Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 577 562 657
Rank change year-on-year -15 +95 +22
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 309 338 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.32% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.38% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 187 138
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.70%
10th Percentile £325 £312 £352
90th Percentile £613 £595 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 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 83949 89067 93073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.87% 81.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 55749 58891 60306
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 £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2340 2707
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.89 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.66% +8.58% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.59 £11.50 £11.45
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +12.50%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +18 296 £480 +6.67% 25
London +45 160 £488 -0.51% 14
UK excluding London -23 146 £463 +2.78% 14
North of England +50 48 £451 +0.11% 2
South East -7 47 £500 +11.11% 3
North West +7 33 £463 +2.78% 1
South West +26 24 £450 +20.00% 2
Yorkshire +18 15 £375 -11.76% 1
East of England -32 12 £350 -9.68% 3
Scotland +8 9 £415 -24.55% 2
West Midlands +27 3 £363 -9.38% 1
Midlands +27 3 £363 -19.44% 1
Wales - 2 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 164 (53.07%) Information Security
2 126 (40.78%) CISSP
3 117 (37.86%) Firewall
3 117 (37.86%) SIEM
3 117 (37.86%) Cybersecurity
4 90 (29.13%) Security Operations
5 76 (24.60%) Windows
6 73 (23.62%) Penetration Testing
7 68 (22.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 67 (21.68%) CISM
9 60 (19.42%) Management Information System
10 59 (19.09%) Finance
11 56 (18.12%) Intrusion Detection
12 50 (16.18%) Linux
13 48 (15.53%) Unix
14 47 (15.21%) Security Monitoring
15 46 (14.89%) Microsoft
16 43 (13.92%) Splunk
17 42 (13.59%) Agile Software Development
18 39 (12.62%) TCP/IP
18 39 (12.62%) ITIL
19 37 (11.97%) Network Security
20 36 (11.65%) PCI DSS
21 35 (11.33%) Analytics
22 34 (11.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
22 34 (11.00%) Threat Intelligence
23 33 (10.68%) Incident Management
24 32 (10.36%) PKI
24 32 (10.36%) Degree
24 32 (10.36%) 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 7 (2.27%) nginx
2 6 (1.94%) ArcGIS
2 6 (1.94%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.62%) IIS
4 2 (0.65%) Confluence
5 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.88%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.62%) IaaS
6 3 (0.97%) Akamai
6 3 (0.97%) Office 365
6 3 (0.97%) Sumo Logic
7 2 (0.65%) PaaS
8 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 117 (37.86%) Firewall
2 56 (18.12%) Intrusion Detection
3 39 (12.62%) TCP/IP
4 37 (11.97%) Network Security
5 26 (8.41%) LAN
5 26 (8.41%) WAN
6 16 (5.18%) Reverse Proxy
7 15 (4.85%) VPN
8 13 (4.21%) SAN
9 10 (3.24%) VoIP
10 9 (2.91%) Internet
10 9 (2.91%) NAS
11 7 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.97%) SMS
13 2 (0.65%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
13 2 (0.65%) DHCP
13 2 (0.65%) ICMP
13 2 (0.65%) Junos
13 2 (0.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.27%) Big Data
1 7 (2.27%) Hadoop
2 6 (1.94%) Apache Hive
2 6 (1.94%) GIS
3 4 (1.29%) Maltego
3 4 (1.29%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.97%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.65%) Redis
5 2 (0.65%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.32%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (2.91%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.94%) Maven
2 6 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.29%) Metasploit
4 3 (0.97%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.97%) IBM UrbanCode
4 3 (0.97%) Selenium
5 2 (0.65%) AppScan
5 2 (0.65%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.65%) JIRA
5 2 (0.65%) Pylint
6 1 (0.32%) MSBuild
General
1 59 (19.09%) Finance
2 27 (8.74%) Banking
3 11 (3.56%) Legal
4 8 (2.59%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.27%) Retail
6 6 (1.94%) International Banking
7 4 (1.29%) Electronics
8 3 (0.97%) Automotive
8 3 (0.97%) Law
9 2 (0.65%) Local Government
9 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.65%) Marketing
10 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.32%) French Language
10 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 130 (42.07%) Analyst
2 110 (35.60%) Security Analyst
3 49 (15.86%) Consultant
4 41 (13.27%) Security Consultant
5 36 (11.65%) Operations Analyst
5 36 (11.65%) Security Operations Analyst
6 28 (9.06%) IT Analyst
6 28 (9.06%) IT Security Analyst
7 25 (8.09%) Security Manager
8 21 (6.80%) Security Specialist
9 18 (5.83%) Security Engineer
10 16 (5.18%) Technical Analyst
11 15 (4.85%) Technical Security Analyst
12 13 (4.21%) Business Analyst
13 12 (3.88%) Application Security Analyst
13 12 (3.88%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 12 (3.88%) IT Security Specialist
13 12 (3.88%) Operational Security Manager
13 12 (3.88%) Security Operations Manager
13 12 (3.88%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.24%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (1.62%) ModSecurity
3 3 (0.97%) Web Services
4 2 (0.65%) Middleware
5 1 (0.32%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.32%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 60 (19.42%) Management Information System
2 32 (10.36%) PKI
3 23 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (7.44%) Cyberthreat
4 20 (6.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 18 (5.83%) Cyber Attack
6 16 (5.18%) Security Operations Centre
7 15 (4.85%) Data Centre
8 13 (4.21%) Linux Command Line
9 11 (3.56%) Computer Science
10 8 (2.59%) Data Protection Act
11 7 (2.27%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.29%) Online Banking
13 3 (0.97%) Cyber Defence
13 3 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.65%) Cybercrime
14 2 (0.65%) Fintech
14 2 (0.65%) Replication
14 2 (0.65%) User Experience
15 1 (0.32%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 76 (24.60%) Windows
2 50 (16.18%) Linux
3 48 (15.53%) Unix
4 15 (4.85%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.59%) Kali Linux
6 7 (2.27%) CentOS
7 6 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.94%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.29%) HPUX
8 4 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.97%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.65%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.65%) SUSE
10 2 (0.65%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (53.07%) Information Security
2 117 (37.86%) Cybersecurity
2 117 (37.86%) SIEM
3 90 (29.13%) Security Operations
4 73 (23.62%) Penetration Testing
5 47 (15.21%) Security Monitoring
6 42 (13.59%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (12.62%) ITIL
8 35 (11.33%) Analytics
9 34 (11.00%) Threat Intelligence
9 34 (11.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 33 (10.68%) Incident Management
11 30 (9.71%) Data Protection
12 28 (9.06%) OWASP
13 26 (8.41%) Patch Management
14 24 (7.77%) SDLC
15 22 (7.12%) Identity Access Management
15 22 (7.12%) Kalman Filter
15 22 (7.12%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 19 (6.15%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.83%) SQL
2 11 (3.56%) Python
3 6 (1.94%) Dart
4 5 (1.62%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.97%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.97%) Ruby
6 1 (0.32%) C
6 1 (0.32%) C#
6 1 (0.32%) C++
6 1 (0.32%) Java
6 1 (0.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 126 (40.78%) CISSP
2 67 (21.68%) CISM
3 32 (10.36%) Degree
4 30 (9.71%) Security Cleared
5 27 (8.74%) SANS
6 25 (8.09%) CRISC
7 23 (7.44%) CISA
8 19 (6.15%) SC Cleared
9 17 (5.50%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (5.18%) CEH
11 13 (4.21%) GIAC
12 10 (3.24%) GCIA
12 10 (3.24%) GCIH
13 9 (2.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 9 (2.91%) CLAS
13 9 (2.91%) SSCP
14 8 (2.59%) CCNA
14 8 (2.59%) CGEIT
14 8 (2.59%) Network+ Certification
14 8 (2.59%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (22.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (11.65%) PCI DSS
3 21 (6.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 14 (4.53%) GDPR
5 7 (2.27%) COBIT
5 7 (2.27%) RMADS
6 6 (1.94%) JSP 440
6 6 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (1.62%) Data Quality
8 4 (1.29%) GCP
9 2 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.32%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.32%) QA
10 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (7.77%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.53%) vSphere
4 7 (2.27%) Docker
5 4 (1.29%) Firmware
6 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.32%) Snort
6 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.32%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 31 (10.03%) Nessus
2 12 (3.88%) Nexpose
3 11 (3.56%) Ansible
3 11 (3.56%) QRadar
3 11 (3.56%) SCCM
4 10 (3.24%) Nmap
5 7 (2.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 7 (2.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (1.94%) CSIRT
6 6 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.62%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.62%) Terraform
8 4 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.65%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.65%) Kibana
9 2 (0.65%) logstash
9 2 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.65%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 1 (0.32%) OfficeScan
Vendors
1 46 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 43 (13.92%) Splunk
3 32 (10.36%) McAfee
4 29 (9.39%) Cisco
4 29 (9.39%) Qualys
5 27 (8.74%) ArcSight
5 27 (8.74%) VMware
6 18 (5.83%) Citrix
7 15 (4.85%) Red Hat
8 13 (4.21%) AlienVault
8 13 (4.21%) Intel
8 13 (4.21%) LogRhythm
8 13 (4.21%) Symantec
9 12 (3.88%) Apple
9 12 (3.88%) HP
10 11 (3.56%) CheckPoint
10 11 (3.56%) Rapid7
11 10 (3.24%) Oracle
12 9 (2.91%) ServiceNow
13 7 (2.27%) Cloudera