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 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 / South East
Rank 224 249 258
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +9
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 19 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.16% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.20% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 5
Median daily rate £423 £600 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.58% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £485 £493
% change year-on-year
-7.21% -1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6141 7080 7693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.96% 81.27% 79.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3644 4376 4221
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 274 253
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £60.62 £47.50
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 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

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
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 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
Buckinghamshire +16 16 £405 -
Berkshire +6 2 - - 1
Hampshire -5 1 £440 +120.00% 2
Vulnerability Assessment
England

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for Vulnerability Assessment.

1 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 23 (62.16%) Unix
3 22 (59.46%) Security Cleared
4 18 (48.65%) OSCP
4 18 (48.65%) CEH
5 17 (45.95%) Security Testing
5 17 (45.95%) DV Cleared
5 17 (45.95%) CREST Certified
6 15 (40.54%) Risk Management
7 13 (35.14%) SC Cleared
8 12 (32.43%) CISSP
8 12 (32.43%) Information Security
9 11 (29.73%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (27.03%) Security Operations
10 10 (27.03%) Protective Monitoring
10 10 (27.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 10 (27.03%) Firewall
10 10 (27.03%) Penetration Testing
10 10 (27.03%) Incident Management
10 10 (27.03%) VPN
11 9 (24.32%) PCI DSS
12 8 (21.62%) Network Security
12 8 (21.62%) Intel Security
12 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
13 7 (18.92%) Management Information System
13 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
13 7 (18.92%) Linux
13 7 (18.92%) Patch Management
13 7 (18.92%) SANS
13 7 (18.92%) Security Monitoring

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 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
1 6 (16.22%) MS Project
1 6 (16.22%) MS Visio
2 4 (10.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.41%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.70%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (2.70%) CloudFront
3 1 (2.70%) G Suite
3 1 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.70%) IaaS
3 1 (2.70%) Office 365
3 1 (2.70%) PaaS
3 1 (2.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) Firewall
1 10 (27.03%) VPN
2 8 (21.62%) Network Security
2 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
3 6 (16.22%) Wireless
4 5 (13.51%) SSL
5 4 (10.81%) HTTP
5 4 (10.81%) Internet
5 4 (10.81%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (10.81%) LAN
5 4 (10.81%) WAN
6 3 (8.11%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (8.11%) VoIP
7 2 (5.41%) Kerberos
7 2 (5.41%) LDAP
7 2 (5.41%) SSH
8 1 (2.70%) IPsec
8 1 (2.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Data Lake
1 2 (5.41%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.70%) Redis
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) AppScan
1 1 (2.70%) Bitbucket
1 1 (2.70%) Burp Suite
1 1 (2.70%) GDB
1 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
1 1 (2.70%) JUnit
1 1 (2.70%) Maven
1 1 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.70%) TestNG
1 1 (2.70%) WinDbg
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Legal
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Analyst
2 10 (27.03%) Consultant
3 8 (21.62%) Security Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) Security Consultant
4 5 (13.51%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) DV Cleared Technical Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Security Technical Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Technical Security Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Incident Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Information Security Specialist
6 3 (8.11%) Information Specialist
6 3 (8.11%) Penetration Tester
6 3 (8.11%) Security Specialist
6 3 (8.11%) Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Network Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Security Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) SOC Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) Middleware
2 3 (8.11%) 802.1X
3 2 (5.41%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (5.41%) SAML
3 2 (5.41%) Web Services
4 1 (2.70%) .NET
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.70%) HTML
4 1 (2.70%) jQuery
4 1 (2.70%) RESTful
4 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Management Information System
2 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.11%) PKI
4 2 (5.41%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (5.41%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (5.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (5.41%) Reference Data
4 2 (5.41%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 23 (62.16%) Unix
3 7 (18.92%) Linux
4 2 (5.41%) AIX
4 2 (5.41%) Solaris
5 1 (2.70%) CentOS
5 1 (2.70%) Kali Linux
5 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Security Testing
2 15 (40.54%) Risk Management
3 12 (32.43%) Information Security
4 11 (29.73%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (27.03%) Incident Management
5 10 (27.03%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (27.03%) Protective Monitoring
5 10 (27.03%) Security Operations
5 10 (27.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 7 (18.92%) Patch Management
6 7 (18.92%) Security Monitoring
7 6 (16.22%) SIEM
8 5 (13.51%) Analytics
8 5 (13.51%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (10.81%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 4 (10.81%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (8.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 3 (8.11%) Threat Modelling
10 3 (8.11%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) Java
1 2 (5.41%) PHP
1 2 (5.41%) Python
2 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.70%) C
2 1 (2.70%) C#
2 1 (2.70%) C++
2 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (59.46%) Security Cleared
2 18 (48.65%) CEH
2 18 (48.65%) OSCP
3 17 (45.95%) CREST Certified
3 17 (45.95%) DV Cleared
4 13 (35.14%) SC Cleared
5 12 (32.43%) CISSP
6 7 (18.92%) SANS
7 6 (16.22%) Degree
8 5 (13.51%) CISM
9 4 (10.81%) GCIH
10 3 (8.11%) CISA
10 3 (8.11%) SSCP
11 2 (5.41%) CCNP
11 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (5.41%) GCFA
11 2 (5.41%) GCIA
12 1 (2.70%) CCNA
12 1 (2.70%) CCSP
12 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) PCI DSS
2 3 (8.11%) HIPAA
2 3 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (5.41%) COBIT
3 2 (5.41%) COSO
3 2 (5.41%) SAS 70
4 1 (2.70%) PA-DSS
4 1 (2.70%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) vSphere
2 1 (2.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) Nexpose
2 3 (8.11%) Nessus
3 2 (5.41%) Ansible
3 2 (5.41%) CSIRT
3 2 (5.41%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (5.41%) Nmap
3 2 (5.41%) Puppet
3 2 (5.41%) QRadar
3 2 (5.41%) RSA Security Analytics
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (2.70%) Core Impact
4 1 (2.70%) HP Fortify
4 1 (2.70%) Kibana
4 1 (2.70%) logstash
4 1 (2.70%) Nagios
4 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.70%) RSA enVision
4 1 (2.70%) Terraform
4 1 (2.70%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Intel Security
2 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
3 6 (16.22%) Cisco
4 5 (13.51%) VMware
5 4 (10.81%) ArcSight
5 4 (10.81%) LogRhythm
5 4 (10.81%) Sourcefire
5 4 (10.81%) Splunk
6 3 (8.11%) Apple
6 3 (8.11%) Blue Coat
6 3 (8.11%) F5
6 3 (8.11%) FireEye
6 3 (8.11%) GFI Software
6 3 (8.11%) Juniper
6 3 (8.11%) NetWitness
6 3 (8.11%) Qualys
6 3 (8.11%) Rapid7
6 3 (8.11%) Symantec
6 3 (8.11%) TippingPoint
7 1 (2.70%) Red Hat