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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 87 93 81
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 19 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.02% 0.12% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 0.16% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £388 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year
- +1.13%
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
1500 1246 919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.56% 76.82% 73.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 760 522
Median daily rate £405 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 32 31
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -17.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

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 23 July 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 29 (72.50%) Firewall
1 29 (72.50%) Information Security
2 27 (67.50%) Kalman Filter
3 19 (47.50%) Security Operations
4 17 (42.50%) CISSP
5 16 (40.00%) PKI
6 15 (37.50%) Finance
7 13 (32.50%) CISM
8 12 (30.00%) Risk Management
8 12 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 11 (27.50%) PCI DSS
9 11 (27.50%) Active Directory
10 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 10 (25.00%) Cryptography
10 10 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
10 10 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention
11 9 (22.50%) Email Filtering
11 9 (22.50%) Web Filtering
11 9 (22.50%) SIEM
11 9 (22.50%) Vulnerability Management
12 7 (17.50%) SmoothWall
12 7 (17.50%) CCENT
12 7 (17.50%) Kaspersky
12 7 (17.50%) CISMP
12 7 (17.50%) CEH
12 7 (17.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 7 (17.50%) GCIH
12 7 (17.50%) Clearswift
12 7 (17.50%) Cisco

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 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 10 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 29 (72.50%) Firewall
2 10 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (15.00%) Network Security
3 6 (15.00%) SSL
3 6 (15.00%) WAN
4 2 (5.00%) LAN
4 2 (5.00%) SAN
5 1 (2.50%) Wireless
General
1 15 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Security Manager
2 13 (32.50%) Analyst
2 13 (32.50%) Security Analyst
3 10 (25.00%) IT Manager
3 10 (25.00%) IT Risk Manager
3 10 (25.00%) IT Security Manager
3 10 (25.00%) Risk Manager
4 7 (17.50%) Network Security Manager
5 5 (12.50%) Security Assurance Manager
6 4 (10.00%) Ethical Hacker
7 3 (7.50%) ICT Assistant
7 3 (7.50%) ICT Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) Malware Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Network Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Penetration Tester
8 2 (5.00%) Security Hacker
8 2 (5.00%) Tester
9 1 (2.50%) Applications Consultant
9 1 (2.50%) IT Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 16 (40.00%) PKI
2 10 (25.00%) Cryptography
3 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.00%) CESG
6 1 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (2.50%) Life Science
6 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (72.50%) Information Security
2 27 (67.50%) Kalman Filter
3 19 (47.50%) Security Operations
4 12 (30.00%) Risk Management
5 10 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention
6 9 (22.50%) Email Filtering
6 9 (22.50%) SIEM
6 9 (22.50%) Vulnerability Management
6 9 (22.50%) Web Filtering
7 7 (17.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (15.00%) Threat Management
9 5 (12.50%) ITIL
10 4 (10.00%) Application Rationalisation
10 4 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
10 4 (10.00%) Migration
11 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
11 3 (7.50%) ITIL V3
11 3 (7.50%) Security Testing
12 2 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
12 2 (5.00%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (42.50%) CISSP
2 13 (32.50%) CISM
3 7 (17.50%) CCENT
3 7 (17.50%) CEH
3 7 (17.50%) CESG Certified Professional
3 7 (17.50%) CISMP
3 7 (17.50%) GCIH
4 5 (12.50%) CLAS
4 5 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (7.50%) CISA
6 2 (5.00%) CREST Certified
6 2 (5.00%) Cyber Scheme
6 2 (5.00%) GSEC
6 2 (5.00%) GSLC
6 2 (5.00%) GSNA
6 2 (5.00%) OSCP
6 2 (5.00%) SANS
6 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.00%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (27.50%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 11 (27.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Cisco
1 7 (17.50%) Clearswift
1 7 (17.50%) Kaspersky
2 6 (15.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.00%) LogRhythm
5 1 (2.50%) Citrix
5 1 (2.50%) Qualys
5 1 (2.50%) VMware