Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 679 720 781
Rank change year-on-year +41 +61 +8
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning 177 133 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.14% 0.079%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.16% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 91 62
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -15.00%
10th Percentile £349 £285 £331
90th Percentile £675 £550 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £450 £423
% change year-on-year -2.20% +6.51% -23.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 84,690 81,227 89,293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.82% 82.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,719 53,809 57,908
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,968 2,254 2,719
UK median hourly rate £23.44 £24.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +4.26% +17.50%
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +24.22%

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 19 January 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 12 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 19 January 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 +40 173 £500 +11.11% 33
London +16 92 £525 +23.53% 18
UK excluding London -4 82 £440 -2.20% 17
North of England +44 29 £475 +11.76% 4
South East -21 29 £440 -2.22% 2
North West +9 17 £375 -21.05% 3
Yorkshire +16 12 £475 +15.15% 1
East of England -13 12 £525 -4.55% 2
South West +1 6 £380 -26.75% 3
West Midlands +6 3 £475 +5.56% 2
Midlands +5 3 £475 +13.10% 4
Scotland - 3 £325 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning 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 Scanning.

1 95 (53.67%) Information Security
2 86 (48.59%) Firewall
3 73 (41.24%) SIEM
4 68 (38.42%) Penetration Testing
5 60 (33.90%) CISSP
5 60 (33.90%) Cybersecurity
6 55 (31.07%) Linux
7 53 (29.94%) CISM
8 46 (25.99%) Windows
9 45 (25.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 45 (25.42%) Network Security
10 44 (24.86%) Vulnerability Management
11 42 (23.73%) PCI DSS
12 41 (23.16%) Security Operations
12 41 (23.16%) Cisco
13 38 (21.47%) Finance
14 35 (19.77%) Nessus
15 34 (19.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 32 (18.08%) Qualys
17 30 (16.95%) Amazon AWS
18 29 (16.38%) DevOps
19 28 (15.82%) Intrusion Detection
19 28 (15.82%) CheckPoint
20 25 (14.12%) Citrix
21 24 (13.56%) SSL
21 24 (13.56%) Microsoft
21 24 (13.56%) DNS
22 23 (12.99%) DHCP
22 23 (12.99%) Change Management
22 23 (12.99%) Security Architecture

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 5 (2.82%) Apache
1 5 (2.82%) IIS
1 5 (2.82%) nginx
2 4 (2.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (2.26%) Drupal
2 4 (2.26%) WordPress
3 1 (0.56%) Confluence
3 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 30 (16.95%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (12.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (2.82%) Amazon S3
3 5 (2.82%) Office 365
3 5 (2.82%) PaaS
3 5 (2.82%) Route 53
3 5 (2.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (1.69%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.13%) Akamai
5 2 (1.13%) SaaS
6 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (48.59%) Firewall
2 45 (25.42%) Network Security
3 28 (15.82%) Intrusion Detection
4 24 (13.56%) DNS
4 24 (13.56%) SSL
5 23 (12.99%) DHCP
6 21 (11.86%) TCP/IP
7 20 (11.30%) Internet
8 19 (10.73%) VPN
8 19 (10.73%) Wireless
9 17 (9.60%) NetScaler
9 17 (9.60%) SAN
10 15 (8.47%) LAN
10 15 (8.47%) WAN
11 14 (7.91%) NAS
12 8 (4.52%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (3.95%) FTP
13 7 (3.95%) MPLS
14 6 (3.39%) BGP
14 6 (3.39%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.52%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (2.82%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.69%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.69%) Power BI
5 2 (1.13%) MySQL
5 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (3.95%) Burp Suite
2 6 (3.39%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.39%) Metasploit
3 5 (2.82%) Subversion
4 2 (1.13%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.13%) Selenium
5 1 (0.56%) AppScan
5 1 (0.56%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.56%) JIRA
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.56%) Paros
5 1 (0.56%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.56%) WebScarab
General
1 38 (21.47%) Finance
2 16 (9.04%) Legal
3 12 (6.78%) Banking
4 5 (2.82%) International Banking
5 4 (2.26%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.13%) Retail
7 1 (0.56%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.56%) French Language
Job Titles
1 39 (22.03%) Analyst
2 30 (16.95%) Security Analyst
3 26 (14.69%) Network Engineer
4 25 (14.12%) Security Engineer
5 21 (11.86%) Consultant
6 18 (10.17%) Security Consultant
7 16 (9.04%) Security Specialist
8 12 (6.78%) IT Analyst
8 12 (6.78%) IT Security Analyst
9 10 (5.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
11 8 (4.52%) Architect
11 8 (4.52%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 8 (4.52%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (3.95%) Security Manager
13 6 (3.39%) Cybersecurity Engineer
13 6 (3.39%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
13 6 (3.39%) Security Architect
14 5 (2.82%) AWS Architect
14 5 (2.82%) Splunk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.34%) Regular Expression
2 7 (3.95%) .NET
3 6 (3.39%) 802.1X
3 6 (3.39%) Web Services
4 4 (2.26%) Middleware
5 2 (1.13%) OAuth
5 2 (1.13%) SAML
5 2 (1.13%) XML
6 1 (0.56%) CGI
6 1 (0.56%) HTML
6 1 (0.56%) JSON
6 1 (0.56%) OpenID
6 1 (0.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.43%) Management Information System
2 14 (7.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (5.08%) Cyberthreat
4 8 (4.52%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.95%) Data Protection Act
5 7 (3.95%) PKI
6 6 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.39%) Cyberattack
7 5 (2.82%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.82%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.69%) Clustering
9 2 (1.13%) CESG
9 2 (1.13%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (1.13%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.13%) CMDB
9 2 (1.13%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.13%) Fintech
9 2 (1.13%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.13%) SCADA
9 2 (1.13%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 55 (31.07%) Linux
2 46 (25.99%) Windows
3 20 (11.30%) CentOS
4 18 (10.17%) Windows Server
5 17 (9.60%) Unix
6 12 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.82%) Kali Linux
8 3 (1.69%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.13%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.13%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.13%) Solaris
9 2 (1.13%) VMS
10 1 (0.56%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (53.67%) Information Security
2 73 (41.24%) SIEM
3 68 (38.42%) Penetration Testing
4 60 (33.90%) Cybersecurity
5 44 (24.86%) Vulnerability Management
6 41 (23.16%) Security Operations
7 34 (19.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 29 (16.38%) DevOps
9 23 (12.99%) Change Management
9 23 (12.99%) Security Architecture
10 21 (11.86%) Security Management
11 20 (11.30%) ITIL
12 19 (10.73%) Data Protection
12 19 (10.73%) Load Balancing
13 17 (9.60%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (9.60%) Data Loss Prevention
13 17 (9.60%) Kalman Filter
14 15 (8.47%) OWASP
14 15 (8.47%) Security Testing
15 14 (7.91%) Email Filtering
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.91%) Python
2 13 (7.34%) Bash Shell
3 10 (5.65%) PowerShell
4 9 (5.08%) Ruby
4 9 (5.08%) SQL
5 4 (2.26%) C
5 4 (2.26%) Java
6 3 (1.69%) C#
6 3 (1.69%) C++
7 2 (1.13%) PHP
7 2 (1.13%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 60 (33.90%) CISSP
2 53 (29.94%) CISM
3 22 (12.43%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (10.17%) CISA
5 17 (9.60%) CEH
5 17 (9.60%) Degree
6 11 (6.21%) SANS
7 10 (5.65%) CCNP
7 10 (5.65%) Security Cleared
8 9 (5.08%) SC Cleared
9 8 (4.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 7 (3.95%) CCIE
10 7 (3.95%) CCSP
10 7 (3.95%) OSCP
11 6 (3.39%) CCNA
11 6 (3.39%) GCIA
12 5 (2.82%) GCIH
13 4 (2.26%) CCSE
13 4 (2.26%) CISMP
13 4 (2.26%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (25.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (23.73%) PCI DSS
3 17 (9.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 11 (6.21%) GDPR
5 7 (3.95%) COBIT
6 4 (2.26%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (1.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (1.13%) RMADS
9 1 (0.56%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.56%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.56%) NIST 800
System Software
1 20 (11.30%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.39%) ProxySG
4 5 (2.82%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.69%) Snort
5 3 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.56%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.56%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (19.77%) Nessus
2 17 (9.60%) Terraform
3 12 (6.78%) Packer
4 9 (5.08%) Ansible
4 9 (5.08%) OSSEC
5 8 (4.52%) Nexpose
5 8 (4.52%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (3.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (3.39%) Nmap
7 5 (2.82%) EnCase
7 5 (2.82%) Puppet
7 5 (2.82%) SCCM
8 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (2.26%) SCOM
9 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (1.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (1.13%) QRadar
11 1 (0.56%) Cacti
11 1 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.56%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 41 (23.16%) Cisco
2 32 (18.08%) Qualys
3 28 (15.82%) CheckPoint
4 25 (14.12%) Citrix
5 24 (13.56%) Microsoft
6 22 (12.43%) McAfee
6 22 (12.43%) Splunk
7 18 (10.17%) Extreme Networks
8 17 (9.60%) Juniper
9 15 (8.47%) Dell
9 15 (8.47%) Palo Alto
10 14 (7.91%) Blue Coat
10 14 (7.91%) Sourcefire
10 14 (7.91%) Symantec
11 13 (7.34%) VMware
12 11 (6.21%) ArcSight
13 10 (5.65%) Intel
14 9 (5.08%) Trend Micro
14 9 (5.08%) Tripwire
15 8 (4.52%) SolarWinds