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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 61 - 52
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 3 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.39% - 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% - 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£450 - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.88% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -6.25%
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
498 451 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 65.18% 69.60% 67.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 310 249
Average daily rate £375 £365 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 11
Average hourly rate £22.00 £175.00 £18.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.42% +822.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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 5 (100.00%) CISSP
1 5 (100.00%) CISM
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
1 5 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (60.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (60.00%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (40.00%) Information Security Management
3 2 (40.00%) Security Management
3 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Security Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Information Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Information Security Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
1 5 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Information Security Management
3 2 (40.00%) Security Management
3 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CISSP
1 5 (100.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (60.00%) PCI DSS