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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 569 529 542
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +13
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 51 82 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.15% 0.072%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.20% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 44 14
Average daily rate
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£500 £443 £490
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.99% -9.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £261 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £532 £617
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £455 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.39% +46.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £28.99 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.99 £60.00
% change year-on-year
- -51.68%

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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -51 49 £500 +11.11% 45
London -24 21 £540 +35.00% 16
South East -9 10 £483 -2.04% 12
East Midlands +6 9 £430 -26.87% 2
Berkshire +9 7 £465 -5.60% 3
Derbyshire -1 7 £375 -36.22% 2
Derby - 6 - -
South West -8 5 £550 - 3
Bristol - 5 £550 -
City of London -15 3 £550 +25.71% 3
Uxbridge - 3 £300 -
Slough - 3 £465 -
Hampshire - 3 £504 - 4
East of England -1 2 £500 +117.39% 6
Scotland -13 2 £325 -26.13%
Norfolk - 2 £500 -
West Midlands - 2 £350 - 1
Reading - 2 £558 - 3
Winchester - 2 £450 -
Norwich - 2 £500 -
Glasgow +1 1 £350 -20.45%
Nottinghamshire -8 1 £485 -
Manchester -11 1 - - 2
Nottingham -12 1 £485 -
North West -36 1 - - 4
Inverclyde - 1 £300 -
Gourock - 1 £300 -
Staines - 1 £500 - 1
Warwick - 1 - -
Paddington - 1 £558 -

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 77 (59.69%) Firewall
2 61 (47.29%) CISSP
3 54 (41.86%) SIEM
4 52 (40.31%) Cisco
5 50 (38.76%) Network Security
6 49 (37.98%) ITIL
7 48 (37.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 45 (34.88%) Information Security
9 41 (31.78%) Penetration Testing
9 41 (31.78%) Kalman Filter
10 39 (30.23%) PKI
11 38 (29.46%) Intrusion Detection
12 35 (27.13%) SSL
12 35 (27.13%) CISM
13 33 (25.58%) Management Information System
14 32 (24.81%) Cisco ASA
15 29 (22.48%) CheckPoint
16 28 (21.71%) Clearswift
16 28 (21.71%) Windows
17 26 (20.16%) Degree
17 26 (20.16%) CISMP
17 26 (20.16%) Kaspersky
18 25 (19.38%) Security Cleared
19 23 (17.83%) SC Cleared
20 22 (17.05%) Service Delivery
21 21 (16.28%) PCI DSS
21 21 (16.28%) Cyber Security
22 20 (15.50%) Data Centre
22 20 (15.50%) ArcSight
22 20 (15.50%) ITIL Certification

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 3 (2.33%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.78%) Confluence
3 1 (0.78%) Lync
3 1 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.78%) Apache
3 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.88%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.10%) MS Project
4 1 (0.78%) MS Office
4 1 (0.78%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.78%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 77 (59.69%) Firewall
2 50 (38.76%) Network Security
3 38 (29.46%) Intrusion Detection
4 35 (27.13%) SSL
5 32 (24.81%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (14.73%) WAN
7 15 (11.63%) VPN
8 8 (6.20%) Wireless
8 8 (6.20%) TCP/IP
9 6 (4.65%) Internet
10 5 (3.88%) HTTP
10 5 (3.88%) SSH
10 5 (3.88%) Wireless Security
11 4 (3.10%) DNS
11 4 (3.10%) DHCP
11 4 (3.10%) LAN
12 3 (2.33%) Extranet
12 3 (2.33%) Intranet
12 3 (2.33%) IPsec
13 2 (1.55%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.43%) DB2
2 6 (4.65%) Informix
2 6 (4.65%) Ingres
2 6 (4.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (2.33%) TestDirector
1 3 (2.33%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.78%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.78%) JIRA
2 1 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 20 (15.50%) Finance
2 6 (4.65%) Financial Institution
2 6 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.88%) Military
3 5 (3.88%) Banking
4 4 (3.10%) Legal
5 3 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.55%) Retail
7 1 (0.78%) Law
7 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 68 (52.71%) Analyst
2 56 (43.41%) Security Analyst
3 18 (13.95%) Technical Analyst
4 17 (13.18%) Consultant
5 16 (12.40%) Security Consultant
6 12 (9.30%) Security Manager
7 11 (8.53%) Security Specialist
8 9 (6.98%) Security Engineer
9 8 (6.20%) Network Analyst
9 8 (6.20%) IT Security Analyst
10 6 (4.65%) Network Security Analyst
10 6 (4.65%) Technical Security Analyst
10 6 (4.65%) Incident Analyst
11 5 (3.88%) Tester
11 5 (3.88%) Account Manager
12 4 (3.10%) Network Consultant
12 4 (3.10%) IT Consultant
12 4 (3.10%) Architect
12 4 (3.10%) IT Security Consultant
12 4 (3.10%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.43%) Middleware
2 6 (4.65%) Web Services
3 3 (2.33%) XML
4 1 (0.78%) Flash
4 1 (0.78%) ISPF
4 1 (0.78%) REST
4 1 (0.78%) HTML
4 1 (0.78%) .NET
4 1 (0.78%) CSS
4 1 (0.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (30.23%) PKI
2 33 (25.58%) Management Information System
3 20 (15.50%) Data Centre
4 11 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (6.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (3.88%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.33%) Life Science
7 3 (2.33%) RMADS
8 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.55%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.55%) Equities
8 2 (1.55%) CESG
8 2 (1.55%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (1.55%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.78%) Economics
9 1 (0.78%) Copywriting
9 1 (0.78%) Statistics
9 1 (0.78%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.78%) User Experience
9 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 28 (21.71%) Windows
2 15 (11.63%) Linux
3 11 (8.53%) UNIX
4 5 (3.88%) AIX
4 5 (3.88%) Solaris
5 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.55%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.78%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (41.86%) SIEM
2 49 (37.98%) ITIL
3 45 (34.88%) Information Security
4 41 (31.78%) Penetration Testing
4 41 (31.78%) Kalman Filter
5 22 (17.05%) Service Delivery
6 21 (16.28%) Cyber Security
7 18 (13.95%) Security Patching
8 17 (13.18%) Migration
9 12 (9.30%) Security Management
9 12 (9.30%) Security Architecture
10 10 (7.75%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (7.75%) Vulnerability Management
11 9 (6.98%) Risk Management
12 8 (6.20%) Information Security Management
12 8 (6.20%) Time Management
12 8 (6.20%) Computer Security
12 8 (6.20%) Patch Management
13 7 (5.43%) Computer Forensics
13 7 (5.43%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.43%) SQL
2 2 (1.55%) Shell Script
2 2 (1.55%) C
3 1 (0.78%) C++
3 1 (0.78%) Java
3 1 (0.78%) Perl
3 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 61 (47.29%) CISSP
2 35 (27.13%) CISM
3 26 (20.16%) CISMP
3 26 (20.16%) Degree
4 25 (19.38%) Security Cleared
5 23 (17.83%) SC Cleared
6 20 (15.50%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (11.63%) CCENT
8 10 (7.75%) CEH
9 7 (5.43%) GCIH
10 6 (4.65%) CISA
10 6 (4.65%) DV Cleared
11 5 (3.88%) SSCP
11 5 (3.88%) GCIA
11 5 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (3.88%) CCNA
12 4 (3.10%) OSCP
13 3 (2.33%) CRISC
13 3 (2.33%) GSEC
14 2 (1.55%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (37.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (16.28%) PCI DSS
3 16 (12.40%) QA
4 14 (10.85%) COBIT
5 5 (3.88%) SLA
6 4 (3.10%) COSO
7 2 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (3.88%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.78%) Firmware
3 1 (0.78%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 14 (10.85%) Nessus
2 12 (9.30%) Nmap
3 3 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.33%) CORE IMPACT
3 3 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.55%) WebInspect
4 2 (1.55%) WSUS
4 2 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.78%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.78%) Nagios
5 1 (0.78%) Puppet
5 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.78%) Ansible
5 1 (0.78%) logstash
5 1 (0.78%) Kibana
5 1 (0.78%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 52 (40.31%) Cisco
2 29 (22.48%) CheckPoint
3 28 (21.71%) Clearswift
4 26 (20.16%) Kaspersky
5 20 (15.50%) ArcSight
6 17 (13.18%) VMware
6 17 (13.18%) Citrix
7 15 (11.63%) Microsoft
8 12 (9.30%) Sourcefire
9 11 (8.53%) McAfee
10 9 (6.98%) Oracle
10 9 (6.98%) HP
10 9 (6.98%) Blue Coat
11 8 (6.20%) IronPort
12 7 (5.43%) Juniper
13 6 (4.65%) Teradata
13 6 (4.65%) Sybase
14 5 (3.88%) Splunk
14 5 (3.88%) SolarWinds
15 4 (3.10%) Qualys
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