The first table below looks at the demand for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 23 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 Somerset 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 45 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.69% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £385 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.88% +18.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £48.75 -
% change year-on-year
-8.72% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
298 124 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 83.71% 63.59% 68.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 71 57
Average daily rate £350 £325 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -17.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.84 £10.20 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.36 £19.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Penetration Testing
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 6 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 6 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 6 (100.00%) Risk Assessment
1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
1 6 (100.00%) JSP 440
1 6 (100.00%) RMADS
1 6 (100.00%) JSP
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) ISO 9001
4 1 (16.67%) Summit
4 1 (16.67%) ISO 14001

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Summit
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 6 (100.00%) RMADS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 6 (100.00%) Risk Assessment
1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) JSP 440
2 1 (16.67%) ISO 9001
2 1 (16.67%) ISO 14001