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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 88 80 87
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% 0.25% 0.066%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.34% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
- - £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -6.25%
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
993 890 1014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.27% 74.17% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 468 506
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 46 53
Average hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 2014, 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 7 (58.33%) Information Security
2 6 (50.00%) CISSP
2 6 (50.00%) McAfee
2 6 (50.00%) Sophos
2 6 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 6 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Open Source
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (33.33%) PKI
4 3 (25.00%) CEH
4 3 (25.00%) Sourcefire
4 3 (25.00%) QA
4 3 (25.00%) IronPort
4 3 (25.00%) Firewall
4 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (25.00%) CORE IMPACT
4 3 (25.00%) Metasploit
5 2 (16.67%) Internet
5 2 (16.67%) RACF
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) IKE
5 2 (16.67%) Kerberos
5 2 (16.67%) Identity Management
5 2 (16.67%) IPsec
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 2 (16.67%) F5
5 2 (16.67%) SIEM
5 2 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 (8.33%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) Internet
2 2 (16.67%) IKE
2 2 (16.67%) Kerberos
2 2 (16.67%) IPsec
2 2 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Metasploit
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Consultant
1 5 (41.67%) Security Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Information Security Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Security Specialist
2 3 (25.00%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) IT Security Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst Programmer
3 2 (16.67%) Programmer
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Penetration Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Security Technical Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Information Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Open Source
2 4 (33.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Information Security
2 6 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 6 (50.00%) Security Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Identity Management
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 2 (16.67%) SIEM
5 1 (8.33%) Business Development
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) User Stories
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Stress Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Objective-C
1 1 (8.33%) C
1 1 (8.33%) C++
1 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) CISSP
2 3 (25.00%) CEH
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) McAfee
1 6 (50.00%) Sophos
2 3 (25.00%) Sourcefire
2 3 (25.00%) IronPort
2 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (16.67%) F5