The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 82 78 63
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -15
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 9 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.59% 0.49% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.67% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £369
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £28.99 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+55.22% -51.68%
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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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1152 891 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 75.20% 72.20% 73.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 479 393
Average daily rate £373 £347 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% +5.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 29 37
Average hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 19 (95.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 19 (95.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (90.00%) PKI
2 18 (90.00%) Cisco ASA
2 18 (90.00%) Kaspersky
2 18 (90.00%) SIEM
2 18 (90.00%) Kalman Filter
2 18 (90.00%) SSL
2 18 (90.00%) Cisco
2 18 (90.00%) CheckPoint
2 18 (90.00%) Clearswift
2 18 (90.00%) Firewall
3 17 (85.00%) ITIL
4 16 (80.00%) CISSP
4 16 (80.00%) ITIL Certification
4 16 (80.00%) CISM
4 16 (80.00%) CISMP
4 16 (80.00%) Network Security
5 15 (75.00%) QA
6 14 (70.00%) CCENT
7 13 (65.00%) Data Centre
7 13 (65.00%) Migration
7 13 (65.00%) WAN
8 11 (55.00%) VMware
8 11 (55.00%) Service Delivery
8 11 (55.00%) Citrix
9 10 (50.00%) Security Patching
9 10 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
10 1 (5.00%) Scrum
10 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 18 (90.00%) SSL
1 18 (90.00%) Firewall
1 18 (90.00%) Cisco ASA
2 16 (80.00%) Network Security
3 13 (65.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) Selenium
1 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Legal
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Analyst
1 16 (80.00%) Security Analyst
2 12 (60.00%) Technical Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Technical Security Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Network Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
5 1 (5.00%) QA Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 18 (90.00%) PKI
2 13 (65.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 18 (90.00%) SIEM
2 18 (90.00%) Kalman Filter
3 17 (85.00%) ITIL
4 13 (65.00%) Migration
5 11 (55.00%) Service Delivery
6 10 (50.00%) Security Patching
6 10 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (5.00%) User Stories
7 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Scrum
7 1 (5.00%) Information Security
7 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Stress Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Security Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) CISSP
1 16 (80.00%) ITIL Certification
1 16 (80.00%) CISM
1 16 (80.00%) CISMP
2 14 (70.00%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (95.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (75.00%) QA
3 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) Cisco
1 18 (90.00%) CheckPoint
1 18 (90.00%) Clearswift
1 18 (90.00%) Kaspersky
2 11 (55.00%) VMware
2 11 (55.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) Symantec
3 1 (5.00%) Websense
3 1 (5.00%) Rapid7