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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 113 115 118
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 5 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.22% 0.42% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.55% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 2
Median daily rate £375 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £435 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £558 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £494 £400 £460
% change year-on-year
+23.43% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -25.00%
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
1833 1985 1868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.68% 76.14% 76.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 955 1145 915
Median daily rate £420 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £528 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 69 23
Median hourly rate £20.00 £33.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.29% +97.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

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
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 31 August 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
Maidenhead - 1 £400 -
Newbury - 1 - -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 7 (43.75%) VPN
1 7 (43.75%) Information Security
1 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (37.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 6 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 6 (37.50%) CISSP
2 6 (37.50%) Python
3 5 (31.25%) CISM
3 5 (31.25%) PCI DSS
3 5 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (31.25%) Security Testing
4 4 (25.00%) CISA
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) Linux
4 4 (25.00%) SSL
4 4 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) Web Services
4 4 (25.00%) C++
5 3 (18.75%) C
5 3 (18.75%) C#
5 3 (18.75%) Unix
5 3 (18.75%) Windows
5 3 (18.75%) Internet
5 3 (18.75%) Middleware
5 3 (18.75%) Project Management
5 3 (18.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (18.75%) Firewall
5 3 (18.75%) CEH
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Nessus

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) IaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) VPN
2 4 (25.00%) SSL
3 3 (18.75%) Firewall
3 3 (18.75%) Internet
3 3 (18.75%) Network Security
4 2 (12.50%) Kerberos
4 2 (12.50%) LDAP
5 1 (6.25%) HTTP
5 1 (6.25%) SSH
5 1 (6.25%) Wireless
5 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Data Lake
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) AppScan
2 2 (12.50%) Metasploit
3 1 (6.25%) Burp Suite
3 1 (6.25%) CircleCI
3 1 (6.25%) GDB
3 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) Travis CI
3 1 (6.25%) WinDbg
General
1 6 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Security Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Designer
3 3 (18.75%) Security Designer
3 3 (18.75%) Security Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) IT Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) IT Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Security Architect
5 1 (6.25%) C++ Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (6.25%) IP Architect
5 1 (6.25%) IP Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Security Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Service Management Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Web Services
2 3 (18.75%) Middleware
3 2 (12.50%) .NET
3 2 (12.50%) SAML
4 1 (6.25%) Apache Flex
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.25%) HTML
4 1 (6.25%) jQuery
4 1 (6.25%) REST
4 1 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.25%) CMDB
3 1 (6.25%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) PKI
3 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Kali Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Unix
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Information Security
2 6 (37.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (31.25%) Security Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) OWASP
4 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) Secure Coding
4 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
5 2 (12.50%) Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (12.50%) Open Source
5 2 (12.50%) Patch Management
5 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 2 (12.50%) Security Operations
5 2 (12.50%) SIEM
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Threat Modelling
6 1 (6.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Python
2 4 (25.00%) C++
2 4 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) C
3 3 (18.75%) C#
4 2 (12.50%) Perl
4 2 (12.50%) PHP
5 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) CISSP
2 5 (31.25%) CISM
3 4 (25.00%) CISA
4 3 (18.75%) CEH
4 3 (18.75%) Degree
4 3 (18.75%) SANS
5 2 (12.50%) CRISC
5 2 (12.50%) GCFA
5 2 (12.50%) GCIH
5 2 (12.50%) GIAC
6 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (6.25%) CCNP
6 1 (6.25%) CCSP
6 1 (6.25%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (6.25%) GPEN
6 1 (6.25%) GWAPT
6 1 (6.25%) ISSAP
6 1 (6.25%) OSCE
6 1 (6.25%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) PCI DSS
2 3 (18.75%) HIPAA
2 3 (18.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Nessus
2 1 (6.25%) Core Impact
2 1 (6.25%) HP Fortify
2 1 (6.25%) Nexpose
2 1 (6.25%) Nmap
2 1 (6.25%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) IBM
1 2 (12.50%) Veracode
2 1 (6.25%) F5
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Remedy