Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 691 671 700
Rank change year-on-year -20 +29 +10
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 162 195 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.24% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 159 123
England median daily rate £474 £450 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.28% -7.22% +7.78%
10th Percentile £315 £346 £313
90th Percentile £587 £589 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
England median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 80305 82432 84439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.63% 84.16% 81.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 54036 54950 55644
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1882 2137 2504
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.50 £11.26
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

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

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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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -17 86 £461 -1.86% 7
North of England +57 33 £438 -2.78% 5
North West -5 20 £425 -5.56% 2
Midlands +30 15 £475 +5.56% 4
East of England -13 14 £525 +27.27%
Yorkshire +29 12 £475 +5.56% 3
South East -22 12 £450 -5.26% 5
West Midlands +30 9 £400 -11.11% 4
East Midlands -1 6 £475 +5.56%
South West -1 4 £344 -34.52% 3
North East +66 1 £375 -21.22%
Vulnerability Assessment
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 across the England region with a requirement for Vulnerability Assessment.

1 67 (41.36%) Information Security
2 63 (38.89%) Firewall
3 55 (33.95%) CISSP
4 50 (30.86%) Windows
5 41 (25.31%) Vulnerability Management
6 40 (24.69%) Security Operations
6 40 (24.69%) Security Cleared
7 39 (24.07%) Penetration Testing
7 39 (24.07%) SIEM
8 37 (22.84%) Cybersecurity
9 36 (22.22%) Qualys
10 35 (21.60%) Linux
11 30 (18.52%) WAN
11 30 (18.52%) TCP/IP
11 30 (18.52%) CISM
12 29 (17.90%) Unix
13 28 (17.28%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 27 (16.67%) LAN
14 27 (16.67%) Nessus
15 26 (16.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 26 (16.05%) VPN
15 26 (16.05%) Splunk
16 25 (15.43%) Security Testing
17 24 (14.81%) DV Cleared
17 24 (14.81%) Intrusion Detection
17 24 (14.81%) Cisco
18 23 (14.20%) SSCP
18 23 (14.20%) CEH
19 22 (13.58%) Network Security
19 22 (13.58%) McAfee

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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 (1.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.88%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.70%) SaaS
4 5 (3.09%) GitHub
4 5 (3.09%) IaaS
4 5 (3.09%) PaaS
5 3 (1.85%) Akamai
5 3 (1.85%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.62%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 63 (38.89%) Firewall
2 30 (18.52%) TCP/IP
2 30 (18.52%) WAN
3 27 (16.67%) LAN
4 26 (16.05%) VPN
5 24 (14.81%) Intrusion Detection
6 22 (13.58%) Network Security
7 15 (9.26%) SNMP
8 13 (8.02%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (7.41%) SSL
10 11 (6.79%) VoIP
11 10 (6.17%) DNS
12 9 (5.56%) Internet
12 9 (5.56%) Wireless
13 6 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (3.09%) VLAN
15 4 (2.47%) BGP
15 4 (2.47%) MPLS
15 4 (2.47%) OSPF
16 3 (1.85%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.09%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.85%) Power BI
3 2 (1.23%) MySQL
3 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.23%) Redis
3 2 (1.23%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.62%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (3.70%) Burp Suite
2 3 (1.85%) Metasploit
General
1 20 (12.35%) Finance
2 10 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.94%) Legal
4 7 (4.32%) Banking
5 5 (3.09%) International Banking
6 4 (2.47%) Electronics
6 4 (2.47%) Retail
7 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.23%) Marketing
8 1 (0.62%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.62%) French Language
Job Titles
1 65 (40.12%) Analyst
2 58 (35.80%) Security Analyst
3 17 (10.49%) Architect
4 16 (9.88%) Consultant
5 15 (9.26%) Application Security Analyst
5 15 (9.26%) IT Analyst
5 15 (9.26%) IT Security Analyst
6 14 (8.64%) Security Specialist
7 11 (6.79%) Security Consultant
8 10 (6.17%) Network Engineer
8 10 (6.17%) Security Architect
8 10 (6.17%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (4.94%) Operations Analyst
9 8 (4.94%) Penetration Tester
9 8 (4.94%) Security Operations Analyst
9 8 (4.94%) Senior Security Analyst
9 8 (4.94%) SOC Analyst
9 8 (4.94%) Tester
10 7 (4.32%) Firewall Architect
10 7 (4.32%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.64%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (4.32%) 802.1X
3 5 (3.09%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.62%) JSON
4 1 (0.62%) Node.js
4 1 (0.62%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.62%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.96%) Management Information System
2 16 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (8.64%) Cyber Attack
4 11 (6.79%) Cyberthreat
4 11 (6.79%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (4.94%) Public Cloud
6 7 (4.32%) PKI
7 6 (3.70%) CESG
7 6 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.85%) BYOD
8 3 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.85%) NHS
9 2 (1.23%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.23%) Fintech
9 2 (1.23%) FMCG
9 2 (1.23%) SCADA
10 1 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.62%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 50 (30.86%) Windows
2 35 (21.60%) Linux
3 29 (17.90%) Unix
4 8 (4.94%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.85%) Kali Linux
6 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.23%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.23%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.62%) Solaris
7 1 (0.62%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (41.36%) Information Security
2 41 (25.31%) Vulnerability Management
3 40 (24.69%) Security Operations
4 39 (24.07%) Penetration Testing
4 39 (24.07%) SIEM
5 37 (22.84%) Cybersecurity
6 28 (17.28%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 25 (15.43%) Security Testing
8 22 (13.58%) Security Monitoring
9 21 (12.96%) ITIL
9 21 (12.96%) Patch Management
10 20 (12.35%) Network Monitoring
10 20 (12.35%) OWASP
11 19 (11.73%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (9.26%) DevOps
12 15 (9.26%) Risk Management
13 14 (8.64%) Incident Management
14 13 (8.02%) Compliance Management
15 12 (7.41%) Open Source
16 11 (6.79%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.73%) Python
2 14 (8.64%) Bash Shell
3 9 (5.56%) Java
3 9 (5.56%) Ruby
4 8 (4.94%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.70%) SQL
6 2 (1.23%) C
6 2 (1.23%) Perl
7 1 (0.62%) C++
7 1 (0.62%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 55 (33.95%) CISSP
2 40 (24.69%) Security Cleared
3 30 (18.52%) CISM
4 24 (14.81%) DV Cleared
5 23 (14.20%) CEH
5 23 (14.20%) SSCP
6 19 (11.73%) SC Cleared
7 16 (9.88%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (8.02%) CASP
9 12 (7.41%) CREST Certified
9 12 (7.41%) CRISC
9 12 (7.41%) SANS
10 11 (6.79%) Degree
11 10 (6.17%) CCSP
11 10 (6.17%) MCSE
11 10 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (4.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 6 (3.70%) CCNP
13 6 (3.70%) GCIA
14 5 (3.09%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (16.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (7.41%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (3.09%) RMADS
5 4 (2.47%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (1.85%) COBIT
6 3 (1.85%) Data Quality
7 2 (1.23%) GDPR
7 2 (1.23%) QA
8 1 (0.62%) CESG Infosec
System Software
1 12 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.23%) Snort
4 1 (0.62%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (16.67%) Nessus
2 14 (8.64%) Nexpose
3 12 (7.41%) Terraform
4 11 (6.79%) QRadar
5 10 (6.17%) Nmap
6 7 (4.32%) Ansible
6 7 (4.32%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (4.32%) Packer
7 6 (3.70%) logstash
8 5 (3.09%) OSSEC
8 5 (3.09%) Puppet
9 3 (1.85%) Nagios
9 3 (1.85%) SCOM
10 2 (1.23%) AirWatch
10 2 (1.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (1.23%) Kibana
10 2 (1.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (1.23%) SCCM
10 2 (1.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (1.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (22.22%) Qualys
2 26 (16.05%) Splunk
3 24 (14.81%) Cisco
4 22 (13.58%) McAfee
5 19 (11.73%) F5
6 18 (11.11%) ArcSight
7 15 (9.26%) Symantec
8 14 (8.64%) LogRhythm
9 13 (8.02%) Intel
9 13 (8.02%) Microsoft
10 12 (7.41%) Apple
10 12 (7.41%) CheckPoint
11 11 (6.79%) AlienVault
11 11 (6.79%) Juniper
11 11 (6.79%) ServiceNow
11 11 (6.79%) Sourcefire
12 9 (5.56%) Remedy
13 8 (4.94%) Blue Coat
14 7 (4.32%) FireEye
14 7 (4.32%) Palo Alto