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 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 132 125 125
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 7 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.19% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£510 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -
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 North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2358 2068 1982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.44% 73.02% 67.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1392 1059 1023
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 115 93
Average hourly rate £24.50 £25.77 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -2.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £75.00
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 the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

Vulnerability Assessment
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West 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
Manchester - 1 £510 -
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England

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 10 (90.91%) CISSP
2 8 (72.73%) Security Architecture
2 8 (72.73%) Cyber Security
3 7 (63.64%) CESG
3 7 (63.64%) CESG CLAS
4 6 (54.55%) SABSA
4 6 (54.55%) Zachman Framework
4 6 (54.55%) TOGAF
5 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
5 3 (27.27%) Information Security
5 3 (27.27%) UNIX
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (9.09%) Open Source
7 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (9.09%) SIEM
7 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (9.09%) Law
7 1 (9.09%) Legal
7 1 (9.09%) Migration
7 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
7 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (9.09%) ISSAP
7 1 (9.09%) Brocade
7 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
7 1 (9.09%) Risk Analysis

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (9.09%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
1 1 (9.09%) SNMP
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Law
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Architect
2 7 (63.64%) Security Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Information Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (9.09%) HPUX Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Security Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security Risk Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Information Risk Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Security Operations Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) CESG
1 7 (63.64%) CESG CLAS
2 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) Open Source
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) HPUX
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Security Architecture
1 8 (72.73%) Cyber Security
2 6 (54.55%) SABSA
2 6 (54.55%) Zachman Framework
2 6 (54.55%) TOGAF
3 3 (27.27%) Information Security
4 1 (9.09%) Data Security
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (9.09%) SIEM
4 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) CISSP
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) HP
1 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
1 1 (9.09%) Brocade