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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
North West / Manchester
Rank 76 101 90
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -11
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 13 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.94% 0.36% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.44% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Median daily rate £343 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.94% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -10.52%

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
1144 1589 1101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 83.02% 82.72% 76.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 922 675
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 35 31
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 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 16 (72.73%) CISSP
1 16 (72.73%) Information Security
2 14 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (59.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (59.09%) Web Services
4 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
5 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 11 (50.00%) Firewall
6 10 (45.45%) Cisco
6 10 (45.45%) CISMP
6 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (40.91%) WebEx
7 9 (40.91%) ISO27002
7 9 (40.91%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 9 (40.91%) COBIT
8 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (13.64%) GitHub
10 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
10 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (13.64%) PCI DSS
10 3 (13.64%) SIEM
10 3 (13.64%) JIRA
11 2 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
11 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 2 (9.09%) Linux
11 2 (9.09%) Python
11 2 (9.09%) Network Security
11 2 (9.09%) Security Architecture

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 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (45.45%) 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 11 (50.00%) Firewall
2 9 (40.91%) WebEx
3 2 (9.09%) Network Security
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (4.55%) SSL
4 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
1 3 (13.64%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Consultant
1 13 (59.09%) IT Consultant
1 13 (59.09%) IT Security Consultant
1 13 (59.09%) Security Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Designer
2 4 (18.18%) Security Designer
3 3 (13.64%) Security Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Penetration Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Project Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) AWS Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) CISSP Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) IT Security Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) SIEM Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (59.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.55%) PKI
2 1 (4.55%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Information Security
2 9 (40.91%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (13.64%) SIEM
6 2 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (9.09%) Security Architecture
6 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
7 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
7 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
7 1 (4.55%) ITIL
7 1 (4.55%) Migration
7 1 (4.55%) OWASP
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
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 16 (72.73%) CISSP
2 10 (45.45%) CISMP
3 1 (4.55%) CASP
3 1 (4.55%) CCENT
3 1 (4.55%) CCIE
3 1 (4.55%) CCNA
3 1 (4.55%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.55%) CISM
3 1 (4.55%) CLAS
3 1 (4.55%) CSSLP
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (59.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (40.91%) COBIT
2 9 (40.91%) ISO27002
3 3 (13.64%) PCI DSS
4 1 (4.55%) GDPR
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 10 (45.45%) Cisco
3 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.55%) Clearswift
3 1 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) Kaspersky
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.55%) SaltStack