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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 135 138 116
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -22
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 8 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.26% 0.35% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.45% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £499 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £455 £400
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £60.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £60.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +60.00%
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
2372 2458 1734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.81% 77.66% 72.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1428 1472 877
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 153 123
Average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.60 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.64 £43.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 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
Bedfordshire - 3 £300 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £400 - 2
Essex -7 1 £800 +72.97%
Cambridgeshire -8 1 - - 1
Penetration Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 6 (54.55%) Firewall
1 6 (54.55%) Information Security
2 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (36.36%) Information Security Management
2 4 (36.36%) Security Management
2 4 (36.36%) SSCP
2 4 (36.36%) McAfee
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) CISSP
3 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 3 (27.27%) VPN
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) CISM
3 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 3 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (27.27%) PKI
3 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
3 3 (27.27%) SIEM
4 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
4 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (18.18%) Line Management
4 2 (18.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (18.18%) FireEye
4 2 (18.18%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (18.18%) Splunk
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (27.27%) VPN
3 2 (18.18%) Wireless
3 2 (18.18%) LAN
3 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Publishing
3 1 (9.09%) Local Government
3 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Security Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Security Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Security Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Security Advisor
4 1 (9.09%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) PKI
2 2 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (18.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (9.09%) RMADS
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) CESG
3 1 (9.09%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (9.09%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Information Security
2 4 (36.36%) Information Security Management
2 4 (36.36%) Security Management
3 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
3 3 (27.27%) SIEM
4 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (18.18%) Line Management
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
5 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 1 (9.09%) OWASP
5 1 (9.09%) Reverse Engineering
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) CISSP
1 4 (36.36%) SSCP
2 3 (27.27%) CISM
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (18.18%) ISEB
4 1 (9.09%) CCNA
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (9.09%) CISA
4 1 (9.09%) Security+ Certification
4 1 (9.09%) CEH
4 1 (9.09%) ISSMP
4 1 (9.09%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (18.18%) COBIT
2 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
3 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
3 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (9.09%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (9.09%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco
1 4 (36.36%) McAfee
2 2 (18.18%) Splunk
2 2 (18.18%) FireEye
3 1 (9.09%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (9.09%) Qualys
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec
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