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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 256 241 235
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -6
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 14 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.11% 0.023%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.15% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 0
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£558 £470 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £470 £210
% change year-on-year
-12.23% +123.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
7601 6804 6394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.70% 74.39% 73.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4657 3831 3521
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 260 258
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.30 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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
Berkshire +2 9 £558 +13.17% 5
Hampshire - 5 £558 - 3
Buckinghamshire -16 2 £300 -14.28% 1
Surrey - 1 £500 -
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Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 17 (80.95%) Information Security
2 14 (66.67%) Firewall
3 11 (52.38%) Management Information System
3 11 (52.38%) SIEM
4 10 (47.62%) Cyber Security
4 10 (47.62%) Finance
4 10 (47.62%) Cisco
5 9 (42.86%) PCI DSS
5 9 (42.86%) PKI
6 8 (38.10%) VPN
6 8 (38.10%) Middleware
7 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 7 (33.33%) CISSP
7 7 (33.33%) Degree
7 7 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (33.33%) Network Security
7 7 (33.33%) Security Architecture
7 7 (33.33%) SDLC
8 6 (28.57%) SSH
8 6 (28.57%) SSL
8 6 (28.57%) Linux
8 6 (28.57%) HTTP
8 6 (28.57%) Financial Institution
8 6 (28.57%) Information Security Management
8 6 (28.57%) Security Management
9 5 (23.81%) Data Security
9 5 (23.81%) Identity Management
9 5 (23.81%) MS Visio
9 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
9 5 (23.81%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (14.29%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Visio
2 3 (14.29%) MS Project
2 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) Firewall
2 8 (38.10%) VPN
3 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 7 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (33.33%) Network Security
4 6 (28.57%) SSH
4 6 (28.57%) HTTP
4 6 (28.57%) SSL
5 3 (14.29%) IPsec
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (9.52%) 4G
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (9.52%) 3G
7 1 (4.76%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (4.76%) SCTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) DB2
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Financial Institution
3 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
4 2 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (4.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Consultant
2 7 (33.33%) Security Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Security Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Network Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Network Security Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Incident Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Cyber Security Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) IT Security Architect
5 2 (9.52%) IT Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Security Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Security Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) IT Security Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Penetration Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) Middleware
2 3 (14.29%) REST
2 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Management Information System
2 9 (42.86%) PKI
3 5 (23.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (14.29%) Algorithms
5 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (4.76%) Taxonomies
6 1 (4.76%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) Windows
3 4 (19.05%) UNIX
4 3 (14.29%) AIX
4 3 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Information Security
2 11 (52.38%) SIEM
3 10 (47.62%) Cyber Security
4 7 (33.33%) SDLC
4 7 (33.33%) Security Architecture
5 6 (28.57%) Information Security Management
5 6 (28.57%) Security Management
6 5 (23.81%) Data Security
6 5 (23.81%) ITIL
6 5 (23.81%) Identity Management
6 5 (23.81%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (23.81%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Patch Management
7 4 (19.05%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (19.05%) Analytics
7 4 (19.05%) Digital Forensics
7 4 (19.05%) ERP
8 3 (14.29%) PRINCE
8 3 (14.29%) Change Management
8 3 (14.29%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) C++
1 3 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) VB
2 2 (9.52%) C
3 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) CISSP
1 7 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) GCIA
2 3 (14.29%) GCIH
3 2 (9.52%) CISM
4 1 (4.76%) CEH
4 1 (4.76%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (42.86%) PCI DSS
2 5 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (19.05%) COBIT
4 3 (14.29%) COSO
5 2 (9.52%) SLA
5 2 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Cisco
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle
3 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 3 (14.29%) McAfee
3 3 (14.29%) F5
4 2 (9.52%) Crossbeam
4 2 (9.52%) SAP
4 2 (9.52%) Software AG
5 1 (4.76%) Qualys
5 1 (4.76%) Fortinet