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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Vulnerability Assessment
UK / England
Rank 487 550 543
Rank change year-on-year +63 -7  
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 87 63 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 42 33
Median daily rate £450 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £350 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £610 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £419 £375
% change year-on-year +7.46% +11.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +122.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +122.22%  

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 34360 40698 38684
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.28% 82.96% 80.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 22779 27017 24364
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 862 1001 1130
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £48.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 +40 43 £450 -5.26% 13
South East +31 17 £440 -26.66% 11
North West +42 16 £450 +28.57% 2
Yorkshire +14 4 £450 +12.50%
West Midlands - 3 £450 - 2
Midlands +9 2 - -
East of England -3 2 £550 +31.73% 2
Vulnerability Assessment
UK

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 97 (53.89%) Information Security
2 95 (52.78%) Windows
3 86 (47.78%) Unix
4 78 (43.33%) Firewall
5 73 (40.56%) Security Cleared
6 63 (35.00%) CISSP
7 56 (31.11%) VPN
8 54 (30.00%) Splunk
8 54 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
9 53 (29.44%) Vulnerability Management
10 52 (28.89%) Linux
11 51 (28.33%) TCP/IP
12 50 (27.78%) Penetration Testing
12 50 (27.78%) Security Operations
13 48 (26.67%) SC Cleared
14 47 (26.11%) SANS
15 46 (25.56%) Risk Management
16 45 (25.00%) WAN
16 45 (25.00%) LAN
17 43 (23.89%) Management Information System
18 40 (22.22%) Network Security
18 40 (22.22%) OSCP
18 40 (22.22%) Security Testing
18 40 (22.22%) Security Monitoring
19 39 (21.67%) CREST Certified
20 38 (21.11%) Patch Management
20 38 (21.11%) Incident Management
20 38 (21.11%) VoIP
21 37 (20.56%) CEH
21 37 (20.56%) LogRhythm

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related 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 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.11%) Apache
2 2 (1.11%) IIS
2 2 (1.11%) Jetty
2 2 (1.11%) Mongrel
2 2 (1.11%) nginx
2 2 (1.11%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.11%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (3.33%) MS Office
2 5 (2.78%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.22%) MS Project
3 4 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.22%) Amazon S3
3 4 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (2.22%) CloudFront
3 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (1.67%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (1.67%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (1.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 3 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.67%) Route 53
5 2 (1.11%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.11%) IaaS
5 2 (1.11%) PaaS
5 2 (1.11%) SaaS
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.56%) G Suite
6 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 78 (43.33%) Firewall
2 56 (31.11%) VPN
3 51 (28.33%) TCP/IP
4 45 (25.00%) LAN
4 45 (25.00%) WAN
5 40 (22.22%) Network Security
6 38 (21.11%) VoIP
7 34 (18.89%) Intrusion Detection
8 22 (12.22%) Wireless
9 19 (10.56%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (10.56%) Internet
10 18 (10.00%) SSL
11 8 (4.44%) HTTP
11 8 (4.44%) IPsec
11 8 (4.44%) WLAN
12 7 (3.89%) DHCP
12 7 (3.89%) DNS
13 5 (2.78%) BGP
13 5 (2.78%) EIGRP
13 5 (2.78%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.56%) Redis
2 4 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (1.11%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.11%) MySQL
4 2 (1.11%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (1.67%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.11%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.11%) Travis CI
General
1 30 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (3.89%) Legal
3 6 (3.33%) Banking
3 6 (3.33%) Retail
4 3 (1.67%) Military
5 2 (1.11%) Automotive
5 2 (1.11%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.11%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (28.89%) Analyst
2 42 (23.33%) Security Analyst
3 26 (14.44%) Security Specialist
4 24 (13.33%) Consultant
5 22 (12.22%) Security Consultant
6 15 (8.33%) Security Engineer
6 15 (8.33%) SOC Analyst
7 14 (7.78%) Penetration Tester
7 14 (7.78%) Technical Specialist
7 14 (7.78%) Tester
8 13 (7.22%) Security Officer
9 12 (6.67%) Vulnerability Analyst
10 11 (6.11%) Information Security Specialist
10 11 (6.11%) Information Specialist
11 8 (4.44%) Architect
11 8 (4.44%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 8 (4.44%) Information Security Officer
11 8 (4.44%) IT Consultant
11 8 (4.44%) IT Security Consultant
11 8 (4.44%) SIEM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (5.56%) 802.1X
3 8 (4.44%) Web Services
4 7 (3.89%) RESTful
5 2 (1.11%) .NET
5 2 (1.11%) J2EE
5 2 (1.11%) Servlets
6 1 (0.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (23.89%) Management Information System
2 24 (13.33%) Cyber Attack
3 20 (11.11%) Security Operations Centre
4 9 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.33%) Cyber Defence
5 6 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (3.33%) Reference Data
6 5 (2.78%) CESG
7 4 (2.22%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.22%) PKI
8 3 (1.67%) Cybercrime
8 3 (1.67%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.11%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.56%) RIA
10 1 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 95 (52.78%) Windows
2 86 (47.78%) Unix
3 52 (28.89%) Linux
4 7 (3.89%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.67%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.56%) CentOS
6 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (53.89%) Information Security
2 54 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
3 53 (29.44%) Vulnerability Management
4 50 (27.78%) Penetration Testing
4 50 (27.78%) Security Operations
5 46 (25.56%) Risk Management
6 40 (22.22%) Security Monitoring
6 40 (22.22%) Security Testing
7 38 (21.11%) Incident Management
7 38 (21.11%) Patch Management
8 35 (19.44%) SIEM
9 29 (16.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 27 (15.00%) Network Monitoring
11 22 (12.22%) Protective Monitoring
12 21 (11.67%) Case Management
12 21 (11.67%) Open Source
13 16 (8.89%) Risk Assessment
14 15 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
15 14 (7.78%) ITIL
16 13 (7.22%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.67%) Python
2 4 (2.22%) Perl
2 4 (2.22%) Ruby
2 4 (2.22%) SQL
3 2 (1.11%) Java
4 1 (0.56%) C
4 1 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 73 (40.56%) Security Cleared
2 63 (35.00%) CISSP
3 48 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 47 (26.11%) SANS
5 40 (22.22%) OSCP
6 39 (21.67%) CREST Certified
7 37 (20.56%) CEH
8 36 (20.00%) DV Cleared
9 32 (17.78%) SSCP
10 15 (8.33%) CISM
11 14 (7.78%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (5.56%) Degree
13 7 (3.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 7 (3.89%) CCSP
14 6 (3.33%) GIAC
15 4 (2.22%) CCIE
15 4 (2.22%) CCNP
16 3 (1.67%) CHECK Team Leader
16 3 (1.67%) CISA
16 3 (1.67%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.78%) PCI DSS
2 17 (9.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.78%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 2 (1.11%) PA-DSS
5 1 (0.56%) COBIT
5 1 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.78%) Snort
2 4 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.67%) Xen
4 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 35 (19.44%) QRadar
2 20 (11.11%) Nexpose
3 18 (10.00%) Nessus
4 10 (5.56%) Kibana
4 10 (5.56%) logstash
4 10 (5.56%) Nmap
5 7 (3.89%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (2.78%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 4 (2.22%) CSIRT
7 4 (2.22%) Puppet
7 4 (2.22%) RSA enVision
8 3 (1.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.11%) Ansible
9 2 (1.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.56%) Nagios
10 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 54 (30.00%) Splunk
2 37 (20.56%) LogRhythm
3 36 (20.00%) Apple
4 28 (15.56%) Intel Security
5 25 (13.89%) ArcSight
6 21 (11.67%) IBM
6 21 (11.67%) Sourcefire
6 21 (11.67%) Symantec
7 20 (11.11%) Cisco
7 20 (11.11%) Qualys
8 17 (9.44%) Rapid7
9 15 (8.33%) Dell
9 15 (8.33%) Juniper
10 14 (7.78%) F5
11 11 (6.11%) Microsoft
11 11 (6.11%) VMware
12 10 (5.56%) Blue Coat
12 10 (5.56%) CheckPoint
12 10 (5.56%) Intel
12 10 (5.56%) TippingPoint
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