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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
UK / England
Rank 378 427 496
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +69
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 189 189 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.46% 0.40% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.48% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 131 56
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £373 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £425 £396
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +7.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £60.87 £46.25 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.61% -2.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.87 £46.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+31.61% -2.63%

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
33904 39232 37671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.43% 82.52% 79.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 22608 25992 24260
Median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 860 1055 1023
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £56.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +28 104 £475 +2.70% 37
South West +18 24 £453 +4.02% 8
South East +10 23 £438 +2.94% 9
North West +33 15 £425 -2.85% 10
East of England +13 11 £538 +27.59% 4
Yorkshire +14 8 £450 +9.75% 8
West Midlands +10 5 £513 +13.88% 6
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 138 (34.07%) Information Security
2 105 (25.93%) Firewall
3 85 (20.99%) Security Cleared
4 82 (20.25%) CISSP
5 80 (19.75%) Linux
6 74 (18.27%) Microsoft
7 73 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
8 63 (15.56%) Windows
8 63 (15.56%) Network Security
8 63 (15.56%) SC Cleared
9 61 (15.06%) Risk Management
10 60 (14.81%) Finance
11 57 (14.07%) OWASP
12 56 (13.83%) Java
13 55 (13.58%) Amazon AWS
14 53 (13.09%) SIEM
15 52 (12.84%) Jenkins
16 51 (12.59%) CREST Certified
16 51 (12.59%) Management Information System
17 50 (12.35%) Intrusion Detection
18 49 (12.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 47 (11.60%) Ethical Hacking
19 47 (11.60%) Cisco
19 47 (11.60%) Vulnerability Management
20 46 (11.36%) Cybersecurity
20 46 (11.36%) Puppet
21 42 (10.37%) TCP/IP
21 42 (10.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 42 (10.37%) DevOps
22 41 (10.12%) Security Testing

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 9 (2.22%) MS Exchange
1 9 (2.22%) nginx
2 6 (1.48%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.23%) IIS
4 4 (0.99%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.99%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.74%) Apache
5 3 (0.74%) CMS
5 3 (0.74%) JBoss
6 2 (0.49%) Jetty
6 2 (0.49%) Mongrel
6 2 (0.49%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.49%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.25%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.25%) SAS
7 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 32 (7.90%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.21%) MS Office
3 6 (1.48%) MS Project
4 5 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.49%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.25%) Bankmaster
3 1 (0.25%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 55 (13.58%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (7.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.44%) IaaS
4 10 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (2.22%) PaaS
6 7 (1.73%) Office 365
7 6 (1.48%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (1.23%) Amazon S3
8 5 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (1.23%) Route 53
9 3 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.74%) SaaS
9 3 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.49%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 105 (25.93%) Firewall
2 63 (15.56%) Network Security
3 50 (12.35%) Intrusion Detection
4 42 (10.37%) TCP/IP
5 37 (9.14%) SSL
6 28 (6.91%) VPN
7 27 (6.67%) HTTP
8 26 (6.42%) DNS
9 25 (6.17%) Internet
10 21 (5.19%) Wireless
11 20 (4.94%) Wireshark
12 14 (3.46%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (3.46%) FTP
12 14 (3.46%) OSPF
13 12 (2.96%) DHCP
14 11 (2.72%) LAN
14 11 (2.72%) NetScaler
14 11 (2.72%) SMTP
14 11 (2.72%) WAN
14 11 (2.72%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.65%) MongoDB
2 25 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (5.68%) Redis
3 23 (5.68%) Relational Database
4 13 (3.21%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (1.23%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.49%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.49%) MySQL
7 1 (0.25%) Big Data
7 1 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 52 (12.84%) Jenkins
2 32 (7.90%) Git (software)
3 15 (3.70%) Metasploit
4 13 (3.21%) Burp Suite
5 10 (2.47%) Selenium
6 8 (1.98%) JIRA
7 7 (1.73%) Cucumber
7 7 (1.73%) JMeter
8 5 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.23%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.74%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.74%) Travis CI
9 3 (0.74%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.49%) Appium
10 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.25%) GDB
11 1 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (0.25%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.25%) WinDbg
General
1 60 (14.81%) Finance
2 24 (5.93%) Legal
3 18 (4.44%) Retail
4 14 (3.46%) Banking
5 6 (1.48%) Law
5 6 (1.48%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.23%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.99%) Advertising
7 4 (0.99%) Back Office
7 4 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.25%) Automotive
8 1 (0.25%) Electronics
8 1 (0.25%) French Language
8 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (20.49%) Tester
2 77 (19.01%) Consultant
3 76 (18.77%) Penetration Tester
4 53 (13.09%) Analyst
5 50 (12.35%) Security Consultant
6 45 (11.11%) Security Analyst
7 29 (7.16%) Security Engineer
8 25 (6.17%) Network Engineer
9 22 (5.43%) DevOps Engineer
10 21 (5.19%) Architect
11 18 (4.44%) Network Security Engineer
12 17 (4.20%) Security Manager
13 16 (3.95%) Technical Consultant
14 15 (3.70%) IT Consultant
15 14 (3.46%) Applications Consultant
15 14 (3.46%) Developer
15 14 (3.46%) IT Security Consultant
16 13 (3.21%) Information Security Manager
17 12 (2.96%) Information Manager
17 12 (2.96%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.17%) Node.js
2 23 (5.68%) Web Services
3 10 (2.47%) .NET
4 7 (1.73%) SAML
4 7 (1.73%) Spring
5 6 (1.48%) Middleware
6 5 (1.23%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.23%) J2EE
6 5 (1.23%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 4 (0.99%) OAuth
8 2 (0.49%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.49%) Servlets
9 1 (0.25%) Django
9 1 (0.25%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.25%) HTML
9 1 (0.25%) Java EE
9 1 (0.25%) jQuery
9 1 (0.25%) LAMP
9 1 (0.25%) RESTful
9 1 (0.25%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 51 (12.59%) Management Information System
2 26 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (5.43%) Data Centre
4 21 (5.19%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.96%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 8 (1.98%) CESG
7 7 (1.73%) CMDB
8 6 (1.48%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (0.99%) Cyber Defence
10 4 (0.99%) PKI
11 3 (0.74%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.74%) Clustering
11 3 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.74%) Fintech
11 3 (0.74%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.49%) Cyber Attack
12 2 (0.49%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 80 (19.75%) Linux
2 63 (15.56%) Windows
3 27 (6.67%) Unix
4 7 (1.73%) CentOS
5 6 (1.48%) Kali Linux
5 6 (1.48%) Ubuntu
5 6 (1.48%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.23%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.74%) Android
8 3 (0.74%) Solaris
8 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.74%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.49%) SUSE
9 2 (0.49%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (34.07%) Information Security
2 73 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (15.06%) Risk Management
4 57 (14.07%) OWASP
5 53 (13.09%) SIEM
6 47 (11.60%) Ethical Hacking
6 47 (11.60%) Vulnerability Management
7 46 (11.36%) Cybersecurity
8 42 (10.37%) DevOps
8 42 (10.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 41 (10.12%) Security Management
9 41 (10.12%) Security Testing
10 38 (9.38%) Open Source
11 37 (9.14%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (7.90%) Configuration Management
13 28 (6.91%) Security Architecture
14 27 (6.67%) ITIL
15 26 (6.42%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 24 (5.93%) Risk Assessment
17 21 (5.19%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 56 (13.83%) Java
2 34 (8.40%) Python
3 20 (4.94%) PowerShell
4 11 (2.72%) Ruby
5 10 (2.47%) Perl
5 10 (2.47%) SQL
6 9 (2.22%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.48%) C
7 6 (1.48%) C++
8 5 (1.23%) C#
9 4 (0.99%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.49%) PHP
11 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 85 (20.99%) Security Cleared
2 82 (20.25%) CISSP
3 63 (15.56%) SC Cleared
4 51 (12.59%) CREST Certified
5 35 (8.64%) CEH
6 34 (8.40%) SANS
7 27 (6.67%) CISM
8 24 (5.93%) Degree
9 22 (5.43%) OSCP
10 20 (4.94%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (4.44%) GIAC
12 15 (3.70%) CISA
13 13 (3.21%) CHECK Team Member
13 13 (3.21%) CISMP
14 11 (2.72%) CCNP
15 10 (2.47%) CCSE
15 10 (2.47%) DV Cleared
16 9 (2.22%) CLAS
17 8 (1.98%) CESG Certified Professional
17 8 (1.98%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (12.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (9.88%) PCI DSS
3 14 (3.46%) ISO27002
4 12 (2.96%) COBIT
5 9 (2.22%) QA
6 7 (1.73%) RMADS
6 7 (1.73%) WAI
6 7 (1.73%) WCAG
7 5 (1.23%) Data Quality
7 5 (1.23%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 4 (0.99%) GPG13
9 3 (0.74%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.74%) SLA
10 2 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.49%) GDPR
10 2 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.25%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.25%) ISO27005
System Software
1 18 (4.44%) Active Directory
1 18 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.96%) Docker
3 9 (2.22%) vCloud
4 6 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.23%) Corosync
5 5 (1.23%) Squid
6 4 (0.99%) Firmware
7 3 (0.74%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.49%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.49%) NFS
8 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.49%) Xen
9 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.25%) oVirt
9 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 46 (11.36%) Puppet
2 27 (6.67%) Ansible
3 11 (2.72%) Nessus
4 9 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (1.73%) HP Fortify
5 7 (1.73%) Nmap
5 7 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.48%) EnCase
6 6 (1.48%) Nagios
6 6 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.23%) CA Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.23%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 5 (1.23%) Pacemaker
8 4 (0.99%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (0.99%) Terraform
9 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.49%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.25%) ArcSight ESM
11 1 (0.25%) Nexpose
11 1 (0.25%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 74 (18.27%) Microsoft
2 47 (11.60%) Cisco
3 40 (9.88%) CheckPoint
4 36 (8.89%) VMware
5 23 (5.68%) Citrix
6 20 (4.94%) HP
7 17 (4.20%) Juniper
8 16 (3.95%) Intel Security
9 15 (3.70%) Dell
10 14 (3.46%) Symantec
11 13 (3.21%) ArcSight
11 13 (3.21%) Splunk
12 12 (2.96%) CA
12 12 (2.96%) Riverbed
13 11 (2.72%) Red Hat
14 10 (2.47%) Oracle
14 10 (2.47%) Palo Alto
15 8 (1.98%) LogRhythm
16 7 (1.73%) BMC
16 7 (1.73%) SolarWinds
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