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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 122 128 140
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +12
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 6 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.24% 0.23% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.30% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate £400 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.81 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+54.72% -
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
1963 2019 2339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.68% 76.16% 75.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1170 1138 1320
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 151 141
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 2 £400 -
Suffolk - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire +5 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 £500 -
Penetration Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 7 (46.67%) Information Security
2 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (33.33%) SIEM
3 5 (33.33%) CISM
3 5 (33.33%) Firewall
3 5 (33.33%) CISSP
4 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
4 4 (26.67%) Security Management
4 4 (26.67%) Network Security
4 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
4 4 (26.67%) Security Operations
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
5 3 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (20.00%) F5
5 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (20.00%) Cryptography
5 3 (20.00%) Nessus
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL
5 3 (20.00%) LAN
5 3 (20.00%) WAN
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco
5 3 (20.00%) CCNP
5 3 (20.00%) CCNA
6 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
6 2 (13.33%) ISO 9001

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) nginx
1 1 (6.67%) uWSGI
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) Network Security
3 3 (20.00%) LAN
3 3 (20.00%) WAN
4 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (13.33%) Internet
4 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (13.33%) tcpdump
4 2 (13.33%) VPN
4 2 (13.33%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) CruiseControl
1 2 (13.33%) FitNesse
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (13.33%) MSTest
1 2 (13.33%) NUnit
1 2 (13.33%) SpecFlow
1 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (13.33%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Local Government
2 2 (13.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Security Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Security Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) ICT Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Information Security Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) IT Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) IT Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) IT Security Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) IT Security Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Management Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Security Management Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Security Manager
4 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) SIEM Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (20.00%) Cryptography
2 3 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (13.33%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Information Security
2 5 (33.33%) SIEM
3 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
3 4 (26.67%) Security Management
3 4 (26.67%) Security Operations
4 3 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (13.33%) CRM
5 2 (13.33%) Domain-Driven Design
5 2 (13.33%) Information Governance
5 2 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (13.33%) Line Management
5 2 (13.33%) OOP
5 2 (13.33%) OWASP
5 2 (13.33%) Patch Management
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) SOA
5 2 (13.33%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C#
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
2 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) CISM
1 5 (33.33%) CISSP
2 3 (20.00%) CCNA
2 3 (20.00%) CCNP
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (13.33%) CCSA
3 2 (13.33%) CCSE
3 2 (13.33%) CEH
3 2 (13.33%) Check Point Certification
3 2 (13.33%) GSEC
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (13.33%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
3 2 (13.33%) ISO 9001
3 2 (13.33%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco
1 3 (20.00%) F5
2 2 (13.33%) Splunk