Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Vulnerability Scanning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Vulnerability Scanning over the 6 months to 20 July 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 Scanning
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 741 751 784
Rank change year-on-year +10 +33 +52
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning 160 100 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 58 86
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £327 £323 £369
90th Percentile £650 £606 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
UK median hourly rate £28.75 £28.27 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.72% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £28.27 -
% change year-on-year +1.72% - -

Vulnerability Scanning 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 89,317 80,919 92,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.73% 84.94% 84.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,921 52,955 61,108
UK median daily rate £450 £449 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.33% +5.53% +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 2,460 2,122 2,286
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +12.54%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.03 £52.49 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% - +16.01%

Vulnerability Scanning
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Vulnerability Scanning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Vulnerability Scanning in the UK

Vulnerability Scanning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning.

Contractor daily rate trend for Vulnerability Scanning in the UK

Vulnerability Scanning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Vulnerability Scanning in the UK

Vulnerability Scanning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Vulnerability Scanning in the UK

Vulnerability Scanning
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning within the UK over the 6 months to 20 July 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 +26 150 £500 +11.11% 52
London -2 85 £510 +11.48% 29
UK excluding London -18 75 £475 +5.56% 24
North of England -23 24 £525 +13.51% 9
South East -17 19 £475 - 3
North West -14 15 £600 +84.62% 5
East of England +8 11 £475 -3.06% 7
Yorkshire -23 9 £500 +5.26% 4
Midlands -9 8 £388 +19.23% 3
West Midlands -22 8 £388 +19.23% 2
Scotland -39 6 £325 -
South West +7 5 £500 -2.44% 1
Wales - 3 £425 -

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning 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 Scanning.

1 77 (48.13%) SIEM
2 72 (45.00%) Firewall
3 59 (36.88%) Cybersecurity
4 51 (31.88%) Information Security
5 48 (30.00%) Linux
6 41 (25.63%) Penetration Testing
7 37 (23.13%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (22.50%) Cisco
9 34 (21.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 33 (20.63%) Windows
11 32 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
12 31 (19.38%) CISSP
12 31 (19.38%) Finance
13 29 (18.13%) Vulnerability Management
14 28 (17.50%) Network Security
15 27 (16.88%) Qualys
15 27 (16.88%) Nessus
16 24 (15.00%) Microsoft
17 23 (14.38%) Change Control
17 23 (14.38%) Security Operations
18 22 (13.75%) Data Centre
18 22 (13.75%) Open Source
19 21 (13.13%) Windows Server
19 21 (13.13%) LAN
19 21 (13.13%) Load Balancing
20 20 (12.50%) WAN
20 20 (12.50%) Identity Management
20 20 (12.50%) Security Testing
21 19 (11.88%) Security Cleared
21 19 (11.88%) Analytics

Vulnerability Scanning
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 13 (8.13%) Elasticsearch
1 13 (8.13%) IIS
2 10 (6.25%) Confluence
3 6 (3.75%) WordPress
4 5 (3.13%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.50%) ExpressionEngine
6 3 (1.88%) Apache
6 3 (1.88%) nginx
7 2 (1.25%) CMS
7 2 (1.25%) Drupal
7 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.25%) MODX
7 2 (1.25%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 32 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (11.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 19 (11.88%) AWS CloudTrail
3 18 (11.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 10 (6.25%) GitHub
5 8 (5.00%) npm
6 4 (2.50%) Akamai
6 4 (2.50%) IaaS
6 4 (2.50%) PaaS
6 4 (2.50%) Rackspace Cloud
7 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (1.88%) Office 365
7 3 (1.88%) SaaS
8 2 (1.25%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (1.25%) Google Analytics
8 2 (1.25%) Google Tag Manager
8 2 (1.25%) Mailgun
9 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.63%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.63%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 72 (45.00%) Firewall
2 28 (17.50%) Network Security
3 21 (13.13%) LAN
4 20 (12.50%) WAN
5 17 (10.63%) DNS
6 16 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 14 (8.75%) SAN
7 14 (8.75%) TCP/IP
7 14 (8.75%) VPN
8 13 (8.13%) DHCP
9 12 (7.50%) IPsec
9 12 (7.50%) NAS
9 12 (7.50%) Wireless
10 9 (5.63%) VLAN
11 8 (5.00%) BGP
12 7 (4.38%) EIGRP
12 7 (4.38%) FTP
12 7 (4.38%) HSRP
12 7 (4.38%) OSPF
12 7 (4.38%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.63%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.75%) Big Data
3 13 (8.13%) Data Mining
4 7 (4.38%) MySQL
5 3 (1.88%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.63%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (8.13%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.38%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.75%) JIRA
4 5 (3.13%) SonarQube
4 5 (3.13%) Subversion
5 4 (2.50%) git-flow
5 4 (2.50%) GoCD
6 1 (0.63%) AppScan
6 1 (0.63%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.63%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.63%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.63%) Selenium
6 1 (0.63%) sqlmap
General
1 31 (19.38%) Finance
2 14 (8.75%) Legal
3 11 (6.88%) Banking
4 8 (5.00%) Back Office
5 3 (1.88%) Retail
6 2 (1.25%) French Language
6 2 (1.25%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 45 (28.13%) Architect
2 30 (18.75%) Security Architect
3 19 (11.88%) Consultant
4 18 (11.25%) Security Engineer
5 16 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (9.38%) Analyst
7 14 (8.75%) Security Consultant
8 12 (7.50%) Security Analyst
8 12 (7.50%) Security Manager
9 11 (6.88%) Network Engineer
9 11 (6.88%) Technical Architect
10 10 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Architect
11 9 (5.63%) Project Manager
12 7 (4.38%) Firewall Engineer
12 7 (4.38%) Security Specialist
13 6 (3.75%) Information Manager
13 6 (3.75%) Information Security Manager
13 6 (3.75%) Security Project Manager
14 5 (3.13%) AWS Architect
14 5 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.13%) Middleware
2 8 (5.00%) Node.js
3 7 (4.38%) HTML
3 7 (4.38%) SAML
4 6 (3.75%) 802.1X
4 6 (3.75%) CSS
4 6 (3.75%) LAMP
4 6 (3.75%) LDAP
4 6 (3.75%) OAuth
4 6 (3.75%) OAuth2
4 6 (3.75%) RESTful
5 4 (2.50%) CSS3
5 4 (2.50%) HTML5
5 4 (2.50%) Laravel
5 4 (2.50%) Vue.js
6 2 (1.25%) .NET
6 2 (1.25%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.63%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.75%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (7.50%) Clustering
4 11 (6.88%) PKI
5 9 (5.63%) Management Information System
6 8 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre
7 6 (3.75%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (3.13%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (3.13%) Fintech
9 4 (2.50%) PMI
10 2 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (1.25%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.25%) Reference Data
10 2 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.63%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.63%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 1 (0.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 48 (30.00%) Linux
2 33 (20.63%) Windows
3 21 (13.13%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.38%) Unix
5 5 (3.13%) Check Point GAiA
6 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.25%) CentOS
7 2 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.63%) Android
8 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (48.13%) SIEM
2 59 (36.88%) Cybersecurity
3 51 (31.88%) Information Security
4 41 (25.63%) Penetration Testing
5 29 (18.13%) Vulnerability Management
6 23 (14.38%) Change Control
6 23 (14.38%) Security Operations
7 22 (13.75%) Open Source
8 21 (13.13%) Load Balancing
9 20 (12.50%) Identity Management
9 20 (12.50%) Security Testing
10 19 (11.88%) Analytics
10 19 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (10.63%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (10.63%) Project Management
12 16 (10.00%) Data Loss Prevention
13 15 (9.38%) Business Analysis
13 15 (9.38%) Change Management
13 15 (9.38%) Release Management
13 15 (9.38%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.50%) Java
2 11 (6.88%) Python
3 7 (4.38%) C#
3 7 (4.38%) JavaScript
3 7 (4.38%) SQL
4 6 (3.75%) Apex Code
4 6 (3.75%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.75%) PyPy
5 5 (3.13%) Bash Shell
5 5 (3.13%) Perl
6 3 (1.88%) PHP
7 2 (1.25%) C
7 2 (1.25%) C++
8 1 (0.63%) Ruby
8 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (23.13%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (19.38%) CISSP
3 19 (11.88%) CISM
3 19 (11.88%) Security Cleared
4 17 (10.63%) SC Cleared
5 15 (9.38%) CCNA
6 13 (8.13%) CCNP
7 11 (6.88%) CISA
8 10 (6.25%) CEH
9 8 (5.00%) CCIE
10 7 (4.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 7 (4.38%) GIAC
10 7 (4.38%) SANS
11 6 (3.75%) CompTIA Security+
11 6 (3.75%) Degree
12 5 (3.13%) CCENT
12 5 (3.13%) CCSA
12 5 (3.13%) JNCIA
12 5 (3.13%) OSCP
12 5 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (21.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (5.63%) PCI DSS
3 7 (4.38%) GDPR
4 4 (2.50%) COBIT
4 4 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (2.50%) NIST 800
5 2 (1.25%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (1.25%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.25%) SLA
6 1 (0.63%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.63%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.63%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.63%) QA
6 1 (0.63%) SAS 70
System Software
1 19 (11.88%) Active Directory
2 17 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.13%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.25%) Postfix
5 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.63%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 27 (16.88%) Nessus
2 12 (7.50%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (4.38%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.13%) Cacti
5 4 (2.50%) Puppet
6 3 (1.88%) QRadar
7 2 (1.25%) Ansible
7 2 (1.25%) Fail2ban
7 2 (1.25%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.25%) Nmap
7 2 (1.25%) OSSEC
7 2 (1.25%) SCCM
8 1 (0.63%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.63%) RSA enVision
8 1 (0.63%) Terraform
8 1 (0.63%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.63%) WMI
8 1 (0.63%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 36 (22.50%) Cisco
2 27 (16.88%) Qualys
3 24 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 18 (11.25%) Citrix
4 18 (11.25%) Splunk
5 17 (10.63%) VMware
6 15 (9.38%) CheckPoint
7 13 (8.13%) Palo Alto
8 12 (7.50%) AlienVault
8 12 (7.50%) McAfee
9 11 (6.88%) CyberArk
10 9 (5.63%) Juniper
11 7 (4.38%) SolarWinds
12 6 (3.75%) ArcSight
12 6 (3.75%) Darktrace
12 6 (3.75%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (3.13%) Aruba
13 5 (3.13%) Dell
13 5 (3.13%) HP
13 5 (3.13%) Sophos