The table below looks at the statistics for Vulnerability Assessment skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Vulnerability Assessment over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 187 217 221
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +4
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 16 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.27% 0.14% 0.013%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.18% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 1
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£475 £538 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% +115.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £460 £600 £300
% change year-on-year
-23.33% +100.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4484 5416 5854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.03% 76.54% 75.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3371 4004 4310
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 70 93
Average hourly rate £21.69 £21.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -31.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Vulnerability Assessment
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Vulnerability Assessment Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment across the City of London region.

Vulnerability Assessment Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Vulnerability Assessment
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment across the City of London region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Vulnerability Assessment Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment across the City of London region.

Vulnerability Assessment Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Vulnerability Assessment also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Vulnerability Assessment.

1 11 (47.83%) Penetration Testing
1 11 (47.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (43.48%) CISSP
2 10 (43.48%) Firewall
3 8 (34.78%) Service Management
3 8 (34.78%) ITIL
3 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
3 8 (34.78%) Information Security
4 7 (30.43%) Risk Management
4 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
4 7 (30.43%) LDAP
4 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
5 6 (26.09%) ITIL V3
5 6 (26.09%) DNS
5 6 (26.09%) Windows
5 6 (26.09%) Linux
5 6 (26.09%) Finance
6 5 (21.74%) Incident Management
6 5 (21.74%) CESG
6 5 (21.74%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (21.74%) UNIX
6 5 (21.74%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
7 4 (17.39%) Oracle
7 4 (17.39%) DHCP
7 4 (17.39%) VPN
7 4 (17.39%) Cisco
7 4 (17.39%) Juniper
7 4 (17.39%) TOGAF
7 4 (17.39%) CESG CLAS

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Vulnerability Assessment also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Vulnerability Assessment. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) Firewall
2 7 (30.43%) LDAP
3 6 (26.09%) DNS
4 5 (21.74%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (17.39%) VPN
5 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (17.39%) DHCP
6 2 (8.70%) Network Security
7 1 (4.35%) IPsec
7 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.35%) WAN
7 1 (4.35%) SMTP
7 1 (4.35%) SSL
7 1 (4.35%) SAN
7 1 (4.35%) DMZ
7 1 (4.35%) Intranet
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Security Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Designer
2 6 (26.09%) Designer
3 3 (13.04%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) UNIX Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Support
4 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Penetration Tester
4 2 (8.70%) UNIX Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) UNIX Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) UNIX Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) CESG
2 4 (17.39%) CESG CLAS
2 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.04%) RMADS
4 2 (8.70%) Open Source
4 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
4 2 (8.70%) PKI
5 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) UNIX
3 3 (13.04%) Solaris
3 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) Windows NT
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (34.78%) Information Security
2 8 (34.78%) ITIL
2 8 (34.78%) Service Management
3 7 (30.43%) Risk Management
4 6 (26.09%) ITIL V3
5 5 (21.74%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (21.74%) Incident Management
6 4 (17.39%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (17.39%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
6 4 (17.39%) TOGAF
6 4 (17.39%) Data Protection
7 3 (13.04%) ISMS
7 3 (13.04%) Release Management
7 3 (13.04%) Security Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Kernel Tuning
7 3 (13.04%) Validation
7 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
8 2 (8.70%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
2 3 (13.04%) Bourne shell
2 3 (13.04%) Perl
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) VB
3 1 (4.35%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) CISSP
2 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
3 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (13.04%) CISA
4 3 (13.04%) CISM
5 2 (8.70%) CEH
6 1 (4.35%) JNCIA
6 1 (4.35%) CRISC
6 1 (4.35%) GPEN
6 1 (4.35%) GIAC
6 1 (4.35%) CCSA
6 1 (4.35%) GSEC
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.35%) SSCP
6 1 (4.35%) MCP
6 1 (4.35%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (47.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (13.04%) SLA
3 2 (8.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (4.35%) COBIT
4 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (4.35%) Terminal Server
3 1 (4.35%) ProxySG
3 1 (4.35%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Nessus
1 3 (13.04%) YUM
1 3 (13.04%) Puppet
2 2 (8.70%) Nagios
3 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (4.35%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco
1 4 (17.39%) Juniper
2 3 (13.04%) NetApp
2 3 (13.04%) Veritas
2 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
2 3 (13.04%) Symantec
3 2 (8.70%) HP
3 2 (8.70%) CA
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.35%) Nokia
4 1 (4.35%) McAfee
4 1 (4.35%) Websense
4 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
4 1 (4.35%) Brocade
4 1 (4.35%) F5