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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 91 104 100
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 7 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.43% 0.11% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.15% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Median daily rate £580 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+93.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £486 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+21.56% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.63 £28.50 £28.99
% change year-on-year
-31.14% -1.69%
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
1320 1353 1184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 80.78% 76.88% 75.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 821 796 597
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 38 89
Median hourly rate £17.05 £16.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.53% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.61 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £25.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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
Nottinghamshire - 6 £585 - 1
Northamptonshire +4 1 £413 +37.50% 2
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 11 (91.67%) Information Security
2 7 (58.33%) Risk Management
2 7 (58.33%) Finance
3 6 (50.00%) CISSP
3 6 (50.00%) CESG
3 6 (50.00%) Security Architecture
3 6 (50.00%) CESG Certified Professional
4 5 (41.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (41.67%) Threat Modelling
4 5 (41.67%) Business Continuity Planning
4 5 (41.67%) Protective Monitoring
4 5 (41.67%) Information Assurance
4 5 (41.67%) Business Continuity
4 5 (41.67%) BCP
5 4 (33.33%) Internet
5 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 4 (33.33%) Information Security Governance
6 3 (25.00%) SDLC
6 3 (25.00%) CREST Certified
6 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
6 3 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (25.00%) Cryptography
6 3 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 3 (25.00%) Information Security Management
6 3 (25.00%) Security Management
7 2 (16.67%) Project Management
7 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (16.67%) Nessus
7 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Security Manager
2 5 (41.67%) Information Manager
2 5 (41.67%) Information Security Manager
3 4 (33.33%) Security Specialist
4 3 (25.00%) Consultant
4 3 (25.00%) Security Consultant
4 3 (25.00%) Technical Security Specialist
4 3 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (16.67%) IT Consultant
5 2 (16.67%) IT Security Consultant
5 2 (16.67%) IT Security Specialist
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Manager
5 2 (16.67%) Security Technical Consultant
5 2 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (16.67%) Technical Security Consultant
6 1 (8.33%) Incident Manager
6 1 (8.33%) Information Security Officer
6 1 (8.33%) Information Security Risk Manager
6 1 (8.33%) IT Risk Consultant
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) CESG
2 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (25.00%) Cryptography
4 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Information Security
2 7 (58.33%) Risk Management
3 6 (50.00%) Security Architecture
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
4 5 (41.67%) Threat Modelling
5 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 4 (33.33%) Information Security Governance
6 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
6 3 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 3 (25.00%) Information Security Management
6 3 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (25.00%) SDLC
6 3 (25.00%) Security Management
7 2 (16.67%) Project Management
7 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 6 (50.00%) CISSP
2 3 (25.00%) CREST Certified
3 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Nessus