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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Tester
UK / England
Rank 538 577 583
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 36 34 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.087% 0.071% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.075% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 12
Median daily rate £475 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £450 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £550 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £438
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 -

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
39084 45330 45191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.69% 95.08% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25688 29596 28242
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1379 1518 1795
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
South East +32 15 £440 -15.99% 3
London +23 14 £525 +7.69% 12
South West 0 5 £450 -10.00% 5
North West +23 2 £325 -29.72% 4
Penetration Tester
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Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 74 (77.08%) Penetration Testing
2 53 (55.21%) CREST Certified
3 30 (31.25%) Ethical Hacking
3 30 (31.25%) Finance
4 20 (20.83%) OSCP
5 18 (18.75%) Windows
5 18 (18.75%) SANS
6 17 (17.71%) Linux
6 17 (17.71%) CEH
7 15 (15.63%) Security Testing
7 15 (15.63%) Security Cleared
8 14 (14.58%) OWASP
8 14 (14.58%) Cybersecurity
8 14 (14.58%) CISSP
9 13 (13.54%) Mobile App
9 13 (13.54%) CHECK Team Member
10 12 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 11 (11.46%) CHECK Team Leader
12 9 (9.38%) Mac OS X
12 9 (9.38%) Python
12 9 (9.38%) Java
13 8 (8.33%) Information Security
13 8 (8.33%) Retail
13 8 (8.33%) Metasploit
13 8 (8.33%) GPEN
14 7 (7.29%) GIAC
14 7 (7.29%) Degree
14 7 (7.29%) Nmap
14 7 (7.29%) Nessus
14 7 (7.29%) 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 1 (1.04%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.13%) PaaS
2 2 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.25%) Wireshark
2 4 (4.17%) Network Security
3 3 (3.13%) Firewall
3 3 (3.13%) HTTP
4 2 (2.08%) DHCP
4 2 (2.08%) DNS
4 2 (2.08%) IPv6
4 2 (2.08%) Wireless
5 1 (1.04%) FTP
5 1 (1.04%) SSL
5 1 (1.04%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.04%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (8.33%) Metasploit
2 4 (4.17%) Burp Suite
3 3 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.13%) JIRA
3 3 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.04%) AppScan
4 1 (1.04%) GDB
4 1 (1.04%) sqlmap
4 1 (1.04%) WinDbg
General
1 30 (31.25%) Finance
2 8 (8.33%) Retail
3 5 (5.21%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.17%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.08%) OAuth
1 2 (2.08%) Web Services
2 1 (1.04%) .NET
2 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.04%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.04%) HTML
2 1 (1.04%) J2EE
2 1 (1.04%) jQuery
2 1 (1.04%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.54%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.13%) CESG
4 2 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.08%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.04%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.04%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.04%) Fintech
5 1 (1.04%) FMCG
5 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.04%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.75%) Windows
2 17 (17.71%) Linux
3 9 (9.38%) Mac OS X
4 7 (7.29%) Unix
5 6 (6.25%) Kali Linux
6 3 (3.13%) Android
7 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (77.08%) Penetration Testing
2 30 (31.25%) Ethical Hacking
3 15 (15.63%) Security Testing
4 14 (14.58%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (14.58%) OWASP
5 12 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 8 (8.33%) Information Security
7 5 (5.21%) Network Packet Analysis
7 5 (5.21%) Network Packet Capture
7 5 (5.21%) Risk Management
7 5 (5.21%) Secure Coding
7 5 (5.21%) Social Engineering
8 4 (4.17%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.17%) Open Source
8 4 (4.17%) Threat Management
9 3 (3.13%) Computer Forensics
9 3 (3.13%) Project Management
9 3 (3.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 2 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (2.08%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.38%) Java
1 9 (9.38%) Python
2 7 (7.29%) C++
3 4 (4.17%) SQL
4 3 (3.13%) C
4 3 (3.13%) Perl
4 3 (3.13%) Ruby
5 2 (2.08%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.08%) C#
5 2 (2.08%) PHP
6 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 53 (55.21%) CREST Certified
2 20 (20.83%) OSCP
3 18 (18.75%) SANS
4 17 (17.71%) CEH
5 15 (15.63%) Security Cleared
6 14 (14.58%) CISSP
7 13 (13.54%) CHECK Team Member
8 11 (11.46%) CHECK Team Leader
9 8 (8.33%) GPEN
10 7 (7.29%) Degree
10 7 (7.29%) GIAC
11 6 (6.25%) DV Cleared
11 6 (6.25%) SC Cleared
12 4 (4.17%) GWAPT
12 4 (4.17%) OSCE
13 3 (3.13%) CISM
14 2 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (2.08%) CISA
14 2 (2.08%) Tigerscheme
15 1 (1.04%) GXPN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.13%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.08%) QA
3 1 (1.04%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 7 (7.29%) Nessus
1 7 (7.29%) Nmap
2 1 (1.04%) Core Impact
2 1 (1.04%) HP Fortify
2 1 (1.04%) Nexpose
2 1 (1.04%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 1 (1.04%) WorldPay
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