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 29 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 515 457 525
Rank change year-on-year -58 +68  
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 99 194 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.36% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.43% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 110 78
Median daily rate £461 £461 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £357 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £631 £613 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £430 £450
% change year-on-year +10.46% -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 39787 44801 45267
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.41% 80.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 99353 111983 101262
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 £305 £283 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3077 2943 3102
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.78 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

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 3 months to 29 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 9 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 29 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 -62 90 £475 +4.39% 34
UK excluding London -15 52 £475 +10.46% 17
London -8 44 £450 -16.85% 18
South West +5 17 £500 +33.33%
South East -27 13 £505 +12.22% 5
Scotland +29 8 £415 -22.79% 1
East of England -12 7 £475 +18.75% 4
North of England +32 6 £460 -3.15% 7
Midlands +10 3 £598 +40.58%

For the 6 months to 29 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 93 (47.21%) Information Security
2 81 (41.12%) Cybersecurity
3 75 (38.07%) CISSP
4 73 (37.06%) Firewall
5 63 (31.98%) Splunk
6 61 (30.96%) SIEM
7 50 (25.38%) Linux
8 48 (24.37%) Windows
9 42 (21.32%) Finance
10 40 (20.30%) Management Information System
10 40 (20.30%) Unix
11 38 (19.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 37 (18.78%) Intrusion Detection
13 34 (17.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 31 (15.74%) TCP/IP
15 30 (15.23%) CISM
15 30 (15.23%) Security Operations
16 29 (14.72%) Network Security
17 28 (14.21%) ITIL
18 27 (13.71%) PCI DSS
18 27 (13.71%) Security Cleared
19 26 (13.20%) IBM
19 26 (13.20%) Penetration Testing
20 25 (12.69%) Security Monitoring
21 24 (12.18%) LAN
21 24 (12.18%) WAN
21 24 (12.18%) VMware
22 23 (11.68%) SANS
23 21 (10.66%) QRadar
23 21 (10.66%) LogRhythm

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 (4.06%) nginx
2 6 (3.05%) ArcGIS
3 4 (2.03%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.52%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.02%) Apache
5 2 (1.02%) IIS
5 2 (1.02%) Jetty
5 2 (1.02%) Mongrel
5 2 (1.02%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.51%) iTrent
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.51%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.11%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.05%) SaaS
3 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.03%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.03%) IaaS
5 3 (1.52%) Akamai
5 3 (1.52%) Office 365
5 3 (1.52%) Sumo Logic
6 2 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.02%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.02%) PaaS
7 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 73 (37.06%) Firewall
2 37 (18.78%) Intrusion Detection
3 31 (15.74%) TCP/IP
4 29 (14.72%) Network Security
5 24 (12.18%) LAN
5 24 (12.18%) WAN
6 20 (10.15%) VPN
7 16 (8.12%) VoIP
8 7 (3.55%) Internet
9 6 (3.05%) HTTP
9 6 (3.05%) Wireless
10 5 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (2.03%) DHCP
11 4 (2.03%) SSL
11 4 (2.03%) TACACS
12 3 (1.52%) DMZ
13 2 (1.02%) DNS
13 2 (1.02%) FTP
13 2 (1.02%) ICMP
13 2 (1.02%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.08%) Redis
2 8 (4.06%) Big Data
3 6 (3.05%) Apache Hive
3 6 (3.05%) GIS
3 6 (3.05%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.52%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.52%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.02%) MySQL
5 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (4.06%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.05%) Maven
2 6 (3.05%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.02%) AppScan
3 2 (1.02%) Pylint
3 2 (1.02%) Travis CI
General
1 42 (21.32%) Finance
2 18 (9.14%) Banking
3 9 (4.57%) Retail
4 7 (3.55%) Legal
5 4 (2.03%) International Banking
5 4 (2.03%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.02%) Electronics
6 2 (1.02%) Law
6 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.02%) Marketing
7 1 (0.51%) Automotive
7 1 (0.51%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.51%) French Language
7 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (34.52%) Analyst
2 60 (30.46%) Security Analyst
3 40 (20.30%) Consultant
4 25 (12.69%) Security Consultant
5 19 (9.64%) Security Engineer
6 17 (8.63%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 14 (7.11%) Security Manager
7 14 (7.11%) Security Specialist
8 12 (6.09%) Splunk Engineer
9 11 (5.58%) Business Analyst
9 11 (5.58%) IT Analyst
9 11 (5.58%) IT Security Analyst
10 10 (5.08%) Architect
10 10 (5.08%) SOC Analyst
11 9 (4.57%) IT Engineer
11 9 (4.57%) IT Security Engineer
11 9 (4.57%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (4.57%) Senior Security Analyst
12 8 (4.06%) Incident Analyst
12 8 (4.06%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.63%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (2.54%) RESTful
2 5 (2.54%) SailPoint
2 5 (2.54%) Web Services
3 4 (2.03%) .NET
3 4 (2.03%) OAuth
3 4 (2.03%) OpenID
3 4 (2.03%) SAML
4 2 (1.02%) J2EE
4 2 (1.02%) Middleware
4 2 (1.02%) Servlets
4 2 (1.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (20.30%) Management Information System
2 17 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.61%) Data Centre
4 14 (7.11%) Cyber Attack
5 11 (5.58%) Security Operations Centre
6 10 (5.08%) Computer Science
7 8 (4.06%) Cyberthreat
8 7 (3.55%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (3.05%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (3.05%) PKI
10 4 (2.03%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (1.02%) Fintech
11 2 (1.02%) PMI
12 1 (0.51%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 1 (0.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.51%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.51%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 50 (25.38%) Linux
2 48 (24.37%) Windows
3 40 (20.30%) Unix
4 9 (4.57%) CentOS
5 3 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.02%) AIX
6 2 (1.02%) Solaris
6 2 (1.02%) SUSE
6 2 (1.02%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (47.21%) Information Security
2 81 (41.12%) Cybersecurity
3 61 (30.96%) SIEM
4 34 (17.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 30 (15.23%) Security Operations
6 28 (14.21%) ITIL
7 26 (13.20%) Penetration Testing
8 25 (12.69%) Security Monitoring
9 19 (9.64%) Ethical Hacking
9 19 (9.64%) Network Monitoring
9 19 (9.64%) Patch Management
10 18 (9.14%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (9.14%) Kalman Filter
10 18 (9.14%) Risk Management
11 17 (8.63%) Data Loss Prevention
11 17 (8.63%) Incident Management
11 17 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (8.12%) Analytics
12 16 (8.12%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (8.12%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.08%) Python
2 6 (3.05%) Dart
3 4 (2.03%) SQL
4 3 (1.52%) Java
5 2 (1.02%) PHP
5 2 (1.02%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.51%) C#
6 1 (0.51%) C++
6 1 (0.51%) Perl
Qualifications
1 75 (38.07%) CISSP
2 30 (15.23%) CISM
3 27 (13.71%) Security Cleared
4 23 (11.68%) SANS
5 19 (9.64%) SC Cleared
6 18 (9.14%) Degree
7 16 (8.12%) SSCP
8 12 (6.09%) CISA
8 12 (6.09%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (5.58%) CCIE
9 11 (5.58%) CCNA
10 9 (4.57%) CEH
11 8 (4.06%) GCIA
11 8 (4.06%) GCIH
12 7 (3.55%) GIAC
13 6 (3.05%) CESG Certified Professional
13 6 (3.05%) CLAS
13 6 (3.05%) CRISC
14 4 (2.03%) CompTIA Security+
14 4 (2.03%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (19.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (13.71%) PCI DSS
3 11 (5.58%) COBIT
4 9 (4.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (3.05%) JSP 440
5 6 (3.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (2.54%) GDPR
7 4 (2.03%) GPG13
8 3 (1.52%) SLA
9 2 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (1.02%) Data Quality
9 2 (1.02%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.51%) COSO
10 1 (0.51%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.51%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.51%) QA
10 1 (0.51%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 19 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (5.58%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (3.55%) Docker
4 6 (3.05%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.52%) Firmware
6 2 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.02%) Xen
7 1 (0.51%) Snort
7 1 (0.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (10.66%) QRadar
2 15 (7.61%) Nessus
3 10 (5.08%) Kibana
3 10 (5.08%) logstash
3 10 (5.08%) SCCM
4 8 (4.06%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (3.05%) Ansible
5 6 (3.05%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (2.03%) CSIRT
6 4 (2.03%) RSA enVision
7 3 (1.52%) Puppet
8 2 (1.02%) IBM BigFix
8 2 (1.02%) Nexpose
9 1 (0.51%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.51%) OfficeScan
9 1 (0.51%) PowerBroker
9 1 (0.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 63 (31.98%) Splunk
2 26 (13.20%) IBM
3 24 (12.18%) VMware
4 21 (10.66%) LogRhythm
5 19 (9.64%) ArcSight
5 19 (9.64%) Microsoft
5 19 (9.64%) Qualys
6 16 (8.12%) Apple
7 13 (6.60%) Cisco
7 13 (6.60%) Rapid7
8 12 (6.09%) McAfee
9 8 (4.06%) Red Hat
10 7 (3.55%) CyberArk
10 7 (3.55%) Intel
11 6 (3.05%) Cloudera
11 6 (3.05%) ESRI
11 6 (3.05%) Symantec
12 5 (2.54%) Imperva
12 5 (2.54%) Sourcefire
13 4 (2.03%) Tufin
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