The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Core Security Technologies CORE IMPACT
Rank 605 583 -
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -
Contract jobs citing CORE IMPACT 4 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.009% -
As % of the Systems Management category 0.092% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Average daily rate
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£288 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £333 -
% change year-on-year
+24.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4353 4180 3366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.81% 7.68% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2672 2408 1934
Average daily rate £400 £396 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.94% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 158 160
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £45.00 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +25.00%

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 4 May 2015.

CORE IMPACT Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CORE IMPACT
Top 7 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 4 May 2015. 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
England -15 3 £275 -31.25% 2
London +7 2 £241 -39.68% 1
Essex - 1 £525 -
Basildon - 1 £525 -
Glasgow - 1 £300 -
Scotland - 1 £300 -
East of England - 1 £525 -

CORE IMPACT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 11 (91.67%) HP
1 11 (91.67%) Nessus
2 9 (75.00%) Nmap
3 8 (66.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 8 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (66.67%) Shell Script
3 8 (66.67%) Windows
4 7 (58.33%) Linux
5 6 (50.00%) AIX
5 6 (50.00%) UNIX
5 6 (50.00%) CISSP
5 6 (50.00%) OSCP
5 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
5 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (50.00%) Metasploit
5 6 (50.00%) CEH
5 6 (50.00%) Use Case
6 5 (41.67%) WebInspect
6 5 (41.67%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
6 5 (41.67%) Firewall
6 5 (41.67%) TestDirector
7 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 3 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (25.00%) Terminal Server
8 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (25.00%) Python
8 3 (25.00%) Windows NT
8 3 (25.00%) C
8 3 (25.00%) HTML

CORE IMPACT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (8.33%) Internet
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (8.33%) IntruShield
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Metasploit
2 5 (41.67%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Tester
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Penetration Tester
3 4 (33.33%) Security Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Security Tester
5 2 (16.67%) Network Security Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Network Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
1 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Linux
3 6 (50.00%) AIX
3 6 (50.00%) UNIX
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (25.00%) Windows NT
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (50.00%) Use Case
3 5 (41.67%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (16.67%) Cyber Security
5 2 (16.67%) SIEM
6 1 (8.33%) Information Security
6 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 3 (25.00%) Python
2 3 (25.00%) C
2 3 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) VB
2 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) CISSP
1 6 (50.00%) OSCP
1 6 (50.00%) CEH
2 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Terminal Server
2 1 (8.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (91.67%) Nessus
2 9 (75.00%) Nmap
3 8 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (41.67%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) Qualys
4 2 (16.67%) Altiris
4 2 (16.67%) Tripwire
4 2 (16.67%) Rapid7
4 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 2 (16.67%) IBM
4 2 (16.67%) NetIQ
4 2 (16.67%) Splunk
4 2 (16.67%) ArcSight
5 1 (8.33%) Symantec
5 1 (8.33%) McAfee
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) Sourcefire