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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 155 133 122
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -11
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 5 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.29% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 5
Average daily rate £363 £510 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.92% +27.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £518 £505 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.47% +26.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -
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England

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
3059 2455 2025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.58% 76.36% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1875 1456 1031
Average daily rate £400 £385 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 100 108
Average hourly rate £39.25 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.76% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.40 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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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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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment within the North West region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -14 4 £363 -28.92% 2
Cheshire - 1 - -
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England

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 11 (68.75%) SSL
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco
1 11 (68.75%) Firewall
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (62.50%) ITIL
3 9 (56.25%) WAN
4 8 (50.00%) PKI
5 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
5 6 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (37.50%) Network Security
5 6 (37.50%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (37.50%) Threat Management
6 5 (31.25%) 802.1X
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco PIX
6 5 (31.25%) FWSM
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco Wireless
6 5 (31.25%) QA
6 5 (31.25%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (31.25%) Wireless
6 5 (31.25%) IPsec
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (31.25%) SAN
6 5 (31.25%) Service Management
6 5 (31.25%) VPN
6 5 (31.25%) CCNP
6 5 (31.25%) LAN
6 5 (31.25%) VoIP
6 5 (31.25%) WLAN
7 4 (25.00%) HP
7 4 (25.00%) SNMP

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (25.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco ASA
1 11 (68.75%) Firewall
1 11 (68.75%) SSL
2 9 (56.25%) WAN
3 6 (37.50%) Network Security
4 5 (31.25%) Cisco PIX
4 5 (31.25%) Cisco Wireless
4 5 (31.25%) FWSM
4 5 (31.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (31.25%) IPsec
4 5 (31.25%) LAN
4 5 (31.25%) SAN
4 5 (31.25%) VoIP
4 5 (31.25%) VPN
4 5 (31.25%) Wireless
4 5 (31.25%) WLAN
5 4 (25.00%) SNMP
6 2 (12.50%) 3G
7 1 (6.25%) DHCP
7 1 (6.25%) DNS
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (25.00%) HP UFT
1 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (25.00%) JIRA
1 4 (25.00%) JMeter
1 4 (25.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Network Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) Security Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) IT Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) IT Security Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) QA Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) Network Support
6 2 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) Senior Firewall Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) Switch Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) Technical Security Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Database Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) PKI
2 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (6.25%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Mac OS X
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) ITIL
2 6 (37.50%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (37.50%) Threat Management
3 5 (31.25%) Service Management
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) Application Rationalisation
4 4 (25.00%) Migration
4 4 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (25.00%) SIEM
5 3 (18.75%) Coaching
5 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
6 2 (12.50%) Security Patching
6 2 (12.50%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 2 (12.50%) Perl
1 2 (12.50%) Python
1 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (6.25%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) CCNP
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (12.50%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (12.50%) CISM
3 2 (12.50%) CISMP
3 2 (12.50%) CISSP
3 2 (12.50%) CLAS
3 2 (12.50%) DBS Check
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (31.25%) QA
3 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 4 (25.00%) HP
3 4 (25.00%) Kaspersky
4 3 (18.75%) Clearswift
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix
5 2 (12.50%) Polycom
5 2 (12.50%) Siemens
5 2 (12.50%) VMware
6 1 (6.25%) IronPort