Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 762 740 721
Rank change year-on-year -22 -19 +116
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning 122 127 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 76 112
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £355 £350 £301
90th Percentile £647 £675 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £28.27 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.98% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.27 -
% change year-on-year +14.98% - -

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 88,860 85,218 90,687
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.19% 85.73% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,647 56,432 59,904
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £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 2,410 2,058 2,457
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +8.70% +4.55%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -10 117 £475 - 69
London -2 69 £538 +12.27% 29
UK excluding London -35 51 £425 -10.53% 42
Midlands +2 17 £384 - 8
West Midlands -1 17 £384 - 6
North of England -53 14 £525 +10.53% 18
North West -25 13 £538 +53.57% 12
East of England -5 11 £513 -1.44% 1
South West -11 4 £455 - 3
South East -22 3 £625 +21.95% 10
Scotland -15 2 - -
Yorkshire -35 1 £525 +10.53% 5

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 68 (55.74%) SIEM
2 54 (44.26%) Firewall
3 41 (33.61%) Cybersecurity
4 40 (32.79%) Finance
5 39 (31.97%) Linux
6 33 (27.05%) Information Security
7 31 (25.41%) CISSP
8 28 (22.95%) VPN
9 27 (22.13%) Active Directory
9 27 (22.13%) Windows
9 27 (22.13%) Vulnerability Management
10 26 (21.31%) LAN
10 26 (21.31%) WAN
11 25 (20.49%) Microsoft
11 25 (20.49%) Qualys
11 25 (20.49%) Security Cleared
11 25 (20.49%) Security Operations
12 24 (19.67%) Amazon AWS
12 24 (19.67%) Network Security
12 24 (19.67%) Penetration Testing
13 23 (18.85%) Nessus
14 22 (18.03%) Splunk
14 22 (18.03%) Analytics
15 21 (17.21%) SC Cleared
16 19 (15.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 19 (15.57%) Management Information System
17 18 (14.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 18 (14.75%) Threat Intelligence
18 17 (13.93%) Windows Server
18 17 (13.93%) Data Centre

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 11 (9.02%) IIS
2 8 (6.56%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.46%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.64%) Apache
4 2 (1.64%) CMS
4 2 (1.64%) Drupal
4 2 (1.64%) MODX
4 2 (1.64%) nginx
4 2 (1.64%) WordPress
5 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.82%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 24 (19.67%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (10.66%) IaaS
2 13 (10.66%) PaaS
3 12 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (9.84%) SaaS
3 12 (9.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 10 (8.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (6.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 8 (6.56%) AWS CloudTrail
6 3 (2.46%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.64%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (1.64%) Akamai
7 2 (1.64%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.64%) Google Tag Manager
7 2 (1.64%) Mailgun
7 2 (1.64%) npm
7 2 (1.64%) Office 365
8 1 (0.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 54 (44.26%) Firewall
2 28 (22.95%) VPN
3 26 (21.31%) LAN
3 26 (21.31%) WAN
4 24 (19.67%) Network Security
5 17 (13.93%) Wireless
6 16 (13.11%) Intrusion Detection
7 12 (9.84%) SAN
7 12 (9.84%) SSL
8 11 (9.02%) TCP/IP
9 10 (8.20%) NAS
9 10 (8.20%) WLAN
10 8 (6.56%) DNS
11 5 (4.10%) DHCP
11 5 (4.10%) IPsec
12 4 (3.28%) SMTP
12 4 (3.28%) VLAN
13 3 (2.46%) FTP
13 3 (2.46%) VoIP
13 3 (2.46%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.02%) Big Data
3 8 (6.56%) Data Mining
4 5 (4.10%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.46%) Data Lake
5 3 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.64%) MySQL
6 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.64%) AppScan
2 2 (1.64%) Burp Suite
2 2 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.82%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.82%) MSI
General
1 40 (32.79%) Finance
2 17 (13.93%) Legal
3 12 (9.84%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.74%) Banking
5 3 (2.46%) Retail
6 2 (1.64%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.64%) French Language
6 2 (1.64%) International Banking
7 1 (0.82%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 35 (28.69%) Analyst
2 29 (23.77%) Security Analyst
3 23 (18.85%) Architect
4 16 (13.11%) IT Analyst
4 16 (13.11%) IT Security Analyst
4 16 (13.11%) Security Engineer
5 14 (11.48%) Security Architect
6 12 (9.84%) Consultant
7 10 (8.20%) Vulnerability Analyst
8 9 (7.38%) Azure Architect
8 9 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (7.38%) Technical Architect
9 8 (6.56%) Security Consultant
10 6 (4.92%) Network Engineer
10 6 (4.92%) Security Manager
10 6 (4.92%) Splunk Analyst
11 5 (4.10%) Senior Analyst
12 4 (3.28%) Business Analyst
12 4 (3.28%) Project Manager
12 4 (3.28%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.02%) Middleware
1 11 (9.02%) SAML
2 10 (8.20%) OAuth
2 10 (8.20%) OpenID
3 4 (3.28%) 802.1X
3 4 (3.28%) JSON
4 3 (2.46%) HTML
5 2 (1.64%) .NET
5 2 (1.64%) CSS
5 2 (1.64%) LAMP
5 2 (1.64%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (1.64%) Node.js
5 2 (1.64%) Web Services
6 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.82%) J2EE
6 1 (0.82%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.57%) Management Information System
2 17 (13.93%) Data Centre
3 12 (9.84%) Cyberthreat
4 11 (9.02%) Cloud Native
5 10 (8.20%) Clustering
5 10 (8.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (5.74%) PKI
7 4 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.28%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (2.46%) FMCG
9 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.64%) Reference Data
9 2 (1.64%) User Experience
10 1 (0.82%) Fintech
10 1 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.82%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.82%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.82%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 39 (31.97%) Linux
2 27 (22.13%) Windows
3 17 (13.93%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.74%) Unix
5 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.64%) Check Point GAiA
6 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.82%) Android
7 1 (0.82%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.82%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (55.74%) SIEM
2 41 (33.61%) Cybersecurity
3 33 (27.05%) Information Security
4 27 (22.13%) Vulnerability Management
5 25 (20.49%) Security Operations
6 24 (19.67%) Penetration Testing
7 22 (18.03%) Analytics
8 19 (15.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 18 (14.75%) Threat Intelligence
10 17 (13.93%) DevOps
11 16 (13.11%) Open Source
11 16 (13.11%) Security Monitoring
12 15 (12.30%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 15 (12.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 12 (9.84%) Change Control
13 12 (9.84%) Identity Access Management
13 12 (9.84%) Load Balancing
13 12 (9.84%) SDLC
13 12 (9.84%) Threat Management
13 12 (9.84%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.84%) Bash Shell
1 12 (9.84%) Python
2 9 (7.38%) Perl
3 7 (5.74%) C#
3 7 (5.74%) Java
4 5 (4.10%) C
4 5 (4.10%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.10%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.10%) Ruby
5 4 (3.28%) PHP
6 3 (2.46%) SQL
7 2 (1.64%) C++
7 2 (1.64%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.64%) VB
7 2 (1.64%) VBScript
8 1 (0.82%) Lua
8 1 (0.82%) R
8 1 (0.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (25.41%) CISSP
2 25 (20.49%) Security Cleared
3 21 (17.21%) SC Cleared
4 16 (13.11%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (9.02%) CISM
6 10 (8.20%) CEH
7 6 (4.92%) CISA
8 5 (4.10%) CompTIA Security+
8 5 (4.10%) Degree
9 4 (3.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 4 (3.28%) AWS Certification
9 4 (3.28%) CCIE
9 4 (3.28%) CCSP
10 3 (2.46%) CCNP
10 3 (2.46%) CISMP
10 3 (2.46%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 3 (2.46%) ISSMP
11 2 (1.64%) GIAC
11 2 (1.64%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (9.02%) PCI DSS
2 11 (9.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (8.20%) FedRAMP
3 10 (8.20%) HIPAA
4 6 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (4.10%) COBIT
5 5 (4.10%) GDPR
6 3 (2.46%) Data Quality
7 2 (1.64%) QA
7 2 (1.64%) SLA
8 1 (0.82%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.82%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.82%) SAS 70
System Software
1 27 (22.13%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.64%) Postfix
3 2 (1.64%) Snort
3 2 (1.64%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.82%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.82%) Docker
4 1 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.82%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 23 (18.85%) Nessus
2 10 (8.20%) CASB
2 10 (8.20%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (3.28%) Nmap
3 4 (3.28%) Suricata
4 3 (2.46%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.46%) Puppet
4 3 (2.46%) SCCM
5 2 (1.64%) Ansible
5 2 (1.64%) Cacti
5 2 (1.64%) Fail2ban
5 2 (1.64%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.64%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.64%) QRadar
5 2 (1.64%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.82%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.82%) RSA enVision
6 1 (0.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (20.49%) Microsoft
1 25 (20.49%) Qualys
2 22 (18.03%) Splunk
3 17 (13.93%) Cisco
4 15 (12.30%) VMware
5 11 (9.02%) Citrix
6 10 (8.20%) Okta
7 7 (5.74%) AlienVault
7 7 (5.74%) ArcSight
7 7 (5.74%) CheckPoint
8 6 (4.92%) Google
9 5 (4.10%) HP
10 4 (3.28%) Darktrace
10 4 (3.28%) Juniper
10 4 (3.28%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.46%) ForeScout
11 3 (2.46%) IBM
11 3 (2.46%) McAfee
11 3 (2.46%) Palo Alto
12 2 (1.64%) Remedy