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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 233 227 249
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +22
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 10 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.046% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.064% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 6
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£410 £550 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% +83.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £550 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £550 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £575 £300
% change year-on-year
-21.73% +91.66%
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
6684 6212 7076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.85% 71.33% 71.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3727 3468 3352
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 248 325
Average hourly rate £21.50 £32.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.84% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.38 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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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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
Buckinghamshire - 6 £350 -
Berkshire +17 4 £493 -10.43% 2
Hampshire - - - - 2
Surrey - - - -
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England

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 12 (75.00%) Firewall
2 10 (62.50%) Information Security
3 9 (56.25%) TCP/IP
4 8 (50.00%) Network Security
5 6 (37.50%) Security Architecture
5 6 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (31.25%) Data Security
6 5 (31.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (31.25%) SIEM
6 5 (31.25%) PCI DSS
7 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 4 (25.00%) Cyber Security
7 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
7 4 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (18.75%) Subversion
8 3 (18.75%) Debian
8 3 (18.75%) VMware
8 3 (18.75%) Internet
8 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
8 3 (18.75%) Nagios
8 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
8 3 (18.75%) Juniper
8 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
8 3 (18.75%) SSL
8 3 (18.75%) Cisco
8 3 (18.75%) PHP
8 3 (18.75%) VB
8 3 (18.75%) MySQL

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (18.75%) Apache
1 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
1 3 (18.75%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) Firewall
2 9 (56.25%) TCP/IP
3 8 (50.00%) Network Security
4 4 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (18.75%) Internet
5 3 (18.75%) SSL
6 1 (6.25%) Wireless
6 1 (6.25%) IPsec
6 1 (6.25%) VPN
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Subversion
1 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Military
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Security Analyst
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) IT Security Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Junior
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) CESG
1 1 (6.25%) CESG CLAS
1 1 (6.25%) SecurID
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Debian
1 3 (18.75%) UNIX
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
1 3 (18.75%) CentOS
1 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Information Security
2 6 (37.50%) Security Architecture
3 5 (31.25%) Data Security
3 5 (31.25%) SIEM
4 4 (25.00%) Cyber Security
5 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
5 3 (18.75%) Change Control
5 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
6 2 (12.50%) Change Management
7 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
7 1 (6.25%) Security Management
7 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
7 1 (6.25%) Migration
7 1 (6.25%) Project Management
7 1 (6.25%) Benchmarking
7 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
7 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
1 3 (18.75%) PHP
1 3 (18.75%) VB
2 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) CISSP
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) MBA
3 1 (6.25%) CISA
3 1 (6.25%) CISM
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (31.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (31.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (6.25%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Varnish
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Nagios
1 3 (18.75%) Puppet
1 3 (18.75%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Juniper
2 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
4 1 (6.25%) ArcSight