The table below looks at the statistics for Vulnerability Assessment skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Vulnerability Assessment over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 257 228 231
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +3
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 8 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.081% 0.077% 0.013%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.11% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 1
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£525 £463 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% +23.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £343
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
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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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7415 6578 5721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.33% 72.71% 71.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4123 3588 2901
Average daily rate £395 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 272 287
Average hourly rate £33.00 £26.50 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.52% -1.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Vulnerability Assessment
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Vulnerability Assessment Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment across the South East region.

Vulnerability Assessment Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Vulnerability Assessment Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Vulnerability Assessment
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 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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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
Hampshire -10 4 £525 - 1
Surrey - 3 £550 - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 6 (54.55%) Windows
1 6 (54.55%) CISSP
1 6 (54.55%) Management Information System
2 5 (45.45%) Information Security
2 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) SIEM
3 4 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (36.36%) PKI
3 4 (36.36%) PCI DSS
3 4 (36.36%) AIX
3 4 (36.36%) Security Management
3 4 (36.36%) Middleware
3 4 (36.36%) McAfee
3 4 (36.36%) Firewall
4 3 (27.27%) Information Security Management
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) C
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) HP
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco
4 3 (27.27%) Degree
4 3 (27.27%) Cyber Security
5 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (18.18%) Analytics

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Project
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) SSH
2 2 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (18.18%) HTTP
2 2 (18.18%) VPN
2 2 (18.18%) SSL
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) TestDirector
1 1 (9.09%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
3 1 (9.09%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Security Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Security Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Security Architect
2 2 (18.18%) IT Architect
2 2 (18.18%) IT Security Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Incident Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Security Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Penetration Tester
3 1 (9.09%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Management Information System
2 4 (36.36%) PKI
3 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Linux
3 4 (36.36%) AIX
4 2 (18.18%) Solaris
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 2 (18.18%) UNIX
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Information Security
1 5 (45.45%) SIEM
2 4 (36.36%) Security Management
2 4 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Cyber Security
3 3 (27.27%) Information Security Management
4 2 (18.18%) Identity Management
4 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
4 2 (18.18%) Document Management
4 2 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (18.18%) Digital Forensics
4 2 (18.18%) Security Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Network Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) ERP
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C
2 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
3 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) CISSP
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) CISM
3 2 (18.18%) GCIA
3 2 (18.18%) GCIH
4 1 (9.09%) CEH
4 1 (9.09%) MCTS
4 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) OSCP
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (9.09%) CISA
4 1 (9.09%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) PCI DSS
2 2 (18.18%) COSO
2 2 (18.18%) COBIT
3 1 (9.09%) QA
3 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Nessus
1 2 (18.18%) Nmap
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (18.18%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (9.09%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) McAfee
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) SAP
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Software AG
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) IBM