The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 114 116 127
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 6 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.24% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.42% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 7
Average daily rate
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£438 £428 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.33% +90.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £367 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £485 £244
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £295
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +35.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £48.75 -
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1852 1656 2064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.61% 68.89% 65.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 880 740 795
Average daily rate £375 £400 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 40
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% -17.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Penetration Testing
South East

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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
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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
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Job
Vacancies
Reading +7 2 - -
Newbury - 1 £375 -
Maidenhead - - - -
Slough - - - -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 5 (55.56%) CISSP
1 5 (55.56%) Information Security
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Data Security
3 3 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (22.22%) Security Management
4 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (22.22%) Firewall
4 2 (22.22%) Identity Management
4 2 (22.22%) GIAC
4 2 (22.22%) Nokia
4 2 (22.22%) Middleware
4 2 (22.22%) CISM
4 2 (22.22%) ATM
4 2 (22.22%) VPN
4 2 (22.22%) SSL
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) .NET
4 2 (22.22%) UNIX
4 2 (22.22%) GCIH
4 2 (22.22%) SSH
4 2 (22.22%) Computer Forensics
4 2 (22.22%) PKI
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) ATM
1 2 (22.22%) VPN
1 2 (22.22%) SSL
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) SSH
2 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Security Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Security Designer
1 2 (22.22%) Designer
2 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Project Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Ethical Hacker
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
1 2 (22.22%) PKI
2 1 (11.11%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) UNIX
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Information Security
2 3 (33.33%) Data Security
2 3 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (22.22%) Identity Management
3 2 (22.22%) Security Management
3 2 (22.22%) Reverse Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (11.11%) WFM
4 1 (11.11%) Matrix Management
4 1 (11.11%) Use Case
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) SIEM
4 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C++
1 2 (22.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) CISSP
2 2 (22.22%) CISM
2 2 (22.22%) GIAC
2 2 (22.22%) GCIH
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Nokia
3 1 (11.11%) Siemens
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 1 (11.11%) BT
3 1 (11.11%) Tripwire
3 1 (11.11%) Qualys
3 1 (11.11%) Splunk
3 1 (11.11%) Verint
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Genesys
3 1 (11.11%) Empirix
Berkshire
Intonera Consulting Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago