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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 507 544 555
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +11
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 88 34 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.064% 0.073%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.087% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 10 19
Average daily rate
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£450 £519 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.25% +72.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £222 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £583 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 £268 £300
% change year-on-year
+75.70% -10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £60.00 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +147.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 -

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
41835 39073 41091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.23% 73.30% 70.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25909 24001 23803
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1148 1055 1460
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.97 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.76% -9.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 84 £450 -13.25% 18
London +50 51 £450 -16.66% 8
City of London +33 11 £463 -13.95% 4
South East +7 10 £470 +51.61% 4
North West +2 10 £498 -0.50%
Buckinghamshire 0 7 £350 +12.90% 1
South West - 7 £450 - 1
Milton Keynes - 5 - -
Manchester -3 4 - -
Berkshire +11 3 £493 -
East Midlands - 3 £588 -
East of England - 3 £230 - 2
Cheshire -8 2 £508 -
Derbyshire - 2 £588 -
Chesterfield - 2 £588 -
Warrington - 1 £540 -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Luton - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Potters Bar - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Stockport - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Telford - - - -

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 66 (44.90%) Information Security
2 52 (35.37%) Firewall
3 49 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
4 44 (29.93%) UNIX
4 44 (29.93%) CISSP
5 42 (28.57%) Windows
5 42 (28.57%) Finance
6 37 (25.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 37 (25.17%) Security Cleared
7 33 (22.45%) SIEM
8 31 (21.09%) Linux
9 28 (19.05%) Security Architecture
10 26 (17.69%) HP
11 25 (17.01%) Intrusion Detection
11 25 (17.01%) Cyber Security
11 25 (17.01%) SC Cleared
12 24 (16.33%) Risk Management
13 23 (15.65%) Solaris
14 22 (14.97%) Oracle
15 20 (13.61%) ITIL
16 19 (12.93%) Active Directory
16 19 (12.93%) Red Hat
17 17 (11.56%) Cisco
17 17 (11.56%) Security Testing
18 16 (10.88%) Network Security
18 16 (10.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 16 (10.88%) Bash Shell
18 16 (10.88%) TCP/IP
18 16 (10.88%) LDAP
18 16 (10.88%) Identity Management

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 6 (4.08%) Apache
2 4 (2.72%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.36%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.36%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.36%) nginx
4 1 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 9 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.40%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (3.40%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.36%) MS Project
3 2 (1.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 52 (35.37%) Firewall
2 25 (17.01%) Intrusion Detection
3 16 (10.88%) Network Security
3 16 (10.88%) TCP/IP
3 16 (10.88%) LDAP
4 13 (8.84%) VPN
4 13 (8.84%) DNS
5 12 (8.16%) LAN
6 11 (7.48%) SAN
7 9 (6.12%) Wireless
8 8 (5.44%) SSL
8 8 (5.44%) WAN
8 8 (5.44%) IPsec
9 6 (4.08%) Internet
10 5 (3.40%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (3.40%) VLAN
10 5 (3.40%) DHCP
11 4 (2.72%) HTTP
12 3 (2.04%) Wireless Security
12 3 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.40%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.36%) MySQL
2 2 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.68%) Big Data
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.68%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (2.04%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.36%) Subversion
2 2 (1.36%) GCC
2 2 (1.36%) Git (software)
General
1 42 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (4.08%) Banking
3 5 (3.40%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.04%) Military
4 3 (2.04%) Legal
4 3 (2.04%) Retail
5 2 (1.36%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.68%) Law
6 1 (0.68%) Billing
6 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (17.01%) Architect
1 25 (17.01%) Analyst
2 20 (13.61%) Security Analyst
2 20 (13.61%) Security Architect
3 16 (10.88%) Consultant
4 14 (9.52%) Tester
5 13 (8.84%) Security Engineer
5 13 (8.84%) Security Consultant
6 12 (8.16%) Support Engineer
6 12 (8.16%) Penetration Tester
6 12 (8.16%) Platform Engineer
7 11 (7.48%) Storage Support Engineer
7 11 (7.48%) Storage Engineer
7 11 (7.48%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (6.80%) UNIX Engineer
9 8 (5.44%) Network Engineer
9 8 (5.44%) Security Manager
9 8 (5.44%) Security Solutions Architect
10 7 (4.76%) UNIX Support Engineer
10 7 (4.76%) UNIX Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.40%) Software Packaging
1 5 (3.40%) JSP
2 4 (2.72%) .NET
2 4 (2.72%) Web Services
3 3 (2.04%) HTML
3 3 (2.04%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.36%) WebSockets
5 1 (0.68%) REST
5 1 (0.68%) LAMP
5 1 (0.68%) SOAP
5 1 (0.68%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.84%) Management Information System
2 12 (8.16%) CESG
2 12 (8.16%) PKI
3 10 (6.80%) Open Source
4 9 (6.12%) FMCG
4 9 (6.12%) Computer Science
5 8 (5.44%) CESG CLAS
6 5 (3.40%) RMADS
6 5 (3.40%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.40%) Clustering
6 5 (3.40%) GIS
7 4 (2.72%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.68%) New Media
8 1 (0.68%) AS400
8 1 (0.68%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 44 (29.93%) UNIX
2 42 (28.57%) Windows
3 31 (21.09%) Linux
4 23 (15.65%) Solaris
5 16 (10.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (7.48%) Windows 7
7 8 (5.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (4.08%) AIX
8 6 (4.08%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.72%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.36%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.36%) Debian
10 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.36%) CentOS
11 1 (0.68%) VMS
11 1 (0.68%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (44.90%) Information Security
2 49 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 33 (22.45%) SIEM
4 28 (19.05%) Security Architecture
5 25 (17.01%) Cyber Security
6 24 (16.33%) Risk Management
7 20 (13.61%) ITIL
8 17 (11.56%) Security Testing
9 16 (10.88%) Identity Management
10 14 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
10 14 (9.52%) Test Strategy
11 13 (8.84%) Load Balancing
11 13 (8.84%) Release Management
11 13 (8.84%) ITIL V3
12 12 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (7.48%) Data Protection
13 11 (7.48%) Incident Management
14 10 (6.80%) Security Management
14 10 (6.80%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 8 (5.44%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.88%) Bash Shell
2 15 (10.20%) Perl
3 10 (6.80%) Python
4 9 (6.12%) SQL
5 8 (5.44%) Bourne shell
6 7 (4.76%) C
6 7 (4.76%) Shell Script
7 6 (4.08%) VB
7 6 (4.08%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.40%) Java
9 3 (2.04%) PHP
10 2 (1.36%) Ruby
11 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.68%) C++
Qualifications
1 44 (29.93%) CISSP
2 37 (25.17%) Security Cleared
3 25 (17.01%) SC Cleared
4 16 (10.88%) CEH
5 15 (10.20%) CISM
6 10 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (6.80%) GIAC
7 9 (6.12%) Degree
8 8 (5.44%) CISA
9 5 (3.40%) CCSP
9 5 (3.40%) CCNA
10 4 (2.72%) SSCP
10 4 (2.72%) DV Cleared
11 3 (2.04%) MBA
12 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.36%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.36%) MCITP
12 2 (1.36%) ISSAP
12 2 (1.36%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (25.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (9.52%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (4.08%) QA
4 3 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (1.36%) SLA
5 2 (1.36%) COBIT
6 1 (0.68%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.68%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 19 (12.93%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.44%) Nmap
3 8 (5.44%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (4.08%) Terminal Server
5 5 (3.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (3.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.36%) RACF
6 2 (1.36%) Varnish
6 2 (1.36%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.68%) UAG
7 1 (0.68%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (7.48%) HP Quality Center
1 11 (7.48%) NetBackup
1 11 (7.48%) Tivoli
2 10 (6.80%) Puppet
3 9 (6.12%) Nagios
4 8 (5.44%) Nessus
4 8 (5.44%) YUM
4 8 (5.44%) CORE IMPACT
5 5 (3.40%) SCCM
5 5 (3.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (3.40%) WSUS
6 2 (1.36%) Zenoss
7 1 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 26 (17.69%) HP
2 22 (14.97%) Oracle
3 19 (12.93%) Red Hat
4 17 (11.56%) Cisco
5 14 (9.52%) Microsoft
5 14 (9.52%) VMware
6 13 (8.84%) NetApp
6 13 (8.84%) SAP
7 11 (7.48%) Brocade
8 9 (6.12%) Symantec
9 8 (5.44%) Veritas
10 7 (4.76%) CA
10 7 (4.76%) Juniper
11 6 (4.08%) McAfee
11 6 (4.08%) CheckPoint
12 5 (3.40%) F5
12 5 (3.40%) Lumension
12 5 (3.40%) Splunk
12 5 (3.40%) Sun
12 5 (3.40%) Citrix
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