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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 544 510 515
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +5
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 35 41 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.071% 0.088% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.094% 0.12% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 10
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £255 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £470 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+14.11% -5.55%
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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37095 34787 31991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.83% 74.29% 72.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24706 21803 19148
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1077 1341
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
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 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +11 19 £313 -21.87% 2
North West -7 7 £510 +27.50%
East of England - 5 £260 - 1
South East -32 3 £250 -41.17% 3
Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
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Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 58 (49.57%) Information Security
2 51 (43.59%) CISSP
3 49 (41.88%) Firewall
4 47 (40.17%) Penetration Testing
5 38 (32.48%) Windows
6 36 (30.77%) UNIX
7 32 (27.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 31 (26.50%) Security Cleared
9 26 (22.22%) Cisco
9 26 (22.22%) Security Architecture
10 25 (21.37%) SC Cleared
11 24 (20.51%) Linux
12 23 (19.66%) Active Directory
12 23 (19.66%) Risk Management
13 22 (18.80%) ITIL
13 22 (18.80%) SIEM
13 22 (18.80%) Cyber Security
14 20 (17.09%) CESG
14 20 (17.09%) Network Security
15 19 (16.24%) Finance
16 18 (15.38%) Management Information System
17 17 (14.53%) CISM
17 17 (14.53%) DNS
17 17 (14.53%) Intrusion Detection
18 16 (13.68%) TCP/IP
19 15 (12.82%) VPN
19 15 (12.82%) HP
19 15 (12.82%) CESG CLAS
19 15 (12.82%) Computer Science
20 14 (11.97%) PKI

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 14 (11.97%) Apache
2 8 (6.84%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.56%) IIS
3 3 (2.56%) nginx
4 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.71%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.56%) MS Office
2 3 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.85%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 49 (41.88%) Firewall
2 20 (17.09%) Network Security
3 17 (14.53%) Intrusion Detection
3 17 (14.53%) DNS
4 16 (13.68%) TCP/IP
5 15 (12.82%) VPN
6 11 (9.40%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (8.55%) LAN
7 10 (8.55%) DHCP
8 8 (6.84%) SSL
8 8 (6.84%) LDAP
9 7 (5.98%) IPsec
10 6 (5.13%) VLAN
11 4 (3.42%) Wireless
11 4 (3.42%) Internet
11 4 (3.42%) WAN
12 3 (2.56%) HTTP
12 3 (2.56%) Cisco PIX
13 2 (1.71%) Reverse Proxy
13 2 (1.71%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.56%) MySQL
3 1 (0.85%) DB2
3 1 (0.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Metasploit
2 3 (2.56%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.56%) Subversion
3 2 (1.71%) TestDirector
3 2 (1.71%) GCC
General
1 19 (16.24%) Finance
2 5 (4.27%) Banking
3 4 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.56%) Legal
5 2 (1.71%) Law
5 2 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.71%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.85%) Retail
6 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (26.50%) Analyst
2 26 (22.22%) Security Analyst
3 23 (19.66%) Architect
4 21 (17.95%) Security Architect
5 12 (10.26%) Consultant
6 10 (8.55%) Security Consultant
6 10 (8.55%) Tester
7 9 (7.69%) Penetration Tester
7 9 (7.69%) Infrastructure Designer
7 9 (7.69%) Designer
8 8 (6.84%) Security Engineer
9 7 (5.98%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.98%) Network Security Engineer
9 7 (5.98%) Network Engineer
9 7 (5.98%) Security Manager
10 6 (5.13%) Test Analyst
10 6 (5.13%) Security Solutions Architect
11 5 (4.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (4.27%) Operational Security Analyst
12 4 (3.42%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.84%) .NET
2 7 (5.98%) Web Services
3 3 (2.56%) Middleware
3 3 (2.56%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.56%) JSP
3 3 (2.56%) HTML
4 2 (1.71%) WebSockets
5 1 (0.85%) SOAP
5 1 (0.85%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.09%) CESG
2 18 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 15 (12.82%) CESG CLAS
3 15 (12.82%) Computer Science
4 14 (11.97%) PKI
5 9 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (5.98%) RMADS
7 6 (5.13%) FMCG
8 5 (4.27%) Open Source
8 5 (4.27%) Algorithms
9 4 (3.42%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.85%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.85%) Biometrics
10 1 (0.85%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.85%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 38 (32.48%) Windows
2 36 (30.77%) UNIX
3 24 (20.51%) Linux
4 13 (11.11%) Solaris
5 7 (5.98%) AIX
6 6 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (5.13%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.42%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.56%) CentOS
9 3 (2.56%) Debian
9 3 (2.56%) Windows NT
9 3 (2.56%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.85%) HPUX
11 1 (0.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (49.57%) Information Security
2 47 (40.17%) Penetration Testing
3 26 (22.22%) Security Architecture
4 23 (19.66%) Risk Management
5 22 (18.80%) ITIL
5 22 (18.80%) SIEM
5 22 (18.80%) Cyber Security
6 14 (11.97%) Test Strategy
6 14 (11.97%) Vulnerability Management
6 14 (11.97%) Identity Management
6 14 (11.97%) TOGAF
7 12 (10.26%) Service Management
7 12 (10.26%) Incident Management
8 11 (9.40%) ITIL V3
8 11 (9.40%) Risk Assessment
8 11 (9.40%) Data Security
9 10 (8.55%) Data Protection
9 10 (8.55%) Technical Architecture
10 8 (6.84%) ISMS
11 7 (5.98%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 9 (7.69%) SQL
3 8 (6.84%) Java
4 5 (4.27%) C
4 5 (4.27%) C++
4 5 (4.27%) Python
5 4 (3.42%) VB
6 3 (2.56%) PHP
6 3 (2.56%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.71%) Ruby
7 2 (1.71%) Perl
8 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 51 (43.59%) CISSP
2 31 (26.50%) Security Cleared
3 25 (21.37%) SC Cleared
4 17 (14.53%) CISM
5 13 (11.11%) CEH
6 10 (8.55%) Degree
7 8 (6.84%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (6.84%) CCNA
8 6 (5.13%) CISA
9 5 (4.27%) DV Cleared
10 4 (3.42%) JNCIA
10 4 (3.42%) GIAC
10 4 (3.42%) CCSA
11 3 (2.56%) SSCP
11 3 (2.56%) GWAPT
12 2 (1.71%) GPEN
12 2 (1.71%) OSCP
12 2 (1.71%) MCITP
12 2 (1.71%) CRISC
12 2 (1.71%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (27.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (11.11%) PCI DSS
3 7 (5.98%) SLA
4 6 (5.13%) COBIT
5 5 (4.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (2.56%) QA
7 2 (1.71%) JSP 440
System Software
1 23 (19.66%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.55%) Nmap
3 9 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.56%) Terminal Server
4 3 (2.56%) Varnish
5 2 (1.71%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.71%) UAG
6 1 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (11.11%) Nessus
2 11 (9.40%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (5.13%) Tivoli
4 5 (4.27%) CORE IMPACT
5 4 (3.42%) Nagios
6 3 (2.56%) Zenoss
6 3 (2.56%) Puppet
7 2 (1.71%) SCCM
7 2 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.71%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.85%) WSUS
8 1 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 26 (22.22%) Cisco
2 15 (12.82%) HP
3 13 (11.11%) Juniper
4 12 (10.26%) VMware
5 11 (9.40%) Oracle
6 10 (8.55%) Microsoft
7 8 (6.84%) SAP
7 8 (6.84%) Red Hat
8 7 (5.98%) F5
9 6 (5.13%) Splunk
10 5 (4.27%) Qualys
11 4 (3.42%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.56%) Symantec
12 3 (2.56%) McAfee
13 2 (1.71%) Sophos
13 2 (1.71%) Blue Coat
13 2 (1.71%) Brocade
13 2 (1.71%) IBM
13 2 (1.71%) Ruckus Wireless
14 1 (0.85%) Tufin