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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Vulnerability Assessment
UK
Rank 517 540 568
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +28
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 91 88 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.17% 0.082%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.20% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 57 31
Median daily rate £450 £463 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -4.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £361 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £485 £493
% change year-on-year
-7.21% -1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +122.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +122.22%

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
37606 43039 41704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.82% 82.75% 79.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 24983 28189 26373
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1185 1114
Median hourly rate £36.00 £38.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £56.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 24 February 2017.

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 28 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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +37 87 £450 -5.26% 29
London +34 43 £475 +18.75% 5
South East +25 19 £423 -29.58% 6
Buckinghamshire +9 16 £405 -
North West +34 15 £488 +34.48% 3
Manchester +23 15 £488 +34.48% 2
Salford - 12 £488 -
Milton Keynes +9 10 £440 -
West Midlands +11 4 £439 +0.28% 5
Wales +12 3 £320 -37.56%
Midlands +2 3 - -
Newport Pagnell - 3 £393 -
Cardiff - 3 £320 -
South Wales - 3 £320 -
Berkshire +14 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +6 2 £450 -5.26% 1
Warwickshire +1 2 £395 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
Coventry - 2 £450 -
Docklands, London - 2 £525 -
Hampshire +3 1 £440 +120.00% 3
East of England +2 1 £575 +37.72% 6
City of London -6 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 £477 -
Ipswich - 1 £575 -
Suffolk - 1 £575 -

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 106 (53.00%) Information Security
2 103 (51.50%) Windows
3 97 (48.50%) Unix
4 93 (46.50%) Firewall
5 82 (41.00%) VPN
6 81 (40.50%) CISSP
7 77 (38.50%) Splunk
7 77 (38.50%) Cybersecurity
8 74 (37.00%) TCP/IP
8 74 (37.00%) Linux
9 72 (36.00%) Security Cleared
10 71 (35.50%) Vulnerability Management
11 66 (33.00%) Security Operations
12 64 (32.00%) LAN
13 63 (31.50%) WAN
14 60 (30.00%) SANS
14 60 (30.00%) Patch Management
15 56 (28.00%) VoIP
16 54 (27.00%) QRadar
17 53 (26.50%) Apple
18 50 (25.00%) SC Cleared
18 50 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
19 49 (24.50%) LogRhythm
20 48 (24.00%) SSCP
20 48 (24.00%) Network Monitoring
20 48 (24.00%) Elastic Stack
21 46 (23.00%) Management Information System
22 44 (22.00%) SIEM
23 42 (21.00%) Penetration Testing
23 42 (21.00%) Network Security

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 3 (1.50%) Apache
1 3 (1.50%) Confluence
1 3 (1.50%) IIS
1 3 (1.50%) Jetty
1 3 (1.50%) Mongrel
1 3 (1.50%) nginx
1 3 (1.50%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.50%) Tomcat
1 3 (1.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.50%) JBoss
3 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.00%) MS Project
2 6 (3.00%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.50%) MS Office
4 4 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.50%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (3.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (2.50%) Amazon S3
5 5 (2.50%) CloudFront
6 4 (2.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 4 (2.00%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (2.00%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (2.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (2.00%) Route 53
7 3 (1.50%) Google App Engine
7 3 (1.50%) IaaS
7 3 (1.50%) PaaS
8 2 (1.00%) SaaS
9 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.50%) G Suite
9 1 (0.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 93 (46.50%) Firewall
2 82 (41.00%) VPN
3 74 (37.00%) TCP/IP
4 64 (32.00%) LAN
5 63 (31.50%) WAN
6 56 (28.00%) VoIP
7 42 (21.00%) Network Security
8 33 (16.50%) Intrusion Detection
9 26 (13.00%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (11.00%) Wireless
11 20 (10.00%) SSL
12 15 (7.50%) HTTP
13 12 (6.00%) Internet
13 12 (6.00%) IPsec
13 12 (6.00%) WLAN
14 8 (4.00%) BGP
14 8 (4.00%) DHCP
14 8 (4.00%) EIGRP
14 8 (4.00%) OSPF
14 8 (4.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.00%) Redis
2 5 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (2.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.50%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.50%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.00%) Data Lake
5 2 (1.00%) MySQL
6 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (3.50%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.00%) JIRA
3 3 (1.50%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.50%) HP UFT
3 3 (1.50%) JMeter
3 3 (1.50%) LoadRunner
3 3 (1.50%) Metasploit
3 3 (1.50%) Selenium
3 3 (1.50%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.50%) AppScan
4 1 (0.50%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.50%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.50%) GDB
4 1 (0.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.50%) JUnit
4 1 (0.50%) Maven
4 1 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.50%) TestNG
4 1 (0.50%) WinDbg
General
1 31 (15.50%) Finance
2 7 (3.50%) Banking
3 6 (3.00%) Legal
4 5 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.00%) Retail
6 3 (1.50%) Military
6 3 (1.50%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.00%) Automotive
7 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.50%) Electronics
8 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (31.00%) Analyst
2 49 (24.50%) Security Analyst
3 25 (12.50%) Consultant
3 25 (12.50%) Security Specialist
4 22 (11.00%) Security Consultant
5 21 (10.50%) Security Engineer
6 17 (8.50%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 17 (8.50%) SOC Analyst
7 15 (7.50%) Tester
8 14 (7.00%) Technical Specialist
9 12 (6.00%) Penetration Tester
10 10 (5.00%) Information Security Specialist
10 10 (5.00%) Information Specialist
10 10 (5.00%) Security Officer
10 10 (5.00%) Vulnerability Analyst
11 9 (4.50%) IT Analyst
11 9 (4.50%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (4.50%) Senior Security Analyst
12 8 (4.00%) Incident Analyst
12 8 (4.00%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (24.00%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (7.00%) RESTful
2 14 (7.00%) Web Services
3 9 (4.50%) 802.1X
4 7 (3.50%) .NET
5 4 (2.00%) Middleware
6 3 (1.50%) J2EE
6 3 (1.50%) Servlets
7 2 (1.00%) SAML
8 1 (0.50%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.50%) HTML
8 1 (0.50%) jQuery
8 1 (0.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (23.00%) Management Information System
2 32 (16.00%) Cyber Attack
3 26 (13.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 13 (6.50%) PKI
5 10 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (4.50%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.00%) Cyber Defence
7 6 (3.00%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (3.00%) Reference Data
8 5 (2.50%) CESG
9 4 (2.00%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.50%) Cybercrime
10 3 (1.50%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.00%) Replication
12 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Cloud
12 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.50%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.50%) RIA
12 1 (0.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 103 (51.50%) Windows
2 97 (48.50%) Unix
3 74 (37.00%) Linux
4 6 (3.00%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.00%) Kali Linux
6 2 (1.00%) AIX
6 2 (1.00%) Solaris
7 1 (0.50%) CentOS
7 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (53.00%) Information Security
2 77 (38.50%) Cybersecurity
3 71 (35.50%) Vulnerability Management
4 66 (33.00%) Security Operations
5 60 (30.00%) Patch Management
6 50 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
7 48 (24.00%) Network Monitoring
8 44 (22.00%) SIEM
9 42 (21.00%) Penetration Testing
10 36 (18.00%) Incident Management
10 36 (18.00%) Risk Management
11 32 (16.00%) Case Management
11 32 (16.00%) Security Testing
12 31 (15.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 30 (15.00%) Open Source
14 21 (10.50%) Protective Monitoring
15 18 (9.00%) Analytics
16 17 (8.50%) Process Improvement
17 16 (8.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
17 16 (8.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.00%) Python
2 8 (4.00%) Java
3 7 (3.50%) Ruby
4 6 (3.00%) Perl
5 5 (2.50%) SQL
6 4 (2.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.50%) C
7 3 (1.50%) C#
8 2 (1.00%) C++
8 2 (1.00%) PHP
8 2 (1.00%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 81 (40.50%) CISSP
2 72 (36.00%) Security Cleared
3 60 (30.00%) SANS
4 50 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 48 (24.00%) SSCP
6 33 (16.50%) OSCP
7 31 (15.50%) CEH
7 31 (15.50%) CREST Certified
8 28 (14.00%) DV Cleared
9 13 (6.50%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (6.50%) CISM
9 13 (6.50%) Degree
10 8 (4.00%) CCNP
11 6 (3.00%) CISA
12 5 (2.50%) GIAC
13 4 (2.00%) CCIE
13 4 (2.00%) CCNA
13 4 (2.00%) GCIH
14 3 (1.50%) CISMP
14 3 (1.50%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.00%) PCI DSS
2 19 (9.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (3.00%) COBIT
4 5 (2.50%) Web Application Security Consortium
5 3 (1.50%) HIPAA
5 3 (1.50%) ISO27002
5 3 (1.50%) PA-DSS
5 3 (1.50%) QA
5 3 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.00%) COSO
6 2 (1.00%) SAS 70
System Software
1 5 (2.50%) Snort
2 4 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.00%) Xen
3 3 (1.50%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 54 (27.00%) QRadar
2 24 (12.00%) Nessus
3 20 (10.00%) Nexpose
4 18 (9.00%) Kibana
4 18 (9.00%) logstash
5 12 (6.00%) Nmap
6 9 (4.50%) RSA enVision
7 8 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (3.50%) CSIRT
8 7 (3.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 7 (3.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (3.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 6 (3.00%) Puppet
10 3 (1.50%) Ansible
10 3 (1.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (1.00%) RSA Security Analytics
12 1 (0.50%) Computer Incident Response Team
12 1 (0.50%) HP Fortify
12 1 (0.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 77 (38.50%) Splunk
2 53 (26.50%) Apple
3 49 (24.50%) LogRhythm
4 39 (19.50%) IBM
5 31 (15.50%) Intel Security
6 29 (14.50%) Cisco
7 27 (13.50%) Sourcefire
8 24 (12.00%) ArcSight
9 23 (11.50%) Microsoft
10 22 (11.00%) Qualys
10 22 (11.00%) Symantec
11 17 (8.50%) F5
12 14 (7.00%) CheckPoint
12 14 (7.00%) Juniper
13 12 (6.00%) FireEye
13 12 (6.00%) NetWitness
13 12 (6.00%) Snow
13 12 (6.00%) VMware
14 11 (5.50%) Rapid7
15 10 (5.00%) Intel
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