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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
South East / Hampshire
Rank 93 103 123
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +20
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 17 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.99% 0.85% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.04% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 1
Median daily rate £475 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -10.52%
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.94% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -10.52%

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
1323 1532 1561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 76.96% 81.58% 78.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 852 966 860
Median daily rate £425 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £537 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 76 71
Median hourly rate £36.50 £47.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.15% +46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £11.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hampshire 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 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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 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
Fareham - 5 £475 -
Southampton - 3 - - 1
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 21 (55.26%) VMware
2 20 (52.63%) SIEM
2 20 (52.63%) Vulnerability Management
3 18 (47.37%) Security Management
3 18 (47.37%) Firewall
4 17 (44.74%) Service Management
4 17 (44.74%) Security Hardening
4 17 (44.74%) Data Loss Prevention
5 16 (42.11%) Risk Management
5 16 (42.11%) IaaS
6 15 (39.47%) Event Correlation
7 14 (36.84%) User Stories
8 12 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (28.95%) Security Cleared
9 11 (28.95%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (26.32%) Finance
10 10 (26.32%) ITIL
11 9 (23.68%) BMC
11 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared
12 8 (21.05%) ArcSight
12 8 (21.05%) Scrum
12 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (18.42%) Symantec
13 7 (18.42%) CA
13 7 (18.42%) CheckPoint
13 7 (18.42%) Intel Security
13 7 (18.42%) HP
13 7 (18.42%) CMDB
13 7 (18.42%) Splunk
13 7 (18.42%) SolarWinds

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire 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 2 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (2.63%) nginx
2 1 (2.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (42.11%) IaaS
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (47.37%) Firewall
2 2 (5.26%) DNS
2 2 (5.26%) Kerberos
2 2 (5.26%) Network Security
3 1 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.63%) MPLS
3 1 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MSI
1 2 (5.26%) NUnit
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (5.26%) Selenium
1 2 (5.26%) SpecFlow
1 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
1 2 (5.26%) WiX
2 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Tester
2 8 (21.05%) Penetration Tester
3 3 (7.89%) Developer
4 2 (5.26%) .NET Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) Designer
4 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Security Tester
4 2 (5.26%) SIEM Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 1 (2.63%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Data Migration Developer
5 1 (2.63%) Information Assurance Architect
5 1 (2.63%) Information Security Architect
5 1 (2.63%) Operational Security Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Security Operations Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Service Operations Manager
5 1 (2.63%) SIEM Consultant
5 1 (2.63%) Subject Matter Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) .NET
1 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
1 2 (5.26%) Ajax
1 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
1 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (5.26%) Breeze.js
1 2 (5.26%) Durandal
1 2 (5.26%) Entity Framework
1 2 (5.26%) Express
1 2 (5.26%) jQuery
1 2 (5.26%) Kendo UI
1 2 (5.26%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (5.26%) React
1 2 (5.26%) SAML
1 2 (5.26%) WCF
1 2 (5.26%) Web Services
1 2 (5.26%) Windows Identity Foundation
1 2 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) CMDB
2 6 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.89%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (5.26%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Windows
2 4 (10.53%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) Unix
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (52.63%) SIEM
1 20 (52.63%) Vulnerability Management
2 18 (47.37%) Security Management
3 17 (44.74%) Data Loss Prevention
3 17 (44.74%) Security Hardening
3 17 (44.74%) Service Management
4 16 (42.11%) Risk Management
5 15 (39.47%) Event Correlation
6 14 (36.84%) User Stories
7 11 (28.95%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (26.32%) ITIL
9 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (21.05%) Scrum
10 5 (13.16%) Configuration Management
11 3 (7.89%) Analytics
11 3 (7.89%) Change Control
11 3 (7.89%) Operations Management
11 3 (7.89%) Requirements Management
12 2 (5.26%) Full Text Search
12 2 (5.26%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) C#
1 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
1 2 (5.26%) PHP
1 2 (5.26%) SQL
1 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
1 2 (5.26%) TypeScript
1 2 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) Security Cleared
2 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared
3 6 (15.79%) CISSP
4 5 (13.16%) CEH
4 5 (13.16%) CREST Certified
5 1 (2.63%) CCNP
5 1 (2.63%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (2.63%) CISA
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.63%) CLAS
5 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.63%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.63%) RMADS
System Software
1 12 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) Corosync
2 1 (2.63%) Docker
2 1 (2.63%) Squid
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (10.53%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (2.63%) Pacemaker
3 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) VMware
2 9 (23.68%) BMC
3 8 (21.05%) ArcSight
4 7 (18.42%) CA
4 7 (18.42%) CheckPoint
4 7 (18.42%) HP
4 7 (18.42%) Intel Security
4 7 (18.42%) SolarWinds
4 7 (18.42%) Splunk
4 7 (18.42%) Symantec
5 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.89%) Oracle
6 2 (5.26%) DevExpress
6 2 (5.26%) IBM
6 2 (5.26%) Remedy
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco
7 1 (2.63%) F5
7 1 (2.63%) Meraki