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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 507 515 562
Rank change year-on-year +8 +47  
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 98 133 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.25% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.30% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 85 39
Median daily rate £454 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.76% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £365 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £389
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 37580 44576 42623
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.82% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 24839 29287 26403
Median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.77% +2.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1229
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +32.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +22 97 £450 +5.88% 26
London +19 39 £500 -4.76% 13
North West +34 18 £450 +5.88% 1
East of England +11 18 £265 -32.05% 2
Manchester +29 16 £450 -
Salford - 13 £450 -
South East +9 12 £458 +14.37% 4
Essex - 10 £265 -
Yorkshire +9 6 £700 +75.00% 1
City of London +1 6 £475 -4.04% 5
West Yorkshire +13 5 £500 - 1
Leeds +3 5 £500 - 1
Berkshire +27 4 £450 -26.53% 2
Hertfordshire -1 4 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 4 - -
West Midlands +13 3 £436 +34.23%
Surrey 0 3 £466 +16.56% 2
Hampshire +11 2 £451 +28.92%
Buckinghamshire -6 2 - -
South West -17 2 £750 +100.00% 4
Woking - 2 £466 -
Harrow - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 £513 - 1
Scotland +20 1 £525 +31.25%
Reading +10 1 £525 -5.61% 1
Cambridge +9 1 £450 +9.09%
Wiltshire +3 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +2 1 £450 +7.46%
Merseyside 0 1 £400 - 1
Swindon -2 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 121 (53.54%) Firewall
2 90 (39.82%) Information Security
3 86 (38.05%) CISSP
4 83 (36.73%) Cybersecurity
5 71 (31.42%) Windows
6 69 (30.53%) SIEM
7 66 (29.20%) Splunk
7 66 (29.20%) Unix
8 62 (27.43%) Linux
9 56 (24.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 53 (23.45%) TCP/IP
10 53 (23.45%) Security Operations
11 50 (22.12%) SANS
12 48 (21.24%) VMware
13 47 (20.80%) Management Information System
13 47 (20.80%) Intrusion Detection
14 46 (20.35%) Risk Management
15 45 (19.91%) Penetration Testing
16 43 (19.03%) LAN
16 43 (19.03%) WAN
17 42 (18.58%) Patch Management
18 38 (16.81%) Security Cleared
18 38 (16.81%) VMware Infrastructure
19 37 (16.37%) QRadar
20 36 (15.93%) SC Cleared
20 36 (15.93%) VoIP
20 36 (15.93%) VPN
21 35 (15.49%) Apple
22 33 (14.60%) CISM
22 33 (14.60%) SSCP

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 6 (2.65%) IBM Domino
2 3 (1.33%) Apache
3 2 (0.88%) IIS
3 2 (0.88%) Jetty
3 2 (0.88%) Mongrel
3 2 (0.88%) nginx
3 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.88%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (0.88%) MS Excel
1 2 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.44%) MS Office
2 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.96%) IaaS
2 14 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.10%) SaaS
5 6 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.77%) PaaS
7 2 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.88%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.44%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 121 (53.54%) Firewall
2 53 (23.45%) TCP/IP
3 47 (20.80%) Intrusion Detection
4 43 (19.03%) LAN
4 43 (19.03%) WAN
5 36 (15.93%) VoIP
5 36 (15.93%) VPN
6 26 (11.50%) Network Security
7 11 (4.87%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (3.98%) Wireless
9 5 (2.21%) HTTP
10 4 (1.77%) Internet
10 4 (1.77%) SSL
11 3 (1.33%) DHCP
11 3 (1.33%) TACACS
12 2 (0.88%) Cisco Wireless
12 2 (0.88%) DNS
12 2 (0.88%) FTP
12 2 (0.88%) IPsec
13 1 (0.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.87%) Redis
2 4 (1.77%) MySQL
3 3 (1.33%) Big Data
4 2 (0.88%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.88%) Travis CI
2 1 (0.44%) Metasploit
General
1 32 (14.16%) Finance
2 22 (9.73%) Retail
3 9 (3.98%) Legal
4 6 (2.65%) Banking
4 6 (2.65%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.77%) Back Office
6 3 (1.33%) Automotive
7 1 (0.44%) Electronics
7 1 (0.44%) Law
7 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (25.22%) Analyst
2 52 (23.01%) Security Analyst
3 29 (12.83%) Consultant
4 25 (11.06%) Security Manager
5 24 (10.62%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 22 (9.73%) Architect
6 22 (9.73%) Security Engineer
7 19 (8.41%) Security Architect
7 19 (8.41%) Security Consultant
8 18 (7.96%) Security Specialist
9 14 (6.19%) SOC Analyst
10 11 (4.87%) Incident Analyst
10 11 (4.87%) Technical Specialist
11 9 (3.98%) Network Engineer
11 9 (3.98%) Operational Security Manager
11 9 (3.98%) Security Operations Manager
12 8 (3.54%) IT Engineer
12 8 (3.54%) IT Security Engineer
12 8 (3.54%) Network Security Engineer
12 8 (3.54%) Splunk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (13.72%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (3.54%) Web Services
3 7 (3.10%) RESTful
4 5 (2.21%) SailPoint
5 4 (1.77%) .NET
5 4 (1.77%) SAML
6 3 (1.33%) OAuth
6 3 (1.33%) OpenID
7 2 (0.88%) J2EE
7 2 (0.88%) Servlets
7 2 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (20.80%) Management Information System
2 24 (10.62%) Security Operations Centre
3 20 (8.85%) Cyber Attack
4 18 (7.96%) Data Centre
5 10 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.42%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.98%) CMDB
7 5 (2.21%) Equities
7 5 (2.21%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.77%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.33%) Cyber Defence
9 3 (1.33%) PKI
10 2 (0.88%) CESG
10 2 (0.88%) CESG CLAS
10 2 (0.88%) Fintech
10 2 (0.88%) PMI
11 1 (0.44%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 71 (31.42%) Windows
2 66 (29.20%) Unix
3 62 (27.43%) Linux
4 4 (1.77%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.88%) CentOS
5 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (39.82%) Information Security
2 83 (36.73%) Cybersecurity
3 69 (30.53%) SIEM
4 56 (24.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 53 (23.45%) Security Operations
6 46 (20.35%) Risk Management
7 45 (19.91%) Penetration Testing
8 42 (18.58%) Patch Management
9 32 (14.16%) ITIL
10 29 (12.83%) Network Monitoring
10 29 (12.83%) Security Monitoring
11 26 (11.50%) Data Loss Prevention
12 25 (11.06%) Service Management
13 24 (10.62%) Kalman Filter
14 23 (10.18%) Case Management
15 22 (9.73%) Security Management
16 21 (9.29%) Security Architecture
17 19 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
18 18 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
18 18 (7.96%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.98%) Python
2 8 (3.54%) SQL
3 2 (0.88%) Java
3 2 (0.88%) PHP
3 2 (0.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 86 (38.05%) CISSP
2 50 (22.12%) SANS
3 38 (16.81%) Security Cleared
4 36 (15.93%) SC Cleared
5 33 (14.60%) CISM
5 33 (14.60%) SSCP
6 18 (7.96%) Degree
7 14 (6.19%) GIAC
8 12 (5.31%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (4.42%) CCNA
10 8 (3.54%) CCIE
10 8 (3.54%) CISA
11 7 (3.10%) CEH
11 7 (3.10%) CLAS
12 6 (2.65%) GCIA
12 6 (2.65%) GCIH
13 5 (2.21%) CNA
13 5 (2.21%) DV Cleared
13 5 (2.21%) Network+ Certification
13 5 (2.21%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (14.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (13.27%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.65%) COBIT
4 5 (2.21%) QA
5 4 (1.77%) GDPR
5 4 (1.77%) ISO27002
5 4 (1.77%) SLA
6 3 (1.33%) GPG13
7 2 (0.88%) BS7799
7 2 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.88%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.44%) ISO27005
8 1 (0.44%) PMO
System Software
1 38 (16.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (7.52%) VMware ESX
3 8 (3.54%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.65%) vSphere
5 2 (0.88%) Snort
5 2 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.88%) Xen
6 1 (0.44%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.44%) NFS
6 1 (0.44%) Samba
6 1 (0.44%) Squid
Systems Management
1 37 (16.37%) QRadar
2 22 (9.73%) Nessus
3 11 (4.87%) Kibana
3 11 (4.87%) logstash
4 10 (4.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 10 (4.42%) Nexpose
4 10 (4.42%) Nmap
5 7 (3.10%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (2.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 5 (2.21%) CSIRT
7 5 (2.21%) RSA enVision
8 4 (1.77%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (1.77%) SCCM
9 2 (0.88%) Puppet
10 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.44%) Nagios
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.44%) OSSEC
10 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (0.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 66 (29.20%) Splunk
2 48 (21.24%) VMware
3 35 (15.49%) Apple
4 28 (12.39%) ArcSight
5 25 (11.06%) IBM
5 25 (11.06%) Qualys
6 24 (10.62%) Intel Security
7 23 (10.18%) LogRhythm
8 19 (8.41%) Cisco
9 15 (6.64%) CheckPoint
10 12 (5.31%) CA
10 12 (5.31%) Symantec
11 11 (4.87%) Microsoft
12 10 (4.42%) HP
12 10 (4.42%) Intel
12 10 (4.42%) NetWitness
13 9 (3.98%) BMC
13 9 (3.98%) Snow
13 9 (3.98%) SolarWinds
14 8 (3.54%) Google
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