Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 670 626 655
Rank change year-on-year -44 +29 +92
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 166 194 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.26% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 167 150
England median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% -
10th Percentile £313 £357 £325
90th Percentile £675 £597 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
England median hourly rate - £35.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.00% +122.22%
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year - -30.00% +122.22%

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 78,316 74,762 82,274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.79% 84.04% 83.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,769 49,838 54,304
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
10th Percentile £295 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £603
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,873 2,056 2,436
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +6.38% +17.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.39 £11.48
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.97 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.23
% change year-on-year -4.00% +3.18% +21.15%

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

Vulnerability Assessment
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment in England over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Vulnerability Assessment in England

Vulnerability Assessment
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 17 February 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 -11 102 £474 -0.26% 17
North of England 0 26 £515 +14.44% 6
North West -12 20 £530 +17.78% 3
South East -35 15 £600 +33.33% 6
Midlands +10 13 £475 +5.56% 5
East of England -17 10 £425 -27.66% 7
East Midlands +4 8 £475 +5.56% 3
Yorkshire +4 6 £400 -11.11% 3
West Midlands +7 5 £400 -11.11% 2
Vulnerability Assessment
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 70 (42.17%) Firewall
2 69 (41.57%) Information Security
3 59 (35.54%) CISSP
3 59 (35.54%) Penetration Testing
4 54 (32.53%) Windows
5 53 (31.93%) Cybersecurity
6 48 (28.92%) Security Operations
7 46 (27.71%) Vulnerability Management
8 45 (27.11%) Linux
9 40 (24.10%) SIEM
10 38 (22.89%) Security Testing
11 37 (22.29%) CISM
12 34 (20.48%) Management Information System
13 33 (19.88%) Python
13 33 (19.88%) Qualys
14 30 (18.07%) OWASP
14 30 (18.07%) Intrusion Detection
15 29 (17.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 29 (17.47%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 26 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
17 24 (14.46%) Nessus
18 23 (13.86%) Active Directory
18 23 (13.86%) Bash Shell
19 22 (13.25%) Amazon AWS
19 22 (13.25%) ITIL
19 22 (13.25%) Risk Management
19 22 (13.25%) Incident Management
19 22 (13.25%) Data Protection
20 21 (12.65%) Cisco Certification
21 20 (12.05%) DevOps

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 4 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.81%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (13.25%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (11.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.01%) GitHub
4 3 (1.81%) IaaS
4 3 (1.81%) PaaS
4 3 (1.81%) SaaS
5 2 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 70 (42.17%) Firewall
2 30 (18.07%) Intrusion Detection
3 17 (10.24%) Network Security
4 12 (7.23%) TCP/IP
5 10 (6.02%) VPN
6 9 (5.42%) Wireless
7 7 (4.22%) FTP
8 6 (3.61%) Intranet
8 6 (3.61%) SSL
8 6 (3.61%) VoIP
8 6 (3.61%) WAN
9 5 (3.01%) IPsec
9 5 (3.01%) LAN
10 4 (2.41%) 3GPP
10 4 (2.41%) Internet
10 4 (2.41%) MPLS
11 3 (1.81%) BGP
11 3 (1.81%) Cisco ISE
11 3 (1.81%) OSPF
11 3 (1.81%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.01%) MongoDB
2 4 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.81%) Power BI
4 2 (1.20%) MySQL
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.20%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.60%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (4.22%) Burp Suite
2 5 (3.01%) Metasploit
General
1 17 (10.24%) Finance
2 14 (8.43%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.63%) Legal
4 6 (3.61%) Banking
5 5 (3.01%) International Banking
6 4 (2.41%) Retail
7 1 (0.60%) French Language
Job Titles
1 64 (38.55%) Analyst
2 59 (35.54%) Security Analyst
3 21 (12.65%) Architect
4 18 (10.84%) Application Security Analyst
5 16 (9.64%) IT Analyst
5 16 (9.64%) IT Security Analyst
6 15 (9.04%) Consultant
6 15 (9.04%) Security Consultant
6 15 (9.04%) Security Engineer
7 13 (7.83%) Operations Analyst
7 13 (7.83%) Security Architect
7 13 (7.83%) Security Operations Analyst
8 10 (6.02%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (5.42%) Senior Security Analyst
10 7 (4.22%) Developer
10 7 (4.22%) Network Architect
10 7 (4.22%) Network Engineer
10 7 (4.22%) Penetration Tester
10 7 (4.22%) Security Manager
10 7 (4.22%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.22%) SAML
2 6 (3.61%) JSON
2 6 (3.61%) Node.js
3 5 (3.01%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (2.41%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (2.41%) Web Services
5 3 (1.81%) .NET
5 3 (1.81%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.60%) CSS
6 1 (0.60%) LDAP
6 1 (0.60%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 34 (20.48%) Management Information System
2 26 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.83%) Cyberthreat
4 11 (6.63%) CESG
4 11 (6.63%) Cyberattack
5 10 (6.02%) Public Cloud
6 7 (4.22%) PKI
7 5 (3.01%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (3.01%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.41%) NHS
9 3 (1.81%) BYOD
9 3 (1.81%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.81%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.81%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.81%) SCADA
10 2 (1.20%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 54 (32.53%) Windows
2 45 (27.11%) Linux
3 14 (8.43%) Unix
4 10 (6.02%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.41%) Kali Linux
7 4 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.20%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.20%) Solaris
9 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.60%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (41.57%) Information Security
2 59 (35.54%) Penetration Testing
3 53 (31.93%) Cybersecurity
4 48 (28.92%) Security Operations
5 46 (27.71%) Vulnerability Management
6 40 (24.10%) SIEM
7 38 (22.89%) Security Testing
8 30 (18.07%) OWASP
9 29 (17.47%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 22 (13.25%) Data Protection
10 22 (13.25%) Incident Management
10 22 (13.25%) ITIL
10 22 (13.25%) Risk Management
11 20 (12.05%) DevOps
11 20 (12.05%) Security Monitoring
12 19 (11.45%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (10.24%) Open Source
13 17 (10.24%) Security Management
14 16 (9.64%) Security Architecture
15 15 (9.04%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (19.88%) Python
2 23 (13.86%) Bash Shell
3 17 (10.24%) Java
3 17 (10.24%) PowerShell
3 17 (10.24%) Ruby
4 10 (6.02%) SQL
5 6 (3.61%) COBOL
6 5 (3.01%) Perl
7 4 (2.41%) C
7 4 (2.41%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.81%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.60%) C++
Qualifications
1 59 (35.54%) CISSP
2 37 (22.29%) CISM
3 21 (12.65%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (11.45%) CEH
4 19 (11.45%) Security Cleared
5 15 (9.04%) Degree
6 14 (8.43%) CRISC
6 14 (8.43%) GIAC
7 12 (7.23%) CCSP
7 12 (7.23%) SSCP
8 11 (6.63%) DV Cleared
9 10 (6.02%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 10 (6.02%) CISA
9 10 (6.02%) CREST Certified
9 10 (6.02%) GCIA
9 10 (6.02%) GSEC
9 10 (6.02%) SC Cleared
10 9 (5.42%) CASP
10 9 (5.42%) MCSE
10 9 (5.42%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (17.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (9.64%) PCI DSS
3 7 (4.22%) GDPR
4 6 (3.61%) CESG Infosec
4 6 (3.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (2.41%) COBIT
6 3 (1.81%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (1.20%) QA
8 1 (0.60%) NIST 800
System Software
1 23 (13.86%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.41%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.20%) Snort
5 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.60%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (14.46%) Nessus
2 18 (10.84%) Terraform
3 13 (7.83%) Ansible
3 13 (7.83%) Packer
4 10 (6.02%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (4.82%) OSSEC
5 8 (4.82%) WSUS
6 7 (4.22%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (3.61%) IBM BigFix
8 5 (3.01%) Puppet
9 4 (2.41%) CA Single Sign-On
9 4 (2.41%) logstash
10 3 (1.81%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (1.81%) CSIRT
10 3 (1.81%) TrustSec
11 2 (1.20%) AirWatch
11 2 (1.20%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 2 (1.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (1.20%) Nmap
11 2 (1.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 33 (19.88%) Qualys
2 16 (9.64%) Cisco
2 16 (9.64%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.64%) VMware
3 15 (9.04%) Remedy
4 14 (8.43%) Splunk
5 11 (6.63%) F5
5 11 (6.63%) Symantec
6 9 (5.42%) Citrix
7 8 (4.82%) Intel
7 8 (4.82%) McAfee
7 8 (4.82%) Sourcefire
7 8 (4.82%) Trend Micro
7 8 (4.82%) Tripwire
8 7 (4.22%) CheckPoint
9 6 (3.61%) Acunetix
9 6 (3.61%) Mercator
9 6 (3.61%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.41%) AlienVault
10 4 (2.41%) FireEye