The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 28 February 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 54 51 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 8 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.19% 0.31% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 0.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £531 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £396
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +7.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.87 £46.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+31.61% +105.55%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
525 482 528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 78.36% 74.50% 76.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 252 295
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 44 27
Median hourly rate £45.71 £37.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.88% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £14.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 February 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
Welwyn Garden City -6 1 - -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £538 -
Watford - 1 £525 -
Penetration Testing
East of England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 12 (70.59%) Data Centre
2 9 (52.94%) Information Security
2 9 (52.94%) OWASP
3 7 (41.18%) Risk Management
4 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (35.29%) Scalability Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (35.29%) Performance Engineering
5 5 (29.41%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
6 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
7 3 (17.65%) CEH
7 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (17.65%) Retail
7 3 (17.65%) Law
8 2 (11.76%) CISSP
8 2 (11.76%) Project Management
8 2 (11.76%) OSCP
8 2 (11.76%) Agile Project Management
8 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (11.76%) CREST Certified
9 1 (5.88%) Security Operations
9 1 (5.88%) Remediation Plan
9 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Big Data
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (17.65%) Law
1 3 (17.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Consultant
2 11 (64.71%) Security Consultant
3 10 (58.82%) Applications Consultant
4 5 (29.41%) Security Management Consultant
4 5 (29.41%) Vulnerability Consultant
4 5 (29.41%) Vulnerability Management Consultant
5 3 (17.65%) Information Security Consultant
5 3 (17.65%) Security Specialist
5 3 (17.65%) Security Technical Consultant
5 3 (17.65%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (17.65%) Technical Security Consultant
6 2 (11.76%) Technical Security Specialist
6 2 (11.76%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Specialist
7 1 (5.88%) CRM Consultant
7 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (5.88%) Network Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Security Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Security Operations Specialist
7 1 (5.88%) SOC Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (70.59%) Data Centre
2 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
3 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Information Security
1 9 (52.94%) OWASP
2 7 (41.18%) Risk Management
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) Performance Engineering
3 6 (35.29%) Scalability Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (35.29%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (29.41%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (11.76%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (11.76%) Project Management
7 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 1 (5.88%) CRM
8 1 (5.88%) Ethical Hacking
8 1 (5.88%) Information Assurance
8 1 (5.88%) Security Management
8 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) CEH
2 2 (11.76%) CISSP
2 2 (11.76%) CREST Certified
2 2 (11.76%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft