The first table below looks at the demand for CORE IMPACT skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CORE IMPACT over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Core Security Technologies CORE IMPACT
Rank 573 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing CORE IMPACT 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% - -
As % of the Systems Management category 0.18% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£331 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
3976 3731 3791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.55% 7.44% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2330 2099 1876
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 172 185
Average hourly rate £18.61 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.31% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.45 £40.15 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.36 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-12.57% +16.66%

CORE IMPACT
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CORE IMPACT within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

CORE IMPACT Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CORE IMPACT
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CORE IMPACT within the UK.

CORE IMPACT Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CORE IMPACT
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CORE IMPACT within the UK over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

CORE IMPACT Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CORE IMPACT
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CORE IMPACT within the UK over the 3 months to 11 July 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
England - 7 £331 -
London - 3 £263 -
Manchester - 3 - -
North West - 3 - -
West Midlands - 1 £400 -
Birmingham - - - -
South East - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -

CORE IMPACT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CORE IMPACT 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 CORE IMPACT.

1 9 (90.00%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (80.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 7 (70.00%) Nessus
4 6 (60.00%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (60.00%) UNIX
4 6 (60.00%) Windows
4 6 (60.00%) AIX
4 6 (60.00%) Linux
4 6 (60.00%) Oracle
4 6 (60.00%) HP
4 6 (60.00%) Terminal Server
4 6 (60.00%) Nmap
4 6 (60.00%) Technical Architecture
4 6 (60.00%) Security Testing
4 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (60.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (40.00%) Information Security
5 4 (40.00%) Windows NT
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (40.00%) Metasploit
5 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (30.00%) Open Source
6 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (30.00%) IronPort
6 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (30.00%) CISSP
6 3 (30.00%) C

CORE IMPACT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CORE IMPACT 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 CORE IMPACT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Tester
2 5 (50.00%) Security Tester
2 5 (50.00%) Penetration Tester
3 3 (30.00%) Security Specialist
4 2 (20.00%) IT Security Specialist
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (10.00%) Information Specialist
5 1 (10.00%) Information Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Open Source
2 2 (20.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) UNIX
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) AIX
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (40.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (80.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 6 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 6 (60.00%) Technical Architecture
3 6 (60.00%) Security Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (40.00%) Information Security
5 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (20.00%) ITIL
6 2 (20.00%) Identity Management
6 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (20.00%) SIEM
7 1 (10.00%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C
1 3 (30.00%) Java
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
1 3 (30.00%) VB
1 3 (30.00%) Python
1 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CISSP
2 2 (20.00%) CEH
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Terminal Server
1 6 (60.00%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) Nessus
2 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) HP
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (30.00%) McAfee
3 3 (30.00%) Sophos
3 3 (30.00%) Sourcefire
3 3 (30.00%) IronPort