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 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 Testing
Rank 218 225 236
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +11
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 32 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 7
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£448 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
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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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6947 6138 6769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.83% 71.46% 71.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3953 3423 3263
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 241 335
Average hourly rate £21.00 £32.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.38% +54.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014. 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 - 17 £325 - 6
Berkshire +16 8 £290 -37.29% 3
Middlesex - 4 £500 - 2
Hampshire -25 2 £450 - 3
East Sussex -13 1 - - 3
Kent - - - - 3
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
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Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 32 (52.46%) Information Security
2 28 (45.90%) CISSP
3 26 (42.62%) Vulnerability Management
4 23 (37.70%) Windows
5 20 (32.79%) Management Information System
5 20 (32.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (29.51%) ITIL
7 17 (27.87%) Firewall
8 16 (26.23%) Linux
8 16 (26.23%) TCP/IP
8 16 (26.23%) PCI DSS
9 15 (24.59%) Security Testing
9 15 (24.59%) Risk Management
10 14 (22.95%) Security Management
10 14 (22.95%) Microsoft
11 13 (21.31%) PKI
11 13 (21.31%) Incident Management
12 12 (19.67%) Data Protection
12 12 (19.67%) MS Visio
12 12 (19.67%) CEH
13 11 (18.03%) Nessus
13 11 (18.03%) CISM
13 11 (18.03%) Wireless
13 11 (18.03%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (18.03%) SAN
13 11 (18.03%) IIS
13 11 (18.03%) Qualys
14 10 (16.39%) Data Protection Act
14 10 (16.39%) SCCM
14 10 (16.39%) Coaching

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 11 (18.03%) IIS
2 5 (8.20%) Apache
3 4 (6.56%) Tomcat
3 4 (6.56%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (19.67%) MS Visio
2 10 (16.39%) MS Office
3 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
4 2 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) IaaS
2 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.64%) PaaS
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (27.87%) Firewall
2 16 (26.23%) TCP/IP
3 11 (18.03%) Wireless
3 11 (18.03%) SAN
4 8 (13.11%) SSL
5 6 (9.84%) SSH
6 5 (8.20%) Network Security
7 4 (6.56%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (4.92%) LAN
8 3 (4.92%) WAN
8 3 (4.92%) VPN
9 2 (3.28%) Wireshark
9 2 (3.28%) tcpdump
9 2 (3.28%) Internet
9 2 (3.28%) DNS
9 2 (3.28%) ATM
9 2 (3.28%) FTP
9 2 (3.28%) HTTP
9 2 (3.28%) SMTP
9 2 (3.28%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) GCC
2 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (6.56%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Retail
2 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.28%) Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Military
4 1 (1.64%) Electronics
4 1 (1.64%) Games
4 1 (1.64%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (40.98%) Analyst
2 23 (37.70%) Security Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) IT Security Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) Consultant
4 11 (18.03%) Security Consultant
5 6 (9.84%) Designer
6 4 (6.56%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Network Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Junior Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Security Designer
8 2 (3.28%) Junior
8 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Senior Security Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (1.64%) Design Engineer
9 1 (1.64%) Network Analyst
9 1 (1.64%) Information Manager
9 1 (1.64%) Service Manager
9 1 (1.64%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) VXML
2 2 (3.28%) Middleware
2 2 (3.28%) .NET
3 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (32.79%) Management Information System
2 13 (21.31%) PKI
3 10 (16.39%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (14.75%) Cryptography
5 8 (13.11%) Smart Meter
6 4 (6.56%) IVR
7 3 (4.92%) CESG
7 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (3.28%) Algorithms
8 2 (3.28%) CMDB
9 1 (1.64%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (1.64%) DTV
9 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (37.70%) Windows
2 16 (26.23%) Linux
3 6 (9.84%) Solaris
4 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.56%) UNIX
6 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (52.46%) Information Security
2 26 (42.62%) Vulnerability Management
3 18 (29.51%) ITIL
4 15 (24.59%) Security Testing
4 15 (24.59%) Risk Management
5 14 (22.95%) Security Management
6 13 (21.31%) Incident Management
7 12 (19.67%) Data Protection
8 10 (16.39%) Coaching
9 8 (13.11%) Information Management
9 8 (13.11%) Information Security Management
10 7 (11.48%) SIEM
11 6 (9.84%) ISMS
12 5 (8.20%) Data Security
12 5 (8.20%) E-Commerce
12 5 (8.20%) Information Assurance
12 5 (8.20%) Change Control
13 4 (6.56%) Kalman Filter
13 4 (6.56%) OWASP
13 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.39%) SQL
2 6 (9.84%) Java
3 4 (6.56%) Korn
3 4 (6.56%) Perl
4 2 (3.28%) C++
4 2 (3.28%) C
4 2 (3.28%) VB
5 1 (1.64%) C#
5 1 (1.64%) Python
5 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (45.90%) CISSP
2 12 (19.67%) CEH
3 11 (18.03%) CISM
3 11 (18.03%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (16.39%) MCP
4 10 (16.39%) MCSE
4 10 (16.39%) CCNA
4 10 (16.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
6 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
6 6 (9.84%) CRISC
7 5 (8.20%) CISA
7 5 (8.20%) DV Cleared
7 5 (8.20%) Degree
8 1 (1.64%) MBA
8 1 (1.64%) GIAC
8 1 (1.64%) CCIE
8 1 (1.64%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (32.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (26.23%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.56%) OpenSSH
3 2 (3.28%) Snort
4 1 (1.64%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 11 (18.03%) Nessus
2 10 (16.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (22.95%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.03%) Qualys
3 10 (16.39%) McAfee
4 5 (8.20%) Oracle
5 3 (4.92%) Cisco
6 2 (3.28%) Sourcefire
6 2 (3.28%) F5
6 2 (3.28%) HP
6 2 (3.28%) Nokia
7 1 (1.64%) Tripwire
7 1 (1.64%) SAP
7 1 (1.64%) Juniper
7 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.64%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.64%) Splunk
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