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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
UK / England
Rank 393 428 468
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +40
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 174 179 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.38% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.47% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 110 65
Median daily rate £475 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £350 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -10.52%

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
33619 38152 36402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.40% 82.04% 78.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 22424 25073 23863
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 835 1113 967
Median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 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
London +19 89 £475 - 35
South East +7 36 £500 +17.64% 13
North West +30 17 £430 -31.20% 9
East of England +1 10 £538 +26.47% 4
South West +14 9 £450 +20.00% 12
West Midlands +5 9 £475 +18.75% 8
Yorkshire +4 4 £500 +21.95% 8
East Midlands +3 1 - - 1
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 135 (30.96%) Information Security
2 93 (21.33%) Linux
3 91 (20.87%) Firewall
3 91 (20.87%) Security Cleared
4 90 (20.64%) CISSP
5 83 (19.04%) Agile Software Development
6 82 (18.81%) OWASP
7 73 (16.74%) Jenkins
8 72 (16.51%) Amazon AWS
8 72 (16.51%) Finance
9 70 (16.06%) Risk Management
9 70 (16.06%) Microsoft
10 67 (15.37%) Security Testing
11 66 (15.14%) Continuous Integration
12 65 (14.91%) SC Cleared
13 62 (14.22%) Network Security
14 61 (13.99%) Windows
15 58 (13.30%) Vulnerability Management
16 57 (13.07%) Java
16 57 (13.07%) Open Source
17 53 (12.16%) SIEM
18 52 (11.93%) Cybersecurity
18 52 (11.93%) CREST Certified
18 52 (11.93%) Ethical Hacking
18 52 (11.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 51 (11.70%) Management Information System
20 49 (11.24%) Cisco
20 49 (11.24%) Security Management
20 49 (11.24%) PostgreSQL
21 47 (10.78%) Python

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 36 (8.26%) nginx
2 11 (2.52%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.83%) Apache
4 6 (1.38%) IIS
4 6 (1.38%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.38%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.15%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.92%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.69%) CMS
8 2 (0.46%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.46%) Jetty
8 2 (0.46%) Mongrel
8 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.23%) SAS
9 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (7.57%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.06%) MS Office
3 6 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.38%) MS Project
4 4 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.46%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.23%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 72 (16.51%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (5.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (4.59%) IaaS
4 9 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.83%) PaaS
6 7 (1.61%) Office 365
7 5 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.92%) SaaS
9 3 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.69%) GitHub
10 2 (0.46%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.23%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 91 (20.87%) Firewall
2 62 (14.22%) Network Security
3 44 (10.09%) TCP/IP
4 42 (9.63%) Intrusion Detection
5 30 (6.88%) SSL
6 25 (5.73%) HTTP
7 24 (5.50%) Wireshark
8 22 (5.05%) DNS
8 22 (5.05%) VPN
9 20 (4.59%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (3.90%) OSPF
11 16 (3.67%) Internet
12 15 (3.44%) FTP
12 15 (3.44%) Wireless
13 13 (2.98%) SMTP
13 13 (2.98%) WAN
14 12 (2.75%) BGP
14 12 (2.75%) LAN
15 11 (2.52%) IPsec
16 10 (2.29%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (11.24%) PostgreSQL
2 35 (8.03%) MongoDB
3 23 (5.28%) Redis
3 23 (5.28%) Relational Database
4 15 (3.44%) SQL Server
5 11 (2.52%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.69%) Big Data
7 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.46%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.46%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.23%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.23%) MySQL
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 73 (16.74%) Jenkins
2 32 (7.34%) Git (software)
3 28 (6.42%) Travis CI
4 20 (4.59%) CircleCI
5 17 (3.90%) Metasploit
6 14 (3.21%) Burp Suite
7 12 (2.75%) Selenium
8 10 (2.29%) JIRA
9 8 (1.83%) JMeter
10 7 (1.61%) Cucumber
10 7 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (1.38%) Visual Studio
12 5 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
13 3 (0.69%) SpecFlow
14 2 (0.46%) NUnit
14 2 (0.46%) Rational DOORS
14 2 (0.46%) TeamCity
14 2 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
14 2 (0.46%) WiX
General
1 72 (16.51%) Finance
2 23 (5.28%) Legal
3 18 (4.13%) Retail
4 11 (2.52%) Banking
5 6 (1.38%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.15%) Advertising
6 5 (1.15%) Back Office
6 5 (1.15%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.92%) Law
8 3 (0.69%) Local Government
8 3 (0.69%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.46%) Marketing
10 1 (0.23%) Automotive
10 1 (0.23%) Electronics
10 1 (0.23%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.23%) Military
10 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (20.87%) Tester
2 85 (19.50%) Consultant
3 82 (18.81%) Penetration Tester
4 63 (14.45%) Security Consultant
5 50 (11.47%) Analyst
6 47 (10.78%) Security Engineer
7 41 (9.40%) Security Analyst
8 23 (5.28%) Network Engineer
9 19 (4.36%) Developer
9 19 (4.36%) IT Consultant
10 18 (4.13%) IT Security Consultant
10 18 (4.13%) Network Security Engineer
10 18 (4.13%) Security Manager
11 16 (3.67%) Architect
12 15 (3.44%) DevOps Engineer
12 15 (3.44%) Information Security Consultant
12 15 (3.44%) Technical Consultant
13 14 (3.21%) Security Specialist
13 14 (3.21%) Security Tester
14 12 (2.75%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (10.55%) Web Services
2 28 (6.42%) Node.js
3 15 (3.44%) .NET
4 12 (2.75%) SAML
5 9 (2.06%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 8 (1.83%) ASP.NET
7 7 (1.61%) Spring
8 5 (1.15%) J2EE
8 5 (1.15%) Middleware
9 4 (0.92%) jQuery
9 4 (0.92%) OAuth
10 3 (0.69%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.69%) Ajax
10 3 (0.69%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (0.69%) Breeze.js
10 3 (0.69%) Durandal
10 3 (0.69%) Entity Framework
10 3 (0.69%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (0.69%) React
10 3 (0.69%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.70%) Management Information System
2 21 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.36%) Mobile App
4 18 (4.13%) Cryptography
4 18 (4.13%) Data Centre
5 12 (2.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 10 (2.29%) CESG
7 9 (2.06%) Security Operations Centre
8 8 (1.83%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.61%) CMDB
10 6 (1.38%) PKI
10 6 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.15%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.92%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
12 4 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (0.46%) Fintech
13 2 (0.46%) Public Cloud
14 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 93 (21.33%) Linux
2 61 (13.99%) Windows
3 35 (8.03%) Unix
4 7 (1.61%) CentOS
4 7 (1.61%) Kali Linux
5 6 (1.38%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.92%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.92%) Windows Vista
7 3 (0.69%) Android
7 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.46%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.23%) Solaris
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (30.96%) Information Security
2 83 (19.04%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (18.81%) OWASP
4 70 (16.06%) Risk Management
5 67 (15.37%) Security Testing
6 66 (15.14%) Continuous Integration
7 58 (13.30%) Vulnerability Management
8 57 (13.07%) Open Source
9 53 (12.16%) SIEM
10 52 (11.93%) Cybersecurity
10 52 (11.93%) Ethical Hacking
11 49 (11.24%) Security Management
12 46 (10.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 36 (8.26%) DevOps
14 35 (8.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 32 (7.34%) ITIL
16 30 (6.88%) Configuration Management
17 27 (6.19%) Security Architecture
18 26 (5.96%) Risk Assessment
19 24 (5.50%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (13.07%) Java
2 47 (10.78%) Python
3 29 (6.65%) Ruby
4 28 (6.42%) PHP
5 14 (3.21%) PowerShell
5 14 (3.21%) SQL
6 11 (2.52%) Perl
7 7 (1.61%) C#
8 6 (1.38%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.15%) C
10 4 (0.92%) C++
10 4 (0.92%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.69%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.69%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.46%) VB
13 1 (0.23%) Scala
13 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 91 (20.87%) Security Cleared
2 90 (20.64%) CISSP
3 65 (14.91%) SC Cleared
4 52 (11.93%) CREST Certified
5 34 (7.80%) CEH
6 33 (7.57%) CISM
7 30 (6.88%) CHECK Team Member
8 27 (6.19%) SANS
9 20 (4.59%) OSCP
10 18 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (4.13%) Degree
11 17 (3.90%) CLAS
12 16 (3.67%) CISA
13 15 (3.44%) GIAC
14 14 (3.21%) CCNP
15 13 (2.98%) CISMP
16 12 (2.75%) CESG Certified Professional
17 11 (2.52%) BPSS Clearance
18 10 (2.29%) DV Cleared
19 9 (2.06%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (11.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (8.94%) PCI DSS
3 12 (2.75%) COBIT
3 12 (2.75%) ISO27002
4 11 (2.52%) QA
5 9 (2.06%) Data Quality
6 8 (1.83%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (1.61%) WAI
7 7 (1.61%) WCAG
8 6 (1.38%) RMADS
9 5 (1.15%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 4 (0.92%) GPG13
11 3 (0.69%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.69%) SLA
12 1 (0.23%) GDPR
12 1 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 19 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (4.13%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.52%) Docker
4 9 (2.06%) Corosync
4 9 (2.06%) Squid
4 9 (2.06%) vCloud
5 6 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.15%) Sendmail
7 4 (0.92%) Firmware
7 4 (0.92%) oVirt
8 2 (0.46%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.46%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.46%) NFS
8 2 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.46%) Xen
9 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 42 (9.63%) Puppet
2 24 (5.50%) Ansible
3 16 (3.67%) Nessus
4 9 (2.06%) HP Fortify
4 9 (2.06%) Pacemaker
5 7 (1.61%) Nmap
6 6 (1.38%) CA Single Sign-On
6 6 (1.38%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 6 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.15%) EnCase
7 5 (1.15%) Nagios
8 4 (0.92%) CA Spectrum
9 3 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.46%) WebInspect
11 1 (0.23%) ArcSight ESM
11 1 (0.23%) Core Impact
11 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 1 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 70 (16.06%) Microsoft
2 49 (11.24%) Cisco
3 42 (9.63%) VMware
4 41 (9.40%) CheckPoint
5 23 (5.28%) HP
5 23 (5.28%) Oracle
6 21 (4.82%) Citrix
7 17 (3.90%) ArcSight
7 17 (3.90%) Juniper
7 17 (3.90%) Splunk
8 14 (3.21%) Symantec
9 13 (2.98%) CA
9 13 (2.98%) Dell
10 12 (2.75%) Riverbed
11 10 (2.29%) Palo Alto
12 9 (2.06%) BMC
12 9 (2.06%) F5
12 9 (2.06%) Fortinet
12 9 (2.06%) Intel Security
12 9 (2.06%) Red Hat
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