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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 93 95 90
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.31% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £408 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £494 £400 £460
% change year-on-year
+23.43% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -25.00%
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
1271 1244 1110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 79.94% 78.09% 74.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 767 595
Median daily rate £410 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 45 49
Median hourly rate £15.25 £19.08 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.07% +9.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.91 £11.21 £9.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands 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 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 30 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
Northamptonshire - 3 £408 - 1
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 8 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 7 (58.33%) Security Architecture
3 6 (50.00%) CESG Certified Professional
3 6 (50.00%) CESG
3 6 (50.00%) Information Security
3 6 (50.00%) Internet
4 5 (41.67%) BCP
4 5 (41.67%) Management Information System
4 5 (41.67%) Business Continuity
4 5 (41.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (41.67%) Business Continuity Planning
4 5 (41.67%) Protective Monitoring
4 5 (41.67%) Information Assurance
5 4 (33.33%) Information Security Governance
5 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 4 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (25.00%) Patch Management
6 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) Information Security Management
6 3 (25.00%) Security Management
6 3 (25.00%) CISSP
7 2 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (16.67%) Legal
7 2 (16.67%) Banking
7 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) Degree
7 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
7 2 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (16.67%) Supplier Management

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Security Manager
2 5 (41.67%) Information Manager
2 5 (41.67%) Information Security Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Audit Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Information Risk Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security Risk Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Security Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) CESG
2 5 (41.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 7 (58.33%) Security Architecture
3 6 (50.00%) Information Security
4 5 (41.67%) BCP
4 5 (41.67%) Business Continuity
4 5 (41.67%) Business Continuity Planning
4 5 (41.67%) Information Assurance
4 5 (41.67%) Protective Monitoring
5 4 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 4 (33.33%) Information Security Governance
6 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
6 3 (25.00%) Information Security Management
6 3 (25.00%) Patch Management
6 3 (25.00%) Security Management
7 2 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (16.67%) ISMS
7 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Supplier Management
8 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 3 (25.00%) CISSP
3 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) VMware