England -12 21 £400 - 4
South West +2 20 £500 +28.21%
Scotland +7 10 £415 -20.95%
Midlands +21 7 £375 -
Yorkshire +7 6 £713 +78.13% 3
West Midlands +36 5 £375 +25.00%
East Midlands -11 2 £820 +92.94%
Wales - 2 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 113 (52.80%) Information Security
2 92 (42.99%) CISSP
3 85 (39.72%) Cybersecurity
4 72 (33.64%) Firewall
5 69 (32.24%) SIEM
6 56 (26.17%) Splunk
7 53 (24.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 52 (24.30%) Windows
9 48 (22.43%) Finance
10 46 (21.50%) CISM
10 46 (21.50%) Linux
11 44 (20.56%) Penetration Testing
12 43 (20.09%) Management Information System
13 41 (19.16%) Intrusion Detection
14 38 (17.76%) Security Operations
15 34 (15.89%) PCI DSS
16 32 (14.95%) ITIL
16 32 (14.95%) Unix
17 29 (13.55%) Qualys
17 29 (13.55%) Security Monitoring
18 28 (13.08%) Security Cleared
18 28 (13.08%) TCP/IP
19 27 (12.62%) Microsoft
20 26 (12.15%) Network Security
21 25 (11.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 25 (11.68%) Incident Management
21 25 (11.68%) ArcSight
21 25 (11.68%) Analytics
22 24 (11.21%) Degree
23 23 (10.75%) McAfee

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 6 (2.80%) ArcGIS
1 6 (2.80%) nginx
2 4 (1.87%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.40%) IIS
4 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.47%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.27%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.34%) SaaS
4 4 (1.87%) IaaS
4 4 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.40%) Akamai
5 3 (1.40%) Office 365
5 3 (1.40%) Sumo Logic
6 2 (0.93%) PaaS
7 1 (0.47%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 72 (33.64%) Firewall
2 41 (19.16%) Intrusion Detection
3 28 (13.08%) TCP/IP
4 26 (12.15%) Network Security
5 22 (10.28%) LAN
5 22 (10.28%) WAN
6 18 (8.41%) VPN
7 12 (5.61%) VoIP
8 8 (3.74%) Internet
9 6 (2.80%) SAN
10 4 (1.87%) NAS
11 3 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.40%) TACACS
12 2 (0.93%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (0.93%) DMZ
12 2 (0.93%) ICMP
12 2 (0.93%) SSH
12 2 (0.93%) SSL
12 2 (0.93%) Wireless
13 1 (0.47%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.21%) Big Data
2 6 (2.80%) Apache Hive
2 6 (2.80%) GIS
2 6 (2.80%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.87%) Redis
4 3 (1.40%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.40%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.93%) Maltego
5 2 (0.93%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.80%) Jenkins
1 6 (2.80%) Maven
1 6 (2.80%) Sonatype Nexus
1 6 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.93%) AppScan
2 2 (0.93%) Pylint
3 1 (0.47%) Metasploit
General
1 48 (22.43%) Finance
2 22 (10.28%) Banking
3 6 (2.80%) International Banking
3 6 (2.80%) Legal
4 4 (1.87%) Electronics
4 4 (1.87%) Retail
4 4 (1.87%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.93%) Local Government
5 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.93%) Marketing
6 1 (0.47%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.47%) French Language
6 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.47%) Law
Job Titles
1 81 (37.85%) Analyst
2 67 (31.31%) Security Analyst
3 39 (18.22%) Consultant
4 26 (12.15%) Security Consultant
5 22 (10.28%) Security Engineer
6 18 (8.41%) IT Analyst
6 18 (8.41%) IT Security Analyst
7 15 (7.01%) Business Analyst
7 15 (7.01%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 15 (7.01%) Security Manager
8 11 (5.14%) Security Specialist
8 11 (5.14%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (4.67%) Splunk Engineer
10 9 (4.21%) Architect
10 9 (4.21%) Senior Security Analyst
11 8 (3.74%) Information Security Consultant
11 8 (3.74%) IT Security Engineer
11 8 (3.74%) IT Security Specialist
11 8 (3.74%) Technical Analyst
11 8 (3.74%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.61%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (1.40%) Middleware
2 3 (1.40%) OAuth
2 3 (1.40%) OpenID
2 3 (1.40%) SailPoint
2 3 (1.40%) SAML
3 2 (0.93%) .NET
4 1 (0.47%) RESTful
4 1 (0.47%) VML
4 1 (0.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (20.09%) Management Information System
2 20 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (9.35%) Cyber Attack
3 17 (7.94%) Data Centre
4 13 (6.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 12 (5.61%) Cyberthreat
6 11 (5.14%) PKI
7 9 (4.21%) Computer Science
8 8 (3.74%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (3.74%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (3.74%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.40%) Cyber Defence
9 3 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.93%) Cybercrime
10 2 (0.93%) Fintech
10 2 (0.93%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.93%) PMI
10 2 (0.93%) User Experience
11 1 (0.47%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 1 (0.47%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 52 (24.30%) Windows
2 46 (21.50%) Linux
3 32 (14.95%) Unix
4 7 (3.27%) CentOS
4 7 (3.27%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.34%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.87%) HPUX
7 3 (1.40%) Kali Linux
8 2 (0.93%) AIX
8 2 (0.93%) Solaris
8 2 (0.93%) SUSE
8 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (52.80%) Information Security
2 85 (39.72%) Cybersecurity
3 69 (32.24%) SIEM
4 44 (20.56%) Penetration Testing
5 38 (17.76%) Security Operations
6 32 (14.95%) ITIL
7 29 (13.55%) Security Monitoring
8 25 (11.68%) Analytics
8 25 (11.68%) Incident Management
8 25 (11.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 22 (10.28%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (9.35%) Risk Management
11 19 (8.88%) Data Protection
12 18 (8.41%) Data Loss Prevention
13 17 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
14 16 (7.48%) Patch Management
14 16 (7.48%) SDLC
14 16 (7.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 15 (7.01%) Kalman Filter
15 15 (7.01%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.74%) Python
2 6 (2.80%) Dart
2 6 (2.80%) SQL
3 4 (1.87%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.93%) Perl
5 1 (0.47%) C#
5 1 (0.47%) C++
5 1 (0.47%) Java
Qualifications
1 92 (42.99%) CISSP
2 46 (21.50%) CISM
3 28 (13.08%) Security Cleared
4 24 (11.21%) Degree
5 19 (8.88%) CISA
5 19 (8.88%) SANS
6 18 (8.41%) SC Cleared
7 16 (7.48%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (7.01%) CRISC
9 14 (6.54%) CCNA
10 12 (5.61%) CEH
11 11 (5.14%) CCIE
11 11 (5.14%) SSCP
12 8 (3.74%) GCIA
12 8 (3.74%) GCIH
13 6 (2.80%) CESG Certified Professional
13 6 (2.80%) CLAS
13 6 (2.80%) DV Cleared
13 6 (2.80%) GIAC
13 6 (2.80%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (24.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (15.89%) PCI DSS
3 16 (7.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 10 (4.67%) COBIT
5 8 (3.74%) GDPR
6 6 (2.80%) JSP 440
6 6 (2.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (1.40%) GPG13
8 2 (0.93%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.93%) SLA
9 1 (0.47%) COSO
9 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.47%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.47%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.47%) QA
9 1 (0.47%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 14 (6.54%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.27%) Docker
4 6 (2.80%) vSphere
5 4 (1.87%) Firmware
5 4 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.47%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 19 (8.88%) Nessus
2 13 (6.07%) QRadar
3 11 (5.14%) Nexpose
3 11 (5.14%) SCCM
4 8 (3.74%) Nmap
5 7 (3.27%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (2.80%) Ansible
7 5 (2.34%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (1.87%) Kibana
8 4 (1.87%) logstash
9 2 (0.93%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.93%) IBM BigFix
9 2 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.93%) WSUS
10 1 (0.47%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.47%) OfficeScan
10 1 (0.47%) RSA Security Analytics
10 1 (0.47%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 56 (26.17%) Splunk
2 29 (13.55%) Qualys
3 27 (12.62%) Microsoft
4 25 (11.68%) ArcSight
5 23 (10.75%) McAfee
6 19 (8.88%) VMware
7 15 (7.01%) Cisco
7 15 (7.01%) Intel
8 13 (6.07%) Rapid7
8 13 (6.07%) Red Hat
9 12 (5.61%) Apple
9 12 (5.61%) ServiceNow
10 11 (5.14%) IBM
10 11 (5.14%) LogRhythm
11 10 (4.67%) CheckPoint
12 9 (4.21%) Oracle
12 9 (4.21%) Symantec
13 7 (3.27%) HP
13 7 (3.27%) Snow
14 6 (2.80%) CyberArk