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 3 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 126 157 143
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -14
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 31 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.97% 0.17% 0.031%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 0.21% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 6 1
Median daily rate £450 £280 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -34.11%
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 - - -
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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
2668 3323 2531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.82% 79.36% 77.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1779 2036 1487
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 128 109
Median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £12.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £47.71 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 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 3 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
Manchester +27 26 £450 +23.28%
Merseyside - 7 £425 - 3
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 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 North West region with a requirement for Vulnerability Assessment.

1 34 (94.44%) WAN
1 34 (94.44%) Firewall
2 33 (91.67%) LAN
2 33 (91.67%) VPN
3 31 (86.11%) VoIP
3 31 (86.11%) TCP/IP
3 31 (86.11%) Patch Management
4 30 (83.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 30 (83.33%) CISSP
5 29 (80.56%) Apple
5 29 (80.56%) Unix
5 29 (80.56%) Windows
5 29 (80.56%) Linux
6 28 (77.78%) SSCP
6 28 (77.78%) SANS
7 25 (69.44%) QRadar
7 25 (69.44%) ELK Stack
7 25 (69.44%) Splunk
8 23 (63.89%) Network Monitoring
9 20 (55.56%) Cybersecurity
10 18 (50.00%) IBM
11 17 (47.22%) LogRhythm
12 16 (44.44%) Case Management
13 14 (38.89%) Cyber Attack
14 13 (36.11%) SC Cleared
14 13 (36.11%) Security Cleared
14 13 (36.11%) Information Security
15 12 (33.33%) Security Operations
16 10 (27.78%) SIEM
16 10 (27.78%) Open Source

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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 (2.78%) Apache
1 1 (2.78%) IIS
1 1 (2.78%) Jetty
1 1 (2.78%) Mongrel
1 1 (2.78%) nginx
1 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.78%) Google App Engine
2 1 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 34 (94.44%) Firewall
1 34 (94.44%) WAN
2 33 (91.67%) LAN
2 33 (91.67%) VPN
3 31 (86.11%) TCP/IP
3 31 (86.11%) VoIP
4 7 (19.44%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (19.44%) Wireless
5 4 (11.11%) SSL
6 3 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (8.33%) IPsec
6 3 (8.33%) Network Security
7 2 (5.56%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (5.56%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (5.56%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (5.56%) FWSM
7 2 (5.56%) OpenScape
7 2 (5.56%) SAN
7 2 (5.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) Redis
2 1 (2.78%) Informix
2 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.78%) Introscope
2 1 (2.78%) JIRA
2 1 (2.78%) JUnit
2 1 (2.78%) Mockito
2 1 (2.78%) Selenium
2 1 (2.78%) SonarQube
2 1 (2.78%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Analyst
2 10 (27.78%) Security Analyst
3 9 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
4 8 (22.22%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 7 (19.44%) Technical Support
6 5 (13.89%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (13.89%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
6 5 (13.89%) Senior Security Analyst
7 4 (11.11%) Security Specialist
8 3 (8.33%) Technical Security Specialist
9 2 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (5.56%) Consultant
9 2 (5.56%) Data Centre Engineer
9 2 (5.56%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Engineer
9 2 (5.56%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (5.56%) Security Consultant
9 2 (5.56%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (69.44%) ELK Stack
2 7 (19.44%) RESTful
2 7 (19.44%) Web Services
3 2 (5.56%) 802.1X
3 2 (5.56%) J2EE
3 2 (5.56%) Servlets
4 1 (2.78%) .NET
4 1 (2.78%) CSS
4 1 (2.78%) HTML
4 1 (2.78%) JDBC
4 1 (2.78%) PowerMock
4 1 (2.78%) Spring
4 1 (2.78%) XML
4 1 (2.78%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (38.89%) Cyber Attack
2 9 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (13.89%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.78%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.78%) PKI
6 1 (2.78%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 29 (80.56%) Linux
1 29 (80.56%) Unix
1 29 (80.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (86.11%) Patch Management
2 30 (83.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 23 (63.89%) Network Monitoring
4 20 (55.56%) Cybersecurity
5 16 (44.44%) Case Management
6 13 (36.11%) Information Security
7 12 (33.33%) Security Operations
8 10 (27.78%) Open Source
8 10 (27.78%) SIEM
9 8 (22.22%) Analytics
9 8 (22.22%) Data Analytics
10 7 (19.44%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (13.89%) Process Improvement
12 4 (11.11%) ITIL
13 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
13 2 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
13 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
13 2 (5.56%) Risk Management
13 2 (5.56%) Service Management
14 1 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) Python
2 2 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.78%) PHP
3 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (83.33%) CISSP
2 28 (77.78%) SANS
2 28 (77.78%) SSCP
3 13 (36.11%) SC Cleared
3 13 (36.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) CCENT
4 1 (2.78%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (2.78%) CISM
4 1 (2.78%) CISMP
4 1 (2.78%) CLAS
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (69.44%) QRadar
2 8 (22.22%) Kibana
2 8 (22.22%) logstash
2 8 (22.22%) Nessus
2 8 (22.22%) Nexpose
2 8 (22.22%) Nmap
3 5 (13.89%) RSA enVision
4 2 (5.56%) Cacti
5 1 (2.78%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (2.78%) Puppet
5 1 (2.78%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 29 (80.56%) Apple
2 25 (69.44%) Splunk
3 18 (50.00%) IBM
4 17 (47.22%) LogRhythm
5 8 (22.22%) ArcSight
5 8 (22.22%) Intel
5 8 (22.22%) Intel Security
5 8 (22.22%) NetWitness
5 8 (22.22%) Qualys
6 3 (8.33%) Cisco
6 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.56%) Polycom
7 2 (5.56%) Siemens
8 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.78%) Clearswift
8 1 (2.78%) Google
8 1 (2.78%) Kaspersky
8 1 (2.78%) Oracle
8 1 (2.78%) Perforce
8 1 (2.78%) VMware