The table below looks at the statistics for the Penetration Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Tester
Rank - - 38
Contract jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne - - 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £381 £350
% change year-on-year
+31.14% +8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Penetration Tester
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
500 127 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 88.18% 88.81% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 72 120
Average daily rate £388 £340 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.97% +15.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 10
Average hourly rate £18.50 £12.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.09% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.77 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £87.50 £18.90 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

Penetration Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Tester in the job title across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Penetration Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne