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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 86 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.19% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £456 £384
% change year-on-year
-8.21% +18.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
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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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1134 875 673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.45% 73.10% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 466 352
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 30 33
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -23.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £33.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 6 March 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 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) PL/SQL
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (80.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (80.00%) RDBMS
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (80.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (80.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) HP
3 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (60.00%) SQLPlus
3 3 (60.00%) VMS
3 3 (60.00%) RAD
3 3 (60.00%) MS Office
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Coaching
4 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle BI Publisher

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle 11i
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (80.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (80.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (60.00%) SQLPlus
2 3 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Integrator
2 1 (20.00%) Project Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) IT Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) IT Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) VMS
1 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (60.00%) RAD
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
1 1 (20.00%) CISA
1 1 (20.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat