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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 135 115 135
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +20
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 11 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.35% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.36% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.75% +14.28%
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 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -6.25%
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
2410 1690 2096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.17% 70.98% 68.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1446 863 1094
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 £250 £225 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 114 213
Average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.80 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Cambridgeshire -5 4 £460 +2.22%
Suffolk - 4 £375 -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Norfolk - - - -
Penetration Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 9 (60.00%) C
1 9 (60.00%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (53.33%) Degree
3 7 (46.67%) Computer Science
3 7 (46.67%) Java
4 6 (40.00%) Information Assurance
4 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (40.00%) Information Security
5 5 (33.33%) Chartered Engineer
5 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 5 (33.33%) C++
5 5 (33.33%) HND
5 5 (33.33%) Project Management
5 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 5 (33.33%) Electronics
5 5 (33.33%) Cyber Security
5 5 (33.33%) Network Management
6 4 (26.67%) Python
6 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
7 3 (20.00%) Security Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Finance
7 3 (20.00%) Firewall
7 3 (20.00%) Identity Management
8 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
8 2 (13.33%) Cisco
8 2 (13.33%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
8 2 (13.33%) Network Security
8 2 (13.33%) PKI

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) Network Security
3 1 (6.67%) HTTP
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) QADirector
General
1 5 (33.33%) Electronics
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Java Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Test Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Security Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) IT Security Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
4 2 (13.33%) IT Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Testing Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Senior IT Security Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Security Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Security Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) C Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (46.67%) Computer Science
3 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (13.33%) PKI
5 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
5 1 (6.67%) Cryptography
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Information Security
1 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (40.00%) Information Assurance
2 5 (33.33%) Project Management
2 5 (33.33%) Network Management
2 5 (33.33%) Cyber Security
3 3 (20.00%) Identity Management
3 3 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.67%) Web Design
5 1 (6.67%) Data Security
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.67%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) C
2 7 (46.67%) Java
3 5 (33.33%) C++
4 4 (26.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Degree
2 5 (33.33%) Chartered Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) HND
3 2 (13.33%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (6.67%) CISM
4 1 (6.67%) CEH
4 1 (6.67%) CISSP
4 1 (6.67%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco
1 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.67%) Progress
2 1 (6.67%) HP