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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 126 126 116
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.14% 0.071% 0.044%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.096% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£500 £565 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.50% +50.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £470 £393
% change year-on-year
-9.57% +19.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
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
2055 2090 1591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.66% 73.75% 69.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1096 1088 647
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 56 55
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -23.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £12.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £144.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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
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 30 March 2015. 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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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
Slough - 2 £500 - 1
Reading +4 1 - - 10
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 3 (37.50%) Network Security
1 3 (37.50%) Validation
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Cyber Security
2 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) CISSP
2 2 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (12.50%) CISA
3 1 (12.50%) CISM
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) Remedy
3 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) GSEC
3 1 (12.50%) CESG
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
3 1 (12.50%) PKI

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco ICM
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Security Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Security Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Penetration Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Information Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Compliance Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) CESG
1 1 (12.50%) PKI
1 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Validation
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security
2 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (25.00%) Cyber Security
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco ICM Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Database Security
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) SIEM
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) C++
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CISSP
2 1 (12.50%) CISA
2 1 (12.50%) CISM
2 1 (12.50%) GSEC
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (12.50%) QA
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco
1 1 (12.50%) Remedy