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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 186 202 185
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -17
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 5 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.096% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 7
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £395 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £500 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £400 £343
% change year-on-year
-6.56% +16.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
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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
4071 4772 4486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.48% 77.75% 76.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3159 3443 3459
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 50 45
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -81.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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

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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 30 March 2015.

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 8 (80.00%) Information Security
2 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) CISSP
3 4 (40.00%) UNIX
3 4 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (30.00%) CEH
4 3 (30.00%) Content Management
4 3 (30.00%) COBIT
4 3 (30.00%) Cyber Security
4 3 (30.00%) CISM
4 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (30.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall
5 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (20.00%) Middleware
5 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (20.00%) ETL
5 2 (20.00%) LAN
5 2 (20.00%) WAN
5 2 (20.00%) Solaris
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Apache
5 2 (20.00%) Tomcat

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) IIS
1 2 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) VPN
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Security Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Security Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Information Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Penetration Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Information Security Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Operational Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Compliance Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Governance Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) UNIX
3 2 (20.00%) Solaris
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Information Security
2 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (30.00%) Cyber Security
4 3 (30.00%) Content Management
5 2 (20.00%) Investment Management
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL
5 2 (20.00%) ETL
5 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (20.00%) Change Control
5 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CISSP
2 3 (30.00%) CISM
2 3 (30.00%) CEH
3 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) GWAPT
4 1 (10.00%) GPEN
4 1 (10.00%) MCP
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) GIAC
4 1 (10.00%) GSEC
4 1 (10.00%) SSCP
4 1 (10.00%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (30.00%) COBIT
2 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Nessus
1 2 (20.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco