The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Penetration Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 578 617 608
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 50 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.100% 0.032% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.034% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 8 8
Median daily rate £550 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £463 £425
% change year-on-year
+13.51% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Penetration Tester
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47501 50509 47666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.66% 95.00% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 31266 32734 29347
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1902 1912
Median hourly rate £17.17 £17.12 £16.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% +2.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Penetration Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Penetration Tester in the job title.

Penetration Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Penetration Tester
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Penetration Tester across the England region.

Penetration Tester Daily Rate Trend in England

Penetration Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Penetration Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

Penetration Tester Daily Rate Histogram in England

Penetration Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Tester across the England region.

Penetration Tester Hourly Rate Trend in England

Penetration Tester
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +3 33 £550 +25.71% 15
South East +17 7 £550 +18.91% 26
South West - 3 £469 - 16
Yorkshire - 2 - - 8
West Midlands - 1 £525 - 8
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Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, Penetration Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Penetration Tester in the job title.

1 79 (84.04%) Penetration Testing
2 43 (45.74%) CREST Certified
3 27 (28.72%) Cybersecurity
4 25 (26.60%) Security Cleared
5 24 (25.53%) Information Security
6 23 (24.47%) Security Testing
7 20 (21.28%) Ethical Hacking
8 18 (19.15%) OWASP
8 18 (19.15%) Java
9 16 (17.02%) CEH
10 15 (15.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 15 (15.96%) OSCP
11 14 (14.89%) Cyber Scheme
11 14 (14.89%) SC Cleared
11 14 (14.89%) Python
11 14 (14.89%) Finance
12 13 (13.83%) CHECK Team Member
13 12 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (12.77%) CISSP
14 11 (11.70%) Wireless
14 11 (11.70%) Linux
14 11 (11.70%) .NET
15 10 (10.64%) Ruby
16 9 (9.57%) DV Cleared
16 9 (9.57%) Reverse Engineering
16 9 (9.57%) Tigerscheme
16 9 (9.57%) Embedded Systems
17 8 (8.51%) Mobile App
17 8 (8.51%) Social Engineering
17 8 (8.51%) C++

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.13%) nginx
2 1 (1.06%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.70%) Wireless
2 4 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (3.19%) HTTP
3 3 (3.19%) Network Security
3 3 (3.19%) SSL
4 2 (2.13%) Firewall
4 2 (2.13%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.06%) DHCP
5 1 (1.06%) DNS
5 1 (1.06%) FTP
5 1 (1.06%) Internet
5 1 (1.06%) LDAP
5 1 (1.06%) Skype
5 1 (1.06%) SNMP
5 1 (1.06%) SSH
5 1 (1.06%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.06%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Burp Suite
1 3 (3.19%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.13%) AppScan
2 2 (2.13%) CircleCI
2 2 (2.13%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.13%) TestNG
2 2 (2.13%) Travis CI
3 1 (1.06%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.06%) Gatling
3 1 (1.06%) GDB
3 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.06%) JIRA
3 1 (1.06%) JMeter
3 1 (1.06%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.06%) Selenium
3 1 (1.06%) Subversion
3 1 (1.06%) WinDbg
General
1 14 (14.89%) Finance
2 1 (1.06%) Italian Language
2 1 (1.06%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.70%) .NET
2 2 (2.13%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.13%) HTML
2 2 (2.13%) Web Services
3 1 (1.06%) jQuery
3 1 (1.06%) JSON
3 1 (1.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.57%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (8.51%) Mobile App
4 7 (7.45%) CESG
5 2 (2.13%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.13%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.13%) SCADA
5 2 (2.13%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.06%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.06%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.70%) Linux
2 6 (6.38%) Android
2 6 (6.38%) Windows
3 5 (5.32%) Apple iOS
3 5 (5.32%) Unix
4 3 (3.19%) Kali Linux
5 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (84.04%) Penetration Testing
2 27 (28.72%) Cybersecurity
3 24 (25.53%) Information Security
4 23 (24.47%) Security Testing
5 20 (21.28%) Ethical Hacking
6 18 (19.15%) OWASP
7 15 (15.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 9 (9.57%) Reverse Engineering
9 8 (8.51%) Social Engineering
10 6 (6.38%) Open Source
10 6 (6.38%) Security Architecture
11 5 (5.32%) Non-Functional Testing
12 4 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (4.26%) Black-Box Testing
12 4 (4.26%) Communications Security
12 4 (4.26%) Test Planning
12 4 (4.26%) Time Management
12 4 (4.26%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 3 (3.19%) Automated Testing
13 3 (3.19%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.15%) Java
2 14 (14.89%) Python
3 10 (10.64%) Ruby
4 8 (8.51%) C++
4 8 (8.51%) Perl
5 7 (7.45%) C
6 6 (6.38%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.38%) PHP
7 4 (4.26%) C#
8 3 (3.19%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.19%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.13%) Assembly Language
9 2 (2.13%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.13%) SQL
10 1 (1.06%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (45.74%) CREST Certified
2 25 (26.60%) Security Cleared
3 16 (17.02%) CEH
4 15 (15.96%) OSCP
5 14 (14.89%) Cyber Scheme
5 14 (14.89%) SC Cleared
6 13 (13.83%) CHECK Team Member
7 12 (12.77%) CISSP
8 9 (9.57%) DV Cleared
8 9 (9.57%) Tigerscheme
9 7 (7.45%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (5.32%) Degree
11 4 (4.26%) CHECK Team Leader
11 4 (4.26%) CISM
11 4 (4.26%) SANS
12 3 (3.19%) CISA
12 3 (3.19%) GIAC
13 2 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (2.13%) GPEN
13 2 (2.13%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.06%) HIPAA
1 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) HP Fortify
2 2 (2.13%) Nessus
2 2 (2.13%) WebInspect
3 1 (1.06%) Core Impact
3 1 (1.06%) Nexpose
3 1 (1.06%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (2.13%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.06%) Acunetix
2 1 (1.06%) Cisco
2 1 (1.06%) HP
2 1 (1.06%) Netsparker
2 1 (1.06%) Polycom
2 1 (1.06%) Qualys
2 1 (1.06%) SOASTA, Inc
2 1 (1.06%) VMware
London
Acumin Consulting
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 22 days ago