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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 386 468 473
Rank change year-on-year
+82 +5
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 249 168 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.50% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.39% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 118 105
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £60.00
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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
41378 42813 40900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.41% 81.15% 77.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27602 28419 26033
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 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1058 1189 1138
Median hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +38.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.23 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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
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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 +39 131 £450 -1.09% 41
South East +33 49 £525 +5.00% 34
East of England +19 16 £450 +12.50% 9
South West +19 12 £469 -39.51% 16
North West +7 12 £488 +39.28% 11
Yorkshire +4 8 £325 +21.49% 11
West Midlands - 7 £450 - 20
North East - 5 £375 - 1
East Midlands -6 3 £390 - 6
Midlands -5 1 - -
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Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 127 (27.37%) Information Security
2 121 (26.08%) CISSP
3 102 (21.98%) OWASP
4 89 (19.18%) Finance
5 86 (18.53%) Firewall
6 83 (17.89%) Security Testing
7 76 (16.38%) Security Cleared
8 73 (15.73%) Linux
9 71 (15.30%) Microsoft
10 70 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
10 70 (15.09%) CREST Certified
11 68 (14.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 67 (14.44%) Ethical Hacking
13 66 (14.22%) Cybersecurity
14 65 (14.01%) Vulnerability Management
15 62 (13.36%) CEH
16 61 (13.15%) Windows
17 59 (12.72%) Continuous Integration
18 58 (12.50%) CISM
19 54 (11.64%) Python
20 49 (10.56%) Risk Management
21 48 (10.34%) PCI DSS
22 47 (10.13%) Open Source
23 46 (9.91%) Network Security
24 44 (9.48%) Web Services
24 44 (9.48%) Cisco
24 44 (9.48%) SIEM
24 44 (9.48%) Jenkins
25 43 (9.27%) Amazon AWS
26 42 (9.05%) Security Architecture

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 30 (6.47%) nginx
2 12 (2.59%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.16%) Apache
3 10 (2.16%) IIS
4 9 (1.94%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.94%) Skype for Business
5 8 (1.72%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.51%) OpenStack
7 6 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.86%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.65%) CMS
10 2 (0.43%) SAS
11 1 (0.22%) uWSGI
Applications
1 26 (5.60%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.51%) MS Office
3 5 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.43%) MS Project
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (3.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.22%) Bankmaster
3 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 43 (9.27%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.51%) Azure Active Directory
3 7 (1.51%) IaaS
4 6 (1.29%) Office 365
5 3 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (0.65%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.65%) GitHub
5 3 (0.65%) Route 53
6 2 (0.43%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.43%) Heroku
6 2 (0.43%) SaaS
7 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.22%) Slack
7 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 86 (18.53%) Firewall
2 46 (9.91%) Network Security
3 37 (7.97%) Internet
4 32 (6.90%) Wireless
5 30 (6.47%) VPN
6 28 (6.03%) WAN
7 25 (5.39%) Cisco ASA
8 24 (5.17%) Intrusion Detection
8 24 (5.17%) LAN
9 21 (4.53%) TCP/IP
10 20 (4.31%) FTP
11 19 (4.09%) IPsec
11 19 (4.09%) OSPF
12 18 (3.88%) DNS
12 18 (3.88%) SMTP
13 16 (3.45%) SSL
14 15 (3.23%) BGP
14 15 (3.23%) Wireshark
15 13 (2.80%) SSH
16 11 (2.37%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (7.54%) PostgreSQL
2 34 (7.33%) SQL Server
3 12 (2.59%) MongoDB
4 11 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.51%) MySQL
8 6 (1.29%) InterSystems Cache
8 6 (1.29%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.86%) Big Data
9 4 (0.86%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.86%) MariaDB
10 3 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.65%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.43%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.43%) Mixpanel
11 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.22%) GIS
12 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 44 (9.48%) Jenkins
2 28 (6.03%) Travis CI
3 20 (4.31%) CircleCI
4 16 (3.45%) Selenium
5 15 (3.23%) Git (software)
6 12 (2.59%) Burp Suite
7 11 (2.37%) Metasploit
8 9 (1.94%) Visual Studio
9 8 (1.72%) JMeter
9 8 (1.72%) SpecFlow
9 8 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (1.51%) AppScan
10 7 (1.51%) Jasmine
10 7 (1.51%) JIRA
11 6 (1.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 6 (1.29%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.08%) Oracle APEX
13 4 (0.86%) Vagrant
14 3 (0.65%) NUnit
15 2 (0.43%) MSI
General
1 89 (19.18%) Finance
2 23 (4.96%) Legal
3 19 (4.09%) Banking
4 13 (2.80%) Retail
5 10 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.51%) Marketing
7 6 (1.29%) Advertising
7 6 (1.29%) Military
8 4 (0.86%) Back Office
8 4 (0.86%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.86%) Local Government
9 2 (0.43%) Games
9 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Electronics
10 1 (0.22%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 100 (21.55%) Tester
2 91 (19.61%) Penetration Tester
3 78 (16.81%) Consultant
4 61 (13.15%) Security Engineer
5 59 (12.72%) Security Consultant
6 48 (10.34%) Analyst
7 42 (9.05%) Security Analyst
8 39 (8.41%) Security Manager
9 29 (6.25%) Information Security Consultant
10 27 (5.82%) Security Tester
11 24 (5.17%) Security Penetration Tester
12 23 (4.96%) Developer
13 21 (4.53%) Network Engineer
14 19 (4.09%) Technical Consultant
15 17 (3.66%) Architect
15 17 (3.66%) Project Manager
16 16 (3.45%) Security Specialist
17 15 (3.23%) IT Consultant
18 14 (3.02%) IT Security Consultant
19 13 (2.80%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (9.48%) Web Services
2 34 (7.33%) .NET
3 17 (3.66%) SAML
4 16 (3.45%) ASP.NET
5 14 (3.02%) .NET Framework
6 12 (2.59%) jQuery
7 11 (2.37%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (2.37%) Entity Framework
8 10 (2.16%) Ajax
8 10 (2.16%) HTML
8 10 (2.16%) Node.js
8 10 (2.16%) React
9 9 (1.94%) HTML5
9 9 (1.94%) KnockoutJS
10 8 (1.72%) Breeze.js
10 8 (1.72%) Durandal
10 8 (1.72%) Windows Identity Foundation
11 5 (1.08%) Middleware
12 4 (0.86%) J2EE
12 4 (0.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.05%) Management Information System
2 27 (5.82%) PKI
3 26 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (5.39%) CESG
4 25 (5.39%) Cryptography
5 18 (3.88%) Mobile App
6 16 (3.45%) Data Centre
7 14 (3.02%) Security Operations Centre
8 11 (2.37%) Client/Server
9 10 (2.16%) Embedded Systems
9 10 (2.16%) N-Tier
10 9 (1.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 8 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (1.51%) Computer Science
12 7 (1.51%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (1.29%) Fintech
14 4 (0.86%) Cyberthreat
15 3 (0.65%) Virtual Team
16 2 (0.43%) Cyber Attack
16 2 (0.43%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 73 (15.73%) Linux
2 61 (13.15%) Windows
3 34 (7.33%) Unix
4 10 (2.16%) Windows Vista
5 9 (1.94%) Android
6 8 (1.72%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.51%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.51%) Kali Linux
8 6 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.08%) CentOS
9 5 (1.08%) Solaris
9 5 (1.08%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (27.37%) Information Security
2 102 (21.98%) OWASP
3 83 (17.89%) Security Testing
4 70 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (14.44%) Ethical Hacking
6 66 (14.22%) Cybersecurity
7 65 (14.01%) Vulnerability Management
8 59 (12.72%) Continuous Integration
9 49 (10.56%) Risk Management
10 47 (10.13%) Open Source
11 44 (9.48%) SIEM
12 42 (9.05%) ITIL
12 42 (9.05%) Security Architecture
13 41 (8.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 41 (8.84%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 39 (8.41%) Fuzz Testing
15 37 (7.97%) Social Engineering
16 36 (7.76%) Automated Testing
17 34 (7.33%) Security Operations
18 33 (7.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 54 (11.64%) Python
2 42 (9.05%) Java
3 37 (7.97%) Ruby
4 33 (7.11%) PHP
5 22 (4.74%) C#
5 22 (4.74%) JavaScript
5 22 (4.74%) SQL
6 21 (4.53%) PowerShell
7 20 (4.31%) Perl
8 15 (3.23%) C++
9 14 (3.02%) Bash Shell
10 13 (2.80%) C
11 11 (2.37%) TypeScript
12 9 (1.94%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.86%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.43%) Assembly Language
14 2 (0.43%) COBOL
14 2 (0.43%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.43%) VB
14 2 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 121 (26.08%) CISSP
2 76 (16.38%) Security Cleared
3 70 (15.09%) CREST Certified
4 62 (13.36%) CEH
5 58 (12.50%) CISM
6 40 (8.62%) SC Cleared
7 37 (7.97%) CESG Certified Professional
8 27 (5.82%) CHECK Team Member
9 26 (5.60%) CISA
10 22 (4.74%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (3.66%) CCNP
12 16 (3.45%) Degree
13 15 (3.23%) CLAS
14 14 (3.02%) CompTIA Security+
14 14 (3.02%) Security+ Certification
15 13 (2.80%) DV Cleared
15 13 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (2.80%) OSCP
15 13 (2.80%) SANS
16 11 (2.37%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (14.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (10.34%) PCI DSS
3 18 (3.88%) QA
4 16 (3.45%) COBIT
5 8 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (1.72%) RMADS
6 6 (1.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.86%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.86%) WAI
7 4 (0.86%) WCAG
8 3 (0.65%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.65%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.43%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (0.43%) SSAE 16
10 1 (0.22%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.22%) GPG13
10 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.22%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 22 (4.74%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.37%) Sendmail
3 10 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.94%) Docker
5 6 (1.29%) oVirt
6 5 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.86%) Corosync
7 4 (0.86%) Squid
8 3 (0.65%) Firmware
8 3 (0.65%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.43%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.43%) NFS
9 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.22%) Snort
10 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (3.23%) Puppet
2 14 (3.02%) Nessus
3 12 (2.59%) HP Fortify
4 8 (1.72%) SmoothWall
5 7 (1.51%) WebInspect
6 6 (1.29%) CA Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.86%) EnCase
7 4 (0.86%) Nagios
7 4 (0.86%) Pacemaker
8 3 (0.65%) Nmap
9 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.22%) ArcSight ESM
10 1 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.22%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.22%) Core Impact
10 1 (0.22%) QRadar
10 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 1 (0.22%) TrustSec
10 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 71 (15.30%) Microsoft
2 44 (9.48%) Cisco
3 33 (7.11%) CheckPoint
4 32 (6.90%) Oracle
5 25 (5.39%) Citrix
6 21 (4.53%) VMware
7 16 (3.45%) Juniper
8 13 (2.80%) F5
8 13 (2.80%) HP
9 11 (2.37%) LogRhythm
10 9 (1.94%) ArcSight
10 9 (1.94%) Polycom
10 9 (1.94%) Splunk
11 8 (1.72%) Brocade
11 8 (1.72%) Clearswift
11 8 (1.72%) Fortinet
11 8 (1.72%) Kaspersky
11 8 (1.72%) LogLogic
11 8 (1.72%) Riverbed
12 7 (1.51%) SAP
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