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 1 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 113 103 118
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +15
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.14% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.25% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -6.25%
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
1500 1216 1544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 72.50% 72.38% 75.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 858 750 842
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 68 104
Average hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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
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 1 October 2014. 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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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
Southampton - 1 £450 - 3
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 9 (81.82%) Security Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) DV Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) Linux
4 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
4 4 (36.36%) Information Security
4 4 (36.36%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (36.36%) SIEM
5 3 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
5 3 (27.27%) PKI
5 3 (27.27%) Security Management
5 3 (27.27%) Project Management
5 3 (27.27%) Service Management
5 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 3 (27.27%) SSL
5 3 (27.27%) CISSP
5 3 (27.27%) SAN
6 2 (18.18%) Nokia
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco
6 2 (18.18%) VPN
6 2 (18.18%) DNS
6 2 (18.18%) HP
6 2 (18.18%) Internet
6 2 (18.18%) Middleware
6 2 (18.18%) LDAP

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 3 (27.27%) SSL
2 3 (27.27%) SAN
3 2 (18.18%) VPN
3 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) Internet
3 2 (18.18%) LDAP
3 2 (18.18%) FTP
3 2 (18.18%) HTTP
3 2 (18.18%) ATM
3 2 (18.18%) LAN
3 2 (18.18%) WAN
3 2 (18.18%) SMTP
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall
3 2 (18.18%) SSH
3 2 (18.18%) Wireshark
3 2 (18.18%) tcpdump
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security
4 1 (9.09%) IPsec
General
1 1 (9.09%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Data Centre Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Service Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Data Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Security Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Security Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) CLAS Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Middleware
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
2 3 (27.27%) PKI
3 2 (18.18%) CESG
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) Algorithms
4 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (9.09%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) UNIX
3 2 (18.18%) Solaris
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Information Security
1 4 (36.36%) SIEM
2 3 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
2 3 (27.27%) Security Management
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) Service Management
2 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Identity Management
3 2 (18.18%) Data Security
3 2 (18.18%) Computer Forensics
3 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 2 (18.18%) Change Control
3 2 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity Management
4 1 (9.09%) Information Assurance
4 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C++
1 2 (18.18%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) Security Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) DV Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) Degree
4 3 (27.27%) CISSP
5 1 (9.09%) CEH
5 1 (9.09%) CISA
5 1 (9.09%) CISM
5 1 (9.09%) MBA
5 1 (9.09%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Snort
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Nokia
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) Sourcefire