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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 195 196 197
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 5 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.089% 0.18% 0.049%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.23% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 2
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£500 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.11% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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London

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
4402 5249 4652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.02% 77.21% 75.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3470 3862 3529
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 57 88
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.27% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £52.82 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 (61.90%) Information Security
1 13 (61.90%) Penetration Testing
2 12 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (57.14%) CISSP
3 10 (47.62%) Firewall
4 9 (42.86%) ITIL
5 7 (33.33%) Service Management
6 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 6 (28.57%) Risk Management
6 6 (28.57%) Windows
6 6 (28.57%) DNS
6 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
6 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 6 (28.57%) ITIL V3
7 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
7 5 (23.81%) CESG
7 5 (23.81%) Cisco
7 5 (23.81%) UNIX
7 5 (23.81%) LDAP
7 5 (23.81%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (23.81%) CISM
8 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
8 4 (19.05%) Linux
8 4 (19.05%) DHCP
8 4 (19.05%) VPN
8 4 (19.05%) Juniper
8 4 (19.05%) CESG CLAS
8 4 (19.05%) TOGAF
8 4 (19.05%) Nessus

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (9.52%) Apache
1 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
1 2 (9.52%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) Firewall
2 6 (28.57%) DNS
3 5 (23.81%) LDAP
4 4 (19.05%) DHCP
4 4 (19.05%) VPN
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (9.52%) Network Security
7 1 (4.76%) Intranet
7 1 (4.76%) LAN
7 1 (4.76%) WAN
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Security Analyst
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Infrastructure Designer
2 6 (28.57%) Designer
3 3 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Security Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Security Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Penetration Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Operational Security Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Linux Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) IT Risk Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Risk Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Compliance Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Operational Security Manager
5 1 (4.76%) UNIX Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Security Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 5 (23.81%) CESG
3 4 (19.05%) CESG CLAS
4 3 (14.29%) RMADS
5 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
5 2 (9.52%) PKI
5 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
5 2 (9.52%) Open Source
6 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) UNIX
3 4 (19.05%) Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Solaris
4 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Information Security
1 13 (61.90%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (42.86%) ITIL
3 7 (33.33%) Service Management
4 6 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 6 (28.57%) ITIL V3
5 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
5 5 (23.81%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
6 4 (19.05%) TOGAF
6 4 (19.05%) Data Protection
6 4 (19.05%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (14.29%) ISMS
7 3 (14.29%) Change Control
7 3 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (14.29%) ETL
8 2 (9.52%) Scrum
8 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
8 2 (9.52%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (9.52%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.76%) Bourne shell
2 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) CISSP
2 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 5 (23.81%) CISM
4 4 (19.05%) CEH
5 3 (14.29%) CISA
6 2 (9.52%) GIAC
6 2 (9.52%) SSCP
6 2 (9.52%) MCP
6 2 (9.52%) GSEC
6 2 (9.52%) Degree
6 2 (9.52%) GWAPT
6 2 (9.52%) GPEN
7 1 (4.76%) CRISC
7 1 (4.76%) JNCIA
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (4.76%) CCNA
7 1 (4.76%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (14.29%) SLA
3 2 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (9.52%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Nmap
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Nessus
2 1 (4.76%) yum
2 1 (4.76%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Cisco
2 4 (19.05%) Juniper
3 1 (4.76%) CA
3 1 (4.76%) NetApp
3 1 (4.76%) Veritas
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Symantec