The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 25 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 / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 231 246 264
Rank change year-on-year +15 +18  
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 7 31 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.092% 0.35% 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.43% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 1
Median daily rate £388 £510 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.01% +2.00%  
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 South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6342 7222 7635
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 83.03% 81.98% 80.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3718 4417 4412
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 268 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
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 South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

Vulnerability Assessment
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Vulnerability Assessment in the South East

Vulnerability Assessment
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 25 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
Buckinghamshire -17 7 £388 -21.71%
Vulnerability Assessment
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for Vulnerability Assessment.

1 19 (79.17%) Security Cleared
2 18 (75.00%) DV Cleared
3 14 (58.33%) Unix
3 14 (58.33%) Windows
4 13 (54.17%) Security Testing
4 13 (54.17%) Incident Management
4 13 (54.17%) OSCP
4 13 (54.17%) CREST Certified
5 12 (50.00%) Risk Management
5 12 (50.00%) CEH
6 11 (45.83%) Firewall
7 9 (37.50%) Network Security
8 8 (33.33%) Protective Monitoring
9 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
10 6 (25.00%) CISSP
10 6 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (25.00%) ArcSight
11 5 (20.83%) SIEM
11 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
12 4 (16.67%) GCIA
12 4 (16.67%) GCIH
12 4 (16.67%) Information Security
12 4 (16.67%) HP
12 4 (16.67%) Open Source
12 4 (16.67%) OSINT
12 4 (16.67%) Threat Intelligence
13 3 (12.50%) Malware Detection/Protection
13 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
13 3 (12.50%) LAN
13 3 (12.50%) WAN

Vulnerability Assessment
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon S3
1 1 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (4.17%) AWS CloudTrail
1 1 (4.17%) CloudFront
1 1 (4.17%) G Suite
1 1 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
1 1 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) Firewall
2 9 (37.50%) Network Security
3 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
4 6 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (12.50%) Internet
5 3 (12.50%) LAN
5 3 (12.50%) WAN
5 3 (12.50%) Wireless
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (8.33%) SNMP
6 2 (8.33%) SSL
6 2 (8.33%) VPN
7 1 (4.17%) HTTP
7 1 (4.17%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Analyst
1 9 (37.50%) Security Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Consultant
3 6 (25.00%) Security Consultant
4 5 (20.83%) Network Consultant
4 5 (20.83%) Network Security Consultant
5 4 (16.67%) SOC Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Information Security Specialist
6 2 (8.33%) Information Specialist
6 2 (8.33%) Penetration Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Security Specialist
6 2 (8.33%) Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Architect
7 1 (4.17%) AWS Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Cloud Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Designer
7 1 (4.17%) Management Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Security Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Security Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Unix
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) CentOS
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Incident Management
1 13 (54.17%) Security Testing
2 12 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 8 (33.33%) Protective Monitoring
4 5 (20.83%) SIEM
5 4 (16.67%) Information Security
5 4 (16.67%) Open Source
5 4 (16.67%) OSINT
5 4 (16.67%) Threat Intelligence
6 3 (12.50%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (8.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 2 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Security Operations
7 2 (8.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 1 (4.17%) Data Flow Diagram
8 1 (4.17%) Email Filtering
8 1 (4.17%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) C
2 1 (4.17%) PHP
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (79.17%) Security Cleared
2 18 (75.00%) DV Cleared
3 13 (54.17%) CREST Certified
3 13 (54.17%) OSCP
4 12 (50.00%) CEH
5 6 (25.00%) CISSP
6 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
7 4 (16.67%) GCIA
7 4 (16.67%) GCIH
8 2 (8.33%) CISM
9 1 (4.17%) AWS Certification
9 1 (4.17%) CCNA
9 1 (4.17%) CCNP
9 1 (4.17%) CISA
9 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (4.17%) Degree
9 1 (4.17%) MCSE
9 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (4.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Nexpose
2 1 (4.17%) Ansible
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (4.17%) Nagios
2 1 (4.17%) Nessus
2 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) ArcSight
2 4 (16.67%) HP
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco
3 3 (12.50%) Sourcefire
4 2 (8.33%) Blue Coat
4 2 (8.33%) F5
4 2 (8.33%) FireEye
4 2 (8.33%) GFI Software
4 2 (8.33%) Juniper
4 2 (8.33%) LogRhythm
4 2 (8.33%) McAfee
4 2 (8.33%) Rapid7
4 2 (8.33%) Symantec
4 2 (8.33%) TippingPoint
4 2 (8.33%) VMware
5 1 (4.17%) Google
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) Qualys
5 1 (4.17%) SAP