The first table below looks at the demand for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Chester 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 41 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.38% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.25
Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
216 105 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 82.76% 72.41% 47.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 25 14
Average daily rate £350 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £451 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 14 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +221.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Penetration Testing
Cheshire

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Penetration Testing
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware
1 1 (100.00%) DMZ
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (100.00%) Structured Cabling

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) DMZ
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (100.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (100.00%) Structured Cabling
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (100.00%) F5