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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 533 556 551
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -5
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 89 28 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.053% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.071% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 8 19
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£450 £539 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.47% +79.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £285 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £583 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £460 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £24.25
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
42686 39199 42460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.45% 74.14% 72.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 26643 24141 24595
Average daily rate £412 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1099 1524
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.97 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.19% -7.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.59 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 +60 85 £450 -16.47% 21
London +41 57 £450 -16.47% 6
City of London +33 15 £475 -11.62% 4
South East -9 12 £410 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 8 £350 -
South West - 5 £450 - 3
Berkshire +6 4 £493 - 1
North West -3 4 £498 - 2
East of England - 3 £230 - 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £588 - 3
Birmingham - 2 - -
Cheshire +3 1 £475 -
Derbyshire - 1 £588 -
South Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Chesterfield - 1 £588 -
Coventry - - - -
Derby - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Guernsey - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Havant - - - -
Leeds - - - - 4
Leicester - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - -
County Antrim - - - -

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 72 (46.45%) Information Security
2 63 (40.65%) Firewall
3 59 (38.06%) Penetration Testing
4 54 (34.84%) CISSP
5 44 (28.39%) Windows
5 44 (28.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 42 (27.10%) UNIX
7 39 (25.16%) Finance
7 39 (25.16%) Security Cleared
8 35 (22.58%) SIEM
9 31 (20.00%) Linux
10 30 (19.35%) Security Architecture
11 29 (18.71%) SC Cleared
11 29 (18.71%) Risk Management
12 27 (17.42%) Intrusion Detection
13 26 (16.77%) Active Directory
14 25 (16.13%) ITIL
14 25 (16.13%) Cyber Security
15 24 (15.48%) Cisco
16 22 (14.19%) HP
17 21 (13.55%) Network Security
18 20 (12.90%) Solaris
18 20 (12.90%) Oracle
19 19 (12.26%) DNS
19 19 (12.26%) CISM
20 18 (11.61%) TCP/IP
20 18 (11.61%) LDAP
20 18 (11.61%) ITIL V3
21 17 (10.97%) CESG
21 17 (10.97%) Identity Management

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 8 (5.16%) Apache
2 5 (3.23%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.94%) nginx
4 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.29%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.65%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 10 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.23%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.94%) MS Office
4 2 (1.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 63 (40.65%) Firewall
2 27 (17.42%) Intrusion Detection
3 21 (13.55%) Network Security
4 19 (12.26%) DNS
5 18 (11.61%) TCP/IP
5 18 (11.61%) LDAP
6 15 (9.68%) VPN
7 12 (7.74%) LAN
7 12 (7.74%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (7.10%) DHCP
9 9 (5.81%) SSL
9 9 (5.81%) IPsec
10 8 (5.16%) WAN
11 7 (4.52%) SAN
11 7 (4.52%) Wireless
12 6 (3.87%) Internet
13 5 (3.23%) VLAN
14 4 (2.58%) HTTP
15 3 (1.94%) DMZ
15 3 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.94%) MySQL
3 2 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.65%) Big Data
4 1 (0.65%) DB2
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Subversion
1 3 (1.94%) Metasploit
1 3 (1.94%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.29%) GCC
General
1 39 (25.16%) Finance
2 6 (3.87%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.23%) Banking
4 2 (1.29%) Retail
4 2 (1.29%) Legal
4 2 (1.29%) Military
4 2 (1.29%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.65%) Law
5 1 (0.65%) Billing
Job Titles
1 31 (20.00%) Analyst
2 26 (16.77%) Security Analyst
3 25 (16.13%) Architect
4 20 (12.90%) Security Architect
5 18 (11.61%) Consultant
6 16 (10.32%) Security Consultant
7 13 (8.39%) Tester
7 13 (8.39%) Security Engineer
8 12 (7.74%) Penetration Tester
9 11 (7.10%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (5.81%) Security Manager
10 9 (5.81%) Infrastructure Designer
10 9 (5.81%) Designer
11 8 (5.16%) Platform Engineer
11 8 (5.16%) Security Solutions Architect
11 8 (5.16%) UNIX Engineer
11 8 (5.16%) Support Engineer
12 7 (4.52%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (4.52%) Storage Support Engineer
12 7 (4.52%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.23%) .NET
1 5 (3.23%) JSP
1 5 (3.23%) Web Services
1 5 (3.23%) Software Packaging
2 3 (1.94%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.94%) HTML
3 2 (1.29%) WebSockets
4 1 (0.65%) SOAP
4 1 (0.65%) REST
4 1 (0.65%) Middleware
4 1 (0.65%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.97%) CESG
2 14 (9.03%) Management Information System
2 14 (9.03%) PKI
3 13 (8.39%) Computer Science
4 12 (7.74%) CESG CLAS
5 10 (6.45%) RMADS
6 9 (5.81%) Open Source
7 8 (5.16%) FMCG
8 7 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (3.23%) Mobile App
9 5 (3.23%) GIS
10 4 (2.58%) Cryptography
11 3 (1.94%) Clustering
12 1 (0.65%) AS400
12 1 (0.65%) SecurID
12 1 (0.65%) Tandem
12 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.65%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 44 (28.39%) Windows
2 42 (27.10%) UNIX
3 31 (20.00%) Linux
4 20 (12.90%) Solaris
5 14 (9.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (7.10%) Windows 7
7 8 (5.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (4.52%) AIX
9 6 (3.87%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.58%) Windows NT
11 3 (1.94%) Debian
11 3 (1.94%) CentOS
12 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.29%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.65%) VMS
13 1 (0.65%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (46.45%) Information Security
2 59 (38.06%) Penetration Testing
3 35 (22.58%) SIEM
4 30 (19.35%) Security Architecture
5 29 (18.71%) Risk Management
6 25 (16.13%) ITIL
6 25 (16.13%) Cyber Security
7 18 (11.61%) ITIL V3
8 17 (10.97%) Incident Management
8 17 (10.97%) Identity Management
9 16 (10.32%) Risk Assessment
10 15 (9.68%) Security Testing
10 15 (9.68%) Vulnerability Management
11 14 (9.03%) Test Strategy
12 13 (8.39%) Data Protection
12 13 (8.39%) Technical Architecture
12 13 (8.39%) Service Management
13 12 (7.74%) Load Balancing
13 12 (7.74%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (6.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.74%) Bash Shell
2 11 (7.10%) Perl
3 9 (5.81%) SQL
4 8 (5.16%) Python
4 8 (5.16%) Shell Script
5 7 (4.52%) C
6 6 (3.87%) Java
6 6 (3.87%) VB
6 6 (3.87%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.87%) Bourne shell
7 4 (2.58%) PHP
8 2 (1.29%) C++
8 2 (1.29%) Ruby
9 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 54 (34.84%) CISSP
2 39 (25.16%) Security Cleared
3 29 (18.71%) SC Cleared
4 19 (12.26%) CISM
5 16 (10.32%) CEH
6 11 (7.10%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (7.10%) GIAC
7 9 (5.81%) Degree
8 8 (5.16%) CISA
9 6 (3.87%) SSCP
9 6 (3.87%) CCNA
10 5 (3.23%) CCSP
11 4 (2.58%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.94%) CCSA
12 3 (1.94%) JNCIA
13 2 (1.29%) MCITP
13 2 (1.29%) GCIH
13 2 (1.29%) CGEIT
13 2 (1.29%) CRISC
13 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (28.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (9.03%) PCI DSS
3 8 (5.16%) SLA
4 7 (4.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (3.87%) QA
6 3 (1.94%) COBIT
6 3 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.65%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.65%) JSP 440
System Software
1 26 (16.77%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.16%) Nmap
4 6 (3.87%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (3.87%) Terminal Server
5 5 (3.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (1.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (1.94%) Varnish
7 2 (1.29%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.29%) RACF
8 1 (0.65%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.65%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (7.10%) Nessus
1 11 (7.10%) Tivoli
1 11 (7.10%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (5.81%) Puppet
3 8 (5.16%) CORE IMPACT
3 8 (5.16%) Nagios
4 7 (4.52%) NetBackup
5 6 (3.87%) YUM
6 5 (3.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (3.23%) WSUS
6 5 (3.23%) SCCM
7 3 (1.94%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 24 (15.48%) Cisco
2 22 (14.19%) HP
3 20 (12.90%) Oracle
4 16 (10.32%) Red Hat
5 15 (9.68%) Microsoft
6 14 (9.03%) VMware
7 13 (8.39%) SAP
7 13 (8.39%) Juniper
8 9 (5.81%) NetApp
8 9 (5.81%) Symantec
9 7 (4.52%) CheckPoint
9 7 (4.52%) Brocade
10 6 (3.87%) Veritas
10 6 (3.87%) F5
10 6 (3.87%) McAfee
11 5 (3.23%) CA
11 5 (3.23%) Citrix
11 5 (3.23%) Splunk
11 5 (3.23%) Qualys
11 5 (3.23%) Lumension
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