The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 117 111 123
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 10 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.41% 0.31% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.40% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 2
Median daily rate £470 £425 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.58% -34.61%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.63 £34.50 £28.99
% change year-on-year
-43.11% +19.00%
Penetration Testing
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1918 1978 1915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.06% 76.43% 74.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1052 1009 939
Median daily rate £418 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.15% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 60 40
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £13.83 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £39.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire 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 Berkshire

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Penetration Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Berkshire region.

Penetration Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Penetration Testing
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 Penetration Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Slough +9 4 £470 -6.00%
Reading -8 3 £535 +64.61% 3
Bracknell - 2 - -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 5 (41.67%) VPN
1 5 (41.67%) Information Security
2 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) SSL
2 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (25.00%) Python
3 3 (25.00%) C++
3 3 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) Web Services
3 3 (25.00%) Internet
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Nessus
3 3 (25.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (16.67%) GIAC
4 2 (16.67%) CEH
4 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (16.67%) AppScan
4 2 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 2 (16.67%) CISA
4 2 (16.67%) CISM
4 2 (16.67%) Perl
4 2 (16.67%) C
4 2 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) IBM
4 2 (16.67%) CISSP
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

Penetration Testing
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) VPN
2 4 (33.33%) SSL
3 3 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (8.33%) Firewall
4 1 (8.33%) HTTP
4 1 (8.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) AppScan
1 2 (16.67%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
1 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Consultant
1 5 (41.67%) Security Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Designer
2 3 (25.00%) Security Designer
2 3 (25.00%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Applications Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Security Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (8.33%) IT Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Java Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) Apache Flex
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (8.33%) CMDB
2 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (8.33%) PKI
2 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Kali Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Information Security
2 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (25.00%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 2 (16.67%) SDLC
3 2 (16.67%) Security Operations
3 2 (16.67%) SIEM
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (8.33%) Data Security
4 1 (8.33%) E-business
4 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
4 1 (8.33%) OWASP
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C++
1 3 (25.00%) Java
1 3 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) C
2 2 (16.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CEH
1 2 (16.67%) CISA
1 2 (16.67%) CISM
1 2 (16.67%) CISSP
1 2 (16.67%) CRISC
1 2 (16.67%) GIAC
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) IBM
1 2 (16.67%) Veracode
2 1 (8.33%) F5
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Remedy