The first table below looks at the demand for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Middlesex region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 28 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.45% 0.87% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 1.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year
-25.84% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
182 163 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 81.61% 70.56% 73.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 101 81
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £259 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £575 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 8
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £16.03 £27.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £37.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%
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Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Middlesex region.

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Penetration Testing
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) CISM
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (100.00%) CMDB
1 1 (100.00%) CRISC
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 (100.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) CISM
1 1 (100.00%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001