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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 544 532 506
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -26
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 69 57 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.080%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 42 24
Average daily rate
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£359 £450 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.27% -12.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £251 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £445 £375
% change year-on-year
-22.47% +18.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £175.00 £28.99 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+503.65% -51.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £175.00 £28.99 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+503.65% -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
42560 39708 34604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.14% 75.30% 74.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26984 25126 20661
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1224 1175 1047
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.75 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 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 25 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 May 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 -8 68 £368 -18.33% 24
North West +10 38 £338 -27.80% 3
Manchester - 30 £325 - 2
London 0 16 £415 -7.77% 9
South East -19 7 £550 +22.22% 2
Cheshire -6 4 £373 -19.02% 1
South West +12 3 £500 - 5
Hampshire +7 3 - - 1
Bristol +4 3 £500 - 2
Basingstoke - 3 - -
Surrey - 3 £550 -
East of England -1 2 £325 +35.41%
West Midlands -13 2 £475 +18.75% 1
Weybridge - 2 £550 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £325 -
Berkshire -3 1 - -
City of London -5 1 - - 2
Glasgow -5 1 £300 -25.00%
Scotland -5 1 £300 -25.00%
Reading -6 1 - -
Warwick - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £368 -
Cambridge - 1 £325 -
Chester - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 59 (53.64%) Firewall
2 58 (52.73%) CISSP
3 47 (42.73%) Cisco
4 41 (37.27%) PKI
4 41 (37.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 40 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
6 38 (34.55%) ITIL
7 36 (32.73%) SIEM
7 36 (32.73%) Kalman Filter
8 34 (30.91%) Network Security
9 33 (30.00%) SSL
10 30 (27.27%) Information Security
11 29 (26.36%) CISM
12 27 (24.55%) Clearswift
12 27 (24.55%) Cisco ASA
13 26 (23.64%) Kaspersky
13 26 (23.64%) CheckPoint
14 25 (22.73%) CISMP
15 24 (21.82%) Windows
16 21 (19.09%) Security Cleared
16 21 (19.09%) Cyber Security
17 20 (18.18%) Data Centre
17 20 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
17 20 (18.18%) VMware
18 19 (17.27%) WAN
19 18 (16.36%) Degree
19 18 (16.36%) Security Patching
20 17 (15.45%) Intrusion Detection
20 17 (15.45%) SC Cleared
21 16 (14.55%) Service Delivery

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (1.82%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.91%) Lync
2 1 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.64%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.64%) MS Project
3 1 (0.91%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.91%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 59 (53.64%) Firewall
2 34 (30.91%) Network Security
3 33 (30.00%) SSL
4 27 (24.55%) Cisco ASA
5 19 (17.27%) WAN
6 17 (15.45%) Intrusion Detection
7 15 (13.64%) VPN
8 8 (7.27%) LAN
9 6 (5.45%) Internet
9 6 (5.45%) TCP/IP
10 5 (4.55%) Wireless
10 5 (4.55%) Cisco ISE
11 4 (3.64%) VLAN
11 4 (3.64%) SSH
11 4 (3.64%) HTTP
12 3 (2.73%) DNS
12 3 (2.73%) DHCP
12 3 (2.73%) IPsec
12 3 (2.73%) Extranet
12 3 (2.73%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.45%) DB2
2 6 (5.45%) Informix
2 6 (5.45%) Ingres
3 1 (0.91%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.91%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (3.64%) TestDirector
1 4 (3.64%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.91%) Dreamweaver
General
1 14 (12.73%) Finance
2 7 (6.36%) Banking
3 4 (3.64%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.73%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.73%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.73%) Military
5 2 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.82%) Legal
6 1 (0.91%) Law
6 1 (0.91%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (50.00%) Analyst
2 40 (36.36%) Security Analyst
3 17 (15.45%) Technical Analyst
3 17 (15.45%) Architect
4 16 (14.55%) Security Architect
5 9 (8.18%) Security Specialist
5 9 (8.18%) Consultant
6 8 (7.27%) Security Consultant
7 7 (6.36%) Tester
7 7 (6.36%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (6.36%) Network Analyst
7 7 (6.36%) Security Manager
8 6 (5.45%) Technical Security Analyst
8 6 (5.45%) Incident Analyst
8 6 (5.45%) Security Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.55%) Network Security Analyst
9 5 (4.55%) IT Security Analyst
9 5 (4.55%) Penetration Tester
9 5 (4.55%) Test Analyst
10 4 (3.64%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.45%) Middleware
2 4 (3.64%) HTML
3 3 (2.73%) .NET
3 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.73%) Web Services
3 3 (2.73%) XML
4 1 (0.91%) Flash
4 1 (0.91%) ISPF
4 1 (0.91%) CSS
4 1 (0.91%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (37.27%) PKI
2 20 (18.18%) Data Centre
3 15 (13.64%) Management Information System
4 9 (8.18%) CESG
4 9 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (7.27%) CESG CLAS
6 5 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.73%) Life Science
8 2 (1.82%) Biometrics
8 2 (1.82%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.82%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.82%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.91%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.91%) Economics
9 1 (0.91%) User Experience
9 1 (0.91%) GIS
9 1 (0.91%) Copywriting
9 1 (0.91%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 24 (21.82%) Windows
2 14 (12.73%) UNIX
3 13 (11.82%) Linux
4 10 (9.09%) AIX
5 8 (7.27%) Solaris
6 5 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.55%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.64%) Windows NT
8 2 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.91%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.91%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
2 38 (34.55%) ITIL
3 36 (32.73%) SIEM
3 36 (32.73%) Kalman Filter
4 30 (27.27%) Information Security
5 21 (19.09%) Cyber Security
6 18 (16.36%) Security Patching
7 16 (14.55%) Service Delivery
8 15 (13.64%) Migration
9 13 (11.82%) Security Architecture
10 10 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (8.18%) Test Scripting
11 9 (8.18%) Security Management
11 9 (8.18%) Risk Assessment
12 8 (7.27%) TOGAF
12 8 (7.27%) Test Strategy
13 7 (6.36%) Information Security Management
13 7 (6.36%) Risk Management
13 7 (6.36%) Patch Management
14 6 (5.45%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.82%) SQL
2 6 (5.45%) Shell Script
3 5 (4.55%) C
4 4 (3.64%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.73%) Java
5 3 (2.73%) VB
5 3 (2.73%) Python
6 1 (0.91%) Perl
6 1 (0.91%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 58 (52.73%) CISSP
2 29 (26.36%) CISM
3 25 (22.73%) CISMP
4 21 (19.09%) Security Cleared
5 20 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
6 18 (16.36%) Degree
7 17 (15.45%) SC Cleared
8 15 (13.64%) CCENT
9 10 (9.09%) CEH
10 7 (6.36%) GCIH
11 5 (4.55%) OSCP
12 4 (3.64%) GCIA
12 4 (3.64%) SSCP
13 3 (2.73%) CISA
13 3 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (2.73%) CCNA
13 3 (2.73%) DV Cleared
14 2 (1.82%) PCI QSA
14 2 (1.82%) MCSE
14 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (37.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (14.55%) QA
3 15 (13.64%) PCI DSS
4 12 (10.91%) COBIT
5 4 (3.64%) COSO
6 3 (2.73%) SLA
7 2 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.91%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (7.27%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.73%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.91%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 10 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (7.27%) Nessus
2 8 (7.27%) Nmap
3 7 (6.36%) CORE IMPACT
4 3 (2.73%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.73%) WebInspect
5 2 (1.82%) WSUS
6 1 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 47 (42.73%) Cisco
2 27 (24.55%) Clearswift
3 26 (23.64%) CheckPoint
3 26 (23.64%) Kaspersky
4 20 (18.18%) VMware
5 15 (13.64%) Citrix
6 14 (12.73%) Oracle
6 14 (12.73%) HP
7 12 (10.91%) Microsoft
8 11 (10.00%) McAfee
9 7 (6.36%) Splunk
9 7 (6.36%) ArcSight
10 6 (5.45%) Sybase
10 6 (5.45%) Teradata
11 5 (4.55%) Juniper
12 3 (2.73%) ServiceNow
12 3 (2.73%) SolarWinds
13 2 (1.82%) Websense
13 2 (1.82%) Rapid7
13 2 (1.82%) SAP
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