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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 111 142 140
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -2
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 22 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.88% 0.26% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.33% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 5
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £300 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £494 £400 £460
% change year-on-year
+23.43% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -25.00%
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
1987 2400 2496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.35% 77.77% 79.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1164 1450 1491
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 168 151
Median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £46.00 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England 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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
Hertfordshire +13 10 £413 +3.12% 3
Bedfordshire +5 8 £525 +75.00% 1
Norfolk - 3 £425 -
Suffolk - 2 £563 - 1
Penetration Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 of England region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 17 (58.62%) Information Security
2 14 (48.28%) CISSP
2 14 (48.28%) Firewall
3 10 (34.48%) Cisco
3 10 (34.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 9 (31.03%) Network Security
4 9 (31.03%) PCI DSS
4 9 (31.03%) SIEM
4 9 (31.03%) LAN
4 9 (31.03%) WAN
5 8 (27.59%) Finance
5 8 (27.59%) Risk Management
5 8 (27.59%) CISM
5 8 (27.59%) CheckPoint
5 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
5 8 (27.59%) Load Balancing
6 7 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (24.14%) Splunk
6 7 (24.14%) ArcSight
6 7 (24.14%) LogLogic
6 7 (24.14%) Nessus
6 7 (24.14%) Fortinet
6 7 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (24.14%) Juniper
6 7 (24.14%) CCNP
6 7 (24.14%) OSPF
6 7 (24.14%) BGP
6 7 (24.14%) LogRhythm
7 6 (20.69%) Spanning Tree
7 6 (20.69%) Cisco Nexus

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

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) nginx
2 1 (3.45%) uWSGI
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon S3
2 2 (6.90%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (6.90%) Route 53
3 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (48.28%) Firewall
2 9 (31.03%) LAN
2 9 (31.03%) Network Security
2 9 (31.03%) WAN
3 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
4 7 (24.14%) BGP
4 7 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (24.14%) OSPF
5 6 (20.69%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (20.69%) Spanning Tree
5 6 (20.69%) tcpdump
5 6 (20.69%) Wireshark
6 5 (17.24%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (13.79%) Internet
8 2 (6.90%) DNS
8 2 (6.90%) IPsec
8 2 (6.90%) NAS
8 2 (6.90%) SAN
8 2 (6.90%) SMTP
8 2 (6.90%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
1 3 (10.34%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Local Government
3 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Consultant
2 12 (41.38%) Security Consultant
3 10 (34.48%) Information Security Consultant
4 9 (31.03%) Analyst
4 9 (31.03%) Security Analyst
5 7 (24.14%) Information Analyst
5 7 (24.14%) Information Security Analyst
6 5 (17.24%) Security Technical Consultant
6 5 (17.24%) Technical Consultant
6 5 (17.24%) Technical Security Consultant
7 4 (13.79%) Process Analyst
8 3 (10.34%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (10.34%) Security Management Consultant
9 2 (6.90%) Architect
9 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (6.90%) IT Analyst
9 2 (6.90%) IT Engineer
9 2 (6.90%) IT Security Analyst
9 2 (6.90%) Management Consultant
9 2 (6.90%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) HTML
1 3 (10.34%) HTML5
2 2 (6.90%) 802.1X
2 2 (6.90%) Middleware
3 1 (3.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.79%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (10.34%) Cryptography
4 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.90%) Clustering
4 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Linux
2 5 (17.24%) Windows
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Information Security
2 10 (34.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 9 (31.03%) SIEM
4 8 (27.59%) Load Balancing
4 8 (27.59%) Risk Management
5 6 (20.69%) Data Protection
5 6 (20.69%) Security Operations
6 5 (17.24%) Network Management
6 5 (17.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (13.79%) Incident Management
8 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
8 3 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (10.34%) DevOps
8 3 (10.34%) High Availability
8 3 (10.34%) ITIL
8 3 (10.34%) MVC
8 3 (10.34%) Scrum
8 3 (10.34%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
2 3 (10.34%) C#
2 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.45%) Perl
3 1 (3.45%) Python
3 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) CISSP
2 8 (27.59%) CISM
3 7 (24.14%) CCNP
3 7 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (17.24%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (13.79%) CLAS
5 4 (13.79%) CRISC
5 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
6 2 (6.90%) CEH
6 2 (6.90%) GSEC
6 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (6.90%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) PCI DSS
2 3 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) Docker
3 2 (6.90%) Firmware
3 2 (6.90%) NFS
3 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) Nessus
2 3 (10.34%) Puppet
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Cisco
2 8 (27.59%) CheckPoint
3 7 (24.14%) ArcSight
3 7 (24.14%) Fortinet
3 7 (24.14%) Juniper
3 7 (24.14%) LogLogic
3 7 (24.14%) LogRhythm
3 7 (24.14%) Splunk
4 6 (20.69%) F5
4 6 (20.69%) Tripwire
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix
5 2 (6.90%) Intel
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.90%) VMware