The first table below looks at the demand for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 11 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 Birmingham 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 58 - 55
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.44% - 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% - 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£450 - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year
-25.84% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
484 383 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 70.86% 66.84% 70.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 209 240
Average daily rate £351 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.54% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 18
Average hourly rate £14.50 £175.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-91.71% +1106.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.20 £15.49 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
Penetration Testing
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Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Birmingham region.

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Penetration Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Birmingham region.

Penetration Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Penetration Testing
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) CISSP
1 3 (100.00%) CISM
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
1 3 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (100.00%) PCI DSS

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Security Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Information Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
1 3 (100.00%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CISSP
1 3 (100.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (100.00%) PCI DSS