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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 590 569 559
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -10
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 74 78 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 49 50
Average daily rate £520 £373 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.59% -17.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £295 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £701 £530 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £350 £438
% change year-on-year
+46.42% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -

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
45575 44729 42342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.84% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30101 27892 26461
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1297 1209
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 72 £523 +40.26% 40
London -6 31 £525 +16.66% 26
South East 0 24 £600 +17.07% 6
Hampshire +12 16 £620 +37.77% 2
Basingstoke +2 12 £700 +33.33% 1
North West -42 6 - - 4
Yorkshire - 6 £400 -
Berkshire +4 5 £380 - 3
South Yorkshire - 5 £400 -
City of London +44 4 £525 - 3
South West +9 4 £373 -25.50% 1
Reading -2 4 £380 - 1
Manchester -33 4 - - 3
Sheffield - 4 £400 -
Fareham - 4 £200 -
Cheshire -7 2 - - 1
Warrington - 2 - -
Hounslow - 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 - -
Bristol -1 1 £373 -25.50%
West Midlands -11 1 £325 -31.57% 1
Wales - 1 £513 - 2
Cornwall - 1 £215 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £325 -
Midlands - 1 £650 -
Thames Valley - 1 £520 -
Paddington - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 £550 -
Malmesbury - 1 - -

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 (37.80%) Information Security
2 53 (32.32%) Penetration Testing
3 50 (30.49%) Firewall
4 47 (28.66%) SIEM
5 46 (28.05%) CISSP
5 46 (28.05%) Windows
6 42 (25.61%) Intrusion Detection
6 42 (25.61%) Security Operations
7 40 (24.39%) Cybersecurity
8 38 (23.17%) Finance
9 37 (22.56%) Network Security
10 35 (21.34%) Degree
10 35 (21.34%) Linux
11 26 (15.85%) Cisco
11 26 (15.85%) Mentoring
12 24 (14.63%) Root Cause Analysis
13 22 (13.41%) Python
13 22 (13.41%) Security Testing
13 22 (13.41%) PCI DSS
14 21 (12.80%) PKI
14 21 (12.80%) Unix
15 20 (12.20%) VPN
15 20 (12.20%) Java
16 19 (11.59%) C
16 19 (11.59%) Perl
16 19 (11.59%) Management Information System
16 19 (11.59%) OWASP
16 19 (11.59%) Security Architecture
16 19 (11.59%) Continuous Improvement
16 19 (11.59%) Network Monitoring

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 12 (7.32%) Confluence
2 3 (1.83%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.22%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.61%) Node.js
4 1 (0.61%) SAS
4 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (4.88%) MS Project
1 8 (4.88%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.61%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.93%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.88%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (4.88%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 8 (4.88%) Amazon ELB
2 8 (4.88%) Amazon S3
2 8 (4.88%) Amazon SQS
2 8 (4.88%) AWS CloudFormation
2 8 (4.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 8 (4.88%) CloudFront
2 8 (4.88%) Route 53
3 5 (3.05%) IaaS
3 5 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.05%) PaaS
3 5 (3.05%) SaaS
4 4 (2.44%) Office 365
5 3 (1.83%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 50 (30.49%) Firewall
2 42 (25.61%) Intrusion Detection
3 37 (22.56%) Network Security
4 20 (12.20%) VPN
5 14 (8.54%) Wireless
6 13 (7.93%) SSL
7 12 (7.32%) SNMP
8 11 (6.71%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (6.71%) HTTP
8 11 (6.71%) LAN
8 11 (6.71%) WAN
9 10 (6.10%) IPsec
10 9 (5.49%) TCP/IP
11 8 (4.88%) Internet
12 7 (4.27%) SSH
13 6 (3.66%) SAN
14 5 (3.05%) FWSM
14 5 (3.05%) VLAN
14 5 (3.05%) VoIP
14 5 (3.05%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 8 (4.88%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (3.66%) DB2
3 3 (1.83%) Big Data
3 3 (1.83%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.83%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.22%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (7.32%) Cucumber
1 12 (7.32%) HP UFT
1 12 (7.32%) Jenkins
1 12 (7.32%) JIRA
1 12 (7.32%) JMeter
1 12 (7.32%) Selenium
2 11 (6.71%) LoadRunner
3 8 (4.88%) Metasploit
4 4 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.22%) Burp Suite
General
1 38 (23.17%) Finance
2 6 (3.66%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.05%) Banking
4 4 (2.44%) Military
5 3 (1.83%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.83%) Games
5 3 (1.83%) Legal
6 2 (1.22%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.22%) Retail
7 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 39 (23.78%) Analyst
2 25 (15.24%) Incident Analyst
3 23 (14.02%) Tester
4 22 (13.41%) Consultant
5 19 (11.59%) Architect
5 19 (11.59%) Security Consultant
6 18 (10.98%) Penetration Tester
7 17 (10.37%) Security Architect
8 11 (6.71%) Security Analyst
8 11 (6.71%) Security Specialist
9 9 (5.49%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 9 (5.49%) Network Engineer
10 8 (4.88%) Security Engineer
11 7 (4.27%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (4.27%) Test Leader
12 6 (3.66%) AWS Engineer
12 6 (3.66%) Security Manager
12 6 (3.66%) Security Penetration Tester
12 6 (3.66%) Security Tester
13 5 (3.05%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.37%) .NET
2 7 (4.27%) Middleware
3 6 (3.66%) 802.1X
4 5 (3.05%) Web Services
5 3 (1.83%) SOAP
6 2 (1.22%) Apache Flex
6 2 (1.22%) REST
7 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.61%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.61%) Java EE
7 1 (0.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.80%) PKI
2 19 (11.59%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.49%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.49%) User Experience
5 7 (4.27%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.05%) Cryptography
7 4 (2.44%) CESG
7 4 (2.44%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (2.44%) Internet of Things
7 4 (2.44%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.44%) SCADA
7 4 (2.44%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.22%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.22%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (1.22%) iPad
8 2 (1.22%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.61%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 46 (28.05%) Windows
2 35 (21.34%) Linux
3 21 (12.80%) Unix
4 12 (7.32%) Mac OS X
5 6 (3.66%) Android
5 6 (3.66%) Apple iOS
6 5 (3.05%) Solaris
7 4 (2.44%) AIX
8 2 (1.22%) Kali Linux
8 2 (1.22%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (37.80%) Information Security
2 53 (32.32%) Penetration Testing
3 47 (28.66%) SIEM
4 42 (25.61%) Security Operations
5 40 (24.39%) Cybersecurity
6 26 (15.85%) Mentoring
7 24 (14.63%) Root Cause Analysis
8 22 (13.41%) Security Testing
9 19 (11.59%) Continuous Improvement
9 19 (11.59%) Network Monitoring
9 19 (11.59%) OWASP
9 19 (11.59%) Security Architecture
10 18 (10.98%) Vulnerability Management
11 17 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (10.37%) ITIL
12 16 (9.76%) Risk Assessment
13 15 (9.15%) Security Management
14 14 (8.54%) Analytics
14 14 (8.54%) Digital Forensics
14 14 (8.54%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.41%) Python
2 20 (12.20%) Java
3 19 (11.59%) C
3 19 (11.59%) Perl
4 17 (10.37%) Ruby
5 16 (9.76%) C#
6 15 (9.15%) Shell Script
7 12 (7.32%) JavaScript
8 7 (4.27%) C++
9 3 (1.83%) SQL
10 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.61%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.61%) PHP
10 1 (0.61%) VB
10 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 46 (28.05%) CISSP
2 35 (21.34%) Degree
3 16 (9.76%) CREST Certified
4 15 (9.15%) GCIH
5 14 (8.54%) Security Cleared
6 13 (7.93%) SANS
7 12 (7.32%) CEH
7 12 (7.32%) CISM
8 11 (6.71%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (6.71%) GCIA
9 10 (6.10%) CCNP
10 8 (4.88%) SC Cleared
11 7 (4.27%) OSCP
12 6 (3.66%) CLAS
13 5 (3.05%) GWAPT
14 4 (2.44%) GSEC
14 4 (2.44%) OSCE
15 2 (1.22%) ISTQB
15 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (1.22%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.41%) PCI DSS
2 15 (9.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (6.71%) COBIT
4 9 (5.49%) QA
5 5 (3.05%) COSO
6 4 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (2.44%) SAS 70
7 3 (1.83%) BS25999
7 3 (1.83%) ISO 9000
8 2 (1.22%) GPG13
8 2 (1.22%) RMADS
9 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.61%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.61%) ISO27005
9 1 (0.61%) SLA
9 1 (0.61%) WAI
9 1 (0.61%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (3.66%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.22%) Snort
2 2 (1.22%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.22%) vSphere
3 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.61%) iptables
3 1 (0.61%) NFS
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (7.93%) RSA Security Analytics
2 8 (4.88%) Nessus
3 7 (4.27%) Puppet
4 6 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.66%) QRadar
5 2 (1.22%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.22%) SCCM
6 1 (0.61%) Nagios
6 1 (0.61%) Nmap
6 1 (0.61%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.61%) SELinux
6 1 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.61%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.61%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 26 (15.85%) Cisco
2 16 (9.76%) HP
3 13 (7.93%) Intel Security
3 13 (7.93%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.88%) CheckPoint
4 8 (4.88%) F5
4 8 (4.88%) Oracle
5 7 (4.27%) NetWitness
5 7 (4.27%) Qualys
6 6 (3.66%) ArcSight
7 5 (3.05%) Palo Alto
8 4 (2.44%) Remedy
8 4 (2.44%) Splunk
9 3 (1.83%) Fortinet
9 3 (1.83%) LogRhythm
9 3 (1.83%) Siemens
9 3 (1.83%) Sourcefire
10 2 (1.22%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.22%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.22%) Sybase
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