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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 82 77 85
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 22 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.21% 1.21% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.57% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 3
Average daily rate £450 £331 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.84% -26.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £323 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £353 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.81 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+54.72% -
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 1271 1036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.67% 76.66% 75.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 684 543
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 29 39
Average hourly rate £18.99 £16.16 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.46% -7.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.00 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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
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 29 April 2016.

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 21 (77.78%) Information Security
2 15 (55.56%) Firewall
3 14 (51.85%) Finance
3 14 (51.85%) Kalman Filter
3 14 (51.85%) Security Operations
4 13 (48.15%) MS Excel
5 11 (40.74%) Risk Management
6 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
6 10 (37.04%) Cryptography
6 10 (37.04%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (29.63%) PCI DSS
8 5 (18.52%) OWASP
8 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (18.52%) CISSP
8 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (14.81%) Email Filtering
9 4 (14.81%) Web Filtering
9 4 (14.81%) SQL
9 4 (14.81%) Ethical Hacking
9 4 (14.81%) PKI
9 4 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (14.81%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (14.81%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (11.11%) Security Testing
10 3 (11.11%) Security Architecture
10 3 (11.11%) Social Media
10 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
10 3 (11.11%) Banking
10 3 (11.11%) Web Services
10 3 (11.11%) Microsoft

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 13 (48.15%) MS Excel
2 10 (37.04%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 15 (55.56%) Firewall
2 4 (14.81%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner
General
1 14 (51.85%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) IT Manager
1 10 (37.04%) IT Risk Manager
1 10 (37.04%) IT Security Manager
1 10 (37.04%) Risk Manager
1 10 (37.04%) Security Manager
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Security Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Security Assurance Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Ethical Hacker
4 3 (11.11%) Security Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Malware Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Security Hacker
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Finance Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Vulnerability Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Cryptography
2 4 (14.81%) PKI
3 3 (11.11%) Social Media
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (77.78%) Information Security
2 14 (51.85%) Kalman Filter
2 14 (51.85%) Security Operations
3 11 (40.74%) Risk Management
4 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (18.52%) OWASP
5 4 (14.81%) Email Filtering
5 4 (14.81%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (14.81%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (14.81%) Web Filtering
6 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 3 (11.11%) Security Architecture
6 3 (11.11%) Security Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
7 2 (7.41%) Secure Coding
7 2 (7.41%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) CISSP
2 2 (7.41%) CEH
2 2 (7.41%) CISM
2 2 (7.41%) GCIH
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) PCI DSS
2 4 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
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