Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 19 November 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 > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 186 225
Rank change year-on-year +7 +39 -34
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 20 37 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.54% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.65% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 38 14
North West median daily rate £425 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +38.46% -31.58%
10th Percentile £413 £346 £230
90th Percentile £479 £579 £350
England median daily rate £473 £450 £485
% change year-on-year +5.00% -7.22% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4593 5726 6975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.31% 83.84% 81.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2929 3694 4234
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 166 284
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +67.60%
10th Percentile £11.67 £12.13 £12.40
90th Percentile £51.71 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

Vulnerability Assessment
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Vulnerability Assessment as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Vulnerability Assessment in the North West

Vulnerability Assessment
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Vulnerability Assessment in the North West

Vulnerability Assessment
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Manchester +10 16 £425 -5.56% 1
Cheshire +13 4 £530 +135.56%
Vulnerability Assessment
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 North West region with a requirement for Vulnerability Assessment.

1 17 (85.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 16 (80.00%) Firewall
3 15 (75.00%) Security Monitoring
4 13 (65.00%) Security Operations
5 11 (55.00%) CISSP
5 11 (55.00%) Cyber Attack
6 10 (50.00%) Elastic Stack
6 10 (50.00%) Case Management
6 10 (50.00%) QRadar
6 10 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (50.00%) Patch Management
6 10 (50.00%) Apple
6 10 (50.00%) TCP/IP
6 10 (50.00%) VPN
6 10 (50.00%) Unix
6 10 (50.00%) Windows
6 10 (50.00%) Linux
6 10 (50.00%) LAN
6 10 (50.00%) VoIP
6 10 (50.00%) WAN
6 10 (50.00%) Splunk
7 9 (45.00%) SSCP
7 9 (45.00%) SANS
8 8 (40.00%) Nexpose
8 8 (40.00%) Data Analytics
8 8 (40.00%) Analytics
8 8 (40.00%) Intel
8 8 (40.00%) McAfee
8 8 (40.00%) ArcSight
8 8 (40.00%) Information Security

Vulnerability Assessment
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 16 (80.00%) Firewall
2 10 (50.00%) LAN
2 10 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 10 (50.00%) VoIP
2 10 (50.00%) VPN
2 10 (50.00%) WAN
3 1 (5.00%) FTP
3 1 (5.00%) Intranet
3 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Redis
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Analyst
1 13 (65.00%) Security Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Operations Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Security Operations Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Applications Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Security Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Security Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Splunk Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Monitoring Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Protective Monitoring Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Security Monitoring Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) SOC Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (5.00%) JSON
2 1 (5.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Cyber Attack
2 5 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) CESG
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Linux
1 10 (50.00%) Unix
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 15 (75.00%) Security Monitoring
3 13 (65.00%) Security Operations
4 10 (50.00%) Case Management
4 10 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (50.00%) Patch Management
5 8 (40.00%) Analytics
5 8 (40.00%) Data Analytics
5 8 (40.00%) Information Security
6 7 (35.00%) Threat Intelligence
7 6 (30.00%) Open Source
8 4 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Security Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Dynamic Code Analysis
9 3 (15.00%) OWASP
9 3 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (15.00%) Static Code Analysis
10 2 (10.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) COBOL
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) CISSP
2 9 (45.00%) SANS
2 9 (45.00%) SSCP
3 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (10.00%) GIAC
6 1 (5.00%) CCFP
6 1 (5.00%) CISM
6 1 (5.00%) GCED
6 1 (5.00%) GCFA
6 1 (5.00%) GCIA
6 1 (5.00%) GCIH
6 1 (5.00%) GREM
6 1 (5.00%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) CESG Infosec
1 1 (5.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) QRadar
2 8 (40.00%) Nessus
2 8 (40.00%) Nexpose
2 8 (40.00%) Nmap
3 2 (10.00%) Kibana
3 2 (10.00%) logstash
4 1 (5.00%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Apple
1 10 (50.00%) Splunk
2 8 (40.00%) ArcSight
2 8 (40.00%) Intel
2 8 (40.00%) McAfee
2 8 (40.00%) Qualys
3 7 (35.00%) ServiceNow
3 7 (35.00%) Snow
4 6 (30.00%) AlienVault
5 2 (10.00%) IBM
5 2 (10.00%) LogRhythm
5 2 (10.00%) NetWitness