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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 97 104 93
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 9 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.54% 0.25% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.32% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £325 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50
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
1406 1580 1112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 84.80% 79.52% 75.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 919 911 704
Median daily rate £420 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £524 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 42 28
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.35 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 20 (90.91%) CISSP
2 18 (81.82%) Information Security
3 14 (63.64%) Firewall
3 14 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 12 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (50.00%) Web Services
6 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
7 8 (36.36%) Cisco
7 8 (36.36%) CISMP
7 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (31.82%) ISO27002
8 7 (31.82%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 7 (31.82%) WebEx
8 7 (31.82%) PCI DSS
8 7 (31.82%) COBIT
9 6 (27.27%) SIEM
10 5 (22.73%) PKI
10 5 (22.73%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (22.73%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (18.18%) CISM
11 4 (18.18%) Security Operations
12 3 (13.64%) Email Filtering
12 3 (13.64%) Web Filtering
12 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Management
12 3 (13.64%) Security Architecture
12 3 (13.64%) GitHub

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 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (13.64%) GitHub
4 1 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (4.55%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (4.55%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 14 (63.64%) Firewall
2 7 (31.82%) WebEx
3 5 (22.73%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (13.64%) WAN
5 2 (9.09%) LAN
5 2 (9.09%) Network Security
5 2 (9.09%) SAN
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (4.55%) SSL
6 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
1 3 (13.64%) JIRA
General
1 2 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Consultant
1 12 (54.55%) IT Consultant
1 12 (54.55%) IT Security Consultant
1 12 (54.55%) Security Consultant
2 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Security Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Designer
3 2 (9.09%) Project Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Security Designer
3 2 (9.09%) Security Manager
4 1 (4.55%) AWS Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) CISSP Manager
4 1 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (4.55%) Network Security Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) SIEM Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) SIEM Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (22.73%) PKI
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) Information Security
2 7 (31.82%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 6 (27.27%) SIEM
4 5 (22.73%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (18.18%) Security Operations
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (13.64%) Email Filtering
6 3 (13.64%) Security Architecture
6 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (13.64%) Web Filtering
7 2 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
8 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
8 1 (4.55%) ITIL
8 1 (4.55%) Migration
8 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
8 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.55%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) Perl
2 1 (4.55%) Ruby
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (90.91%) CISSP
2 8 (36.36%) CISMP
3 4 (18.18%) CISM
4 3 (13.64%) CEH
4 3 (13.64%) GCIH
5 2 (9.09%) CISA
5 2 (9.09%) GSEC
5 2 (9.09%) GSLC
5 2 (9.09%) GSNA
5 2 (9.09%) SANS
6 1 (4.55%) CASP
6 1 (4.55%) CCENT
6 1 (4.55%) CCIE
6 1 (4.55%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.55%) CLAS
6 1 (4.55%) CSSLP
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (31.82%) COBIT
2 7 (31.82%) ISO27002
2 7 (31.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Ansible
1 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.55%) Puppet
1 1 (4.55%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 8 (36.36%) Cisco
3 2 (9.09%) LogRhythm
4 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.55%) Clearswift
4 1 (4.55%) IBM
4 1 (4.55%) Kaspersky
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.55%) SaltStack