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 10 December 2016 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 48 55 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 9 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.43% 0.31% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 0.42% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £575 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50
Penetration Testing
East of England

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
479 473 559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.27% 73.91% 77.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 244 338
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 30 22
Median hourly rate £45.00 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.90 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £53.20 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Penetration Testing Hourly 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 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 7 £600 -
Watford - 1 £525 -
Penetration Testing
East of England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 11 (55.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (45.00%) Information Security
3 8 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 7 (35.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (30.00%) Performance Engineering
5 6 (30.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (30.00%) Scalability Testing
5 6 (30.00%) OWASP
6 5 (25.00%) Security Operations
7 4 (20.00%) CISSP
7 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
7 4 (20.00%) Local Government
7 4 (20.00%) Finance
7 4 (20.00%) CISM
7 4 (20.00%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (20.00%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (20.00%) CLAS
7 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 4 (20.00%) Data Protection
7 4 (20.00%) CRISC
8 3 (15.00%) Network Security
8 3 (15.00%) Firewall
8 3 (15.00%) DNS
8 3 (15.00%) Cisco
9 2 (10.00%) Firmware
9 2 (10.00%) Internet
9 2 (10.00%) OSPF
9 2 (10.00%) BGP
9 2 (10.00%) SQL Server

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 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) DNS
1 3 (15.00%) Firewall
1 3 (15.00%) Network Security
2 2 (10.00%) BGP
2 2 (10.00%) DHCP
2 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (10.00%) FTP
2 2 (10.00%) Internet
2 2 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (10.00%) IPsec
2 2 (10.00%) OSPF
2 2 (10.00%) SMTP
2 2 (10.00%) SNMP
2 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (5.00%) DSL
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) WAN
3 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.00%) Big Data
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
1 4 (20.00%) Local Government
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Consultant
2 9 (45.00%) Security Consultant
3 7 (35.00%) Applications Consultant
4 5 (25.00%) Analyst
4 5 (25.00%) Information Analyst
4 5 (25.00%) Information Security Analyst
4 5 (25.00%) Security Analyst
4 5 (25.00%) Security Management Consultant
4 5 (25.00%) Vulnerability Consultant
5 4 (20.00%) Process Analyst
5 4 (20.00%) Security Specialist
6 2 (10.00%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Technical Security Specialist
6 2 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Specialist
7 1 (5.00%) CRM Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Security Technical Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) SQL DBA
7 1 (5.00%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (20.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Information Security
2 8 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 7 (35.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 6 (30.00%) OWASP
4 6 (30.00%) Performance Engineering
4 6 (30.00%) Scalability Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (30.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (25.00%) Security Operations
6 4 (20.00%) Data Protection
6 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
7 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (10.00%) Change Management
7 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Server Hardening
7 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 1 (5.00%) High Availability
8 1 (5.00%) Remediation Plan
8 1 (5.00%) SIEM
8 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 4 (20.00%) CISM
1 4 (20.00%) CISSP
1 4 (20.00%) CLAS
1 4 (20.00%) CRISC
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) CCNP
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Firmware
1 2 (10.00%) NFS
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco
2 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (5.00%) F5
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft