The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 22 25 25
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 1.78% 1.10% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 1.53% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £350 £775 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.83% +106.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50
Penetration Testing
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Dorset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
123 131 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 72.78% 72.38% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 79 102
Median daily rate £370 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £246 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £550 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 19 15
Median hourly rate £14.50 £37.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.33% -13.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Dorset 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 Dorset

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Dorset region.

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole - 2 £370 -
Penetration Testing
South West

Penetration Testing
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
1 3 (100.00%) CISSP
1 3 (100.00%) CISA
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security Management
2 2 (66.67%) Security Management
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) ISMS
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (66.67%) BitLocker
2 2 (66.67%) Regulatory Compliance

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Information Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security Management
2 2 (66.67%) ISMS
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) Regulatory Compliance
2 2 (66.67%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CISA
1 3 (100.00%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft