The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 29 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
England > London
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 395 393 424
Rank change year-on-year -2 +31  
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 32 39 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.18% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.21% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 7
London median daily rate £475 £525 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +26.50%  
10th Percentile £394 £454 £275
90th Percentile £725 £648 £530
England median daily rate £475 £500 £368
% change year-on-year -5.00% +36.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 18036 18488 19232
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.76% 85.45% 82.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 50342 52165 48000
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
10th Percentile £333 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £415
% change year-on-year - +8.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 501 397 607
London median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £21.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% -3.18%  
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £46.88 £58.75
England median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.36% +10.00%  

Vulnerability Assessment
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Vulnerability Assessment as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Vulnerability Assessment in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Vulnerability Assessment in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment in London over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Vulnerability Assessment in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Vulnerability Assessment in London

Vulnerability Assessment
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 29 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
City of London -6 6 £450 +9.09% 1
Croydon - 1 £600 -
Vulnerability Assessment
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 London region with a requirement for Vulnerability Assessment.

1 49 (68.06%) Information Security
2 35 (48.61%) Penetration Testing
3 29 (40.28%) Management Information System
4 27 (37.50%) Windows
5 25 (34.72%) Intrusion Detection
6 22 (30.56%) CISSP
7 21 (29.17%) Firewall
8 20 (27.78%) SIEM
9 19 (26.39%) CISM
10 18 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
11 17 (23.61%) Security Monitoring
12 16 (22.22%) Finance
12 16 (22.22%) Risk Management
12 16 (22.22%) Network Security
13 15 (20.83%) PCI DSS
13 15 (20.83%) Dell
14 14 (19.44%) ITIL
14 14 (19.44%) Security Cleared
14 14 (19.44%) Splunk
14 14 (19.44%) Kalman Filter
14 14 (19.44%) Identity Access Management
14 14 (19.44%) Security Operations
15 13 (18.06%) Internet
16 12 (16.67%) Linux
16 12 (16.67%) LogRhythm
16 12 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
17 11 (15.28%) Computer Science
17 11 (15.28%) SANS
17 11 (15.28%) Unix
17 11 (15.28%) Cisco Certification

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Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (6.94%) SaaS
3 4 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.56%) IaaS
3 4 (5.56%) PaaS
4 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (34.72%) Intrusion Detection
2 21 (29.17%) Firewall
3 16 (22.22%) Network Security
4 13 (18.06%) Internet
5 10 (13.89%) Wireless
6 3 (4.17%) LAN
6 3 (4.17%) SNMP
6 3 (4.17%) WAN
7 2 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.78%) DMZ
7 2 (2.78%) DNS
7 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.39%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.39%) SAN
8 1 (1.39%) SSL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (22.22%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Banking
3 4 (5.56%) International Banking
4 3 (4.17%) Legal
5 2 (2.78%) Electronics
5 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.78%) Marketing
5 2 (2.78%) Retail
5 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.39%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (33.33%) Analyst
2 22 (30.56%) Security Analyst
3 11 (15.28%) Architect
4 10 (13.89%) Vulnerability Analyst
5 9 (12.50%) Security Officer
5 9 (12.50%) SIEM Analyst
6 8 (11.11%) Consultant
6 8 (11.11%) Penetration Tester
6 8 (11.11%) Security Architect
6 8 (11.11%) Tester
7 5 (6.94%) IT Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) IT Security Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Security Manager
8 4 (5.56%) Applications Tester
8 4 (5.56%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (5.56%) Information Officer
8 4 (5.56%) Information Security Officer
8 4 (5.56%) IT Security Officer
8 4 (5.56%) Security Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Senior IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 29 (40.28%) Management Information System
2 11 (15.28%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.33%) PKI
4 4 (5.56%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.78%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (2.78%) Cybercrime
6 2 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.78%) NHS
7 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.39%) FMCG
7 1 (1.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (37.50%) Windows
2 12 (16.67%) Linux
3 11 (15.28%) Unix
4 10 (13.89%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.78%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (68.06%) Information Security
2 35 (48.61%) Penetration Testing
3 20 (27.78%) SIEM
4 18 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
5 17 (23.61%) Security Monitoring
6 16 (22.22%) Risk Management
7 14 (19.44%) Identity Access Management
7 14 (19.44%) ITIL
7 14 (19.44%) Kalman Filter
7 14 (19.44%) Security Operations
8 12 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
9 10 (13.89%) Email Filtering
9 10 (13.89%) Malware Analysis
9 10 (13.89%) Security Management
9 10 (13.89%) Web Filtering
10 9 (12.50%) Incident Management
11 8 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (11.11%) Security Testing
12 7 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (6.94%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.39%) C#
1 1 (1.39%) C++
1 1 (1.39%) Java
1 1 (1.39%) Perl
1 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.39%) Python
1 1 (1.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (30.56%) CISSP
2 19 (26.39%) CISM
3 14 (19.44%) Security Cleared
4 11 (15.28%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (15.28%) Degree
4 11 (15.28%) SANS
5 10 (13.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 10 (13.89%) CCSP
5 10 (13.89%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 7 (9.72%) OSCP
8 6 (8.33%) CEH
9 5 (6.94%) DV Cleared
10 4 (5.56%) CREST Certified
11 2 (2.78%) CASP
11 2 (2.78%) CHECK Team Member
11 2 (2.78%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (2.78%) CRISC
11 2 (2.78%) GIAC
11 2 (2.78%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.83%) PCI DSS
2 11 (15.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (6.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (6.94%) RMADS
4 3 (4.17%) COBIT
4 3 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (2.78%) QA
6 1 (1.39%) GDPR
6 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (1.39%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 6 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.78%) Snort
4 1 (1.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) Nessus
2 2 (2.78%) CSIRT
2 2 (2.78%) QRadar
3 1 (1.39%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (1.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (20.83%) Dell
2 14 (19.44%) Splunk
3 12 (16.67%) LogRhythm
4 10 (13.89%) Qualys
4 10 (13.89%) Rapid7
5 5 (6.94%) Symantec
5 5 (6.94%) VMware
6 4 (5.56%) CheckPoint
7 3 (4.17%) ArcSight
8 2 (2.78%) Bloomberg
8 2 (2.78%) Cisco
8 2 (2.78%) Citrix
8 2 (2.78%) McAfee
8 2 (2.78%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.78%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.78%) SAP
8 2 (2.78%) Sophos
9 1 (1.39%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.39%) Sourcefire
9 1 (1.39%) Tripwire
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