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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 554 539 531
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 41 43 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.083% 0.052%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.100% 0.11% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 25 13
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £260 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £475 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.11% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -35 38 £425 +6.25% 9
London +13 21 £350 -12.50% 1
North West -4 8 £510 +27.50% 1
City of London +1 5 £500 +25.00%
East of England - 5 £260 - 1
South East -23 3 £250 -41.17% 3
Surrey - 2 £250 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 2
Manchester - 1 £510 - 1
Newbury - - - - 1
Newport - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Telford - - - -
Woking - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 63 (48.84%) Information Security
2 57 (44.19%) CISSP
3 52 (40.31%) Firewall
4 50 (38.76%) Penetration Testing
5 41 (31.78%) Windows
6 39 (30.23%) UNIX
7 36 (27.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 34 (26.36%) Security Cleared
9 28 (21.71%) Risk Management
9 28 (21.71%) SC Cleared
9 28 (21.71%) Security Architecture
10 27 (20.93%) Cisco
11 26 (20.16%) ITIL
12 25 (19.38%) CESG
12 25 (19.38%) Linux
13 24 (18.60%) Active Directory
13 24 (18.60%) Finance
13 24 (18.60%) SIEM
13 24 (18.60%) Cyber Security
14 23 (17.83%) Network Security
14 23 (17.83%) Management Information System
15 20 (15.50%) Intrusion Detection
16 18 (13.95%) CISM
16 18 (13.95%) DNS
17 17 (13.18%) Computer Science
17 17 (13.18%) CESG CLAS
18 16 (12.40%) CEH
18 16 (12.40%) TCP/IP
19 15 (11.63%) VPN
19 15 (11.63%) HP

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 14 (10.85%) Apache
2 9 (6.98%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.33%) IIS
3 3 (2.33%) nginx
4 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.55%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.55%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (6.20%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.10%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (3.10%) MS Office
3 3 (2.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 52 (40.31%) Firewall
2 23 (17.83%) Network Security
3 20 (15.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 18 (13.95%) DNS
5 16 (12.40%) TCP/IP
6 15 (11.63%) VPN
7 12 (9.30%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (9.30%) LAN
8 11 (8.53%) DHCP
9 10 (7.75%) LDAP
10 8 (6.20%) SSL
11 7 (5.43%) IPsec
12 6 (4.65%) VLAN
12 6 (4.65%) WAN
13 5 (3.88%) Internet
13 5 (3.88%) Wireless
14 3 (2.33%) HTTP
14 3 (2.33%) Cisco PIX
14 3 (2.33%) Wireless Security
15 2 (1.55%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.33%) MySQL
3 1 (0.78%) DB2
3 1 (0.78%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Metasploit
2 3 (2.33%) Subversion
2 3 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.55%) GCC
3 2 (1.55%) TestDirector
General
1 24 (18.60%) Finance
2 6 (4.65%) Legal
3 5 (3.88%) Banking
3 5 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.55%) Law
4 2 (1.55%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (24.03%) Analyst
2 26 (20.16%) Security Analyst
3 24 (18.60%) Architect
4 22 (17.05%) Security Architect
5 14 (10.85%) Consultant
6 12 (9.30%) Security Consultant
7 10 (7.75%) Designer
7 10 (7.75%) Infrastructure Designer
7 10 (7.75%) Security Manager
7 10 (7.75%) Tester
8 9 (6.98%) Penetration Tester
9 8 (6.20%) Security Engineer
10 7 (5.43%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (5.43%) Network Security Engineer
10 7 (5.43%) Network Engineer
11 6 (4.65%) Security Solutions Architect
11 6 (4.65%) Test Analyst
12 5 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (3.88%) Operational Security Analyst
13 4 (3.10%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.20%) .NET
2 7 (5.43%) Web Services
3 4 (3.10%) JSP
4 3 (2.33%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.33%) HTML
4 3 (2.33%) Middleware
5 2 (1.55%) WebSockets
5 2 (1.55%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.78%) SOAP
6 1 (0.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.38%) CESG
2 23 (17.83%) Management Information System
3 17 (13.18%) Computer Science
3 17 (13.18%) CESG CLAS
4 14 (10.85%) PKI
5 9 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (6.20%) RMADS
7 6 (4.65%) FMCG
8 5 (3.88%) Open Source
8 5 (3.88%) Algorithms
9 4 (3.10%) Mobile App
10 3 (2.33%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.78%) Biometrics
11 1 (0.78%) SecurID
11 1 (0.78%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.78%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 41 (31.78%) Windows
2 39 (30.23%) UNIX
3 25 (19.38%) Linux
4 14 (10.85%) Solaris
5 7 (5.43%) AIX
5 7 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (5.43%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.10%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.33%) Windows NT
8 3 (2.33%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.33%) Debian
8 3 (2.33%) CentOS
9 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.78%) HPUX
10 1 (0.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (48.84%) Information Security
2 50 (38.76%) Penetration Testing
3 28 (21.71%) Risk Management
3 28 (21.71%) Security Architecture
4 26 (20.16%) ITIL
5 24 (18.60%) SIEM
5 24 (18.60%) Cyber Security
6 15 (11.63%) TOGAF
6 15 (11.63%) Test Strategy
6 15 (11.63%) Vulnerability Management
7 14 (10.85%) ITIL V3
7 14 (10.85%) Incident Management
7 14 (10.85%) Identity Management
8 13 (10.08%) Service Management
8 13 (10.08%) Risk Assessment
9 11 (8.53%) Data Security
9 11 (8.53%) Technical Architecture
10 10 (7.75%) Data Protection
11 9 (6.98%) ISMS
12 8 (6.20%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.08%) Shell Script
2 9 (6.98%) SQL
3 8 (6.20%) Java
4 5 (3.88%) Python
4 5 (3.88%) C
4 5 (3.88%) C++
5 4 (3.10%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.10%) VB
6 3 (2.33%) Perl
6 3 (2.33%) PHP
7 2 (1.55%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.55%) Ruby
8 1 (0.78%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 57 (44.19%) CISSP
2 34 (26.36%) Security Cleared
3 28 (21.71%) SC Cleared
4 18 (13.95%) CISM
5 16 (12.40%) CEH
6 10 (7.75%) Degree
6 10 (7.75%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (6.20%) CCNA
8 6 (4.65%) GIAC
8 6 (4.65%) CISA
9 5 (3.88%) SSCP
9 5 (3.88%) DV Cleared
10 4 (3.10%) CCSA
10 4 (3.10%) JNCIA
11 3 (2.33%) ISEB
11 3 (2.33%) GWAPT
12 2 (1.55%) GPEN
12 2 (1.55%) OSCP
12 2 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (1.55%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (27.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (10.08%) PCI DSS
3 8 (6.20%) SLA
4 6 (4.65%) COBIT
5 5 (3.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (2.33%) QA
7 2 (1.55%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.78%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 24 (18.60%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.75%) Nmap
3 9 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.33%) Terminal Server
4 3 (2.33%) Varnish
5 2 (1.55%) UAG
5 2 (1.55%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.78%) Firmware
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (10.08%) Nessus
2 11 (8.53%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (4.65%) Tivoli
4 5 (3.88%) Nagios
4 5 (3.88%) CORE IMPACT
5 4 (3.10%) Puppet
6 3 (2.33%) SCCM
6 3 (2.33%) Zenoss
7 2 (1.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.55%) WSUS
7 2 (1.55%) WebInspect
7 2 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.78%) yum
Vendors
1 27 (20.93%) Cisco
2 15 (11.63%) HP
3 14 (10.85%) Juniper
4 13 (10.08%) Oracle
5 12 (9.30%) VMware
6 11 (8.53%) Microsoft
7 9 (6.98%) Red Hat
8 8 (6.20%) SAP
9 7 (5.43%) F5
10 6 (4.65%) Splunk
11 5 (3.88%) Symantec
11 5 (3.88%) Qualys
12 4 (3.10%) CheckPoint
13 3 (2.33%) IBM
13 3 (2.33%) McAfee
14 2 (1.55%) Lumension
14 2 (1.55%) Ruckus Wireless
14 2 (1.55%) Blue Coat
14 2 (1.55%) Brocade
14 2 (1.55%) Sophos