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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 548 534 553
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +19
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 65 43 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.082% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.11% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 27 22
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£450 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £456 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +30.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
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
42997 38902 39217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.17% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 24141 22845
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1190 1157 1447
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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 -9 61 £450 - 13
London +13 49 £450 - 6
City of London +18 15 £481 +20.31% 2
South East -20 4 £350 -28.20% 2
Buckinghamshire -4 3 £350 -
North West -7 2 £473 - 2
South West -36 2 £450 +2.85% 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £500 -
Berkshire +8 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £500 -
Luton - 1 - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Marlow - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Newport - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Reading - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Telford - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Woking - - - -
Abingdon - - - -

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 75 (50.68%) Information Security
2 65 (43.92%) Firewall
3 63 (42.57%) Penetration Testing
4 58 (39.19%) CISSP
5 44 (29.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 41 (27.70%) Windows
7 39 (26.35%) UNIX
8 38 (25.68%) SIEM
9 36 (24.32%) Finance
10 32 (21.62%) Risk Management
11 31 (20.95%) ITIL
11 31 (20.95%) Security Cleared
12 30 (20.27%) Intrusion Detection
13 26 (17.57%) SC Cleared
13 26 (17.57%) Security Architecture
13 26 (17.57%) Cyber Security
14 24 (16.22%) Active Directory
15 22 (14.86%) Cisco
15 22 (14.86%) Linux
15 22 (14.86%) CISM
15 22 (14.86%) Management Information System
15 22 (14.86%) Network Security
16 20 (13.51%) Identity Management
17 19 (12.84%) CESG
17 19 (12.84%) DNS
18 18 (12.16%) CEH
18 18 (12.16%) Incident Management
18 18 (12.16%) Computer Science
18 18 (12.16%) PCI DSS
18 18 (12.16%) ITIL V3

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 14 (9.46%) Apache
2 9 (6.08%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.03%) IIS
3 3 (2.03%) nginx
4 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.35%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.35%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 9 (6.08%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.38%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.03%) MS Office
4 2 (1.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 65 (43.92%) Firewall
2 30 (20.27%) Intrusion Detection
3 22 (14.86%) Network Security
4 19 (12.84%) DNS
5 16 (10.81%) TCP/IP
6 13 (8.78%) VPN
7 12 (8.11%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (7.43%) LDAP
8 11 (7.43%) DHCP
9 10 (6.76%) LAN
10 9 (6.08%) SSL
11 8 (5.41%) WAN
12 7 (4.73%) IPsec
13 6 (4.05%) Internet
14 5 (3.38%) Wireless
15 4 (2.70%) Wireless Security
15 4 (2.70%) HTTP
16 3 (2.03%) DMZ
16 3 (2.03%) Cisco PIX
16 3 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.03%) MySQL
1 3 (2.03%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.68%) Big Data
3 1 (0.68%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (2.03%) Subversion
1 3 (2.03%) Metasploit
1 3 (2.03%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.35%) GCC
General
1 36 (24.32%) Finance
2 8 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.05%) Legal
4 5 (3.38%) Banking
5 2 (1.35%) Retail
5 2 (1.35%) Law
5 2 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.35%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.68%) Billing
6 1 (0.68%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (21.62%) Analyst
2 28 (18.92%) Security Analyst
3 21 (14.19%) Architect
4 20 (13.51%) Consultant
5 17 (11.49%) Security Consultant
5 17 (11.49%) Security Architect
6 13 (8.78%) Penetration Tester
6 13 (8.78%) Tester
7 12 (8.11%) Security Manager
8 11 (7.43%) Security Engineer
8 11 (7.43%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (6.76%) Infrastructure Designer
9 10 (6.76%) Designer
10 8 (5.41%) Security Solutions Architect
11 6 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (4.05%) Network Engineer
11 6 (4.05%) Network Security Engineer
12 5 (3.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (3.38%) Integration Engineer
12 5 (3.38%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.41%) Web Services
2 7 (4.73%) .NET
3 5 (3.38%) JSP
3 5 (3.38%) Software Packaging
4 3 (2.03%) Middleware
5 2 (1.35%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.35%) HTML
5 2 (1.35%) WebSockets
6 1 (0.68%) SOAP
6 1 (0.68%) LAMP
6 1 (0.68%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.86%) Management Information System
2 19 (12.84%) CESG
3 18 (12.16%) Computer Science
4 13 (8.78%) CESG CLAS
5 12 (8.11%) PKI
6 10 (6.76%) RMADS
7 9 (6.08%) FMCG
7 9 (6.08%) Open Source
8 8 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (3.38%) Algorithms
9 5 (3.38%) Mobile App
10 4 (2.70%) Cryptography
11 2 (1.35%) GIS
12 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.68%) Performance Metrics
12 1 (0.68%) SecurID
12 1 (0.68%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 41 (27.70%) Windows
2 39 (26.35%) UNIX
3 22 (14.86%) Linux
4 11 (7.43%) Solaris
5 9 (6.08%) Windows 7
6 8 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (4.05%) Apple iOS
8 5 (3.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.70%) AIX
10 3 (2.03%) Debian
10 3 (2.03%) CentOS
11 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.35%) Windows NT
11 2 (1.35%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.68%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (50.68%) Information Security
2 63 (42.57%) Penetration Testing
3 38 (25.68%) SIEM
4 32 (21.62%) Risk Management
5 31 (20.95%) ITIL
6 26 (17.57%) Security Architecture
6 26 (17.57%) Cyber Security
7 20 (13.51%) Identity Management
8 18 (12.16%) ITIL V3
8 18 (12.16%) Incident Management
9 17 (11.49%) Vulnerability Management
10 14 (9.46%) Service Management
11 13 (8.78%) Security Testing
11 13 (8.78%) Data Protection
12 12 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (8.11%) Risk Assessment
12 12 (8.11%) Data Security
13 10 (6.76%) TOGAF
13 10 (6.76%) Technical Architecture
13 10 (6.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.76%) Shell Script
2 8 (5.41%) Java
3 6 (4.05%) SQL
3 6 (4.05%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.38%) VB
4 5 (3.38%) C
4 5 (3.38%) C++
5 4 (2.70%) Python
5 4 (2.70%) Perl
5 4 (2.70%) PHP
5 4 (2.70%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.35%) Bourne shell
6 2 (1.35%) Ruby
7 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 58 (39.19%) CISSP
2 31 (20.95%) Security Cleared
3 26 (17.57%) SC Cleared
4 22 (14.86%) CISM
5 18 (12.16%) CEH
6 13 (8.78%) Degree
7 12 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (6.08%) GIAC
9 7 (4.73%) CCNA
9 7 (4.73%) CISA
10 6 (4.05%) SSCP
11 5 (3.38%) CCSP
11 5 (3.38%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.70%) CCSA
12 4 (2.70%) JNCIA
13 3 (2.03%) GWAPT
13 3 (2.03%) ISEB
14 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (1.35%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (29.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (12.16%) PCI DSS
3 8 (5.41%) SLA
4 7 (4.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (4.05%) QA
6 3 (2.03%) COBIT
6 3 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.68%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 24 (16.22%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.73%) Nmap
4 5 (3.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (2.03%) Varnish
5 3 (2.03%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.35%) RACF
6 2 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.35%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.68%) UAG
7 1 (0.68%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.68%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (7.43%) Tivoli
2 10 (6.76%) Nessus
3 6 (4.05%) Nagios
3 6 (4.05%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (3.38%) CORE IMPACT
4 5 (3.38%) WSUS
4 5 (3.38%) SCCM
4 5 (3.38%) Puppet
4 5 (3.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (2.03%) Zenoss
6 2 (1.35%) YUM
7 1 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 22 (14.86%) Cisco
2 13 (8.78%) SAP
2 13 (8.78%) Juniper
3 11 (7.43%) Oracle
3 11 (7.43%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.43%) HP
4 10 (6.76%) Red Hat
5 9 (6.08%) VMware
5 9 (6.08%) F5
6 8 (5.41%) Symantec
7 7 (4.73%) CheckPoint
8 6 (4.05%) Qualys
9 5 (3.38%) Lumension
9 5 (3.38%) McAfee
9 5 (3.38%) Citrix
10 4 (2.70%) Sophos
11 3 (2.03%) IBM
11 3 (2.03%) Splunk
12 2 (1.35%) Veritas
12 2 (1.35%) IronPort
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