Period
to 15 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 15 December 2019 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 153 205 184
Rank change year-on-year +52 -21 +15
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 12 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.097% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.11% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.97% +1.88% -11.11%
10th Percentile £445 £358 £378
90th Percentile £594 £528 £488
England median daily rate £469 £438 £475
% change year-on-year +7.14% -7.89% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £50.00 -

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,025 4,472 4,076
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.06% 86.75% 83.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,941 2,763 2,628
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £275 £240
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 149 141
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% -36.90% +47.25%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.98 £11.75
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.82% -12.00% +8.25%

Vulnerability Assessment
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Vulnerability Assessment as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Vulnerability Assessment in the West Midlands

Vulnerability Assessment
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Vulnerability Assessment in the West Midlands

Vulnerability Assessment
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Vulnerability Assessment in the West Midlands

Vulnerability Assessment
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 December 2019. 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
Warwickshire - 5 - -
Coventry - 3 £587 - 1
Birmingham 0 2 £538 +31.90%
Worcestershire - 1 £400 - 1
Vulnerability Assessment
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Vulnerability Assessment.

1 8 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (58.33%) CISSP
2 7 (58.33%) Information Security
2 7 (58.33%) Security Architecture
3 6 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (50.00%) Security Operations
4 5 (41.67%) CESG Certified Professional
4 5 (41.67%) ISO 22301
4 5 (41.67%) Due Diligence
4 5 (41.67%) Degree
4 5 (41.67%) CCTV
4 5 (41.67%) CESG
4 5 (41.67%) ISMS
4 5 (41.67%) Information Assurance
4 5 (41.67%) SIEM
4 5 (41.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (41.67%) User Experience
4 5 (41.67%) GAP Analysis
4 5 (41.67%) Business Continuity
4 5 (41.67%) Management Information System
4 5 (41.67%) Wireless
4 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
4 5 (41.67%) Project Management
4 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) OWASP
6 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (25.00%) Malware Detection/Protection

Vulnerability Assessment
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Wireless
2 2 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (8.33%) BGP
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) HSRP
3 1 (8.33%) OSPF
3 1 (8.33%) VLAN
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
General
1 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Head of Security
2 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
2 3 (25.00%) Security Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Security Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Security Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Security Operations Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) CCTV
1 5 (41.67%) CESG
1 5 (41.67%) Management Information System
1 5 (41.67%) User Experience
2 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (8.33%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (58.33%) Information Security
2 7 (58.33%) Security Architecture
3 6 (50.00%) Security Operations
4 5 (41.67%) Business Continuity
4 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (41.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (41.67%) Due Diligence
4 5 (41.67%) GAP Analysis
4 5 (41.67%) Information Assurance
4 5 (41.67%) ISMS
4 5 (41.67%) Project Management
4 5 (41.67%) SIEM
5 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (25.00%) Antivirus Management
6 3 (25.00%) Identity Management
6 3 (25.00%) OWASP
6 3 (25.00%) Privileged Identity Management
6 3 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (25.00%) Programme Delivery
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) CISSP
2 5 (41.67%) CESG Certified Professional
2 5 (41.67%) Degree
3 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) CISM
5 1 (8.33%) CCNA
5 1 (8.33%) CCNP
5 1 (8.33%) CISA
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (8.33%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (41.67%) ISO 22301
3 3 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 3 (25.00%) NIST
4 1 (8.33%) GDPR
4 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Nessus
1 2 (16.67%) QRadar
2 1 (8.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Barracuda Networks
1 2 (16.67%) Qualys
1 2 (16.67%) Splunk
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Juniper
2 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto
2 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
2 1 (8.33%) VMware