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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 100 87 87
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 10 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.55% 0.64% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.81% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Median daily rate £550 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £437 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-2.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £60.00
Penetration Testing
North West

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
1496 1482 1058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.56% 79.08% 76.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 948 883 656
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 36 29
Median hourly rate £15.00 £33.64 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.41% +136.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.35 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester 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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 24 (72.73%) CISSP
2 22 (66.67%) Information Security
3 21 (63.64%) Firewall
4 19 (57.58%) Kalman Filter
5 17 (51.52%) PKI
6 16 (48.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (42.42%) CISM
8 13 (39.39%) PCI DSS
9 12 (36.36%) SIEM
10 11 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
10 11 (33.33%) Security Operations
11 9 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 9 (27.27%) Vulnerability Management
11 9 (27.27%) Email Filtering
11 9 (27.27%) Web Filtering
12 8 (24.24%) SmoothWall
12 8 (24.24%) CESG Certified Professional
12 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (24.24%) Kaspersky
12 8 (24.24%) CISMP
12 8 (24.24%) Network Security
12 8 (24.24%) CCENT
12 8 (24.24%) Clearswift
12 8 (24.24%) Cisco
13 7 (21.21%) WAN
13 7 (21.21%) SSL
13 7 (21.21%) CheckPoint
13 7 (21.21%) GCIH
13 7 (21.21%) CEH
13 7 (21.21%) Cisco ASA

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (63.64%) Firewall
2 11 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (24.24%) Network Security
4 7 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (21.21%) SSL
4 7 (21.21%) WAN
5 2 (6.06%) LAN
5 2 (6.06%) SAN
6 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 3 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Analyst
1 14 (42.42%) Security Analyst
2 10 (30.30%) Security Manager
3 8 (24.24%) Network Security Manager
4 5 (15.15%) Consultant
4 5 (15.15%) IT Consultant
4 5 (15.15%) IT Security Consultant
4 5 (15.15%) Security Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) ICT Assistant
5 3 (9.09%) ICT Manager
6 2 (6.06%) IT Manager
6 2 (6.06%) IT Security Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Malware Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Network Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Penetration Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Project Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Tester
7 1 (3.03%) IT Security Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Security Project Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (51.52%) PKI
2 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
4 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 2 (6.06%) CESG
6 1 (3.03%) Cryptography
6 1 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (3.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (3.03%) Life Science
6 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
6 1 (3.03%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (3.03%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) Information Security
2 19 (57.58%) Kalman Filter
3 12 (36.36%) SIEM
4 11 (33.33%) Security Operations
5 9 (27.27%) Email Filtering
5 9 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 9 (27.27%) Vulnerability Management
5 9 (27.27%) Web Filtering
6 7 (21.21%) Threat Management
7 6 (18.18%) ITIL
8 5 (15.15%) Application Rationalisation
8 5 (15.15%) Migration
8 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
10 3 (9.09%) ITIL V3
10 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
10 3 (9.09%) Security Architecture
11 1 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (72.73%) CISSP
2 14 (42.42%) CISM
3 8 (24.24%) CCENT
3 8 (24.24%) CESG Certified Professional
3 8 (24.24%) CISMP
4 7 (21.21%) CEH
4 7 (21.21%) GCIH
5 6 (18.18%) CLAS
5 6 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (9.09%) CISA
6 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
7 2 (6.06%) CCNA
7 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (6.06%) CREST Certified
7 2 (6.06%) GSEC
7 2 (6.06%) GSLC
7 2 (6.06%) GSNA
7 2 (6.06%) OSCP
7 2 (6.06%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (48.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (39.39%) PCI DSS
3 2 (6.06%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Cisco
1 8 (24.24%) Clearswift
1 8 (24.24%) Kaspersky
2 7 (21.21%) CheckPoint
3 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.06%) LogRhythm
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix
5 1 (3.03%) IBM
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle
5 1 (3.03%) Qualys
5 1 (3.03%) VMware