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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 152 123 117
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -6
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 2 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.052% 0.36% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.068% 0.49% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
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£368 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.63% -5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £455 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.59% +46.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.99 £60.00
% change year-on-year
- -51.68%
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England

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
2933 2230 1926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.66% 73.02% 72.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1750 1212 968
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 95 84
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £22.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.25 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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

Vulnerability Assessment
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 27 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheshire -6 1 £368 -22.63% 2
Manchester -18 1 - - 2
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England

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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 31 (77.50%) Firewall
2 30 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (70.00%) PKI
3 28 (70.00%) Kalman Filter
3 28 (70.00%) Clearswift
3 28 (70.00%) SSL
3 28 (70.00%) Cisco
4 26 (65.00%) CheckPoint
4 26 (65.00%) Cisco ASA
4 26 (65.00%) Kaspersky
5 24 (60.00%) CISMP
6 23 (57.50%) CISM
6 23 (57.50%) CISSP
7 22 (55.00%) ITIL
8 20 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
8 20 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
8 20 (50.00%) SIEM
9 19 (47.50%) Network Security
10 15 (37.50%) Migration
10 15 (37.50%) WAN
10 15 (37.50%) QA
10 15 (37.50%) CCENT
10 15 (37.50%) Security Patching
10 15 (37.50%) Data Centre
11 14 (35.00%) Service Delivery
12 13 (32.50%) VMware
12 13 (32.50%) Citrix
13 10 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
14 6 (15.00%) Database Security
14 6 (15.00%) Teradata

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.50%) Fireworks
1 1 (2.50%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 31 (77.50%) Firewall
2 28 (70.00%) SSL
3 26 (65.00%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (47.50%) Network Security
5 15 (37.50%) WAN
6 3 (7.50%) VPN
7 1 (2.50%) Wireless
7 1 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (2.50%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (15.00%) DB2
1 6 (15.00%) Informix
1 6 (15.00%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dreamweaver
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Analyst
2 22 (55.00%) Security Analyst
3 18 (45.00%) Technical Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Technical Security Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Administrator
5 3 (7.50%) Network Administrator
5 3 (7.50%) Network Support
6 2 (5.00%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Network Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Database Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Network Security Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Designer
7 1 (2.50%) IT Security Specialist
7 1 (2.50%) Network Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Account Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Database Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Database Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) HTML
1 1 (2.50%) CSS
1 1 (2.50%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 28 (70.00%) PKI
2 15 (37.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.50%) Life Science
4 1 (2.50%) Copywriting
4 1 (2.50%) User Experience
4 1 (2.50%) GIS
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) UNIX
1 3 (7.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (70.00%) Kalman Filter
2 22 (55.00%) ITIL
3 20 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 20 (50.00%) SIEM
4 15 (37.50%) Security Patching
4 15 (37.50%) Migration
5 14 (35.00%) Service Delivery
6 10 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (15.00%) Database Security
7 6 (15.00%) Data Analysis
8 3 (7.50%) Load Balancing
8 3 (7.50%) Problem Management
8 3 (7.50%) Change Control
9 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
9 2 (5.00%) Information Security
10 1 (2.50%) Web Design
10 1 (2.50%) SEO
10 1 (2.50%) Workflow
10 1 (2.50%) E-Commerce
10 1 (2.50%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (60.00%) CISMP
2 23 (57.50%) CISM
2 23 (57.50%) CISSP
3 20 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
4 15 (37.50%) CCENT
5 3 (7.50%) CCNA
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (37.50%) QA
3 2 (5.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 28 (70.00%) Cisco
1 28 (70.00%) Clearswift
2 26 (65.00%) Kaspersky
2 26 (65.00%) CheckPoint
3 13 (32.50%) VMware
3 13 (32.50%) Citrix
4 6 (15.00%) Teradata
4 6 (15.00%) Oracle
4 6 (15.00%) Sybase
5 3 (7.50%) ServiceNow
6 2 (5.00%) Rapid7
7 1 (2.50%) Adobe
7 1 (2.50%) Symantec
7 1 (2.50%) McAfee
7 1 (2.50%) Websense