Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 555 575 650
Rank change year-on-year +20 +75 +13
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 337 332 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.32% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.38% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 186 132
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £329
90th Percentile £613 £598 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £35.00 £40.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.29% -12.89% -6.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £35.00 £40.18
% change year-on-year -54.29% -12.89% -6.56%

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 85705 87976 93705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.91% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 57093 58207 60721
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2335 2744
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.37 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.50% +2.59% +18.75%

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 19 November 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 14 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 19 November 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 +20 323 £480 +1.05% 39
London +45 181 £484 -3.25% 10
UK excluding London -34 153 £465 +3.33% 32
North of England +30 52 £463 +2.78% 7
South East -20 49 £500 +5.26% 6
North West +2 34 £465 +3.33% 1
South West +19 26 £500 +33.33% 4
Yorkshire +16 18 £451 +9.21% 5
Scotland -13 10 £300 -45.45% 1
East of England -28 10 £350 +15.70% 10
West Midlands +29 3 £363 -19.44% 2
Midlands +22 3 £363 -19.44% 2
Wales - 2 - - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 176 (52.23%) Information Security
2 152 (45.10%) SIEM
3 127 (37.69%) CISSP
4 122 (36.20%) Cybersecurity
5 109 (32.34%) Firewall
6 106 (31.45%) Security Operations
7 87 (25.82%) Windows
8 82 (24.33%) Penetration Testing
9 79 (23.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 68 (20.18%) CISM
11 67 (19.88%) Linux
11 67 (19.88%) Finance
12 63 (18.69%) Management Information System
13 60 (17.80%) Intrusion Detection
14 56 (16.62%) Unix
15 53 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
16 49 (14.54%) Security Monitoring
17 47 (13.95%) Microsoft
18 45 (13.35%) Qualys
19 44 (13.06%) Splunk
20 41 (12.17%) PCI DSS
21 40 (11.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
22 39 (11.57%) TCP/IP
22 39 (11.57%) Threat Intelligence
23 37 (10.98%) Security Cleared
23 37 (10.98%) Patch Management
24 36 (10.68%) OWASP
24 36 (10.68%) PKI
25 35 (10.39%) Incident Management
25 35 (10.39%) Nessus

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 (2.08%) nginx
2 6 (1.78%) ArcGIS
3 5 (1.48%) IIS
4 4 (1.19%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.59%) Confluence
6 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 35 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (7.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (4.75%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.37%) IaaS
5 7 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.19%) PaaS
7 3 (0.89%) Office 365
8 2 (0.59%) SaaS
9 1 (0.30%) Akamai
9 1 (0.30%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 109 (32.34%) Firewall
2 60 (17.80%) Intrusion Detection
3 39 (11.57%) TCP/IP
4 25 (7.42%) Network Security
5 24 (7.12%) LAN
5 24 (7.12%) WAN
6 19 (5.64%) SAN
7 16 (4.75%) Reverse Proxy
8 15 (4.45%) VPN
9 13 (3.86%) NAS
10 10 (2.97%) Internet
10 10 (2.97%) VoIP
11 7 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.89%) SMS
13 2 (0.59%) DHCP
13 2 (0.59%) DMZ
13 2 (0.59%) ICMP
13 2 (0.59%) LDAP
13 2 (0.59%) SSL
13 2 (0.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.37%) Big Data
2 7 (2.08%) Hadoop
3 6 (1.78%) Apache Hive
3 6 (1.78%) GIS
4 4 (1.19%) Maltego
5 3 (0.89%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.89%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.59%) Redis
6 2 (0.59%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.30%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 11 (3.26%) Burp Suite
2 9 (2.67%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.78%) Maven
3 6 (1.78%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.48%) Metasploit
5 3 (0.89%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.89%) IBM UrbanCode
5 3 (0.89%) Selenium
6 2 (0.59%) JIRA
7 1 (0.30%) MSBuild
General
1 67 (19.88%) Finance
2 24 (7.12%) Banking
3 13 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.67%) Legal
4 9 (2.67%) Marketing
5 8 (2.37%) Retail
6 7 (2.08%) Electronics
7 5 (1.48%) Advertising
7 5 (1.48%) International Banking
7 5 (1.48%) Law
7 5 (1.48%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.89%) Automotive
9 2 (0.59%) Local Government
10 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.30%) French Language
10 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 133 (39.47%) Analyst
2 109 (32.34%) Security Analyst
3 51 (15.13%) Consultant
4 45 (13.35%) Security Consultant
5 39 (11.57%) Operations Analyst
5 39 (11.57%) Security Operations Analyst
6 36 (10.68%) Security Engineer
7 28 (8.31%) IT Analyst
7 28 (8.31%) IT Security Analyst
8 25 (7.42%) Security Manager
9 19 (5.64%) Security Specialist
10 15 (4.45%) Operations Engineer
11 14 (4.15%) Architect
11 14 (4.15%) Business Analyst
11 14 (4.15%) Senior Analyst
11 14 (4.15%) Technical Analyst
12 13 (3.86%) Technical Security Analyst
13 12 (3.56%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 12 (3.56%) Operational Security Manager
13 12 (3.56%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.34%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (1.48%) ModSecurity
3 3 (0.89%) Web Services
4 1 (0.30%) .NET
4 1 (0.30%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.30%) JSON
4 1 (0.30%) Middleware
4 1 (0.30%) Node.js
4 1 (0.30%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.30%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (18.69%) Management Information System
2 36 (10.68%) PKI
3 25 (7.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 24 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (6.82%) Cyberthreat
6 21 (6.23%) Security Operations Centre
7 19 (5.64%) Cyber Attack
8 18 (5.34%) Data Centre
9 11 (3.26%) Computer Science
10 9 (2.67%) Linux Command Line
10 9 (2.67%) Public Cloud
11 8 (2.37%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (2.08%) BYOD
13 4 (1.19%) Online Banking
14 3 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
15 2 (0.59%) CESG
15 2 (0.59%) Cybercrime
15 2 (0.59%) Data Structures
15 2 (0.59%) Replication
15 2 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 87 (25.82%) Windows
2 67 (19.88%) Linux
3 56 (16.62%) Unix
4 15 (4.45%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.37%) Kali Linux
5 8 (2.37%) Windows 7
6 7 (2.08%) CentOS
7 6 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.19%) HPUX
8 4 (1.19%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.89%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.59%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.59%) SUSE
10 2 (0.59%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (52.23%) Information Security
2 152 (45.10%) SIEM
3 122 (36.20%) Cybersecurity
4 106 (31.45%) Security Operations
5 82 (24.33%) Penetration Testing
6 53 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
7 49 (14.54%) Security Monitoring
8 40 (11.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 39 (11.57%) Threat Intelligence
10 37 (10.98%) Patch Management
11 36 (10.68%) OWASP
12 35 (10.39%) Analytics
12 35 (10.39%) Incident Management
12 35 (10.39%) ITIL
13 33 (9.79%) Data Protection
14 30 (8.90%) Security Architecture
15 28 (8.31%) Security Management
15 28 (8.31%) Security Testing
16 26 (7.72%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 25 (7.42%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 23 (6.82%) SQL
2 19 (5.64%) Python
3 9 (2.67%) Java
4 6 (1.78%) Dart
5 4 (1.19%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.19%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.89%) Ruby
7 2 (0.59%) C
7 2 (0.59%) Perl
8 1 (0.30%) C++
8 1 (0.30%) COBOL
8 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 127 (37.69%) CISSP
2 68 (20.18%) CISM
3 37 (10.98%) Security Cleared
4 33 (9.79%) Degree
5 27 (8.01%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (7.42%) SANS
7 24 (7.12%) CRISC
8 23 (6.82%) SC Cleared
9 21 (6.23%) CISA
10 15 (4.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 14 (4.15%) CEH
12 11 (3.26%) DV Cleared
13 10 (2.97%) GIAC
14 9 (2.67%) CLAS
14 9 (2.67%) CREST Certified
14 9 (2.67%) SSCP
15 8 (2.37%) CGEIT
15 8 (2.37%) GCIA
15 8 (2.37%) GCIH
16 7 (2.08%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (23.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (12.17%) PCI DSS
3 28 (8.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 25 (7.42%) GDPR
5 9 (2.67%) COBIT
6 7 (2.08%) RMADS
7 6 (1.78%) JSP 440
7 6 (1.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (1.48%) Data Quality
9 4 (1.19%) GCP
10 2 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.59%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.59%) QA
11 1 (0.30%) CESG Infosec
11 1 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.30%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (7.42%) Active Directory
2 22 (6.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.15%) vSphere
4 7 (2.08%) Docker
5 4 (1.19%) Firmware
6 3 (0.89%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.30%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.30%) Snort
8 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 35 (10.39%) Nessus
2 12 (3.56%) Nexpose
3 11 (3.26%) Ansible
3 11 (3.26%) QRadar
4 10 (2.97%) logstash
4 10 (2.97%) Nmap
4 10 (2.97%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (2.67%) SCCM
6 8 (2.37%) CSIRT
7 7 (2.08%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (1.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.48%) Terraform
9 4 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.59%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.59%) IBM BigFix
10 2 (0.59%) Kibana
10 2 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.59%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 1 (0.30%) OfficeScan
Vendors
1 47 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 45 (13.35%) Qualys
3 44 (13.06%) Splunk
4 33 (9.79%) McAfee
5 32 (9.50%) ArcSight
6 31 (9.20%) Cisco
7 30 (8.90%) AlienVault
7 30 (8.90%) VMware
8 19 (5.64%) Citrix
9 18 (5.34%) Symantec
10 15 (4.45%) Red Hat
11 14 (4.15%) HP
12 13 (3.86%) CheckPoint
12 13 (3.86%) LogRhythm
12 13 (3.86%) Oracle
13 12 (3.56%) Apple
14 10 (2.97%) ServiceNow
15 9 (2.67%) Intel
16 8 (2.37%) CyberArk
16 8 (2.37%) FireEye