Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 19 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
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 704 694 718
Rank change year-on-year -10 +24 +3
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 171 202 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.23% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 162 127
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £348 £313
90th Percentile £576 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £493
% change year-on-year - -8.63% +9.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 85705 87976 93705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.91% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 57093 58207 60721
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2335 2744
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.37 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.50% +2.59% +18.75%

Vulnerability Assessment
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Vulnerability Assessment as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Vulnerability Assessment in the UK

Vulnerability Assessment
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Vulnerability Assessment in the UK

Vulnerability Assessment
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Vulnerability Assessment in the UK

Vulnerability Assessment
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Vulnerability Assessment in the UK

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 19 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
England -11 161 £473 +5.00% 19
London -13 85 £450 -4.26% 8
UK excluding London -24 81 £450 - 11
North of England +44 33 £438 -2.78% 3
North West +7 20 £425 -5.56% 1
Midlands +35 15 £475 +5.56% 3
East of England -15 14 £525 +27.27% 1
Yorkshire +27 12 £475 +5.56% 2
South East -25 12 £450 -5.26% 2
West Midlands +32 9 £400 -11.11% 2
East Midlands +13 6 £475 +5.56% 1
Scotland - 5 £325 -
South West 0 4 £344 -34.52% 2
North East +67 1 £375 -21.22%

For the 6 months to 19 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 with a requirement for Vulnerability Assessment.

1 71 (41.52%) Information Security
2 65 (38.01%) Firewall
3 57 (33.33%) CISSP
4 52 (30.41%) Windows
5 41 (23.98%) SIEM
6 40 (23.39%) Vulnerability Management
6 40 (23.39%) Security Operations
6 40 (23.39%) Penetration Testing
6 40 (23.39%) Security Cleared
7 36 (21.05%) Qualys
7 36 (21.05%) Cybersecurity
8 35 (20.47%) Linux
9 32 (18.71%) WAN
9 32 (18.71%) TCP/IP
10 31 (18.13%) Cisco
11 30 (17.54%) CISM
11 30 (17.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 29 (16.96%) LAN
12 29 (16.96%) Unix
13 27 (15.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 26 (15.20%) Splunk
14 26 (15.20%) VPN
14 26 (15.20%) Nessus
15 25 (14.62%) Security Testing
16 24 (14.04%) DV Cleared
16 24 (14.04%) Network Security
16 24 (14.04%) Intrusion Detection
16 24 (14.04%) Management Information System
17 23 (13.45%) SSCP
17 23 (13.45%) ITIL

Vulnerability Assessment
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (1.75%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.36%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.68%) SaaS
4 5 (2.92%) GitHub
4 5 (2.92%) IaaS
4 5 (2.92%) PaaS
5 3 (1.75%) Akamai
5 3 (1.75%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.58%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 65 (38.01%) Firewall
2 32 (18.71%) TCP/IP
2 32 (18.71%) WAN
3 29 (16.96%) LAN
4 26 (15.20%) VPN
5 24 (14.04%) Intrusion Detection
5 24 (14.04%) Network Security
6 16 (9.36%) Wireless
7 15 (8.77%) SNMP
8 13 (7.60%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (7.02%) SSL
10 11 (6.43%) VoIP
10 11 (6.43%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (5.85%) DNS
12 9 (5.26%) Internet
13 8 (4.68%) IPsec
14 5 (2.92%) VLAN
15 4 (2.34%) BGP
15 4 (2.34%) MPLS
15 4 (2.34%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.92%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.75%) Power BI
3 2 (1.17%) MySQL
3 2 (1.17%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.17%) Redis
3 2 (1.17%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.58%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (3.51%) Burp Suite
2 3 (1.75%) Metasploit
General
1 20 (11.70%) Finance
2 11 (6.43%) Legal
3 10 (5.85%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.09%) Banking
5 5 (2.92%) International Banking
5 5 (2.92%) Retail
6 4 (2.34%) Electronics
7 2 (1.17%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.17%) Marketing
8 1 (0.58%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.58%) French Language
Job Titles
1 68 (39.77%) Analyst
2 61 (35.67%) Security Analyst
3 18 (10.53%) Architect
4 16 (9.36%) Consultant
5 15 (8.77%) Application Security Analyst
5 15 (8.77%) IT Analyst
5 15 (8.77%) IT Security Analyst
6 14 (8.19%) Security Specialist
7 11 (6.43%) Security Consultant
8 10 (5.85%) Network Engineer
8 10 (5.85%) Security Architect
8 10 (5.85%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (4.68%) Operations Analyst
9 8 (4.68%) Penetration Tester
9 8 (4.68%) Security Operations Analyst
9 8 (4.68%) Senior Security Analyst
9 8 (4.68%) SOC Analyst
9 8 (4.68%) Tester
10 7 (4.09%) Designer
10 7 (4.09%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.19%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (4.09%) 802.1X
3 5 (2.92%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.58%) JSON
4 1 (0.58%) Node.js
4 1 (0.58%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.04%) Management Information System
2 16 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (8.19%) Cyber Attack
4 11 (6.43%) Cyberthreat
4 11 (6.43%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (4.68%) Public Cloud
6 7 (4.09%) CESG
6 7 (4.09%) PKI
7 6 (3.51%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.75%) BYOD
8 3 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.75%) NHS
9 2 (1.17%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.17%) Fintech
9 2 (1.17%) FMCG
9 2 (1.17%) SCADA
10 1 (0.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.58%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 52 (30.41%) Windows
2 35 (20.47%) Linux
3 29 (16.96%) Unix
4 8 (4.68%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.75%) Kali Linux
6 2 (1.17%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.17%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.17%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.58%) Solaris
7 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (41.52%) Information Security
2 41 (23.98%) SIEM
3 40 (23.39%) Penetration Testing
3 40 (23.39%) Security Operations
3 40 (23.39%) Vulnerability Management
4 36 (21.05%) Cybersecurity
5 27 (15.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 25 (14.62%) Security Testing
7 23 (13.45%) ITIL
8 22 (12.87%) Security Monitoring
9 21 (12.28%) Patch Management
10 20 (11.70%) Network Monitoring
10 20 (11.70%) OWASP
11 19 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (9.94%) Risk Management
13 15 (8.77%) Data Protection
13 15 (8.77%) DevOps
14 14 (8.19%) Compliance Management
14 14 (8.19%) Incident Management
15 12 (7.02%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.11%) Python
2 14 (8.19%) Bash Shell
3 9 (5.26%) Java
3 9 (5.26%) Ruby
4 8 (4.68%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.51%) SQL
6 2 (1.17%) C
6 2 (1.17%) Perl
7 1 (0.58%) C++
7 1 (0.58%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 57 (33.33%) CISSP
2 40 (23.39%) Security Cleared
3 30 (17.54%) CISM
4 24 (14.04%) DV Cleared
5 23 (13.45%) CEH
5 23 (13.45%) SSCP
6 21 (12.28%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (11.11%) SC Cleared
8 13 (7.60%) CASP
8 13 (7.60%) Degree
9 12 (7.02%) CREST Certified
9 12 (7.02%) CRISC
9 12 (7.02%) SANS
10 10 (5.85%) CCSP
10 10 (5.85%) MCSE
10 10 (5.85%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (4.68%) CCNA
12 7 (4.09%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 6 (3.51%) CCNP
13 6 (3.51%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (17.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (7.60%) PCI DSS
3 8 (4.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (2.92%) GDPR
4 5 (2.92%) RMADS
5 4 (2.34%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (1.75%) COBIT
6 3 (1.75%) Data Quality
7 2 (1.17%) QA
8 1 (0.58%) BS7799
8 1 (0.58%) CESG Infosec
System Software
1 12 (7.02%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.17%) Snort
4 1 (0.58%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (15.20%) Nessus
2 14 (8.19%) Nexpose
3 12 (7.02%) Terraform
4 11 (6.43%) QRadar
5 10 (5.85%) Nmap
6 7 (4.09%) Ansible
6 7 (4.09%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (4.09%) Packer
7 6 (3.51%) logstash
8 5 (2.92%) OSSEC
8 5 (2.92%) Puppet
9 4 (2.34%) SCCM
9 4 (2.34%) WSUS
10 3 (1.75%) Nagios
10 3 (1.75%) SCOM
11 2 (1.17%) AirWatch
11 2 (1.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (1.17%) Kibana
11 2 (1.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (1.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 36 (21.05%) Qualys
2 31 (18.13%) Cisco
3 26 (15.20%) Splunk
4 22 (12.87%) McAfee
5 19 (11.11%) F5
6 18 (10.53%) ArcSight
7 15 (8.77%) Symantec
8 14 (8.19%) LogRhythm
9 13 (7.60%) Intel
9 13 (7.60%) Microsoft
10 12 (7.02%) Apple
10 12 (7.02%) CheckPoint
11 11 (6.43%) AlienVault
11 11 (6.43%) Juniper
11 11 (6.43%) ServiceNow
11 11 (6.43%) Sourcefire
12 9 (5.26%) Remedy
13 8 (4.68%) Blue Coat
14 7 (4.09%) FireEye
14 7 (4.09%) Snow