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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Vulnerability Management
UK
Rank 501 503 560
Rank change year-on-year +2 +57  
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 98 125 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.24% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.29% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 81 40
Median daily rate £460 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.23% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £350 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37155 43761 41746
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.85% 79.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24488 28705 25865
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 940 1103 1195
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 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
England +16 97 £458 +2.80% 31
London +8 41 £513 -2.38% 15
North West +26 18 £450 +12.50% 3
East of England +9 17 £265 -33.12%
Manchester +30 16 £450 - 1
Salford - 13 £450 -
South East +9 12 £458 +14.37% 6
Essex - 10 £265 -
City of London +12 6 £475 -4.04% 3
Berkshire +21 4 £450 -26.53% 2
Yorkshire -1 4 £713 +78.12% 2
Surrey +16 3 £466 +16.56% 2
West Midlands +14 3 £436 +34.23% 1
Leeds +1 3 £700 - 2
West Yorkshire 0 3 £700 - 2
Hertfordshire -3 3 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 3 - -
Harrow +14 2 - -
Hampshire +4 2 £451 +28.92%
Buckinghamshire -10 2 - - 1
Woking - 2 £466 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £513 -
Scotland +19 1 £525 +31.25%
Reading +17 1 £525 -5.61% 1
Cambridge +10 1 £450 +9.09%
Cambridgeshire +6 1 £450 +7.46%
Merseyside -3 1 £400 - 1
Bristol -5 1 £750 +102.70% 1
South West -9 1 £750 +102.70% 4
East Midlands - 1 - -

Vulnerability Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for Vulnerability Management.

1 123 (54.42%) Firewall
2 89 (39.38%) Information Security
3 88 (38.94%) CISSP
4 84 (37.17%) Cybersecurity
5 72 (31.86%) Windows
6 70 (30.97%) SIEM
7 67 (29.65%) Unix
8 65 (28.76%) Splunk
9 63 (27.88%) Linux
10 56 (24.78%) Security Operations
11 55 (24.34%) TCP/IP
11 55 (24.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 51 (22.57%) SANS
13 49 (21.68%) VMware
13 49 (21.68%) Intrusion Detection
13 49 (21.68%) Management Information System
14 46 (20.35%) Penetration Testing
15 45 (19.91%) Risk Management
16 44 (19.47%) LAN
16 44 (19.47%) WAN
17 43 (19.03%) Patch Management
18 39 (17.26%) Security Cleared
18 39 (17.26%) VMware Infrastructure
19 37 (16.37%) QRadar
19 37 (16.37%) SC Cleared
20 36 (15.93%) VoIP
20 36 (15.93%) VPN
21 35 (15.49%) Apple
22 34 (15.04%) Finance
22 34 (15.04%) CISM

Vulnerability Management
Top Related 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 (2.65%) IBM Domino
2 3 (1.33%) Apache
3 2 (0.88%) IIS
3 2 (0.88%) Jetty
3 2 (0.88%) Mongrel
3 2 (0.88%) nginx
3 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.88%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (0.88%) MS Excel
1 2 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.44%) MS Office
2 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.96%) IaaS
2 14 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.10%) SaaS
5 6 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.77%) PaaS
7 2 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.88%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.44%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 123 (54.42%) Firewall
2 55 (24.34%) TCP/IP
3 49 (21.68%) Intrusion Detection
4 44 (19.47%) LAN
4 44 (19.47%) WAN
5 36 (15.93%) VoIP
5 36 (15.93%) VPN
6 27 (11.95%) Network Security
7 12 (5.31%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (3.98%) Wireless
9 5 (2.21%) HTTP
10 4 (1.77%) Internet
10 4 (1.77%) SSL
11 3 (1.33%) DHCP
11 3 (1.33%) TACACS
12 2 (0.88%) Cisco Wireless
12 2 (0.88%) DNS
12 2 (0.88%) FTP
12 2 (0.88%) IPsec
13 1 (0.44%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.87%) Redis
2 4 (1.77%) MySQL
3 3 (1.33%) Big Data
4 2 (0.88%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.88%) Travis CI
2 1 (0.44%) Metasploit
General
1 34 (15.04%) Finance
2 23 (10.18%) Retail
3 10 (4.42%) Legal
4 7 (3.10%) Banking
4 7 (3.10%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.77%) Back Office
6 3 (1.33%) Automotive
7 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.44%) Electronics
8 1 (0.44%) Law
8 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (24.34%) Analyst
2 51 (22.57%) Security Analyst
3 30 (13.27%) Consultant
4 26 (11.50%) Security Manager
5 25 (11.06%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 22 (9.73%) Architect
7 21 (9.29%) Security Engineer
8 20 (8.85%) Security Consultant
9 19 (8.41%) Security Architect
10 18 (7.96%) Security Specialist
11 14 (6.19%) SOC Analyst
12 11 (4.87%) Incident Analyst
12 11 (4.87%) Technical Specialist
13 10 (4.42%) Operational Security Manager
13 10 (4.42%) Security Operations Manager
14 9 (3.98%) Network Engineer
15 8 (3.54%) IT Engineer
15 8 (3.54%) IT Security Engineer
15 8 (3.54%) Network Security Engineer
15 8 (3.54%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (13.72%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (3.54%) Web Services
3 7 (3.10%) RESTful
4 5 (2.21%) SailPoint
5 4 (1.77%) .NET
5 4 (1.77%) SAML
6 3 (1.33%) OAuth
6 3 (1.33%) OpenID
7 2 (0.88%) J2EE
7 2 (0.88%) Servlets
7 2 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (21.68%) Management Information System
2 26 (11.50%) Security Operations Centre
3 20 (8.85%) Cyber Attack
4 19 (8.41%) Data Centre
5 10 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.42%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.98%) CMDB
7 6 (2.65%) Equities
7 6 (2.65%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.77%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.33%) Cyber Defence
9 3 (1.33%) PKI
10 2 (0.88%) CESG
10 2 (0.88%) CESG CLAS
10 2 (0.88%) Fintech
10 2 (0.88%) PMI
11 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.44%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 72 (31.86%) Windows
2 67 (29.65%) Unix
3 63 (27.88%) Linux
4 4 (1.77%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.88%) CentOS
5 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (39.38%) Information Security
2 84 (37.17%) Cybersecurity
3 70 (30.97%) SIEM
4 56 (24.78%) Security Operations
5 55 (24.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 46 (20.35%) Penetration Testing
7 45 (19.91%) Risk Management
8 43 (19.03%) Patch Management
9 32 (14.16%) ITIL
10 29 (12.83%) Network Monitoring
11 28 (12.39%) Security Monitoring
12 26 (11.50%) Data Loss Prevention
13 25 (11.06%) Kalman Filter
13 25 (11.06%) Service Management
14 23 (10.18%) Case Management
15 22 (9.73%) Security Management
16 20 (8.85%) Security Architecture
16 20 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
17 19 (8.41%) Identity Access Management
18 18 (7.96%) Forensic Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.98%) Python
1 9 (3.98%) SQL
2 2 (0.88%) Java
2 2 (0.88%) PHP
2 2 (0.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 88 (38.94%) CISSP
2 51 (22.57%) SANS
3 39 (17.26%) Security Cleared
4 37 (16.37%) SC Cleared
5 34 (15.04%) CISM
6 33 (14.60%) SSCP
7 18 (7.96%) Degree
8 15 (6.64%) GIAC
9 12 (5.31%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (4.42%) CCNA
11 9 (3.98%) CISA
12 8 (3.54%) CCIE
13 7 (3.10%) CEH
13 7 (3.10%) CLAS
13 7 (3.10%) GCIA
13 7 (3.10%) GCIH
14 6 (2.65%) CNA
14 6 (2.65%) DV Cleared
14 6 (2.65%) Network+ Certification
14 6 (2.65%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (14.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (13.27%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.65%) COBIT
4 5 (2.21%) QA
5 4 (1.77%) GDPR
5 4 (1.77%) ISO27002
5 4 (1.77%) SLA
6 3 (1.33%) GPG13
7 2 (0.88%) BS7799
7 2 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.88%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.44%) ISO27005
8 1 (0.44%) PMO
8 1 (0.44%) RMADS
System Software
1 39 (17.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (7.52%) VMware ESX
3 8 (3.54%) Active Directory
4 7 (3.10%) vSphere
5 2 (0.88%) Snort
5 2 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.88%) Xen
6 1 (0.44%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.44%) NFS
6 1 (0.44%) Samba
6 1 (0.44%) Squid
Systems Management
1 37 (16.37%) QRadar
2 23 (10.18%) Nessus
3 11 (4.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 11 (4.87%) Kibana
3 11 (4.87%) logstash
4 10 (4.42%) Nexpose
4 10 (4.42%) Nmap
5 7 (3.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 7 (3.10%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (2.21%) CSIRT
6 5 (2.21%) RSA enVision
7 4 (1.77%) CA Spectrum
7 4 (1.77%) SCCM
8 2 (0.88%) Puppet
9 1 (0.44%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.44%) OpenVAS
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.44%) OSSEC
9 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 65 (28.76%) Splunk
2 49 (21.68%) VMware
3 35 (15.49%) Apple
4 28 (12.39%) ArcSight
5 25 (11.06%) IBM
5 25 (11.06%) Qualys
6 24 (10.62%) Intel Security
7 23 (10.18%) LogRhythm
8 20 (8.85%) Cisco
9 15 (6.64%) CheckPoint
10 12 (5.31%) CA
10 12 (5.31%) Symantec
11 10 (4.42%) HP
11 10 (4.42%) Intel
11 10 (4.42%) NetWitness
12 9 (3.98%) BMC
12 9 (3.98%) Microsoft
12 9 (3.98%) Snow
12 9 (3.98%) SolarWinds
13 8 (3.54%) Google
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