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 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Vulnerability Assessment
England / North West
Rank 116 155 138
Rank change year-on-year +39 -17  
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 16 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.62% 0.078% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.095% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 8
Median daily rate £450 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £350 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £419 £375
% change year-on-year +7.46% +11.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £175.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -71.42%  
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 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 2127 3164 2871
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.38% 82.44% 78.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1350 1916 1562
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 122 130
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.90 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment in the North West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 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
Manchester +26 16 £450 +28.57% 2
Vulnerability Assessment
England

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

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

1 34 (100.00%) LAN
1 34 (100.00%) VoIP
1 34 (100.00%) WAN
1 34 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 34 (100.00%) VPN
1 34 (100.00%) Firewall
1 34 (100.00%) Patch Management
2 32 (94.12%) Vulnerability Management
2 32 (94.12%) Apple
2 32 (94.12%) Unix
2 32 (94.12%) Windows
2 32 (94.12%) Linux
3 29 (85.29%) SSCP
3 29 (85.29%) CISSP
3 29 (85.29%) SANS
4 27 (79.41%) QRadar
4 27 (79.41%) Elastic Stack
4 27 (79.41%) Splunk
5 25 (73.53%) Network Monitoring
6 21 (61.76%) Cybersecurity
7 20 (58.82%) IBM
8 19 (55.88%) LogRhythm
9 18 (52.94%) Case Management
10 17 (50.00%) Security Cleared
10 17 (50.00%) SC Cleared
11 15 (44.12%) Information Security
11 15 (44.12%) Security Operations
12 13 (38.24%) Cyber Attack
12 13 (38.24%) Security Monitoring
13 12 (35.29%) Open Source

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related 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 (5.88%) Apache
1 2 (5.88%) IIS
1 2 (5.88%) Jetty
1 2 (5.88%) Mongrel
1 2 (5.88%) nginx
1 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
1 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (5.88%) Google App Engine
1 2 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 34 (100.00%) Firewall
1 34 (100.00%) LAN
1 34 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 34 (100.00%) VoIP
1 34 (100.00%) VPN
1 34 (100.00%) WAN
2 5 (14.71%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (11.76%) Wireless
4 2 (5.88%) DHCP
4 2 (5.88%) DNS
4 2 (5.88%) FTP
4 2 (5.88%) HTTP
4 2 (5.88%) IPsec
4 2 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.88%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Technical Specialist
2 10 (29.41%) Analyst
2 10 (29.41%) Security Specialist
3 8 (23.53%) Security Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Technical Security Specialist
5 4 (11.76%) SOC Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Security Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Security Specialist
7 2 (5.88%) SOC Specialist
7 2 (5.88%) Splunk Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) ArcSight Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Security Operations Specialist
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) SIEM Specialist
8 1 (2.94%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (79.41%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (20.59%) RESTful
2 7 (20.59%) Web Services
3 2 (5.88%) .NET
3 2 (5.88%) J2EE
3 2 (5.88%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 13 (38.24%) Cyber Attack
2 9 (26.47%) Management Information System
3 7 (20.59%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.94%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 32 (94.12%) Linux
1 32 (94.12%) Unix
1 32 (94.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (100.00%) Patch Management
2 32 (94.12%) Vulnerability Management
3 25 (73.53%) Network Monitoring
4 21 (61.76%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (52.94%) Case Management
6 15 (44.12%) Information Security
6 15 (44.12%) Security Operations
7 13 (38.24%) Security Monitoring
8 12 (35.29%) Open Source
9 10 (29.41%) SIEM
10 8 (23.53%) Analytics
10 8 (23.53%) Data Analytics
11 7 (20.59%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (17.65%) DevOps
13 4 (11.76%) Process Improvement
14 2 (5.88%) Computer Security
14 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
14 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
14 2 (5.88%) Privileged Access Management
15 1 (2.94%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) Python
2 2 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (85.29%) CISSP
1 29 (85.29%) SANS
1 29 (85.29%) SSCP
2 17 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 17 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (79.41%) QRadar
2 10 (29.41%) Kibana
2 10 (29.41%) logstash
3 8 (23.53%) Nessus
3 8 (23.53%) Nexpose
3 8 (23.53%) Nmap
4 4 (11.76%) RSA enVision
5 2 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (94.12%) Apple
2 27 (79.41%) Splunk
3 20 (58.82%) IBM
4 19 (55.88%) LogRhythm
5 8 (23.53%) ArcSight
5 8 (23.53%) Intel
5 8 (23.53%) Intel Security
5 8 (23.53%) NetWitness
5 8 (23.53%) Qualys
6 6 (17.65%) Snow
7 2 (5.88%) Google
7 2 (5.88%) HP
7 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.88%) VMware