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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 573 580 556
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -24
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 84 81 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 49 57
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £558 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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
44464 46364 44152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.07% 81.04% 77.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 29448 30320 27616
Median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1150 1283 1207
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.76 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 81 £450 - 38
London -8 31 £450 -5.26% 11
South East +16 19 £499 -0.25% 15
North West +20 17 £400 +23.07% 1
Manchester -5 11 £400 +23.07% 1
Buckinghamshire +22 9 £498 +65.83% 1
Milton Keynes +22 8 £504 +67.91% 1
Salford - 7 £498 -
Merseyside - 7 £425 -
Berkshire +7 6 £400 -28.25% 8
Southport - 6 £450 -
East of England +9 5 £413 +13.79% 2
City of London +7 5 £375 -16.66% 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £413 - 2
Hampshire +12 3 £700 +25.56% 2
South West +6 3 £469 -14.77% 2
North East - 3 £476 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £476 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £476 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - - 1
Uxbridge +3 2 £475 -
Bristol 0 2 £488 -11.36%
Bedfordshire -5 2 £413 +13.79%
West Midlands -21 2 £450 -12.19% 4
Yorkshire +6 1 £450 +28.57% 1
Basingstoke +5 1 £754 +35.24% 1
Surrey +4 1 £363 -21.62% 1
Luton -6 1 - -
Birmingham -7 1 - - 2
East Midlands -14 1 £238 -36.66% 2

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 94 (48.45%) CISSP
2 90 (46.39%) Firewall
3 81 (41.75%) Information Security
4 64 (32.99%) SIEM
5 61 (31.44%) Windows
6 60 (30.93%) Cybersecurity
7 59 (30.41%) Security Operations
8 48 (24.74%) Cisco
9 47 (24.23%) Linux
9 47 (24.23%) Network Security
10 45 (23.20%) Unix
10 45 (23.20%) VPN
11 44 (22.68%) Intrusion Detection
11 44 (22.68%) Penetration Testing
12 43 (22.16%) Finance
13 38 (19.59%) TCP/IP
14 36 (18.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 36 (18.56%) Vulnerability Management
15 34 (17.53%) CISM
16 33 (17.01%) Wireless
17 30 (15.46%) WAN
17 30 (15.46%) Security Cleared
17 30 (15.46%) Cisco ASA
17 30 (15.46%) LogRhythm
18 29 (14.95%) Patch Management
18 29 (14.95%) Intel Security
19 27 (13.92%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 27 (13.92%) Splunk
20 26 (13.40%) Management Information System
20 26 (13.40%) LAN

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 (4.64%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.55%) Confluence
3 1 (0.52%) Apache
3 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.52%) IIS
3 1 (0.52%) Jetty
3 1 (0.52%) Mongrel
3 1 (0.52%) nginx
3 1 (0.52%) SAS
3 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (4.12%) MS Project
1 8 (4.12%) MS Visio
2 7 (3.61%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.06%) MS Office
4 3 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.70%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (6.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.64%) IaaS
2 9 (4.64%) Office 365
3 8 (4.12%) PaaS
4 6 (3.09%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (3.09%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (3.09%) SaaS
5 5 (2.58%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 5 (2.58%) Amazon ELB
5 5 (2.58%) Amazon S3
5 5 (2.58%) Amazon SQS
5 5 (2.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 5 (2.58%) CloudFront
5 5 (2.58%) Route 53
5 5 (2.58%) Yammer
6 1 (0.52%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 90 (46.39%) Firewall
2 47 (24.23%) Network Security
3 45 (23.20%) VPN
4 44 (22.68%) Intrusion Detection
5 38 (19.59%) TCP/IP
6 33 (17.01%) Wireless
7 30 (15.46%) Cisco ASA
7 30 (15.46%) WAN
8 26 (13.40%) LAN
8 26 (13.40%) SSL
9 20 (10.31%) VoIP
10 12 (6.19%) Internet
11 8 (4.12%) Cisco ISE
11 8 (4.12%) IPsec
12 7 (3.61%) DNS
13 6 (3.09%) HTTP
14 4 (2.06%) Cisco Nexus
14 4 (2.06%) DMZ
14 4 (2.06%) SSH
14 4 (2.06%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.64%) Redis
2 7 (3.61%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 5 (2.58%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (2.58%) MongoDB
3 5 (2.58%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.06%) MariaDB
4 4 (2.06%) MySQL
4 4 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.55%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.03%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.52%) Informix
7 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.09%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.58%) JIRA
3 4 (2.06%) Cucumber
3 4 (2.06%) Selenium
4 3 (1.55%) HP UFT
4 3 (1.55%) JMeter
4 3 (1.55%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.03%) Burp Suite
5 2 (1.03%) JUnit
5 2 (1.03%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.52%) GDB
6 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.52%) Introscope
6 1 (0.52%) Mockito
6 1 (0.52%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.52%) TestNG
6 1 (0.52%) WinDbg
General
1 43 (22.16%) Finance
2 10 (5.15%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.06%) Local Government
3 4 (2.06%) Publishing
4 3 (1.55%) Military
5 2 (1.03%) Games
5 2 (1.03%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.52%) Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.52%) Legal
6 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 67 (34.54%) Analyst
2 47 (24.23%) Security Analyst
3 20 (10.31%) Consultant
4 19 (9.79%) Security Consultant
4 19 (9.79%) Security Specialist
4 19 (9.79%) Tester
5 18 (9.28%) Security Engineer
6 17 (8.76%) Architect
6 17 (8.76%) Security Manager
7 16 (8.25%) Penetration Tester
8 15 (7.73%) Security Architect
8 15 (7.73%) SOC Analyst
9 14 (7.22%) Incident Analyst
10 11 (5.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 11 (5.67%) Information Analyst
10 11 (5.67%) Information Security Analyst
11 10 (5.15%) Information Specialist
11 10 (5.15%) Operations Analyst
11 10 (5.15%) Security Operations Analyst
11 10 (5.15%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.79%) ELK Stack
2 14 (7.22%) 802.1X
3 8 (4.12%) .NET
3 8 (4.12%) RESTful
3 8 (4.12%) Web Services
4 5 (2.58%) Middleware
5 2 (1.03%) HTML
5 2 (1.03%) J2EE
5 2 (1.03%) SAML
5 2 (1.03%) Servlets
6 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.52%) CSS
6 1 (0.52%) JDBC
6 1 (0.52%) jQuery
6 1 (0.52%) PowerMock
6 1 (0.52%) Spring
6 1 (0.52%) XML
6 1 (0.52%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.40%) Management Information System
2 25 (12.89%) Security Operations Centre
3 21 (10.82%) PKI
4 14 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (6.70%) Data Centre
6 12 (6.19%) Cyber Attack
7 8 (4.12%) Computer Science
8 7 (3.61%) SCADA
9 5 (2.58%) Mobile App
9 5 (2.58%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.55%) CCTV
10 3 (1.55%) Cryptography
10 3 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (1.03%) iPad
11 2 (1.03%) Replication
11 2 (1.03%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.52%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.52%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 61 (31.44%) Windows
2 47 (24.23%) Linux
3 45 (23.20%) Unix
4 8 (4.12%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.61%) Solaris
6 4 (2.06%) Android
6 4 (2.06%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.06%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.55%) AIX
8 2 (1.03%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (41.75%) Information Security
2 64 (32.99%) SIEM
3 60 (30.93%) Cybersecurity
4 59 (30.41%) Security Operations
5 44 (22.68%) Penetration Testing
6 36 (18.56%) Vulnerability Management
7 29 (14.95%) Patch Management
8 27 (13.92%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 26 (13.40%) ITIL
10 22 (11.34%) Network Monitoring
11 21 (10.82%) Risk Management
12 20 (10.31%) Mentoring
12 20 (10.31%) Root Cause Analysis
13 18 (9.28%) Ethical Hacking
14 17 (8.76%) Open Source
15 14 (7.22%) Analytics
15 14 (7.22%) Continuous Improvement
16 12 (6.19%) Case Management
16 12 (6.19%) Digital Forensics
16 12 (6.19%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.34%) Python
2 14 (7.22%) Java
2 14 (7.22%) Ruby
3 11 (5.67%) Perl
4 8 (4.12%) C
5 6 (3.09%) C#
5 6 (3.09%) C++
5 6 (3.09%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.58%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.06%) PHP
8 3 (1.55%) SQL
9 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 94 (48.45%) CISSP
2 34 (17.53%) CISM
3 30 (15.46%) Security Cleared
4 25 (12.89%) Degree
5 24 (12.37%) SANS
6 23 (11.86%) SC Cleared
7 16 (8.25%) SSCP
8 13 (6.70%) GCIA
9 12 (6.19%) CLAS
9 12 (6.19%) GCIH
10 11 (5.67%) CISA
10 11 (5.67%) GSEC
11 10 (5.15%) CESG Certified Professional
11 10 (5.15%) CISMP
12 9 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (4.12%) CCNP
13 8 (4.12%) CEH
13 8 (4.12%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (3.61%) CCENT
14 7 (3.61%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (18.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (10.31%) PCI DSS
3 17 (8.76%) COBIT
4 7 (3.61%) COSO
5 6 (3.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (2.58%) QA
7 4 (2.06%) ISO27005
8 3 (1.55%) HIPAA
8 3 (1.55%) ISO27002
8 3 (1.55%) SAS 70
9 1 (0.52%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (3.61%) Snort
2 5 (2.58%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.06%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (1.55%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.52%) pfSense
6 1 (0.52%) vSphere
6 1 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (10.82%) QRadar
2 13 (6.70%) Nexpose
3 12 (6.19%) RSA Security Analytics
4 9 (4.64%) Kibana
4 9 (4.64%) logstash
5 7 (3.61%) Nessus
5 7 (3.61%) SmoothWall
6 5 (2.58%) RSA enVision
7 4 (2.06%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.55%) Cacti
8 3 (1.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (1.55%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (1.55%) Puppet
9 2 (1.03%) HP Fortify
9 2 (1.03%) Nmap
9 2 (1.03%) SCCM
9 2 (1.03%) WebInspect
10 1 (0.52%) ArcSight ESM
10 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (24.74%) Cisco
2 30 (15.46%) LogRhythm
3 29 (14.95%) Intel Security
4 27 (13.92%) Splunk
5 23 (11.86%) Microsoft
6 21 (10.82%) IBM
7 19 (9.79%) Qualys
8 18 (9.28%) Apple
8 18 (9.28%) ArcSight
8 18 (9.28%) Sourcefire
9 15 (7.73%) Blue Coat
9 15 (7.73%) Juniper
10 14 (7.22%) FireEye
11 13 (6.70%) Symantec
12 12 (6.19%) F5
12 12 (6.19%) Rapid7
13 11 (5.67%) GFI Software
13 11 (5.67%) TippingPoint
14 10 (5.15%) NetWitness
15 9 (4.64%) CheckPoint
West Midlands
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leicestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
ServerChoice
Rate: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 12 days ago