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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 129 126 143
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +17
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 15 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.49% 0.12% 0.033%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.17% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 0
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£375 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
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
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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
2370 1721 2084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.20% 71.15% 69.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1525 909 1101
Average daily rate £400 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 140 178
Average hourly rate £24.00 £36.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 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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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
Suffolk - 11 £375 - 1
Cambridgeshire -4 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Norfolk - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Penetration Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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%) Check Point Certification
3 9 (37.50%) Cisco
4 7 (29.17%) C
4 7 (29.17%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (25.00%) Java
5 6 (25.00%) Degree
6 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
7 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 4 (16.67%) Python
7 4 (16.67%) PCI DSS
7 4 (16.67%) Security Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Information Assurance
8 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
8 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 3 (12.50%) Chartered Engineer
8 3 (12.50%) Cyber Security
8 3 (12.50%) Network Management
8 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
8 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (12.50%) Internet
8 3 (12.50%) Project Management
8 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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%) QADirector
General
1 3 (12.50%) Electronics
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Security Specialist
1 10 (41.67%) Testing Specialist
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Java Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior IT Security Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) C Developer
4 2 (8.33%) C Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Security Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) IT Security Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) IT Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
3 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.50%) Client/Server
3 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.33%) PKI
5 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
5 1 (4.17%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
1 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Information Security
2 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 4 (16.67%) Security Testing
2 4 (16.67%) Information Assurance
3 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Network Management
3 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 3 (12.50%) Cyber Security
3 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Project Management
3 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Identity Management
4 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.17%) Security Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) C
2 6 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (16.67%) Python
4 3 (12.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Check Point Certification
2 6 (25.00%) Degree
3 3 (12.50%) Chartered Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) HND
3 3 (12.50%) ISEB
4 2 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (4.17%) CEH
5 1 (4.17%) CISSP
5 1 (4.17%) CISM
5 1 (4.17%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 3 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.17%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) CheckPoint
2 9 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Progress
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