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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 254 231 -
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 3 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.030% 0.070% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.041% 0.099% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.11% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
7239 6065 5843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.02% 71.15% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3254 2911
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 237 356
Average hourly rate £21.58 £22.41 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £44.55 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
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 19 December 2014. 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
Surrey - 2 £250 - 1
Berkshire - - - - 2
Hampshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Vulnerability Assessment
England

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 11 (84.62%) Firewall
2 8 (61.54%) Network Security
3 7 (53.85%) TCP/IP
4 6 (46.15%) Windows
4 6 (46.15%) Information Security
5 5 (38.46%) Shell Script
5 5 (38.46%) Linux
5 5 (38.46%) UNIX
6 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
6 4 (30.77%) HP
6 4 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (30.77%) Security Architecture
7 3 (23.08%) Varnish
7 3 (23.08%) Puppet
7 3 (23.08%) SIEM
7 3 (23.08%) Change Control
7 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
7 3 (23.08%) PCI DSS
7 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
7 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (23.08%) CentOS
7 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
7 3 (23.08%) Zenoss
7 3 (23.08%) nginx
7 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (23.08%) SSL
7 3 (23.08%) Internet
7 3 (23.08%) Juniper
7 3 (23.08%) Red Hat

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (23.08%) nginx
1 3 (23.08%) Apache
1 3 (23.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) Firewall
2 8 (61.54%) Network Security
3 7 (53.85%) TCP/IP
4 4 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (23.08%) SSL
5 3 (23.08%) Internet
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (7.69%) VPN
6 1 (7.69%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
1 3 (23.08%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) Metasploit
2 1 (7.69%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Linux Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Security Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Security Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Tester
2 2 (15.38%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Security Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Junior
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) SecurID
1 1 (7.69%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) UNIX
3 3 (23.08%) CentOS
3 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Debian
4 2 (15.38%) AIX
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Information Security
2 4 (30.77%) Security Architecture
3 3 (23.08%) SIEM
3 3 (23.08%) Change Control
3 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
3 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
3 3 (23.08%) Data Security
4 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) Cyber Security
4 2 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Use Case
5 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Shell Script
2 3 (23.08%) PHP
3 2 (15.38%) VB
4 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) C
4 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) CISSP
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) OSCP
3 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) PCI DSS
1 3 (23.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Varnish
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) Nmap
3 1 (7.69%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Puppet
1 3 (23.08%) Zenoss
1 3 (23.08%) Nagios
2 2 (15.38%) Nessus
2 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (15.38%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (7.69%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
1 4 (30.77%) HP
2 3 (23.08%) Juniper
2 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) ArcSight
4 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) McAfee