The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Hampshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 106 110 92
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -18
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 6 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.29% 0.41% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.56% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Average daily rate £525 £369 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.37% -23.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £384 £321
% change year-on-year
+17.26% +19.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.25
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1448 1242 1244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 69.75% 72.80% 68.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 853 767 609
Average daily rate £363 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 76 117
Average hourly rate £44.25 £34.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.14% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Penetration Testing
South East

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke - 2 £525 -
Romsey - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - - 1
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
2 8 (50.00%) Information Security
3 7 (43.75%) Windows
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 6 (37.50%) Degree
4 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (25.00%) .NET
5 4 (25.00%) CISSP
5 4 (25.00%) Security Management
5 4 (25.00%) Military
6 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (18.75%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (18.75%) Firewall
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco
7 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
7 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (12.50%) Selenium
7 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
7 2 (12.50%) jQuery
7 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity Management
7 2 (12.50%) Breeze.js

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) ATM
2 2 (12.50%) VPN
2 2 (12.50%) SSL
2 2 (12.50%) SSH
3 1 (6.25%) IntruShield
3 1 (6.25%) FWSM
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
1 2 (12.50%) NUnit
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) Hudson
2 1 (6.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 4 (25.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Consultant
1 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) CLAS Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Security Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Penetration Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Security Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Data Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Data Centre Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Cyber Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) jQuery
2 2 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (12.50%) Breeze.js
2 2 (12.50%) Durandal
2 2 (12.50%) Middleware
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) XML
2 2 (12.50%) XML-RPC
2 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 2 (12.50%) Ajax
3 1 (6.25%) SAML
3 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) N-Tier
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) PKI
2 2 (12.50%) CESG
2 2 (12.50%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (12.50%) UNIX
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Information Security
2 4 (25.00%) Security Management
3 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity Management
4 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Identity Management
4 2 (12.50%) Data Security
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 2 (12.50%) Web Development
4 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 2 (12.50%) Content Management
5 1 (6.25%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C#
1 2 (12.50%) C++
1 2 (12.50%) Java
1 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
1 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) CISSP
4 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) CISA
4 2 (12.50%) CISM
4 2 (12.50%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
1 1 (6.25%) VirtualBox
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) Nokia
3 2 (12.50%) Serena
4 1 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.25%) McAfee
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Splunk
4 1 (6.25%) ArcSight