The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 6 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank - - 53
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire - - 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50
Penetration Testing
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
335 395 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 76.83% 78.53% 70.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 225 189
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 20 11
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Gloucestershire region.

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Penetration Testing
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 6 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) C++
1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) Unix
1 5 (83.33%) Ethical Hacking
1 5 (83.33%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (66.67%) DV Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Reverse Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) C
2 4 (66.67%) CEH
2 4 (66.67%) Sun Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) WAN
5 1 (16.67%) PHP
5 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (16.67%) Firewall
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (16.67%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (16.67%) CREST Certified
5 1 (16.67%) Web Filtering
5 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (16.67%) Threat Modelling

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Ethical Hacker
1 2 (33.33%) Penetration Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Security Penetration Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Security Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (16.67%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (83.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 4 (66.67%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (16.67%) Threat Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (16.67%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C++
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) CEH
1 4 (66.67%) DV Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Sun Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CHECK Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) CREST Certified