The table below looks at the statistics for Vulnerability Assessment skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Vulnerability Assessment over the 3 months to 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 138 155 140
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -15
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 17 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.48% 0.29% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.35% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 4
Median daily rate £400 £325 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £325 £440
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £350 £507
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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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 North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2953 3685 2402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.09% 81.96% 75.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1879 2303 1381
Median daily rate £405 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.70% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 142 112
Median hourly rate £24.00 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.13% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.92 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Vulnerability Assessment
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 the North West

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Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Vulnerability Assessment Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Vulnerability Assessment Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Vulnerability Assessment Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
Manchester -13 11 £400 +23.07% 1
Merseyside - 7 £425 -
Cheshire - 1 £225 -
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Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 North West region with a requirement for Vulnerability Assessment.

1 25 (83.33%) Firewall
2 21 (70.00%) CISSP
2 21 (70.00%) WAN
3 15 (50.00%) LAN
3 15 (50.00%) VPN
3 15 (50.00%) SIEM
4 14 (46.67%) IBM
5 13 (43.33%) Apple
5 13 (43.33%) SSCP
5 13 (43.33%) VoIP
5 13 (43.33%) TCP/IP
5 13 (43.33%) Unix
5 13 (43.33%) Windows
5 13 (43.33%) Linux
5 13 (43.33%) Network Security
5 13 (43.33%) Splunk
5 13 (43.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 13 (43.33%) Network Monitoring
5 13 (43.33%) LogRhythm
5 13 (43.33%) Patch Management
5 13 (43.33%) ELK Stack
5 13 (43.33%) QRadar
5 13 (43.33%) SANS
6 12 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (36.67%) SSL
8 10 (33.33%) Cisco
8 10 (33.33%) Information Security
9 9 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (30.00%) ITIL

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (3.33%) Apache
1 1 (3.33%) IIS
1 1 (3.33%) Jetty
1 1 (3.33%) Mongrel
1 1 (3.33%) nginx
1 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.33%) Google App Engine
2 1 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (83.33%) Firewall
2 21 (70.00%) WAN
3 15 (50.00%) LAN
3 15 (50.00%) VPN
4 13 (43.33%) Network Security
4 13 (43.33%) TCP/IP
4 13 (43.33%) VoIP
5 11 (36.67%) SSL
6 9 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (23.33%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (20.00%) Wireless
9 3 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (10.00%) IPsec
10 2 (6.67%) Cisco ISE
10 2 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
10 2 (6.67%) Cisco Wireless
10 2 (6.67%) FWSM
10 2 (6.67%) OpenScape
10 2 (6.67%) SAN
10 2 (6.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) Redis
2 2 (6.67%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.33%) Informix
3 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.33%) Introscope
2 1 (3.33%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) JUnit
2 1 (3.33%) Mockito
2 1 (3.33%) Selenium
2 1 (3.33%) SonarQube
2 1 (3.33%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Games
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Security Manager
2 8 (26.67%) Network Security Manager
3 6 (20.00%) Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Technical Support
4 5 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Security Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Consultant
6 3 (10.00%) ICT Assistant
6 3 (10.00%) ICT Manager
6 3 (10.00%) Security Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) IT Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (43.33%) ELK Stack
2 5 (16.67%) RESTful
2 5 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (6.67%) 802.1X
3 2 (6.67%) J2EE
3 2 (6.67%) Servlets
4 1 (3.33%) .NET
4 1 (3.33%) CSS
4 1 (3.33%) HTML
4 1 (3.33%) JDBC
4 1 (3.33%) PowerMock
4 1 (3.33%) Spring
4 1 (3.33%) XML
4 1 (3.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Data Centre
1 8 (26.67%) PKI
2 7 (23.33%) Management Information System
3 6 (20.00%) Cyber Attack
4 3 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (3.33%) Life Science
6 1 (3.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Linux
1 13 (43.33%) Unix
1 13 (43.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) SIEM
2 13 (43.33%) Network Monitoring
2 13 (43.33%) Patch Management
2 13 (43.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 12 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (33.33%) Information Security
5 9 (30.00%) ITIL
5 9 (30.00%) Open Source
5 9 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (26.67%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (23.33%) Security Operations
7 7 (23.33%) Threat Management
8 6 (20.00%) Application Rationalisation
8 6 (20.00%) Case Management
8 6 (20.00%) Migration
9 4 (13.33%) ITIL V3
9 4 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
10 2 (6.67%) Service Management
10 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) Python
2 2 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) PHP
3 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (70.00%) CISSP
2 13 (43.33%) SANS
2 13 (43.33%) SSCP
3 8 (26.67%) CISMP
4 7 (23.33%) CCENT
5 6 (20.00%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (20.00%) CISM
5 6 (20.00%) CLAS
5 6 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.33%) DBS Check
7 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) Snort
2 1 (3.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (43.33%) QRadar
2 7 (23.33%) SmoothWall
3 6 (20.00%) Kibana
3 6 (20.00%) logstash
4 4 (13.33%) RSA enVision
5 2 (6.67%) Cacti
6 1 (3.33%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) IBM
2 13 (43.33%) Apple
2 13 (43.33%) LogRhythm
2 13 (43.33%) Splunk
3 10 (33.33%) Cisco
4 8 (26.67%) Clearswift
4 8 (26.67%) Kaspersky
5 7 (23.33%) CheckPoint
6 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (6.67%) Polycom
7 2 (6.67%) Siemens
7 2 (6.67%) VMware
8 1 (3.33%) Adobe
8 1 (3.33%) Citrix
8 1 (3.33%) Compuware
8 1 (3.33%) Google
8 1 (3.33%) HP
8 1 (3.33%) Juniper
8 1 (3.33%) Perforce
8 1 (3.33%) Sourcefire