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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 29 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 1 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.44% - 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% - 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
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£375 - £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
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
172 127 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 75.77% 74.71% 78.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 75 117
Average daily rate £365 £325 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -11.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £128 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +25.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £22.75 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
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Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Bournemouth - 1 £375 -
Penetration Testing
South West

Penetration Testing
Top 4 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Management

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Management