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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 36 - 43
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.72% - 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% - 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£313 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -
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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
208 175 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 71.72% 61.62% 58.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 100 109
Average daily rate £350 £400 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 43
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 7 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Network Design
2 4 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 4 (80.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (20.00%) SIEM
3 1 (20.00%) Nessus

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) IT Security Consultant
1 4 (80.00%) IT Consultant
1 4 (80.00%) Consultant
1 4 (80.00%) Security Consultant
1 4 (80.00%) Security Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) IT Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Security Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Security Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) SIEM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (80.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Nessus