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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 420 497 491
Rank change year-on-year
+77 -6
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 203 129 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.42% 0.25% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.32% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 88 60
Median daily rate £500 £449 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -0.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £533 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £28.99
% change year-on-year
- +55.22%
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
40127 40445 38431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.41% 79.69% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 26982 26553 24574
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 916 1082 1132
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £50.00 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 26 June 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 +51 86 £525 +15.25% 41
South East -12 40 £475 +5.55% 24
North West +2 28 £425 +30.76% 9
East of England +25 12 £425 -10.52% 7
Yorkshire - 10 £468 - 7
East Midlands +12 9 £565 - 5
West Midlands - 7 £500 - 7
South West +1 5 £338 -12.33% 12
North East - 5 - - 1
Penetration Testing
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Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 154 (36.07%) Information Security
2 102 (23.89%) CISSP
3 99 (23.19%) Firewall
4 89 (20.84%) Finance
5 85 (19.91%) Security Cleared
6 69 (16.16%) OWASP
7 65 (15.22%) Windows
7 65 (15.22%) Cybersecurity
8 64 (14.99%) Linux
8 64 (14.99%) Agile Software Development
9 62 (14.52%) Risk Management
10 61 (14.29%) CREST Certified
11 60 (14.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 59 (13.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 59 (13.82%) SC Cleared
13 58 (13.58%) Security Testing
13 58 (13.58%) Vulnerability Management
14 55 (12.88%) Security Operations
15 53 (12.41%) CEH
16 52 (12.18%) Java
17 51 (11.94%) CISM
18 49 (11.48%) Ethical Hacking
19 46 (10.77%) Python
20 44 (10.30%) .NET
20 44 (10.30%) PCI DSS
21 43 (10.07%) Intrusion Detection
22 42 (9.84%) Management Information System
23 41 (9.60%) Microsoft
24 40 (9.37%) C++
24 40 (9.37%) Unix

Penetration Testing
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 10 (2.34%) IIS
2 8 (1.87%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.64%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (0.94%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.70%) Confluence
7 2 (0.47%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.23%) nginx
8 1 (0.23%) SAS
8 1 (0.23%) uWSGI
Applications
1 29 (6.79%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.70%) MS Office
4 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (1.41%) Office 365
5 4 (0.94%) IaaS
6 3 (0.70%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.47%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.47%) Heroku
7 2 (0.47%) Route 53
8 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (23.19%) Firewall
2 43 (10.07%) Intrusion Detection
3 38 (8.90%) VPN
4 36 (8.43%) Network Security
5 33 (7.73%) SSL
6 30 (7.03%) Internet
7 29 (6.79%) TCP/IP
8 27 (6.32%) WAN
9 25 (5.85%) Wireless
10 22 (5.15%) HTTP
10 22 (5.15%) IPsec
11 19 (4.45%) LAN
12 17 (3.98%) DNS
12 17 (3.98%) FTP
13 14 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (3.04%) SMTP
14 13 (3.04%) SSH
15 10 (2.34%) BGP
15 10 (2.34%) OSPF
16 9 (2.11%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.68%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (3.98%) MongoDB
4 16 (3.75%) Relational Database
5 14 (3.28%) Redis
6 9 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.87%) DB2
8 6 (1.41%) InterSystems Cache
8 6 (1.41%) MySQL
9 4 (0.94%) MariaDB
9 4 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.70%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.47%) Mixpanel
12 1 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.23%) GIS
12 1 (0.23%) QlikView
12 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 28 (6.56%) Git (software)
2 26 (6.09%) Jenkins
3 14 (3.28%) Metasploit
4 13 (3.04%) Selenium
5 9 (2.11%) AppScan
6 8 (1.87%) JIRA
6 8 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (1.64%) Jasmine
7 7 (1.64%) SpecFlow
8 6 (1.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 6 (1.41%) Burp Suite
8 6 (1.41%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.17%) JMeter
10 4 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.70%) LoadRunner
11 3 (0.70%) TestRail
11 3 (0.70%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.70%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.47%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 89 (20.84%) Finance
2 23 (5.39%) Banking
3 18 (4.22%) Legal
4 15 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.58%) Military
6 7 (1.64%) Retail
7 5 (1.17%) Games
8 4 (0.94%) Marketing
9 2 (0.47%) Billing
9 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) Back Office
10 1 (0.23%) Front Office
10 1 (0.23%) Local Government
10 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 84 (19.67%) Tester
2 78 (18.27%) Analyst
3 75 (17.56%) Penetration Tester
4 67 (15.69%) Security Analyst
5 65 (15.22%) Consultant
6 54 (12.65%) Security Consultant
7 39 (9.13%) Security Manager
8 31 (7.26%) Security Engineer
9 23 (5.39%) Information Security Consultant
9 23 (5.39%) Security Tester
10 21 (4.92%) Security Penetration Tester
11 20 (4.68%) Security Specialist
12 18 (4.22%) Architect
13 17 (3.98%) DevOps Engineer
13 17 (3.98%) Information Analyst
13 17 (3.98%) Information Security Analyst
14 15 (3.51%) IT Manager
14 15 (3.51%) Risk Manager
15 14 (3.28%) IT Security Manager
16 13 (3.04%) IT Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.30%) .NET
2 26 (6.09%) Web Services
3 18 (4.22%) Node.js
4 14 (3.28%) Sensu
5 13 (3.04%) .NET Framework
6 11 (2.58%) ASP.NET
7 10 (2.34%) Ajax
8 9 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (2.11%) Entity Framework
8 9 (2.11%) HTML
8 9 (2.11%) jQuery
9 8 (1.87%) HTML5
9 8 (1.87%) Middleware
9 8 (1.87%) React
10 7 (1.64%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (1.64%) SAML
11 6 (1.41%) Breeze.js
11 6 (1.41%) Durandal
11 6 (1.41%) Windows Identity Foundation
12 5 (1.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.84%) Management Information System
2 37 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (7.73%) Cryptography
4 32 (7.49%) CESG
5 27 (6.32%) PKI
6 21 (4.92%) Mobile App
7 17 (3.98%) Security Operations Centre
8 13 (3.04%) Data Centre
9 10 (2.34%) Client/Server
9 10 (2.34%) N-Tier
10 8 (1.87%) Mainframe
11 6 (1.41%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.41%) AS400
11 6 (1.41%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (1.41%) IBM Mainframe
12 5 (1.17%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (0.94%) Internet of Things
13 4 (0.94%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (15.22%) Windows
2 64 (14.99%) Linux
3 40 (9.37%) Unix
4 15 (3.51%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.58%) Android
6 10 (2.34%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.64%) Windows Vista
9 6 (1.41%) Kali Linux
9 6 (1.41%) Solaris
10 4 (0.94%) CentOS
10 4 (0.94%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (36.07%) Information Security
2 69 (16.16%) OWASP
3 65 (15.22%) Cybersecurity
4 64 (14.99%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (14.52%) Risk Management
6 59 (13.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 58 (13.58%) Security Testing
7 58 (13.58%) Vulnerability Management
8 55 (12.88%) Security Operations
9 49 (11.48%) Ethical Hacking
10 37 (8.67%) Kalman Filter
10 37 (8.67%) Security Architecture
10 37 (8.67%) SIEM
10 37 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 34 (7.96%) ITIL
12 33 (7.73%) Project Management
13 32 (7.49%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (7.49%) Security Management
14 27 (6.32%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 25 (5.85%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 52 (12.18%) Java
2 46 (10.77%) Python
3 40 (9.37%) C++
4 34 (7.96%) Perl
5 31 (7.26%) PowerShell
6 27 (6.32%) C
6 27 (6.32%) Ruby
7 26 (6.09%) C#
8 23 (5.39%) JavaScript
9 21 (4.92%) SQL
10 9 (2.11%) TypeScript
11 7 (1.64%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.41%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.41%) PHP
12 6 (1.41%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.94%) COBOL
14 2 (0.47%) Assembly Language
14 2 (0.47%) Go
14 2 (0.47%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 102 (23.89%) CISSP
2 85 (19.91%) Security Cleared
3 61 (14.29%) CREST Certified
4 59 (13.82%) SC Cleared
5 53 (12.41%) CEH
6 51 (11.94%) CISM
7 36 (8.43%) CESG Certified Professional
8 26 (6.09%) CISA
9 22 (5.15%) OSCP
10 19 (4.45%) Degree
10 19 (4.45%) SANS
11 16 (3.75%) CLAS
11 16 (3.75%) GIAC
12 14 (3.28%) Cyber Scheme
13 13 (3.04%) DV Cleared
14 12 (2.81%) CHECK Team Member
15 11 (2.58%) Tigerscheme
16 10 (2.34%) CompTIA Security+
16 10 (2.34%) Security+ Certification
17 9 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (14.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (10.30%) PCI DSS
3 24 (5.62%) QA
4 18 (4.22%) RMADS
5 12 (2.81%) COBIT
6 6 (1.41%) ISO27002
6 6 (1.41%) WAI
6 6 (1.41%) WCAG
7 5 (1.17%) GPG13
7 5 (1.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (1.17%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.70%) ISO27005
10 2 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.23%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (6.79%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.51%) Docker
3 7 (1.64%) Sendmail
3 7 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.47%) Firmware
6 2 (0.47%) NFS
6 2 (0.47%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.23%) Snort
7 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (4.92%) Puppet
2 14 (3.28%) Ansible
2 14 (3.28%) Nessus
3 12 (2.81%) Grafana
3 12 (2.81%) Kibana
3 12 (2.81%) logstash
3 12 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (2.81%) Salt
3 12 (2.81%) Uchiwa
4 7 (1.64%) HP Fortify
4 7 (1.64%) SmoothWall
5 6 (1.41%) WebInspect
6 4 (0.94%) Nmap
7 3 (0.70%) OpenVAS
8 2 (0.47%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.23%) QRadar
9 1 (0.23%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 41 (9.60%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.79%) VMware
3 27 (6.32%) Cisco
4 23 (5.39%) Oracle
5 19 (4.45%) CheckPoint
6 14 (3.28%) IBM
7 12 (2.81%) Sitecore
8 11 (2.58%) Citrix
9 10 (2.34%) F5
10 9 (2.11%) HP
11 8 (1.87%) Veracode
12 7 (1.64%) Clearswift
12 7 (1.64%) Kaspersky
12 7 (1.64%) LogRhythm
12 7 (1.64%) Splunk
13 6 (1.41%) Blue Coat
13 6 (1.41%) SAP
13 6 (1.41%) Symantec
14 5 (1.17%) Intel Security
14 5 (1.17%) Qualys
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