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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 53 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.09% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £475 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+21.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.63 £22.50 £28.99
% change year-on-year
-12.77% -22.38%
Penetration Testing
South East

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
332 171 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 72.33% 70.37% 68.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 83 89
Median daily rate £375 £338 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 2
Median hourly rate £170.00 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+750.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

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
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
Tunbridge Wells - 2 - -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 Kent region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 4 (80.00%) Information Security
2 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (60.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) CISSP
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) COBIT
3 2 (40.00%) OWASP
3 2 (40.00%) Cryptography
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Security Operations
3 2 (40.00%) IT Audit
4 1 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification

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:

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) Information Security Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) Security Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Management Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Security Management Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Application Security Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) CISSP Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Manager
3 1 (20.00%) IT Risk Manager
3 1 (20.00%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Security Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Security Technical Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Information Security
2 3 (60.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (40.00%) IT Audit
3 2 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (40.00%) OWASP
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Security Operations
3 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) CISA
2 1 (20.00%) CISM
2 1 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (40.00%) COBIT
3 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory