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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 521 534 504
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -30
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 76 65 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.080%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.16% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 53 21
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£375 £450 £490
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -8.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £263 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £578 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £343
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +24.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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
42497 40723 35069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.35% 74.75% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26510 25396 20908
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1148 1061
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Vulnerability Assessment Hourly Rate Histogram 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 April 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 +7 73 £374 -16.94% 31
North West +7 38 £331 -24.28% 5
Manchester +20 31 £325 -18.75% 3
London -20 17 £450 - 9
South East -18 9 £513 +13.88% 8
East of England +15 5 £363 +51.04% 2
City of London +7 5 £500 +25.00% 1
Hampshire -7 4 £450 - 4
Cheshire -6 3 £373 - 1
Surrey - 3 £550 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £363 -
Basingstoke - 3 £525 - 2
Bristol +3 2 £500 - 4
South West -5 2 £500 +33.33% 6
Scotland - 2 £363 - 1
Norwich - 2 - -
Weybridge - 2 £550 -
Norfolk - 2 - -
Berkshire +3 1 - - 3
Reading +3 1 - - 3
West Midlands -21 1 £475 -9.52%
Moray - 1 £425 -
East Midlands - 1 £300 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £500 -
Southampton - 1 £375 - 1
Nairn - 1 £425 -
Northampton - 1 £300 -
Cambridge - 1 £325 -
Chester - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £300 -

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 55 (51.89%) CISSP
1 55 (51.89%) Firewall
2 46 (43.40%) Cisco
3 43 (40.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 39 (36.79%) PKI
4 39 (36.79%) Penetration Testing
5 36 (33.96%) ITIL
5 36 (33.96%) Kalman Filter
6 33 (31.13%) SSL
7 32 (30.19%) Network Security
7 32 (30.19%) SIEM
8 30 (28.30%) Information Security
8 30 (28.30%) CISM
9 27 (25.47%) Clearswift
9 27 (25.47%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (24.53%) Kaspersky
10 26 (24.53%) CheckPoint
10 26 (24.53%) Windows
11 25 (23.58%) CISMP
12 21 (19.81%) Security Cleared
12 21 (19.81%) ITIL Certification
12 21 (19.81%) WAN
13 20 (18.87%) VMware
14 19 (17.92%) Cyber Security
15 17 (16.04%) Management Information System
15 17 (16.04%) SC Cleared
16 16 (15.09%) QA
16 16 (15.09%) Service Delivery
16 16 (15.09%) Linux
17 15 (14.15%) UNIX

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 2 (1.89%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.94%) Lync
2 1 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.83%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.83%) MS Project
3 1 (0.94%) MS Office
3 1 (0.94%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.94%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (51.89%) Firewall
2 33 (31.13%) SSL
3 32 (30.19%) Network Security
4 27 (25.47%) Cisco ASA
5 21 (19.81%) WAN
6 15 (14.15%) VPN
7 14 (13.21%) Intrusion Detection
8 10 (9.43%) LAN
9 6 (5.66%) TCP/IP
9 6 (5.66%) Wireless
10 4 (3.77%) VLAN
10 4 (3.77%) DNS
10 4 (3.77%) Cisco ISE
11 3 (2.83%) DHCP
11 3 (2.83%) HTTP
11 3 (2.83%) Internet
11 3 (2.83%) IPsec
11 3 (2.83%) SSH
12 2 (1.89%) Wireless Security
13 1 (0.94%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.72%) DB2
2 5 (4.72%) Informix
2 5 (4.72%) Ingres
3 1 (0.94%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.94%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Metasploit
2 5 (4.72%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.94%) Dreamweaver
General
1 11 (10.38%) Finance
2 7 (6.60%) Banking
3 3 (2.83%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.83%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.83%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.89%) Military
4 2 (1.89%) Legal
5 1 (0.94%) Marketing
5 1 (0.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 52 (49.06%) Analyst
2 38 (35.85%) Security Analyst
3 17 (16.04%) Technical Analyst
3 17 (16.04%) Architect
4 16 (15.09%) Security Architect
5 8 (7.55%) Security Specialist
5 8 (7.55%) Tester
6 6 (5.66%) Network Analyst
6 6 (5.66%) Consultant
6 6 (5.66%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (5.66%) Penetration Tester
6 6 (5.66%) IT Security Analyst
6 6 (5.66%) Technical Security Analyst
7 5 (4.72%) Security Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.72%) Test Analyst
7 5 (4.72%) Security Consultant
8 4 (3.77%) Security Manager
8 4 (3.77%) Network Security Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) Security Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.72%) Middleware
2 4 (3.77%) HTML
3 3 (2.83%) .NET
3 3 (2.83%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.83%) Web Services
3 3 (2.83%) XML
4 2 (1.89%) JSP
5 1 (0.94%) Flash
5 1 (0.94%) ISPF
5 1 (0.94%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 39 (36.79%) PKI
2 17 (16.04%) Management Information System
3 10 (9.43%) CESG
4 8 (7.55%) CESG CLAS
4 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.77%) Open Source
6 3 (2.83%) Life Science
7 2 (1.89%) Biometrics
7 2 (1.89%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.89%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.89%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.94%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.94%) Economics
8 1 (0.94%) User Experience
8 1 (0.94%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.94%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 26 (24.53%) Windows
2 16 (15.09%) Linux
3 15 (14.15%) UNIX
4 10 (9.43%) AIX
5 8 (7.55%) Solaris
6 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.72%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.77%) Windows NT
8 2 (1.89%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (36.79%) Penetration Testing
2 36 (33.96%) ITIL
2 36 (33.96%) Kalman Filter
3 32 (30.19%) SIEM
4 30 (28.30%) Information Security
5 19 (17.92%) Cyber Security
6 16 (15.09%) Service Delivery
7 15 (14.15%) Migration
8 14 (13.21%) Security Architecture
9 10 (9.43%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (9.43%) Test Scripting
10 9 (8.49%) Test Strategy
10 9 (8.49%) Risk Management
11 8 (7.55%) TOGAF
12 7 (6.60%) Security Management
12 7 (6.60%) Risk Assessment
13 6 (5.66%) Vulnerability Management
13 6 (5.66%) Use Case
14 5 (4.72%) Technical Architecture
14 5 (4.72%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.32%) SQL
2 7 (6.60%) Shell Script
3 5 (4.72%) C
4 4 (3.77%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.83%) Java
5 3 (2.83%) VB
5 3 (2.83%) Python
6 1 (0.94%) Perl
6 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 55 (51.89%) CISSP
2 30 (28.30%) CISM
3 25 (23.58%) CISMP
4 21 (19.81%) Security Cleared
4 21 (19.81%) ITIL Certification
5 17 (16.04%) SC Cleared
6 15 (14.15%) CCENT
7 13 (12.26%) Degree
8 10 (9.43%) CEH
9 6 (5.66%) OSCP
10 5 (4.72%) SSCP
11 4 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (3.77%) CCNA
12 3 (2.83%) CISA
12 3 (2.83%) GCIH
12 3 (2.83%) GIAC
12 3 (2.83%) GCIA
12 3 (2.83%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.89%) PCI QSA
13 2 (1.89%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (40.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (15.09%) QA
3 13 (12.26%) PCI DSS
4 10 (9.43%) COBIT
5 3 (2.83%) SLA
5 3 (2.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (2.83%) COSO
6 2 (1.89%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 8 (7.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.83%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.94%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.94%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (10.38%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (8.49%) Nessus
2 9 (8.49%) Nmap
3 8 (7.55%) CORE IMPACT
4 4 (3.77%) WebInspect
5 3 (2.83%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.89%) WSUS
7 1 (0.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (43.40%) Cisco
2 27 (25.47%) Clearswift
3 26 (24.53%) CheckPoint
3 26 (24.53%) Kaspersky
4 20 (18.87%) VMware
5 15 (14.15%) Citrix
6 13 (12.26%) Oracle
7 12 (11.32%) Microsoft
7 12 (11.32%) HP
8 9 (8.49%) McAfee
9 5 (4.72%) Juniper
9 5 (4.72%) Teradata
9 5 (4.72%) Sybase
10 4 (3.77%) Splunk
11 3 (2.83%) ArcSight
12 2 (1.89%) Websense
12 2 (1.89%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.89%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.89%) Qualys
12 2 (1.89%) SAP
Central London / West End
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £450 - 500 per day + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Spring Technology
Rate: £370.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £325 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Anantha
Rate: £0 - £425 per day
Posted: 26 days ago