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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Vulnerability Assessment
England / North West
Rank 123 149 133
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -16
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 12 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.29% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 7
Median daily rate £450 £320 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -37.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £202 £485
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £364 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £498
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
2141 3079 2376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.13% 80.96% 76.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1876 1423
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 110 96
Median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +35.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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

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
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 24 January 2017.

Vulnerability Assessment Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Vulnerability Assessment
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

Vulnerability Assessment
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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +18 12 £450 +24.13% 4
Vulnerability Assessment
England

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 32 (96.97%) WAN
1 32 (96.97%) Firewall
2 31 (93.94%) LAN
2 31 (93.94%) VoIP
2 31 (93.94%) TCP/IP
2 31 (93.94%) VPN
2 31 (93.94%) Patch Management
3 30 (90.91%) Vulnerability Management
3 30 (90.91%) CISSP
4 29 (87.88%) Apple
4 29 (87.88%) Unix
4 29 (87.88%) Windows
4 29 (87.88%) Linux
5 28 (84.85%) SSCP
5 28 (84.85%) SANS
6 25 (75.76%) ELK Stack
6 25 (75.76%) QRadar
6 25 (75.76%) Splunk
7 23 (69.70%) Network Monitoring
8 20 (60.61%) Cybersecurity
9 17 (51.52%) LogRhythm
9 17 (51.52%) IBM
10 16 (48.48%) Case Management
11 14 (42.42%) Cyber Attack
12 13 (39.39%) Security Monitoring
12 13 (39.39%) SC Cleared
12 13 (39.39%) Security Cleared
12 13 (39.39%) Information Security
13 12 (36.36%) Security Operations
14 10 (30.30%) SIEM

Vulnerability Assessment
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 (3.03%) Apache
1 1 (3.03%) IIS
1 1 (3.03%) Jetty
1 1 (3.03%) Mongrel
1 1 (3.03%) nginx
1 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.03%) Google App Engine
1 1 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 32 (96.97%) Firewall
1 32 (96.97%) WAN
2 31 (93.94%) LAN
2 31 (93.94%) TCP/IP
2 31 (93.94%) VoIP
2 31 (93.94%) VPN
3 5 (15.15%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (15.15%) Wireless
4 2 (6.06%) SSL
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.03%) DHCP
5 1 (3.03%) DNS
5 1 (3.03%) FTP
5 1 (3.03%) HTTP
5 1 (3.03%) IPsec
5 1 (3.03%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.03%) Travis CI
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Analyst
2 10 (30.30%) Security Analyst
3 9 (27.27%) Technical Specialist
4 8 (24.24%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 7 (21.21%) Technical Support
6 5 (15.15%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (15.15%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
6 5 (15.15%) Senior Security Analyst
7 4 (12.12%) Security Specialist
8 3 (9.09%) Technical Security Specialist
9 2 (6.06%) Consultant
9 2 (6.06%) Security Consultant
9 2 (6.06%) Security Manager
9 2 (6.06%) SOC Analyst
10 1 (3.03%) IT Manager
10 1 (3.03%) IT Project Manager
10 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
10 1 (3.03%) SOC Specialist
10 1 (3.03%) Support Consultant
10 1 (3.03%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (75.76%) ELK Stack
2 7 (21.21%) RESTful
2 7 (21.21%) Web Services
3 1 (3.03%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) J2EE
3 1 (3.03%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (42.42%) Cyber Attack
2 8 (24.24%) Management Information System
3 5 (15.15%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.03%) PKI
4 1 (3.03%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 29 (87.88%) Linux
1 29 (87.88%) Unix
1 29 (87.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (93.94%) Patch Management
2 30 (90.91%) Vulnerability Management
3 23 (69.70%) Network Monitoring
4 20 (60.61%) Cybersecurity
5 16 (48.48%) Case Management
6 13 (39.39%) Information Security
6 13 (39.39%) Security Monitoring
7 12 (36.36%) Security Operations
8 10 (30.30%) SIEM
9 9 (27.27%) Open Source
10 8 (24.24%) Analytics
10 8 (24.24%) Data Analytics
11 7 (21.21%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (15.15%) Process Improvement
13 2 (6.06%) ITIL
13 2 (6.06%) Penetration Testing
13 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
14 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
14 1 (3.03%) Migration
14 1 (3.03%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) Python
2 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 30 (90.91%) CISSP
2 28 (84.85%) SANS
2 28 (84.85%) SSCP
3 13 (39.39%) SC Cleared
3 13 (39.39%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) CCENT
4 1 (3.03%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (3.03%) CISM
4 1 (3.03%) CISMP
4 1 (3.03%) CLAS
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.03%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (75.76%) QRadar
2 8 (24.24%) Kibana
2 8 (24.24%) logstash
2 8 (24.24%) Nessus
2 8 (24.24%) Nexpose
2 8 (24.24%) Nmap
3 5 (15.15%) RSA enVision
4 1 (3.03%) Puppet
4 1 (3.03%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 29 (87.88%) Apple
2 25 (75.76%) Splunk
3 17 (51.52%) IBM
3 17 (51.52%) LogRhythm
4 8 (24.24%) ArcSight
4 8 (24.24%) Intel
4 8 (24.24%) Intel Security
4 8 (24.24%) NetWitness
4 8 (24.24%) Qualys
5 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco
5 1 (3.03%) Clearswift
5 1 (3.03%) Google
5 1 (3.03%) Kaspersky
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.03%) VMware