Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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 > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 359 337 335
Rank change year-on-year -22 -2 +33
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 12 43 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.071% 0.26% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.086% 0.31% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 35 49
South East median daily rate £450 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £383 £385 £400
90th Percentile £600 £595 £600
England median daily rate £474 £450 £485
% change year-on-year +5.28% -7.22% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South East median hourly rate - £35.00 -
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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13929 13803 15455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.71% 82.56% 80.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8358 8333 9223
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 548 603
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.00 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.81% +1.50% +52.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.82 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.25 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%

Vulnerability Assessment
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Vulnerability Assessment in the South East

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment in the South East over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Vulnerability Assessment in the South East

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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 6 months to 22 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
Thames Valley -40 6 £396 -18.72% 5
Buckinghamshire -43 4 £396 -18.51% 1
Surrey -12 3 £600 +50.00% 1
Hampshire +5 2 £450 -14.29%
Berkshire -3 2 - - 2
Middlesex - 1 - -
Vulnerability Assessment
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region with a requirement for Vulnerability Assessment.

1 5 (41.67%) DV Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 4 (33.33%) Security Operations
2 4 (33.33%) Network Security
2 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (25.00%) Unix
3 3 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (16.67%) Threat Intelligence
4 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (16.67%) Perl
4 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Open Source
4 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 2 (16.67%) SIEM
4 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Python
4 2 (16.67%) LAN
4 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 2 (16.67%) SNMP
4 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) CISSP
4 2 (16.67%) Information Security
4 2 (16.67%) Ruby
5 1 (8.33%) GCIA
5 1 (8.33%) GCIH
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development

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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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Network Security
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) SNMP
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) BGP
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (8.33%) MPLS
3 1 (8.33%) OSPF
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Burp Suite
1 1 (8.33%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Security Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) SOC Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Incident Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) IT Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) IT Security Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Network Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Security Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Security Incident Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Management Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Security Management Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Unix
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 4 (33.33%) Security Operations
2 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (16.67%) Information Security
2 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (16.67%) Open Source
2 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
2 2 (16.67%) SIEM
2 2 (16.67%) Threat Intelligence
2 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (8.33%) Microservices
3 1 (8.33%) OSINT
3 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (8.33%) Secure Coding
3 1 (8.33%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
1 2 (16.67%) Perl
1 2 (16.67%) Python
1 2 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) DV Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) CISSP
3 1 (8.33%) CCFP
3 1 (8.33%) CEH
3 1 (8.33%) CISM
3 1 (8.33%) CREST Certified
3 1 (8.33%) GCIA
3 1 (8.33%) GCIH
3 1 (8.33%) GIAC
3 1 (8.33%) OSCP
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) logstash
1 1 (8.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) AlienVault
1 1 (8.33%) ArcSight
1 1 (8.33%) HP
1 1 (8.33%) Qualys
1 1 (8.33%) Splunk