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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Vulnerability Assessment over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 498 506 593
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +87
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 97 113 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.22% 0.066%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.27% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 82 23
Median daily rate £450 £493 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.62% +12.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £361 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £597 £600 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £400
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Vulnerability Assessment
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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
38173 41342 39811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.79% 81.45% 77.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25638 27209 26333
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1000 1236 1136
Median hourly rate £29.00 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.76% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

Vulnerability Assessment
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Vulnerability Assessment as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment within the England region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +11 38 £450 - 8
North West +29 31 £450 +60.71% 6
South East -1 12 £500 - 8
South West +19 8 £525 -12.50% 4
East of England +9 2 £600 +41.17%
Midlands +4 2 £475 -20.83%
East Midlands - 2 £450 - 1
Yorkshire +2 1 £450 -8.62% 1
West Midlands -21 1 £450 - 1
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Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Vulnerability Assessment.

1 96 (52.17%) Firewall
2 89 (48.37%) CISSP
3 87 (47.28%) Information Security
4 85 (46.20%) Windows
5 73 (39.67%) Unix
5 73 (39.67%) VPN
6 68 (36.96%) Linux
7 67 (36.41%) Cybersecurity
8 62 (33.70%) Security Operations
9 59 (32.07%) TCP/IP
10 53 (28.80%) Security Cleared
11 51 (27.72%) LAN
11 51 (27.72%) WAN
12 49 (26.63%) Splunk
12 49 (26.63%) Vulnerability Management
12 49 (26.63%) Patch Management
13 48 (26.09%) SIEM
14 45 (24.46%) Network Security
15 43 (23.37%) SANS
16 41 (22.28%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 41 (22.28%) VoIP
17 40 (21.74%) Penetration Testing
18 39 (21.20%) Cisco
18 39 (21.20%) Intel Security
19 38 (20.65%) Apple
19 38 (20.65%) SC Cleared
20 37 (20.11%) LogRhythm
21 35 (19.02%) QRadar
21 35 (19.02%) Management Information System
22 34 (18.48%) Finance

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.63%) Confluence
2 2 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.54%) Apache
3 1 (0.54%) IIS
3 1 (0.54%) Jetty
3 1 (0.54%) Mongrel
3 1 (0.54%) nginx
3 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.72%) MS Office
2 5 (2.72%) MS Project
2 5 (2.72%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (2.72%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (2.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 4 (2.17%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (2.17%) Amazon S3
4 4 (2.17%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (2.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 4 (2.17%) CloudFront
4 4 (2.17%) Route 53
5 3 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.63%) IaaS
5 3 (1.63%) Office 365
6 2 (1.09%) PaaS
7 1 (0.54%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 96 (52.17%) Firewall
2 73 (39.67%) VPN
3 59 (32.07%) TCP/IP
4 51 (27.72%) LAN
4 51 (27.72%) WAN
5 45 (24.46%) Network Security
6 41 (22.28%) VoIP
7 32 (17.39%) Wireless
8 31 (16.85%) Cisco ASA
9 30 (16.30%) Intrusion Detection
10 25 (13.59%) SSL
11 14 (7.61%) Internet
12 13 (7.07%) IPsec
13 11 (5.98%) WLAN
14 10 (5.43%) DNS
15 9 (4.89%) HTTP
16 8 (4.35%) BGP
16 8 (4.35%) Cisco ISE
16 8 (4.35%) EIGRP
16 8 (4.35%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.98%) Redis
2 7 (3.80%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.17%) MariaDB
3 4 (2.17%) MySQL
3 4 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.63%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.63%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.09%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.54%) Informix
6 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.26%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.72%) JIRA
3 4 (2.17%) Cucumber
3 4 (2.17%) Metasploit
3 4 (2.17%) Selenium
4 3 (1.63%) HP UFT
4 3 (1.63%) JMeter
4 3 (1.63%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.09%) JUnit
6 1 (0.54%) AppScan
6 1 (0.54%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.54%) GDB
6 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.54%) Introscope
6 1 (0.54%) Maven
6 1 (0.54%) Mockito
6 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.54%) TestNG
6 1 (0.54%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.54%) WinDbg
General
1 34 (18.48%) Finance
2 7 (3.80%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.72%) Military
4 4 (2.17%) Banking
4 4 (2.17%) Local Government
4 4 (2.17%) Publishing
4 4 (2.17%) Retail
5 3 (1.63%) Legal
5 3 (1.63%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.54%) Electronics
6 1 (0.54%) Games
Job Titles
1 64 (34.78%) Analyst
2 51 (27.72%) Security Analyst
3 24 (13.04%) Security Specialist
4 23 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 23 (12.50%) SOC Analyst
5 20 (10.87%) Consultant
6 19 (10.33%) Security Consultant
7 15 (8.15%) Tester
8 14 (7.61%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 12 (6.52%) Penetration Tester
9 12 (6.52%) Technical Specialist
10 11 (5.98%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (5.43%) Information Security Specialist
11 10 (5.43%) Information Specialist
11 10 (5.43%) Operations Analyst
11 10 (5.43%) Security Operations Analyst
12 9 (4.89%) Senior Security Analyst
13 8 (4.35%) Network Engineer
13 8 (4.35%) Security Officer
14 7 (3.80%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (18.48%) ELK Stack
2 16 (8.70%) 802.1X
3 10 (5.43%) RESTful
4 9 (4.89%) Web Services
5 5 (2.72%) .NET
6 4 (2.17%) Middleware
7 2 (1.09%) HTML
7 2 (1.09%) J2EE
7 2 (1.09%) SAML
7 2 (1.09%) Servlets
8 1 (0.54%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.54%) CSS
8 1 (0.54%) JDBC
8 1 (0.54%) jQuery
8 1 (0.54%) PowerMock
8 1 (0.54%) Spring
8 1 (0.54%) XML
8 1 (0.54%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 35 (19.02%) Management Information System
2 29 (15.76%) Security Operations Centre
3 26 (14.13%) Cyber Attack
4 15 (8.15%) PKI
5 13 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.35%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.26%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (3.26%) Reference Data
8 5 (2.72%) CESG
8 5 (2.72%) Cryptography
8 5 (2.72%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.63%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.09%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.09%) Replication
11 1 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.54%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.54%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 85 (46.20%) Windows
2 73 (39.67%) Unix
3 68 (36.96%) Linux
4 8 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.26%) Solaris
6 4 (2.17%) Kali Linux
6 4 (2.17%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.09%) AIX
8 1 (0.54%) Android
8 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (47.28%) Information Security
2 67 (36.41%) Cybersecurity
3 62 (33.70%) Security Operations
4 49 (26.63%) Patch Management
4 49 (26.63%) Vulnerability Management
5 48 (26.09%) SIEM
6 41 (22.28%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 40 (21.74%) Penetration Testing
8 34 (18.48%) Network Monitoring
9 28 (15.22%) Risk Management
10 25 (13.59%) Case Management
11 20 (10.87%) Open Source
12 16 (8.70%) Analytics
12 16 (8.70%) Ethical Hacking
12 16 (8.70%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 16 (8.70%) Two-Factor Authentication
13 14 (7.61%) Incident Management
14 13 (7.07%) ITIL
14 13 (7.07%) Malware Detection/Protection
15 11 (5.98%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.24%) Python
2 7 (3.80%) Java
3 6 (3.26%) Ruby
3 6 (3.26%) SQL
4 5 (2.72%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.72%) Perl
5 3 (1.63%) C
5 3 (1.63%) C#
5 3 (1.63%) PHP
6 2 (1.09%) C++
6 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 89 (48.37%) CISSP
2 53 (28.80%) Security Cleared
3 43 (23.37%) SANS
4 38 (20.65%) SC Cleared
5 34 (18.48%) SSCP
6 23 (12.50%) CISM
7 14 (7.61%) CREST Certified
8 13 (7.07%) Degree
9 12 (6.52%) CEH
10 10 (5.43%) CISA
10 10 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (5.43%) GSEC
11 9 (4.89%) OSCP
12 8 (4.35%) DV Cleared
13 7 (3.80%) CCNP
14 6 (3.26%) CLAS
15 5 (2.72%) CESG Certified Professional
15 5 (2.72%) CHECK Team Leader
16 4 (2.17%) CCNA
16 4 (2.17%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (14.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (11.41%) PCI DSS
3 12 (6.52%) COBIT
4 3 (1.63%) HIPAA
4 3 (1.63%) ISO27002
4 3 (1.63%) QA
4 3 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.09%) COSO
5 2 (1.09%) PA-DSS
5 2 (1.09%) SAS 70
System Software
1 6 (3.26%) Active Directory
1 6 (3.26%) Snort
2 4 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (1.63%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.54%) pfSense
5 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.54%) vSphere
5 1 (0.54%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (19.02%) QRadar
2 24 (13.04%) Nexpose
3 22 (11.96%) Nessus
4 11 (5.98%) Kibana
4 11 (5.98%) logstash
4 11 (5.98%) McAfee ePO
4 11 (5.98%) Nmap
5 6 (3.26%) RSA enVision
6 4 (2.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.63%) Cacti
7 3 (1.63%) Puppet
7 3 (1.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (1.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.09%) Ansible
8 2 (1.09%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.09%) RSA Security Analytics
8 2 (1.09%) SCCM
9 1 (0.54%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.54%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 49 (26.63%) Splunk
2 39 (21.20%) Cisco
2 39 (21.20%) Intel Security
3 38 (20.65%) Apple
4 37 (20.11%) LogRhythm
5 29 (15.76%) Qualys
6 27 (14.67%) ArcSight
7 26 (14.13%) IBM
7 26 (14.13%) Sourcefire
8 22 (11.96%) Microsoft
9 20 (10.87%) Juniper
9 20 (10.87%) Symantec
10 16 (8.70%) Blue Coat
10 16 (8.70%) F5
10 16 (8.70%) FireEye
11 14 (7.61%) NetWitness
12 13 (7.07%) GFI Software
12 13 (7.07%) Rapid7
12 13 (7.07%) TippingPoint
13 12 (6.52%) CheckPoint
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