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 3 months to 27 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 / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 146 131
Rank change year-on-year +9 -15  
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 2 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.068% 0.34% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.084% 0.42% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 15
Median daily rate £375 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +11.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £350
% change year-on-year +5.55% +28.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2381 3115 2862
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.85% 82.06% 78.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1410 1960 1689
Median daily rate £410 £415 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +7.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 78 122
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -16.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £56.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Vulnerability Assessment
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 27 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
Manchester +6 2 £375 - 2
Vulnerability Assessment
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 North West region with a requirement for Vulnerability Assessment.

1 18 (100.00%) Firewall
2 17 (94.44%) IBM
2 17 (94.44%) Apple
2 17 (94.44%) Unix
2 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 17 (94.44%) Linux
2 17 (94.44%) LAN
2 17 (94.44%) VoIP
2 17 (94.44%) WAN
2 17 (94.44%) TCP/IP
2 17 (94.44%) VPN
2 17 (94.44%) Patch Management
3 16 (88.89%) Elastic Stack
3 16 (88.89%) QRadar
3 16 (88.89%) Network Monitoring
3 16 (88.89%) LogRhythm
3 16 (88.89%) Splunk
3 16 (88.89%) Vulnerability Management
4 15 (83.33%) SSCP
4 15 (83.33%) CISSP
4 15 (83.33%) SANS
5 14 (77.78%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (61.11%) Open Source
6 11 (61.11%) Information Security
6 11 (61.11%) Security Operations
7 10 (55.56%) SC Cleared
7 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
7 10 (55.56%) SIEM
8 9 (50.00%) Redis
8 9 (50.00%) logstash

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) Apache
1 2 (11.11%) IIS
1 2 (11.11%) Jetty
1 2 (11.11%) Mongrel
1 2 (11.11%) nginx
1 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
1 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (11.11%) Google App Engine
1 2 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (100.00%) Firewall
2 17 (94.44%) LAN
2 17 (94.44%) TCP/IP
2 17 (94.44%) VoIP
2 17 (94.44%) VPN
2 17 (94.44%) WAN
3 4 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (16.67%) Wireless
5 2 (11.11%) DHCP
5 2 (11.11%) DNS
5 2 (11.11%) FTP
5 2 (11.11%) HTTP
5 2 (11.11%) IPsec
5 2 (11.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 2 (11.11%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Security Specialist
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Security Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Security Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Security Specialist
3 3 (16.67%) SOC Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Splunk Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Security Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) NOC Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) SIEM Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) SIEM Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) SOC Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) SOC Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (88.89%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (27.78%) RESTful
2 5 (27.78%) Web Services
3 2 (11.11%) .NET
3 2 (11.11%) J2EE
3 2 (11.11%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Management Information System
2 6 (33.33%) Cyber Attack
3 5 (27.78%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Linux
1 17 (94.44%) Unix
1 17 (94.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Patch Management
2 16 (88.89%) Network Monitoring
2 16 (88.89%) Vulnerability Management
3 14 (77.78%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (61.11%) Information Security
4 11 (61.11%) Open Source
4 11 (61.11%) Security Operations
5 10 (55.56%) SIEM
6 9 (50.00%) Case Management
7 6 (33.33%) DevOps
8 4 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (22.22%) Security Monitoring
9 3 (16.67%) Computer Security
9 3 (16.67%) Process Improvement
10 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
10 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (11.11%) Privileged Access Management
11 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (5.56%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Python
2 2 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (83.33%) CISSP
1 15 (83.33%) SANS
1 15 (83.33%) SSCP
2 10 (55.56%) SC Cleared
2 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (11.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (88.89%) QRadar
2 9 (50.00%) Kibana
2 9 (50.00%) logstash
3 3 (16.67%) RSA enVision
4 2 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Apple
1 17 (94.44%) IBM
2 16 (88.89%) LogRhythm
2 16 (88.89%) Splunk
3 2 (11.11%) Google
3 2 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) VMware