Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 537 608 654
Rank change year-on-year +71 +46 +37
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 362 267 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.27% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.33% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 158 118
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £350 £321 £324
90th Percentile £650 £595 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £456 £425
% change year-on-year +4.11% +7.35% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £35.00 £38.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.29% -9.89% -2.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £35.00 £38.84
% change year-on-year -54.29% -9.89% -9.67%

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 84,751 81,431 88,505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.50% 83.80% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,763 53,927 57,391
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,966 2,259 2,698
UK median hourly rate £23.44 £24.50 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +4.93% +16.75%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +25.00%

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 18 January 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 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 18 January 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 +77 351 £490 +3.16% 93
London +52 196 £500 +1.01% 50
UK excluding London +11 163 £475 +4.11% 44
North of England +30 54 £480 +6.67% 8
South East -26 45 £470 -6.00% 12
North West +3 35 £480 +6.67%
South West +33 24 £500 - 3
East of England -14 23 £366 -26.80% 13
Yorkshire +20 19 £451 +6.00% 7
Midlands +9 10 £456 +1.39% 7
Scotland -1 10 £300 -42.86% 1
East Midlands +4 7 £550 +22.22% 4
West Midlands +12 3 £350 -17.65% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 209 (57.73%) Information Security
2 157 (43.37%) SIEM
3 140 (38.67%) CISSP
4 139 (38.40%) Cybersecurity
5 135 (37.29%) Firewall
6 118 (32.60%) Security Operations
7 90 (24.86%) Penetration Testing
7 90 (24.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 89 (24.59%) Windows
9 86 (23.76%) Management Information System
10 80 (22.10%) Intrusion Detection
11 76 (20.99%) CISM
12 72 (19.89%) Finance
13 59 (16.30%) Linux
14 58 (16.02%) Agile Software Development
14 58 (16.02%) Threat Intelligence
15 56 (15.47%) Security Monitoring
15 56 (15.47%) Microsoft
16 55 (15.19%) PCI DSS
17 48 (13.26%) Data Protection
18 47 (12.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 45 (12.43%) Security Management
20 43 (11.88%) Unix
20 43 (11.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
21 42 (11.60%) Cisco
22 41 (11.33%) Security Architecture
22 41 (11.33%) PKI
23 40 (11.05%) Amazon AWS
24 39 (10.77%) OWASP
25 38 (10.50%) 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 8 (2.21%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.93%) nginx
3 6 (1.66%) ArcGIS
4 4 (1.10%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.10%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.83%) IIS
6 2 (0.55%) Confluence
7 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.66%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 40 (11.05%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (9.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.14%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (2.49%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (2.21%) IaaS
5 8 (2.21%) Office 365
6 7 (1.93%) PaaS
7 4 (1.10%) OneDrive
7 4 (1.10%) SaaS
8 1 (0.28%) Akamai
8 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 135 (37.29%) Firewall
2 80 (22.10%) Intrusion Detection
3 38 (10.50%) TCP/IP
4 24 (6.63%) LAN
4 24 (6.63%) WAN
5 23 (6.35%) Network Security
6 22 (6.08%) SAN
7 16 (4.42%) NAS
7 16 (4.42%) Reverse Proxy
8 12 (3.31%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (2.49%) FTP
9 9 (2.49%) Internet
9 9 (2.49%) Intranet
10 6 (1.66%) VPN
11 5 (1.38%) SSL
12 4 (1.10%) DNS
12 4 (1.10%) Skype
12 4 (1.10%) WLAN
13 2 (0.55%) Junos
13 2 (0.55%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.21%) Big Data
2 7 (1.93%) Hadoop
3 6 (1.66%) Apache Hive
3 6 (1.66%) GIS
4 4 (1.10%) Maltego
5 3 (0.83%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.83%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.55%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.28%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (3.04%) Burp Suite
2 10 (2.76%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.66%) Maven
3 6 (1.66%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (1.38%) Metasploit
5 4 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.83%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.83%) IBM UrbanCode
6 3 (0.83%) Selenium
7 2 (0.55%) JIRA
8 1 (0.28%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.28%) Travis CI
General
1 72 (19.89%) Finance
2 20 (5.52%) Banking
3 15 (4.14%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.04%) Legal
5 9 (2.49%) Marketing
6 7 (1.93%) Electronics
7 6 (1.66%) Advertising
7 6 (1.66%) Retail
8 5 (1.38%) Law
8 5 (1.38%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.10%) International Banking
10 3 (0.83%) Automotive
11 2 (0.55%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 122 (33.70%) Analyst
2 103 (28.45%) Security Analyst
3 52 (14.36%) Consultant
4 48 (13.26%) Operations Analyst
4 48 (13.26%) Security Operations Analyst
5 47 (12.98%) Security Consultant
6 39 (10.77%) Security Engineer
7 29 (8.01%) Security Manager
8 23 (6.35%) IT Analyst
8 23 (6.35%) IT Security Analyst
9 22 (6.08%) Architect
10 20 (5.52%) Security Specialist
10 20 (5.52%) Senior Analyst
11 16 (4.42%) Operations Engineer
11 16 (4.42%) Security Architect
11 16 (4.42%) Senior Security Analyst
12 15 (4.14%) Operational Security Manager
12 15 (4.14%) Security Operations Manager
12 15 (4.14%) Technical Analyst
13 13 (3.59%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.49%) Elastic Stack
1 9 (2.49%) JSON
1 9 (2.49%) Node.js
2 6 (1.66%) ModSecurity
3 4 (1.10%) SAML
4 3 (0.83%) Web Services
5 1 (0.28%) .NET
5 1 (0.28%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.28%) CSS
5 1 (0.28%) Middleware
5 1 (0.28%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.28%) RESTful
5 1 (0.28%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 86 (23.76%) Management Information System
2 41 (11.33%) PKI
3 27 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (6.35%) Cyberthreat
4 23 (6.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 17 (4.70%) Security Operations Centre
6 16 (4.42%) Data Centre
7 13 (3.59%) Computer Science
8 11 (3.04%) Data Protection Act
9 10 (2.76%) CESG
9 10 (2.76%) Public Cloud
10 9 (2.49%) Cyberattack
10 9 (2.49%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (1.93%) BYOD
12 5 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.10%) Online Banking
14 3 (0.83%) Digital Media
15 2 (0.55%) CMDB
15 2 (0.55%) Data Structures
15 2 (0.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 89 (24.59%) Windows
2 59 (16.30%) Linux
3 43 (11.88%) Unix
4 25 (6.91%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.21%) Kali Linux
6 7 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.93%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.93%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.10%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.10%) CentOS
8 4 (1.10%) HPUX
8 4 (1.10%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.10%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.83%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (57.73%) Information Security
2 157 (43.37%) SIEM
3 139 (38.40%) Cybersecurity
4 118 (32.60%) Security Operations
5 90 (24.86%) Penetration Testing
6 58 (16.02%) Agile Software Development
6 58 (16.02%) Threat Intelligence
7 56 (15.47%) Security Monitoring
8 48 (13.26%) Data Protection
9 47 (12.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 45 (12.43%) Security Management
11 43 (11.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 41 (11.33%) Security Architecture
13 39 (10.77%) OWASP
14 38 (10.50%) ITIL
15 37 (10.22%) Patch Management
16 36 (9.94%) Risk Management
17 34 (9.39%) Security Testing
18 31 (8.56%) Identity Access Management
19 30 (8.29%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (7.18%) Python
2 24 (6.63%) SQL
3 17 (4.70%) Java
4 9 (2.49%) COBOL
5 6 (1.66%) Dart
6 5 (1.38%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.38%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.10%) C
7 4 (1.10%) Ruby
8 2 (0.55%) Perl
9 1 (0.28%) C++
9 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 140 (38.67%) CISSP
2 76 (20.99%) CISM
3 36 (9.94%) Security Cleared
4 32 (8.84%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (8.56%) Degree
6 28 (7.73%) GIAC
7 23 (6.35%) SANS
8 21 (5.80%) CRISC
8 21 (5.80%) SC Cleared
9 20 (5.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 20 (5.52%) CISA
10 17 (4.70%) CEH
11 14 (3.87%) OSCP
12 12 (3.31%) GCIA
12 12 (3.31%) GCIH
13 10 (2.76%) CREST Certified
14 9 (2.49%) CLAS
14 9 (2.49%) DV Cleared
15 8 (2.21%) CGEIT
16 7 (1.93%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (24.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (15.19%) PCI DSS
3 36 (9.94%) GDPR
4 31 (8.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 17 (4.70%) RMADS
6 9 (2.49%) CESG Infosec
6 9 (2.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (1.66%) COBIT
7 6 (1.66%) JSP 440
7 6 (1.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (1.38%) Data Quality
9 4 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (1.10%) GCP
10 2 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.55%) QA
11 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.28%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.28%) NIST 800
System Software
1 38 (10.50%) Active Directory
2 26 (7.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (5.80%) vSphere
4 7 (1.93%) Docker
5 3 (0.83%) Firmware
5 3 (0.83%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.55%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.28%) Snort
Systems Management
1 38 (10.50%) Nessus
2 12 (3.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 12 (3.31%) Norton AntiVirus
3 11 (3.04%) Ansible
4 9 (2.49%) IBM BigFix
4 9 (2.49%) SCCM
5 8 (2.21%) logstash
6 6 (1.66%) CSIRT
7 5 (1.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 5 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.38%) Terraform
8 4 (1.10%) CA Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.10%) Nmap
8 4 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.83%) Nexpose
9 3 (0.83%) QRadar
10 2 (0.55%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.55%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 1 (0.28%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 56 (15.47%) Microsoft
2 42 (11.60%) Cisco
3 36 (9.94%) Qualys
4 33 (9.12%) VMware
5 31 (8.56%) AlienVault
6 28 (7.73%) McAfee
7 23 (6.35%) Splunk
8 18 (4.97%) Citrix
8 18 (4.97%) Symantec
9 17 (4.70%) HP
10 16 (4.42%) ArcSight
11 13 (3.59%) CheckPoint
11 13 (3.59%) Oracle
12 12 (3.31%) Red Hat
13 10 (2.76%) FireEye
14 9 (2.49%) Bluefish Communications
14 9 (2.49%) SAP
15 8 (2.21%) CyberArk
15 8 (2.21%) LogRhythm
16 7 (1.93%) Palo Alto