The table below looks at the statistics for Vulnerability Assessment skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 494 538 535
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -3
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 84 31 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.064% 0.074%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.086% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 13 18
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£450 £538 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% +79.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £370 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £595 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £460 £600 £300
% change year-on-year
-23.33% +100.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £24.25
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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38925 35924 38359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.49% 74.48% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24714 22629 22625
Average daily rate £413 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1022 1412
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% -11.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Vulnerability Assessment
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Vulnerability Assessment Jobs Demand Trend in England

Vulnerability Assessment
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Vulnerability Assessment Daily Rate Trend in England

Vulnerability Assessment
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Vulnerability Assessment Daily Rate Histogram in England

Vulnerability Assessment
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Vulnerability Assessment Hourly Rate Trend in England

Vulnerability Assessment
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment within the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +49 59 £450 -11.54% 8
South East +12 10 £410 - 4
North West -3 4 £498 - 3
South West - 4 £450 - 2
East of England - 3 £230 -
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 £588 -
North East - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 3
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Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 66 (45.21%) Information Security
2 56 (38.36%) Firewall
3 55 (37.67%) Penetration Testing
4 48 (32.88%) CISSP
5 42 (28.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 38 (26.03%) Windows
7 37 (25.34%) UNIX
8 36 (24.66%) Finance
9 33 (22.60%) Security Cleared
10 31 (21.23%) Linux
11 30 (20.55%) SIEM
12 27 (18.49%) Security Architecture
13 25 (17.12%) Active Directory
13 25 (17.12%) SC Cleared
14 24 (16.44%) Cyber Security
14 24 (16.44%) Risk Management
15 22 (15.07%) Intrusion Detection
15 22 (15.07%) HP
15 22 (15.07%) Cisco
15 22 (15.07%) ITIL
16 20 (13.70%) Solaris
16 20 (13.70%) Oracle
17 19 (13.01%) Network Security
18 18 (12.33%) TCP/IP
18 18 (12.33%) DNS
18 18 (12.33%) CISM
19 17 (11.64%) Identity Management
19 17 (11.64%) LDAP
20 16 (10.96%) Red Hat
20 16 (10.96%) CESG

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 8 (5.48%) Apache
2 5 (3.42%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.05%) nginx
4 2 (1.37%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.37%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 9 (6.16%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.42%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (3.42%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.05%) MS Office
4 2 (1.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 56 (38.36%) Firewall
2 22 (15.07%) Intrusion Detection
3 19 (13.01%) Network Security
4 18 (12.33%) TCP/IP
4 18 (12.33%) DNS
5 17 (11.64%) LDAP
6 15 (10.27%) VPN
7 11 (7.53%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (6.85%) DHCP
9 9 (6.16%) IPsec
9 9 (6.16%) SSL
10 7 (4.79%) LAN
10 7 (4.79%) SAN
11 6 (4.11%) Wireless
12 5 (3.42%) VLAN
12 5 (3.42%) Internet
13 4 (2.74%) HTTP
14 3 (2.05%) Cisco PIX
14 3 (2.05%) Wireless Security
14 3 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.05%) MySQL
3 2 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.68%) Big Data
4 1 (0.68%) DB2
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.05%) Metasploit
1 3 (2.05%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.05%) Subversion
2 2 (1.37%) GCC
General
1 36 (24.66%) Finance
2 6 (4.11%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.42%) Banking
4 3 (2.05%) Legal
5 2 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.37%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.37%) Retail
5 2 (1.37%) Military
6 1 (0.68%) Law
6 1 (0.68%) Billing
Job Titles
1 31 (21.23%) Analyst
2 26 (17.81%) Security Analyst
3 25 (17.12%) Architect
4 20 (13.70%) Security Architect
5 14 (9.59%) Tester
5 14 (9.59%) Consultant
6 13 (8.90%) Penetration Tester
7 12 (8.22%) Security Consultant
7 12 (8.22%) Security Engineer
8 11 (7.53%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (6.16%) Designer
9 9 (6.16%) Infrastructure Designer
10 8 (5.48%) Support Engineer
10 8 (5.48%) Security Manager
10 8 (5.48%) UNIX Engineer
10 8 (5.48%) Platform Engineer
10 8 (5.48%) Security Solutions Architect
11 7 (4.79%) Storage Support Engineer
11 7 (4.79%) Storage Engineer
11 7 (4.79%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.42%) Software Packaging
1 5 (3.42%) .NET
1 5 (3.42%) JSP
1 5 (3.42%) Web Services
2 3 (2.05%) HTML
2 3 (2.05%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.37%) WebSockets
4 1 (0.68%) REST
4 1 (0.68%) LAMP
4 1 (0.68%) SOAP
4 1 (0.68%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.96%) CESG
2 14 (9.59%) PKI
3 12 (8.22%) CESG CLAS
3 12 (8.22%) Computer Science
4 10 (6.85%) Management Information System
5 9 (6.16%) Open Source
5 9 (6.16%) FMCG
6 7 (4.79%) RMADS
6 7 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.42%) Mobile App
7 5 (3.42%) GIS
8 3 (2.05%) Clustering
9 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.68%) New Media
9 1 (0.68%) AS400
9 1 (0.68%) SecurID
9 1 (0.68%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 38 (26.03%) Windows
2 37 (25.34%) UNIX
3 31 (21.23%) Linux
4 20 (13.70%) Solaris
5 14 (9.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (7.53%) Windows 7
7 8 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (4.79%) AIX
9 6 (4.11%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.74%) Windows NT
11 3 (2.05%) CentOS
11 3 (2.05%) Debian
12 2 (1.37%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.68%) VMS
13 1 (0.68%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (45.21%) Information Security
2 55 (37.67%) Penetration Testing
3 30 (20.55%) SIEM
4 27 (18.49%) Security Architecture
5 24 (16.44%) Cyber Security
5 24 (16.44%) Risk Management
6 22 (15.07%) ITIL
7 17 (11.64%) Identity Management
8 16 (10.96%) Incident Management
9 15 (10.27%) Security Testing
9 15 (10.27%) ITIL V3
10 14 (9.59%) Test Strategy
11 13 (8.90%) Data Protection
11 13 (8.90%) Vulnerability Management
11 13 (8.90%) Risk Assessment
11 13 (8.90%) Service Management
12 12 (8.22%) Technical Architecture
12 12 (8.22%) Load Balancing
12 12 (8.22%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (6.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.22%) Bash Shell
2 11 (7.53%) Perl
3 9 (6.16%) SQL
4 8 (5.48%) Shell Script
4 8 (5.48%) Python
5 7 (4.79%) C
6 6 (4.11%) Java
6 6 (4.11%) VB
6 6 (4.11%) Bourne shell
6 6 (4.11%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.74%) PHP
8 2 (1.37%) C++
8 2 (1.37%) Ruby
9 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 48 (32.88%) CISSP
2 33 (22.60%) Security Cleared
3 25 (17.12%) SC Cleared
4 18 (12.33%) CISM
5 11 (7.53%) CEH
6 8 (5.48%) CISA
6 8 (5.48%) Degree
7 6 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (4.11%) CCNA
8 5 (3.42%) GIAC
9 3 (2.05%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.05%) CCSA
9 3 (2.05%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.37%) SSCP
10 2 (1.37%) ISSAP
10 2 (1.37%) MCITP
10 2 (1.37%) MBA
10 2 (1.37%) CRISC
11 1 (0.68%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (28.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (10.96%) PCI DSS
3 7 (4.79%) SLA
3 7 (4.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (4.11%) QA
5 3 (2.05%) COBIT
5 3 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.68%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.68%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 25 (17.12%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.48%) Nmap
4 6 (4.11%) Terminal Server
4 6 (4.11%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (3.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (2.05%) Varnish
6 3 (2.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (1.37%) RACF
7 2 (1.37%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.68%) UAG
8 1 (0.68%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (7.53%) HP Quality Center
1 11 (7.53%) Nessus
1 11 (7.53%) Tivoli
2 9 (6.16%) Puppet
3 8 (5.48%) Nagios
3 8 (5.48%) CORE IMPACT
4 7 (4.79%) NetBackup
5 6 (4.11%) YUM
6 5 (3.42%) SCCM
6 5 (3.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (3.42%) WSUS
7 3 (2.05%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 22 (15.07%) HP
1 22 (15.07%) Cisco
2 20 (13.70%) Oracle
3 16 (10.96%) Red Hat
4 14 (9.59%) Microsoft
4 14 (9.59%) VMware
5 13 (8.90%) SAP
6 12 (8.22%) Juniper
7 9 (6.16%) Symantec
7 9 (6.16%) NetApp
8 7 (4.79%) Brocade
8 7 (4.79%) CheckPoint
9 6 (4.11%) Veritas
9 6 (4.11%) McAfee
9 6 (4.11%) F5
10 5 (3.42%) Qualys
10 5 (3.42%) Splunk
10 5 (3.42%) Lumension
10 5 (3.42%) Citrix
10 5 (3.42%) CA
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