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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 121 127 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 6 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.25% 0.16% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £421 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £405
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
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 of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1888 1935 1692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 78.60% 75.97% 72.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1143 1181 945
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 141 145
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -27.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.75 £41.50
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 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 8 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
Bedfordshire - 4 £421 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 2
Penetration Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 7 (43.75%) SIEM
2 6 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (31.25%) LAN
3 5 (31.25%) WAN
3 5 (31.25%) Security Management
3 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
3 5 (31.25%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) Firewall
3 5 (31.25%) Information Security
4 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (25.00%) Network Security
4 4 (25.00%) Security Operations
5 3 (18.75%) F5
5 3 (18.75%) Line Management
5 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (18.75%) Performance Optimisation
5 3 (18.75%) Local Government
5 3 (18.75%) Nessus
5 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
5 3 (18.75%) PCI DSS
5 3 (18.75%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (18.75%) Information Security Management
5 3 (18.75%) Publishing
5 3 (18.75%) Service Management
5 3 (18.75%) TickIT
5 3 (18.75%) ISO 9001
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco
5 3 (18.75%) CCNP
5 3 (18.75%) CCNA

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) NetWeaver
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) IaaS
1 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
1 5 (31.25%) LAN
1 5 (31.25%) WAN
2 4 (25.00%) Network Security
3 2 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (12.50%) Internet
3 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (12.50%) tcpdump
3 2 (12.50%) VPN
3 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
4 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (12.50%) SAP BW
1 2 (12.50%) SAP HANA
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) CruiseControl
1 2 (12.50%) FitNesse
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 2 (12.50%) MSTest
1 2 (12.50%) NUnit
1 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
1 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Local Government
2 3 (18.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) ICT Manager
1 4 (25.00%) Security Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) IT Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) IT Operations Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) NetWeaver Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) SAP Basis Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Security Operations Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior IT Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Operations Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
2 3 (18.75%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) SIEM
2 5 (31.25%) Information Security
2 5 (31.25%) Security Management
3 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (25.00%) Security Operations
4 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
4 3 (18.75%) Information Security Management
4 3 (18.75%) Line Management
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Optimisation
4 3 (18.75%) Service Management
4 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
4 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
5 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 2 (12.50%) OWASP
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) ABAP
1 2 (12.50%) C#
1 2 (12.50%) Java
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
2 1 (6.25%) PHP
2 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) CCNA
1 3 (18.75%) CCNP
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (18.75%) CISSP
2 2 (12.50%) CCSA
2 2 (12.50%) CCSE
2 2 (12.50%) Check Point Certification
2 2 (12.50%) CISM
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) ISSMP
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.25%) MBCS
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (18.75%) ISO 9001
2 3 (18.75%) PCI DSS
2 3 (18.75%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Nessus
2 2 (12.50%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco
1 3 (18.75%) F5
2 2 (12.50%) EMC
2 2 (12.50%) SAP
2 2 (12.50%) Splunk
2 2 (12.50%) VMware