The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 98 117 99
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -18
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 19 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.00% 0.19% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 0.25% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 7
Average daily rate £413 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £475 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £409 £405
% change year-on-year
+3.97% +0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year
-2.63% -
Penetration Testing
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1506 1628 1291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 79.43% 78.57% 73.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 991 887 698
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 77 64
Average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.58 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.00 £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Basingstoke +9 9 £488 -7.14% 1
Andover - 6 £413 -
Fareham - 2 £200 -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 15 (57.69%) Windows
2 14 (53.85%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
4 10 (38.46%) SC Cleared
4 10 (38.46%) SIEM
4 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
4 10 (38.46%) CISSP
4 10 (38.46%) Management Information System
5 9 (34.62%) IBM
5 9 (34.62%) Security Operations
5 9 (34.62%) Security Operations Centre
6 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 8 (30.77%) Web Services
6 8 (30.77%) .NET
7 7 (26.92%) Military
7 7 (26.92%) SQL
7 7 (26.92%) C#
7 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
7 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
7 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET
7 7 (26.92%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (26.92%) Entity Framework
7 7 (26.92%) jQuery
7 7 (26.92%) Web Development
7 7 (26.92%) .NET Framework
8 6 (23.08%) Ajax
8 6 (23.08%) Unit Testing
8 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (23.08%) Git (software)

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 5 (19.23%) IIS
1 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
1 5 (19.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (23.08%) Firewall
2 6 (23.08%) LAN
2 6 (23.08%) WAN
3 5 (19.23%) Internet
4 2 (7.69%) BGP
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (7.69%) IPsec
4 2 (7.69%) IPv4
4 2 (7.69%) IPv6
4 2 (7.69%) MPLS
4 2 (7.69%) Multicast
4 2 (7.69%) OSPF
4 2 (7.69%) VLAN
4 2 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (19.23%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
1 6 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (19.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 5 (19.23%) Jasmine
2 5 (19.23%) Selenium
2 5 (19.23%) SpecFlow
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (3.85%) NUnit
General
1 7 (26.92%) Military
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Analyst
1 8 (30.77%) Developer
1 8 (30.77%) Security Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) .NET Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Architect
3 5 (19.23%) Security Architect
3 5 (19.23%) SIEM Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) SOC Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Security Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Security Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) SIEM Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) SOC Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Compliance Officer
6 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Security Compliance Officer
6 2 (7.69%) SIEM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) .NET
1 8 (30.77%) Web Services
2 7 (26.92%) .NET Framework
2 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET
2 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET Web API
2 7 (26.92%) Entity Framework
2 7 (26.92%) jQuery
3 6 (23.08%) Ajax
3 6 (23.08%) Breeze.js
3 6 (23.08%) Durandal
3 6 (23.08%) KnockoutJS
3 6 (23.08%) React
3 6 (23.08%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 5 (19.23%) OAuth2
4 5 (19.23%) OpenID
4 5 (19.23%) SAML
5 1 (3.85%) CSS
5 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Management Information System
2 9 (34.62%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (19.23%) N-Tier
4 4 (15.38%) AS400
4 4 (15.38%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (15.38%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.85%) CESG
5 1 (3.85%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 5 (19.23%) AIX
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) SIEM
2 9 (34.62%) Security Operations
3 7 (26.92%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (26.92%) Web Development
4 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
4 6 (23.08%) Information Security
4 6 (23.08%) Security Management
4 6 (23.08%) Unit Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (19.23%) CRM
5 5 (19.23%) Integration Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Release Management
5 5 (19.23%) Security Architecture
5 5 (19.23%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 4 (15.38%) Content Management
6 4 (15.38%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 4 (15.38%) ITIL
6 4 (15.38%) Threat Management
6 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) C#
1 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) TypeScript
3 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
3 5 (19.23%) T-SQL
4 4 (15.38%) C
5 2 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 10 (38.46%) CISSP
2 10 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) CEH
4 1 (3.85%) CISA
4 1 (3.85%) CISM
4 1 (3.85%) CLAS
4 1 (3.85%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) ISO27002
1 4 (15.38%) PCI DSS
2 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (3.85%) RMADS
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) IBM
2 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 5 (19.23%) ArcSight
3 5 (19.23%) HP
3 5 (19.23%) LogRhythm
3 5 (19.23%) NetIQ
3 5 (19.23%) Novell
3 5 (19.23%) Q1 Labs
3 5 (19.23%) Splunk
3 5 (19.23%) Symantec
3 5 (19.23%) Tripwire
4 4 (15.38%) VMware
5 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle