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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 410 460 494
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +34
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 199 154 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.31% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.37% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 102 80
Median daily rate £450 £444 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% -11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £444 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.04% +18.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50
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
37968 41123 39833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.80% 81.48% 77.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 25471 27052 26380
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 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 1222 1137
Median hourly rate £28.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +27 86 £450 +2.85% 42
South East +26 52 £513 +13.88% 8
West Midlands 0 13 £400 +48.14% 4
South West +16 12 £440 -43.22% 3
North West +7 11 £500 +2.56% 8
East of England +1 11 £575 +35.29% 7
North East - 6 £325 - 1
Yorkshire +16 2 - - 8
East Midlands - 1 - - 3
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 143 (30.56%) Information Security
2 124 (26.50%) CISSP
3 108 (23.08%) OWASP
4 106 (22.65%) Firewall
5 86 (18.38%) Security Cleared
6 81 (17.31%) Linux
7 77 (16.45%) Microsoft
7 77 (16.45%) Risk Management
7 77 (16.45%) Finance
7 77 (16.45%) Agile Software Development
8 76 (16.24%) Cybersecurity
9 74 (15.81%) Vulnerability Management
10 73 (15.60%) Security Testing
11 71 (15.17%) Ethical Hacking
12 66 (14.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 63 (13.46%) CREST Certified
14 59 (12.61%) Windows
15 57 (12.18%) Cisco
15 57 (12.18%) Continuous Integration
15 57 (12.18%) SIEM
16 56 (11.97%) Amazon AWS
17 55 (11.75%) Network Security
17 55 (11.75%) CEH
18 52 (11.11%) SC Cleared
19 50 (10.68%) Jenkins
20 49 (10.47%) Management Information System
21 48 (10.26%) Security Management
22 47 (10.04%) Python
23 45 (9.62%) Web Services
23 45 (9.62%) CISM

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 34 (7.26%) nginx
2 12 (2.56%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.14%) Apache
4 9 (1.92%) Skype for Business
5 7 (1.50%) OpenStack
6 6 (1.28%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.85%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.85%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.64%) CMS
8 3 (0.64%) IIS
9 1 (0.21%) SAS
9 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (7.48%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.71%) MS Office
3 6 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.07%) MS Project
5 3 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.43%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.21%) Bankmaster
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 56 (11.97%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (4.49%) IaaS
4 5 (1.07%) Office 365
5 4 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (0.85%) Route 53
5 4 (0.85%) SaaS
6 3 (0.64%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.64%) GitHub
7 2 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.43%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.43%) Heroku
7 2 (0.43%) PaaS
7 2 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.21%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 106 (22.65%) Firewall
2 55 (11.75%) Network Security
3 31 (6.62%) VPN
4 30 (6.41%) Internet
5 25 (5.34%) TCP/IP
5 25 (5.34%) Wireless
5 25 (5.34%) Wireshark
6 23 (4.91%) Cisco ASA
6 23 (4.91%) Intrusion Detection
7 21 (4.49%) DNS
7 21 (4.49%) OSPF
8 20 (4.27%) WAN
9 18 (3.85%) FTP
9 18 (3.85%) LAN
9 18 (3.85%) SMTP
10 17 (3.63%) IPsec
11 15 (3.21%) BGP
12 12 (2.56%) Ethernet
13 11 (2.35%) Kerberos
14 9 (1.92%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (4.49%) SQL Server
3 16 (3.42%) MongoDB
4 11 (2.35%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.50%) MySQL
6 6 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.07%) Big Data
8 4 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.85%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.85%) MariaDB
8 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.43%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.43%) Mixpanel
10 2 (0.43%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.43%) Redis
10 2 (0.43%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 50 (10.68%) Jenkins
2 28 (5.98%) Travis CI
3 20 (4.27%) CircleCI
4 18 (3.85%) Metasploit
5 16 (3.42%) Git (software)
6 14 (2.99%) Burp Suite
7 12 (2.56%) Selenium
8 9 (1.92%) JMeter
8 9 (1.92%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.50%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.07%) JIRA
11 4 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.64%) AppScan
12 3 (0.64%) NUnit
12 3 (0.64%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.64%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.64%) Vagrant
13 2 (0.43%) Jasmine
13 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.43%) WiX
General
1 77 (16.45%) Finance
2 29 (6.20%) Legal
3 17 (3.63%) Retail
4 9 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.71%) Banking
6 6 (1.28%) Advertising
6 6 (1.28%) Back Office
7 5 (1.07%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.85%) Local Government
8 4 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.64%) Marketing
10 2 (0.43%) Electronics
10 2 (0.43%) Games
10 2 (0.43%) Law
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
11 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.21%) Military
11 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (20.30%) Consultant
2 91 (19.44%) Tester
3 83 (17.74%) Penetration Tester
4 74 (15.81%) Security Consultant
5 60 (12.82%) Security Engineer
6 59 (12.61%) Analyst
7 49 (10.47%) Security Analyst
8 31 (6.62%) Network Engineer
9 26 (5.56%) Information Security Consultant
10 22 (4.70%) IT Consultant
10 22 (4.70%) Security Manager
11 21 (4.49%) IT Security Consultant
12 20 (4.27%) Developer
12 20 (4.27%) Network Security Engineer
13 17 (3.63%) Architect
13 17 (3.63%) Security Tester
14 15 (3.21%) Information Analyst
14 15 (3.21%) Security Penetration Tester
14 15 (3.21%) Technical Consultant
15 14 (2.99%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (9.62%) Web Services
2 22 (4.70%) .NET
3 13 (2.78%) SAML
4 10 (2.14%) ASP.NET
4 10 (2.14%) Node.js
5 9 (1.92%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 7 (1.50%) HTML
6 7 (1.50%) Spring
7 6 (1.28%) HTML5
8 5 (1.07%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.07%) jQuery
8 5 (1.07%) React
9 4 (0.85%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (0.85%) Entity Framework
9 4 (0.85%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (0.85%) Middleware
10 3 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (0.64%) RESTful
10 3 (0.64%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 49 (10.47%) Management Information System
2 25 (5.34%) Cryptography
3 17 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.63%) Data Centre
4 16 (3.42%) CESG
5 15 (3.21%) PKI
6 14 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 14 (2.99%) Security Operations Centre
7 12 (2.56%) Mobile App
8 10 (2.14%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.92%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (1.50%) CMDB
11 7 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
11 7 (1.50%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (1.28%) Cyberthreat
13 5 (1.07%) N-Tier
14 4 (0.85%) Fintech
15 3 (0.64%) Algorithms
15 3 (0.64%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 81 (17.31%) Linux
2 59 (12.61%) Windows
3 37 (7.91%) Unix
4 8 (1.71%) Kali Linux
4 8 (1.71%) Windows Vista
5 7 (1.50%) CentOS
6 6 (1.28%) Android
6 6 (1.28%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.07%) Solaris
8 4 (0.85%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.64%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (30.56%) Information Security
2 108 (23.08%) OWASP
3 77 (16.45%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (16.45%) Risk Management
4 76 (16.24%) Cybersecurity
5 74 (15.81%) Vulnerability Management
6 73 (15.60%) Security Testing
7 71 (15.17%) Ethical Hacking
8 57 (12.18%) Continuous Integration
8 57 (12.18%) SIEM
9 48 (10.26%) Security Management
10 45 (9.62%) Open Source
11 41 (8.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 40 (8.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 38 (8.12%) Security Architecture
14 37 (7.91%) ITIL
15 35 (7.48%) Fuzz Testing
16 33 (7.05%) Automated Testing
16 33 (7.05%) Social Engineering
17 32 (6.84%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (10.04%) Python
2 36 (7.69%) Java
3 32 (6.84%) Ruby
4 30 (6.41%) PHP
5 17 (3.63%) SQL
6 15 (3.21%) PowerShell
7 14 (2.99%) Perl
8 13 (2.78%) C#
9 11 (2.35%) Bash Shell
10 10 (2.14%) C
10 10 (2.14%) JavaScript
11 7 (1.50%) C++
12 4 (0.85%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.85%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.43%) VB
14 1 (0.21%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 124 (26.50%) CISSP
2 86 (18.38%) Security Cleared
3 63 (13.46%) CREST Certified
4 55 (11.75%) CEH
5 52 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 45 (9.62%) CISM
7 32 (6.84%) CHECK Team Member
8 26 (5.56%) CISA
9 25 (5.34%) SANS
10 21 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (4.49%) Degree
11 19 (4.06%) CESG Certified Professional
11 19 (4.06%) GIAC
12 18 (3.85%) CLAS
13 15 (3.21%) CCNP
13 15 (3.21%) OSCP
14 14 (2.99%) DV Cleared
15 13 (2.78%) CISMP
15 13 (2.78%) CompTIA Security+
15 13 (2.78%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (14.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (9.62%) PCI DSS
3 21 (4.49%) COBIT
4 14 (2.99%) QA
5 11 (2.35%) ISO27002
6 9 (1.92%) Data Quality
6 9 (1.92%) RMADS
7 8 (1.71%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (1.50%) WAI
8 7 (1.50%) WCAG
9 5 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.64%) GPG13
10 3 (0.64%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.43%) ISAE 3402
11 2 (0.43%) SSAE 16
12 1 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
System Software
1 16 (3.42%) Active Directory
1 16 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (2.99%) Docker
3 9 (1.92%) Corosync
3 9 (1.92%) Sendmail
3 9 (1.92%) Squid
4 6 (1.28%) oVirt
4 6 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.07%) Firmware
6 4 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.64%) NFS
8 2 (0.43%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.43%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (4.91%) Puppet
2 19 (4.06%) Nessus
3 10 (2.14%) HP Fortify
4 9 (1.92%) Pacemaker
5 8 (1.71%) Nmap
6 7 (1.50%) CA Single Sign-On
7 6 (1.28%) EnCase
7 6 (1.28%) Nagios
7 6 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.85%) CA Spectrum
9 3 (0.64%) Ansible
9 3 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.64%) WebInspect
10 1 (0.21%) ArcSight ESM
10 1 (0.21%) Core Impact
10 1 (0.21%) Nexpose
10 1 (0.21%) SmoothWall
10 1 (0.21%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 77 (16.45%) Microsoft
2 57 (12.18%) Cisco
3 42 (8.97%) CheckPoint
4 31 (6.62%) VMware
5 30 (6.41%) Oracle
6 24 (5.13%) HP
7 22 (4.70%) Citrix
8 20 (4.27%) Juniper
9 17 (3.63%) ArcSight
9 17 (3.63%) Splunk
10 14 (2.99%) CA
11 13 (2.78%) Riverbed
12 12 (2.56%) F5
13 11 (2.35%) LogRhythm
13 11 (2.35%) Symantec
14 10 (2.14%) Brocade
14 10 (2.14%) Dell
15 9 (1.92%) BMC
15 9 (1.92%) Palo Alto
15 9 (1.92%) Polycom
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