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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Vulnerability Assessment
UK
Rank 489 515 572
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +57
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 108 107 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.21% 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.26% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 72 21
Median daily rate £450 £500 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +19.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £354 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £600 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £498
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +0.50%
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
36783 41524 39970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.18% 81.75% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 24390 26922 25816
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 937 1204 1054
Median hourly rate £34.00 £38.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +28 100 £450 -10.00% 25
London +13 42 £500 +11.11% 8
South East +10 23 £450 -25.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +16 15 £440 - 1
North West +29 12 £450 +40.62% 6
Manchester +26 12 £450 +24.13% 5
Milton Keynes +15 12 £440 - 1
Salford - 9 £450 - 1
South West - 7 £525 - 1
Berkshire +6 5 £513 -14.58%
Wiltshire - 5 £525 -
Midlands +3 4 £475 -20.83%
West Midlands -7 4 £450 +2.85% 4
Hampshire +6 3 £525 +10.52% 2
East of England +2 3 £588 +40.71% 2
Yorkshire 0 3 £450 -7.21%
South Wales - 3 £320 -
Coventry - 3 £450 -
Cardiff - 3 £320 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £450 -
Wales - 3 £320 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £600 - 2
Leicestershire - 2 £450 -
Southampton - 2 £525 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £600 - 1
Maidenhead - 2 £450 -
Newport Pagnell - 2 £380 -
Docklands, London - 2 £525 -
Devon - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 - -

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 108 (54.55%) Information Security
2 90 (45.45%) Windows
3 89 (44.95%) Firewall
4 85 (42.93%) Unix
5 77 (38.89%) CISSP
6 72 (36.36%) VPN
7 68 (34.34%) Cybersecurity
8 67 (33.84%) Security Operations
9 65 (32.83%) Security Cleared
10 62 (31.31%) TCP/IP
11 61 (30.81%) Splunk
12 57 (28.79%) Linux
13 52 (26.26%) Vulnerability Management
14 49 (24.75%) LAN
14 49 (24.75%) WAN
14 49 (24.75%) Network Security
15 47 (23.74%) SIEM
16 46 (23.23%) SANS
16 46 (23.23%) Penetration Testing
17 45 (22.73%) Patch Management
17 45 (22.73%) Security Monitoring
18 44 (22.22%) Management Information System
19 42 (21.21%) Risk Management
19 42 (21.21%) SC Cleared
20 41 (20.71%) QRadar
20 41 (20.71%) VoIP
20 41 (20.71%) Cisco
21 38 (19.19%) Apple
21 38 (19.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
22 37 (18.69%) LogRhythm

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 (1.52%) Confluence
2 2 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.51%) Apache
3 1 (0.51%) IIS
3 1 (0.51%) JBoss
3 1 (0.51%) Jetty
3 1 (0.51%) Mongrel
3 1 (0.51%) nginx
3 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.03%) MS Project
2 6 (3.03%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.53%) MS Office
4 4 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (2.53%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (2.02%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 4 (2.02%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (2.02%) Amazon S3
4 4 (2.02%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (2.02%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 4 (2.02%) CloudFront
4 4 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.02%) Route 53
5 3 (1.52%) IaaS
5 3 (1.52%) PaaS
6 2 (1.01%) SaaS
7 1 (0.51%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 89 (44.95%) Firewall
2 72 (36.36%) VPN
3 62 (31.31%) TCP/IP
4 49 (24.75%) LAN
4 49 (24.75%) Network Security
4 49 (24.75%) WAN
5 41 (20.71%) VoIP
6 33 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
7 30 (15.15%) Intrusion Detection
8 23 (11.62%) SSL
8 23 (11.62%) Wireless
9 13 (6.57%) Internet
9 13 (6.57%) WLAN
10 12 (6.06%) HTTP
11 10 (5.05%) IPsec
12 8 (4.04%) BGP
12 8 (4.04%) EIGRP
12 8 (4.04%) OSPF
12 8 (4.04%) SSH
13 7 (3.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.56%) Redis
2 4 (2.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.52%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.52%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.52%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.01%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 5 (2.53%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.02%) JIRA
2 4 (2.02%) Metasploit
3 3 (1.52%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.52%) HP UFT
3 3 (1.52%) JMeter
3 3 (1.52%) LoadRunner
3 3 (1.52%) Selenium
4 1 (0.51%) AppScan
4 1 (0.51%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.51%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.51%) GDB
4 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.51%) JUnit
4 1 (0.51%) Maven
4 1 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.51%) TestNG
4 1 (0.51%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.51%) WinDbg
General
1 37 (18.69%) Finance
2 6 (3.03%) Banking
2 6 (3.03%) Legal
2 6 (3.03%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.02%) Military
4 3 (1.52%) Local Government
4 3 (1.52%) Multimedia
4 3 (1.52%) Retail
5 1 (0.51%) Automotive
5 1 (0.51%) Electronics
5 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (31.31%) Analyst
2 49 (24.75%) Security Analyst
3 25 (12.63%) Consultant
4 23 (11.62%) Security Consultant
5 22 (11.11%) Security Specialist
6 19 (9.60%) Security Engineer
7 18 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 18 (9.09%) SOC Analyst
8 17 (8.59%) Tester
9 14 (7.07%) Penetration Tester
9 14 (7.07%) Security Officer
10 13 (6.57%) Information Security Specialist
10 13 (6.57%) Information Specialist
11 12 (6.06%) Technical Specialist
12 10 (5.05%) Architect
13 9 (4.55%) Incident Analyst
13 9 (4.55%) Information Security Officer
13 9 (4.55%) IT Analyst
14 8 (4.04%) Information Officer
14 8 (4.04%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (17.17%) ELK Stack
2 14 (7.07%) 802.1X
3 10 (5.05%) RESTful
4 9 (4.55%) Web Services
5 6 (3.03%) .NET
6 4 (2.02%) Middleware
7 2 (1.01%) SAML
8 1 (0.51%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.51%) HTML
8 1 (0.51%) J2EE
8 1 (0.51%) jQuery
8 1 (0.51%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 44 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 28 (14.14%) Security Operations Centre
3 27 (13.64%) Cyber Attack
4 13 (6.57%) PKI
5 11 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.04%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.03%) Cyber Defence
7 6 (3.03%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (3.03%) Reference Data
8 5 (2.53%) CESG
8 5 (2.53%) Cryptography
8 5 (2.53%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.52%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.01%) Cybercrime
10 2 (1.01%) Replication
11 1 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.51%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.51%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 90 (45.45%) Windows
2 85 (42.93%) Unix
3 57 (28.79%) Linux
4 4 (2.02%) Kali Linux
4 4 (2.02%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.01%) AIX
5 2 (1.01%) Solaris
5 2 (1.01%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (54.55%) Information Security
2 68 (34.34%) Cybersecurity
3 67 (33.84%) Security Operations
4 52 (26.26%) Vulnerability Management
5 47 (23.74%) SIEM
6 46 (23.23%) Penetration Testing
7 45 (22.73%) Patch Management
7 45 (22.73%) Security Monitoring
8 42 (21.21%) Risk Management
9 38 (19.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 37 (18.69%) Incident Management
11 34 (17.17%) Network Monitoring
12 28 (14.14%) Security Testing
13 25 (12.63%) Case Management
14 21 (10.61%) Open Source
15 20 (10.10%) Multi-Factor Authentication
15 20 (10.10%) Two-Factor Authentication
16 18 (9.09%) Protective Monitoring
17 17 (8.59%) Analytics
18 15 (7.58%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.09%) Python
2 7 (3.54%) Java
2 7 (3.54%) Ruby
3 6 (3.03%) Perl
4 5 (2.53%) SQL
5 4 (2.02%) C
5 4 (2.02%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.52%) C#
6 3 (1.52%) C++
7 2 (1.01%) PHP
7 2 (1.01%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 77 (38.89%) CISSP
2 65 (32.83%) Security Cleared
3 46 (23.23%) SANS
4 42 (21.21%) SC Cleared
5 35 (17.68%) SSCP
6 29 (14.65%) CREST Certified
7 28 (14.14%) CEH
7 28 (14.14%) OSCP
8 24 (12.12%) DV Cleared
9 20 (10.10%) CISM
10 12 (6.06%) Degree
11 10 (5.05%) CISA
11 10 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (4.55%) GSEC
13 7 (3.54%) CCNP
14 5 (2.53%) CLAS
14 5 (2.53%) GIAC
15 4 (2.02%) CESG Certified Professional
15 4 (2.02%) CHECK Team Leader
15 4 (2.02%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (12.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 25 (12.63%) PCI DSS
2 12 (6.06%) COBIT
3 5 (2.53%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 3 (1.52%) HIPAA
4 3 (1.52%) ISO27002
4 3 (1.52%) PA-DSS
4 3 (1.52%) QA
4 3 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.01%) COSO
5 2 (1.01%) SAS 70
6 1 (0.51%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (2.53%) Snort
2 3 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.51%) pfSense
4 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.51%) vSphere
4 1 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (20.71%) QRadar
2 24 (12.12%) Nessus
2 24 (12.12%) Nexpose
3 12 (6.06%) Nmap
4 11 (5.56%) Kibana
4 11 (5.56%) logstash
5 8 (4.04%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 8 (4.04%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (3.54%) CSIRT
6 7 (3.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 7 (3.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (3.03%) RSA enVision
8 4 (2.02%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.52%) Puppet
10 2 (1.01%) Ansible
10 2 (1.01%) RSA Security Analytics
11 1 (0.51%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.51%) SmoothWall
11 1 (0.51%) Terraform
Vendors
1 61 (30.81%) Splunk
2 41 (20.71%) Cisco
3 38 (19.19%) Apple
4 37 (18.69%) LogRhythm
5 36 (18.18%) Intel Security
6 30 (15.15%) Sourcefire
7 29 (14.65%) ArcSight
8 27 (13.64%) Symantec
9 25 (12.63%) IBM
10 22 (11.11%) Qualys
11 21 (10.61%) F5
11 21 (10.61%) Microsoft
12 19 (9.60%) Juniper
13 16 (8.08%) CheckPoint
13 16 (8.08%) FireEye
14 13 (6.57%) Blue Coat
14 13 (6.57%) GFI Software
14 13 (6.57%) NetWitness
14 13 (6.57%) Rapid7
14 13 (6.57%) TippingPoint
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