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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 113 125 117
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 38 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.05% 0.29% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 0.40% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 1
Average daily rate
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£338 £468 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.80% -6.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £343
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +31.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £175.00 £28.99 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+503.65% -51.68%
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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
2770 2245 1732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.67% 72.28% 73.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1604 1179 849
Average daily rate £393 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 113 86
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.16 £12.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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

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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

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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 29 May 2015.

Vulnerability Assessment Daily Rate Histogram 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 May 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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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 +24 30 £325 - 2
Cheshire -8 4 £373 -25.50% 2
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Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 30 (65.22%) CISSP
1 30 (65.22%) Firewall
2 29 (63.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (58.70%) PKI
3 27 (58.70%) Kalman Filter
3 27 (58.70%) Clearswift
3 27 (58.70%) SSL
3 27 (58.70%) Cisco
4 26 (56.52%) CheckPoint
4 26 (56.52%) Cisco ASA
4 26 (56.52%) Kaspersky
5 23 (50.00%) CISM
5 23 (50.00%) CISMP
6 22 (47.83%) ITIL
7 20 (43.48%) ITIL Certification
7 20 (43.48%) Penetration Testing
7 20 (43.48%) SIEM
8 19 (41.30%) Network Security
9 15 (32.61%) QA
9 15 (32.61%) CCENT
9 15 (32.61%) Security Patching
10 14 (30.43%) Data Centre
10 14 (30.43%) Migration
10 14 (30.43%) Service Delivery
10 14 (30.43%) WAN
11 13 (28.26%) Citrix
11 13 (28.26%) VMware
12 10 (21.74%) Capacity Planning
13 8 (17.39%) Cyber Security
14 7 (15.22%) Security Architecture

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (2.17%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.17%) Fireworks
1 1 (2.17%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 30 (65.22%) Firewall
2 27 (58.70%) SSL
3 26 (56.52%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (41.30%) Network Security
5 14 (30.43%) WAN
6 3 (6.52%) VPN
7 1 (2.17%) Wireless
7 1 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (2.17%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) Ingres
1 6 (13.04%) Informix
1 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
1 6 (13.04%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dreamweaver
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.52%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (52.17%) Analyst
2 21 (45.65%) Security Analyst
3 17 (36.96%) Technical Analyst
4 7 (15.22%) Security Architect
4 7 (15.22%) Architect
5 6 (13.04%) Technical Security Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Administrator
6 3 (6.52%) Network Support
6 3 (6.52%) Network Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) Database Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Network Security Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Network Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Security Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Tester
8 1 (2.17%) Security Specialist
8 1 (2.17%) Network Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Account Manager
8 1 (2.17%) Network Security Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Database Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) HTML
1 1 (2.17%) Flash
1 1 (2.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (58.70%) PKI
2 14 (30.43%) Data Centre
3 6 (13.04%) CESG
3 6 (13.04%) CESG CLAS
4 3 (6.52%) Life Science
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) GIS
5 1 (2.17%) User Experience
5 1 (2.17%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) UNIX
1 3 (6.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (58.70%) Kalman Filter
2 22 (47.83%) ITIL
3 20 (43.48%) Penetration Testing
3 20 (43.48%) SIEM
4 15 (32.61%) Security Patching
5 14 (30.43%) Migration
5 14 (30.43%) Service Delivery
6 10 (21.74%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (17.39%) Cyber Security
8 7 (15.22%) Security Architecture
9 6 (13.04%) Data Analysis
9 6 (13.04%) Database Security
10 5 (10.87%) SABSA
10 5 (10.87%) Zachman Framework
10 5 (10.87%) TOGAF
11 3 (6.52%) Change Control
11 3 (6.52%) Load Balancing
11 3 (6.52%) Problem Management
12 2 (4.35%) Information Security
12 2 (4.35%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (65.22%) CISSP
2 23 (50.00%) CISM
2 23 (50.00%) CISMP
3 20 (43.48%) ITIL Certification
4 15 (32.61%) CCENT
5 3 (6.52%) CCNA
5 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) Degree
6 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (63.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (32.61%) QA
3 2 (4.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 27 (58.70%) Clearswift
1 27 (58.70%) Cisco
2 26 (56.52%) CheckPoint
2 26 (56.52%) Kaspersky
3 13 (28.26%) Citrix
3 13 (28.26%) VMware
4 6 (13.04%) Teradata
4 6 (13.04%) Oracle
4 6 (13.04%) Sybase
5 3 (6.52%) ServiceNow
6 2 (4.35%) Rapid7
7 1 (2.17%) Websense
7 1 (2.17%) Symantec
7 1 (2.17%) McAfee
7 1 (2.17%) Adobe