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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Vulnerability Assessment
England / North West
Rank 122 156 138
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -18
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 15 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.58% 0.10% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.13% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 7
Median daily rate £488 £363 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.48% -28.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £353 £485
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £363 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £485 £493
% change year-on-year
-7.21% -1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +122.22%

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
2135 3156 2639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.31% 82.29% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1363 1903 1514
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 144 112
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £16.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 February 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 +24 15 £488 +34.48% 3
Vulnerability Assessment
England

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 46 (100.00%) LAN
1 46 (100.00%) VoIP
1 46 (100.00%) WAN
1 46 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 46 (100.00%) VPN
1 46 (100.00%) Firewall
1 46 (100.00%) Patch Management
2 44 (95.65%) Vulnerability Management
2 44 (95.65%) Unix
2 44 (95.65%) Windows
2 44 (95.65%) Linux
2 44 (95.65%) Apple
3 41 (89.13%) SSCP
3 41 (89.13%) CISSP
3 41 (89.13%) SANS
4 39 (84.78%) Splunk
4 39 (84.78%) Elastic Stack
4 39 (84.78%) QRadar
5 37 (80.43%) Network Monitoring
6 32 (69.57%) Cybersecurity
6 32 (69.57%) IBM
7 31 (67.39%) LogRhythm
8 23 (50.00%) Case Management
9 22 (47.83%) Information Security
10 21 (45.65%) SC Cleared
10 21 (45.65%) Security Cleared
11 20 (43.48%) Security Operations
12 19 (41.30%) Cyber Attack
13 18 (39.13%) Open Source
14 16 (34.78%) Security Monitoring

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 3 (6.52%) Apache
1 3 (6.52%) IIS
1 3 (6.52%) Jetty
1 3 (6.52%) Mongrel
1 3 (6.52%) nginx
1 3 (6.52%) Tomcat
1 3 (6.52%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.52%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (6.52%) Google App Engine
1 3 (6.52%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 46 (100.00%) Firewall
1 46 (100.00%) LAN
1 46 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 46 (100.00%) VoIP
1 46 (100.00%) VPN
1 46 (100.00%) WAN
2 8 (17.39%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (17.39%) Wireless
3 3 (6.52%) DHCP
3 3 (6.52%) DNS
3 3 (6.52%) FTP
3 3 (6.52%) HTTP
3 3 (6.52%) IPsec
3 3 (6.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (32.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
1 3 (6.52%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Analyst
2 13 (28.26%) Security Analyst
3 11 (23.91%) Technical Specialist
4 10 (21.74%) Security Specialist
5 8 (17.39%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 7 (15.22%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (15.22%) Senior Security Analyst
6 7 (15.22%) Technical Support
7 5 (10.87%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
7 5 (10.87%) Technical Security Specialist
8 3 (6.52%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 3 (6.52%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 3 (6.52%) Senior Security Specialist
8 3 (6.52%) SOC Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Consultant
9 2 (4.35%) Security Consultant
9 2 (4.35%) SOC Specialist
9 2 (4.35%) Splunk Analyst
10 1 (2.17%) ArcSight Analyst
10 1 (2.17%) Security Operations Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (84.78%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (23.91%) RESTful
2 11 (23.91%) Web Services
3 3 (6.52%) .NET
3 3 (6.52%) J2EE
3 3 (6.52%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 19 (41.30%) Cyber Attack
2 14 (30.43%) Management Information System
3 9 (19.57%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.17%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 44 (95.65%) Linux
1 44 (95.65%) Unix
1 44 (95.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (100.00%) Patch Management
2 44 (95.65%) Vulnerability Management
3 37 (80.43%) Network Monitoring
4 32 (69.57%) Cybersecurity
5 23 (50.00%) Case Management
6 22 (47.83%) Information Security
7 20 (43.48%) Security Operations
8 18 (39.13%) Open Source
9 16 (34.78%) Security Monitoring
10 15 (32.61%) SIEM
11 10 (21.74%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (17.39%) Analytics
12 8 (17.39%) Data Analytics
12 8 (17.39%) Process Improvement
13 6 (13.04%) DevOps
14 3 (6.52%) Computer Security
14 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
14 3 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
15 2 (4.35%) Privileged Access Management
16 1 (2.17%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) Python
2 3 (6.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 41 (89.13%) CISSP
1 41 (89.13%) SANS
1 41 (89.13%) SSCP
2 21 (45.65%) SC Cleared
2 21 (45.65%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (6.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 39 (84.78%) QRadar
2 15 (32.61%) Kibana
2 15 (32.61%) logstash
3 8 (17.39%) Nessus
3 8 (17.39%) Nexpose
3 8 (17.39%) Nmap
3 8 (17.39%) RSA enVision
4 3 (6.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (95.65%) Apple
2 39 (84.78%) Splunk
3 32 (69.57%) IBM
4 31 (67.39%) LogRhythm
5 8 (17.39%) ArcSight
5 8 (17.39%) Intel
5 8 (17.39%) Intel Security
5 8 (17.39%) NetWitness
5 8 (17.39%) Qualys
6 6 (13.04%) Snow
7 3 (6.52%) Google
7 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.52%) VMware
8 2 (4.35%) HP