Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Vulnerability Assessment skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Vulnerability Assessment over the 6 months to 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Vulnerability Assessment
UK > England
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 755 701 708
Rank change year-on-year -54 +7 +20
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 83 126 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.089% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 94 110
England median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26% +14.46%
10th Percentile £358 £364 £350
90th Percentile £755 £601 £611
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

Vulnerability Assessment is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80,554 75,652 85,355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.30% 85.77% 85.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,592 49,896 56,961
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £264
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,170 1,871 2,069
England median hourly rate £21.37 £23.75 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.03% +1.06% +9.05%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.70
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.86 £23.50
% change year-on-year -15.53% +5.79% +8.82%

Vulnerability Assessment
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Vulnerability Assessment as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Vulnerability Assessment in England

Vulnerability Assessment
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Vulnerability Assessment in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment in England over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Vulnerability Assessment in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Vulnerability Assessment in England

Vulnerability Assessment
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -45 35 £444 -1.39% 25
North of England -34 21 £450 - 6
North West -11 15 £465 +9.41% 5
South East -14 12 £500 +23.46% 9
West Midlands -15 8 £400 - 3
Midlands -20 8 £400 -11.11% 5
East of England -17 6 £425 -19.05% 7
Yorkshire -20 6 £395 -16.84% 1
North East -2 1 £395 +5.33%
South West -17 1 - - 4
Vulnerability Assessment
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Vulnerability Assessment.

1 30 (36.14%) Firewall
2 28 (33.73%) Information Security
2 28 (33.73%) Windows
2 28 (33.73%) SIEM
3 27 (32.53%) Security Operations
4 25 (30.12%) Vulnerability Management
5 24 (28.92%) Cybersecurity
6 22 (26.51%) Penetration Testing
7 20 (24.10%) Linux
7 20 (24.10%) CISSP
7 20 (24.10%) Security Monitoring
8 18 (21.69%) Management Information System
9 17 (20.48%) Threat Intelligence
10 16 (19.28%) Incident Management
10 16 (19.28%) Security Cleared
11 15 (18.07%) Risk Management
11 15 (18.07%) Finance
12 14 (16.87%) TCP/IP
12 14 (16.87%) Qualys
13 13 (15.66%) Digital Forensics
13 13 (15.66%) Network Management
14 12 (14.46%) Unix
14 12 (14.46%) Nessus
15 11 (13.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 11 (13.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 10 (12.05%) SC Cleared
16 10 (12.05%) Python
16 10 (12.05%) Microsoft
16 10 (12.05%) Active Directory
16 10 (12.05%) CISM

Vulnerability Assessment
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (3.61%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) Akamai
1 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (1.20%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.20%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (1.20%) CloudFront
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.20%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 30 (36.14%) Firewall
2 14 (16.87%) TCP/IP
3 9 (10.84%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (10.84%) Wireless
4 6 (7.23%) BGP
4 6 (7.23%) MPLS
4 6 (7.23%) OSPF
5 4 (4.82%) Cisco ISE
5 4 (4.82%) Network Security
6 3 (3.61%) Internet
6 3 (3.61%) IPsec
7 2 (2.41%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (2.41%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (2.41%) FTP
7 2 (2.41%) LAN
7 2 (2.41%) WAN
8 1 (1.20%) DHCP
8 1 (1.20%) SMTP
8 1 (1.20%) VoIP
8 1 (1.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.20%) Big Data
2 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) AppScan
1 3 (3.61%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.41%) JIRA
3 1 (1.20%) Burp Suite
General
1 15 (18.07%) Finance
2 8 (9.64%) Banking
3 6 (7.23%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.82%) Retail
5 1 (1.20%) Digital Economy
5 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.20%) International Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 48 (57.83%) Analyst
2 40 (48.19%) Security Analyst
3 16 (19.28%) Operations Analyst
3 16 (19.28%) Security Operations Analyst
4 10 (12.05%) Incident Analyst
4 10 (12.05%) Security Incident Analyst
5 9 (10.84%) Consultant
6 8 (9.64%) Security Consultant
6 8 (9.64%) SOC Analyst
7 6 (7.23%) Architect
7 6 (7.23%) Security Architect
8 5 (6.02%) Application Security Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Vulnerability Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) IT Analyst
10 3 (3.61%) GDPR Consultant
10 3 (3.61%) IT Security Analyst
10 3 (3.61%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
10 3 (3.61%) Network Security Analyst
10 3 (3.61%) Senior Security Analyst
10 3 (3.61%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.23%) Web Services
2 2 (2.41%) .NET
3 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.20%) COM
3 1 (1.20%) CSS
3 1 (1.20%) HTML
3 1 (1.20%) jQuery
3 1 (1.20%) LDAP
3 1 (1.20%) MooTools
3 1 (1.20%) ODBC
3 1 (1.20%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.20%) SAML
3 1 (1.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.69%) Management Information System
2 9 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.02%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.02%) PKI
4 4 (4.82%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.82%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (3.61%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (3.61%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.41%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (2.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.41%) Smart Home
6 2 (2.41%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.20%) Fintech
7 1 (1.20%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.20%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.20%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (33.73%) Windows
2 20 (24.10%) Linux
3 12 (14.46%) Unix
4 6 (7.23%) Solaris
5 3 (3.61%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (33.73%) Information Security
1 28 (33.73%) SIEM
2 27 (32.53%) Security Operations
3 25 (30.12%) Vulnerability Management
4 24 (28.92%) Cybersecurity
5 22 (26.51%) Penetration Testing
6 20 (24.10%) Security Monitoring
7 17 (20.48%) Threat Intelligence
8 16 (19.28%) Incident Management
9 15 (18.07%) Risk Management
10 13 (15.66%) Digital Forensics
10 13 (15.66%) Network Management
11 11 (13.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 9 (10.84%) Security Testing
13 8 (9.64%) Business Continuity
13 8 (9.64%) Computer Security
13 8 (9.64%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (9.64%) Malware Analysis
13 8 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (8.43%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.05%) Python
2 7 (8.43%) Bash Shell
2 7 (8.43%) Perl
2 7 (8.43%) Ruby
3 4 (4.82%) C
3 4 (4.82%) SQL
4 3 (3.61%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.41%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.20%) C++
6 1 (1.20%) Java
6 1 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (24.10%) CISSP
2 16 (19.28%) Security Cleared
3 10 (12.05%) CISM
3 10 (12.05%) SC Cleared
4 9 (10.84%) DV Cleared
5 8 (9.64%) Degree
6 4 (4.82%) BC Cleared
6 4 (4.82%) CISA
7 3 (3.61%) CCNP
7 3 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.61%) GCIA
7 3 (3.61%) GIAC
7 3 (3.61%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 2 (2.41%) GCED
8 2 (2.41%) GSEC
9 1 (1.20%) CCIE
9 1 (1.20%) CEH
9 1 (1.20%) CREST Certified
9 1 (1.20%) GSLC
9 1 (1.20%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (10.84%) PCI DSS
3 6 (7.23%) GDPR
4 3 (3.61%) COBIT
5 2 (2.41%) NIST 800
6 1 (1.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 10 (12.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (14.46%) Nessus
2 9 (10.84%) CSIRT
3 8 (9.64%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 5 (6.02%) QRadar
5 4 (4.82%) HP Fortify
5 4 (4.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (3.61%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (3.61%) WSUS
7 2 (2.41%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (2.41%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.41%) SCCM
7 2 (2.41%) TrustSec
8 1 (1.20%) Nexpose
8 1 (1.20%) Nmap
8 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.20%) Puppet
8 1 (1.20%) RSA enVision
8 1 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.20%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 14 (16.87%) Qualys
2 10 (12.05%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.64%) Cisco
3 8 (9.64%) Splunk
4 7 (8.43%) ArcSight
4 7 (8.43%) Citrix
5 6 (7.23%) Remedy
5 6 (7.23%) VMware
6 4 (4.82%) IBM
6 4 (4.82%) Symantec
7 3 (3.61%) McAfee
7 3 (3.61%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.41%) Black Duck
8 2 (2.41%) Coverity
8 2 (2.41%) Lancope
8 2 (2.41%) Proofpoint
9 1 (1.20%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.20%) F5
9 1 (1.20%) Gemalto
9 1 (1.20%) Juniper