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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 551 518 514
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -4
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 32 35 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.073% 0.056%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.083% 0.098% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 8
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.12% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £275 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £500 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £510 £400 £600
% change year-on-year
+27.50% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -20 32 £485 +21.25% 26
London -6 13 £350 -20.00% 10
North West -9 7 £510 +27.50% 2
City of London +7 4 £500 +5.26% 3
South East -4 4 £400 -5.88% 4
West Midlands - 4 £550 -
East of England - 3 £245 - 4
Surrey - 2 £250 -
Manchester -4 1 £510 +27.50% 2
Yorkshire -8 1 £325 -14.47% 1
Hampshire -22 1 £550 +29.41% 3
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 5
Wales - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Newport - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 2
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
Swindon - - - -

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 46 (48.94%) CISSP
2 43 (45.74%) Information Security
3 37 (39.36%) Penetration Testing
4 32 (34.04%) Windows
5 28 (29.79%) Security Cleared
6 26 (27.66%) Cisco
6 26 (27.66%) UNIX
6 26 (27.66%) Firewall
7 24 (25.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 23 (24.47%) SC Cleared
8 23 (24.47%) Risk Management
8 23 (24.47%) ITIL
8 23 (24.47%) Linux
9 21 (22.34%) CESG
10 18 (19.15%) Management Information System
10 18 (19.15%) Network Security
11 16 (17.02%) CESG CLAS
11 16 (17.02%) Security Architecture
11 16 (17.02%) Finance
12 15 (15.96%) CISM
12 15 (15.96%) Active Directory
12 15 (15.96%) Risk Assessment
12 15 (15.96%) TOGAF
12 15 (15.96%) Cyber Security
13 14 (14.89%) Vulnerability Management
13 14 (14.89%) Computer Science
13 14 (14.89%) DNS
14 13 (13.83%) PKI
14 13 (13.83%) Intrusion Detection
15 12 (12.77%) CEH

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 12 (12.77%) Apache
2 7 (7.45%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.19%) IIS
3 3 (3.19%) nginx
4 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.13%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.13%) MS Office
3 1 (1.06%) MS Project
3 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (27.66%) Firewall
2 18 (19.15%) Network Security
3 14 (14.89%) DNS
4 13 (13.83%) Intrusion Detection
5 11 (11.70%) DHCP
6 10 (10.64%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (9.57%) VPN
7 9 (9.57%) LDAP
8 8 (8.51%) TCP/IP
8 8 (8.51%) SSL
9 6 (6.38%) LAN
10 4 (4.26%) Cisco ISE
10 4 (4.26%) Wireless
10 4 (4.26%) IPsec
11 3 (3.19%) WAN
11 3 (3.19%) HTTP
11 3 (3.19%) VLAN
12 2 (2.13%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (2.13%) Wireless Security
12 2 (2.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.19%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.19%) MySQL
2 1 (1.06%) DB2
2 1 (1.06%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Metasploit
2 3 (3.19%) Subversion
2 3 (3.19%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.13%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.06%) GCC
General
1 16 (17.02%) Finance
2 5 (5.32%) Legal
3 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.19%) Banking
4 2 (2.13%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.06%) Law
5 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (24.47%) Analyst
2 20 (21.28%) Architect
3 18 (19.15%) Security Architect
4 17 (18.09%) Security Analyst
5 11 (11.70%) Consultant
6 10 (10.64%) Designer
6 10 (10.64%) Infrastructure Designer
6 10 (10.64%) Tester
7 9 (9.57%) Security Consultant
7 9 (9.57%) Penetration Tester
8 6 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.32%) Security Specialist
9 5 (5.32%) Security Manager
9 5 (5.32%) Security Solutions Architect
9 5 (5.32%) Operational Security Analyst
10 4 (4.26%) Test Analyst
11 3 (3.19%) Information Manager
11 3 (3.19%) Enterprise Architect
11 3 (3.19%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.51%) .NET
2 7 (7.45%) Web Services
3 4 (4.26%) Middleware
4 3 (3.19%) HTML
4 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.13%) JSP
6 1 (1.06%) SOAP
6 1 (1.06%) WebSockets
6 1 (1.06%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.34%) CESG
2 18 (19.15%) Management Information System
3 16 (17.02%) CESG CLAS
4 14 (14.89%) Computer Science
5 13 (13.83%) PKI
6 8 (8.51%) RMADS
7 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (5.32%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.13%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.13%) Online Banking
8 2 (2.13%) Cryptography
8 2 (2.13%) Biometrics
9 1 (1.06%) SecurID
9 1 (1.06%) FMCG
9 1 (1.06%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 32 (34.04%) Windows
2 26 (27.66%) UNIX
3 23 (24.47%) Linux
4 9 (9.57%) Solaris
5 8 (8.51%) AIX
6 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (5.32%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.19%) Windows NT
7 3 (3.19%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.19%) Debian
7 3 (3.19%) CentOS
8 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.06%) HPUX
9 1 (1.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (45.74%) Information Security
2 37 (39.36%) Penetration Testing
3 23 (24.47%) Risk Management
3 23 (24.47%) ITIL
4 16 (17.02%) Security Architecture
5 15 (15.96%) Risk Assessment
5 15 (15.96%) TOGAF
5 15 (15.96%) Cyber Security
6 14 (14.89%) Vulnerability Management
7 12 (12.77%) Service Management
8 11 (11.70%) Technical Architecture
8 11 (11.70%) ITIL V3
9 10 (10.64%) Incident Management
10 9 (9.57%) ISMS
10 9 (9.57%) Test Strategy
10 9 (9.57%) SIEM
11 7 (7.45%) Data Security
11 7 (7.45%) SABSA
12 6 (6.38%) Information Assurance
12 6 (6.38%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.77%) Shell Script
2 8 (8.51%) Java
3 6 (6.38%) SQL
4 5 (5.32%) C++
4 5 (5.32%) Python
5 4 (4.26%) C
6 3 (3.19%) PHP
6 3 (3.19%) VB
6 3 (3.19%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.13%) Ruby
7 2 (2.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 46 (48.94%) CISSP
2 28 (29.79%) Security Cleared
3 23 (24.47%) SC Cleared
4 15 (15.96%) CISM
5 12 (12.77%) CEH
6 8 (8.51%) Degree
7 7 (7.45%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (7.45%) CCNA
8 5 (5.32%) CISA
9 4 (4.26%) DV Cleared
9 4 (4.26%) JNCIA
9 4 (4.26%) CCSA
10 3 (3.19%) ISEB
10 3 (3.19%) SSCP
10 3 (3.19%) GIAC
10 3 (3.19%) GWAPT
11 2 (2.13%) GPEN
11 2 (2.13%) OSCP
11 2 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (2.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (25.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (10.64%) PCI DSS
3 8 (8.51%) SLA
4 5 (5.32%) COBIT
5 2 (2.13%) JSP 440
5 2 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (1.06%) COSO
6 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 15 (15.96%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.51%) Nmap
3 6 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.19%) Terminal Server
4 3 (3.19%) Varnish
5 2 (2.13%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.13%) UAG
6 1 (1.06%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (11.70%) Nessus
2 8 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (5.32%) CORE IMPACT
4 4 (4.26%) Nagios
5 3 (3.19%) Zenoss
5 3 (3.19%) Puppet
6 2 (2.13%) WebInspect
6 2 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.06%) SCCM
7 1 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 26 (27.66%) Cisco
2 11 (11.70%) Juniper
3 10 (10.64%) HP
3 10 (10.64%) Microsoft
4 9 (9.57%) VMware
5 7 (7.45%) Oracle
5 7 (7.45%) F5
6 5 (5.32%) Red Hat
6 5 (5.32%) Qualys
7 4 (4.26%) McAfee
8 3 (3.19%) Splunk
9 2 (2.13%) Ruckus Wireless
9 2 (2.13%) Brocade
9 2 (2.13%) Blue Coat
9 2 (2.13%) Symantec
9 2 (2.13%) Sophos
10 1 (1.06%) SAP
10 1 (1.06%) IBM
10 1 (1.06%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.06%) Fortinet
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