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 3 months to 28 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.

Vulnerability Assessment
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 525 572 588
Rank change year-on-year +47 +16  
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 83 67 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.13% 0.100%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 44 35
Median daily rate £450 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £350 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £606 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £419 £375
% change year-on-year +7.46% +11.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +122.22%  
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37483 44400 43069
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.14% 82.87% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24787 29149 26680
Median daily rate £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1114 1248
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +30.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Vulnerability Assessment
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 28 March 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 26 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 3 months to 28 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
England +50 83 £450 -5.26% 31
London +31 41 £450 -7.69% 10
North West +41 16 £450 +28.57% 2
Manchester +26 16 £450 +28.57% 2
South East +17 15 £428 -28.75% 11
Buckinghamshire +7 12 £433 - 2
Salford - 12 £488 -
Milton Keynes -3 6 £450 - 2
Yorkshire +16 5 £450 +12.50% 1
West Yorkshire +13 3 £300 -45.45% 1
Leeds +12 3 £300 - 1
East of England 0 3 £525 +25.74% 2
Berkshire +23 2 £330 -45.00%
West Midlands - 2 £439 - 2
North Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
Maidenhead - 2 £330 -
Midlands +10 1 - -
Hampshire +4 1 £440 +120.00% 2
Bedfordshire -2 1 £525 +25.74%
Suffolk - 1 £575 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £450 - 2
Coventry - 1 £450 -
Warwickshire - 1 £428 -
Newport Pagnell - 1 £405 -
Ipswich - 1 £575 -
Docklands, London - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for Vulnerability Assessment.

1 108 (55.96%) Information Security
2 96 (49.74%) Windows
3 86 (44.56%) Unix
4 83 (43.01%) Firewall
5 73 (37.82%) Security Cleared
6 66 (34.20%) CISSP
7 59 (30.57%) VPN
8 58 (30.05%) Splunk
9 57 (29.53%) Cybersecurity
10 56 (29.02%) Vulnerability Management
11 55 (28.50%) TCP/IP
12 54 (27.98%) Security Operations
13 53 (27.46%) Linux
14 51 (26.42%) Penetration Testing
15 49 (25.39%) Risk Management
16 48 (24.87%) SC Cleared
17 47 (24.35%) SANS
18 46 (23.83%) Management Information System
19 45 (23.32%) WAN
19 45 (23.32%) LAN
20 41 (21.24%) Security Testing
20 41 (21.24%) Network Security
20 41 (21.24%) Incident Management
20 41 (21.24%) Security Monitoring
21 40 (20.73%) OSCP
22 39 (20.21%) SIEM
22 39 (20.21%) CREST Certified
23 38 (19.69%) Patch Management
23 38 (19.69%) CEH
23 38 (19.69%) VoIP

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 (1.55%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.04%) Apache
2 2 (1.04%) IIS
2 2 (1.04%) Jetty
2 2 (1.04%) Mongrel
2 2 (1.04%) nginx
2 2 (1.04%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.04%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.52%) JBoss
3 1 (0.52%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (3.11%) MS Office
2 5 (2.59%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.07%) MS Project
3 4 (2.07%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.07%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.22%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (6.22%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (3.11%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.07%) Amazon S3
3 4 (2.07%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (2.07%) CloudFront
3 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (1.55%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (1.55%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (1.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 3 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.55%) Route 53
5 2 (1.04%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.04%) IaaS
5 2 (1.04%) PaaS
5 2 (1.04%) SaaS
6 1 (0.52%) G Suite
6 1 (0.52%) Office 365
6 1 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 83 (43.01%) Firewall
2 59 (30.57%) VPN
3 55 (28.50%) TCP/IP
4 45 (23.32%) LAN
4 45 (23.32%) WAN
5 41 (21.24%) Network Security
6 38 (19.69%) VoIP
7 35 (18.13%) Intrusion Detection
8 22 (11.40%) Cisco ASA
8 22 (11.40%) Wireless
9 19 (9.84%) Internet
10 18 (9.33%) SSL
11 11 (5.70%) HTTP
11 11 (5.70%) IPsec
11 11 (5.70%) WLAN
12 7 (3.63%) DHCP
12 7 (3.63%) DNS
13 6 (3.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 6 (3.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 5 (2.59%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.18%) Redis
2 4 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (1.04%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.04%) MySQL
4 2 (1.04%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.04%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.04%) Travis CI
General
1 31 (16.06%) Finance
2 7 (3.63%) Legal
3 6 (3.11%) Banking
3 6 (3.11%) Retail
4 3 (1.55%) Military
5 2 (1.04%) Automotive
5 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.04%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.52%) Electronics
6 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (32.12%) Analyst
2 51 (26.42%) Security Analyst
3 26 (13.47%) Security Specialist
4 24 (12.44%) Consultant
5 22 (11.40%) Security Consultant
6 18 (9.33%) SOC Analyst
7 17 (8.81%) Security Engineer
8 15 (7.77%) Penetration Tester
8 15 (7.77%) Tester
8 15 (7.77%) Vulnerability Analyst
9 14 (7.25%) Technical Specialist
10 13 (6.74%) Security Officer
11 11 (5.70%) Information Security Specialist
11 11 (5.70%) Information Specialist
12 10 (5.18%) SIEM Analyst
13 8 (4.15%) Architect
13 8 (4.15%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 8 (4.15%) Information Security Officer
13 8 (4.15%) IT Consultant
13 8 (4.15%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.54%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (5.18%) 802.1X
3 8 (4.15%) Web Services
4 7 (3.63%) RESTful
5 3 (1.55%) .NET
6 2 (1.04%) J2EE
6 2 (1.04%) Servlets
7 1 (0.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (23.83%) Management Information System
2 24 (12.44%) Cyber Attack
3 23 (11.92%) Security Operations Centre
4 11 (5.70%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.63%) PKI
6 6 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.11%) Cyber Defence
6 6 (3.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (3.11%) Reference Data
7 5 (2.59%) CESG
8 4 (2.07%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.55%) Cybercrime
9 3 (1.55%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.55%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.52%) RIA
10 1 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 96 (49.74%) Windows
2 86 (44.56%) Unix
3 53 (27.46%) Linux
4 7 (3.63%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.55%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.52%) CentOS
6 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (55.96%) Information Security
2 57 (29.53%) Cybersecurity
3 56 (29.02%) Vulnerability Management
4 54 (27.98%) Security Operations
5 51 (26.42%) Penetration Testing
6 49 (25.39%) Risk Management
7 41 (21.24%) Incident Management
7 41 (21.24%) Security Monitoring
7 41 (21.24%) Security Testing
8 39 (20.21%) SIEM
9 38 (19.69%) Patch Management
10 32 (16.58%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 27 (13.99%) Network Monitoring
12 22 (11.40%) Protective Monitoring
13 21 (10.88%) Case Management
13 21 (10.88%) Open Source
14 16 (8.29%) Kalman Filter
14 16 (8.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
14 16 (8.29%) Risk Assessment
14 16 (8.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.22%) Python
2 4 (2.07%) Perl
2 4 (2.07%) Ruby
2 4 (2.07%) SQL
3 3 (1.55%) Java
4 1 (0.52%) C
4 1 (0.52%) C++
4 1 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 73 (37.82%) Security Cleared
2 66 (34.20%) CISSP
3 48 (24.87%) SC Cleared
4 47 (24.35%) SANS
5 40 (20.73%) OSCP
6 39 (20.21%) CREST Certified
7 38 (19.69%) CEH
8 36 (18.65%) DV Cleared
9 33 (17.10%) SSCP
10 15 (7.77%) CISM
11 14 (7.25%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (5.18%) Degree
13 7 (3.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 7 (3.63%) CCSP
14 6 (3.11%) GIAC
15 4 (2.07%) CCIE
15 4 (2.07%) CCNP
15 4 (2.07%) CHECK Team Leader
16 3 (1.55%) CISA
16 3 (1.55%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.44%) PCI DSS
2 20 (10.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.59%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 3 (1.55%) PA-DSS
5 1 (0.52%) COBIT
5 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.59%) Snort
2 4 (2.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.55%) Xen
4 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 36 (18.65%) QRadar
2 22 (11.40%) Nessus
3 20 (10.36%) Nexpose
4 11 (5.70%) Nmap
5 10 (5.18%) Kibana
5 10 (5.18%) logstash
6 7 (3.63%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (3.11%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 6 (3.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (3.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (2.59%) CSIRT
9 4 (2.07%) Puppet
9 4 (2.07%) RSA enVision
10 3 (1.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (1.04%) Ansible
12 1 (0.52%) Computer Incident Response Team
12 1 (0.52%) Nagios
12 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 58 (30.05%) Splunk
2 37 (19.17%) LogRhythm
3 36 (18.65%) Apple
4 28 (14.51%) Intel Security
5 26 (13.47%) ArcSight
6 24 (12.44%) Sourcefire
6 24 (12.44%) Symantec
7 23 (11.92%) Cisco
8 22 (11.40%) Qualys
9 21 (10.88%) IBM
10 17 (8.81%) F5
10 17 (8.81%) Rapid7
11 16 (8.29%) Microsoft
12 15 (7.77%) Dell
12 15 (7.77%) Juniper
13 13 (6.74%) CheckPoint
14 11 (5.70%) VMware
15 10 (5.18%) Blue Coat
15 10 (5.18%) Intel
15 10 (5.18%) TippingPoint
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