The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
South East / Kent
Rank - - 35
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - - 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.94% +6.25%
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 Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
204 188 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 79.69% 76.11% 75.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 146 106
Median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 12
Median hourly rate £9.61 £33.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.52% -15.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent 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 Kent

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Penetration Testing
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 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 Kent region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) CISA
1 1 (100.00%) CISM
1 1 (100.00%) Security+ Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (100.00%) COBIT
1 1 (100.00%) OWASP
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
1 1 (100.00%) IT Audit

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Compliance Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Governance Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Information Governance Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security Risk Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Security Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) IT Audit
1 1 (100.00%) OWASP
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CISA
1 1 (100.00%) CISM
1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
1 1 (100.00%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) COBIT
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001