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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 127 128 139
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 6 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.24% 0.030%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.34% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£498 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £460 £210 £300
% change year-on-year
+119.04% -30.00%
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
2209 2044 2127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.24% 70.22% 64.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1217 1038 1130
Average daily rate £365 £333 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% -1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 101 108
Average hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 September 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 -4 2 - -
Cheshire 0 1 £475 -
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Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 9 (56.25%) CISSP
1 9 (56.25%) Information Security
2 7 (43.75%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (31.25%) UNIX
4 4 (25.00%) Windows
4 4 (25.00%) Security Testing
4 4 (25.00%) PKI
4 4 (25.00%) Security Architecture
4 4 (25.00%) Cyber Security
5 3 (18.75%) SIEM
5 3 (18.75%) Open Source
5 3 (18.75%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (18.75%) Firewall
5 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
5 3 (18.75%) CESG
5 3 (18.75%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (12.50%) Security Management
6 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
6 2 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (12.50%) IPsec
6 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (12.50%) Web Services
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) IKE
6 2 (12.50%) Kerberos
6 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 2 (12.50%) Internet

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Firewall
1 3 (18.75%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 2 (12.50%) IPsec
2 2 (12.50%) IKE
2 2 (12.50%) Kerberos
3 1 (6.25%) VPN
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (6.25%) Wireless
3 1 (6.25%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Law
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Consultant
1 6 (37.50%) Security Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Security Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Security Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Security Technical Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Security Manager
4 2 (12.50%) IT Security Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Security Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (12.50%) Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) PKI
2 3 (18.75%) Open Source
2 3 (18.75%) CESG
2 3 (18.75%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (12.50%) GIS
3 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) AS400
4 1 (6.25%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) UNIX
2 4 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) VMS
3 1 (6.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Information Security
2 7 (43.75%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 4 (25.00%) Cyber Security
4 3 (18.75%) SIEM
4 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) Identity Management
5 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 2 (12.50%) Security Management
5 2 (12.50%) Network Design
6 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
6 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
6 1 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Data Security
6 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) CISSP
2 2 (12.50%) CEH
3 1 (6.25%) ISSAP
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (12.50%) QA
3 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
3 1 (6.25%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) RACF
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
1 2 (12.50%) McAfee
1 2 (12.50%) Sophos
1 2 (12.50%) Sourcefire
1 2 (12.50%) IronPort
1 2 (12.50%) F5
2 1 (6.25%) IBM