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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 554 537 590
Rank change year-on-year -17 +53  
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 60 112 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.21% 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.25% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 57 31
Median daily rate £475 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +42.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £308 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £693 £726 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £350
% change year-on-year +5.55% +28.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 39787 44801 45267
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.41% 80.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 99353 111983 101262
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £283 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3077 2943 3102
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.78 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Vulnerability Assessment in the UK

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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 8 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 29 June 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 -23 59 £475 -5.00% 37
London -2 32 £475 -9.52% 13
UK excluding London +19 27 £475 +5.55% 24
East of England -4 11 £538 +91.96% 2
North of England +43 6 £475 +24.59% 5
South East -12 6 £396 -22.30% 6
Midlands +12 3 £450 +9.09% 8
South West 0 1 £488 +36.36% 3

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 79 (55.24%) Information Security
2 64 (44.76%) Windows
3 59 (41.26%) Firewall
4 53 (37.06%) Security Cleared
5 48 (33.57%) Unix
6 45 (31.47%) CISSP
7 38 (26.57%) Management Information System
8 37 (25.87%) Penetration Testing
8 37 (25.87%) Intrusion Detection
9 36 (25.17%) SIEM
10 34 (23.78%) Vulnerability Management
10 34 (23.78%) LogRhythm
11 33 (23.08%) DV Cleared
12 32 (22.38%) Risk Management
12 32 (22.38%) LAN
12 32 (22.38%) WAN
13 31 (21.68%) TCP/IP
13 31 (21.68%) Splunk
14 30 (20.98%) Linux
14 30 (20.98%) Network Monitoring
15 28 (19.58%) Finance
16 27 (18.88%) Security Operations
17 26 (18.18%) SANS
17 26 (18.18%) Network Security
18 25 (17.48%) Incident Management
19 24 (16.78%) SC Cleared
19 24 (16.78%) VPN
19 24 (16.78%) Cybersecurity
20 22 (15.38%) CISM
21 21 (14.69%) Wireless

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 2 (1.40%) Apache
1 2 (1.40%) IIS
1 2 (1.40%) Jetty
1 2 (1.40%) Mongrel
1 2 (1.40%) nginx
1 2 (1.40%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.40%) Tomcat
1 2 (1.40%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.70%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.29%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.50%) SaaS
4 4 (2.80%) IaaS
4 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.80%) PaaS
5 3 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.40%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.70%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.70%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.70%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.70%) G Suite
7 1 (0.70%) Office 365
7 1 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 59 (41.26%) Firewall
2 37 (25.87%) Intrusion Detection
3 32 (22.38%) LAN
3 32 (22.38%) WAN
4 31 (21.68%) TCP/IP
5 26 (18.18%) Network Security
6 24 (16.78%) VPN
7 21 (14.69%) Internet
7 21 (14.69%) Wireless
8 17 (11.89%) VoIP
9 14 (9.79%) SNMP
10 10 (6.99%) SSL
11 8 (5.59%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (2.80%) DNS
13 3 (2.10%) HTTP
13 3 (2.10%) IPsec
14 2 (1.40%) DHCP
14 2 (1.40%) DMZ
14 2 (1.40%) FTP
15 1 (0.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.29%) Redis
2 2 (1.40%) MySQL
3 1 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.40%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.40%) Travis CI
General
1 28 (19.58%) Finance
2 7 (4.90%) Banking
2 7 (4.90%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.50%) Retail
4 4 (2.80%) International Banking
5 3 (2.10%) Legal
5 3 (2.10%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.40%) Electronics
6 2 (1.40%) Marketing
7 1 (0.70%) Automotive
7 1 (0.70%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.70%) Military
7 1 (0.70%) Publishing
7 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (31.47%) Analyst
2 40 (27.97%) Security Analyst
3 18 (12.59%) Consultant
4 15 (10.49%) Security Specialist
5 14 (9.79%) Architect
6 13 (9.09%) Security Consultant
7 11 (7.69%) Security Architect
7 11 (7.69%) SOC Analyst
8 10 (6.99%) Penetration Tester
8 10 (6.99%) Tester
8 10 (6.99%) Vulnerability Analyst
9 9 (6.29%) Information Security Specialist
9 9 (6.29%) Information Specialist
9 9 (6.29%) Security Officer
9 9 (6.29%) SIEM Analyst
10 8 (5.59%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (4.90%) Designer
11 7 (4.90%) Security Manager
11 7 (4.90%) Senior Security Analyst
12 6 (4.20%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.19%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (4.90%) 802.1X
3 6 (4.20%) Web Services
4 5 (3.50%) RESTful
5 3 (2.10%) .NET
6 2 (1.40%) J2EE
6 2 (1.40%) Servlets
7 1 (0.70%) Middleware
7 1 (0.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (26.57%) Management Information System
2 12 (8.39%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.99%) Cyber Attack
4 9 (6.29%) Security Operations Centre
5 7 (4.90%) PKI
6 5 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.10%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.40%) Cybercrime
8 2 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.40%) NHS
9 1 (0.70%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.70%) FMCG
9 1 (0.70%) Social Media
9 1 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 64 (44.76%) Windows
2 48 (33.57%) Unix
3 30 (20.98%) Linux
4 10 (6.99%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.40%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.70%) CentOS
6 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.70%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (55.24%) Information Security
2 37 (25.87%) Penetration Testing
3 36 (25.17%) SIEM
4 34 (23.78%) Vulnerability Management
5 32 (22.38%) Risk Management
6 30 (20.98%) Network Monitoring
7 27 (18.88%) Security Operations
8 25 (17.48%) Incident Management
9 24 (16.78%) Cybersecurity
10 21 (14.69%) Security Monitoring
10 21 (14.69%) Security Testing
11 19 (13.29%) Risk Assessment
12 18 (12.59%) Open Source
13 17 (11.89%) Kalman Filter
13 17 (11.89%) Patch Management
14 16 (11.19%) ITIL
15 15 (10.49%) Identity Access Management
16 13 (9.09%) Email Filtering
16 13 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 11 (7.69%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.20%) Python
2 4 (2.80%) C
3 3 (2.10%) Java
4 1 (0.70%) C#
4 1 (0.70%) C++
4 1 (0.70%) Perl
4 1 (0.70%) PHP
4 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.70%) Ruby
4 1 (0.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (37.06%) Security Cleared
2 45 (31.47%) CISSP
3 33 (23.08%) DV Cleared
4 26 (18.18%) SANS
5 24 (16.78%) SC Cleared
6 22 (15.38%) CISM
7 20 (13.99%) OSCP
8 19 (13.29%) CEH
9 17 (11.89%) CREST Certified
9 17 (11.89%) SSCP
10 14 (9.79%) Degree
11 12 (8.39%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (6.99%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 10 (6.99%) CCSP
14 5 (3.50%) GCIA
14 5 (3.50%) GCIH
15 2 (1.40%) CCNP
15 2 (1.40%) CISA
15 2 (1.40%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (13.99%) PCI DSS
2 13 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (3.50%) RMADS
4 3 (2.10%) COBIT
4 3 (2.10%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (1.40%) QA
6 1 (0.70%) GDPR
6 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.70%) SLA
6 1 (0.70%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 9 (6.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.10%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.10%) Xen
4 2 (1.40%) Snort
5 1 (0.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (13.29%) QRadar
2 9 (6.29%) Kibana
2 9 (6.29%) logstash
3 6 (4.20%) Nessus
3 6 (4.20%) Nexpose
4 3 (2.10%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 3 (2.10%) Puppet
4 3 (2.10%) RSA enVision
5 2 (1.40%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.70%) Ansible
6 1 (0.70%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 1 (0.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.70%) Nagios
6 1 (0.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (23.78%) LogRhythm
2 31 (21.68%) Splunk
3 17 (11.89%) Apple
3 17 (11.89%) IBM
4 16 (11.19%) Rapid7
5 15 (10.49%) Dell
6 14 (9.79%) ArcSight
7 11 (7.69%) Qualys
7 11 (7.69%) Symantec
8 9 (6.29%) Cisco
8 9 (6.29%) VMware
9 8 (5.59%) McAfee
9 8 (5.59%) Microsoft
9 8 (5.59%) Sourcefire
10 7 (4.90%) F5
11 6 (4.20%) Blue Coat
11 6 (4.20%) CheckPoint
11 6 (4.20%) HP
11 6 (4.20%) Juniper
11 6 (4.20%) TippingPoint
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