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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 535 516 502
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -14
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 41 50 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.099% 0.078%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 38 11
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£500 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £274 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £400 £310
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -

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
39834 37606 32717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.91% 74.82% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25112 22628 19457
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1043 1134 1178
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -28 39 £493 +15.88% 15
London -17 14 £475 +5.55% 6
North West -14 8 £510 +23.63% 1
South East -26 6 £500 +17.64% 4
East of England - 6 £260 -
City of London +12 5 £500 +8.10% 3
West Midlands -4 4 £550 -8.33%
Hampshire -12 3 £525 +23.52% 3
Manchester -8 2 £510 +27.50% 1
Northampton - 1 £300 - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £300 - 1
Surrey - 1 £250 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £400 -
East Midlands - 1 £300 - 1
Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 2
Wales - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Peterborough - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Warrington - - - -

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 36 (44.44%) CISSP
2 35 (43.21%) Information Security
3 32 (39.51%) Penetration Testing
3 32 (39.51%) Windows
4 26 (32.10%) UNIX
5 20 (24.69%) Management Information System
5 20 (24.69%) Cisco
6 19 (23.46%) Linux
6 19 (23.46%) Cyber Security
7 18 (22.22%) Firewall
7 18 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 16 (19.75%) Network Security
8 16 (19.75%) Security Cleared
9 15 (18.52%) ITIL
10 14 (17.28%) Intrusion Detection
10 14 (17.28%) CISM
10 14 (17.28%) Finance
11 13 (16.05%) Risk Management
11 13 (16.05%) Risk Assessment
11 13 (16.05%) CESG
11 13 (16.05%) SC Cleared
11 13 (16.05%) PCI DSS
11 13 (16.05%) Security Architecture
12 11 (13.58%) CEH
12 11 (13.58%) Nessus
12 11 (13.58%) SIEM
13 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
14 9 (11.11%) HP
14 9 (11.11%) VPN
14 9 (11.11%) Shell Script

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (9.88%) Apache
2 5 (6.17%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.70%) IIS
4 2 (2.47%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.23%) nginx
5 1 (1.23%) Lync
5 1 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.47%) MS Office
3 1 (1.23%) MS Project
3 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (22.22%) Firewall
2 16 (19.75%) Network Security
3 14 (17.28%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (11.11%) VPN
5 8 (9.88%) LAN
5 8 (9.88%) TCP/IP
6 6 (7.41%) Wireless
7 5 (6.17%) DNS
7 5 (6.17%) WAN
8 4 (4.94%) DHCP
8 4 (4.94%) SSL
8 4 (4.94%) IPsec
8 4 (4.94%) VLAN
8 4 (4.94%) Wireless Security
8 4 (4.94%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (3.70%) Internet
9 3 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (2.47%) LDAP
11 1 (1.23%) VoIP
11 1 (1.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.47%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.23%) Subversion
3 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (17.28%) Finance
2 4 (4.94%) Legal
2 4 (4.94%) Banking
3 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.47%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Law
5 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (28.40%) Analyst
2 16 (19.75%) Architect
2 16 (19.75%) Security Analyst
3 15 (18.52%) Security Architect
4 10 (12.35%) Consultant
5 9 (11.11%) Security Manager
6 8 (9.88%) Tester
6 8 (9.88%) Security Consultant
6 8 (9.88%) Security Specialist
7 7 (8.64%) Penetration Tester
8 6 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (6.17%) Operational Security Analyst
9 5 (6.17%) Security Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.94%) Test Analyst
11 3 (3.70%) Account Manager
11 3 (3.70%) Network Analyst
11 3 (3.70%) Information Manager
11 3 (3.70%) IT Security Analyst
12 2 (2.47%) IT Security Manager
12 2 (2.47%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.64%) .NET
2 5 (6.17%) Web Services
3 3 (3.70%) Middleware
3 3 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.70%) HTML
4 2 (2.47%) JSP
5 1 (1.23%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (24.69%) Management Information System
2 13 (16.05%) CESG
3 9 (11.11%) CESG CLAS
3 9 (11.11%) PKI
4 7 (8.64%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.94%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.47%) Online Banking
6 2 (2.47%) Biometrics
6 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.47%) RMADS
6 2 (2.47%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.23%) SecurID
7 1 (1.23%) FMCG
7 1 (1.23%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 32 (39.51%) Windows
2 26 (32.10%) UNIX
3 19 (23.46%) Linux
4 8 (9.88%) AIX
5 7 (8.64%) Solaris
6 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.17%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.94%) Windows NT
8 3 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.47%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.23%) HPUX
10 1 (1.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.23%) Debian
10 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (43.21%) Information Security
2 32 (39.51%) Penetration Testing
3 19 (23.46%) Cyber Security
4 15 (18.52%) ITIL
5 13 (16.05%) Risk Assessment
5 13 (16.05%) Risk Management
5 13 (16.05%) Security Architecture
6 11 (13.58%) SIEM
7 9 (11.11%) Test Strategy
8 8 (9.88%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (8.64%) TOGAF
10 6 (7.41%) Ethical Hacking
10 6 (7.41%) Migration
10 6 (7.41%) Security Management
10 6 (7.41%) Information Assurance
11 5 (6.17%) Test Scripting
11 5 (6.17%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (6.17%) Zachman Framework
11 5 (6.17%) PRINCE
11 5 (6.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 7 (8.64%) Java
3 6 (7.41%) SQL
4 4 (4.94%) C++
5 3 (3.70%) C
5 3 (3.70%) VB
5 3 (3.70%) Python
5 3 (3.70%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (44.44%) CISSP
2 16 (19.75%) Security Cleared
3 14 (17.28%) CISM
4 13 (16.05%) SC Cleared
5 11 (13.58%) CEH
6 8 (9.88%) Degree
7 5 (6.17%) SSCP
7 5 (6.17%) GIAC
7 5 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (6.17%) CCNA
8 4 (4.94%) CCSA
8 4 (4.94%) CISA
8 4 (4.94%) DV Cleared
8 4 (4.94%) JNCIA
9 3 (3.70%) GWAPT
9 3 (3.70%) ISEB
10 2 (2.47%) MCP
10 2 (2.47%) MCSE
10 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.47%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (16.05%) PCI DSS
3 7 (8.64%) COBIT
4 4 (4.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.47%) JSP 440
5 2 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (2.47%) SLA
6 1 (1.23%) QA
6 1 (1.23%) COSO
System Software
1 9 (11.11%) Nmap
2 8 (9.88%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.70%) Terminal Server
4 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.23%) UAG
5 1 (1.23%) Varnish
5 1 (1.23%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (13.58%) Nessus
2 8 (9.88%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (6.17%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (2.47%) WebInspect
4 2 (2.47%) WSUS
4 2 (2.47%) Nagios
5 1 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.23%) SCCM
5 1 (1.23%) Zenoss
5 1 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (24.69%) Cisco
2 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
3 9 (11.11%) HP
4 8 (9.88%) VMware
5 6 (7.41%) Oracle
6 5 (6.17%) Qualys
6 5 (6.17%) F5
7 4 (4.94%) McAfee
8 3 (3.70%) Juniper
8 3 (3.70%) Splunk
9 2 (2.47%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.47%) Citrix
9 2 (2.47%) Brocade
10 1 (1.23%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.23%) Tufin
10 1 (1.23%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.23%) IBM
10 1 (1.23%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.23%) Symantec
10 1 (1.23%) ArcSight
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