The table below looks at the statistics for Vulnerability Assessment skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Vulnerability Assessment over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Vulnerability Assessment
England / South West
Rank - 131 -
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 0 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.20% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £420 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £493 £500
% change year-on-year
-8.62% -1.50%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2224 2379 2508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 82.31% 81.00% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1467 1619 1637
Median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 120 86
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +16.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.00 £15.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Vulnerability Assessment
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 West

Vulnerability Assessment
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment across the South West region.

Vulnerability Assessment Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region with a requirement for Vulnerability Assessment.

1 8 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) Splunk
3 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) Intel Security
3 5 (62.50%) Information Security
3 5 (62.50%) Security Operations
3 5 (62.50%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (62.50%) Security Monitoring
4 4 (50.00%) Cyber Defence
4 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 4 (50.00%) Data Security
4 4 (50.00%) CISSP
4 4 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 4 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (50.00%) Network Security
4 4 (50.00%) Reference Data
4 4 (50.00%) PCI DSS
5 3 (37.50%) CREST Certified
5 3 (37.50%) Linux
5 3 (37.50%) CESG
5 3 (37.50%) Nessus
5 3 (37.50%) SANS
6 2 (25.00%) CHECK Team Leader
6 2 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (25.00%) CEH
6 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (25.00%) SQL

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Security Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) SOC Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Penetration Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) ArcSight Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Chief Information Officer
3 1 (12.50%) Chief Information Security Officer
3 1 (12.50%) Chief Security Officer
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Officer
3 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Security Officer
3 1 (12.50%) Security Penetration Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Security Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Security Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Splunk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Security Operations Centre
2 4 (50.00%) Cyber Defence
2 4 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (50.00%) Reference Data
3 3 (37.50%) CESG
4 1 (12.50%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Kali Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (62.50%) Information Security
2 5 (62.50%) Security Monitoring
2 5 (62.50%) Security Operations
3 4 (50.00%) Data Security
3 4 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Social Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
5 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity Management
5 1 (12.50%) Case Management
5 1 (12.50%) Data Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 1 (12.50%) Information Management
5 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
5 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) CISSP
4 3 (37.50%) CREST Certified
4 3 (37.50%) SANS
5 2 (25.00%) CEH
5 2 (25.00%) CHECK Team Leader
5 2 (25.00%) OSCP
6 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (12.50%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (50.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (37.50%) Nessus
3 1 (12.50%) Nexpose
3 1 (12.50%) Nmap
3 1 (12.50%) QRadar
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Intel Security
1 5 (62.50%) Splunk
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Apple
3 1 (12.50%) ArcSight
3 1 (12.50%) Intel
3 1 (12.50%) Mercator
3 1 (12.50%) NetWitness
3 1 (12.50%) Qualys
3 1 (12.50%) Snow