The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 13 8 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 6.25% 4.76% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.82% 5.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-3.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £60.00
Penetration Testing
Bedfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
34 38 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 70.83% 90.48% 85.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 41
Median daily rate £415 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £515 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +71.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedford 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 Bedford

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 Bedford region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) CISSP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) OSPF
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
1 3 (100.00%) Nessus
1 3 (100.00%) Tripwire
1 3 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 3 (100.00%) Wireshark
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
1 3 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) tcpdump
1 3 (100.00%) Network Management
1 3 (100.00%) F5
1 3 (100.00%) Splunk
1 3 (100.00%) ArcSight
1 3 (100.00%) LogLogic
1 3 (100.00%) SIEM
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (100.00%) LogRhythm

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
1 3 (100.00%) OSPF
1 3 (100.00%) Spanning Tree
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) tcpdump
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) Wireshark
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Consultant
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security Consultant
1 3 (100.00%) Security Consultant
1 3 (100.00%) Security Technical Consultant
1 3 (100.00%) Technical Consultant
1 3 (100.00%) Technical Security Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) Network Management
1 3 (100.00%) SIEM
1 3 (100.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) ArcSight
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) F5
1 3 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
1 3 (100.00%) LogLogic
1 3 (100.00%) LogRhythm
1 3 (100.00%) Splunk
1 3 (100.00%) Tripwire