The table below looks at the statistics for Vulnerability Assessment skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Vulnerability Assessment over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 509 544 599
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +55
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 111 113 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.066%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.25% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 85 25
Median daily rate £450 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £600 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £400
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
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 across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40818 44914 44371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.53% 81.14% 76.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 27175 29114 28821
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1081 1346 1227
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.93 £48.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Vulnerability Assessment
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 UK

Vulnerability Assessment
Daily Rate Trend

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

Vulnerability Assessment Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Vulnerability Assessment
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

Vulnerability Assessment Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Vulnerability Assessment
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment within the UK.

Vulnerability Assessment Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England -1 100 £463 -6.09% 26
London -3 37 £450 - 7
North West +31 31 £450 +60.71% 3
Manchester +27 26 £450 +23.28%
Salford - 18 £450 -
South East -4 13 £513 +2.50% 7
South West +17 8 £525 -12.50% 4
Merseyside - 7 £425 - 3
Wales - 7 £348 - 1
Wiltshire +2 6 £525 - 1
South Wales - 6 £348 - 1
Cardiff - 6 £348 - 1
Southport - 6 £450 -
Berkshire +1 5 £500 -16.66% 1
Hampshire +23 4 £525 - 2
Milton Keynes +13 4 £450 +50.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +11 4 £450 +38.46% 1
North East -37 3 £476 -11.02%
Newcastle upon Tyne -41 3 £476 -11.02%
Tyne and Wear -42 3 £476 -11.02%
Maidenhead - 3 £400 -
East of England +13 2 £600 +41.17% 2
Midlands +4 2 £475 -20.83%
East Midlands - 2 £450 - 1
Devon - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 £525 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £600 -
Swindon - 2 - - 1
Uxbridge - 2 £475 -
Leicestershire - 2 £450 - 1

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 with a requirement for Vulnerability Assessment.

1 103 (51.24%) Firewall
2 101 (50.25%) Information Security
3 94 (46.77%) CISSP
4 88 (43.78%) Windows
5 79 (39.30%) VPN
6 74 (36.82%) Unix
7 71 (35.32%) Cybersecurity
8 69 (34.33%) Linux
9 67 (33.33%) Security Operations
10 65 (32.34%) TCP/IP
11 54 (26.87%) Security Cleared
12 53 (26.37%) Splunk
13 52 (25.87%) SIEM
14 51 (25.37%) LAN
14 51 (25.37%) WAN
15 50 (24.88%) Vulnerability Management
16 49 (24.38%) Patch Management
16 49 (24.38%) Network Security
17 47 (23.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 44 (21.89%) SANS
18 44 (21.89%) Cisco
19 43 (21.39%) Penetration Testing
20 41 (20.40%) VoIP
20 41 (20.40%) Management Information System
21 40 (19.90%) Intel Security
22 38 (18.91%) Apple
22 38 (18.91%) LogRhythm
22 38 (18.91%) SC Cleared
23 37 (18.41%) Finance
24 36 (17.91%) Cisco ASA

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.49%) Confluence
2 2 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.50%) Apache
3 1 (0.50%) IIS
3 1 (0.50%) JBoss
3 1 (0.50%) Jetty
3 1 (0.50%) Mongrel
3 1 (0.50%) nginx
3 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.99%) MS Office
3 5 (2.49%) MS Project
3 5 (2.49%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.49%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (2.49%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (1.99%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 4 (1.99%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (1.99%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.99%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (1.99%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 4 (1.99%) CloudFront
4 4 (1.99%) Route 53
5 3 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.49%) IaaS
5 3 (1.49%) Office 365
6 2 (1.00%) PaaS
7 1 (0.50%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (51.24%) Firewall
2 79 (39.30%) VPN
3 65 (32.34%) TCP/IP
4 51 (25.37%) LAN
4 51 (25.37%) WAN
5 49 (24.38%) Network Security
6 41 (20.40%) VoIP
7 36 (17.91%) Cisco ASA
8 33 (16.42%) Wireless
9 32 (15.92%) Intrusion Detection
10 26 (12.94%) SSL
11 16 (7.96%) IPsec
12 15 (7.46%) Internet
12 15 (7.46%) WLAN
13 12 (5.97%) HTTP
14 10 (4.98%) DNS
15 8 (3.98%) BGP
15 8 (3.98%) EIGRP
15 8 (3.98%) OSPF
15 8 (3.98%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.47%) Redis
2 7 (3.48%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (1.99%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.99%) MariaDB
3 4 (1.99%) MySQL
3 4 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.49%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.49%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.00%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.50%) Informix
6 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.99%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.49%) JIRA
3 4 (1.99%) Cucumber
3 4 (1.99%) Metasploit
3 4 (1.99%) Selenium
4 3 (1.49%) HP UFT
4 3 (1.49%) JMeter
4 3 (1.49%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.00%) JUnit
6 1 (0.50%) AppScan
6 1 (0.50%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.50%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.50%) GDB
6 1 (0.50%) Introscope
6 1 (0.50%) Maven
6 1 (0.50%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.50%) TestNG
6 1 (0.50%) Travis CI
General
1 37 (18.41%) Finance
2 7 (3.48%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.99%) Banking
3 6 (2.99%) Military
4 4 (1.99%) Local Government
4 4 (1.99%) Publishing
4 4 (1.99%) Retail
5 3 (1.49%) Legal
5 3 (1.49%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.50%) Electronics
6 1 (0.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 72 (35.82%) Analyst
2 58 (28.86%) Security Analyst
3 28 (13.93%) Security Engineer
4 26 (12.94%) Security Specialist
4 26 (12.94%) SOC Analyst
5 22 (10.95%) Consultant
6 21 (10.45%) Security Consultant
7 16 (7.96%) Tester
8 15 (7.46%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 13 (6.47%) Penetration Tester
10 12 (5.97%) Information Security Specialist
10 12 (5.97%) Information Specialist
10 12 (5.97%) Technical Specialist
11 11 (5.47%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (4.98%) IT Analyst
12 10 (4.98%) IT Security Analyst
12 10 (4.98%) Operations Analyst
12 10 (4.98%) Security Operations Analyst
13 9 (4.48%) Senior Security Analyst
14 8 (3.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (16.92%) ELK Stack
2 17 (8.46%) 802.1X
3 10 (4.98%) RESTful
4 9 (4.48%) Web Services
5 7 (3.48%) .NET
6 4 (1.99%) Middleware
7 2 (1.00%) HTML
7 2 (1.00%) J2EE
7 2 (1.00%) SAML
7 2 (1.00%) Servlets
8 1 (0.50%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.50%) CSS
8 1 (0.50%) JDBC
8 1 (0.50%) jQuery
8 1 (0.50%) PowerMock
8 1 (0.50%) Spring
8 1 (0.50%) XML
8 1 (0.50%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 41 (20.40%) Management Information System
2 31 (15.42%) Security Operations Centre
3 26 (12.94%) Cyber Attack
4 19 (9.45%) PKI
5 13 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.98%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.98%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (2.99%) Reference Data
8 5 (2.49%) Cryptography
8 5 (2.49%) N-Tier
8 5 (2.49%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.99%) CESG
10 3 (1.49%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (1.00%) Replication
12 1 (0.50%) Cyberthreat
12 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Cloud
12 1 (0.50%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.50%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 88 (43.78%) Windows
2 74 (36.82%) Unix
3 69 (34.33%) Linux
4 8 (3.98%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.99%) Solaris
6 4 (1.99%) Kali Linux
6 4 (1.99%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.00%) AIX
7 2 (1.00%) Android
7 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (50.25%) Information Security
2 71 (35.32%) Cybersecurity
3 67 (33.33%) Security Operations
4 52 (25.87%) SIEM
5 50 (24.88%) Vulnerability Management
6 49 (24.38%) Patch Management
7 47 (23.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 43 (21.39%) Penetration Testing
9 34 (16.92%) Network Monitoring
10 29 (14.43%) Risk Management
11 25 (12.44%) Case Management
12 21 (10.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 21 (10.45%) Two-Factor Authentication
13 20 (9.95%) Open Source
14 18 (8.96%) Incident Management
15 17 (8.46%) Analytics
15 17 (8.46%) Ethical Hacking
16 14 (6.97%) ITIL
16 14 (6.97%) Malware Detection/Protection
16 14 (6.97%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.96%) Python
2 9 (4.48%) Java
3 7 (3.48%) Ruby
4 6 (2.99%) Perl
4 6 (2.99%) SQL
5 5 (2.49%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.99%) C
7 3 (1.49%) C#
7 3 (1.49%) C++
7 3 (1.49%) PHP
8 2 (1.00%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 94 (46.77%) CISSP
2 54 (26.87%) Security Cleared
3 44 (21.89%) SANS
4 38 (18.91%) SC Cleared
5 35 (17.41%) SSCP
6 27 (13.43%) CISM
7 14 (6.97%) CREST Certified
7 14 (6.97%) Degree
8 12 (5.97%) CEH
9 11 (5.47%) CISA
9 11 (5.47%) GSEC
10 10 (4.98%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (4.48%) OSCP
12 8 (3.98%) DV Cleared
13 7 (3.48%) CCNP
14 6 (2.99%) CLAS
15 5 (2.49%) CESG Certified Professional
15 5 (2.49%) CHECK Team Leader
15 5 (2.49%) CRISC
15 5 (2.49%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (14.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (11.94%) PCI DSS
3 12 (5.97%) COBIT
4 3 (1.49%) HIPAA
4 3 (1.49%) ISO27002
4 3 (1.49%) PA-DSS
4 3 (1.49%) QA
4 3 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.00%) COSO
5 2 (1.00%) SAS 70
System Software
1 6 (2.99%) Active Directory
1 6 (2.99%) Snort
2 4 (1.99%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (1.49%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.50%) pfSense
5 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.50%) vSphere
5 1 (0.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (17.41%) QRadar
2 27 (13.43%) Nessus
3 25 (12.44%) Nexpose
4 12 (5.97%) Nmap
5 11 (5.47%) Kibana
5 11 (5.47%) logstash
5 11 (5.47%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (3.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 7 (3.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (2.99%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 6 (2.99%) RSA enVision
8 3 (1.49%) Cacti
8 3 (1.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.49%) Puppet
9 2 (1.00%) Ansible
9 2 (1.00%) RSA Security Analytics
9 2 (1.00%) SCCM
10 1 (0.50%) EnCase
10 1 (0.50%) FTK
Vendors
1 53 (26.37%) Splunk
2 44 (21.89%) Cisco
3 40 (19.90%) Intel Security
4 38 (18.91%) Apple
4 38 (18.91%) LogRhythm
5 33 (16.42%) Qualys
6 31 (15.42%) Sourcefire
7 29 (14.43%) ArcSight
8 26 (12.94%) IBM
8 26 (12.94%) Microsoft
9 25 (12.44%) Symantec
10 21 (10.45%) F5
10 21 (10.45%) Juniper
11 17 (8.46%) Blue Coat
11 17 (8.46%) FireEye
12 16 (7.96%) CheckPoint
13 14 (6.97%) GFI Software
13 14 (6.97%) NetWitness
13 14 (6.97%) Rapid7
13 14 (6.97%) TippingPoint
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