The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 233 219 205
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -14
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 33 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.29% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 8
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£375 £480 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +22.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £463 £384
% change year-on-year
-14.32% +20.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
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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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7382 6452 5457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.32% 72.86% 71.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4060 3447 2670
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 264 306
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £49.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Penetration Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Penetration Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +13 18 £375 -29.24% 3
Hampshire -13 5 £475 +5.84% 6
West Sussex -13 4 £300 -7.69% 1
Berkshire +1 3 £350 -27.08% 11
Kent - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 2
East Sussex - - - - 1
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England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 30 (44.12%) CISSP
2 28 (41.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (36.76%) Vulnerability Management
3 25 (36.76%) Risk Management
3 25 (36.76%) Information Security
4 24 (35.29%) PCI DSS
5 22 (32.35%) ITIL
6 20 (29.41%) Management Information System
6 20 (29.41%) Security Testing
7 19 (27.94%) PKI
7 19 (27.94%) Windows
8 18 (26.47%) Linux
9 16 (23.53%) Cryptography
9 16 (23.53%) Data Protection Act
9 16 (23.53%) Data Protection
10 15 (22.06%) Change Control
10 15 (22.06%) CISM
11 14 (20.59%) Firewall
11 14 (20.59%) CRISC
12 12 (17.65%) Smart Meter
13 11 (16.18%) Network Security
13 11 (16.18%) Security Cleared
13 11 (16.18%) Security Management
13 11 (16.18%) TCP/IP
14 10 (14.71%) Information Security Management
14 10 (14.71%) Information Management
15 9 (13.24%) UNIX
15 9 (13.24%) SC Cleared
15 9 (13.24%) OWASP
15 9 (13.24%) Incident Management

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (7.35%) IIS
1 5 (7.35%) Apache
2 4 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.88%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.41%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.47%) Drupal
4 1 (1.47%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) MS Office
1 5 (7.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) IaaS
2 3 (4.41%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.59%) Firewall
2 11 (16.18%) TCP/IP
2 11 (16.18%) Network Security
3 8 (11.76%) Wireless
3 8 (11.76%) SSL
4 5 (7.35%) SAN
5 4 (5.88%) LAN
5 4 (5.88%) WAN
5 4 (5.88%) SSH
6 3 (4.41%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (4.41%) IP Telephony
6 3 (4.41%) tcpdump
6 3 (4.41%) Wireshark
7 2 (2.94%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.94%) HSRP
7 2 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.94%) VLAN
7 2 (2.94%) VPLS
7 2 (2.94%) LDAP
7 2 (2.94%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) MySQL
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) LoadRunner
2 4 (5.88%) GCC
3 3 (4.41%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.41%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.41%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.47%) JIRA
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (4.41%) Games
2 1 (1.47%) Electronics
2 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.47%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (41.18%) Consultant
1 28 (41.18%) Security Consultant
2 16 (23.53%) Analyst
3 9 (13.24%) Security Analyst
4 7 (10.29%) Security Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) IT Security Analyst
6 5 (7.35%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) IT Consultant
7 4 (5.88%) IT Security Consultant
7 4 (5.88%) IT Security Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Designer
8 3 (4.41%) Information Security Consultant
8 3 (4.41%) Network Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Tester
9 2 (2.94%) Senior Network Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Lead Security Consultant
9 2 (2.94%) Security Specialist
10 1 (1.47%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) XML Messaging
1 5 (7.35%) XML
2 3 (4.41%) VXML
3 2 (2.94%) HTML
4 1 (1.47%) .NET
4 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.47%) CSS
4 1 (1.47%) HTML5
4 1 (1.47%) CSS3
4 1 (1.47%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 20 (29.41%) Management Information System
2 19 (27.94%) PKI
3 16 (23.53%) Data Protection Act
3 16 (23.53%) Cryptography
4 12 (17.65%) Smart Meter
5 4 (5.88%) IVR
6 3 (4.41%) CESG
6 3 (4.41%) Statistics
7 1 (1.47%) Open Source
7 1 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.94%) Windows
2 18 (26.47%) Linux
3 9 (13.24%) UNIX
4 6 (8.82%) Solaris
5 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.47%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.47%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.76%) Risk Management
1 25 (36.76%) Information Security
1 25 (36.76%) Vulnerability Management
2 22 (32.35%) ITIL
3 20 (29.41%) Security Testing
4 16 (23.53%) Data Protection
5 15 (22.06%) Change Control
6 11 (16.18%) Security Management
7 10 (14.71%) Information Security Management
7 10 (14.71%) Information Management
8 9 (13.24%) Incident Management
8 9 (13.24%) OWASP
9 8 (11.76%) ISMS
9 8 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (11.76%) PRINCE2
10 7 (10.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (8.82%) Performance Testing
11 6 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (8.82%) SIEM
12 5 (7.35%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.76%) SQL
2 6 (8.82%) Java
2 6 (8.82%) Shell Script
3 5 (7.35%) C
4 4 (5.88%) Perl
4 4 (5.88%) Korn
4 4 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.88%) Python
5 3 (4.41%) C#
6 1 (1.47%) C++
6 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.47%) PHP
6 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.47%) VB
6 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 30 (44.12%) CISSP
2 15 (22.06%) CISM
3 14 (20.59%) CRISC
4 11 (16.18%) Security Cleared
5 9 (13.24%) SC Cleared
6 8 (11.76%) CISA
7 7 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (8.82%) MCSE
9 5 (7.35%) MCP
9 5 (7.35%) CCNA
9 5 (7.35%) ISEB
9 5 (7.35%) CEH
10 3 (4.41%) Degree
11 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.94%) CCNP
12 1 (1.47%) CCIE
12 1 (1.47%) MCTS
12 1 (1.47%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (41.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (35.29%) PCI DSS
3 5 (7.35%) QA
4 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.88%) OpenSSH
3 3 (4.41%) Snort
4 2 (2.94%) Nmap
5 1 (1.47%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.47%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 8 (11.76%) Nessus
2 5 (7.35%) SCCM
3 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.47%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.82%) Oracle
2 6 (8.82%) McAfee
3 5 (7.35%) Qualys
4 4 (5.88%) Cisco
4 4 (5.88%) HP
5 2 (2.94%) VMware
5 2 (2.94%) Sourcefire
5 2 (2.94%) Juniper
5 2 (2.94%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.94%) F5
6 1 (1.47%) Splunk
6 1 (1.47%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.47%) Remedy
6 1 (1.47%) Citrix
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