The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 125 117 133
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +16
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 11 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.12% 0.098%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 3
Average daily rate £438 - £298
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 - £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £343 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.78% +14.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £28.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2259 1696 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.19% 70.43% 63.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 841 965
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £226 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 82 91
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Vulnerability Assessment
England

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Manchester - 2 £400 - 1
Vulnerability Assessment
England

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (75.00%) Information Security
2 9 (56.25%) CISSP
3 8 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
4 7 (43.75%) UNIX
4 7 (43.75%) Windows
5 6 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 6 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (31.25%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Network Design
7 4 (25.00%) Security Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (25.00%) Security Management
7 4 (25.00%) Web Services
8 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
8 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
8 3 (18.75%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
9 2 (12.50%) Finance
9 2 (12.50%) Data Security
9 2 (12.50%) CEH
9 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (12.50%) Degree
9 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
9 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
9 2 (12.50%) GIS
9 2 (12.50%) ITIL
9 2 (12.50%) C#
9 2 (12.50%) C++
9 2 (12.50%) Java
9 2 (12.50%) PHP

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) Wireless
2 1 (6.25%) Wireless Security
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Consultant
2 7 (43.75%) Security Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) Risk Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Penetration Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Security Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Security Operations Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) IT Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Account Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Security Manager
5 1 (6.25%) IT Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) GIS
3 1 (6.25%) AS400
3 1 (6.25%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) UNIX
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) VMS
2 1 (6.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Information Security
2 8 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (31.25%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Network Design
4 4 (25.00%) Security Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (25.00%) Security Management
5 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
5 3 (18.75%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
6 2 (12.50%) Data Security
6 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
7 1 (6.25%) DRM
7 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
7 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (6.25%) Service Management
7 1 (6.25%) Validation
7 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C#
1 2 (12.50%) C++
1 2 (12.50%) Java
1 2 (12.50%) PHP
1 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) CISSP
2 2 (12.50%) CEH
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) EnCE
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 6 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) IBM