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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 115 117 122
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 11 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.42% 0.16% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.22% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 5
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£475 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £388 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £488 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £455 £400
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £60.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +60.00%
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
1926 1843 1796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.93% 74.86% 70.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1123 911 828
Average daily rate £400 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 23 36
Average hourly rate £33.50 £17.04 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.65% -33.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £14.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £59.00 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +1 11 £475 - 3
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 9 (50.00%) Information Security
1 9 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 8 (44.44%) Finance
3 6 (33.33%) Information Security Management
3 6 (33.33%) Security Management
3 6 (33.33%) Cyber Security
4 5 (27.78%) Management Information System
4 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (27.78%) COBIT
5 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (22.22%) Cisco
6 3 (16.67%) Data Security
6 3 (16.67%) Financial Institution
6 3 (16.67%) Firewall
6 3 (16.67%) Identity Management
6 3 (16.67%) .NET
6 3 (16.67%) Oracle
6 3 (16.67%) DB2
6 3 (16.67%) C++
6 3 (16.67%) Java
6 3 (16.67%) SOAP
6 3 (16.67%) UNIX
6 3 (16.67%) Apache
6 3 (16.67%) HTTP
6 3 (16.67%) VPN
6 3 (16.67%) SSL
6 3 (16.67%) Middleware
6 3 (16.67%) PKI
6 3 (16.67%) SSH

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) HTTP
1 3 (16.67%) VPN
1 3 (16.67%) SSL
1 3 (16.67%) Firewall
1 3 (16.67%) SSH
2 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) DB2
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Consultant
1 5 (27.78%) Security Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Security Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Security Project Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Cyber Security Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) Cyber Security Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Risk Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Information Security Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Risk Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Security Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Information Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) PHP Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
1 3 (16.67%) SOAP
1 3 (16.67%) Middleware
1 3 (16.67%) REST
2 2 (11.11%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Management Information System
2 3 (16.67%) PKI
2 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (16.67%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Information Security
1 9 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 6 (33.33%) Information Security Management
2 6 (33.33%) Security Management
2 6 (33.33%) Cyber Security
3 4 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (16.67%) Identity Management
4 3 (16.67%) Data Security
4 3 (16.67%) Time Management
4 3 (16.67%) SDLC
5 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.11%) Six Sigma
5 2 (11.11%) Security Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.56%) Release Management
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Change Management
6 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) C++
1 3 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) CEH
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (27.78%) COBIT
2 3 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Remedy