The table below looks at the statistics for Vulnerability Assessment skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Vulnerability Assessment over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 551 528 558
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +30
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 74 88 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.057%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.21% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 52 8
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£485 £450 £539
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.77% -16.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £549 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £470 £210
% change year-on-year
-12.23% +123.80%
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 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
45650 42374 39473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.94% 76.20% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29733 26205 24236
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1151 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Vulnerability Assessment
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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 -24 72 £500 +11.11% 48
London -6 30 £530 +17.77% 11
South East -15 14 £558 +18.61% 16
Manchester -10 12 £338 - 6
North West -26 12 £338 -32.16% 7
Berkshire +2 9 £558 +13.17% 5
East Midlands -1 9 £430 -26.87% 2
Derbyshire +3 7 £375 -36.22%
South West -10 6 £550 +22.22% 2
Derby - 6 - -
City of London -4 5 £500 +8.10% 4
Hampshire - 5 £558 - 3
Bristol - 4 £550 - 1
Reading - 4 £558 - 1
East of England +3 3 £500 +117.39% 4
Slough - 3 £465 - 1
Uxbridge - 3 £300 -
Paddington - 3 £558 -
Basingstoke - 3 £558 - 1
Wiltshire -5 2 - - 1
Scotland -5 2 £325 -26.55% 5
Milton Keynes -11 2 £300 -
Buckinghamshire -16 2 £300 -14.28% 1
Norwich - 2 £500 -
Winchester - 2 £450 -
Malmesbury - 2 - -
Norfolk - 2 £500 -
Glasgow +2 1 £350 -20.90%
West Midlands 0 1 £350 - 2
Nottinghamshire -9 1 £485 - 1

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Vulnerability Assessment 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 Vulnerability Assessment.

1 95 (65.97%) Firewall
2 66 (45.83%) Cisco
3 65 (45.14%) CISSP
4 64 (44.44%) SIEM
5 61 (42.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 56 (38.89%) ITIL
7 55 (38.19%) Kalman Filter
8 53 (36.81%) PKI
8 53 (36.81%) Network Security
9 49 (34.03%) Information Security
10 48 (33.33%) SSL
11 46 (31.94%) Penetration Testing
12 44 (30.56%) Cisco ASA
13 40 (27.78%) CheckPoint
13 40 (27.78%) CISM
14 35 (24.31%) Clearswift
15 34 (23.61%) Intrusion Detection
15 34 (23.61%) Kaspersky
16 33 (22.92%) Management Information System
17 31 (21.53%) Degree
18 30 (20.83%) CISMP
19 27 (18.75%) Finance
19 27 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
20 26 (18.06%) Data Centre
21 25 (17.36%) WAN
21 25 (17.36%) Migration
22 24 (16.67%) Security Cleared
22 24 (16.67%) Service Delivery
23 23 (15.97%) Windows
24 22 (15.28%) SC Cleared

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Vulnerability Assessment 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 Vulnerability Assessment. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.47%) Apache
2 2 (1.39%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.69%) Confluence
3 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (4.86%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.47%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.78%) MS Project
4 2 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.69%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.69%) MS Office
5 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.69%) SaaS
2 1 (0.69%) Office 365
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 95 (65.97%) Firewall
2 53 (36.81%) Network Security
3 48 (33.33%) SSL
4 44 (30.56%) Cisco ASA
5 34 (23.61%) Intrusion Detection
6 25 (17.36%) WAN
7 17 (11.81%) VPN
8 8 (5.56%) HTTP
8 8 (5.56%) TCP/IP
8 8 (5.56%) Internet
8 8 (5.56%) SSH
9 6 (4.17%) Wireless
10 3 (2.08%) IPsec
10 3 (2.08%) OSPF
10 3 (2.08%) BGP
10 3 (2.08%) EIGRP
10 3 (2.08%) Extranet
10 3 (2.08%) Intranet
10 3 (2.08%) LAN
10 3 (2.08%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.94%) DB2
2 6 (4.17%) Informix
2 6 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.17%) Ingres
3 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (2.08%) TestDirector
1 3 (2.08%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.69%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.69%) JIRA
2 1 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 27 (18.75%) Finance
2 8 (5.56%) Financial Institution
3 7 (4.86%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.17%) Banking
4 6 (4.17%) Legal
5 5 (3.47%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.47%) Military
6 3 (2.08%) Retail
7 2 (1.39%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.69%) Marketing
8 1 (0.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 76 (52.78%) Analyst
2 64 (44.44%) Security Analyst
3 25 (17.36%) Technical Analyst
4 21 (14.58%) Consultant
5 18 (12.50%) Security Consultant
6 11 (7.64%) Security Specialist
7 10 (6.94%) IT Security Analyst
7 10 (6.94%) Security Manager
8 9 (6.25%) Security Engineer
9 7 (4.86%) Network Analyst
9 7 (4.86%) Security Architect
9 7 (4.86%) Architect
9 7 (4.86%) Technical Security Analyst
10 6 (4.17%) Tester
10 6 (4.17%) Network Engineer
10 6 (4.17%) Network Security Analyst
10 6 (4.17%) Incident Analyst
11 5 (3.47%) Network Support
11 5 (3.47%) IT Security Consultant
11 5 (3.47%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.94%) Middleware
2 6 (4.17%) Web Services
3 4 (2.78%) REST
3 4 (2.78%) .NET
3 4 (2.78%) SOAP
4 3 (2.08%) XML
5 1 (0.69%) Flash
5 1 (0.69%) HTML
5 1 (0.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 53 (36.81%) PKI
2 33 (22.92%) Management Information System
3 26 (18.06%) Data Centre
4 11 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (7.64%) Computer Science
5 9 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (3.47%) Life Science
7 4 (2.78%) Algorithms
8 3 (2.08%) RMADS
8 3 (2.08%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.39%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.39%) Equities
9 2 (1.39%) CESG
9 2 (1.39%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.39%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.69%) User Experience
10 1 (0.69%) GIS
10 1 (0.69%) EMC VMAX
10 1 (0.69%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.97%) Windows
2 15 (10.42%) Linux
3 14 (9.72%) UNIX
4 5 (3.47%) AIX
4 5 (3.47%) Solaris
5 1 (0.69%) Android
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (44.44%) SIEM
2 56 (38.89%) ITIL
3 55 (38.19%) Kalman Filter
4 49 (34.03%) Information Security
5 46 (31.94%) Penetration Testing
6 25 (17.36%) Migration
7 24 (16.67%) Service Delivery
8 22 (15.28%) Cyber Security
9 21 (14.58%) Security Patching
10 19 (13.19%) Security Architecture
11 12 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
11 12 (8.33%) Security Management
12 10 (6.94%) Time Management
12 10 (6.94%) Patch Management
13 9 (6.25%) SDLC
13 9 (6.25%) Computer Security
13 9 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
13 9 (6.25%) Information Security Management
14 8 (5.56%) Risk Management
14 8 (5.56%) Computer Forensics
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.86%) SQL
2 5 (3.47%) Java
3 4 (2.78%) C++
4 2 (1.39%) C
4 2 (1.39%) Perl
4 2 (1.39%) VB
4 2 (1.39%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.39%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.69%) Bourne shell
5 1 (0.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 65 (45.14%) CISSP
2 40 (27.78%) CISM
3 31 (21.53%) Degree
4 30 (20.83%) CISMP
5 27 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
6 24 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 22 (15.28%) SC Cleared
8 15 (10.42%) CCENT
9 8 (5.56%) CEH
10 7 (4.86%) GCIH
11 6 (4.17%) GCIA
11 6 (4.17%) CCNA
11 6 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (4.17%) OSCP
12 5 (3.47%) DV Cleared
12 5 (3.47%) CISA
12 5 (3.47%) GSEC
13 4 (2.78%) CRISC
14 3 (2.08%) SSCP
14 3 (2.08%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (42.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (14.58%) PCI DSS
3 19 (13.19%) QA
4 13 (9.03%) COBIT
5 5 (3.47%) SLA
6 4 (2.78%) COSO
7 2 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.08%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.69%) Firmware
3 1 (0.69%) Snort
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (9.03%) Nessus
2 11 (7.64%) Nmap
3 3 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.08%) CORE IMPACT
3 3 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.39%) WebInspect
4 2 (1.39%) Puppet
5 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.69%) Ansible
5 1 (0.69%) logstash
5 1 (0.69%) Kibana
5 1 (0.69%) Rsyslog
5 1 (0.69%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.69%) Nagios
5 1 (0.69%) yum
Vendors
1 66 (45.83%) Cisco
2 40 (27.78%) CheckPoint
3 35 (24.31%) Clearswift
4 34 (23.61%) Kaspersky
5 21 (14.58%) ArcSight
6 20 (13.89%) Citrix
7 19 (13.19%) VMware
8 14 (9.72%) Microsoft
9 13 (9.03%) Oracle
9 13 (9.03%) Sourcefire
10 9 (6.25%) Blue Coat
10 9 (6.25%) McAfee
11 8 (5.56%) HP
11 8 (5.56%) IronPort
12 7 (4.86%) Juniper
13 6 (4.17%) Sybase
13 6 (4.17%) Teradata
14 5 (3.47%) Splunk
14 5 (3.47%) SolarWinds
14 5 (3.47%) FireEye
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