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 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 241 254 241
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -13
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 16 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.053% 0.060%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.068% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 3
Average daily rate £600 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £518 £505 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.47% +26.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6805 7324 6228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.53% 77.35% 74.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4175 4011 3318
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 240 261
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £45.50 £50.00
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 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

Vulnerability Assessment
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

Vulnerability Assessment
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 8 February 2016.

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 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
Surrey +7 11 £600 +140.00%
Berkshire - 10 £600 - 1
Hampshire +10 4 £200 -63.63% 1
Buckinghamshire +14 1 - -
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England

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 26 (47.27%) Information Security
1 26 (47.27%) SIEM
2 23 (41.82%) PCI DSS
3 22 (40.00%) Degree
3 22 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
3 22 (40.00%) CISSP
4 20 (36.36%) Security Operations
5 19 (34.55%) Root Cause Analysis
5 19 (34.55%) Mentoring
5 19 (34.55%) Intrusion Detection
6 15 (27.27%) Finance
6 15 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (25.45%) OWASP
7 14 (25.45%) Management Information System
8 13 (23.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (21.82%) Firewall
10 11 (20.00%) MS Visio
10 11 (20.00%) CEH
11 10 (18.18%) Cisco
11 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (16.36%) VPN
12 9 (16.36%) Windows
12 9 (16.36%) Incident Management
13 8 (14.55%) Statistics
13 8 (14.55%) Security Management
13 8 (14.55%) CREST Certified
13 8 (14.55%) Vulnerability Management
14 7 (12.73%) Data Security
14 7 (12.73%) Financial Institution
14 7 (12.73%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2 (3.64%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.82%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 6 (10.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 5 (9.09%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 19 (34.55%) Intrusion Detection
2 12 (21.82%) Firewall
3 9 (16.36%) VPN
4 7 (12.73%) SSL
4 7 (12.73%) TCP/IP
5 6 (10.91%) HTTP
5 6 (10.91%) SSH
6 3 (5.45%) Wireless
7 2 (3.64%) BGP
7 2 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.64%) IPsec
7 2 (3.64%) IPv4
7 2 (3.64%) IPv6
7 2 (3.64%) LAN
7 2 (3.64%) MPLS
7 2 (3.64%) Multicast
7 2 (3.64%) OSPF
7 2 (3.64%) SAN
7 2 (3.64%) VLAN
7 2 (3.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (27.27%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (58.18%) Analyst
2 19 (34.55%) Incident Analyst
3 13 (23.64%) Security Analyst
4 9 (16.36%) IT Analyst
4 9 (16.36%) IT Security Analyst
5 8 (14.55%) Lead Tester
5 8 (14.55%) Penetration Tester
5 8 (14.55%) Tester
6 5 (9.09%) Security Manager
7 4 (7.27%) Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) IT Manager
7 4 (7.27%) IT Security Manager
7 4 (7.27%) Security Consultant
8 3 (5.45%) Senior Manager
9 2 (3.64%) Information Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Network Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Network Security Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Security Officer
9 2 (3.64%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.91%) Middleware
2 1 (1.82%) .NET
2 1 (1.82%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.82%) REST
2 1 (1.82%) SAML
2 1 (1.82%) SOAP
2 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.45%) Management Information System
2 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (14.55%) Statistics
4 6 (10.91%) PKI
5 5 (9.09%) Computer Science
5 5 (9.09%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.82%) CESG
6 1 (1.82%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) Windows
2 7 (12.73%) Linux
3 6 (10.91%) Solaris
3 6 (10.91%) Unix
4 5 (9.09%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (47.27%) Information Security
1 26 (47.27%) SIEM
2 22 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
3 20 (36.36%) Security Operations
4 19 (34.55%) Mentoring
4 19 (34.55%) Root Cause Analysis
5 15 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (25.45%) OWASP
7 9 (16.36%) Incident Management
8 8 (14.55%) Security Management
8 8 (14.55%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (12.73%) Data Security
9 7 (12.73%) ITIL
10 6 (10.91%) IT Governance
10 6 (10.91%) Patch Management
10 6 (10.91%) Risk Management
10 6 (10.91%) Security Patching
10 6 (10.91%) Trend Analysis
11 5 (9.09%) Analytics
11 5 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) VB
2 1 (1.82%) C
2 1 (1.82%) C++
2 1 (1.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (40.00%) CISSP
1 22 (40.00%) Degree
2 11 (20.00%) CEH
3 8 (14.55%) CREST Certified
4 5 (9.09%) GCIA
4 5 (9.09%) GCIH
4 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.82%) CISA
7 1 (1.82%) CISM
7 1 (1.82%) CLAS
7 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.82%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (41.82%) PCI DSS
2 13 (23.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (10.91%) COBIT
3 6 (10.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (9.09%) COSO
4 5 (9.09%) SAS 70
5 2 (3.64%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.82%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.82%) NDS
1 1 (1.82%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 10 (18.18%) Cisco
2 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.09%) Intel Security
4 3 (5.45%) Oracle
5 2 (3.64%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.82%) F5
6 1 (1.82%) Novell