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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 537 487 521
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +34
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 50 81 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.097% 0.16% 0.075%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.21% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 44 14
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£530 £450 £490
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.77% -8.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £261 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £532 £617
UK excluding London average daily rate £493 £455 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.24% +46.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £60.00
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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
40242 37742 35090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.92% 76.45% 75.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 26610 23738 21765
Average daily rate £425 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1090 1093 1019
Average hourly rate £28.50 £23.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -27.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £46.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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 -24 22 £550 +29.41% 14
South East -26 11 £529 +9.85% 20
East Midlands +1 9 £430 -26.87% 2
South West -3 5 £550 - 5
East of England -8 2 £500 +117.39% 6
West Midlands - 2 £350 -
North West -36 1 - - 9
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Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 76 (60.80%) Firewall
2 59 (47.20%) CISSP
3 53 (42.40%) Cisco
4 52 (41.60%) SIEM
5 49 (39.20%) Network Security
6 47 (37.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 46 (36.80%) ITIL
8 44 (35.20%) Information Security
9 41 (32.80%) Kalman Filter
10 40 (32.00%) PKI
11 39 (31.20%) Penetration Testing
12 37 (29.60%) Intrusion Detection
13 36 (28.80%) SSL
14 35 (28.00%) CISM
15 32 (25.60%) Management Information System
15 32 (25.60%) Cisco ASA
16 29 (23.20%) CheckPoint
17 28 (22.40%) Clearswift
18 26 (20.80%) Kaspersky
18 26 (20.80%) Degree
19 25 (20.00%) CISMP
19 25 (20.00%) Security Cleared
19 25 (20.00%) Windows
20 23 (18.40%) SC Cleared
21 21 (16.80%) Finance
22 20 (16.00%) Service Delivery
22 20 (16.00%) ITIL Certification
22 20 (16.00%) PCI DSS
22 20 (16.00%) Cyber Security
22 20 (16.00%) ArcSight

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 3 (2.40%) Apache
1 3 (2.40%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.80%) Confluence
3 1 (0.80%) Lync
3 1 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (4.80%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.20%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.20%) MS Project
3 1 (0.80%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.80%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 76 (60.80%) Firewall
2 49 (39.20%) Network Security
3 37 (29.60%) Intrusion Detection
4 36 (28.80%) SSL
5 32 (25.60%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (15.20%) WAN
7 16 (12.80%) VPN
8 8 (6.40%) Wireless
8 8 (6.40%) TCP/IP
9 6 (4.80%) SSH
9 6 (4.80%) HTTP
9 6 (4.80%) Internet
10 5 (4.00%) Wireless Security
11 4 (3.20%) DNS
11 4 (3.20%) DHCP
11 4 (3.20%) LAN
12 3 (2.40%) Extranet
12 3 (2.40%) Intranet
12 3 (2.40%) IPsec
13 2 (1.60%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.40%) DB2
2 6 (4.80%) Informix
2 6 (4.80%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.80%) Ingres
3 1 (0.80%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.80%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.80%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (2.40%) TestDirector
2 2 (1.60%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.80%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.80%) JIRA
3 1 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 21 (16.80%) Finance
2 7 (5.60%) Financial Institution
3 6 (4.80%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.00%) Military
4 5 (4.00%) Banking
5 3 (2.40%) Retail
5 3 (2.40%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.40%) Legal
5 3 (2.40%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.80%) Marketing
7 1 (0.80%) Law
Job Titles
1 65 (52.00%) Analyst
2 53 (42.40%) Security Analyst
3 18 (14.40%) Technical Analyst
3 18 (14.40%) Consultant
4 17 (13.60%) Security Consultant
5 11 (8.80%) Security Specialist
5 11 (8.80%) Security Manager
6 9 (7.20%) Security Engineer
7 8 (6.40%) Network Analyst
8 7 (5.60%) IT Security Analyst
9 6 (4.80%) Network Security Analyst
9 6 (4.80%) Incident Analyst
9 6 (4.80%) Technical Security Analyst
10 5 (4.00%) Security Architect
10 5 (4.00%) Account Manager
10 5 (4.00%) Architect
11 4 (3.20%) Network Consultant
11 4 (3.20%) IT Consultant
11 4 (3.20%) Tester
11 4 (3.20%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.40%) Middleware
2 6 (4.80%) Web Services
3 3 (2.40%) XML
4 2 (1.60%) .NET
4 2 (1.60%) SOAP
4 2 (1.60%) REST
5 1 (0.80%) HTML
5 1 (0.80%) CSS
5 1 (0.80%) Flash
5 1 (0.80%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (32.00%) PKI
2 32 (25.60%) Management Information System
3 20 (16.00%) Data Centre
4 10 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (7.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (4.80%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.40%) Life Science
7 3 (2.40%) RMADS
8 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.60%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.60%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.60%) Equities
8 2 (1.60%) CESG
8 2 (1.60%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (1.60%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.80%) Economics
9 1 (0.80%) Copywriting
9 1 (0.80%) Statistics
9 1 (0.80%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.80%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (20.00%) Windows
2 15 (12.00%) Linux
3 11 (8.80%) UNIX
4 5 (4.00%) AIX
4 5 (4.00%) Solaris
5 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.60%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.80%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (41.60%) SIEM
2 46 (36.80%) ITIL
3 44 (35.20%) Information Security
4 41 (32.80%) Kalman Filter
5 39 (31.20%) Penetration Testing
6 20 (16.00%) Service Delivery
6 20 (16.00%) Cyber Security
7 17 (13.60%) Security Patching
7 17 (13.60%) Migration
8 12 (9.60%) Security Management
8 12 (9.60%) Security Architecture
9 10 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (7.20%) Vulnerability Management
11 8 (6.40%) Time Management
11 8 (6.40%) Computer Security
11 8 (6.40%) Risk Management
11 8 (6.40%) Information Security Management
11 8 (6.40%) Patch Management
12 7 (5.60%) Risk Assessment
12 7 (5.60%) Computer Forensics
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.60%) SQL
2 3 (2.40%) Java
3 2 (1.60%) C
3 2 (1.60%) C++
3 2 (1.60%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.80%) Python
4 1 (0.80%) Perl
Qualifications
1 59 (47.20%) CISSP
2 35 (28.00%) CISM
3 26 (20.80%) Degree
4 25 (20.00%) CISMP
4 25 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 23 (18.40%) SC Cleared
6 20 (16.00%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (12.00%) CCENT
8 8 (6.40%) CEH
9 7 (5.60%) GCIH
10 6 (4.80%) DV Cleared
10 6 (4.80%) CISA
11 5 (4.00%) GCIA
11 5 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (4.00%) CCNA
12 3 (2.40%) GSEC
12 3 (2.40%) SSCP
12 3 (2.40%) CRISC
12 3 (2.40%) OSCP
13 2 (1.60%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (37.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (16.00%) PCI DSS
3 16 (12.80%) QA
4 14 (11.20%) COBIT
5 4 (3.20%) SLA
5 4 (3.20%) COSO
6 2 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.80%) Firmware
3 1 (0.80%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 13 (10.40%) Nessus
2 11 (8.80%) Nmap
3 3 (2.40%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (2.40%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.60%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (1.60%) WebInspect
4 2 (1.60%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.80%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.80%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.80%) Nagios
5 1 (0.80%) WSUS
5 1 (0.80%) Puppet
5 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.80%) Ansible
5 1 (0.80%) logstash
5 1 (0.80%) Kibana
5 1 (0.80%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 53 (42.40%) Cisco
2 29 (23.20%) CheckPoint
3 28 (22.40%) Clearswift
4 26 (20.80%) Kaspersky
5 20 (16.00%) ArcSight
6 17 (13.60%) VMware
6 17 (13.60%) Citrix
7 12 (9.60%) Microsoft
7 12 (9.60%) Sourcefire
8 11 (8.80%) McAfee
9 10 (8.00%) Oracle
10 9 (7.20%) HP
10 9 (7.20%) Blue Coat
11 8 (6.40%) IronPort
12 7 (5.60%) Juniper
13 6 (4.80%) Teradata
13 6 (4.80%) Sybase
14 5 (4.00%) SolarWinds
14 5 (4.00%) Splunk
15 4 (3.20%) FireEye
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