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 26 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 74 70 79
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 29 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.58% 1.34% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 1.78% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 3
Median daily rate £400 £331 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.75% -26.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £323 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £353 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.63 £34.50 £28.99
% change year-on-year
-43.11% +19.00%
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
1479 1126 900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.69% 75.37% 72.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 888 616 457
Median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 33 39
Median hourly rate £34.25 £15.98 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.39% -11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.70 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 26 May 2016.

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 26 (70.27%) Information Security
2 24 (64.86%) Firewall
3 23 (62.16%) Kalman Filter
4 16 (43.24%) Security Operations
5 15 (40.54%) Finance
6 14 (37.84%) CISSP
7 13 (35.14%) MS Excel
8 12 (32.43%) Risk Management
8 12 (32.43%) PKI
8 12 (32.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 11 (29.73%) Active Directory
10 10 (27.03%) CISM
10 10 (27.03%) MS PowerPoint
10 10 (27.03%) Cryptography
10 10 (27.03%) PCI DSS
11 7 (18.92%) Clearswift
11 7 (18.92%) Cisco
11 7 (18.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 7 (18.92%) CCENT
11 7 (18.92%) Kaspersky
11 7 (18.92%) CISMP
11 7 (18.92%) CESG Certified Professional
11 7 (18.92%) SmoothWall
12 6 (16.22%) Threat Management
12 6 (16.22%) Email Filtering
12 6 (16.22%) Web Filtering
12 6 (16.22%) SIEM
12 6 (16.22%) Vulnerability Management
12 6 (16.22%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (16.22%) Network Security

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:

Applications
1 13 (35.14%) MS Excel
2 10 (27.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 24 (64.86%) Firewall
2 6 (16.22%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (16.22%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (16.22%) Network Security
2 6 (16.22%) SSL
3 4 (10.81%) WAN
4 1 (2.70%) Wireless
General
1 15 (40.54%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) Security Manager
2 10 (27.03%) IT Manager
2 10 (27.03%) IT Risk Manager
2 10 (27.03%) IT Security Manager
2 10 (27.03%) Risk Manager
3 8 (21.62%) Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) Security Analyst
4 7 (18.92%) Network Security Manager
5 5 (13.51%) Security Assurance Manager
6 4 (10.81%) Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) Ethical Hacker
7 3 (8.11%) ICT Assistant
7 3 (8.11%) ICT Manager
7 3 (8.11%) Security Consultant
8 2 (5.41%) Malware Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Network Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Penetration Tester
8 2 (5.41%) Security Hacker
8 2 (5.41%) Tester
9 1 (2.70%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) PKI
2 10 (27.03%) Cryptography
3 4 (10.81%) Data Centre
4 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.11%) Social Media
5 2 (5.41%) CESG
5 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.70%) Life Science
6 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (70.27%) Information Security
2 23 (62.16%) Kalman Filter
3 16 (43.24%) Security Operations
4 12 (32.43%) Risk Management
5 7 (18.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (16.22%) Email Filtering
6 6 (16.22%) SIEM
6 6 (16.22%) Threat Management
6 6 (16.22%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (16.22%) Web Filtering
7 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.51%) ITIL
7 5 (13.51%) OWASP
8 4 (10.81%) Application Rationalisation
8 4 (10.81%) Ethical Hacking
8 4 (10.81%) Migration
9 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
9 3 (8.11%) ITIL V3
9 3 (8.11%) Security Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (37.84%) CISSP
2 10 (27.03%) CISM
3 7 (18.92%) CCENT
3 7 (18.92%) CESG Certified Professional
3 7 (18.92%) CISMP
4 5 (13.51%) CLAS
4 5 (13.51%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (10.81%) CEH
5 4 (10.81%) GCIH
6 2 (5.41%) CHECK Team Member
6 2 (5.41%) CREST Certified
6 2 (5.41%) Cyber Scheme
6 2 (5.41%) OSCP
6 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.41%) Tigerscheme
7 1 (2.70%) CCNP
7 1 (2.70%) CISA
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.70%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (32.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (27.03%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 11 (29.73%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Cisco
1 7 (18.92%) Clearswift
1 7 (18.92%) Kaspersky
2 6 (16.22%) CheckPoint
3 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.70%) Citrix
4 1 (2.70%) Qualys
4 1 (2.70%) VMware