The first table below looks at the demand for Vulnerability Assessment skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 382 347 423
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +76
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 30 31 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.14% 0.021%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.19% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 3
Average daily rate £450 £525 £495
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £356 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £343 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.78% +14.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £28.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18525 16438 20568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.49% 76.02% 73.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13067 11434 13436
Average daily rate £430 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 228 328
Average hourly rate £24.00 £33.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.35% +13.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £135.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Vulnerability Assessment
England

Vulnerability Assessment
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Vulnerability Assessment Jobs Demand Trend in London

Vulnerability Assessment
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Vulnerability Assessment Daily Rate Trend in London

Vulnerability Assessment
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment across the London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Vulnerability Assessment Daily Rate Histogram in London

Vulnerability Assessment
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Vulnerability Assessment Hourly Rate Trend in London

Vulnerability Assessment
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
City of London -6 9 £500 +25.00% 2
Canary Wharf - - - -
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Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 19 (45.24%) Finance
2 16 (38.10%) Penetration Testing
3 15 (35.71%) Linux
4 14 (33.33%) UNIX
4 14 (33.33%) Windows
4 14 (33.33%) Information Security
5 12 (28.57%) HP
5 12 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 12 (28.57%) NetApp
5 12 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (26.19%) Release Management
6 11 (26.19%) Load Balancing
6 11 (26.19%) Bash Shell
6 11 (26.19%) SAN
6 11 (26.19%) Solaris
6 11 (26.19%) Perl
6 11 (26.19%) LDAP
6 11 (26.19%) NetBackup
6 11 (26.19%) Brocade
7 10 (23.81%) CEH
8 9 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (19.05%) VMware
9 8 (19.05%) Oracle
9 8 (19.05%) CISSP
10 7 (16.67%) Firewall
11 6 (14.29%) Veritas
11 6 (14.29%) Python
11 6 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (14.29%) Manual Testing
11 6 (14.29%) Kernel Tuning

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.19%) LDAP
1 11 (26.19%) SAN
2 7 (16.67%) Firewall
3 4 (9.52%) VPN
4 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.76%) Wireless
5 1 (2.38%) IPsec
5 1 (2.38%) Network Security
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.38%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.38%) DNS
5 1 (2.38%) SSL
5 1 (2.38%) Internet
5 1 (2.38%) MPLS
5 1 (2.38%) OSPF
5 1 (2.38%) BGP
5 1 (2.38%) EIGRP
5 1 (2.38%) ADSL
5 1 (2.38%) LAN
5 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) AppScan
General
1 19 (45.24%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Games
2 3 (7.14%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Support Engineer
1 11 (26.19%) Storage Engineer
1 11 (26.19%) Platform Engineer
1 11 (26.19%) Storage Support Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Penetration Tester
2 7 (16.67%) Security Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Tester
2 7 (16.67%) Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Security Consultant
3 6 (14.29%) Consultant
3 6 (14.29%) UNIX Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) UNIX Support Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) UNIX Support
4 3 (7.14%) Senior IT Security Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Senior Security Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Senior Security Consultant
4 3 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Management Information System
1 5 (11.90%) Clustering
2 3 (7.14%) Statistics
2 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) CESG
3 2 (4.76%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (2.38%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.38%) PKI
4 1 (2.38%) PDA
4 1 (2.38%) FMCG
4 1 (2.38%) Open Source
4 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.38%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 15 (35.71%) Linux
2 14 (33.33%) UNIX
2 14 (33.33%) Windows
3 12 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (26.19%) Solaris
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Penetration Testing
2 14 (33.33%) Information Security
3 11 (26.19%) Load Balancing
3 11 (26.19%) Release Management
4 6 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 6 (14.29%) Kernel Tuning
5 5 (11.90%) Cyber Security
5 5 (11.90%) Data Protection
5 5 (11.90%) Risk Management
5 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (9.52%) SIEM
6 4 (9.52%) Ethical Hacking
7 3 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (7.14%) OWASP
7 3 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (7.14%) Migration
7 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.76%) Data Security
8 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
8 2 (4.76%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) Perl
1 11 (26.19%) Bash Shell
2 6 (14.29%) Bourne shell
2 6 (14.29%) Python
3 4 (9.52%) PHP
3 4 (9.52%) Java
4 3 (7.14%) SQL
4 3 (7.14%) VB.NET
4 3 (7.14%) C
4 3 (7.14%) C#
4 3 (7.14%) C++
5 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) CEH
2 8 (19.05%) CISSP
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (9.52%) MCSE
3 4 (9.52%) Degree
4 3 (7.14%) MCSA
4 3 (7.14%) MCP
4 3 (7.14%) CCNA
5 2 (4.76%) CISM
5 2 (4.76%) JNCIA
5 2 (4.76%) CCSA
5 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.38%) CGEIT
6 1 (2.38%) OSCP
6 1 (2.38%) GCIH
6 1 (2.38%) MCITP
6 1 (2.38%) GIAC
6 1 (2.38%) CCIE
6 1 (2.38%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (7.14%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (11.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.38%) XenApp
4 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.38%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (26.19%) NetBackup
2 6 (14.29%) YUM
2 6 (14.29%) Puppet
3 5 (11.90%) Nagios
4 1 (2.38%) DatAdvantage
4 1 (2.38%) Nessus
4 1 (2.38%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) HP
1 12 (28.57%) NetApp
1 12 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 11 (26.19%) Brocade
3 8 (19.05%) VMware
3 8 (19.05%) Oracle
4 6 (14.29%) Veritas
5 5 (11.90%) Sun
5 5 (11.90%) CA
6 4 (9.52%) Cisco
7 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 3 (7.14%) Acunetix
8 2 (4.76%) Qualys
8 2 (4.76%) Symantec
9 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.38%) Q1 Labs
9 1 (2.38%) Rapid7
9 1 (2.38%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (2.38%) Varonis
9 1 (2.38%) AppSense