The first table below looks at the demand for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 471 410 471
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +61
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 86 112 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.26% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.36% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 82 54
Average daily rate £475 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £321
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +16.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £47.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +134.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.25
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37929 31517 38922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.86% 72.98% 69.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 23931 19262 22641
Average daily rate £405 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1113 994 1339
Average hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.55 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in England

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Histogram in England

Penetration Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Penetration Testing Hourly Rate Trend in England

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -86 33 £500 +11.11% 30
South East -13 22 £525 +40.00% 6
South West -13 13 £470 +17.50% 7
North West - 8 £463 - 6
East of England -30 4 £250 -32.20% 2
West Midlands - 3 £243 - 7
North East -25 1 £240 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 4
Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 6
Penetration Testing
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Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 53 (31.93%) Information Security
2 45 (27.11%) CISSP
3 42 (25.30%) Windows
4 39 (23.49%) Firewall
5 36 (21.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 35 (21.08%) Security Cleared
7 31 (18.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 27 (16.27%) SC Cleared
9 26 (15.66%) Finance
10 25 (15.06%) Microsoft
10 25 (15.06%) Java
11 22 (13.25%) VMware
11 22 (13.25%) HP
12 21 (12.65%) CEH
12 21 (12.65%) Degree
13 20 (12.05%) Security Testing
13 20 (12.05%) CISM
14 19 (11.45%) UNIX
15 18 (10.84%) Management Information System
15 18 (10.84%) Risk Management
15 18 (10.84%) PCI DSS
16 17 (10.24%) VMware Infrastructure
16 17 (10.24%) Linux
17 16 (9.64%) Security Management
17 16 (9.64%) Vulnerability Management
18 15 (9.04%) PKI
18 15 (9.04%) Risk Assessment
18 15 (9.04%) .NET
19 14 (8.43%) Project Management
19 14 (8.43%) Citrix

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 12 (7.23%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.61%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (2.41%) Lync
5 4 (2.41%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (1.81%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.20%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.20%) Apache
8 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.60%) IIS
8 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.60%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.60%) concrete5
Applications
1 10 (6.02%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.61%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (1.20%) assyst
2 2 (1.20%) Magento
3 1 (0.60%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 39 (23.49%) Firewall
2 13 (7.83%) Internet
3 12 (7.23%) VPN
4 9 (5.42%) NAS
5 8 (4.82%) SAN
5 8 (4.82%) VoIP
6 7 (4.22%) DHCP
6 7 (4.22%) Wireless
6 7 (4.22%) IP Telephony
6 7 (4.22%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (3.61%) Network Security
7 6 (3.61%) LAN
7 6 (3.61%) WAN
7 6 (3.61%) SMTP
7 6 (3.61%) DNS
7 6 (3.61%) TCP/IP
8 5 (3.01%) SSL
8 5 (3.01%) iSCSI
8 5 (3.01%) ICMP
9 4 (2.41%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.61%) MySQL
2 6 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.20%) InterSystems Cache
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (2.41%) Selenium
2 3 (1.81%) Metasploit
2 3 (1.81%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.81%) AppScan
3 2 (1.20%) JIRA
3 2 (1.20%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.20%) NUnit
3 2 (1.20%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.60%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.60%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.60%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.60%) Hudson
4 1 (0.60%) GDB
4 1 (0.60%) FindBugs
4 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (15.66%) Finance
2 9 (5.42%) Banking
3 7 (4.22%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.01%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.41%) Military
5 4 (2.41%) Legal
5 4 (2.41%) Retail
6 3 (1.81%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.81%) Electronics
6 3 (1.81%) Automotive
7 2 (1.20%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.20%) Marketing
8 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (22.89%) Analyst
2 31 (18.67%) Tester
3 30 (18.07%) Security Analyst
4 26 (15.66%) Consultant
5 24 (14.46%) Penetration Tester
6 20 (12.05%) Security Consultant
7 17 (10.24%) Test Manager
8 15 (9.04%) IT Security Analyst
9 10 (6.02%) Security Specialist
9 10 (6.02%) Architect
10 9 (5.42%) Security Tester
11 8 (4.82%) Developer
12 6 (3.61%) Senior Consultant
13 5 (3.01%) IT Consultant
13 5 (3.01%) Senior Analyst
13 5 (3.01%) IT Security Consultant
13 5 (3.01%) Senior Security Consultant
14 4 (2.41%) Security Architect
14 4 (2.41%) Blackberry Support
14 4 (2.41%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.04%) .NET
2 7 (4.22%) Web Services
3 6 (3.61%) XML
4 5 (3.01%) Middleware
4 5 (3.01%) HTML
4 5 (3.01%) jQuery
5 4 (2.41%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.41%) CSS
6 3 (1.81%) SOAP
6 3 (1.81%) CGI
6 3 (1.81%) REST
6 3 (1.81%) Ajax
7 2 (1.20%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.20%) Spring Security
7 2 (1.20%) XML-RPC
7 2 (1.20%) Spring
7 2 (1.20%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (1.20%) Breeze.js
7 2 (1.20%) Durandal
7 2 (1.20%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.84%) Management Information System
2 15 (9.04%) PKI
3 12 (7.23%) Computer Science
4 10 (6.02%) Cryptography
5 9 (5.42%) CESG
6 7 (4.22%) IVR
7 6 (3.61%) Blackberry
8 5 (3.01%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (2.41%) Statistics
10 3 (1.81%) Replication
10 3 (1.81%) Open Source
10 3 (1.81%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (1.20%) CMDB
11 2 (1.20%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (1.20%) AS400
11 2 (1.20%) Mainframe
11 2 (1.20%) N-Tier
11 2 (1.20%) CESG CLAS
12 1 (0.60%) STB
12 1 (0.60%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 42 (25.30%) Windows
2 19 (11.45%) UNIX
3 17 (10.24%) Linux
4 12 (7.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (5.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (5.42%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.81%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.81%) VMS
7 2 (1.20%) AIX
7 2 (1.20%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.60%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.60%) Debian
8 1 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (31.93%) Information Security
2 36 (21.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 20 (12.05%) Security Testing
4 18 (10.84%) Risk Management
5 16 (9.64%) Security Management
5 16 (9.64%) Vulnerability Management
6 15 (9.04%) Risk Assessment
7 14 (8.43%) Project Management
8 13 (7.83%) Ethical Hacking
9 12 (7.23%) Performance Testing
9 12 (7.23%) E-Commerce
9 12 (7.23%) Test Strategy
10 11 (6.63%) Cyber Security
11 10 (6.02%) ITIL
11 10 (6.02%) Manual Testing
11 10 (6.02%) Incident Management
12 9 (5.42%) System Testing
12 9 (5.42%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (5.42%) Test Automation
13 8 (4.82%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.06%) Java
2 12 (7.23%) SQL
3 10 (6.02%) C++
4 9 (5.42%) PHP
4 9 (5.42%) C
5 8 (4.82%) JavaScript
6 7 (4.22%) C#
7 5 (3.01%) VB.NET
7 5 (3.01%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.41%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.81%) Ruby
9 3 (1.81%) Python
9 3 (1.81%) Perl
10 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.20%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.20%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (27.11%) CISSP
2 35 (21.08%) Security Cleared
3 27 (16.27%) SC Cleared
4 21 (12.65%) CEH
4 21 (12.65%) Degree
5 20 (12.05%) CISM
6 10 (6.02%) CISA
6 10 (6.02%) DV Cleared
7 9 (5.42%) GIAC
8 6 (3.61%) CISMP
9 4 (2.41%) GCIH
10 3 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.81%) HND
10 3 (1.81%) Chartered Engineer
10 3 (1.81%) OSCP
10 3 (1.81%) CGEIT
10 3 (1.81%) CRISC
11 2 (1.20%) GPEN
11 2 (1.20%) CCNA
11 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (18.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (10.84%) PCI DSS
3 7 (4.22%) QA
4 4 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (10.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.82%) UAG
3 6 (3.61%) Nmap
3 6 (3.61%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.41%) vSphere
5 3 (1.81%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.20%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.60%) XenApp
7 1 (0.60%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 11 (6.63%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (4.22%) Cisco IPCC
2 7 (4.22%) Nessus
3 4 (2.41%) SCCM
3 4 (2.41%) SCOM
4 2 (1.20%) WebInspect
4 2 (1.20%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (1.20%) Puppet
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 25 (15.06%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.25%) HP
2 22 (13.25%) VMware
3 14 (8.43%) Citrix
4 12 (7.23%) Oracle
4 12 (7.23%) Cisco
5 7 (4.22%) Genesys
5 7 (4.22%) Empirix
5 7 (4.22%) Siemens
5 7 (4.22%) Verint
6 6 (3.61%) F5
6 6 (3.61%) CheckPoint
6 6 (3.61%) SAP
7 5 (3.01%) StorageTek
7 5 (3.01%) Sun
7 5 (3.01%) Juniper
7 5 (3.01%) Symantec
7 5 (3.01%) Lumension
8 4 (2.41%) JBoss
8 4 (2.41%) IBM
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