The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 35 27 35
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 7 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 2.12% 1.90% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 2.52% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Median daily rate £560 £385 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -26.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.81 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+54.72% -
Penetration Testing
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
225 159 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 68.18% 75.36% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 85 101
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £505 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 9
Median hourly rate £17.45 £42.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.45% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £31.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.50 £42.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Basingstoke region.

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing 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 Basingstoke region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 13 (86.67%) Security Operations
2 9 (60.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 9 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (60.00%) IBM
2 9 (60.00%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (46.67%) Information Security
3 7 (46.67%) SIEM
4 6 (40.00%) Windows
4 6 (40.00%) Linux
5 5 (33.33%) HP
5 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 5 (33.33%) NetIQ
5 5 (33.33%) Symantec
5 5 (33.33%) Novell
5 5 (33.33%) Internet
5 5 (33.33%) Tripwire
5 5 (33.33%) Splunk
5 5 (33.33%) ArcSight
5 5 (33.33%) Q1 Labs
5 5 (33.33%) LogRhythm
6 4 (26.67%) ISO27002
6 4 (26.67%) Security Management
6 4 (26.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 4 (26.67%) Threat Management
6 4 (26.67%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (26.67%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (26.67%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke 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 (13.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) Firewall
1 9 (60.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (33.33%) Internet
3 4 (26.67%) LAN
3 4 (26.67%) WAN
4 3 (20.00%) VPN
5 1 (6.67%) HTTP
5 1 (6.67%) SSH
5 1 (6.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) DB2
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
1 8 (53.33%) Consultant
1 8 (53.33%) Security Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Security Consultant
3 5 (33.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 5 (33.33%) SIEM Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) SOC Analyst
4 4 (26.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 3 (20.00%) SIEM Consultant
5 3 (20.00%) SOC Consultant
6 2 (13.33%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (13.33%) Management Consultant
6 2 (13.33%) Security Engineer
6 2 (13.33%) Security Management Consultant
6 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (13.33%) Senior Security Analyst
6 2 (13.33%) SIEM Engineer
6 2 (13.33%) SOC Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Architect
7 1 (6.67%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) Apache Flex
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
1 1 (6.67%) REST
1 1 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (26.67%) AS400
3 4 (26.67%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (26.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (26.67%) Mainframe
4 3 (20.00%) PKI
5 2 (13.33%) Cryptography
6 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Unix
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Security Operations
2 9 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (46.67%) Information Security
3 7 (46.67%) SIEM
4 4 (26.67%) Computer Forensics
4 4 (26.67%) Content Management
4 4 (26.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
4 4 (26.67%) Security Management
4 4 (26.67%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (26.67%) Threat Management
4 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Internal Audit
5 2 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (13.33%) Line Management
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) SOA
5 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C++
1 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) CISSP
2 2 (13.33%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (13.33%) CLAS
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) ISO27002
1 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
2 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (13.33%) JSP 440
3 2 (13.33%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) IBM
2 5 (33.33%) ArcSight
2 5 (33.33%) HP
2 5 (33.33%) LogRhythm
2 5 (33.33%) NetIQ
2 5 (33.33%) Novell
2 5 (33.33%) Q1 Labs
2 5 (33.33%) Splunk
2 5 (33.33%) Symantec
2 5 (33.33%) Tripwire
3 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) F5
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle