Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 2018 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 551 559 580
Rank change year-on-year +8 +21 +74
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 370 340 331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.33% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.39% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 226 186
UK median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £649 £613 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
UK median hourly rate - £16.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -54.29% -12.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -54.29% -12.89%

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 89,850 87,697 88,614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.36% 85.74% 85.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,462 58,317 58,473
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,321 2,108 2,455
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +1.74%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.75 £49.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.20 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -11.67% +6.67% -

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018. 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 +8 337 £500 +4.17% 73
UK excluding London +3 189 £450 -3.23% 48
London -2 176 £525 +8.53% 35
South East -25 42 £500 - 14
East of England +28 37 £500 +42.86% 11
North of England -41 36 £450 -2.70% 8
Scotland +1 27 £481 +60.42% 9
South West -21 27 £425 -15.00% 1
North West -25 20 £450 -3.23% 1
Midlands +12 17 £338 -6.90% 4
East Midlands +20 12 £338 - 3
Yorkshire -19 12 £375 -16.76% 6
West Midlands -15 5 £281 -22.41% 1
North East - 4 £525 - 1
Northern Ireland +43 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Vulnerability Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Vulnerability Management.

1 148 (40.00%) SIEM
2 127 (34.32%) Firewall
3 114 (30.81%) Information Security
4 105 (28.38%) CISSP
5 103 (27.84%) Cybersecurity
6 97 (26.22%) Security Operations
7 87 (23.51%) Finance
8 79 (21.35%) Amazon AWS
9 74 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 68 (18.38%) Windows
11 61 (16.49%) Network Security
12 57 (15.41%) Threat Intelligence
13 48 (12.97%) Management Information System
13 48 (12.97%) Web Services
14 46 (12.43%) CISM
14 46 (12.43%) Penetration Testing
15 43 (11.62%) ITIL
16 42 (11.35%) PCI DSS
17 41 (11.08%) CISA
17 41 (11.08%) Security Monitoring
17 41 (11.08%) DevOps
18 40 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
18 40 (10.81%) Security Architecture
19 39 (10.54%) Splunk
19 39 (10.54%) Identity Access Management
20 38 (10.27%) Microsoft Azure
21 36 (9.73%) McAfee
21 36 (9.73%) Microsoft
21 36 (9.73%) Degree
21 36 (9.73%) Qualys

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 12 (3.24%) IIS
1 12 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (2.16%) K2 blackpearl
4 7 (1.89%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.54%) Confluence
7 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
1 10 (2.70%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 79 (21.35%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (10.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (7.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 23 (6.22%) AWS Lambda
4 23 (6.22%) Serverless
5 17 (4.59%) AWS CloudTrail
6 16 (4.32%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (4.32%) Amazon S3
6 16 (4.32%) Route 53
7 14 (3.78%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (2.97%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (2.97%) Sumo Logic
9 9 (2.43%) Office 365
10 5 (1.35%) SaaS
11 4 (1.08%) PaaS
12 3 (0.81%) IaaS
13 2 (0.54%) Akamai
14 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 127 (34.32%) Firewall
2 61 (16.49%) Network Security
3 34 (9.19%) VPN
4 33 (8.92%) TCP/IP
5 31 (8.38%) Intrusion Detection
6 28 (7.57%) DNS
7 18 (4.86%) SSL
8 17 (4.59%) LAN
9 16 (4.32%) WAN
10 15 (4.05%) Internet
11 12 (3.24%) DMZ
12 11 (2.97%) WLAN
13 10 (2.70%) Kerberos
14 9 (2.43%) Wireless
15 7 (1.89%) IPsec
15 7 (1.89%) Sourcefire
15 7 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
16 6 (1.62%) DHCP
16 6 (1.62%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 16 (4.32%) Amazon RDS
2 13 (3.51%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.89%) Big Data
4 5 (1.35%) Data Lake
5 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.54%) Cloudera CDH
6 2 (0.54%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.27%) Maltego
7 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (4.59%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.62%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.62%) JIRA
3 5 (1.35%) Metasploit
4 4 (1.08%) GitLab
5 3 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.81%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.54%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.54%) Selenium
7 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.27%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.27%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.27%) GoCD
7 1 (0.27%) MSI
7 1 (0.27%) Subversion
7 1 (0.27%) Travis CI
General
1 87 (23.51%) Finance
2 35 (9.46%) Banking
3 14 (3.78%) Retail
3 14 (3.78%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.70%) Retail Banking
5 6 (1.62%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.62%) Law
5 6 (1.62%) Legal
6 5 (1.35%) Publishing
7 4 (1.08%) French Language
7 4 (1.08%) German Language
8 3 (0.81%) Billing
9 2 (0.54%) Advertising
9 2 (0.54%) Electronics
9 2 (0.54%) International Banking
9 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Automotive
10 1 (0.27%) Marketing
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 104 (28.11%) Analyst
2 83 (22.43%) Security Analyst
3 62 (16.76%) Architect
4 49 (13.24%) Security Engineer
5 41 (11.08%) Consultant
5 41 (11.08%) Security Architect
6 37 (10.00%) Security Consultant
7 28 (7.57%) Security Manager
8 25 (6.76%) IT Analyst
9 24 (6.49%) Cloud Architect
10 23 (6.22%) IT Security Analyst
11 22 (5.95%) SOC Analyst
12 18 (4.86%) Operations Analyst
12 18 (4.86%) Security Operations Analyst
13 16 (4.32%) Cybersecurity Analyst
14 15 (4.05%) Information Analyst
15 14 (3.78%) AWS Architect
15 14 (3.78%) AWS Engineer
15 14 (3.78%) Technical Leader
16 13 (3.51%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (12.97%) Web Services
2 13 (3.51%) .NET
2 13 (3.51%) Middleware
3 11 (2.97%) SAML
4 4 (1.08%) ModSecurity
4 4 (1.08%) REST
5 3 (0.81%) AngularJS
5 3 (0.81%) jQuery
5 3 (0.81%) React
5 3 (0.81%) Spring
6 2 (0.54%) OAuth
6 2 (0.54%) SOAP
6 2 (0.54%) WSH
7 1 (0.27%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.27%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.27%) Apache Avro
7 1 (0.27%) Apache Thrift
7 1 (0.27%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.27%) LAMP
7 1 (0.27%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 48 (12.97%) Management Information System
2 36 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (7.84%) PKI
4 26 (7.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 26 (7.03%) Security Operations Centre
5 20 (5.41%) Computer Science
6 18 (4.86%) Data Centre
7 14 (3.78%) Cyberthreat
8 11 (2.97%) Cloud Native
9 10 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.35%) Enterprise Cloud
11 5 (1.35%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (1.08%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.08%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.81%) Cyber Defence
13 3 (0.81%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.81%) Fintech
14 2 (0.54%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 68 (18.38%) Windows
2 27 (7.30%) Windows Server
3 24 (6.49%) Unix
4 23 (6.22%) Linux
5 17 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.43%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.08%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.81%) Android
9 3 (0.81%) CentOS
9 3 (0.81%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.54%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.54%) Solaris
10 2 (0.54%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.27%) HPUX
11 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (40.00%) SIEM
2 114 (30.81%) Information Security
3 103 (27.84%) Cybersecurity
4 97 (26.22%) Security Operations
5 57 (15.41%) Threat Intelligence
6 46 (12.43%) Penetration Testing
7 43 (11.62%) ITIL
8 41 (11.08%) DevOps
8 41 (11.08%) Security Monitoring
9 40 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
9 40 (10.81%) Security Architecture
10 39 (10.54%) Identity Access Management
11 35 (9.46%) Risk Management
12 34 (9.19%) Incident Management
12 34 (9.19%) SDLC
13 33 (8.92%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 32 (8.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 29 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
16 28 (7.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 27 (7.30%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (8.38%) Python
2 16 (4.32%) Java
2 16 (4.32%) PowerShell
3 13 (3.51%) Bash Shell
4 5 (1.35%) Perl
4 5 (1.35%) SQL
5 4 (1.08%) C#
6 3 (0.81%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.54%) Bourne shell
7 2 (0.54%) C
7 2 (0.54%) Korn
7 2 (0.54%) Ruby
7 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.54%) VBScript
8 1 (0.27%) C++
8 1 (0.27%) Lua
8 1 (0.27%) R
Qualifications
1 105 (28.38%) CISSP
2 46 (12.43%) CISM
3 41 (11.08%) CISA
4 36 (9.73%) Degree
5 26 (7.03%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (4.86%) Security Cleared
7 17 (4.59%) CEH
7 17 (4.59%) Computer Science Degree
8 16 (4.32%) CCNA
9 11 (2.97%) CSSLP
9 11 (2.97%) ISSMP
9 11 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (2.70%) GIAC
10 10 (2.70%) ISSAP
11 9 (2.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 9 (2.43%) SC Cleared
12 6 (1.62%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.35%) CRISC
13 5 (1.35%) GCIH
13 5 (1.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (11.35%) PCI DSS
3 28 (7.57%) HIPAA
4 18 (4.86%) GDPR
5 11 (2.97%) FedRAMP
5 11 (2.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 7 (1.89%) COBIT
8 5 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (1.35%) QA
9 4 (1.08%) PSD2
10 3 (0.81%) ISAE 3402
11 2 (0.54%) COSO
12 1 (0.27%) GAMP
12 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 34 (9.19%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.24%) Docker
3 10 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (1.62%) Firmware
6 5 (1.35%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.35%) vSphere
7 4 (1.08%) Snort
7 4 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.81%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.81%) XenApp
9 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.54%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.54%) Squid
10 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 23 (6.22%) Ansible
1 23 (6.22%) Nessus
2 17 (4.59%) Puppet
2 17 (4.59%) Terraform
3 15 (4.05%) SCCM
4 13 (3.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 12 (3.24%) Kubernetes
5 12 (3.24%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (3.24%) QRadar
6 11 (2.97%) Istio
7 8 (2.16%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.35%) FortiGate
8 5 (1.35%) OSSEC
8 5 (1.35%) Salt
9 3 (0.81%) Aspera SmartTrack
9 3 (0.81%) CASB
9 3 (0.81%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.81%) Nmap
10 2 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (10.54%) Splunk
2 36 (9.73%) McAfee
2 36 (9.73%) Microsoft
2 36 (9.73%) Qualys
3 26 (7.03%) CyberArk
4 23 (6.22%) Cisco
5 20 (5.41%) CheckPoint
6 15 (4.05%) LogRhythm
6 15 (4.05%) Symantec
7 14 (3.78%) Google
8 13 (3.51%) VMware
9 12 (3.24%) Citrix
9 12 (3.24%) ForeScout
10 10 (2.70%) ServiceNow
11 9 (2.43%) ArcSight
12 8 (2.16%) Dynatrace
12 8 (2.16%) Forcepoint
12 8 (2.16%) Red Hat
12 8 (2.16%) Tripwire
13 7 (1.89%) AlienVault