Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 755 648 684
Rank change year-on-year -107 +36 +34
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 108 147 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.21% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 115 106
England median daily rate £475 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £325 £359 £351
90th Percentile £740 £588 £638
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +8.33% -10.00% +29.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £50.00
UK median hourly rate - - £50.00

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 79,041 70,667 81,704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.87% 84.78% 84.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,457 46,633 54,405
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,083 1,889 2,106
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +8.75%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.49 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.25 £50.13
UK median hourly rate £21.78 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.88% - +19.05%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -66 60 £525 +10.53% 15
North of England -14 23 £468 +3.89% 5
North West -23 18 £483 +7.22% 5
South East -42 13 £475 +17.28% 8
East of England -3 6 £425 -19.05% 3
Yorkshire -8 5 £385 -14.44%
Midlands -18 5 £400 -11.11% 2
West Midlands -25 3 £400 -8.83% 1
East Midlands +1 2 £550 +22.22% 1
South West +7 1 - - 4
Vulnerability Assessment
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 50 (46.30%) Firewall
2 49 (45.37%) Information Security
3 46 (42.59%) Cybersecurity
4 39 (36.11%) CISSP
5 34 (31.48%) Security Operations
6 33 (30.56%) Vulnerability Management
7 32 (29.63%) SIEM
7 32 (29.63%) Windows
8 31 (28.70%) Penetration Testing
9 29 (26.85%) Management Information System
10 26 (24.07%) CISM
10 26 (24.07%) Linux
11 23 (21.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 21 (19.44%) Security Testing
12 21 (19.44%) Risk Management
13 20 (18.52%) Active Directory
13 20 (18.52%) Intrusion Detection
13 20 (18.52%) Security Monitoring
14 18 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 18 (16.67%) Finance
15 17 (15.74%) Qualys
15 17 (15.74%) Data Protection
15 17 (15.74%) Threat Intelligence
16 16 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (13.89%) PCI DSS
17 15 (13.89%) Python
18 14 (12.96%) VMware
18 14 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
18 14 (12.96%) Incident Management
19 13 (12.04%) Nessus

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 5 (4.63%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.78%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (10.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.85%) Office 365
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.93%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.93%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.93%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 50 (46.30%) Firewall
2 20 (18.52%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (8.33%) Network Security
3 9 (8.33%) Wireless
4 8 (7.41%) VPN
5 7 (6.48%) IPsec
6 6 (5.56%) TCP/IP
6 6 (5.56%) WAN
7 5 (4.63%) FTP
7 5 (4.63%) Intranet
7 5 (4.63%) LAN
7 5 (4.63%) VoIP
8 4 (3.70%) 3GPP
8 4 (3.70%) Internet
8 4 (3.70%) MPLS
9 3 (2.78%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (2.78%) Cisco Wireless
9 3 (2.78%) DMZ
9 3 (2.78%) Sourcefire
9 3 (2.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.93%) Big Data
2 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.93%) AppScan
2 1 (0.93%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.93%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 18 (16.67%) Finance
2 12 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 9 (8.33%) Banking
4 5 (4.63%) International Banking
5 4 (3.70%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Digital Economy
6 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (34.26%) Analyst
2 35 (32.41%) Security Analyst
3 13 (12.04%) Operations Analyst
3 13 (12.04%) Security Operations Analyst
4 12 (11.11%) Consultant
5 11 (10.19%) Security Consultant
6 10 (9.26%) Architect
6 10 (9.26%) Security Engineer
7 9 (8.33%) IT Analyst
7 9 (8.33%) IT Security Analyst
7 9 (8.33%) Security Architect
7 9 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (8.33%) Senior Security Analyst
8 7 (6.48%) Security Manager
9 6 (5.56%) Application Security Analyst
9 6 (5.56%) Network Engineer
10 5 (4.63%) Incident Analyst
10 5 (4.63%) Security Incident Analyst
11 4 (3.70%) Engineering Specialist
11 4 (3.70%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.48%) SAML
2 5 (4.63%) JSON
2 5 (4.63%) Node.js
2 5 (4.63%) Web Services
3 3 (2.78%) .NET
4 2 (1.85%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.85%) CSS
5 1 (0.93%) HTML
5 1 (0.93%) jQuery
5 1 (0.93%) MooTools
Miscellaneous
1 29 (26.85%) Management Information System
2 16 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.48%) Cyberattack
4 5 (4.63%) CESG
4 5 (4.63%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.63%) PKI
5 4 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.70%) NHS
6 3 (2.78%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.78%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.78%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.85%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.85%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.93%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.93%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.93%) SCADA
8 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (29.63%) Windows
2 26 (24.07%) Linux
3 7 (6.48%) Unix
3 7 (6.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 6 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.93%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.93%) Solaris
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (45.37%) Information Security
2 46 (42.59%) Cybersecurity
3 34 (31.48%) Security Operations
4 33 (30.56%) Vulnerability Management
5 32 (29.63%) SIEM
6 31 (28.70%) Penetration Testing
7 21 (19.44%) Risk Management
7 21 (19.44%) Security Testing
8 20 (18.52%) Security Monitoring
9 18 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 17 (15.74%) Data Protection
10 17 (15.74%) Threat Intelligence
11 14 (12.96%) Incident Management
12 13 (12.04%) Digital Forensics
13 12 (11.11%) Remediation Plan
14 11 (10.19%) Decision-Making
14 11 (10.19%) OWASP
14 11 (10.19%) Project Management
14 11 (10.19%) Security Management
15 10 (9.26%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.89%) Python
2 11 (10.19%) PowerShell
3 9 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 8 (7.41%) Java
4 8 (7.41%) Ruby
5 6 (5.56%) SQL
6 5 (4.63%) C
6 5 (4.63%) COBOL
6 5 (4.63%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.70%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.78%) Perl
9 1 (0.93%) C++
9 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (36.11%) CISSP
2 26 (24.07%) CISM
3 13 (12.04%) Security Cleared
4 11 (10.19%) Degree
5 10 (9.26%) CISA
5 10 (9.26%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (9.26%) GIAC
6 9 (8.33%) DV Cleared
7 7 (6.48%) CCNP
7 7 (6.48%) GCIA
8 6 (5.56%) GCED
8 6 (5.56%) GCFA
8 6 (5.56%) GCIH
8 6 (5.56%) GREM
8 6 (5.56%) GSEC
8 6 (5.56%) SANS
9 5 (4.63%) CRISC
10 4 (3.70%) CEH
10 4 (3.70%) SC Cleared
11 3 (2.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (21.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (13.89%) PCI DSS
3 9 (8.33%) GDPR
4 6 (5.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (4.63%) CESG Infosec
6 3 (2.78%) COBIT
6 3 (2.78%) NIST 800
7 2 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 20 (18.52%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.63%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (12.04%) Nessus
2 8 (7.41%) WSUS
3 7 (6.48%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (5.56%) Ansible
4 6 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (5.56%) Packer
4 6 (5.56%) Terraform
5 5 (4.63%) IBM BigFix
6 4 (3.70%) CA Single Sign-On
6 4 (3.70%) CSIRT
7 3 (2.78%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (2.78%) OSSEC
7 3 (2.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (2.78%) TrustSec
8 2 (1.85%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 2 (1.85%) Nagios
8 2 (1.85%) QRadar
8 2 (1.85%) SCOM
9 1 (0.93%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.93%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 17 (15.74%) Qualys
2 14 (12.96%) VMware
3 11 (10.19%) Citrix
4 10 (9.26%) Cisco
4 10 (9.26%) Microsoft
5 6 (5.56%) Remedy
5 6 (5.56%) Splunk
5 6 (5.56%) Symantec
6 5 (4.63%) Acunetix
7 4 (3.70%) CA
7 4 (3.70%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.78%) F5
8 3 (2.78%) Forcepoint
8 3 (2.78%) HP
8 3 (2.78%) Intel
8 3 (2.78%) McAfee
8 3 (2.78%) Mercator
8 3 (2.78%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.78%) Trend Micro
8 3 (2.78%) Tripwire