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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 498 532 543
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +11
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 82 37 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.073% 0.076%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.100% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 14 20
Average daily rate
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£445 £490 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.18% +50.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £249 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £617 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+46.77% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £28.99 £60.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.68% +140.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.99 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year
-51.68% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39905 37171 40797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.12% 72.91% 70.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 24736 22529 23452
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 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1139 1072 1445
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £45.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 23 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 23 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 +26 75 £450 -8.16% 29
London +29 43 £400 -25.58% 9
North West -3 11 £475 -5.00% 1
City of London +32 10 £425 -1.44% 2
South East -1 10 £493 +58.90% 3
Buckinghamshire -4 6 - -
Milton Keynes +3 5 - -
South West - 5 - -
Manchester +3 4 - - 1
Cheshire +1 3 £475 -
East of England - 3 £230 - 6
Berkshire - 3 £493 - 1
Chesterfield - 2 £588 -
Derbyshire - 2 £588 -
East Midlands - 2 £588 - 1
Bradford +4 1 £375 +78.57%
Yorkshire +3 1 £375 +78.57% 4
West Yorkshire -2 1 £375 +78.57% 4
Hampshire -17 1 - - 2
Warrington - 1 £540 -
Bedfordshire - - - - 3
Luton - - - - 3
Maidenhead - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Norwich - - - - 2
Potters Bar - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 1
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Slough - - - -

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 62 (41.33%) Information Security
2 54 (36.00%) Penetration Testing
3 51 (34.00%) UNIX
4 45 (30.00%) Firewall
5 44 (29.33%) Windows
6 42 (28.00%) Finance
7 40 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 38 (25.33%) CISSP
9 33 (22.00%) Security Cleared
10 30 (20.00%) Security Architecture
11 28 (18.67%) SIEM
11 28 (18.67%) HP
12 26 (17.33%) Oracle
13 24 (16.00%) Solaris
13 24 (16.00%) Linux
13 24 (16.00%) Security Testing
14 23 (15.33%) Risk Management
14 23 (15.33%) Cyber Security
15 22 (14.67%) SC Cleared
16 21 (14.00%) VPN
17 20 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
17 20 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
17 20 (13.33%) CEH
18 19 (12.67%) VMware
19 18 (12.00%) Cisco
20 17 (11.33%) PKI
20 17 (11.33%) LAN
21 16 (10.67%) TCP/IP
21 16 (10.67%) Active Directory
21 16 (10.67%) SQL

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 2 (1.33%) WebLogic
1 2 (1.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.67%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (0.67%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.33%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.33%) MS Project
3 2 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 45 (30.00%) Firewall
2 21 (14.00%) VPN
3 20 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 17 (11.33%) LAN
5 16 (10.67%) TCP/IP
6 13 (8.67%) LDAP
7 12 (8.00%) IPsec
8 11 (7.33%) Network Security
8 11 (7.33%) SAN
9 10 (6.67%) VLAN
10 9 (6.00%) Wireless
10 9 (6.00%) WAN
11 6 (4.00%) Internet
12 5 (3.33%) DNS
13 3 (2.00%) SSL
13 3 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (2.00%) Wireless Security
14 2 (1.33%) VoIP
14 2 (1.33%) IKE
14 2 (1.33%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Metasploit
General
1 42 (28.00%) Finance
2 6 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.33%) Banking
4 3 (2.00%) Retail
4 3 (2.00%) Legal
4 3 (2.00%) Military
5 2 (1.33%) Law
6 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.67%) Billing
6 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (20.67%) Analyst
2 22 (14.67%) Architect
2 22 (14.67%) Consultant
3 21 (14.00%) Security Analyst
4 19 (12.67%) Security Consultant
5 18 (12.00%) Security Architect
6 16 (10.67%) Tester
7 13 (8.67%) Penetration Tester
8 12 (8.00%) Support Engineer
8 12 (8.00%) Security Manager
8 12 (8.00%) Platform Engineer
9 11 (7.33%) Storage Support Engineer
9 11 (7.33%) Storage Engineer
9 11 (7.33%) Security Engineer
9 11 (7.33%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (6.67%) Test Analyst
11 8 (5.33%) UNIX Engineer
11 8 (5.33%) Security Solutions Architect
11 8 (5.33%) IT Security Analyst
12 7 (4.67%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.00%) .NET
2 5 (3.33%) JSP
2 5 (3.33%) Web Services
2 5 (3.33%) Software Packaging
3 3 (2.00%) HTML
3 3 (2.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.33%) PKI
2 12 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 11 (7.33%) CESG
3 11 (7.33%) Open Source
4 10 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 9 (6.00%) FMCG
6 8 (5.33%) Cryptography
7 7 (4.67%) CESG CLAS
8 6 (4.00%) Statistics
9 5 (3.33%) GIS
9 5 (3.33%) Clustering
9 5 (3.33%) Mobile App
10 3 (2.00%) RMADS
11 1 (0.67%) New Media
11 1 (0.67%) AS400
11 1 (0.67%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 51 (34.00%) UNIX
2 44 (29.33%) Windows
3 24 (16.00%) Solaris
3 24 (16.00%) Linux
4 13 (8.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (6.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.00%) AIX
6 6 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.33%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.67%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.67%) VMS
9 1 (0.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (41.33%) Information Security
2 54 (36.00%) Penetration Testing
3 30 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 28 (18.67%) SIEM
5 24 (16.00%) Security Testing
6 23 (15.33%) Cyber Security
6 23 (15.33%) Risk Management
7 20 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
8 16 (10.67%) Security Management
9 14 (9.33%) Identity Management
9 14 (9.33%) Test Strategy
10 13 (8.67%) Release Management
10 13 (8.67%) Data Protection
10 13 (8.67%) ITIL
10 13 (8.67%) Incident Management
11 12 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (7.33%) Load Balancing
13 10 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
14 9 (6.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 8 (5.33%) Kernel Tuning
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.67%) SQL
1 16 (10.67%) Bash Shell
2 13 (8.67%) Perl
3 10 (6.67%) Java
4 8 (5.33%) Python
4 8 (5.33%) Bourne shell
5 7 (4.67%) PHP
6 6 (4.00%) VB
6 6 (4.00%) C
6 6 (4.00%) PowerShell
7 5 (3.33%) C#
7 5 (3.33%) C++
7 5 (3.33%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.00%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.67%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 38 (25.33%) CISSP
2 33 (22.00%) Security Cleared
3 22 (14.67%) SC Cleared
4 20 (13.33%) CEH
5 12 (8.00%) CISM
5 12 (8.00%) Degree
6 11 (7.33%) GIAC
7 7 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (3.33%) CCSP
8 5 (3.33%) CISA
9 4 (2.67%) SSCP
10 3 (2.00%) MBA
11 2 (1.33%) CCNA
11 2 (1.33%) CCSA
11 2 (1.33%) GCIH
11 2 (1.33%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.33%) CISMP
11 2 (1.33%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.33%) CGEIT
11 2 (1.33%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (8.00%) PCI DSS
3 8 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 6 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (2.67%) QA
6 1 (0.67%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.67%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (10.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.33%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (4.00%) Terminal Server
4 6 (4.00%) Nmap
5 5 (3.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (3.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (2.67%) UAG
7 2 (1.33%) RACF
8 1 (0.67%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 15 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (7.33%) Tivoli
2 11 (7.33%) NetBackup
3 8 (5.33%) CORE IMPACT
3 8 (5.33%) YUM
3 8 (5.33%) Puppet
4 7 (4.67%) Nagios
5 6 (4.00%) Nessus
6 5 (3.33%) WSUS
6 5 (3.33%) SCCM
6 5 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 28 (18.67%) HP
2 26 (17.33%) Oracle
3 19 (12.67%) VMware
4 18 (12.00%) Cisco
5 14 (9.33%) Red Hat
6 13 (8.67%) NetApp
7 12 (8.00%) Symantec
8 11 (7.33%) SAP
8 11 (7.33%) Microsoft
8 11 (7.33%) Brocade
9 10 (6.67%) CheckPoint
9 10 (6.67%) Splunk
10 8 (5.33%) Veritas
11 7 (4.67%) CA
12 5 (3.33%) Sun
12 5 (3.33%) Citrix
12 5 (3.33%) Lumension
13 4 (2.67%) Qualys
13 4 (2.67%) IBM
13 4 (2.67%) McAfee
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