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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 121 124 128
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.079% 0.076% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.10% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate £538 £350 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.57% -13.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £350 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £350 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £405
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year
-2.63% -
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
1992 1941 1978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 78.39% 73.33% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1061 988 1018
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 36 58
Average hourly rate £16.09 £27.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.49% +71.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £13.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £127.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 1 £625 - 4
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing.

1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security
1 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
1 2 (40.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) COBIT
2 1 (20.00%) CEH
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (20.00%) Security Hardening
2 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) SSH
2 1 (20.00%) SSL
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) IT Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Operations Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) IT Security Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Operational Security Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Security Operations Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) REST
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security
1 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Forensics
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (20.00%) Data Security
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C++
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) CEH
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (20.00%) COBIT
2 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) SAP