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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 377 478 468
Rank change year-on-year
+101 -10
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 262 154 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.53% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.36% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 110 96
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £558 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £494 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+23.43% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
- -25.00%
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
41114 42561 40203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.07% 80.48% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27376 28207 25378
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 984 1150 1116
Median hourly rate £29.25 £31.44 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.96% +36.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +44 128 £475 +3.03% 44
South East +23 54 £500 +8.10% 49
East of England +30 20 £425 +6.25% 15
North West +17 17 £493 +40.71% 15
Yorkshire +9 16 £350 +34.61% 22
South West +17 10 £450 +20.00% 23
West Midlands - 8 £550 - 17
East Midlands +4 5 £408 - 12
North East - 5 - - 2
Midlands -10 1 - -
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 158 (33.55%) Information Security
2 126 (26.75%) CISSP
3 100 (21.23%) Firewall
4 99 (21.02%) OWASP
5 91 (19.32%) Finance
6 90 (19.11%) Security Testing
7 87 (18.47%) Security Cleared
8 85 (18.05%) Cybersecurity
9 72 (15.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 71 (15.07%) Linux
11 68 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
12 65 (13.80%) CISM
12 65 (13.80%) Risk Management
13 64 (13.59%) CEH
14 63 (13.38%) CREST Certified
15 62 (13.16%) Vulnerability Management
15 62 (13.16%) Ethical Hacking
16 60 (12.74%) Windows
17 59 (12.53%) Microsoft
18 58 (12.31%) Python
19 55 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
20 48 (10.19%) PCI DSS
20 48 (10.19%) SC Cleared
20 48 (10.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 48 (10.19%) Web Services
20 48 (10.19%) Security Operations
21 46 (9.77%) SIEM
21 46 (9.77%) Amazon AWS
22 45 (9.55%) Java
22 45 (9.55%) 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 29 (6.16%) nginx
2 13 (2.76%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.12%) IIS
4 9 (1.91%) Apache
4 9 (1.91%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.49%) OpenStack
5 7 (1.49%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.85%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.64%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.21%) CMS
9 1 (0.21%) Confluence
9 1 (0.21%) SAS
9 1 (0.21%) uWSGI
Applications
1 33 (7.01%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.85%) MS Office
4 2 (0.42%) MS Project
5 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 46 (9.77%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.70%) IaaS
4 7 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (1.49%) Office 365
5 3 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (0.64%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.64%) GitHub
5 3 (0.64%) Route 53
6 2 (0.42%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.42%) Heroku
7 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.21%) PaaS
7 1 (0.21%) SaaS
7 1 (0.21%) Slack
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 100 (21.23%) Firewall
2 41 (8.70%) Network Security
3 38 (8.07%) VPN
4 37 (7.86%) Internet
5 34 (7.22%) Wireless
6 31 (6.58%) WAN
7 27 (5.73%) Intrusion Detection
8 26 (5.52%) TCP/IP
9 25 (5.31%) SSL
10 24 (5.10%) LAN
11 23 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
12 22 (4.67%) IPsec
13 21 (4.46%) FTP
14 19 (4.03%) DNS
14 19 (4.03%) SMTP
14 19 (4.03%) SSH
15 17 (3.61%) OSPF
16 14 (2.97%) BGP
17 12 (2.55%) HTTP
18 10 (2.12%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.86%) PostgreSQL
2 36 (7.64%) SQL Server
3 12 (2.55%) MongoDB
4 11 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.70%) DB2
6 8 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.27%) InterSystems Cache
7 6 (1.27%) MySQL
7 6 (1.27%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.85%) Big Data
9 4 (0.85%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.85%) MariaDB
9 4 (0.85%) Redis
9 4 (0.85%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.64%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.42%) Mixpanel
11 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 42 (8.92%) Jenkins
2 27 (5.73%) Travis CI
3 20 (4.25%) CircleCI
4 14 (2.97%) Git (software)
5 12 (2.55%) Metasploit
5 12 (2.55%) Selenium
6 11 (2.34%) AppScan
7 8 (1.70%) SpecFlow
7 8 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (1.49%) Jasmine
9 6 (1.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 6 (1.27%) Burp Suite
9 6 (1.27%) JIRA
9 6 (1.27%) Visual Studio
10 5 (1.06%) JMeter
10 5 (1.06%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (0.85%) Vagrant
12 3 (0.64%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.64%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.64%) NUnit
General
1 91 (19.32%) Finance
2 27 (5.73%) Legal
3 17 (3.61%) Banking
4 11 (2.34%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.91%) Retail
6 7 (1.49%) Marketing
7 6 (1.27%) Military
8 4 (0.85%) Advertising
8 4 (0.85%) Local Government
9 3 (0.64%) Back Office
10 2 (0.42%) Games
10 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.21%) Law
11 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (18.05%) Tester
2 80 (16.99%) Penetration Tester
3 79 (16.77%) Consultant
4 68 (14.44%) Security Consultant
5 64 (13.59%) Analyst
6 57 (12.10%) Security Analyst
6 57 (12.10%) Security Engineer
7 46 (9.77%) Security Manager
8 31 (6.58%) Information Security Consultant
9 24 (5.10%) Security Tester
10 23 (4.88%) Security Penetration Tester
11 20 (4.25%) Architect
12 19 (4.03%) Information Analyst
12 19 (4.03%) Information Security Analyst
13 18 (3.82%) Developer
13 18 (3.82%) Security Specialist
14 16 (3.40%) IT Manager
14 16 (3.40%) IT Security Manager
15 15 (3.18%) Network Engineer
15 15 (3.18%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (10.19%) Web Services
2 36 (7.64%) .NET
3 15 (3.18%) .NET Framework
4 13 (2.76%) ASP.NET
4 13 (2.76%) SAML
5 12 (2.55%) Node.js
6 11 (2.34%) ASP.NET Web API
6 11 (2.34%) Entity Framework
6 11 (2.34%) jQuery
7 10 (2.12%) Ajax
7 10 (2.12%) Middleware
7 10 (2.12%) React
8 9 (1.91%) HTML
8 9 (1.91%) HTML5
8 9 (1.91%) KnockoutJS
9 8 (1.70%) Breeze.js
9 8 (1.70%) Durandal
9 8 (1.70%) Windows Identity Foundation
10 4 (0.85%) REST
10 4 (0.85%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.34%) Management Information System
2 38 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (7.22%) Cryptography
4 32 (6.79%) PKI
5 31 (6.58%) CESG
6 17 (3.61%) Mobile App
7 14 (2.97%) Client/Server
7 14 (2.97%) Security Operations Centre
8 12 (2.55%) Data Centre
9 10 (2.12%) Embedded Systems
9 10 (2.12%) N-Tier
10 8 (1.70%) Data Protection Act
11 7 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 6 (1.27%) Algorithms
13 5 (1.06%) Computer Science
13 5 (1.06%) Fintech
14 4 (0.85%) Cyberthreat
15 3 (0.64%) Cyber Attack
15 3 (0.64%) Statistics
15 3 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 71 (15.07%) Linux
2 60 (12.74%) Windows
3 45 (9.55%) Unix
4 12 (2.55%) Windows Vista
5 8 (1.70%) Android
5 8 (1.70%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.49%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.27%) Kali Linux
8 5 (1.06%) Solaris
8 5 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.85%) CentOS
9 4 (0.85%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (33.55%) Information Security
2 99 (21.02%) OWASP
3 90 (19.11%) Security Testing
4 85 (18.05%) Cybersecurity
5 68 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
6 65 (13.80%) Risk Management
7 62 (13.16%) Ethical Hacking
7 62 (13.16%) Vulnerability Management
8 55 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
9 48 (10.19%) Security Operations
9 48 (10.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 46 (9.77%) SIEM
11 45 (9.55%) Security Architecture
12 44 (9.34%) Open Source
12 44 (9.34%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 40 (8.49%) Fuzz Testing
14 38 (8.07%) ITIL
14 38 (8.07%) Project Management
15 37 (7.86%) Social Engineering
16 36 (7.64%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 58 (12.31%) Python
2 45 (9.55%) Java
3 37 (7.86%) Ruby
4 32 (6.79%) PHP
5 29 (6.16%) C++
6 27 (5.73%) Perl
7 26 (5.52%) C#
8 24 (5.10%) JavaScript
9 23 (4.88%) C
10 21 (4.46%) PowerShell
11 19 (4.03%) SQL
12 12 (2.55%) Bash Shell
13 11 (2.34%) TypeScript
14 9 (1.91%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.27%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.85%) COBOL
17 2 (0.42%) Assembly Language
17 2 (0.42%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.42%) VB
17 2 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 126 (26.75%) CISSP
2 87 (18.47%) Security Cleared
3 65 (13.80%) CISM
4 64 (13.59%) CEH
5 63 (13.38%) CREST Certified
6 48 (10.19%) SC Cleared
7 44 (9.34%) CESG Certified Professional
8 31 (6.58%) CHECK Team Member
9 30 (6.37%) CISA
10 21 (4.46%) CLAS
11 20 (4.25%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (3.61%) Degree
12 17 (3.61%) OSCP
13 15 (3.18%) CompTIA Security+
13 15 (3.18%) Cyber Scheme
13 15 (3.18%) Security+ Certification
14 14 (2.97%) CCNP
14 14 (2.97%) DV Cleared
15 13 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (2.76%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (15.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (10.19%) PCI DSS
3 16 (3.40%) COBIT
3 16 (3.40%) QA
4 13 (2.76%) RMADS
5 8 (1.70%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (1.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (0.85%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.64%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.42%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (0.42%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.42%) SSAE 16
9 2 (0.42%) WAI
9 2 (0.42%) WCAG
10 1 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.21%) GPG13
10 1 (0.21%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.21%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 34 (7.22%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.76%) Sendmail
3 10 (2.12%) Docker
3 10 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.06%) oVirt
4 5 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (0.85%) Corosync
5 4 (0.85%) Squid
5 4 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.64%) Firmware
7 2 (0.42%) NFS
7 2 (0.42%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.21%) Snort
8 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (3.40%) Nessus
1 16 (3.40%) Puppet
2 9 (1.91%) HP Fortify
3 8 (1.70%) SmoothWall
3 8 (1.70%) WebInspect
4 4 (0.85%) Ansible
4 4 (0.85%) Pacemaker
5 3 (0.64%) CA Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.64%) EnCase
5 3 (0.64%) Nagios
5 3 (0.64%) Nmap
6 2 (0.42%) Grafana
6 2 (0.42%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.42%) Kibana
6 2 (0.42%) logstash
6 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.42%) Salt
6 2 (0.42%) Uchiwa
6 2 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 59 (12.53%) Microsoft
2 40 (8.49%) Oracle
3 39 (8.28%) Cisco
4 26 (5.52%) CheckPoint
5 22 (4.67%) VMware
6 18 (3.82%) Citrix
6 18 (3.82%) F5
7 15 (3.18%) Juniper
8 10 (2.12%) LogRhythm
9 8 (1.70%) Clearswift
9 8 (1.70%) HP
9 8 (1.70%) IBM
9 8 (1.70%) Kaspersky
9 8 (1.70%) Veracode
10 7 (1.49%) ArcSight
10 7 (1.49%) Fortinet
10 7 (1.49%) LogLogic
10 7 (1.49%) SAP
10 7 (1.49%) Splunk
11 6 (1.27%) Tripwire
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
83Zero
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £550 - £700 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Acumin Consulting
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Ministry of Justice
Rate: £58,113 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago