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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 539 575 544
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -31
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 89 34 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.066% 0.078%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.085% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 24 26
Average daily rate £500 £500 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £233 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £538 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £518 £505 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.47% +26.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -
UK excluding London average 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
41761 40034 37146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.19% 77.60% 76.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 27350 25609 22516
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1211 1053 1129
Average hourly rate £39.27 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.03% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +40 85 £518 +5.07% 37
London +33 36 £450 +28.57% 24
South East +13 16 £600 +20.00% 3
Yorkshire -3 12 £501 +54.23%
Surrey +7 11 £600 +140.00%
West Yorkshire - 11 £501 -
Leeds - 10 £485 -
Berkshire - 10 £600 - 1
North West -22 5 £363 -28.92% 2
Hampshire +10 4 £200 -63.63% 1
Manchester -14 4 £363 -28.92% 2
Tyne and Wear - 4 £405 -
North East - 4 £405 -
South West - 4 £420 - 4
Scotland - 4 £450 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £405 -
City of London +48 3 £400 -20.00% 3
East of England +3 3 £418 +70.40% 2
West Midlands -12 3 £438 -20.45% 2
Wiltshire - 3 - - 1
Malmesbury - 3 - -
Basingstoke +2 2 - - 1
Fareham - 2 £200 -
Luton - 2 £418 -
Solihull - 2 £438 -
Midlands - 2 £600 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £418 -
Buckinghamshire +14 1 - -
Milton Keynes +7 1 - -
Warwickshire +4 1 - -

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 79 (39.30%) Information Security
2 63 (31.34%) Windows
3 62 (30.85%) Penetration Testing
4 59 (29.35%) Linux
5 58 (28.86%) Firewall
6 56 (27.86%) Finance
6 56 (27.86%) SIEM
7 53 (26.37%) CISSP
8 49 (24.38%) PKI
9 43 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
9 43 (21.39%) Network Monitoring
10 40 (19.90%) Degree
10 40 (19.90%) HP
11 39 (19.40%) PCI DSS
12 38 (18.91%) JIRA
12 38 (18.91%) Confluence
12 38 (18.91%) Cucumber
12 38 (18.91%) Jenkins
12 38 (18.91%) Cybersecurity
12 38 (18.91%) HP UFT
12 38 (18.91%) JMeter
13 37 (18.41%) Intrusion Detection
13 37 (18.41%) SNMP
13 37 (18.41%) Selenium
14 36 (17.91%) LoadRunner
15 34 (16.92%) Mac OS X
16 33 (16.42%) Cisco
16 33 (16.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 32 (15.92%) Security Operations
18 31 (15.42%) Functional Testing

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 38 (18.91%) Confluence
2 2 (1.00%) Apache
2 2 (1.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.50%) IIS
3 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 12 (5.97%) MS Visio
2 7 (3.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.49%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.49%) MS Project
4 1 (0.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (1.49%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (1.49%) Amazon S3
2 3 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (1.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 3 (1.49%) CloudFront
2 3 (1.49%) Route 53
2 3 (1.49%) SaaS
3 2 (1.00%) Office 365
4 1 (0.50%) IaaS
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (28.86%) Firewall
2 37 (18.41%) Intrusion Detection
2 37 (18.41%) SNMP
3 30 (14.93%) Network Security
4 19 (9.45%) SSL
4 19 (9.45%) VPN
5 17 (8.46%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (6.47%) TCP/IP
6 13 (6.47%) WAN
7 12 (5.97%) Internet
8 11 (5.47%) Wireless
9 9 (4.48%) LAN
10 7 (3.48%) HTTP
10 7 (3.48%) IPsec
10 7 (3.48%) SAN
10 7 (3.48%) SSH
11 5 (2.49%) Cisco PIX
11 5 (2.49%) Cisco Wireless
11 5 (2.49%) FWSM
11 5 (2.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.99%) DB2
1 4 (1.99%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (1.49%) Big Data
3 2 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 38 (18.91%) Cucumber
1 38 (18.91%) HP UFT
1 38 (18.91%) Jenkins
1 38 (18.91%) JIRA
1 38 (18.91%) JMeter
2 37 (18.41%) Selenium
3 36 (17.91%) LoadRunner
4 6 (2.99%) Metasploit
5 2 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 56 (27.86%) Finance
2 10 (4.98%) Banking
3 7 (3.48%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.99%) Games
4 4 (1.99%) Legal
5 3 (1.49%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.49%) Military
5 3 (1.49%) Retail
6 1 (0.50%) Local Government
6 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (29.35%) Analyst
2 28 (13.93%) Security Analyst
3 26 (12.94%) Tester
4 23 (11.44%) Consultant
5 21 (10.45%) Penetration Tester
6 20 (9.95%) Incident Analyst
6 20 (9.95%) Test Leader
7 16 (7.96%) Security Consultant
8 15 (7.46%) Architect
9 13 (6.47%) IT Analyst
9 13 (6.47%) IT Security Analyst
9 13 (6.47%) Security Architect
9 13 (6.47%) Security Manager
9 13 (6.47%) Security Specialist
10 12 (5.97%) Network Engineer
11 10 (4.98%) Lead Tester
11 10 (4.98%) Test Manager
12 8 (3.98%) Administrator
12 8 (3.98%) IT Security Architect
12 8 (3.98%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.95%) .NET
2 7 (3.48%) Middleware
3 6 (2.99%) 802.1X
3 6 (2.99%) Web Services
4 3 (1.49%) SOAP
5 2 (1.00%) REST
6 1 (0.50%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.50%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.50%) Java EE
6 1 (0.50%) SAML
6 1 (0.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 49 (24.38%) PKI
2 27 (13.43%) Management Information System
3 15 (7.46%) Computer Science
4 14 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (6.97%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.98%) Statistics
6 7 (3.48%) Internet of Things
7 6 (2.99%) User Experience
8 5 (2.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.99%) CESG
9 4 (1.99%) Cryptography
10 3 (1.49%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (1.00%) Algorithms
11 2 (1.00%) CLARiiON
11 2 (1.00%) EMC VMAX
11 2 (1.00%) IBM XIV
11 2 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.50%) CESG CLAS
12 1 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 63 (31.34%) Windows
2 59 (29.35%) Linux
3 34 (16.92%) Mac OS X
4 20 (9.95%) Unix
5 13 (6.47%) Solaris
6 6 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.49%) AIX
8 4 (1.99%) Android
9 3 (1.49%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.50%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.50%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.50%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (39.30%) Information Security
2 62 (30.85%) Penetration Testing
3 56 (27.86%) SIEM
4 43 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (21.39%) Network Monitoring
5 38 (18.91%) Cybersecurity
6 32 (15.92%) Security Operations
7 31 (15.42%) Functional Testing
7 31 (15.42%) Non-Functional Testing
8 29 (14.43%) Test Automation
9 28 (13.93%) OWASP
10 24 (11.94%) ITIL
11 21 (10.45%) Mentoring
11 21 (10.45%) Risk Management
11 21 (10.45%) Security Architecture
11 21 (10.45%) Security Management
12 19 (9.45%) Root Cause Analysis
13 18 (8.96%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (8.96%) Kalman Filter
13 18 (8.96%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (12.94%) Perl
2 22 (10.95%) Python
3 20 (9.95%) Java
4 19 (9.45%) C
5 17 (8.46%) JavaScript
5 17 (8.46%) Shell Script
6 16 (7.96%) C#
6 16 (7.96%) Ruby
7 8 (3.98%) VB
8 6 (2.99%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.99%) Bourne shell
9 3 (1.49%) C++
9 3 (1.49%) SQL
10 1 (0.50%) PHP
10 1 (0.50%) R
10 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (26.37%) CISSP
2 40 (19.90%) Degree
3 24 (11.94%) CREST Certified
4 18 (8.96%) CISM
5 17 (8.46%) CEH
5 17 (8.46%) Security Cleared
6 14 (6.97%) SANS
7 12 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (5.47%) CCNP
9 8 (3.98%) GWAPT
9 8 (3.98%) ISTQB
9 8 (3.98%) OSCP
9 8 (3.98%) SC Cleared
10 7 (3.48%) GCIA
10 7 (3.48%) OSCE
11 6 (2.99%) GCIH
12 4 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.49%) CCDP
13 3 (1.49%) CISA
13 3 (1.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (19.40%) PCI DSS
2 33 (16.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (12.44%) QA
4 10 (4.98%) COBIT
5 8 (3.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (2.49%) COSO
6 5 (2.49%) SAS 70
7 4 (1.99%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (1.00%) BS25999
8 2 (1.00%) GPG13
8 2 (1.00%) ISO 9000
8 2 (1.00%) ISO 9001
8 2 (1.00%) WAI
8 2 (1.00%) WCAG
9 1 (0.50%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.50%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.50%) RMADS
9 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.99%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.49%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.00%) NDS
3 2 (1.00%) Novell eDirectory
4 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.50%) NFS
4 1 (0.50%) Snort
4 1 (0.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (4.48%) Puppet
2 8 (3.98%) Nessus
3 6 (2.99%) QRadar
4 5 (2.49%) RSA Security Analytics
4 5 (2.49%) yum
5 4 (1.99%) SmoothWall
6 3 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.50%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 40 (19.90%) HP
2 33 (16.42%) Cisco
3 13 (6.47%) CheckPoint
4 12 (5.97%) Oracle
5 10 (4.98%) Microsoft
6 9 (4.48%) ArcSight
7 7 (3.48%) F5
7 7 (3.48%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.99%) Intel Security
8 6 (2.99%) Palo Alto
8 6 (2.99%) Veritas
9 5 (2.49%) Qualys
10 4 (1.99%) IBM
10 4 (1.99%) Kaspersky
10 4 (1.99%) Splunk
11 3 (1.49%) Citrix
11 3 (1.49%) Clearswift
11 3 (1.49%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.49%) VMware
12 2 (1.00%) Polycom
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