The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 25 April 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 West
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 139 149
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10  
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.038% 0.13% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.046% 0.17% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £488 £373 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.87% -25.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £510 £350
% change year-on-year -11.76% +45.71%  
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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2158 2369 2597
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.27% 79.42% 79.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1413 1561 1682
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £535 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 137 99
Median hourly rate £40.50 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.14% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £23.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.52 £30.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +20.32%  

Vulnerability Assessment
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Vulnerability Assessment
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Vulnerability Assessment in the South West

Vulnerability Assessment
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 25 April 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
Bristol +4 1 £488 +30.87%
Vulnerability Assessment
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 West region with a requirement for Vulnerability Assessment.

1 5 (83.33%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Network Security
3 3 (50.00%) Cyber Defence
3 3 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
3 3 (50.00%) vCenter Server
3 3 (50.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 3 (50.00%) Security Operations
3 3 (50.00%) Data Security
3 3 (50.00%) Intel Security
3 3 (50.00%) Information Security
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Reference Data
3 3 (50.00%) PCI DSS
3 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (50.00%) Splunk
4 2 (33.33%) Metasploit
4 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (33.33%) CEH
4 2 (33.33%) CESG
4 2 (33.33%) Nessus
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) CISSP
4 2 (33.33%) Finance

Vulnerability Assessment
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) SOC Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Security Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Penetration Tester
3 2 (33.33%) Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 1 (16.67%) Security Penetration Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Security Specialist
4 1 (16.67%) Security Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Cyber Defence
1 3 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 3 (50.00%) Reference Data
1 3 (50.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (33.33%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Kali Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (50.00%) Data Security
2 3 (50.00%) Information Security
2 3 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
2 3 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 2 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Social Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Security
4 1 (16.67%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) CEH
3 2 (33.33%) CHECK Team Leader
3 2 (33.33%) CISSP
3 2 (33.33%) CREST Certified
3 2 (33.33%) OSCP
3 2 (33.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (50.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (50.00%) vCenter Server
2 2 (33.33%) Nessus
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 1 (16.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (16.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Intel Security
1 3 (50.00%) Splunk
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) ArcSight