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 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 491 467 518
Rank change year-on-year -24 +51  
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 96 187 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.35% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.42% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 98 76
Median daily rate £460 £461 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.27% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £363 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £430 £450
% change year-on-year +6.97% -4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 39103 44215 45229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.33% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25496 29340 29026
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1070 1262
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £48.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 25 June 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 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 25 June 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 -39 88 £475 +4.39% 31
London -8 44 £463 -15.90% 15
South West +9 18 £500 +32.45%
City of London +4 10 £450 -8.16% 3
Scotland +37 8 £415 -22.79% 1
South East -3 8 £500 +11.11% 8
East of England -12 8 £475 +18.75% 4
North West +14 6 £460 -
Wiltshire +7 6 - -
Swindon +4 6 - -
Hertfordshire -2 5 £300 -30.43% 2
Renfrewshire - 5 £415 -
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £300 -
Erskine - 5 £415 -
Berkshire +13 4 £550 +22.22% 2
Manchester 0 4 £700 -
Bristol -9 4 £414 +9.60%
Somerset - 4 £575 -
Bracknell +8 3 £550 +10.00%
Kent -3 3 £500 +5.26% 1
Taunton - 3 £563 -
Norwich - 3 £475 - 2
Norfolk - 3 £475 - 2
Leeds +8 2 £300 -45.45% 3
West Yorkshire +8 2 £300 -45.45% 3
Yorkshire +8 2 £300 -36.84% 4
East Midlands -9 2 £820 +92.94%
Dorset - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Bournemouth - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 92 (47.42%) Information Security
2 79 (40.72%) Cybersecurity
3 73 (37.63%) CISSP
4 72 (37.11%) Firewall
5 64 (32.99%) Splunk
6 60 (30.93%) SIEM
7 50 (25.77%) Linux
8 48 (24.74%) Windows
9 40 (20.62%) Management Information System
9 40 (20.62%) Unix
10 39 (20.10%) Finance
11 38 (19.59%) Intrusion Detection
12 36 (18.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 35 (18.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 31 (15.98%) TCP/IP
14 31 (15.98%) Security Operations
15 28 (14.43%) ITIL
15 28 (14.43%) CISM
15 28 (14.43%) Network Security
16 26 (13.40%) PCI DSS
16 26 (13.40%) IBM
16 26 (13.40%) Security Cleared
17 25 (12.89%) Security Monitoring
18 24 (12.37%) LAN
18 24 (12.37%) WAN
18 24 (12.37%) Penetration Testing
19 23 (11.86%) SANS
20 22 (11.34%) QRadar
21 21 (10.82%) LogRhythm
21 21 (10.82%) VMware

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 (4.12%) nginx
2 6 (3.09%) ArcGIS
3 4 (2.06%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.55%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.03%) Apache
5 2 (1.03%) IIS
5 2 (1.03%) Jetty
5 2 (1.03%) Mongrel
5 2 (1.03%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.52%) iTrent
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.52%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.22%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.09%) SaaS
3 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.55%) Akamai
5 3 (1.55%) Office 365
5 3 (1.55%) Sumo Logic
6 2 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.03%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.03%) IaaS
6 2 (1.03%) PaaS
7 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 72 (37.11%) Firewall
2 38 (19.59%) Intrusion Detection
3 31 (15.98%) TCP/IP
4 28 (14.43%) Network Security
5 24 (12.37%) LAN
5 24 (12.37%) WAN
6 20 (10.31%) VPN
7 16 (8.25%) VoIP
8 7 (3.61%) Internet
9 6 (3.09%) HTTP
9 6 (3.09%) Wireless
10 5 (2.58%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (2.06%) DHCP
11 4 (2.06%) SSL
11 4 (2.06%) TACACS
12 3 (1.55%) DMZ
13 2 (1.03%) DNS
13 2 (1.03%) FTP
13 2 (1.03%) ICMP
13 2 (1.03%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.15%) Redis
2 8 (4.12%) Big Data
3 6 (3.09%) Apache Hive
3 6 (3.09%) GIS
3 6 (3.09%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.55%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.55%) MySQL
4 3 (1.55%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (4.12%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.09%) Maven
2 6 (3.09%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.03%) AppScan
3 2 (1.03%) Pylint
3 2 (1.03%) Travis CI
General
1 39 (20.10%) Finance
2 17 (8.76%) Banking
3 9 (4.64%) Retail
4 7 (3.61%) Legal
5 4 (2.06%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.55%) International Banking
7 2 (1.03%) Electronics
7 2 (1.03%) Law
7 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.03%) Marketing
8 1 (0.52%) Automotive
8 1 (0.52%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.52%) French Language
8 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (35.05%) Analyst
2 60 (30.93%) Security Analyst
3 41 (21.13%) Consultant
4 26 (13.40%) Security Consultant
5 19 (9.79%) Security Engineer
6 17 (8.76%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 14 (7.22%) Security Specialist
8 12 (6.19%) Security Manager
8 12 (6.19%) Splunk Engineer
9 11 (5.67%) Business Analyst
10 10 (5.15%) Architect
10 10 (5.15%) IT Analyst
10 10 (5.15%) IT Security Analyst
10 10 (5.15%) SOC Analyst
11 9 (4.64%) Incident Analyst
11 9 (4.64%) IT Engineer
11 9 (4.64%) IT Security Engineer
11 9 (4.64%) Security Incident Analyst
12 8 (4.12%) Security Architect
12 8 (4.12%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.76%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (3.09%) SailPoint
3 5 (2.58%) RESTful
3 5 (2.58%) Web Services
4 4 (2.06%) .NET
4 4 (2.06%) OAuth
4 4 (2.06%) OpenID
4 4 (2.06%) SAML
5 2 (1.03%) J2EE
5 2 (1.03%) Middleware
5 2 (1.03%) Servlets
5 2 (1.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (20.62%) Management Information System
2 17 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.22%) Cyber Attack
3 14 (7.22%) Data Centre
4 12 (6.19%) Security Operations Centre
5 10 (5.15%) Computer Science
6 8 (4.12%) Cyberthreat
7 7 (3.61%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (3.09%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (3.09%) PKI
9 4 (2.06%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (1.03%) Fintech
10 2 (1.03%) PMI
11 1 (0.52%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.52%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 1 (0.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.52%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 50 (25.77%) Linux
2 48 (24.74%) Windows
3 40 (20.62%) Unix
4 9 (4.64%) CentOS
5 3 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.03%) AIX
6 2 (1.03%) Solaris
6 2 (1.03%) SUSE
6 2 (1.03%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.52%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (47.42%) Information Security
2 79 (40.72%) Cybersecurity
3 60 (30.93%) SIEM
4 35 (18.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 31 (15.98%) Security Operations
6 28 (14.43%) ITIL
7 25 (12.89%) Security Monitoring
8 24 (12.37%) Penetration Testing
9 19 (9.79%) Ethical Hacking
9 19 (9.79%) Kalman Filter
9 19 (9.79%) Network Monitoring
9 19 (9.79%) Patch Management
10 18 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (9.28%) Incident Management
11 17 (8.76%) Analytics
11 17 (8.76%) Risk Management
11 17 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (8.25%) Disaster Recovery
13 15 (7.73%) Data Loss Prevention
14 14 (7.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.15%) Python
2 6 (3.09%) Dart
3 5 (2.58%) SQL
4 3 (1.55%) Java
5 2 (1.03%) PHP
5 2 (1.03%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.52%) C#
6 1 (0.52%) C++
6 1 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 73 (37.63%) CISSP
2 28 (14.43%) CISM
3 26 (13.40%) Security Cleared
4 23 (11.86%) SANS
5 18 (9.28%) Degree
5 18 (9.28%) SC Cleared
6 16 (8.25%) SSCP
7 12 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (5.67%) CCIE
8 11 (5.67%) CCNA
8 11 (5.67%) CISA
9 9 (4.64%) CEH
10 8 (4.12%) GCIA
10 8 (4.12%) GCIH
11 7 (3.61%) GIAC
12 6 (3.09%) CESG Certified Professional
12 6 (3.09%) CLAS
12 6 (3.09%) CRISC
13 4 (2.06%) DV Cleared
13 4 (2.06%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (18.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (13.40%) PCI DSS
3 10 (5.15%) COBIT
4 9 (4.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (3.09%) GDPR
5 6 (3.09%) JSP 440
5 6 (3.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (2.06%) GPG13
7 2 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (1.03%) Data Quality
7 2 (1.03%) HIPAA
7 2 (1.03%) SLA
8 1 (0.52%) COSO
8 1 (0.52%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.52%) QA
8 1 (0.52%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 17 (8.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.15%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (3.61%) Docker
4 6 (3.09%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.55%) Firmware
6 2 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.03%) Xen
7 1 (0.52%) Snort
7 1 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (11.34%) QRadar
2 15 (7.73%) Nessus
3 10 (5.15%) Kibana
3 10 (5.15%) logstash
3 10 (5.15%) SCCM
4 8 (4.12%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (3.09%) Ansible
5 6 (3.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 5 (2.58%) CSIRT
7 4 (2.06%) RSA enVision
8 3 (1.55%) Puppet
9 2 (1.03%) IBM BigFix
10 1 (0.52%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.52%) Nexpose
10 1 (0.52%) OfficeScan
10 1 (0.52%) PowerBroker
10 1 (0.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (32.99%) Splunk
2 26 (13.40%) IBM
3 21 (10.82%) LogRhythm
3 21 (10.82%) VMware
4 20 (10.31%) ArcSight
5 19 (9.79%) Microsoft
6 18 (9.28%) Qualys
7 16 (8.25%) Apple
8 12 (6.19%) Cisco
8 12 (6.19%) McAfee
8 12 (6.19%) Rapid7
9 8 (4.12%) Red Hat
10 7 (3.61%) CyberArk
10 7 (3.61%) Intel
11 6 (3.09%) Cloudera
11 6 (3.09%) ESRI
11 6 (3.09%) Symantec
12 5 (2.58%) Imperva
12 5 (2.58%) Sourcefire
13 4 (2.06%) Tufin
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £200 to £450 per annum Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £375.00 - £485.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago