Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 580 660 562
Rank change year-on-year +80 -98 +100
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 312 209 368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.22% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.26% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 139 210
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £369 £325 £350
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +290.63% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 -

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 88,232 81,747 92,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.21% 85.51% 84.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,227 53,555 61,062
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,384 2,072 2,297
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.47 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.17% +3.02% +9.20%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.43 £11.30
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -18.37% - +12.23%

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 15 August 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 15 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 15 August 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 +46 274 £498 +10.56% 81
UK excluding London +29 162 £450 +5.88% 48
London +23 141 £517 +8.84% 37
North of England -17 32 £450 +5.88% 19
South East -24 27 £500 +2.56% 8
South West -3 25 £389 -22.25% 4
East of England -6 25 £500 +11.11% 8
North West -9 25 £450 +5.88% 5
Midlands -8 20 £388 +3.33% 5
Wales -1 16 £559 -
Scotland -34 15 £438 +5.42% 4
West Midlands -20 11 £388 +3.33% 3
East Midlands +9 9 - - 2
Yorkshire -13 7 £470 -34.04% 13
Northern Ireland +37 2 - -

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Vulnerability Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Vulnerability Management.

1 137 (43.91%) SIEM
2 120 (38.46%) Firewall
3 109 (34.94%) Information Security
4 90 (28.85%) Cybersecurity
5 88 (28.21%) CISSP
6 79 (25.32%) Security Operations
7 77 (24.68%) Finance
8 67 (21.47%) Windows
8 67 (21.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 56 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
9 56 (17.95%) Threat Intelligence
10 46 (14.74%) Risk Management
11 43 (13.78%) Management Information System
11 43 (13.78%) CISM
11 43 (13.78%) ITIL
11 43 (13.78%) Microsoft Azure
12 41 (13.14%) Agile Software Development
13 39 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
14 34 (10.90%) Microsoft
14 34 (10.90%) Security Architecture
14 34 (10.90%) Degree
15 32 (10.26%) PCI DSS
15 32 (10.26%) SDLC
16 31 (9.94%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 31 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
17 30 (9.62%) PKI
17 30 (9.62%) Incident Management
18 29 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
18 29 (9.29%) Cisco Certification
18 29 (9.29%) Active Directory

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 (1.92%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (1.60%) IIS
3 3 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (0.96%) K2 blackpearl
3 3 (0.96%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 56 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (13.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
3 13 (4.17%) Serverless
4 11 (3.53%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (3.53%) Office 365
5 6 (1.92%) PaaS
6 5 (1.60%) SaaS
7 4 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.96%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.96%) AWS CloudTrail
8 3 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.96%) IaaS
8 3 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.64%) Akamai
9 2 (0.64%) Route 53
10 1 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.32%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 120 (38.46%) Firewall
2 28 (8.97%) Intrusion Detection
3 26 (8.33%) Network Security
4 19 (6.09%) TCP/IP
5 14 (4.49%) Internet
6 13 (4.17%) SSL
7 12 (3.85%) DNS
8 9 (2.88%) DMZ
8 9 (2.88%) VPN
9 8 (2.56%) DHCP
9 8 (2.56%) LAN
9 8 (2.56%) WAN
10 7 (2.24%) IPsec
10 7 (2.24%) Wireless
11 5 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (1.28%) SMS
12 4 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.96%) Kerberos
13 3 (0.96%) Reverse Proxy
13 3 (0.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.28%) Maltego
3 3 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon Athena
5 1 (0.32%) Big Data
5 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.32%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.32%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
General
1 77 (24.68%) Finance
2 15 (4.81%) Retail
3 14 (4.49%) Banking
4 12 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.28%) Law
6 2 (0.64%) Legal
7 1 (0.32%) Advertising
7 1 (0.32%) Automotive
7 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 78 (25.00%) Analyst
2 69 (22.12%) Security Analyst
3 41 (13.14%) Architect
4 36 (11.54%) Security Manager
5 33 (10.58%) Security Architect
5 33 (10.58%) Security Engineer
6 25 (8.01%) Consultant
7 21 (6.73%) Operations Analyst
7 21 (6.73%) Security Consultant
7 21 (6.73%) Security Operations Analyst
8 17 (5.45%) Project Manager
9 16 (5.13%) Information Manager
10 15 (4.81%) IT Analyst
11 14 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
11 14 (4.49%) Information Security Manager
11 14 (4.49%) IT Security Analyst
11 14 (4.49%) Technical Leader
12 13 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
12 13 (4.17%) Security Project Manager
13 11 (3.53%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.13%) Web Services
2 7 (2.24%) .NET
3 4 (1.28%) Middleware
3 4 (1.28%) SAML
4 3 (0.96%) AngularJS
4 3 (0.96%) jQuery
4 3 (0.96%) React
4 3 (0.96%) REST
4 3 (0.96%) Spring
5 2 (0.64%) OAuth
5 2 (0.64%) SOAP
5 2 (0.64%) WSH
6 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.32%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.32%) Apache Avro
6 1 (0.32%) Apache Thrift
6 1 (0.32%) LAMP
6 1 (0.32%) Protocol Buffers
6 1 (0.32%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 43 (13.78%) Management Information System
2 31 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (9.62%) PKI
4 23 (7.37%) Computer Science
4 23 (7.37%) Data Centre
5 19 (6.09%) Cyberthreat
6 15 (4.81%) Security Operations Centre
7 14 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.88%) Public Cloud
9 8 (2.56%) Cloud Native
9 8 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (1.92%) Cyber Defence
10 6 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.60%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.60%) Fintech
12 4 (1.28%) Cyberattack
12 4 (1.28%) Online Banking
13 3 (0.96%) Cybercrime
13 3 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
14 2 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 67 (21.47%) Windows
2 26 (8.33%) Linux
2 26 (8.33%) Unix
2 26 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 13 (4.17%) Windows 10
4 11 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.28%) Kali Linux
5 4 (1.28%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.96%) Android
6 3 (0.96%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.32%) CentOS
8 1 (0.32%) HPUX
8 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (43.91%) SIEM
2 109 (34.94%) Information Security
3 90 (28.85%) Cybersecurity
4 79 (25.32%) Security Operations
5 56 (17.95%) Threat Intelligence
6 46 (14.74%) Risk Management
7 43 (13.78%) ITIL
8 41 (13.14%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
10 34 (10.90%) Security Architecture
11 32 (10.26%) SDLC
12 31 (9.94%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 30 (9.62%) Incident Management
14 29 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
15 28 (8.97%) Microservices
15 28 (8.97%) Project Management
15 28 (8.97%) Security Monitoring
16 27 (8.65%) DevOps
17 24 (7.69%) Data Loss Prevention
18 23 (7.37%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.05%) Python
2 10 (3.21%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.56%) Bash Shell
4 7 (2.24%) Java
5 5 (1.60%) C#
6 4 (1.28%) Perl
7 3 (0.96%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.96%) SQL
8 2 (0.64%) C
8 2 (0.64%) C++
8 2 (0.64%) VBScript
9 1 (0.32%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.32%) Korn
9 1 (0.32%) Ruby
9 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 88 (28.21%) CISSP
2 43 (13.78%) CISM
3 34 (10.90%) Degree
4 29 (9.29%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (8.33%) CISA
6 19 (6.09%) Security Cleared
7 16 (5.13%) CCNA
7 16 (5.13%) CEH
7 16 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (4.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 12 (3.85%) AWS Certification
10 11 (3.53%) CRISC
11 9 (2.88%) GIAC
11 9 (2.88%) SC Cleared
12 8 (2.56%) CCSP
12 8 (2.56%) CISMP
13 6 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (1.92%) Master's Degree
14 5 (1.60%) CompTIA Security+
14 5 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (21.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (10.26%) PCI DSS
3 13 (4.17%) GDPR
4 12 (3.85%) HIPAA
5 10 (3.21%) COBIT
6 5 (1.60%) ISAE 3402
6 5 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.96%) QA
8 2 (0.64%) PSD2
9 1 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (9.29%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.21%) Firmware
4 8 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (2.24%) XenApp
6 3 (0.96%) vSphere
7 2 (0.64%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.64%) Snort
7 2 (0.64%) Squid
7 2 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.32%) Docker
8 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.32%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.32%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (6.09%) Nessus
2 13 (4.17%) SCCM
3 11 (3.53%) Terraform
4 9 (2.88%) Ansible
4 9 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (2.88%) QRadar
5 8 (2.56%) Puppet
5 8 (2.56%) Salt
6 7 (2.24%) CASB
7 4 (1.28%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.96%) PowerBroker
9 2 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.64%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.64%) Nmap
9 2 (0.64%) OSSEC
10 1 (0.32%) WSUS
10 1 (0.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 34 (10.90%) Microsoft
2 25 (8.01%) Qualys
3 21 (6.73%) McAfee
4 20 (6.41%) Cisco
4 20 (6.41%) Splunk
5 18 (5.77%) CyberArk
6 15 (4.81%) VMware
7 13 (4.17%) CheckPoint
7 13 (4.17%) Citrix
8 12 (3.85%) ForeScout
9 11 (3.53%) ArcSight
10 8 (2.56%) Interwoven
10 8 (2.56%) SolarWinds
11 7 (2.24%) AlienVault
12 6 (1.92%) HP
13 5 (1.60%) BeyondTrust
13 5 (1.60%) Palo Alto
13 5 (1.60%) ServiceNow
14 4 (1.28%) Aruba
14 4 (1.28%) Red Hat