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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 193 218 199
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -19
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 10 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.17% 0.016%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.22% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 1
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£488 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £456 £400
% change year-on-year
-17.80% +14.06%
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
4559 5435 4802
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.69% 76.91% 75.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3564 4025 3624
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 70 80
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% -20.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £45.00 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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
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 28 November 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 13 (56.52%) Information Security
1 13 (56.52%) Penetration Testing
2 12 (52.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (52.17%) CISSP
3 10 (43.48%) Firewall
4 9 (39.13%) ITIL
5 8 (34.78%) Risk Management
6 7 (30.43%) Service Management
6 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
7 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
7 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
7 6 (26.09%) ITIL V3
7 6 (26.09%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
7 6 (26.09%) Windows
7 6 (26.09%) DNS
8 5 (21.74%) Cisco
8 5 (21.74%) UNIX
8 5 (21.74%) LDAP
8 5 (21.74%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (21.74%) CISM
8 5 (21.74%) Incident Management
8 5 (21.74%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (21.74%) CESG
9 4 (17.39%) CESG CLAS
9 4 (17.39%) TOGAF
9 4 (17.39%) Nessus
9 4 (17.39%) CEH
9 4 (17.39%) Data Protection
9 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) Apache
1 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
1 2 (8.70%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) Firewall
2 6 (26.09%) DNS
3 5 (21.74%) LDAP
3 5 (21.74%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (17.39%) DHCP
4 4 (17.39%) VPN
5 2 (8.70%) Network Security
6 1 (4.35%) Intranet
6 1 (4.35%) LAN
6 1 (4.35%) WAN
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Security Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Designer
3 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Designer
4 3 (13.04%) Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Security Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Penetration Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Operational Security Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) UNIX Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Governance Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Support
6 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Linux Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
2 5 (21.74%) CESG
3 4 (17.39%) CESG CLAS
4 3 (13.04%) RMADS
5 2 (8.70%) PKI
5 2 (8.70%) Open Source
5 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
5 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
6 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) UNIX
3 4 (17.39%) Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
4 2 (8.70%) Solaris
5 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Information Security
1 13 (56.52%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (39.13%) ITIL
3 8 (34.78%) Risk Management
4 7 (30.43%) Service Management
5 6 (26.09%) ITIL V3
5 6 (26.09%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (21.74%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (21.74%) Incident Management
7 4 (17.39%) TOGAF
7 4 (17.39%) Data Protection
7 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
8 3 (13.04%) ETL
8 3 (13.04%) Validation
8 3 (13.04%) ISMS
8 3 (13.04%) Change Control
8 3 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
9 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (8.70%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.35%) Perl
2 1 (4.35%) Bourne shell
2 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) CISSP
2 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
3 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
4 5 (21.74%) CISM
5 4 (17.39%) CEH
6 3 (13.04%) CISA
7 2 (8.70%) Degree
7 2 (8.70%) GSEC
7 2 (8.70%) GWAPT
7 2 (8.70%) GPEN
7 2 (8.70%) SSCP
7 2 (8.70%) GIAC
7 2 (8.70%) MCP
8 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (4.35%) CCNA
8 1 (4.35%) CCSA
8 1 (4.35%) CRISC
8 1 (4.35%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (52.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (13.04%) SLA
3 2 (8.70%) COBIT
3 2 (8.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Nmap
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Nessus
2 1 (4.35%) Nagios
2 1 (4.35%) YUM
2 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco
2 4 (17.39%) Juniper
3 1 (4.35%) CA
3 1 (4.35%) NetApp
3 1 (4.35%) Veritas
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Symantec