The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 444 468 402
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -66
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 135 85 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.18% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.24% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 49 90
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£425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £261 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £28.99 -
% change year-on-year
+19.00% -
Penetration Testing
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37734 36043 31566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.70% 75.13% 74.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24299 23133 19378
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 1110 988
Average hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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
South East +18 56 £425 - 36
London -3 42 £450 -2.70% 46
North West -4 22 £338 -27.02% 16
South West +10 7 £360 -23.40% 17
West Midlands -11 4 £550 +37.50% 7
East Midlands -8 3 - - 4
East of England +6 2 £325 +30.00% 5
North East - 1 - -
Penetration Testing
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Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 85 (36.32%) CISSP
2 79 (33.76%) Information Security
3 72 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 71 (30.34%) Firewall
5 54 (23.08%) ITIL
6 52 (22.22%) CISM
7 45 (19.23%) Windows
7 45 (19.23%) Vulnerability Management
8 44 (18.80%) Linux
9 41 (17.52%) PCI DSS
10 39 (16.67%) SIEM
11 38 (16.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 37 (15.81%) Cisco
13 35 (14.96%) Microsoft
13 35 (14.96%) PKI
14 33 (14.10%) Security Testing
15 31 (13.25%) QA
15 31 (13.25%) Network Security
15 31 (13.25%) Security Cleared
15 31 (13.25%) Finance
16 29 (12.39%) SSL
16 29 (12.39%) Kalman Filter
17 28 (11.97%) Cyber Security
18 26 (11.11%) Risk Management
19 25 (10.68%) UNIX
20 24 (10.26%) .NET
20 24 (10.26%) Security Management
20 24 (10.26%) VMware
21 23 (9.83%) SQL
21 23 (9.83%) OWASP

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 10 (4.27%) IIS
2 4 (1.71%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.28%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.85%) Drupal
4 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.85%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.43%) CMS
5 1 (0.43%) JBoss
5 1 (0.43%) Apache
5 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.43%) Lync
5 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.43%) Node.js
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (3.85%) MS Office
2 7 (2.99%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.14%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.43%) SAP PM
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.43%) SAP PP
1 1 (0.43%) SAP EWM
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.71%) PaaS
3 4 (1.71%) IaaS
4 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.28%) SaaS
5 1 (0.43%) Office 365
5 1 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 71 (30.34%) Firewall
2 31 (13.25%) Network Security
3 29 (12.39%) SSL
4 22 (9.40%) Cisco ASA
4 22 (9.40%) WAN
5 18 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 18 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 14 (5.98%) VPN
7 13 (5.56%) Wireless
8 12 (5.13%) Internet
9 11 (4.70%) DNS
10 8 (3.42%) LAN
11 6 (2.56%) LDAP
11 6 (2.56%) DHCP
11 6 (2.56%) HTTP
12 4 (1.71%) Cisco ICM
12 4 (1.71%) Wireshark
12 4 (1.71%) tcpdump
12 4 (1.71%) SAN
12 4 (1.71%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.27%) Oracle Database
2 8 (3.42%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (3.42%) Relational Database
2 8 (3.42%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.56%) InterSystems Cache
4 5 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.14%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (2.14%) RDBMS
4 5 (2.14%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.28%) MySQL
6 3 (1.28%) SQLPlus
6 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.43%) Big Data
7 1 (0.43%) Redis
7 1 (0.43%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (3.85%) LoadRunner
2 5 (2.14%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (2.14%) Selenium
3 4 (1.71%) JIRA
3 4 (1.71%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.28%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.28%) WebDriver
4 3 (1.28%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.28%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.28%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.85%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.85%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.85%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.43%) Subversion
6 1 (0.43%) NUnit
6 1 (0.43%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.43%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.43%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 31 (13.25%) Finance
2 7 (2.99%) Telecoms
2 7 (2.99%) Banking
2 7 (2.99%) Retail
3 5 (2.14%) Games
3 5 (2.14%) Legal
4 4 (1.71%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.71%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.28%) Automotive
5 3 (1.28%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.85%) Publishing
6 2 (0.85%) Military
7 1 (0.43%) Back Office
7 1 (0.43%) Advertising
7 1 (0.43%) Electronics
7 1 (0.43%) Local Government
7 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 89 (38.03%) Analyst
2 68 (29.06%) Security Analyst
3 38 (16.24%) Consultant
4 37 (15.81%) Security Consultant
5 18 (7.69%) Tester
6 17 (7.26%) Test Analyst
7 16 (6.84%) Architect
7 16 (6.84%) IT Security Analyst
8 15 (6.41%) Security Architect
9 13 (5.56%) Security Engineer
9 13 (5.56%) Penetration Tester
9 13 (5.56%) Security Manager
10 12 (5.13%) Developer
10 12 (5.13%) Technical Analyst
11 8 (3.42%) Security Specialist
12 7 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (2.99%) Senior Security Analyst
12 7 (2.99%) Project Manager
12 7 (2.99%) Security Tester
13 6 (2.56%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.26%) .NET
2 13 (5.56%) XML
3 11 (4.70%) Web Services
4 10 (4.27%) ASP.NET
5 8 (3.42%) XML Messaging
6 7 (2.99%) HTML
7 6 (2.56%) jQuery
7 6 (2.56%) .NET Framework
7 6 (2.56%) Ajax
8 5 (2.14%) SAML
8 5 (2.14%) Windows Identity Foundation
9 3 (1.28%) XML-RPC
10 2 (0.85%) CSS
10 2 (0.85%) SOAP
10 2 (0.85%) LAMP
11 1 (0.43%) KnockoutJS
11 1 (0.43%) Gherkin
11 1 (0.43%) Sass
11 1 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (0.43%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.96%) PKI
2 22 (9.40%) Management Information System
3 13 (5.56%) Smart Meter
4 11 (4.70%) Cryptography
4 11 (4.70%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (2.56%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (2.56%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.56%) N-Tier
5 6 (2.56%) AS400
6 5 (2.14%) CESG
7 4 (1.71%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.71%) Statistics
7 4 (1.71%) Open Source
7 4 (1.71%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.28%) RMADS
9 2 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.85%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.85%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 45 (19.23%) Windows
2 44 (18.80%) Linux
3 25 (10.68%) UNIX
4 10 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (3.42%) Solaris
6 7 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.71%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.71%) AIX
9 3 (1.28%) VMS
9 3 (1.28%) Windows NT
9 3 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.43%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (33.76%) Information Security
2 54 (23.08%) ITIL
3 45 (19.23%) Vulnerability Management
4 39 (16.67%) SIEM
5 38 (16.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 33 (14.10%) Security Testing
7 29 (12.39%) Kalman Filter
8 28 (11.97%) Cyber Security
9 26 (11.11%) Risk Management
10 24 (10.26%) Security Management
11 23 (9.83%) OWASP
12 19 (8.12%) Migration
13 18 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (7.26%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (7.26%) Incident Management
15 15 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (5.98%) Data Protection
16 14 (5.98%) Service Delivery
17 13 (5.56%) Ethical Hacking
17 13 (5.56%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 23 (9.83%) SQL
2 16 (6.84%) Java
2 16 (6.84%) C#
3 13 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 9 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.42%) VB
6 7 (2.99%) C
7 6 (2.56%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.56%) Python
8 5 (2.14%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.28%) PHP
9 3 (1.28%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.28%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.85%) Groovy
10 2 (0.85%) C++
11 1 (0.43%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.43%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.43%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.43%) Go
11 1 (0.43%) XPath
Qualifications
1 85 (36.32%) CISSP
2 52 (22.22%) CISM
3 31 (13.25%) Security Cleared
4 21 (8.97%) SC Cleared
5 20 (8.55%) CISMP
6 19 (8.12%) CEH
7 18 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
8 17 (7.26%) CISA
9 15 (6.41%) ISEB
9 15 (6.41%) CCENT
10 13 (5.56%) GIAC
11 11 (4.70%) DV Cleared
11 11 (4.70%) CRISC
12 10 (4.27%) Degree
13 7 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (2.56%) ISTQB
15 5 (2.14%) MCSE
15 5 (2.14%) CCNA
15 5 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
16 4 (1.71%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (17.52%) PCI DSS
3 31 (13.25%) QA
4 2 (0.85%) COBIT
5 1 (0.43%) SLA
5 1 (0.43%) BS7799
5 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (5.98%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.71%) Snort
4 3 (1.28%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.85%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.43%) Firmware
6 1 (0.43%) Varnish
6 1 (0.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (5.13%) Nessus
2 6 (2.56%) Nmap
3 5 (2.14%) SCCM
3 5 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.71%) CORE IMPACT
4 4 (1.71%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (1.71%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.71%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (1.28%) WSUS
6 2 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.85%) Nagios
7 1 (0.43%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.43%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.43%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.43%) Puppet
7 1 (0.43%) Ansible
7 1 (0.43%) Icinga
7 1 (0.43%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 37 (15.81%) Cisco
2 35 (14.96%) Microsoft
3 24 (10.26%) VMware
4 21 (8.97%) CheckPoint
5 19 (8.12%) HP
5 19 (8.12%) Clearswift
5 19 (8.12%) Kaspersky
6 18 (7.69%) Oracle
7 13 (5.56%) Citrix
8 11 (4.70%) McAfee
9 10 (4.27%) Remedy
10 9 (3.85%) Qualys
11 7 (2.99%) Juniper
11 7 (2.99%) IBM
12 6 (2.56%) Websense
13 4 (1.71%) MobileIron
13 4 (1.71%) CA
13 4 (1.71%) Sourcefire
14 3 (1.28%) SAP
14 3 (1.28%) Red Hat
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