The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East of England region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 137 120 127
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +7
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 10 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.33% 0.25% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.36% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 9
Average daily rate
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£430 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £295
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +35.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £48.75 -
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2242 1664 2051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 73.63% 70.06% 67.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1310 870 1021
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 123 229
Average hourly rate £29.50 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Penetration Testing
England

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
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 31 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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 4 £400 -
Cambridgeshire -6 4 £460 +2.22%
Suffolk - 2 - - 2
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - - 1
Penetration Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (57.14%) C
1 8 (57.14%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) Degree
3 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
4 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
4 5 (35.71%) Project Management
4 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) Information Assurance
5 4 (28.57%) Chartered Engineer
5 4 (28.57%) PCI DSS
5 4 (28.57%) Network Management
5 4 (28.57%) Cyber Security
5 4 (28.57%) Firewall
5 4 (28.57%) C++
5 4 (28.57%) HND
5 4 (28.57%) Python
5 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
5 4 (28.57%) Electronics
5 4 (28.57%) Information Security
6 3 (21.43%) Finance
6 3 (21.43%) Identity Management
7 2 (14.29%) CISSP
7 2 (14.29%) VPN
7 2 (14.29%) CEH
7 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 2 (14.29%) PKI
7 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (7.14%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) VoIP
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) HTTP
3 1 (7.14%) Wireless
3 1 (7.14%) NAS
3 1 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
1 1 (7.14%) QADirector
General
1 4 (28.57%) Electronics
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Local Government
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Test Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Java Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Security Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) IT Security Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) IT Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) C Developer
3 2 (14.29%) C Software Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Security Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Security Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Senior IT Security Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Tester
4 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (14.29%) PKI
5 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
5 1 (7.14%) Replication
5 1 (7.14%) Cryptography
5 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Project Management
1 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
1 5 (35.71%) Information Assurance
2 4 (28.57%) Information Security
2 4 (28.57%) Network Management
2 4 (28.57%) Cyber Security
3 3 (21.43%) Identity Management
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Web Design
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.14%) Security Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Use Case
5 1 (7.14%) Data Security
5 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) C
2 7 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) Python
3 4 (28.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Degree
2 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) Chartered Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) HND
4 2 (14.29%) CISSP
4 2 (14.29%) CEH
5 1 (7.14%) CISMP
5 1 (7.14%) CISM
5 1 (7.14%) GIAC
5 1 (7.14%) CSSLP
5 1 (7.14%) GPEN
5 1 (7.14%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle
1 1 (7.14%) Progress
1 1 (7.14%) HP
1 1 (7.14%) Citrix
1 1 (7.14%) VMware
Ipswich
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £42000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago