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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 69 74 72
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 20 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.32% 0.32% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 0.46% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 0
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£331 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £28.99 -
% change year-on-year
+19.00% -
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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
1113 873 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.42% 70.46% 72.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 446 351
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 42
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.30 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.98% -1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.69 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 (79.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 19 (79.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 19 (79.17%) QA
2 18 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 18 (75.00%) Kaspersky
2 18 (75.00%) SIEM
2 18 (75.00%) Kalman Filter
2 18 (75.00%) PKI
2 18 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 18 (75.00%) Clearswift
2 18 (75.00%) Firewall
2 18 (75.00%) SSL
2 18 (75.00%) Cisco
3 17 (70.83%) ITIL
4 16 (66.67%) CISSP
4 16 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
4 16 (66.67%) CISM
4 16 (66.67%) CISMP
4 16 (66.67%) Network Security
5 14 (58.33%) CCENT
6 13 (54.17%) Migration
6 13 (54.17%) WAN
7 11 (45.83%) VMware
7 11 (45.83%) Service Delivery
7 11 (45.83%) Citrix
8 10 (41.67%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
10 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
10 4 (16.67%) Relational Database

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (4.17%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 18 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
1 18 (75.00%) Firewall
1 18 (75.00%) SSL
2 16 (66.67%) Network Security
3 13 (54.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 4 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (12.50%) SQLPlus
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) Selenium
3 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
1 1 (4.17%) Legal
1 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Analyst
1 16 (66.67%) Security Analyst
2 12 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Technical Security Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Integrator
4 2 (8.33%) Network Security Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Tester
5 1 (4.17%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
1 1 (4.17%) XML
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 18 (75.00%) PKI
2 1 (4.17%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
1 3 (12.50%) VMS
1 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) HPUX
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 18 (75.00%) SIEM
2 18 (75.00%) Kalman Filter
3 17 (70.83%) ITIL
4 13 (54.17%) Migration
5 11 (45.83%) Service Delivery
6 10 (41.67%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (12.50%) RAD
10 2 (8.33%) Scrum
11 1 (4.17%) Information Security
11 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
11 1 (4.17%) Stress Testing
11 1 (4.17%) Security Testing
11 1 (4.17%) Manual Testing
11 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
11 1 (4.17%) Coaching
11 1 (4.17%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) PL/SQL
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.17%) C#
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (66.67%) CISSP
1 16 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
1 16 (66.67%) CISM
1 16 (66.67%) CISMP
2 14 (58.33%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (79.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 19 (79.17%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) Kaspersky
1 18 (75.00%) CheckPoint
1 18 (75.00%) Clearswift
1 18 (75.00%) Cisco
2 11 (45.83%) VMware
2 11 (45.83%) Citrix
3 4 (16.67%) Oracle
4 3 (12.50%) HP
4 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.17%) Symantec
5 1 (4.17%) Websense
5 1 (4.17%) Rapid7