The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 512 533 540
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +7
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 82 37 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.072% 0.076%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.099% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 14 18
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.73% +50.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £249 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £617 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+46.77% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £60.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +140.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40519 37298 40761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.05% 72.96% 70.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25042 22618 23491
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1163 1058 1467
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +14 76 £425 -13.26% 23
London +47 44 £400 -25.58% 10
North West -1 11 £475 -5.00% 1
South East -5 9 £493 +58.90% 3
City of London +25 8 £425 -1.44% 3
Buckinghamshire +1 6 - - 1
Milton Keynes -1 5 - -
South West - 5 - - 1
Manchester -4 4 - - 1
Cheshire -3 3 £475 -
East Midlands - 3 £588 -
East of England - 3 £230 - 4
Berkshire - 3 £493 -
Chesterfield - 2 £588 -
Derbyshire - 2 £588 -
Yorkshire +1 1 £375 +78.57% 2
West Yorkshire 0 1 £375 +78.57% 2
Bradford 0 1 £375 +78.57%
Warrington - 1 £540 -
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
Luton - - - - 2
Maidenhead - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Norwich - - - - 1
Potters Bar - - - -
Reading - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Slough - - - -
Stockport - - - -

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 61 (42.07%) Information Security
2 51 (35.17%) Penetration Testing
2 51 (35.17%) UNIX
3 50 (34.48%) Firewall
4 45 (31.03%) Windows
5 39 (26.90%) CISSP
5 39 (26.90%) Finance
6 38 (26.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 33 (22.76%) Security Cleared
8 31 (21.38%) SIEM
9 30 (20.69%) Security Architecture
10 28 (19.31%) HP
11 27 (18.62%) Solaris
11 27 (18.62%) Linux
12 26 (17.93%) Oracle
13 23 (15.86%) Security Testing
13 23 (15.86%) Cyber Security
14 22 (15.17%) SC Cleared
14 22 (15.17%) Intrusion Detection
14 22 (15.17%) Risk Management
15 21 (14.48%) VPN
16 20 (13.79%) Cisco
17 19 (13.10%) TCP/IP
17 19 (13.10%) VMware
18 18 (12.41%) Risk Assessment
18 18 (12.41%) PKI
18 18 (12.41%) Active Directory
19 17 (11.72%) LAN
19 17 (11.72%) Red Hat
20 16 (11.03%) SQL

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (2.07%) Apache
2 2 (1.38%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.38%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.69%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 8 (5.52%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.45%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.38%) MS Project
3 2 (1.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 50 (34.48%) Firewall
2 22 (15.17%) Intrusion Detection
3 21 (14.48%) VPN
4 19 (13.10%) TCP/IP
5 17 (11.72%) LAN
6 13 (8.97%) LDAP
6 13 (8.97%) Network Security
7 12 (8.28%) IPsec
8 11 (7.59%) SAN
9 10 (6.90%) VLAN
10 9 (6.21%) Wireless
10 9 (6.21%) WAN
11 7 (4.83%) DNS
12 6 (4.14%) Internet
13 4 (2.76%) SSL
14 3 (2.07%) Wireless Security
14 3 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (2.07%) HTTP
15 2 (1.38%) IKE
15 2 (1.38%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Metasploit
1 2 (1.38%) GCC
General
1 39 (26.90%) Finance
2 6 (4.14%) Banking
2 6 (4.14%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.07%) Military
3 3 (2.07%) Retail
4 2 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.38%) Legal
5 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.69%) Law
5 1 (0.69%) Billing
5 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (21.38%) Analyst
2 23 (15.86%) Architect
3 21 (14.48%) Security Analyst
4 19 (13.10%) Consultant
4 19 (13.10%) Security Architect
5 16 (11.03%) Security Consultant
6 14 (9.66%) Tester
7 12 (8.28%) Security Engineer
7 12 (8.28%) Support Engineer
7 12 (8.28%) Platform Engineer
8 11 (7.59%) Storage Support Engineer
8 11 (7.59%) Storage Engineer
8 11 (7.59%) Penetration Tester
8 11 (7.59%) Security Manager
8 11 (7.59%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (6.90%) Test Analyst
9 10 (6.90%) UNIX Engineer
10 8 (5.52%) Network Engineer
10 8 (5.52%) Security Solutions Architect
11 7 (4.83%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.45%) .NET
1 5 (3.45%) JSP
1 5 (3.45%) Software Packaging
2 4 (2.76%) Web Services
3 3 (2.07%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.07%) HTML
4 2 (1.38%) WebSockets
5 1 (0.69%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.41%) PKI
2 11 (7.59%) Management Information System
2 11 (7.59%) Open Source
3 9 (6.21%) FMCG
3 9 (6.21%) CESG
4 8 (5.52%) Cryptography
5 7 (4.83%) Computer Science
6 6 (4.14%) CESG CLAS
7 5 (3.45%) Statistics
7 5 (3.45%) GIS
7 5 (3.45%) Clustering
7 5 (3.45%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.07%) RMADS
9 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.69%) New Media
9 1 (0.69%) AS400
9 1 (0.69%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 51 (35.17%) UNIX
2 45 (31.03%) Windows
3 27 (18.62%) Solaris
3 27 (18.62%) Linux
4 14 (9.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (6.21%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.14%) Apple iOS
6 6 (4.14%) AIX
6 6 (4.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.76%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.69%) VMS
8 1 (0.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (42.07%) Information Security
2 51 (35.17%) Penetration Testing
3 31 (21.38%) SIEM
4 30 (20.69%) Security Architecture
5 23 (15.86%) Security Testing
5 23 (15.86%) Cyber Security
6 22 (15.17%) Risk Management
7 18 (12.41%) Risk Assessment
8 15 (10.34%) Identity Management
9 14 (9.66%) Security Management
9 14 (9.66%) Test Strategy
10 13 (8.97%) Release Management
10 13 (8.97%) ITIL
10 13 (8.97%) Incident Management
11 12 (8.28%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (7.59%) Data Protection
12 11 (7.59%) Load Balancing
13 10 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 9 (6.21%) Enterprise Architecture
15 8 (5.52%) Kernel Tuning
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.03%) SQL
1 16 (11.03%) Bash Shell
2 14 (9.66%) Perl
3 9 (6.21%) Python
4 8 (5.52%) Bourne shell
4 8 (5.52%) C
5 6 (4.14%) Java
5 6 (4.14%) VB
5 6 (4.14%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.45%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.07%) PHP
8 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.69%) C#
8 1 (0.69%) C++
8 1 (0.69%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 39 (26.90%) CISSP
2 33 (22.76%) Security Cleared
3 22 (15.17%) SC Cleared
4 16 (11.03%) CEH
5 13 (8.97%) CISM
6 11 (7.59%) GIAC
7 9 (6.21%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (6.21%) Degree
8 6 (4.14%) CISA
9 5 (3.45%) CCSP
10 4 (2.76%) CCNA
10 4 (2.76%) SSCP
11 3 (2.07%) MBA
12 2 (1.38%) CCSA
12 2 (1.38%) GCIH
12 2 (1.38%) ISSAP
12 2 (1.38%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.38%) CISMP
12 2 (1.38%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.38%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (26.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (7.59%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.14%) QA
3 6 (4.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 6 (4.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.38%) COBIT
5 1 (0.69%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.69%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (12.41%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.52%) Nmap
3 8 (5.52%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (4.14%) Terminal Server
5 5 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (3.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (2.76%) UAG
7 2 (1.38%) RACF
8 1 (0.69%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 15 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (7.59%) Tivoli
2 11 (7.59%) NetBackup
3 8 (5.52%) Nessus
3 8 (5.52%) CORE IMPACT
3 8 (5.52%) YUM
3 8 (5.52%) Puppet
4 7 (4.83%) Nagios
5 5 (3.45%) WSUS
5 5 (3.45%) SCCM
5 5 (3.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 28 (19.31%) HP
2 26 (17.93%) Oracle
3 20 (13.79%) Cisco
4 19 (13.10%) VMware
5 17 (11.72%) Red Hat
6 13 (8.97%) NetApp
7 12 (8.28%) Symantec
7 12 (8.28%) SAP
7 12 (8.28%) Microsoft
8 11 (7.59%) Brocade
9 10 (6.90%) CheckPoint
9 10 (6.90%) Splunk
10 8 (5.52%) Veritas
11 7 (4.83%) CA
12 5 (3.45%) Sun
12 5 (3.45%) Citrix
12 5 (3.45%) Lumension
13 4 (2.76%) IBM
13 4 (2.76%) McAfee
14 3 (2.07%) Juniper
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