The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank - 37 28
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 0 3 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East - 0.80% 3.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.16% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 16
Average daily rate
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- - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.75% +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 North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
447 259 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 74.87% 68.88% 65.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 129 140
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 24
Average hourly rate £18.50 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.33% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.00 £13.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.09 £32.50 £22.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North East