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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Vulnerability Assessment
England / South East
Rank 215 223 252
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +29
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 22 32 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.39% 0.033%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.49% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 1
Median daily rate £450 £600 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +140.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £485
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
5856 6563 7187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.40% 80.00% 77.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3438 3925 3976
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 284 249
Median hourly rate £38.00 £42.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +70.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

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
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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment within the South East region over the 3 months to 16 January 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 +14 14 £440 - 1
Berkshire -5 5 £513 -14.58%
Hampshire +14 3 £525 +10.52% 2
Vulnerability Assessment
England

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 24 (68.57%) Windows
2 21 (60.00%) Unix
3 19 (54.29%) Security Cleared
4 14 (40.00%) OSCP
4 14 (40.00%) CEH
5 13 (37.14%) Security Testing
5 13 (37.14%) SC Cleared
5 13 (37.14%) DV Cleared
5 13 (37.14%) Information Security
5 13 (37.14%) VPN
5 13 (37.14%) CREST Certified
6 12 (34.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 12 (34.29%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (34.29%) Firewall
6 12 (34.29%) CISSP
6 12 (34.29%) Risk Management
7 10 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
7 10 (28.57%) Intel Security
7 10 (28.57%) Security Operations
8 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
9 8 (22.86%) SSL
9 8 (22.86%) Cisco
9 8 (22.86%) PCI DSS
9 8 (22.86%) Network Security
9 8 (22.86%) Finance
9 8 (22.86%) Wireless
10 7 (20.00%) Incident Management
10 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 7 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
10 7 (20.00%) Nexpose

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:

Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
1 6 (17.14%) MS Project
1 6 (17.14%) MS Visio
2 4 (11.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.86%) IaaS
2 1 (2.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (37.14%) VPN
2 12 (34.29%) Firewall
3 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
4 8 (22.86%) Network Security
4 8 (22.86%) SSL
4 8 (22.86%) Wireless
5 6 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (14.29%) Internet
6 5 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (11.43%) LAN
7 4 (11.43%) WAN
8 3 (8.57%) HTTP
8 3 (8.57%) VoIP
9 2 (5.71%) Kerberos
9 2 (5.71%) LDAP
9 2 (5.71%) SSH
10 1 (2.86%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (2.86%) SAN
10 1 (2.86%) Wireshark
10 1 (2.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Data Lake
2 1 (2.86%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) AppScan
1 1 (2.86%) Bitbucket
1 1 (2.86%) Burp Suite
1 1 (2.86%) GDB
1 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.86%) JIRA
1 1 (2.86%) JUnit
1 1 (2.86%) Maven
1 1 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.86%) TestNG
1 1 (2.86%) WinDbg
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Legal
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Analyst
2 9 (25.71%) Consultant
3 8 (22.86%) Security Consultant
4 7 (20.00%) Security Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) DV Cleared Technical Consultant
6 4 (11.43%) Information Security Specialist
6 4 (11.43%) Information Specialist
6 4 (11.43%) Security Specialist
6 4 (11.43%) Security Technical Consultant
6 4 (11.43%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (11.43%) Technical Security Consultant
7 3 (8.57%) Architect
7 3 (8.57%) Incident Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) SOC Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Penetration Tester
8 2 (5.71%) Tester
8 2 (5.71%) Vulnerability Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) 802.1X
2 4 (11.43%) Middleware
3 2 (5.71%) ELK Stack
3 2 (5.71%) SAML
4 1 (2.86%) .NET
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.86%) HTML
4 1 (2.86%) jQuery
4 1 (2.86%) RESTful
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (17.14%) Management Information System
3 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
4 3 (8.57%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (5.71%) Cryptography
5 2 (5.71%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (5.71%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (5.71%) PKI
5 2 (5.71%) Reference Data
6 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (68.57%) Windows
2 21 (60.00%) Unix
3 6 (17.14%) Linux
4 2 (5.71%) AIX
4 2 (5.71%) Solaris
5 1 (2.86%) Kali Linux
5 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Information Security
1 13 (37.14%) Security Testing
2 12 (34.29%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (34.29%) Risk Management
2 12 (34.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 10 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
3 10 (28.57%) Security Operations
4 7 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 7 (20.00%) Patch Management
4 7 (20.00%) Protective Monitoring
4 7 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
5 6 (17.14%) SIEM
6 5 (14.29%) Analytics
6 5 (14.29%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 5 (14.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 5 (14.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 4 (11.43%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (8.57%) Mentoring
8 3 (8.57%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) Java
1 2 (5.71%) Python
2 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.86%) C
2 1 (2.86%) C#
2 1 (2.86%) C++
2 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.86%) PHP
2 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (54.29%) Security Cleared
2 14 (40.00%) CEH
2 14 (40.00%) OSCP
3 13 (37.14%) CREST Certified
3 13 (37.14%) DV Cleared
3 13 (37.14%) SC Cleared
4 12 (34.29%) CISSP
5 7 (20.00%) SANS
6 6 (17.14%) Degree
7 4 (11.43%) CISM
7 4 (11.43%) GCIH
8 3 (8.57%) SSCP
9 2 (5.71%) CISA
9 2 (5.71%) GCFA
9 2 (5.71%) GCIA
10 1 (2.86%) CCNP
10 1 (2.86%) CCSP
10 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (2.86%) GXPN
10 1 (2.86%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) PCI DSS
2 3 (8.57%) HIPAA
2 3 (8.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (5.71%) COBIT
3 2 (5.71%) COSO
3 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.71%) SAS 70
4 1 (2.86%) PA-DSS
4 1 (2.86%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Nexpose
2 2 (5.71%) CSIRT
2 2 (5.71%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (5.71%) Nessus
2 2 (5.71%) Nmap
2 2 (5.71%) QRadar
2 2 (5.71%) RSA Security Analytics
3 1 (2.86%) Ansible
3 1 (2.86%) Cacti
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (2.86%) Core Impact
3 1 (2.86%) HP Fortify
3 1 (2.86%) Kibana
3 1 (2.86%) logstash
3 1 (2.86%) Puppet
3 1 (2.86%) RSA enVision
3 1 (2.86%) Terraform
3 1 (2.86%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Intel Security
2 8 (22.86%) Cisco
3 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (17.14%) ArcSight
4 6 (17.14%) LogRhythm
5 5 (14.29%) Blue Coat
5 5 (14.29%) F5
5 5 (14.29%) FireEye
5 5 (14.29%) GFI Software
5 5 (14.29%) Juniper
5 5 (14.29%) Rapid7
5 5 (14.29%) Sourcefire
5 5 (14.29%) Symantec
5 5 (14.29%) TippingPoint
6 4 (11.43%) Splunk
7 3 (8.57%) Apple
7 3 (8.57%) NetWitness
7 3 (8.57%) VMware
8 2 (5.71%) Qualys
9 1 (2.86%) Atlassian