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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
North West / Manchester
Rank 85 94 88
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 8 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.60% 0.39% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.46% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Median daily rate £343 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.88% +38.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.87 £46.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+31.61% -2.63%

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
1112 1528 1144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.80% 84.98% 79.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 894 690
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 41 29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +68.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 2017, 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 12 (75.00%) Information Security
2 10 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (62.50%) Web Services
2 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) CISSP
2 10 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (56.25%) WebEx
3 9 (56.25%) ISO27002
3 9 (56.25%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 9 (56.25%) Firewall
3 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
3 9 (56.25%) Cisco
3 9 (56.25%) COBIT
3 9 (56.25%) CISMP
4 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (12.50%) Python
4 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Java
5 1 (6.25%) Perl
5 1 (6.25%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby

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 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (6.25%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) Firewall
1 9 (56.25%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Consultant
1 10 (62.50%) Security Consultant
2 9 (56.25%) IT Consultant
2 9 (56.25%) IT Security Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) Designer
3 4 (25.00%) Security Designer
4 2 (12.50%) Penetration Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Information Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) Project Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Security Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) CentOS
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Information Security
2 9 (56.25%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Defect Management
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (6.25%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) OWASP
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Secure Coding
4 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) CISSP
2 9 (56.25%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (56.25%) COBIT
2 9 (56.25%) ISO27002
3 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) SaltStack