The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 89 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.33% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate £600 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £405
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year
-2.63% -
Penetration Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1190 1036 1086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 77.57% 73.53% 72.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 592 597
Average daily rate £380 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 35 55
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.44 £8.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £24.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire - 4 £650 - 1
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 7 (100.00%) Information Security
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) CISSP
2 5 (71.43%) Threat Modelling
3 4 (57.14%) Risk Management
4 3 (42.86%) Cryptography
4 3 (42.86%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (42.86%) Reverse Engineering
4 3 (42.86%) SDLC
4 3 (42.86%) CREST Certified
5 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
5 2 (28.57%) SABSA
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) Security Architecture
5 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Time Management
5 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
5 2 (28.57%) Metasploit
5 2 (28.57%) Logistics
5 2 (28.57%) Nessus
5 2 (28.57%) CISM
5 2 (28.57%) Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
5 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (14.29%) CEH

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Security Specialist
2 3 (42.86%) Consultant
2 3 (42.86%) Security Consultant
2 3 (42.86%) Technical Security Specialist
2 3 (42.86%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (28.57%) Architect
3 2 (28.57%) IT Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) IT Security Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) IT Security Specialist
3 2 (28.57%) Security Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Security Technical Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Security Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) CISSP Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) CISSP Specialist
4 1 (14.29%) Information Officer
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security Officer
4 1 (14.29%) IT Risk Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Security Officer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Cryptography
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Information Security
2 5 (71.43%) Threat Modelling
3 4 (57.14%) Risk Management
4 3 (42.86%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (42.86%) Reverse Engineering
4 3 (42.86%) SDLC
5 2 (28.57%) Logistics
5 2 (28.57%) Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) SABSA
5 2 (28.57%) Security Architecture
5 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (28.57%) Time Management
5 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
5 2 (28.57%) Zachman Framework
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) CISSP
2 3 (42.86%) CREST Certified
3 2 (28.57%) CISM
4 1 (14.29%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Nessus