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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 135 131 119
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 4 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.14% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.33% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £28.99 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+55.22% -51.68%
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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
2275 2144 1635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.86% 74.32% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1384 1225 864
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £251 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 148 142
Average hourly rate £33.00 £28.83 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.48% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.60 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £41.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 2015. 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
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire - 2 £400 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 2
Norfolk - 1 £475 -
Penetration Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 8 (72.73%) Information Security
2 6 (54.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (54.55%) CISSP
2 6 (54.55%) Firewall
3 5 (45.45%) SSCP
3 5 (45.45%) SIEM
4 4 (36.36%) PCI DSS
4 4 (36.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (36.36%) McAfee
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco
5 3 (27.27%) VPN
5 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 3 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (27.27%) CISM
5 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
6 2 (18.18%) PCI QSA
6 2 (18.18%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (18.18%) Splunk
6 2 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (18.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (18.18%) Security Patching
6 2 (18.18%) CEH
6 2 (18.18%) CISMP
6 2 (18.18%) COBIT
6 2 (18.18%) WSUS
6 2 (18.18%) PKI
6 2 (18.18%) ISEB
6 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (27.27%) VPN
3 2 (18.18%) LAN
3 2 (18.18%) WAN
3 2 (18.18%) Wireless
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (9.09%) HTTP
4 1 (9.09%) HTTPS
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Security Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) IT Security Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Security Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Information Security Officer
3 2 (18.18%) Security Officer
3 2 (18.18%) Security Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) PKI
1 2 (18.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Information Security
2 5 (45.45%) SIEM
3 4 (36.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 2 (18.18%) Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (18.18%) Security Patching
6 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
6 1 (9.09%) Information Security Management
6 1 (9.09%) Security Management
6 1 (9.09%) ISMS
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) CISSP
2 5 (45.45%) SSCP
3 3 (27.27%) CISM
3 3 (27.27%) Degree
4 2 (18.18%) PCI QSA
4 2 (18.18%) GIAC
4 2 (18.18%) CEH
4 2 (18.18%) CISMP
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (18.18%) ISEB
5 1 (9.09%) CCNA
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (9.09%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (9.09%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (36.36%) PCI DSS
3 2 (18.18%) COBIT
4 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) WSUS
1 2 (18.18%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (9.09%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco
1 4 (36.36%) McAfee
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Splunk
3 1 (9.09%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec
3 1 (9.09%) Qualys