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 24 August 2016 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 569 597 534
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -63
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 92 65 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.14% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 36 51
Median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £303 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £558 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £465 £470
% change year-on-year
-8.60% -1.06%
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
45124 46910 43512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 80.26% 78.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 29802 30476 26956
Median daily rate £438 £423 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +5.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1113 1272 1173
Median hourly rate £29.50 £30.01 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% +27.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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 24 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment within the UK over the 3 months to 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +29 90 £450 -10.00% 35
London +11 34 £485 -8.05% 15
South East +27 24 £485 -13.00% 8
Buckinghamshire +36 19 £496 +65.41%
Milton Keynes +32 18 £498 +65.83%
East of England +21 12 £280 -44.00%
Bedfordshire +8 7 £280 -22.75%
North West +16 6 £350 +3.70%
Yorkshire - 6 £438 - 6
Hertfordshire - 6 £419 -
City of London +33 5 £375 -28.57% 3
West Midlands -29 5 £475 +35.71% 3
South West +10 4 £488 -11.36% 2
Manchester -13 4 £363 +7.40%
North Yorkshire - 4 £438 - 2
Bedford - 4 £275 -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 - -
Bristol -3 3 £494 -10.22% 1
West Sussex - 3 £400 -
Docklands, London - 3 £525 -
Surrey +6 2 £381 -23.75% 1
Coventry - 2 £450 - 1
Crawley - 2 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 4
Berkshire -1 1 - - 1
Luton -2 1 - -
Nottingham -3 1 £238 -51.03%
Nottinghamshire -4 1 £238 -51.03%
East Midlands -10 1 £238 -44.76% 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £450 -

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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 77 (44.00%) Firewall
2 75 (42.86%) Information Security
3 70 (40.00%) CISSP
4 56 (32.00%) SIEM
5 52 (29.71%) Security Operations
6 50 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
7 46 (26.29%) Network Security
8 45 (25.71%) Finance
8 45 (25.71%) Cybersecurity
9 44 (25.14%) Windows
10 42 (24.00%) Cisco
11 39 (22.29%) Intrusion Detection
12 38 (21.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 30 (17.14%) Unix
13 30 (17.14%) CISM
14 29 (16.57%) Wireless
15 27 (15.43%) SSL
15 27 (15.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 26 (14.86%) ITIL
16 26 (14.86%) Intel Security
17 25 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
18 24 (13.71%) Security Operations Centre
18 24 (13.71%) VPN
19 23 (13.14%) Linux
20 22 (12.57%) Security Cleared
21 21 (12.00%) Risk Management
22 19 (10.86%) PKI
22 19 (10.86%) Qualys
22 19 (10.86%) PCI DSS
22 19 (10.86%) Mentoring

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 9 (5.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (3.43%) MS Excel
1 6 (3.43%) MS Project
1 6 (3.43%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.29%) MS Office
3 3 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (5.14%) Office 365
4 8 (4.57%) IaaS
5 7 (4.00%) PaaS
6 6 (3.43%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (3.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 6 (3.43%) Amazon ELB
6 6 (3.43%) Amazon S3
6 6 (3.43%) Amazon SQS
6 6 (3.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (3.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 6 (3.43%) CloudFront
6 6 (3.43%) Route 53
6 6 (3.43%) SaaS
7 5 (2.86%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 77 (44.00%) Firewall
2 46 (26.29%) Network Security
3 39 (22.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 29 (16.57%) Wireless
5 27 (15.43%) SSL
6 25 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
7 24 (13.71%) VPN
8 17 (9.71%) TCP/IP
9 14 (8.00%) Internet
10 12 (6.86%) WAN
11 8 (4.57%) Cisco ISE
11 8 (4.57%) IPsec
12 7 (4.00%) DNS
12 7 (4.00%) LAN
13 6 (3.43%) HTTP
14 5 (2.86%) SSH
15 4 (2.29%) Cisco Nexus
15 4 (2.29%) DMZ
16 3 (1.71%) Cisco PIX
16 3 (1.71%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 6 (3.43%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (2.29%) DB2
2 4 (2.29%) MariaDB
2 4 (2.29%) MongoDB
2 4 (2.29%) MySQL
2 4 (2.29%) NoSQL
2 4 (2.29%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (2.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.57%) Informix
3 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.71%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.14%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.57%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.57%) Introscope
3 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.57%) JIRA
3 1 (0.57%) JUnit
3 1 (0.57%) Mockito
3 1 (0.57%) Selenium
3 1 (0.57%) SonarQube
General
1 45 (25.71%) Finance
2 7 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.29%) Local Government
3 4 (2.29%) Publishing
4 3 (1.71%) Military
5 2 (1.14%) Games
6 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.57%) Legal
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (30.86%) Analyst
2 36 (20.57%) Security Analyst
3 22 (12.57%) Consultant
3 22 (12.57%) Security Consultant
4 19 (10.86%) Security Specialist
5 17 (9.71%) Security Manager
6 16 (9.14%) Penetration Tester
6 16 (9.14%) Security Engineer
6 16 (9.14%) Tester
7 15 (8.57%) Architect
7 15 (8.57%) Security Architect
8 14 (8.00%) SOC Analyst
9 12 (6.86%) Incident Analyst
10 11 (6.29%) Information Analyst
10 11 (6.29%) Information Security Analyst
11 10 (5.71%) Information Security Specialist
11 10 (5.71%) Information Specialist
12 9 (5.14%) Network Security Manager
13 8 (4.57%) Operations Engineer
14 7 (4.00%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.00%) 802.1X
2 6 (3.43%) .NET
3 5 (2.86%) Middleware
4 2 (1.14%) Apache Flex
4 2 (1.14%) REST
4 2 (1.14%) SOAP
5 1 (0.57%) CSS
5 1 (0.57%) HTML
5 1 (0.57%) J2EE
5 1 (0.57%) JDBC
5 1 (0.57%) PowerMock
5 1 (0.57%) Servlets
5 1 (0.57%) Spring
5 1 (0.57%) Web Services
5 1 (0.57%) XML
5 1 (0.57%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.71%) Security Operations Centre
2 19 (10.86%) PKI
3 17 (9.71%) Management Information System
4 12 (6.86%) Data Centre
5 10 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.00%) SCADA
7 6 (3.43%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.86%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.86%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.71%) CCTV
9 3 (1.71%) Cyber Attack
9 3 (1.71%) User Experience
9 3 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.14%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.14%) iPad
11 1 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.57%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.57%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 44 (25.14%) Windows
2 30 (17.14%) Unix
3 23 (13.14%) Linux
4 10 (5.71%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.43%) Android
5 6 (3.43%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.43%) Solaris
6 2 (1.14%) AIX
6 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.57%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (42.86%) Information Security
2 56 (32.00%) SIEM
3 52 (29.71%) Security Operations
4 50 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
5 45 (25.71%) Cybersecurity
6 27 (15.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 26 (14.86%) ITIL
8 21 (12.00%) Risk Management
9 19 (10.86%) Mentoring
9 19 (10.86%) Vulnerability Management
10 17 (9.71%) Ethical Hacking
11 14 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
12 13 (7.43%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (6.86%) Information Security Management
13 12 (6.86%) Security Management
14 11 (6.29%) Analytics
14 11 (6.29%) Digital Forensics
14 11 (6.29%) Incident Management
14 11 (6.29%) Security Testing
14 11 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.86%) Python
2 11 (6.29%) Java
2 11 (6.29%) Ruby
3 10 (5.71%) Perl
4 8 (4.57%) C++
5 5 (2.86%) C
6 4 (2.29%) C#
6 4 (2.29%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.71%) PHP
8 2 (1.14%) SQL
9 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.57%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 70 (40.00%) CISSP
2 30 (17.14%) CISM
3 22 (12.57%) Security Cleared
4 18 (10.29%) Degree
5 16 (9.14%) SC Cleared
6 14 (8.00%) CLAS
7 12 (6.86%) GCIA
8 10 (5.71%) CESG Certified Professional
8 10 (5.71%) CISMP
8 10 (5.71%) GCIH
9 9 (5.14%) CEH
9 9 (5.14%) GSEC
10 8 (4.57%) CISA
10 8 (4.57%) CREST Certified
10 8 (4.57%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (4.00%) CCENT
11 7 (4.00%) SANS
12 6 (3.43%) CRISC
13 5 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (2.29%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (21.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (10.86%) PCI DSS
3 16 (9.14%) COBIT
4 6 (3.43%) COSO
5 4 (2.29%) ISO27005
6 3 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (1.14%) QA
7 2 (1.14%) SAS 70
8 1 (0.57%) RMADS
8 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.57%) Active Directory
1 8 (4.57%) Snort
2 4 (2.29%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (1.71%) BitLocker
3 3 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.14%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.14%) vSphere
5 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.57%) iptables
5 1 (0.57%) NFS
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.57%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 12 (6.86%) Nexpose
2 11 (6.29%) RSA Security Analytics
3 7 (4.00%) SmoothWall
4 6 (3.43%) Nessus
5 4 (2.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (2.29%) Puppet
5 4 (2.29%) SCCM
6 3 (1.71%) Cacti
6 3 (1.71%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.71%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.14%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.14%) Nmap
7 2 (1.14%) QRadar
8 1 (0.57%) EnCase
8 1 (0.57%) FTK
8 1 (0.57%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.57%) Nagios
8 1 (0.57%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (24.00%) Cisco
2 26 (14.86%) Intel Security
3 19 (10.86%) Qualys
4 18 (10.29%) ArcSight
5 16 (9.14%) Microsoft
6 15 (8.57%) Blue Coat
6 15 (8.57%) F5
6 15 (8.57%) Juniper
6 15 (8.57%) Sourcefire
7 13 (7.43%) Oracle
8 12 (6.86%) Rapid7
8 12 (6.86%) Symantec
9 11 (6.29%) FireEye
9 11 (6.29%) GFI Software
9 11 (6.29%) LogRhythm
9 11 (6.29%) TippingPoint
10 10 (5.71%) CheckPoint
11 9 (5.14%) NetWitness
12 8 (4.57%) Clearswift
12 8 (4.57%) Kaspersky
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