The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 201 195 220
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +25
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 9 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.081% 0.037%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.11% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 1
Average daily rate £500 £400 £495
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £343 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.78% +14.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £28.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4907 4653 5878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.91% 74.92% 72.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3585 3559 4141
Average daily rate £450 £450 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 51 92
Average hourly rate £24.00 £135.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.22% +440.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £17.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £135.00 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Vulnerability Assessment
London

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

Vulnerability Assessment
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 17 April 2014.

Vulnerability Assessment Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Vulnerability Assessment
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 17 April 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 (73.33%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (60.00%) CEH
3 6 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (26.67%) Information Security
5 4 (26.67%) Windows
5 4 (26.67%) Java
5 4 (26.67%) PHP
5 4 (26.67%) .NET
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle
6 3 (20.00%) UNIX
6 3 (20.00%) C#
6 3 (20.00%) C++
6 3 (20.00%) Linux
6 3 (20.00%) CISSP
6 3 (20.00%) VB.NET
6 3 (20.00%) Degree
6 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (20.00%) OWASP
7 2 (13.33%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (13.33%) Cyber Security
7 2 (13.33%) Firewall
7 2 (13.33%) Banking
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (13.33%) VPN
8 1 (6.67%) SSL
8 1 (6.67%) Cisco
8 1 (6.67%) CCIE
8 1 (6.67%) CCSP

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (13.33%) VPN
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) Wireless
2 1 (6.67%) IPsec
2 1 (6.67%) Network Security
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (6.67%) SSL
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) OSPF
2 1 (6.67%) BGP
2 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
2 1 (6.67%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) AppScan
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Tester
1 6 (40.00%) Penetration Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Security Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Security Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Security Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Support
5 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) IT Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Open Source
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Information Security
4 3 (20.00%) OWASP
5 2 (13.33%) Ethical Hacking
5 2 (13.33%) Cyber Security
6 1 (6.67%) Kernel Tuning
6 1 (6.67%) Reverse Engineering
6 1 (6.67%) Digital Forensics
6 1 (6.67%) SIEM
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
6 1 (6.67%) Release Management
6 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Data Security
6 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
6 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
1 4 (26.67%) PHP
2 3 (20.00%) C#
2 3 (20.00%) C++
2 3 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) Ruby
3 1 (6.67%) Bourne shell
3 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) CEH
2 3 (20.00%) CISSP
2 3 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.67%) CCSA
4 1 (6.67%) JNCIA
4 1 (6.67%) CCIE
4 1 (6.67%) CCSP
4 1 (6.67%) CCNP
4 1 (6.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (6.67%) Nessus
1 1 (6.67%) WebInspect
1 1 (6.67%) YUM
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
1 1 (6.67%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) NetApp
2 1 (6.67%) Veritas
2 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.67%) Symantec
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Brocade
2 1 (6.67%) Qualys
2 1 (6.67%) Q1 Labs
2 1 (6.67%) Rapid7
2 1 (6.67%) Cyber-Ark
2 1 (6.67%) Varonis