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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Vulnerability Assessment
England / South East
Rank 229 255 259
Rank change year-on-year +26 +4  
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 18 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.23% 0.11% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.14% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 6
Median daily rate £440 £600 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.66% +17.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £200 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £620 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £419 £398
% change year-on-year +7.46% +5.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 6276 7405 7740
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.57% 81.20% 79.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3613 4574 4231
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 269 273
Median hourly rate £29.92 £42.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.60% +28.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment in the South East over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 22 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
Buckinghamshire +7 14 £450 - 2
Berkshire +20 3 £330 -45.00% 1
Hampshire +15 1 £440 +120.00% 2
Vulnerability Assessment
England

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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

1 28 (71.79%) Windows
1 28 (71.79%) Security Cleared
2 27 (69.23%) Unix
3 24 (61.54%) CEH
4 23 (58.97%) Security Testing
4 23 (58.97%) OSCP
4 23 (58.97%) DV Cleared
4 23 (58.97%) CREST Certified
5 21 (53.85%) Risk Management
6 16 (41.03%) SC Cleared
7 15 (38.46%) Incident Management
8 14 (35.90%) Information Security
9 13 (33.33%) Protective Monitoring
10 12 (30.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 11 (28.21%) Firewall
12 10 (25.64%) Network Security
12 10 (25.64%) Security Operations
13 8 (20.51%) CISSP
13 8 (20.51%) Penetration Testing
13 8 (20.51%) Cybersecurity
14 7 (17.95%) PCI DSS
14 7 (17.95%) TCP/IP
15 6 (15.38%) Intel Security
15 6 (15.38%) Management Information System
16 5 (12.82%) Finance
16 5 (12.82%) VPN
16 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
16 5 (12.82%) Qualys
16 5 (12.82%) Vulnerability Management
16 5 (12.82%) ArcSight

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related 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 (2.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
1 4 (10.26%) MS Office
1 4 (10.26%) MS Project
1 4 (10.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (2.56%) AWS CloudTrail
1 1 (2.56%) CloudFront
1 1 (2.56%) G Suite
1 1 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
1 1 (2.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.21%) Firewall
2 10 (25.64%) Network Security
3 7 (17.95%) TCP/IP
4 5 (12.82%) VPN
5 4 (10.26%) Internet
5 4 (10.26%) Wireless
6 3 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (7.69%) LAN
6 3 (7.69%) SSL
6 3 (7.69%) WAN
7 2 (5.13%) VoIP
8 1 (2.56%) HTTP
8 1 (2.56%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) MySQL
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Legal
3 3 (7.69%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Analyst
2 12 (30.77%) Security Analyst
3 10 (25.64%) Consultant
4 9 (23.08%) Security Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) DV Cleared Technical Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Security Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Security Technical Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Technical Security Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Information Security Specialist
6 3 (7.69%) Information Specialist
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Network Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Network Security Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Penetration Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Security Specialist
6 3 (7.69%) SOC Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.56%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.56%) Web Services
2 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Cyber Attack
2 2 (5.13%) Cyber Defence
2 2 (5.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (5.13%) Reference Data
2 2 (5.13%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (71.79%) Windows
2 27 (69.23%) Unix
3 3 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (2.56%) CentOS
4 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (58.97%) Security Testing
2 21 (53.85%) Risk Management
3 15 (38.46%) Incident Management
4 14 (35.90%) Information Security
5 13 (33.33%) Protective Monitoring
6 12 (30.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 10 (25.64%) Security Operations
8 8 (20.51%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (20.51%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (12.82%) Vulnerability Management
10 4 (10.26%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 4 (10.26%) SIEM
11 3 (7.69%) Data Security
11 3 (7.69%) Ethical Hacking
11 3 (7.69%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 3 (7.69%) Security Monitoring
11 3 (7.69%) Two-Factor Authentication
12 2 (5.13%) Cryptography
12 2 (5.13%) Database Security
12 2 (5.13%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) C
1 1 (2.56%) PHP
1 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (71.79%) Security Cleared
2 24 (61.54%) CEH
3 23 (58.97%) CREST Certified
3 23 (58.97%) DV Cleared
3 23 (58.97%) OSCP
4 16 (41.03%) SC Cleared
5 8 (20.51%) CISSP
6 4 (10.26%) CISM
7 3 (7.69%) SANS
8 2 (5.13%) SSCP
9 1 (2.56%) CCNA
9 1 (2.56%) CCNP
9 1 (2.56%) CISA
9 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.56%) Degree
9 1 (2.56%) GCIA
9 1 (2.56%) GCIH
9 1 (2.56%) MCSE
9 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.56%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) PCI DSS
2 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.56%) PA-DSS
3 1 (2.56%) SLA
3 1 (2.56%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Nexpose
2 2 (5.13%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (5.13%) Nessus
3 1 (2.56%) Ansible
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (2.56%) Nagios
3 1 (2.56%) Nmap
3 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.56%) Puppet
3 1 (2.56%) QRadar
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Intel Security
2 5 (12.82%) ArcSight
2 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) Qualys
3 4 (10.26%) Cisco
3 4 (10.26%) Sourcefire
3 4 (10.26%) VMware
4 3 (7.69%) Blue Coat
4 3 (7.69%) F5
4 3 (7.69%) FireEye
4 3 (7.69%) GFI Software
4 3 (7.69%) Juniper
4 3 (7.69%) LogRhythm
4 3 (7.69%) Rapid7
4 3 (7.69%) Splunk
4 3 (7.69%) Symantec
4 3 (7.69%) TippingPoint
5 2 (5.13%) Apple
6 1 (2.56%) HP
6 1 (2.56%) Red Hat