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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 52 50 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.21% 0.23% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £28.99
% change year-on-year
- +55.22%
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
360 338 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 76.11% 76.30% 62.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 225 148
Median daily rate £413 £410 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £292 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £508 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 36
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 13 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) C++
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) C
3 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (20.00%) Anomaly Detection
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Penetration Tester
1 4 (80.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Anomaly Detection
1 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C++
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared