The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 29 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.84% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£513 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
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%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
182 200 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 76.79% 75.47% 73.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 116 90
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £563 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.25 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% -24.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 27 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 3 (100.00%) CISSP
1 3 (100.00%) CISM
1 3 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
1 3 (100.00%) CRISC
1 3 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security Management
2 2 (66.67%) Security Management
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 2 (66.67%) ISMS
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (66.67%) Smart Meter
2 2 (66.67%) Cryptography
2 2 (66.67%) Information Management
2 2 (66.67%) PKI
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 2 (66.67%) CISA
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (33.33%) CMDB
3 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (66.67%) Smart Meter
2 2 (66.67%) Cryptography
2 2 (66.67%) PKI
3 1 (33.33%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
1 3 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security Management
2 2 (66.67%) Security Management
2 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 2 (66.67%) ISMS
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) Information Management
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CISSP
1 3 (100.00%) CISM
1 3 (100.00%) CRISC
2 2 (66.67%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001