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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 221 227 217
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 46 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.46% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.30% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 11
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£425 £525 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £323 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £650 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
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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
7564 6998 6086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.17% 71.87% 71.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4241 3878 3156
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 276 269
Average hourly rate £32.75 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.29% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.52 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +14 17 £425 -19.81% 3
Hampshire 0 13 £450 -14.28% 7
Berkshire +9 5 £500 -23.07% 10
Buckinghamshire +1 4 £400 +33.33% 4
East Sussex - 4 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £270 - 2
West Sussex - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
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Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 34 (44.16%) CISSP
2 29 (37.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (33.77%) Windows
4 25 (32.47%) Linux
5 24 (31.17%) PCI DSS
6 23 (29.87%) Information Security
7 21 (27.27%) Firewall
7 21 (27.27%) ITIL
7 21 (27.27%) Vulnerability Management
8 18 (23.38%) Risk Management
9 16 (20.78%) CISM
9 16 (20.78%) Security Cleared
10 15 (19.48%) SC Cleared
10 15 (19.48%) Change Control
10 15 (19.48%) Security Testing
11 14 (18.18%) SQL
11 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
12 13 (16.88%) Management Information System
13 12 (15.58%) TCP/IP
13 12 (15.58%) PKI
13 12 (15.58%) OWASP
14 11 (14.29%) CRISC
14 11 (14.29%) IIS
15 10 (12.99%) UNIX
15 10 (12.99%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (12.99%) Nessus
16 9 (11.69%) Cryptography
16 9 (11.69%) Incident Management
16 9 (11.69%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 11 (14.29%) IIS
2 3 (3.90%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.30%) CMS
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.30%) Drupal
4 1 (1.30%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.30%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) MS Office
1 5 (6.49%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.90%) PaaS
2 3 (3.90%) IaaS
2 3 (3.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (27.27%) Firewall
2 12 (15.58%) TCP/IP
3 7 (9.09%) Network Security
3 7 (9.09%) Wireless
3 7 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (6.49%) SSL
4 5 (6.49%) SAN
4 5 (6.49%) VPN
5 4 (5.19%) DNS
5 4 (5.19%) Wireshark
5 4 (5.19%) tcpdump
5 4 (5.19%) LAN
5 4 (5.19%) WAN
6 3 (3.90%) SMTP
6 3 (3.90%) FTP
6 3 (3.90%) HTTP
6 3 (3.90%) Internet
6 3 (3.90%) IPsec
6 3 (3.90%) LDAP
7 2 (2.60%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.79%) Oracle Database
2 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) InterSystems Cache
2 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (6.49%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (3.90%) MySQL
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (9.09%) LoadRunner
2 3 (3.90%) TeamCity
2 3 (3.90%) Cucumber
2 3 (3.90%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.30%) JIRA
4 1 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (9.09%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.90%) Games
4 2 (2.60%) Legal
5 1 (1.30%) Military
5 1 (1.30%) Retail
5 1 (1.30%) Automotive
5 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 28 (36.36%) Consultant
1 28 (36.36%) Security Consultant
2 22 (28.57%) Analyst
3 12 (15.58%) Security Analyst
4 7 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 7 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 7 (9.09%) IT Security Analyst
5 6 (7.79%) Developer
6 5 (6.49%) .NET Developer
6 5 (6.49%) IT Security Consultant
6 5 (6.49%) IT Consultant
7 4 (5.19%) Architect
7 4 (5.19%) IT Security Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Security Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Security Project Manager
8 3 (3.90%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Security Manager
8 3 (3.90%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.69%) XML
2 7 (9.09%) XML Messaging
3 6 (7.79%) .NET
3 6 (7.79%) ASP.NET
4 5 (6.49%) Web Services
4 5 (6.49%) Ajax
4 5 (6.49%) .NET Framework
4 5 (6.49%) jQuery
4 5 (6.49%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 2 (2.60%) XML-RPC
5 2 (2.60%) HTML
6 1 (1.30%) CSS
6 1 (1.30%) HTML5
6 1 (1.30%) CSS3
6 1 (1.30%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.88%) Management Information System
2 12 (15.58%) PKI
3 9 (11.69%) Cryptography
4 8 (10.39%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (6.49%) N-Tier
5 5 (6.49%) Smart Meter
6 3 (3.90%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (3.90%) Mainframe
6 3 (3.90%) AS400
6 3 (3.90%) CESG
6 3 (3.90%) Statistics
7 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.30%) Open Source
8 1 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (33.77%) Windows
2 25 (32.47%) Linux
3 10 (12.99%) UNIX
4 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.90%) Solaris
8 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.30%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.30%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.87%) Information Security
2 21 (27.27%) ITIL
2 21 (27.27%) Vulnerability Management
3 18 (23.38%) Risk Management
4 15 (19.48%) Security Testing
4 15 (19.48%) Change Control
5 12 (15.58%) OWASP
6 10 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (12.99%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (11.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (11.69%) Incident Management
8 8 (10.39%) Security Management
8 8 (10.39%) Data Protection
9 7 (9.09%) SIEM
9 7 (9.09%) Cyber Security
9 7 (9.09%) PRINCE2
9 7 (9.09%) Performance Testing
10 6 (7.79%) Content Management
11 5 (6.49%) E-Commerce
11 5 (6.49%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.18%) SQL
2 8 (10.39%) C#
2 8 (10.39%) Shell Script
3 6 (7.79%) VB
3 6 (7.79%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.49%) T-SQL
4 5 (6.49%) C
5 4 (5.19%) Python
5 4 (5.19%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.60%) Java
7 1 (1.30%) C++
7 1 (1.30%) PHP
7 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.30%) XPath
Qualifications
1 34 (44.16%) CISSP
2 16 (20.78%) CISM
2 16 (20.78%) Security Cleared
3 15 (19.48%) SC Cleared
4 11 (14.29%) CRISC
5 7 (9.09%) ISEB
6 6 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (7.79%) MCSE
7 5 (6.49%) MCP
7 5 (6.49%) CCNA
7 5 (6.49%) CISA
7 5 (6.49%) CEH
8 4 (5.19%) GIAC
9 3 (3.90%) Degree
9 3 (3.90%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.30%) GSEC
10 1 (1.30%) MCTS
10 1 (1.30%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (37.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (31.17%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.19%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.19%) Snort
3 3 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.30%) Varnish
4 1 (1.30%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 10 (12.99%) Nessus
2 5 (6.49%) SCCM
3 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.30%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.30%) Icinga
3 1 (1.30%) Nmap
3 1 (1.30%) Nagios
3 1 (1.30%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.09%) Oracle
2 7 (9.09%) VMware
3 6 (7.79%) McAfee
4 5 (6.49%) Qualys
5 4 (5.19%) HP
6 3 (3.90%) Sourcefire
6 3 (3.90%) Cisco
6 3 (3.90%) IBM
7 1 (1.30%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.30%) Citrix
7 1 (1.30%) Juniper
7 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.30%) Remedy
7 1 (1.30%) F5
7 1 (1.30%) Splunk
7 1 (1.30%) ArcSight
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LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 26 days ago