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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 123 145 109
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -36
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 7 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.26% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£325 £250 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -32.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
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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
1980 2312 1597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.38% 73.19% 69.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1131 1308 875
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 146 123
Average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £325 - 3
Bedfordshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - - 1
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Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (88.89%) Information Security
2 5 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (55.56%) CISSP
3 4 (44.44%) SSCP
3 4 (44.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (44.44%) PCI DSS
4 3 (33.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (22.22%) WSUS
5 2 (22.22%) PCI QSA
5 2 (22.22%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (22.22%) SIEM
5 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (22.22%) CEH
5 2 (22.22%) CISMP
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) COBIT
5 2 (22.22%) GIAC
5 2 (22.22%) CISM
5 2 (22.22%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) Wireless
5 2 (22.22%) McAfee
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 2 (22.22%) LAN
5 2 (22.22%) WAN
5 2 (22.22%) VPN
6 1 (11.11%) HTTPS
6 1 (11.11%) HTTP
6 1 (11.11%) HP
6 1 (11.11%) Perforce

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (22.22%) LAN
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
1 2 (22.22%) VPN
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) Wireless
2 1 (11.11%) HTTPS
2 1 (11.11%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 1 (11.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Security Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) IT Security Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security Officer
3 2 (22.22%) Security Officer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Security Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Information Security
2 4 (44.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (22.22%) SIEM
4 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) System Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) CISSP
2 4 (44.44%) SSCP
3 2 (22.22%) CISM
3 2 (22.22%) GIAC
3 2 (22.22%) CEH
3 2 (22.22%) CISMP
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (44.44%) PCI DSS
3 2 (22.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) WSUS
1 2 (22.22%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) McAfee
2 1 (11.11%) Perforce
2 1 (11.11%) HP