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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 534 586 558
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -28
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 109 55 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.098% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 31 40
Median daily rate £500 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £701 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £28.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £28.99

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
43626 44488 42241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 79.57% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 29009 28650 26554
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1028 1199 1213
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +63 107 £500 +36.05% 36
London +44 40 £525 +26.50% 19
South East +32 31 £510 +2.00% 8
North West -24 12 £375 +15.38% 2
Manchester -22 10 £381 +17.30%
Buckinghamshire - 10 £495 -
Milton Keynes - 10 £495 -
East of England +22 9 £280 -44.00% 2
Hampshire +9 9 £700 - 2
Basingstoke -1 9 £700 -
Yorkshire - 9 £463 - 2
City of London +47 7 £413 -17.50% 1
Bedfordshire - 6 £275 - 1
West Midlands -18 5 £413 - 1
West Yorkshire - 5 - - 2
Berkshire -6 4 £380 - 2
Bedford - 4 £275 - 1
Reading -2 3 £380 -
Hounslow - 3 - -
Docklands, London - 3 £525 -
Leeds - 3 - - 2
North Yorkshire - 3 £425 -
West Sussex - 3 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £438 - 1
South West -4 2 £358 -28.50% 2
Warwickshire -6 2 £500 -
Middlesex - 2 - - 1
Crawley - 2 £400 -
Bristol +4 1 £500 -
Surrey -3 1 £400 -20.00%

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 75 (42.61%) Firewall
2 73 (41.48%) Information Security
3 65 (36.93%) CISSP
4 62 (35.23%) Penetration Testing
5 49 (27.84%) Network Security
5 49 (27.84%) SIEM
6 44 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
7 43 (24.43%) Finance
8 42 (23.86%) Windows
9 40 (22.73%) Security Operations
10 36 (20.45%) Cisco
10 36 (20.45%) Intrusion Detection
10 36 (20.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 28 (15.91%) Degree
12 27 (15.34%) Unix
12 27 (15.34%) ITIL
13 24 (13.64%) CISM
13 24 (13.64%) VPN
14 23 (13.07%) Linux
14 23 (13.07%) Vulnerability Management
15 22 (12.50%) Wireless
16 21 (11.93%) Intel Security
16 21 (11.93%) SSL
16 21 (11.93%) Cisco ASA
17 20 (11.36%) PCI DSS
17 20 (11.36%) PKI
18 19 (10.80%) Security Testing
18 19 (10.80%) Mentoring
19 17 (9.66%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 17 (9.66%) Security Cleared

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 9 (5.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.57%) Confluence
3 1 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (3.41%) MS Project
1 6 (3.41%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.84%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.84%) MS Office
3 3 (1.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.95%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.11%) Office 365
4 8 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (4.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 8 (4.55%) Amazon ELB
4 8 (4.55%) Amazon S3
4 8 (4.55%) Amazon SQS
4 8 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (4.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 8 (4.55%) CloudFront
4 8 (4.55%) Route 53
5 7 (3.98%) IaaS
5 7 (3.98%) PaaS
6 6 (3.41%) SaaS
7 5 (2.84%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 75 (42.61%) Firewall
2 49 (27.84%) Network Security
3 36 (20.45%) Intrusion Detection
4 24 (13.64%) VPN
5 22 (12.50%) Wireless
6 21 (11.93%) Cisco ASA
6 21 (11.93%) SSL
7 17 (9.66%) TCP/IP
8 14 (7.95%) Internet
9 13 (7.39%) WAN
10 10 (5.68%) IPsec
11 9 (5.11%) HTTP
11 9 (5.11%) LAN
12 7 (3.98%) DNS
13 5 (2.84%) SSH
13 5 (2.84%) VLAN
14 4 (2.27%) BGP
14 4 (2.27%) MPLS
14 4 (2.27%) Multicast
14 4 (2.27%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 8 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (3.41%) DB2
2 6 (3.41%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.27%) MariaDB
3 4 (2.27%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.27%) MySQL
3 4 (2.27%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.27%) Metasploit
1 4 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.14%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.57%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.57%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.57%) JIRA
3 1 (0.57%) JMeter
3 1 (0.57%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.57%) Selenium
General
1 43 (24.43%) Finance
2 6 (3.41%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.27%) Military
4 3 (1.70%) Games
5 2 (1.14%) Banking
5 2 (1.14%) Legal
6 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Local Government
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 42 (23.86%) Analyst
2 28 (15.91%) Consultant
3 25 (14.20%) Security Consultant
4 24 (13.64%) Security Analyst
5 22 (12.50%) Security Specialist
6 17 (9.66%) Tester
7 16 (9.09%) Architect
7 16 (9.09%) Penetration Tester
7 16 (9.09%) Security Architect
7 16 (9.09%) Security Manager
8 14 (7.95%) Incident Analyst
9 13 (7.39%) Security Engineer
10 11 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 8 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
11 8 (4.55%) Network Engineer
11 8 (4.55%) Network Security Manager
12 7 (3.98%) Information Analyst
12 7 (3.98%) Information Security Analyst
12 7 (3.98%) Information Security Specialist
12 7 (3.98%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.11%) 802.1X
2 8 (4.55%) .NET
3 5 (2.84%) Middleware
4 3 (1.70%) SOAP
4 3 (1.70%) Web Services
5 2 (1.14%) Apache Flex
5 2 (1.14%) REST
6 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.57%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.57%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.36%) PKI
2 16 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 12 (6.82%) Data Centre
4 11 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
5 10 (5.68%) Computer Science
6 8 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (3.98%) Mobile App
7 7 (3.98%) SCADA
8 5 (2.84%) Cryptography
8 5 (2.84%) User Experience
9 4 (2.27%) Client/Server
9 4 (2.27%) Internet of Things
9 4 (2.27%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.70%) CCTV
11 2 (1.14%) Algorithms
11 2 (1.14%) CESG
11 2 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (1.14%) iPad
11 2 (1.14%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (23.86%) Windows
2 27 (15.34%) Unix
3 23 (13.07%) Linux
4 8 (4.55%) Android
4 8 (4.55%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.98%) Solaris
6 2 (1.14%) AIX
6 2 (1.14%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.57%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (41.48%) Information Security
2 62 (35.23%) Penetration Testing
3 49 (27.84%) SIEM
4 44 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
5 40 (22.73%) Security Operations
6 27 (15.34%) ITIL
7 23 (13.07%) Vulnerability Management
8 19 (10.80%) Mentoring
8 19 (10.80%) Security Testing
9 17 (9.66%) Root Cause Analysis
9 17 (9.66%) Security Architecture
9 17 (9.66%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 16 (9.09%) OWASP
11 15 (8.52%) Risk Assessment
12 14 (7.95%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (7.95%) Risk Management
12 14 (7.95%) Security Management
13 13 (7.39%) Kalman Filter
14 12 (6.82%) Analytics
14 12 (6.82%) Digital Forensics
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.95%) Python
2 13 (7.39%) Ruby
3 11 (6.25%) Java
3 11 (6.25%) Perl
4 7 (3.98%) C
4 7 (3.98%) C++
5 6 (3.41%) C#
6 5 (2.84%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.70%) SQL
8 2 (1.14%) PHP
9 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.57%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 65 (36.93%) CISSP
2 28 (15.91%) Degree
3 24 (13.64%) CISM
4 17 (9.66%) Security Cleared
5 14 (7.95%) SC Cleared
6 13 (7.39%) CREST Certified
6 13 (7.39%) GCIH
7 11 (6.25%) CLAS
7 11 (6.25%) SANS
8 10 (5.68%) CEH
8 10 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (5.11%) CISMP
9 9 (5.11%) GCIA
10 8 (4.55%) CCNP
10 8 (4.55%) CESG Certified Professional
11 7 (3.98%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (3.98%) OSCP
12 6 (3.41%) CCENT
13 4 (2.27%) GSEC
13 4 (2.27%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (20.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (11.36%) PCI DSS
3 11 (6.25%) COBIT
4 6 (3.41%) COSO
5 4 (2.27%) ISO27005
5 4 (2.27%) QA
5 4 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.14%) SAS 70
7 1 (0.57%) BS25999
7 1 (0.57%) GPG13
7 1 (0.57%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.57%) RMADS
7 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (5.11%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.41%) Snort
3 4 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (1.70%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.14%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.14%) vSphere
6 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.57%) iptables
6 1 (0.57%) NFS
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (6.25%) RSA Security Analytics
2 8 (4.55%) Nexpose
3 7 (3.98%) Nessus
4 6 (3.41%) Puppet
4 6 (3.41%) SmoothWall
5 5 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.84%) QRadar
6 3 (1.70%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.70%) SCCM
7 2 (1.14%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.14%) Nmap
8 1 (0.57%) ArcSight ESM
8 1 (0.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.57%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.57%) Nagios
8 1 (0.57%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.57%) SELinux
8 1 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.57%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 36 (20.45%) Cisco
2 21 (11.93%) Intel Security
3 14 (7.95%) ArcSight
3 14 (7.95%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.95%) Oracle
3 14 (7.95%) Qualys
4 13 (7.39%) F5
5 12 (6.82%) CheckPoint
6 11 (6.25%) Blue Coat
6 11 (6.25%) Sourcefire
7 10 (5.68%) LogRhythm
7 10 (5.68%) Splunk
8 9 (5.11%) HP
8 9 (5.11%) Juniper
9 8 (4.55%) Rapid7
9 8 (4.55%) Symantec
10 7 (3.98%) FireEye
10 7 (3.98%) GFI Software
10 7 (3.98%) NetWitness
10 7 (3.98%) TippingPoint
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