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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 56 55 53
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 1 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.15% 0.16% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.20% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Median daily rate £275 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +2.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £396
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +7.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.87 £46.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+31.61% +105.55%

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
525 499 465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.40% 80.10% 74.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 322 284
Median daily rate £425 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 18
Median hourly rate £29.00 £14.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -35.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.40 £8.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.75 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham 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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 4 (50.00%) VPN
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
1 4 (50.00%) OSPF
1 4 (50.00%) BGP
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) Juniper
2 3 (37.50%) Network Design
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (37.50%) Junos
2 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (25.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (25.00%) CISSP
3 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 2 (25.00%) ServiceNow
3 2 (25.00%) GPG13
3 2 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
3 2 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (25.00%) CRISC
3 2 (25.00%) Office 365
3 2 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (25.00%) IT Governance
3 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Information Assurance
3 2 (25.00%) ISMS
3 2 (25.00%) RMADS
3 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (25.00%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) BGP
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
1 4 (50.00%) OSPF
1 4 (50.00%) VPN
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (37.50%) Junos
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) DSL
3 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
3 1 (12.50%) FTP
3 1 (12.50%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (12.50%) IPsec
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) SMTP
3 1 (12.50%) SNMP
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Juniper Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Information Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Information Security Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Security Manager
4 1 (12.50%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (37.50%) Network Design
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
2 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (25.00%) ERP
2 2 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security Management
2 2 (25.00%) ISMS
2 2 (25.00%) IT Governance
2 2 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (25.00%) Security Management
2 2 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
2 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CEH
1 2 (25.00%) CISM
1 2 (25.00%) CISMP
1 2 (25.00%) CISSP
1 2 (25.00%) CRISC
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 2 (25.00%) GPG13
1 2 (25.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (25.00%) PCI DSS
1 2 (25.00%) RMADS
2 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
1 1 (12.50%) Firmware
1 1 (12.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Juniper
3 2 (25.00%) ServiceNow