The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 27 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
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 121 -
Rank change year-on-year +27 -  
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.17% 0.20% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £330 £600 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £419 £375
% change year-on-year +7.46% +11.66%  
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 Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1456 1977 2225
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.40% 80.33% 74.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 1023 1162
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 45 55
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.15% -30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £96.60 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Vulnerability Assessment
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire 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 Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Vulnerability Assessment in Berkshire

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Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Maidenhead - 2 £330 -
Reading +21 1 - -
Vulnerability Assessment
South East

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Vulnerability Assessment.

1 6 (85.71%) CISSP
2 5 (71.43%) Information Security
3 4 (57.14%) CISM
3 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
3 4 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Security Operations
4 3 (42.86%) SANS
4 3 (42.86%) SIEM
4 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) LAN
4 3 (42.86%) WAN
5 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (28.57%) VPN
5 2 (28.57%) Unix
5 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) VoIP
5 2 (28.57%) Apple
5 2 (28.57%) SSCP
5 2 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
5 2 (28.57%) CEH
5 2 (28.57%) Cryptography
5 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
5 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) Cyber Attack

Vulnerability Assessment
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon S3
1 1 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (14.29%) AWS CloudTrail
1 1 (14.29%) CloudFront
1 1 (14.29%) G Suite
1 1 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) VoIP
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (14.29%) IPsec
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Security Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Security Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) AWS Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Azure Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Cloud Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) IT Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) IT Manager
3 1 (14.29%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Security Architect
3 1 (14.29%) SIEM Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Information Security
2 4 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Security Operations
3 3 (42.86%) SIEM
3 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (28.57%) Cryptography
4 2 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (28.57%) Patch Management
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Case Management
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Data Security
5 1 (14.29%) ERP
5 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 1 (14.29%) OOD
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Secure Coding
5 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) CISSP
2 4 (57.14%) CISM
3 3 (42.86%) SANS
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) CEH
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) SSCP
5 1 (14.29%) AWS Certification
5 1 (14.29%) CCNA
5 1 (14.29%) CCNP
5 1 (14.29%) CISA
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (14.29%) CREST Certified
5 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) MCSE
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (14.29%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (14.29%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Ansible
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 1 (14.29%) Nagios
1 1 (14.29%) Nessus
1 1 (14.29%) Nexpose
1 1 (14.29%) Nmap
1 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
1 1 (14.29%) QRadar
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Apple
2 1 (14.29%) ArcSight
2 1 (14.29%) Google
2 1 (14.29%) Intel
2 1 (14.29%) Intel Security
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) NetWitness
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Qualys
2 1 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) Snow
2 1 (14.29%) Splunk
2 1 (14.29%) VMware