The table below looks at the statistics for Vulnerability Assessment skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Vulnerability Assessment over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 546 601 535
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -66
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 105 45 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.079% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.099% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 21 43
Median daily rate £470 £500 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £310 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £558 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £485 £455
% change year-on-year
-14.94% +6.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £28.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £28.99

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
44682 45591 43036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 79.87% 78.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 29538 29583 26703
Median daily rate £435 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1052 1197 1205
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

Vulnerability Assessment
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +44 103 £470 -6.00% 22
London +28 43 £500 -2.91% 11
South East +28 24 £488 -7.80% 4
Buckinghamshire - 17 £498 -
Milton Keynes - 16 £504 -
North West +14 12 £350 -4.76% 3
East of England +32 11 £346 -30.75%
Manchester +7 10 £363 - 3
Yorkshire - 8 £425 - 2
Bedfordshire - 8 £280 -
West Midlands -30 5 £500 +42.85% 1
West Yorkshire - 5 - - 2
City of London +48 4 £413 -25.00% 3
Bedford - 4 £275 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £425 -
Leeds - 3 - - 2
North Yorkshire - 3 £425 -
Docklands, London - 3 £525 -
West Sussex - 3 £400 -
South West 0 2 £500 -
Surrey -2 2 £381 -23.75%
Bristol -2 2 £500 -
Berkshire -4 2 - -
Warwickshire -4 2 £500 -
Crawley - 2 £400 -
Hounslow - 2 - -
Reading +3 1 - -
Cheshire 0 1 £225 -38.77%
Merseyside - 1 £300 -
Liverpool - 1 £300 -

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Vulnerability Assessment.

1 77 (44.00%) Firewall
2 63 (36.00%) Information Security
3 62 (35.43%) CISSP
4 53 (30.29%) Penetration Testing
5 51 (29.14%) SIEM
6 46 (26.29%) Cybersecurity
7 45 (25.71%) Windows
8 44 (25.14%) Network Security
8 44 (25.14%) Security Operations
9 39 (22.29%) Intrusion Detection
10 38 (21.71%) Finance
11 36 (20.57%) Cisco
12 33 (18.86%) Unix
12 33 (18.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 27 (15.43%) Linux
14 26 (14.86%) ITIL
15 24 (13.71%) VPN
16 23 (13.14%) Wireless
16 23 (13.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 23 (13.14%) Cisco ASA
17 22 (12.57%) Security Cleared
17 22 (12.57%) Vulnerability Management
17 22 (12.57%) SSL
18 21 (12.00%) Intel Security
18 21 (12.00%) Qualys
19 20 (11.43%) CISM
19 20 (11.43%) SC Cleared
20 19 (10.86%) Mentoring
20 19 (10.86%) Security Operations Centre
20 19 (10.86%) Degree

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (5.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (3.43%) MS Excel
1 6 (3.43%) MS Project
1 6 (3.43%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.86%) MS Office
3 3 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (5.14%) Office 365
4 8 (4.57%) IaaS
5 7 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (4.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 7 (4.00%) Amazon ELB
5 7 (4.00%) Amazon S3
5 7 (4.00%) Amazon SQS
5 7 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (4.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 7 (4.00%) CloudFront
5 7 (4.00%) PaaS
5 7 (4.00%) Route 53
6 6 (3.43%) SaaS
7 5 (2.86%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 77 (44.00%) Firewall
2 44 (25.14%) Network Security
3 39 (22.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 24 (13.71%) VPN
5 23 (13.14%) Cisco ASA
5 23 (13.14%) Wireless
6 22 (12.57%) SSL
7 15 (8.57%) WAN
8 14 (8.00%) TCP/IP
9 12 (6.86%) IPsec
10 11 (6.29%) Internet
10 11 (6.29%) LAN
11 9 (5.14%) HTTP
12 7 (4.00%) DNS
13 5 (2.86%) SSH
13 5 (2.86%) VLAN
14 4 (2.29%) BGP
14 4 (2.29%) DMZ
14 4 (2.29%) IPv4
14 4 (2.29%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 7 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (2.29%) DB2
2 4 (2.29%) MariaDB
2 4 (2.29%) MongoDB
2 4 (2.29%) MySQL
2 4 (2.29%) NoSQL
2 4 (2.29%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (2.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.57%) Informix
3 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.14%) Burp Suite
2 2 (1.14%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.57%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.57%) Introscope
3 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.57%) JIRA
3 1 (0.57%) JUnit
3 1 (0.57%) Mockito
3 1 (0.57%) Selenium
3 1 (0.57%) SonarQube
General
1 38 (21.71%) Finance
2 7 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.43%) Military
4 4 (2.29%) Publishing
5 2 (1.14%) Games
5 2 (1.14%) Legal
6 1 (0.57%) Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.57%) Local Government
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (28.00%) Analyst
2 31 (17.71%) Security Analyst
3 24 (13.71%) Consultant
4 23 (13.14%) Security Consultant
5 20 (11.43%) Security Engineer
6 19 (10.86%) Security Specialist
7 16 (9.14%) Penetration Tester
7 16 (9.14%) Tester
8 15 (8.57%) Security Manager
9 14 (8.00%) Architect
9 14 (8.00%) Security Architect
9 14 (8.00%) SOC Analyst
10 11 (6.29%) Incident Analyst
11 8 (4.57%) Network Engineer
11 8 (4.57%) Network Security Manager
11 8 (4.57%) Operations Engineer
12 7 (4.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 7 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
12 7 (4.00%) Information Specialist
12 7 (4.00%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.71%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.86%) .NET
2 5 (2.86%) Middleware
3 2 (1.14%) Apache Flex
3 2 (1.14%) REST
3 2 (1.14%) SOAP
3 2 (1.14%) Web Services
4 1 (0.57%) CSS
4 1 (0.57%) HTML
4 1 (0.57%) J2EE
4 1 (0.57%) JDBC
4 1 (0.57%) PowerMock
4 1 (0.57%) Servlets
4 1 (0.57%) Spring
4 1 (0.57%) XML
4 1 (0.57%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.86%) Security Operations Centre
2 18 (10.29%) PKI
3 15 (8.57%) Management Information System
4 13 (7.43%) Data Centre
5 9 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.00%) Mobile App
6 7 (4.00%) SCADA
7 5 (2.86%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.86%) N-Tier
8 4 (2.29%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.29%) User Experience
9 3 (1.71%) CCTV
9 3 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.14%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.14%) Cyber Attack
10 2 (1.14%) iPad
10 2 (1.14%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.57%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.57%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 45 (25.71%) Windows
2 33 (18.86%) Unix
3 27 (15.43%) Linux
4 10 (5.71%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.00%) Android
5 7 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 7 (4.00%) Solaris
6 2 (1.14%) AIX
6 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.57%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (36.00%) Information Security
2 53 (30.29%) Penetration Testing
3 51 (29.14%) SIEM
4 46 (26.29%) Cybersecurity
5 44 (25.14%) Security Operations
6 26 (14.86%) ITIL
7 23 (13.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 22 (12.57%) Vulnerability Management
9 19 (10.86%) Mentoring
10 16 (9.14%) Ethical Hacking
10 16 (9.14%) Risk Management
11 15 (8.57%) Security Testing
12 14 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
13 13 (7.43%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (6.86%) Digital Forensics
14 12 (6.86%) OWASP
14 12 (6.86%) Risk Assessment
14 12 (6.86%) Security Architecture
15 11 (6.29%) Analytics
15 11 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.86%) Python
2 11 (6.29%) Ruby
3 10 (5.71%) Java
3 10 (5.71%) Perl
4 7 (4.00%) C++
5 4 (2.29%) C
5 4 (2.29%) C#
5 4 (2.29%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.14%) PHP
7 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.57%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (35.43%) CISSP
2 22 (12.57%) Security Cleared
3 20 (11.43%) CISM
3 20 (11.43%) SC Cleared
4 19 (10.86%) Degree
5 13 (7.43%) GCIH
6 12 (6.86%) CLAS
7 11 (6.29%) GCIA
8 9 (5.14%) CEH
8 9 (5.14%) CISMP
8 9 (5.14%) CREST Certified
9 8 (4.57%) CESG Certified Professional
10 7 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (4.00%) SANS
11 6 (3.43%) CCENT
11 6 (3.43%) GSEC
12 5 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (2.29%) CCNP
13 4 (2.29%) OSCP
14 3 (1.71%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (18.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (9.14%) PCI DSS
3 11 (6.29%) COBIT
4 6 (3.43%) COSO
5 4 (2.29%) ISO27005
5 4 (2.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.71%) QA
7 2 (1.14%) SAS 70
8 1 (0.57%) BS25999
8 1 (0.57%) GPG13
8 1 (0.57%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.57%) RMADS
8 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.57%) Snort
2 7 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.29%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (1.71%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.14%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.14%) vSphere
6 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.57%) iptables
6 1 (0.57%) NFS
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (6.29%) RSA Security Analytics
2 8 (4.57%) Nexpose
3 6 (3.43%) SmoothWall
4 5 (2.86%) Nessus
4 5 (2.86%) Puppet
5 4 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.71%) Cacti
6 3 (1.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (1.71%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.71%) SCCM
7 2 (1.14%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.14%) Nmap
7 2 (1.14%) QRadar
8 1 (0.57%) ArcSight ESM
8 1 (0.57%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.57%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.57%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.57%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.57%) SELinux
Vendors
1 36 (20.57%) Cisco
2 21 (12.00%) Intel Security
2 21 (12.00%) Qualys
3 17 (9.71%) Microsoft
4 14 (8.00%) ArcSight
5 13 (7.43%) Oracle
6 12 (6.86%) CheckPoint
7 11 (6.29%) Blue Coat
7 11 (6.29%) F5
7 11 (6.29%) Sourcefire
8 10 (5.71%) Juniper
8 10 (5.71%) LogRhythm
9 8 (4.57%) NetWitness
9 8 (4.57%) Rapid7
9 8 (4.57%) Splunk
10 7 (4.00%) FireEye
10 7 (4.00%) GFI Software
10 7 (4.00%) HP
10 7 (4.00%) Kaspersky
10 7 (4.00%) TippingPoint
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