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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
South East / Berkshire
Rank 102 120 119
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -1
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.26% 0.12% 0.078%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.16% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £563 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +28.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -10.52%

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
1567 1907 1883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.77% 78.51% 73.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 781 995 974
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 73 27
Median hourly rate £23.34 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.45% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.42 £14.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 24 January 2017. 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 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
Reading +14 2 - - 1
Bracknell - 1 - -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 6 (60.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 5 (50.00%) CISSP
3 4 (40.00%) CISM
3 4 (40.00%) SANS
4 3 (30.00%) Threat Modelling
4 3 (30.00%) Secure Coding
4 3 (30.00%) Network Security
4 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
4 3 (30.00%) HIPAA
4 3 (30.00%) OWASP
4 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 3 (30.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (30.00%) Java
5 2 (20.00%) PHP
5 2 (20.00%) J2EE
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Python
5 2 (20.00%) LDAP
5 2 (20.00%) CISA
5 2 (20.00%) SAML
5 2 (20.00%) Middleware
5 2 (20.00%) Kerberos
5 2 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall
5 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (20.00%) GCIH
5 2 (20.00%) GCFA

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 (10.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Network Security
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (20.00%) LDAP
2 2 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Data Lake
2 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) AppScan
1 1 (10.00%) Burp Suite
1 1 (10.00%) CircleCI
1 1 (10.00%) GDB
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) Travis CI
1 1 (10.00%) WinDbg
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Penetration Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Security Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Development Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Application Development Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Development Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IP Architect
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Security Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) SIEM Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Assurance Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Development Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Assurance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) J2EE
1 2 (20.00%) Middleware
1 2 (20.00%) SAML
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Kali Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (30.00%) OWASP
2 3 (30.00%) Secure Coding
2 3 (30.00%) Threat Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Analytics
3 2 (20.00%) Cryptography
3 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (20.00%) Information Security
3 2 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (20.00%) Open Source
3 2 (20.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) Security Operations
3 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (20.00%) SIEM
4 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (10.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) PHP
2 2 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) CISSP
2 4 (40.00%) CISM
2 4 (40.00%) SANS
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) CEH
4 2 (20.00%) CISA
4 2 (20.00%) GCFA
4 2 (20.00%) GCIH
4 2 (20.00%) OSCP
5 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (10.00%) CCSP
5 1 (10.00%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (10.00%) CREST Certified
5 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) GPEN
5 1 (10.00%) GWAPT
5 1 (10.00%) GXPN
5 1 (10.00%) OSCE
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) HIPAA
1 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
1 3 (30.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (10.00%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 1 (10.00%) Core Impact
1 1 (10.00%) HP Fortify
1 1 (10.00%) Nessus
1 1 (10.00%) Nexpose
1 1 (10.00%) Nmap
1 1 (10.00%) WebInspect