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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 433 484 441
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -43
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 147 88 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.24% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 49 80
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£449 £470 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.52% +10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £300 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £363
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +24.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
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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
38856 37385 32217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.70% 75.37% 73.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 24681 23757 19706
Average daily rate £420 £404 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1136 1104 1010
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.36 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +24 58 £438 -16.66% 30
London +16 49 £480 +1.05% 43
North West -7 22 £338 -27.02% 18
East of England +8 6 £325 +30.00% 4
West Midlands -12 6 £550 +107.54% 12
South West -4 5 £360 -23.40% 21
East Midlands -4 2 £300 - 4
North East -3 1 - -
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Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing.

1 95 (38.31%) CISSP
2 80 (32.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 75 (30.24%) Information Security
4 69 (27.82%) Firewall
5 61 (24.60%) ITIL
6 52 (20.97%) Windows
7 51 (20.56%) CISM
8 50 (20.16%) Linux
9 47 (18.95%) PCI DSS
10 45 (18.15%) Vulnerability Management
11 41 (16.53%) SIEM
12 38 (15.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 37 (14.92%) Cisco
13 37 (14.92%) PKI
14 35 (14.11%) Network Security
15 34 (13.71%) Security Testing
15 34 (13.71%) Security Cleared
15 34 (13.71%) QA
16 32 (12.90%) Microsoft
17 31 (12.50%) SSL
18 29 (11.69%) Risk Management
19 28 (11.29%) Finance
20 27 (10.89%) Kalman Filter
21 26 (10.48%) Cyber Security
22 25 (10.08%) Management Information System
23 24 (9.68%) VMware
23 24 (9.68%) SC Cleared
24 23 (9.27%) CEH
24 23 (9.27%) UNIX
24 23 (9.27%) SQL

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (4.44%) IIS
2 3 (1.21%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.21%) Lync
3 2 (0.81%) Drupal
3 2 (0.81%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.40%) CMS
4 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.40%) Apache
4 1 (0.40%) JBoss
4 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.40%) Node.js
4 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 11 (4.44%) MS Office
2 6 (2.42%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.02%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.81%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.40%) SAP PM
1 1 (0.40%) SAP PP
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.40%) SAP EWM
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.61%) PaaS
3 4 (1.61%) IaaS
4 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.21%) SaaS
5 1 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 69 (27.82%) Firewall
2 35 (14.11%) Network Security
3 31 (12.50%) SSL
4 22 (8.87%) WAN
4 22 (8.87%) Intrusion Detection
4 22 (8.87%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (6.85%) TCP/IP
6 15 (6.05%) Wireless
7 13 (5.24%) VPN
8 10 (4.03%) Internet
9 9 (3.63%) DNS
9 9 (3.63%) LDAP
10 8 (3.23%) LAN
11 6 (2.42%) HTTP
12 5 (2.02%) IP Telephony
12 5 (2.02%) SAN
13 4 (1.61%) Cisco ICM
13 4 (1.61%) Wireshark
13 4 (1.61%) tcpdump
13 4 (1.61%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.03%) Oracle Database
2 8 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (2.42%) Big Data
3 6 (2.42%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.02%) InterSystems Cache
4 5 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.02%) RDBMS
4 5 (2.02%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (2.02%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.21%) SQLPlus
6 3 (1.21%) MySQL
7 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.40%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.40%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (3.63%) LoadRunner
2 5 (2.02%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (2.02%) GDB
3 4 (1.61%) Selenium
3 4 (1.61%) JIRA
4 3 (1.21%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.21%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (1.21%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.21%) WebDriver
4 3 (1.21%) Metasploit
4 3 (1.21%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.81%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.81%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.81%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.40%) Subversion
6 1 (0.40%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.40%) SpecFlow
General
1 28 (11.29%) Finance
2 7 (2.82%) Telecoms
2 7 (2.82%) Banking
3 6 (2.42%) Law
3 6 (2.42%) Publishing
4 5 (2.02%) Games
4 5 (2.02%) Legal
5 4 (1.61%) Retail
5 4 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.21%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.21%) Automotive
7 2 (0.81%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.81%) Electronics
8 1 (0.40%) Military
8 1 (0.40%) Back Office
8 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 89 (35.89%) Analyst
2 67 (27.02%) Security Analyst
3 42 (16.94%) Consultant
4 41 (16.53%) Security Consultant
5 20 (8.06%) Tester
6 17 (6.85%) Test Analyst
7 16 (6.45%) Architect
8 15 (6.05%) Security Architect
8 15 (6.05%) IT Security Analyst
9 14 (5.65%) Security Engineer
9 14 (5.65%) Penetration Tester
10 12 (4.84%) Technical Analyst
10 12 (4.84%) Security Manager
11 9 (3.63%) Developer
11 9 (3.63%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (3.63%) Senior Security Analyst
12 8 (3.23%) Test Manager
13 7 (2.82%) Security Specialist
13 7 (2.82%) Security Tester
13 7 (2.82%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.66%) .NET
2 12 (4.84%) XML
3 10 (4.03%) Web Services
4 9 (3.63%) ASP.NET
5 8 (3.23%) XML Messaging
6 6 (2.42%) HTML
7 5 (2.02%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 5 (2.02%) jQuery
7 5 (2.02%) Ajax
7 5 (2.02%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.21%) SAML
9 2 (0.81%) SOAP
9 2 (0.81%) XML-RPC
10 1 (0.40%) CSS
10 1 (0.40%) Sass
10 1 (0.40%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.40%) HTML5
10 1 (0.40%) CSS3
10 1 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.40%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.92%) PKI
2 25 (10.08%) Management Information System
3 13 (5.24%) Cryptography
3 13 (5.24%) Smart Meter
3 13 (5.24%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.42%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.02%) AS400
6 5 (2.02%) CESG
6 5 (2.02%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.02%) N-Tier
6 5 (2.02%) Open Source
6 5 (2.02%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (1.61%) Statistics
8 3 (1.21%) RMADS
9 2 (0.81%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.81%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.81%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 52 (20.97%) Windows
2 50 (20.16%) Linux
3 23 (9.27%) UNIX
4 9 (3.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.42%) Solaris
7 5 (2.02%) AIX
8 4 (1.61%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.21%) Windows NT
9 3 (1.21%) VMS
9 3 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.40%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (30.24%) Information Security
2 61 (24.60%) ITIL
3 45 (18.15%) Vulnerability Management
4 41 (16.53%) SIEM
5 38 (15.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 34 (13.71%) Security Testing
7 29 (11.69%) Risk Management
8 27 (10.89%) Kalman Filter
9 26 (10.48%) Cyber Security
10 22 (8.87%) OWASP
11 20 (8.06%) Migration
11 20 (8.06%) Security Management
12 19 (7.66%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (7.26%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (6.85%) Data Protection
14 17 (6.85%) Incident Management
14 17 (6.85%) Change Control
15 16 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (6.05%) Security Architecture
17 13 (5.24%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 23 (9.27%) SQL
2 18 (7.26%) Java
2 18 (7.26%) Shell Script
3 13 (5.24%) VB
3 13 (5.24%) C#
4 12 (4.84%) Python
4 12 (4.84%) C
5 9 (3.63%) Bash Shell
6 8 (3.23%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.82%) C++
8 6 (2.42%) PHP
9 5 (2.02%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.02%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.02%) Perl
9 5 (2.02%) VC++
10 3 (1.21%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.81%) Groovy
12 1 (0.40%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.40%) Ruby
12 1 (0.40%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 95 (38.31%) CISSP
2 51 (20.56%) CISM
3 34 (13.71%) Security Cleared
4 24 (9.68%) SC Cleared
5 23 (9.27%) CEH
6 20 (8.06%) ITIL Certification
7 19 (7.66%) CISA
7 19 (7.66%) CISMP
8 18 (7.26%) ISEB
9 15 (6.05%) GIAC
9 15 (6.05%) CCENT
10 13 (5.24%) Degree
10 13 (5.24%) CRISC
11 9 (3.63%) ISTQB
11 9 (3.63%) DV Cleared
12 8 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (2.82%) MCSE
14 6 (2.42%) MCP
14 6 (2.42%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (32.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (18.95%) PCI DSS
3 34 (13.71%) QA
4 3 (1.21%) COBIT
5 2 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.40%) BS7799
6 1 (0.40%) SLA
6 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 12 (4.84%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.61%) Snort
4 3 (1.21%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.81%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.40%) Firmware
6 1 (0.40%) Varnish
6 1 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (5.24%) Nessus
2 8 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (2.02%) Nmap
3 5 (2.02%) SCCM
4 4 (1.61%) CORE IMPACT
4 4 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (1.61%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (1.21%) WSUS
6 2 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.81%) Nagios
6 2 (0.81%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.40%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.40%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.40%) Icinga
7 1 (0.40%) Ansible
7 1 (0.40%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.40%) Puppet
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 37 (14.92%) Cisco
2 32 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 24 (9.68%) VMware
4 21 (8.47%) CheckPoint
5 20 (8.06%) HP
6 19 (7.66%) Clearswift
6 19 (7.66%) Kaspersky
7 17 (6.85%) McAfee
8 16 (6.45%) Oracle
9 13 (5.24%) Citrix
10 10 (4.03%) Qualys
10 10 (4.03%) Remedy
11 8 (3.23%) Juniper
12 6 (2.42%) IBM
13 5 (2.02%) Websense
13 5 (2.02%) SolarWinds
14 4 (1.61%) F5
14 4 (1.61%) MobileIron
14 4 (1.61%) Sourcefire
15 3 (1.21%) Red Hat
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Vertical IT
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