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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 567 619 603
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 48 24 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.096% 0.046% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.049% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 15 7
Median daily rate £538 £511 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% +13.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £705 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £550 £475
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +15.78%
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
47082 49406 48378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 95.00% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 31049 32107 30018
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1524 1896 1961
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +6 23 £550 +7.73% 13
South East +24 12 £550 +10.00% 17
South West +11 6 £469 -39.51% 7
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 27 September 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 91 (83.49%) Penetration Testing
2 56 (51.38%) CREST Certified
3 24 (22.02%) Ethical Hacking
3 24 (22.02%) Finance
4 23 (21.10%) Cybersecurity
5 22 (20.18%) CEH
6 21 (19.27%) Security Testing
6 21 (19.27%) Security Cleared
7 20 (18.35%) Information Security
8 18 (16.51%) OWASP
9 17 (15.60%) Java
10 15 (13.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 13 (11.93%) Python
11 13 (11.93%) CISSP
12 12 (11.01%) OSCP
13 11 (10.09%) Linux
13 11 (10.09%) .NET
13 11 (10.09%) SC Cleared
14 10 (9.17%) Wireless
14 10 (9.17%) Mobile App
14 10 (9.17%) Cyber Scheme
14 10 (9.17%) CHECK Team Member
15 9 (8.26%) Embedded Systems
15 9 (8.26%) Reverse Engineering
15 9 (8.26%) DV Cleared
15 9 (8.26%) Ruby
16 8 (7.34%) Android
16 8 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (7.34%) Social Engineering
17 7 (6.42%) Windows

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 (1.83%) nginx
2 1 (0.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.17%) Wireless
2 4 (3.67%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (2.75%) Firewall
3 3 (2.75%) HTTP
3 3 (2.75%) Network Security
3 3 (2.75%) SSL
4 2 (1.83%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.92%) DHCP
5 1 (0.92%) DNS
5 1 (0.92%) FTP
5 1 (0.92%) Internet
5 1 (0.92%) LDAP
5 1 (0.92%) Skype
5 1 (0.92%) SNMP
5 1 (0.92%) SSH
5 1 (0.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.92%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Burp Suite
1 3 (2.75%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.83%) AppScan
2 2 (1.83%) CircleCI
2 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.83%) TestNG
2 2 (1.83%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.92%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.92%) Gatling
3 1 (0.92%) GDB
3 1 (0.92%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.92%) JIRA
3 1 (0.92%) JMeter
3 1 (0.92%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.92%) Selenium
3 1 (0.92%) sqlmap
3 1 (0.92%) Subversion
3 1 (0.92%) WinDbg
General
1 24 (22.02%) Finance
2 3 (2.75%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.92%) Banking
3 1 (0.92%) Italian Language
3 1 (0.92%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.09%) .NET
2 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.83%) HTML
2 2 (1.83%) Web Services
3 1 (0.92%) jQuery
3 1 (0.92%) JSON
3 1 (0.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.17%) Mobile App
2 9 (8.26%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.67%) CESG
5 2 (1.83%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.83%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.83%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.92%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.92%) FMCG
6 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.92%) SCADA
6 1 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.09%) Linux
2 8 (7.34%) Android
3 7 (6.42%) Windows
4 6 (5.50%) Apple iOS
4 6 (5.50%) Unix
5 3 (2.75%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (83.49%) Penetration Testing
2 24 (22.02%) Ethical Hacking
3 23 (21.10%) Cybersecurity
4 21 (19.27%) Security Testing
5 20 (18.35%) Information Security
6 18 (16.51%) OWASP
7 15 (13.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 9 (8.26%) Reverse Engineering
9 8 (7.34%) Social Engineering
10 6 (5.50%) Open Source
10 6 (5.50%) Security Architecture
11 4 (3.67%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (3.67%) Black-Box Testing
11 4 (3.67%) Communications Security
11 4 (3.67%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (3.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 3 (2.75%) Automated Testing
12 3 (2.75%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (2.75%) Time Management
12 3 (2.75%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.60%) Java
2 13 (11.93%) Python
3 9 (8.26%) Ruby
4 7 (6.42%) C++
4 7 (6.42%) Perl
5 6 (5.50%) C
5 6 (5.50%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.50%) PHP
6 3 (2.75%) C#
6 3 (2.75%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.83%) Assembly Language
7 2 (1.83%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.83%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.83%) SQL
8 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 56 (51.38%) CREST Certified
2 22 (20.18%) CEH
3 21 (19.27%) Security Cleared
4 13 (11.93%) CISSP
5 12 (11.01%) OSCP
6 11 (10.09%) SC Cleared
7 10 (9.17%) CHECK Team Member
7 10 (9.17%) Cyber Scheme
8 9 (8.26%) DV Cleared
9 6 (5.50%) CHECK Team Leader
9 6 (5.50%) GIAC
9 6 (5.50%) Tigerscheme
10 5 (4.59%) Degree
10 5 (4.59%) GPEN
11 4 (3.67%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (3.67%) GWAPT
11 4 (3.67%) SANS
12 3 (2.75%) CISM
12 3 (2.75%) OSCE
13 2 (1.83%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.92%) HIPAA
1 1 (0.92%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (2.75%) HP Fortify
1 3 (2.75%) Nessus
2 2 (1.83%) Nmap
2 2 (1.83%) WebInspect
3 1 (0.92%) Core Impact
3 1 (0.92%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 2 (1.83%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.92%) Acunetix
2 1 (0.92%) Cisco
2 1 (0.92%) HP
2 1 (0.92%) Netsparker
2 1 (0.92%) Polycom
2 1 (0.92%) Qualys
2 1 (0.92%) SOASTA, Inc
2 1 (0.92%) VMware
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