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 1 July 2016 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 68 - 59
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.51% - 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% - 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.70% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £28.99
% change year-on-year
- +55.22%
Penetration Testing
West Midlands

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
647 559 500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 82.74% 76.58% 74.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 374 318
Median daily rate £375 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 16
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £19.50 £7.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £63.00 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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
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 28 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) AWS Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (28.57%) TACACS
2 2 (28.57%) HAProxy
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec
3 1 (14.29%) Intel Security
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) CESG
3 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Splunk
3 1 (14.29%) SIEM
3 1 (14.29%) OSCP
3 1 (14.29%) Tigerscheme
3 1 (14.29%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (14.29%) Cyber Scheme
3 1 (14.29%) CHECK Team Member
3 1 (14.29%) CREST Certified
3 1 (14.29%) Security Operations
3 1 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) Network Security
1 2 (28.57%) TACACS
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
1 3 (42.86%) AWS Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Security Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Network Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Operations Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SOC Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SOC Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) CESG
1 1 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Information Security
1 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 1 (14.29%) Security Operations
2 1 (14.29%) SIEM
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) AWS Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (14.29%) CHECK Team Member
2 1 (14.29%) CREST Certified
2 1 (14.29%) Cyber Scheme
2 1 (14.29%) OSCP
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Tigerscheme
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
2 1 (14.29%) Intel Security
2 1 (14.29%) Splunk
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec