Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 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 Scanning
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 725 710 811
Rank change year-on-year -15 +101 +34
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning 154 178 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.066%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.20% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 118 49
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -6.85%
10th Percentile £350 £292 £330
90th Percentile £668 £563 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% -17.50%
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 86424 87276 93513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.91% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57570 57725 60596
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2323 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

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 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +4 151 £475 +5.56% 25
UK excluding London +10 82 £475 +5.56% 12
London -16 66 £500 +11.11% 13
North of England +66 36 £438 +9.38% 5
South East -10 26 £440 -2.22% 1
North West +26 23 £350 -12.50% 2
Yorkshire +17 13 £475 +18.75% 3
East of England -24 13 £525 - 3
West Midlands +21 3 £475 +5.56% 2
Midlands +14 3 £475 +21.79% 3
South West +5 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 89 (57.79%) Information Security
2 84 (54.55%) Firewall
3 66 (42.86%) SIEM
4 53 (34.42%) Linux
5 49 (31.82%) Windows
5 49 (31.82%) CISSP
6 47 (30.52%) Cybersecurity
7 41 (26.62%) Finance
7 41 (26.62%) Penetration Testing
8 39 (25.32%) Network Security
8 39 (25.32%) CISM
9 36 (23.38%) Cisco
10 35 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
11 32 (20.78%) Security Operations
12 28 (18.18%) Security Architecture
13 27 (17.53%) Microsoft
13 27 (17.53%) CheckPoint
13 27 (17.53%) Qualys
13 27 (17.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 26 (16.88%) Vulnerability Management
15 24 (15.58%) Intrusion Detection
15 24 (15.58%) Nessus
15 24 (15.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 23 (14.94%) SSL
16 23 (14.94%) Management Information System
16 23 (14.94%) McAfee
16 23 (14.94%) Splunk
17 22 (14.29%) TCP/IP
17 22 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
18 21 (13.64%) Citrix

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 (3.25%) Apache
1 5 (3.25%) nginx
2 4 (2.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (2.60%) Drupal
2 4 (2.60%) IIS
2 4 (2.60%) WordPress
3 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 35 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (12.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (8.44%) PaaS
4 9 (5.84%) Office 365
5 5 (3.25%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (3.25%) Amazon S3
5 5 (3.25%) Route 53
5 5 (3.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (1.95%) SaaS
7 2 (1.30%) Akamai
7 2 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.30%) IaaS
7 2 (1.30%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.65%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 84 (54.55%) Firewall
2 39 (25.32%) Network Security
3 24 (15.58%) Intrusion Detection
4 23 (14.94%) SSL
5 22 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 21 (13.64%) VPN
7 19 (12.34%) DNS
8 18 (11.69%) DHCP
8 18 (11.69%) Internet
9 17 (11.04%) Wireless
10 15 (9.74%) LAN
10 15 (9.74%) WAN
11 12 (7.79%) NetScaler
11 12 (7.79%) SAN
12 10 (6.49%) MPLS
13 9 (5.84%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (5.84%) NAS
14 6 (3.90%) FTP
15 5 (3.25%) BGP
15 5 (3.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (3.90%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.95%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.95%) Power BI
5 2 (1.30%) MySQL
5 2 (1.30%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.65%) Big Data
6 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (6.49%) Burp Suite
2 7 (4.55%) Metasploit
3 5 (3.25%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.25%) Subversion
4 1 (0.65%) AppScan
4 1 (0.65%) Paros
4 1 (0.65%) WebScarab
General
1 41 (26.62%) Finance
2 18 (11.69%) Banking
3 12 (7.79%) Legal
4 5 (3.25%) International Banking
5 4 (2.60%) Retail
5 4 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.65%) French Language
6 1 (0.65%) Law
6 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (26.62%) Analyst
2 29 (18.83%) Security Analyst
3 27 (17.53%) Security Engineer
4 23 (14.94%) Network Engineer
5 17 (11.04%) Security Specialist
6 16 (10.39%) Architect
7 15 (9.74%) IT Analyst
7 15 (9.74%) IT Security Analyst
8 14 (9.09%) Consultant
8 14 (9.09%) Security Consultant
9 13 (8.44%) Security Architect
10 12 (7.79%) AWS Architect
11 11 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (6.49%) Cloud Architect
12 10 (6.49%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
14 7 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Engineer
14 7 (4.55%) Information Security Engineer
15 6 (3.90%) Information Analyst
15 6 (3.90%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.79%) Regular Expression
2 10 (6.49%) Middleware
3 7 (4.55%) .NET
4 6 (3.90%) 802.1X
4 6 (3.90%) Web Services
5 2 (1.30%) OAuth
5 2 (1.30%) SAML
5 2 (1.30%) XML
6 1 (0.65%) CGI
6 1 (0.65%) HTML
6 1 (0.65%) JSON
6 1 (0.65%) OpenID
6 1 (0.65%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.94%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 8 (5.19%) PKI
5 7 (4.55%) Cyberthreat
5 7 (4.55%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.55%) Public Cloud
6 6 (3.90%) Cyber Attack
7 5 (3.25%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (3.25%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (2.60%) Clustering
9 3 (1.95%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.95%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.95%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.95%) Reinsurance
9 3 (1.95%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (1.30%) CESG
10 2 (1.30%) CESG CLAS
10 2 (1.30%) Fintech
10 2 (1.30%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 53 (34.42%) Linux
2 49 (31.82%) Windows
3 18 (11.69%) CentOS
3 18 (11.69%) Windows Server
4 16 (10.39%) Unix
5 11 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.25%) Kali Linux
7 3 (1.95%) Solaris
7 3 (1.95%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.30%) Android
8 2 (1.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (57.79%) Information Security
2 66 (42.86%) SIEM
3 47 (30.52%) Cybersecurity
4 41 (26.62%) Penetration Testing
5 32 (20.78%) Security Operations
6 28 (18.18%) Security Architecture
7 27 (17.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 26 (16.88%) Vulnerability Management
9 21 (13.64%) Security Management
10 20 (12.99%) DevOps
11 17 (11.04%) ITIL
11 17 (11.04%) Kalman Filter
11 17 (11.04%) Risk Assessment
12 16 (10.39%) Change Management
13 15 (9.74%) Load Balancing
13 15 (9.74%) Malware Analysis
14 13 (8.44%) Data Protection
14 13 (8.44%) Email Filtering
14 13 (8.44%) Threat Intelligence
15 11 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.49%) Python
2 9 (5.84%) Bash Shell
2 9 (5.84%) SQL
3 6 (3.90%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.25%) Ruby
5 3 (1.95%) C#
5 3 (1.95%) C++
5 3 (1.95%) Java
6 2 (1.30%) C
6 2 (1.30%) PHP
6 2 (1.30%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 49 (31.82%) CISSP
2 39 (25.32%) CISM
3 22 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (11.04%) Degree
5 15 (9.74%) CISA
6 14 (9.09%) CEH
7 12 (7.79%) Security Cleared
8 10 (6.49%) SC Cleared
9 9 (5.84%) CCIE
9 9 (5.84%) CCNP
10 8 (5.19%) GCIA
10 8 (5.19%) OSCP
11 7 (4.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 7 (4.55%) CCSP
11 7 (4.55%) GCIH
11 7 (4.55%) SANS
12 5 (3.25%) CCNA
12 5 (3.25%) GIAC
13 4 (2.60%) CCSE
13 4 (2.60%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (15.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (11.69%) PCI DSS
3 9 (5.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 7 (4.55%) GDPR
5 6 (3.90%) COBIT
5 6 (3.90%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (1.95%) NIST 800
6 3 (1.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (1.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (1.30%) RMADS
8 1 (0.65%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.65%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 21 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.19%) ProxySG
4 5 (3.25%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.60%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.95%) Snort
Systems Management
1 24 (15.58%) Nessus
2 12 (7.79%) Terraform
3 10 (6.49%) Nexpose
3 10 (6.49%) Nmap
4 9 (5.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 7 (4.55%) Packer
6 6 (3.90%) EnCase
7 5 (3.25%) Ansible
7 5 (3.25%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (3.25%) OSSEC
7 5 (3.25%) Puppet
7 5 (3.25%) SCCM
8 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (2.60%) SCOM
9 3 (1.95%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (1.30%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (1.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.65%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 1 (0.65%) QRadar
Vendors
1 36 (23.38%) Cisco
2 27 (17.53%) CheckPoint
2 27 (17.53%) Microsoft
2 27 (17.53%) Qualys
3 23 (14.94%) McAfee
3 23 (14.94%) Splunk
4 21 (13.64%) Citrix
5 20 (12.99%) Blue Coat
6 19 (12.34%) Juniper
7 14 (9.09%) Extreme Networks
8 13 (8.44%) Palo Alto
8 13 (8.44%) Symantec
9 12 (7.79%) ArcSight
9 12 (7.79%) Dell
9 12 (7.79%) VMware
10 11 (7.14%) Sourcefire
11 9 (5.84%) FireEye
11 9 (5.84%) LogRhythm
12 8 (5.19%) Rapid7
13 7 (4.55%) F5