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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 120 119 141
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +22
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 11 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.36% 0.37% 0.031%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.52% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+46.77% -4.61%
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% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2109 1921 2090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.97% 70.89% 64.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 960 1106
Average daily rate £375 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 88 111
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.75 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.53% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 29 July 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 4 - - 1
Cheshire -4 3 £475 -
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England

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 14 (70.00%) Information Security
2 12 (60.00%) CISSP
3 10 (50.00%) UNIX
3 10 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (45.00%) Windows
5 8 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 8 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (35.00%) Security Testing
7 6 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (25.00%) Network Design
8 5 (25.00%) Web Services
8 5 (25.00%) Risk Management
8 5 (25.00%) Security Management
8 5 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
9 4 (20.00%) PKI
10 3 (15.00%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (15.00%) Open Source
10 3 (15.00%) Security Architecture
10 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
10 3 (15.00%) SIEM
10 3 (15.00%) Cyber Security
10 3 (15.00%) Firewall
10 3 (15.00%) Data Security
11 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (10.00%) CESG
11 2 (10.00%) CESG CLAS
11 2 (10.00%) IPsec
11 2 (10.00%) Identity Management
11 2 (10.00%) ITIL

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (5.00%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Firewall
1 3 (15.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (10.00%) Internet
2 2 (10.00%) IPsec
2 2 (10.00%) IKE
2 2 (10.00%) Kerberos
3 1 (5.00%) VPN
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) WAN
3 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.00%) Wireless
3 1 (5.00%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Law
1 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Consultant
1 8 (40.00%) Security Consultant
2 5 (25.00%) Architect
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Security Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Operations Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Security Operations Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Security Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Security Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Security Technical Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) IT Security Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (10.00%) Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 4 (20.00%) PKI
2 3 (15.00%) Open Source
3 2 (10.00%) GIS
3 2 (10.00%) CESG
3 2 (10.00%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (5.00%) Tandem
4 1 (5.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) UNIX
2 9 (45.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) VMS
3 1 (5.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Information Security
2 10 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (35.00%) Security Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (25.00%) Network Design
5 5 (25.00%) Security Management
5 5 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 5 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (15.00%) Cyber Security
6 3 (15.00%) Security Architecture
6 3 (15.00%) SIEM
6 3 (15.00%) Data Security
6 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
7 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 2 (10.00%) Identity Management
7 2 (10.00%) ITIL
7 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
8 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) CISSP
2 2 (10.00%) CEH
3 1 (5.00%) ISSAP
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 8 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (10.00%) QA
3 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (5.00%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) RACF
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (10.00%) McAfee
1 2 (10.00%) Sophos
1 2 (10.00%) Sourcefire
1 2 (10.00%) IronPort
1 2 (10.00%) F5
2 1 (5.00%) IBM