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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 519 523 562
Rank change year-on-year +4 +39  
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 63 109 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.26% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 54 33
Median daily rate £475 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +42.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £701 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £350
% change year-on-year +5.55% +28.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 35981 41220 41210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.73% 83.49% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 23640 27663 26906
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 964 1142
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.05 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Vulnerability Assessment
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Vulnerability Assessment as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 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
London +7 32 £475 -9.52% 13
East of England -1 12 £525 +87.50% 2
South East +6 7 £388 -24.01% 6
Yorkshire +16 5 £475 +2.70% 1
North West +10 2 £375 - 2
East Midlands - 2 £450 -
West Midlands +22 1 - - 5
South West +4 1 £488 +36.36% 3
North East - 1 £375 -
Vulnerability Assessment
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 83 (54.97%) Information Security
2 68 (45.03%) Windows
3 63 (41.72%) Firewall
4 57 (37.75%) Security Cleared
5 52 (34.44%) Unix
6 45 (29.80%) CISSP
7 38 (25.17%) SIEM
7 38 (25.17%) Penetration Testing
8 37 (24.50%) Intrusion Detection
8 37 (24.50%) LogRhythm
9 36 (23.84%) DV Cleared
9 36 (23.84%) Management Information System
10 35 (23.18%) Vulnerability Management
11 34 (22.52%) TCP/IP
12 33 (21.85%) Risk Management
12 33 (21.85%) Splunk
13 32 (21.19%) WAN
13 32 (21.19%) LAN
14 31 (20.53%) Linux
14 31 (20.53%) Finance
15 30 (19.87%) Network Monitoring
15 30 (19.87%) Security Operations
16 29 (19.21%) Incident Management
17 28 (18.54%) Network Security
17 28 (18.54%) SANS
18 27 (17.88%) VPN
19 25 (16.56%) SC Cleared
20 24 (15.89%) Security Testing
20 24 (15.89%) Wireless
20 24 (15.89%) Internet

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 (1.99%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.32%) Apache
2 2 (1.32%) IIS
2 2 (1.32%) Jetty
2 2 (1.32%) Mongrel
2 2 (1.32%) nginx
2 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.32%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.66%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.66%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.66%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.96%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.31%) SaaS
4 4 (2.65%) IaaS
4 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.65%) PaaS
5 3 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.32%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.66%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.66%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.66%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.66%) G Suite
7 1 (0.66%) Office 365
7 1 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 63 (41.72%) Firewall
2 37 (24.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 34 (22.52%) TCP/IP
4 32 (21.19%) LAN
4 32 (21.19%) WAN
5 28 (18.54%) Network Security
6 27 (17.88%) VPN
7 24 (15.89%) Internet
7 24 (15.89%) Wireless
8 17 (11.26%) VoIP
9 14 (9.27%) SNMP
10 13 (8.61%) SSL
11 11 (7.28%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (2.65%) DNS
13 3 (1.99%) HTTP
13 3 (1.99%) IPsec
14 2 (1.32%) DHCP
14 2 (1.32%) DMZ
14 2 (1.32%) FTP
15 1 (0.66%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.96%) Redis
2 2 (1.32%) MySQL
3 1 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.32%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.32%) Travis CI
General
1 31 (20.53%) Finance
2 7 (4.64%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.97%) Banking
4 5 (3.31%) Retail
5 3 (1.99%) International Banking
5 3 (1.99%) Legal
5 3 (1.99%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.32%) Electronics
6 2 (1.32%) Marketing
7 1 (0.66%) Automotive
7 1 (0.66%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.66%) Military
7 1 (0.66%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (29.80%) Analyst
2 40 (26.49%) Security Analyst
3 19 (12.58%) Consultant
4 18 (11.92%) Security Specialist
5 16 (10.60%) Architect
6 14 (9.27%) Security Consultant
7 13 (8.61%) Security Architect
8 12 (7.95%) Information Security Specialist
8 12 (7.95%) Information Specialist
9 11 (7.28%) SOC Analyst
10 10 (6.62%) Penetration Tester
10 10 (6.62%) SIEM Analyst
10 10 (6.62%) Tester
10 10 (6.62%) Vulnerability Analyst
11 9 (5.96%) Security Officer
12 8 (5.30%) Security Manager
13 7 (4.64%) Designer
13 7 (4.64%) Senior Analyst
14 6 (3.97%) IT Consultant
14 6 (3.97%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.60%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (6.62%) 802.1X
3 6 (3.97%) Web Services
4 5 (3.31%) RESTful
5 3 (1.99%) .NET
6 2 (1.32%) J2EE
6 2 (1.32%) Servlets
7 1 (0.66%) Middleware
7 1 (0.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (23.84%) Management Information System
2 12 (7.95%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.28%) Cyber Attack
4 10 (6.62%) Security Operations Centre
5 7 (4.64%) PKI
6 6 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.99%) Cybercrime
7 3 (1.99%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.32%) NHS
9 1 (0.66%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.66%) FMCG
9 1 (0.66%) Social Media
9 1 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 68 (45.03%) Windows
2 52 (34.44%) Unix
3 31 (20.53%) Linux
4 10 (6.62%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.32%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.66%) CentOS
6 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.66%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (54.97%) Information Security
2 38 (25.17%) Penetration Testing
2 38 (25.17%) SIEM
3 35 (23.18%) Vulnerability Management
4 33 (21.85%) Risk Management
5 30 (19.87%) Network Monitoring
5 30 (19.87%) Security Operations
6 29 (19.21%) Incident Management
7 24 (15.89%) Cybersecurity
7 24 (15.89%) Security Testing
8 22 (14.57%) Security Monitoring
9 19 (12.58%) Open Source
10 18 (11.92%) Kalman Filter
10 18 (11.92%) Risk Assessment
11 17 (11.26%) ITIL
11 17 (11.26%) Patch Management
12 15 (9.93%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 14 (9.27%) Identity Access Management
14 13 (8.61%) Email Filtering
15 12 (7.95%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.64%) Python
2 4 (2.65%) C
3 3 (1.99%) Java
4 2 (1.32%) Perl
4 2 (1.32%) Ruby
5 1 (0.66%) C#
5 1 (0.66%) C++
5 1 (0.66%) PHP
5 1 (0.66%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.66%) SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (37.75%) Security Cleared
2 45 (29.80%) CISSP
3 36 (23.84%) DV Cleared
4 28 (18.54%) SANS
5 25 (16.56%) SC Cleared
6 23 (15.23%) OSCP
7 21 (13.91%) CEH
7 21 (13.91%) CISM
8 20 (13.25%) CREST Certified
9 17 (11.26%) SSCP
10 13 (8.61%) Degree
11 12 (7.95%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (7.28%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (6.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 10 (6.62%) CCSP
14 5 (3.31%) GCIA
14 5 (3.31%) GCIH
15 3 (1.99%) GIAC
16 2 (1.32%) CASP
16 2 (1.32%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (13.91%) PCI DSS
2 14 (9.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (3.31%) RMADS
4 3 (1.99%) COBIT
4 3 (1.99%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.99%) Web Application Security Consortium
5 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (1.32%) QA
6 1 (0.66%) GDPR
6 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (5.96%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.99%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.99%) Xen
4 2 (1.32%) Snort
5 1 (0.66%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (13.25%) QRadar
2 9 (5.96%) Kibana
2 9 (5.96%) logstash
2 9 (5.96%) Nexpose
3 6 (3.97%) Nessus
4 5 (3.31%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 3 (1.99%) CSIRT
5 3 (1.99%) Puppet
5 3 (1.99%) RSA enVision
6 1 (0.66%) Ansible
6 1 (0.66%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 1 (0.66%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.66%) Nagios
6 1 (0.66%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.66%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (24.50%) LogRhythm
2 33 (21.85%) Splunk
3 19 (12.58%) Rapid7
4 18 (11.92%) ArcSight
5 17 (11.26%) Apple
5 17 (11.26%) IBM
6 15 (9.93%) Dell
7 14 (9.27%) Symantec
8 12 (7.95%) Cisco
9 11 (7.28%) McAfee
9 11 (7.28%) Sourcefire
10 10 (6.62%) F5
10 10 (6.62%) Qualys
11 9 (5.96%) Blue Coat
11 9 (5.96%) FireEye
11 9 (5.96%) GFI Software
11 9 (5.96%) Juniper
11 9 (5.96%) TippingPoint
11 9 (5.96%) VMware
12 8 (5.30%) Microsoft
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