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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Vulnerability Assessment over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 245 261 236
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -25
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 23 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.052% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.066% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 4
Median daily rate £491 £483 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +0.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £469 £456
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £497 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £28.99
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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
7229 7616 6864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.30% 79.80% 76.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4366 4505 3767
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 245 247
Median hourly rate £38.00 £22.83 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.44% -8.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

Vulnerability Assessment
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 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 23 July 2016.

Vulnerability Assessment Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Buckinghamshire - 17 £498 -
West Sussex - 3 £400 -
Berkshire -3 2 - -
Surrey -4 1 £400 -20.00%
Kent - 1 £400 -
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Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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 South East region with a requirement for Vulnerability Assessment.

1 30 (65.22%) Cybersecurity
2 26 (56.52%) Security Operations
3 24 (52.17%) CISSP
3 24 (52.17%) Firewall
4 22 (47.83%) Information Security
5 19 (41.30%) Intrusion Detection
6 17 (36.96%) Intel Security
6 17 (36.96%) Mentoring
7 15 (32.61%) Finance
7 15 (32.61%) SC Cleared
7 15 (32.61%) Security Cleared
8 14 (30.43%) Cisco
8 14 (30.43%) Security Operations Centre
9 12 (26.09%) SIEM
10 11 (23.91%) VPN
11 10 (21.74%) Ethical Hacking
11 10 (21.74%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (21.74%) Digital Forensics
11 10 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (21.74%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (21.74%) Analytics
11 10 (21.74%) RSA Security Analytics
12 9 (19.57%) Windows
13 8 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (15.22%) GCIA
14 7 (15.22%) GCIH
14 7 (15.22%) Blue Coat
14 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
14 7 (15.22%) SSL
15 6 (13.04%) Unix

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.17%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Project
1 5 (10.87%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (10.87%) Office 365
2 3 (6.52%) IaaS
3 2 (4.35%) PaaS
3 2 (4.35%) SaaS
3 2 (4.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (52.17%) Firewall
2 19 (41.30%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (23.91%) VPN
4 8 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (15.22%) SSL
5 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
6 4 (8.70%) BGP
6 4 (8.70%) HTTP
6 4 (8.70%) Internet
6 4 (8.70%) IPsec
6 4 (8.70%) IPv4
6 4 (8.70%) IPv6
6 4 (8.70%) LAN
6 4 (8.70%) MPLS
6 4 (8.70%) Multicast
6 4 (8.70%) OSPF
6 4 (8.70%) VLAN
6 4 (8.70%) WAN
6 4 (8.70%) Wireless
7 3 (6.52%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (32.61%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Military
3 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (52.17%) Analyst
2 11 (23.91%) Security Analyst
3 10 (21.74%) Incident Analyst
4 9 (19.57%) Security Specialist
4 9 (19.57%) SOC Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) Consultant
5 6 (13.04%) Operations Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) Security Consultant
5 6 (13.04%) Security Operations Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) Security Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Information Security Specialist
7 4 (8.70%) Information Specialist
7 4 (8.70%) Network Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 2 (4.35%) Office 365 Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Operations Consultant
8 2 (4.35%) Security Operations Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.35%) Middleware
3 1 (2.17%) .NET
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Flex
3 1 (2.17%) REST
3 1 (2.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (30.43%) Security Operations Centre
2 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.52%) PKI
5 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.35%) iPad
5 2 (4.35%) SCADA
6 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.17%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.17%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.57%) Windows
2 6 (13.04%) Unix
3 2 (4.35%) AIX
3 2 (4.35%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (65.22%) Cybersecurity
2 26 (56.52%) Security Operations
3 22 (47.83%) Information Security
4 17 (36.96%) Mentoring
5 12 (26.09%) SIEM
6 10 (21.74%) Analytics
6 10 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (21.74%) Digital Forensics
6 10 (21.74%) Ethical Hacking
6 10 (21.74%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (21.74%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (10.87%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 4 (8.70%) High Availability
8 4 (8.70%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 4 (8.70%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 4 (8.70%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 3 (6.52%) Network Architecture
9 3 (6.52%) OWASP
9 3 (6.52%) Performance Management
9 3 (6.52%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) C++
1 2 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (2.17%) C
2 1 (2.17%) Perl
2 1 (2.17%) Python
2 1 (2.17%) Ruby
2 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (52.17%) CISSP
2 15 (32.61%) SC Cleared
2 15 (32.61%) Security Cleared
3 7 (15.22%) GCIA
3 7 (15.22%) GCIH
4 6 (13.04%) Degree
5 2 (4.35%) CEH
5 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.35%) SANS
6 1 (2.17%) CISM
6 1 (2.17%) CLAS
6 1 (2.17%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) PCI DSS
2 4 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (6.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (4.35%) COBIT
4 2 (4.35%) COSO
4 2 (4.35%) SAS 70
5 1 (2.17%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.52%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) RSA Security Analytics
2 5 (10.87%) Nexpose
3 3 (6.52%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.17%) Nessus
4 1 (2.17%) Nmap
4 1 (2.17%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 17 (36.96%) Intel Security
2 14 (30.43%) Cisco
3 7 (15.22%) Blue Coat
4 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 6 (13.04%) NetWitness
5 5 (10.87%) F5
5 5 (10.87%) Rapid7
6 4 (8.70%) ArcSight
6 4 (8.70%) CheckPoint
6 4 (8.70%) FireEye
6 4 (8.70%) GFI Software
6 4 (8.70%) Juniper
6 4 (8.70%) LogRhythm
6 4 (8.70%) Remedy
6 4 (8.70%) Sourcefire
6 4 (8.70%) Symantec
6 4 (8.70%) TippingPoint
7 3 (6.52%) Qualys
7 3 (6.52%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.17%) HP