Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 763 704 674
Rank change year-on-year -59 -30 +33
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 96 163 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.20% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 114 157
England median daily rate £438 £450 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -4.26% -3.09%
10th Percentile £358 £313 £349
90th Percentile £743 £579 £595
UK median daily rate £438 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -2.78% - -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
England median hourly rate £50.00 - £35.00
10th Percentile £47.50 - £32.50
90th Percentile £52.50 - £37.50
UK median hourly rate £50.00 - £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 82,398 81,398 83,867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.37% 85.93% 85.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,200 54,626 55,738
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £644 £638 £608
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,120 1,938 2,249
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.11 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.79% +1.19% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.11 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.79% +2.70% +2.27%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -49 44 £438 -2.78% 27
South East -3 17 £475 +5.56% 15
North of England -23 16 £450 +5.88% 6
North West -13 14 £450 +5.88% 5
East of England +7 8 £425 -19.05% 3
Midlands -19 5 £408 -14.21% 10
West Midlands -33 5 £408 +1.88% 8
South West -27 4 £375 +9.09% 5
Yorkshire -22 2 £395 -16.84% 1
North East 0 1 £395 +5.33%
Vulnerability Assessment
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 36 (37.50%) Security Operations
2 34 (35.42%) SIEM
2 34 (35.42%) Vulnerability Management
3 30 (31.25%) Firewall
4 29 (30.21%) Cybersecurity
5 28 (29.17%) Security Monitoring
5 28 (29.17%) Windows
6 26 (27.08%) Qualys
7 25 (26.04%) Penetration Testing
8 24 (25.00%) Information Security
9 23 (23.96%) CISSP
10 22 (22.92%) Splunk
11 21 (21.88%) Linux
12 19 (19.79%) Finance
12 19 (19.79%) Security Cleared
12 19 (19.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 18 (18.75%) Threat Intelligence
13 18 (18.75%) Incident Management
13 18 (18.75%) Management Information System
14 15 (15.63%) Nessus
14 15 (15.63%) TCP/IP
15 14 (14.58%) Microsoft
15 14 (14.58%) Active Directory
16 13 (13.54%) Python
16 13 (13.54%) Risk Management
17 12 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 12 (12.50%) SC Cleared
18 11 (11.46%) Ruby
18 11 (11.46%) Digital Forensics
18 11 (11.46%) Bash Shell

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 (4.17%) Confluence
1 4 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.08%) CMS
2 2 (2.08%) K2 blackpearl
2 2 (2.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.04%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.08%) SPSS
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.08%) Akamai
3 2 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.08%) Azure Data Factory
3 2 (2.08%) Azure Machine Learning
3 2 (2.08%) IaaS
3 2 (2.08%) Mimecast
3 2 (2.08%) Office 365
3 2 (2.08%) PaaS
3 2 (2.08%) SaaS
4 1 (1.04%) GitHub
4 1 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 30 (31.25%) Firewall
2 15 (15.63%) TCP/IP
3 11 (11.46%) Wireless
4 7 (7.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (7.29%) VPN
5 6 (6.25%) BGP
5 6 (6.25%) MPLS
5 6 (6.25%) OSPF
6 5 (5.21%) DNS
7 4 (4.17%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (4.17%) FTP
8 3 (3.13%) DHCP
8 3 (3.13%) IPsec
8 3 (3.13%) Network Security
8 3 (3.13%) SMTP
9 2 (2.08%) 4G
9 2 (2.08%) LAN
9 2 (2.08%) Sourcefire
9 2 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.17%) Hadoop
1 4 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (2.08%) Big Data
2 2 (2.08%) Cloudera CDH
2 2 (2.08%) Couchbase
2 2 (2.08%) Data Lake
2 2 (2.08%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.08%) MySQL
2 2 (2.08%) Neo4j
2 2 (2.08%) Pentaho
2 2 (2.08%) Power BI
2 2 (2.08%) Spotfire
2 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.21%) Metasploit
2 4 (4.17%) JIRA
3 3 (3.13%) AppScan
4 2 (2.08%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.08%) Subversion
5 1 (1.04%) Burp Suite
5 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (19.79%) Finance
2 9 (9.38%) Banking
3 6 (6.25%) Retail
3 6 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.17%) Legal
5 2 (2.08%) International Banking
5 2 (2.08%) Law
6 1 (1.04%) Military
Job Titles
1 55 (57.29%) Analyst
2 48 (50.00%) Security Analyst
3 16 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
3 16 (16.67%) Security Operations Analyst
4 13 (13.54%) IT Analyst
5 12 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
6 10 (10.42%) SOC Analyst
7 8 (8.33%) Incident Analyst
7 8 (8.33%) Security Incident Analyst
7 8 (8.33%) Vulnerability Analyst
8 7 (7.29%) Architect
9 6 (6.25%) Consultant
9 6 (6.25%) Security Consultant
9 6 (6.25%) Splunk Analyst
10 4 (4.17%) Banking Analyst
10 4 (4.17%) GDPR Consultant
10 4 (4.17%) Information Analyst
10 4 (4.17%) Security Architect
11 3 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 3 (3.13%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.25%) Web Services
2 4 (4.17%) .NET
2 4 (4.17%) D3.js
3 3 (3.13%) SAML
4 2 (2.08%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.08%) CSS
4 2 (2.08%) Highcharts JS
4 2 (2.08%) HTML
4 2 (2.08%) JSON
4 2 (2.08%) OAuth
4 2 (2.08%) OpenID
4 2 (2.08%) React
4 2 (2.08%) REST
4 2 (2.08%) Semantic HTML
5 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.04%) COM
5 1 (1.04%) LDAP
5 1 (1.04%) ODBC
5 1 (1.04%) Regular Expression
5 1 (1.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 8 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
3 7 (7.29%) PKI
4 6 (6.25%) Data Centre
5 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.17%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (4.17%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.08%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.08%) PMI
7 2 (2.08%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.08%) Smart Home
7 2 (2.08%) User Experience
8 1 (1.04%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (1.04%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 28 (29.17%) Windows
2 21 (21.88%) Linux
3 10 (10.42%) Unix
4 7 (7.29%) Windows Server
5 6 (6.25%) Solaris
6 4 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.08%) Android
8 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.08%) CentOS
9 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (37.50%) Security Operations
2 34 (35.42%) SIEM
2 34 (35.42%) Vulnerability Management
3 29 (30.21%) Cybersecurity
4 28 (29.17%) Security Monitoring
5 25 (26.04%) Penetration Testing
6 24 (25.00%) Information Security
7 19 (19.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 18 (18.75%) Incident Management
8 18 (18.75%) Threat Intelligence
9 13 (13.54%) Risk Management
10 11 (11.46%) Digital Forensics
10 11 (11.46%) SDLC
11 10 (10.42%) Business Continuity
12 9 (9.38%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 9 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (8.33%) Data Protection
13 8 (8.33%) Malware Analysis
13 8 (8.33%) Network Management
14 7 (7.29%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.54%) Python
2 11 (11.46%) Bash Shell
2 11 (11.46%) Perl
2 11 (11.46%) Ruby
3 8 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 6 (6.25%) C
4 6 (6.25%) SQL
5 5 (5.21%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.13%) Java
7 2 (2.08%) C++
7 2 (2.08%) PHP
7 2 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (23.96%) CISSP
2 19 (19.79%) Security Cleared
3 12 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 10 (10.42%) DV Cleared
5 7 (7.29%) Degree
6 5 (5.21%) CISA
6 5 (5.21%) CISM
7 4 (4.17%) BC Cleared
7 4 (4.17%) CEH
7 4 (4.17%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 3 (3.13%) CCNP
8 3 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (3.13%) GIAC
9 2 (2.08%) AWS Certification
9 2 (2.08%) CREST Certified
9 2 (2.08%) GCED
9 2 (2.08%) GCIA
9 2 (2.08%) GSEC
9 2 (2.08%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.04%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (7.29%) GDPR
3 6 (6.25%) PCI DSS
4 5 (5.21%) COBIT
5 2 (2.08%) COSO
5 2 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.04%) JSP 440
6 1 (1.04%) RMADS
6 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (14.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.17%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.08%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.08%) vSphere
5 1 (1.04%) Docker
5 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (15.63%) Nessus
2 8 (8.33%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 7 (7.29%) CSIRT
4 5 (5.21%) QRadar
5 4 (4.17%) Ansible
5 4 (4.17%) HP Fortify
5 4 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (4.17%) SCCM
6 3 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (3.13%) Puppet
6 3 (3.13%) WSUS
7 2 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (2.08%) Salt
7 2 (2.08%) Suricata
7 2 (2.08%) TrustSec
8 1 (1.04%) Nmap
8 1 (1.04%) RSA enVision
8 1 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.04%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 26 (27.08%) Qualys
2 22 (22.92%) Splunk
3 14 (14.58%) Microsoft
4 9 (9.38%) Cisco
4 9 (9.38%) VMware
5 8 (8.33%) ArcSight
6 7 (7.29%) Citrix
6 7 (7.29%) McAfee
6 7 (7.29%) Remedy
7 4 (4.17%) Sophos
8 3 (3.13%) Adobe
8 3 (3.13%) CheckPoint
8 3 (3.13%) Forcepoint
8 3 (3.13%) IBM
9 2 (2.08%) Coverity
9 2 (2.08%) F5
9 2 (2.08%) IronPort
9 2 (2.08%) Omniture
9 2 (2.08%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.08%) Tableau