The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 142 151 131
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -20
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 22 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.053% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.068% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £388 £338 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -27.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £328 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £348 £473
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
England

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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3006 2951 2218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.11% 78.17% 74.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1886 1742 1209
Median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 127 96
Median hourly rate £23.50 £37.00 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.48% +37.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £57.75 £45.00
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 the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 the North West

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Penetration Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing across the North West region.

Penetration Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +6 19 £388 +14.81% 12
Merseyside - 3 - - 1
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

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 North West region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 31 (60.78%) Firewall
2 30 (58.82%) Information Security
3 27 (52.94%) Kalman Filter
4 19 (37.25%) Security Operations
5 18 (35.29%) CISSP
5 18 (35.29%) PKI
6 15 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (29.41%) Finance
7 14 (27.45%) Risk Management
7 14 (27.45%) CISM
8 11 (21.57%) Active Directory
8 11 (21.57%) MS Excel
8 11 (21.57%) PCI DSS
9 10 (19.61%) MS PowerPoint
9 10 (19.61%) Cryptography
9 10 (19.61%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (19.61%) Data Loss Prevention
9 10 (19.61%) CESG Certified Professional
9 10 (19.61%) Vulnerability Management
10 9 (17.65%) SIEM
10 9 (17.65%) Email Filtering
10 9 (17.65%) Web Filtering
11 8 (15.69%) CLAS
11 8 (15.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 7 (13.73%) CISMP
12 7 (13.73%) CEH
12 7 (13.73%) GCIH
12 7 (13.73%) CCENT
12 7 (13.73%) Kaspersky
12 7 (13.73%) Cisco

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.92%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (21.57%) MS Excel
2 10 (19.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 31 (60.78%) Firewall
2 10 (19.61%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (11.76%) Network Security
3 6 (11.76%) SSL
3 6 (11.76%) WAN
4 2 (3.92%) LAN
4 2 (3.92%) SAN
4 2 (3.92%) VPN
5 1 (1.96%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.96%) Gatling
1 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.96%) JUnit
1 1 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (1.96%) Selenium
1 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (29.41%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Banking
2 3 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (33.33%) Security Manager
2 13 (25.49%) Analyst
2 13 (25.49%) Security Analyst
3 10 (19.61%) IT Manager
3 10 (19.61%) IT Risk Manager
3 10 (19.61%) IT Security Manager
3 10 (19.61%) Risk Manager
4 7 (13.73%) Network Security Manager
5 5 (9.80%) Ethical Hacker
5 5 (9.80%) Security Assurance Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) AWS Architect
7 3 (5.88%) ICT Assistant
7 3 (5.88%) ICT Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Security Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) Security Hacker
8 2 (3.92%) Malware Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Network Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (35.29%) PKI
2 10 (19.61%) Cryptography
3 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.84%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.92%) CESG
5 2 (3.92%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.96%) FMCG
6 1 (1.96%) Life Science
6 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.96%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.80%) Linux
2 3 (5.88%) Windows
3 2 (3.92%) Unix
3 2 (3.92%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.96%) Android
4 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (58.82%) Information Security
2 27 (52.94%) Kalman Filter
3 19 (37.25%) Security Operations
4 14 (27.45%) Risk Management
5 10 (19.61%) Data Loss Prevention
5 10 (19.61%) Vulnerability Management
6 9 (17.65%) Email Filtering
6 9 (17.65%) SIEM
6 9 (17.65%) Web Filtering
7 8 (15.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (11.76%) Threat Management
9 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (9.80%) Ethical Hacking
9 5 (9.80%) ITIL
10 4 (7.84%) Application Rationalisation
10 4 (7.84%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (7.84%) Migration
10 4 (7.84%) Security Testing
11 3 (5.88%) ITIL V3
11 3 (5.88%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.92%) C#
1 2 (3.92%) SQL
2 1 (1.96%) Java
2 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.96%) VB
2 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (35.29%) CISSP
2 14 (27.45%) CISM
3 10 (19.61%) CESG Certified Professional
4 8 (15.69%) CLAS
5 7 (13.73%) CCENT
5 7 (13.73%) CEH
5 7 (13.73%) CISMP
5 7 (13.73%) GCIH
6 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared
7 5 (9.80%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
9 3 (5.88%) AWS Certification
9 3 (5.88%) CISA
10 2 (3.92%) CREST Certified
10 2 (3.92%) Cyber Scheme
10 2 (3.92%) GSEC
10 2 (3.92%) GSLC
10 2 (3.92%) GSNA
10 2 (3.92%) OSCP
10 2 (3.92%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (21.57%) PCI DSS
3 3 (5.88%) JSP 440
4 2 (3.92%) QA
4 2 (3.92%) RMADS
System Software
1 11 (21.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Cisco
1 7 (13.73%) Clearswift
1 7 (13.73%) Kaspersky
2 6 (11.76%) CheckPoint
2 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.92%) LogRhythm
4 1 (1.96%) Citrix
4 1 (1.96%) Qualys
4 1 (1.96%) VMware
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