The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank - 58 -
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.31% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £369
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +15.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £28.99 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+19.00% -51.68%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
587 457 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 74.40% 70.96% 73.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 276 173
Average daily rate £375 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 9
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.50 £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £31.00 £133.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 13 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco ICM Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco ICM
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Release Management
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Remedy

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco ICM
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Penetration Tester
1 5 (83.33%) Security Tester
1 5 (83.33%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Voice Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Change Management
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco ICM Scripting
1 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
1 1 (16.67%) Release Management
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) Remedy