The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 131 122 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 10 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.35% 0.082% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -
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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 of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2146 1674 1880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.59% 69.03% 66.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1368 922 1033
Average daily rate £425 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 161 178
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Penetration Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing across the East of England region.

Penetration Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
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
Suffolk - 5 £375 -
Cambridgeshire -11 1 - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 14 (58.33%) Information Security
2 10 (41.67%) CheckPoint
2 10 (41.67%) Network Security
3 9 (37.50%) Cisco
3 9 (37.50%) Check Point Certification
4 7 (29.17%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (25.00%) C
6 4 (16.67%) Java
6 4 (16.67%) Python
6 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 4 (16.67%) Degree
6 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (16.67%) PCI DSS
6 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Security Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
7 3 (12.50%) Information Assurance
7 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 3 (12.50%) HP
7 3 (12.50%) ISEB
7 3 (12.50%) Client/Server
7 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 3 (12.50%) Internet
7 3 (12.50%) MS Project
7 3 (12.50%) Windows
7 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Firewall
7 3 (12.50%) Mentoring

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) Network Security
2 3 (12.50%) Internet
2 3 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) HTTP
3 1 (4.17%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 2 (8.33%) Electronics
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Local Government
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Security Specialist
1 10 (41.67%) Testing Specialist
2 5 (20.83%) Test Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Senior IT Security Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) IT Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) IT Security Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Security Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) C Developer
4 2 (8.33%) C Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Java Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Information Assurance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.50%) Client/Server
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.33%) PKI
4 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Information Security
2 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Security Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Information Assurance
3 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Cyber Security
4 2 (8.33%) Identity Management
4 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.33%) Project Management
4 2 (8.33%) Network Management
5 1 (4.17%) System Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.17%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) C
2 4 (16.67%) Java
2 4 (16.67%) Python
3 2 (8.33%) C++
4 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Check Point Certification
2 4 (16.67%) Degree
3 3 (12.50%) ISEB
4 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (8.33%) HND
4 2 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) CheckPoint
2 9 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Perforce