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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 203 235 228
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -7
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 52 36 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.62% 0.36% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.45% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 27 10
Median daily rate £525 £500 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +29.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £375 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £60.00
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6833 7918 6986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.56% 79.78% 76.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4186 4861 3893
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 268 268
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.09 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +69.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.41 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 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 28 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
Hampshire +25 19 £525 -5.19% 6
Surrey +3 11 £425 -15.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +26 8 £550 -8.33% 4
Berkshire +5 5 £375 -21.05% 9
Thames Valley - 3 £550 -
West Sussex +2 2 £475 +5.55%
Kent - 2 - - 2
East Sussex - 1 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
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England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 South East region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 33 (34.02%) CISSP
2 32 (32.99%) Windows
3 30 (30.93%) Vulnerability Management
3 30 (30.93%) Cybersecurity
4 29 (29.90%) Microsoft
5 28 (28.87%) Security Cleared
6 26 (26.80%) OWASP
7 24 (24.74%) CEH
7 24 (24.74%) Information Security
8 22 (22.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 21 (21.65%) SQL Server
10 20 (20.62%) Finance
11 19 (19.59%) Risk Management
11 19 (19.59%) Unix
11 19 (19.59%) FTP
11 19 (19.59%) Cryptography
12 18 (18.56%) Ethical Hacking
12 18 (18.56%) Data Protection
12 18 (18.56%) SC Cleared
12 18 (18.56%) Management Information System
13 17 (17.53%) Project Management
13 17 (17.53%) SMTP
13 17 (17.53%) Oracle
14 16 (16.49%) Information Assurance
14 16 (16.49%) CESG Certified Professional
15 15 (15.46%) PCI DSS
15 15 (15.46%) Security Testing
15 15 (15.46%) CESG
16 14 (14.43%) ITIL
16 14 (14.43%) Patch Management

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (11.34%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.22%) IIS
3 5 (5.15%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.15%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (4.12%) Apache
4 4 (4.12%) Apache Pig
5 2 (2.06%) nginx
6 1 (1.03%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.03%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (9.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.06%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.15%) IaaS
2 4 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (19.59%) FTP
2 17 (17.53%) SMTP
3 13 (13.40%) Internet
3 13 (13.40%) IPsec
3 13 (13.40%) Wireless
4 12 (12.37%) SSH
5 10 (10.31%) VPN
6 9 (9.28%) DNS
6 9 (9.28%) Firewall
7 7 (7.22%) Wireless Security
8 6 (6.19%) Network Security
9 4 (4.12%) Kerberos
10 2 (2.06%) DHCP
10 2 (2.06%) HTTP
10 2 (2.06%) LDAP
10 2 (2.06%) SSL
11 1 (1.03%) BGP
11 1 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (1.03%) LAN
11 1 (1.03%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.65%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (7.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (5.15%) InterSystems Cache
5 4 (4.12%) Big Data
5 4 (4.12%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.09%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.06%) Data Lake
7 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (7.22%) Selenium
1 7 (7.22%) SpecFlow
2 5 (5.15%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 5 (5.15%) Jasmine
2 5 (5.15%) Metasploit
3 4 (4.12%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (3.09%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.06%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.06%) MSI
5 2 (2.06%) NUnit
5 2 (2.06%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (2.06%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.06%) WiX
6 1 (1.03%) AppScan
6 1 (1.03%) Burp Suite
6 1 (1.03%) CircleCI
6 1 (1.03%) GDB
6 1 (1.03%) Travis CI
6 1 (1.03%) WinDbg
General
1 20 (20.62%) Finance
2 5 (5.15%) Legal
2 5 (5.15%) Military
2 5 (5.15%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.12%) Retail
4 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (16.49%) Tester
2 15 (15.46%) Consultant
3 14 (14.43%) Penetration Tester
4 13 (13.40%) Security Consultant
4 13 (13.40%) Security Manager
5 11 (11.34%) Information Security Consultant
6 10 (10.31%) Developer
6 10 (10.31%) Project Manager
6 10 (10.31%) Security Project Manager
7 9 (9.28%) .NET Developer
7 9 (9.28%) Information Assurance Leader
8 7 (7.22%) Analyst
8 7 (7.22%) Security Analyst
9 6 (6.19%) Cybersecurity Manager
9 6 (6.19%) Security Advisor
9 6 (6.19%) Security Tester
10 5 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (5.15%) Linux Engineer
11 4 (4.12%) IT Manager
11 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.40%) Web Services
2 10 (10.31%) .NET
2 10 (10.31%) ASP.NET
2 10 (10.31%) jQuery
3 9 (9.28%) .NET Framework
3 9 (9.28%) Ajax
3 9 (9.28%) ASP.NET Web API
3 9 (9.28%) Entity Framework
3 9 (9.28%) SAML
4 7 (7.22%) Breeze.js
4 7 (7.22%) Durandal
4 7 (7.22%) KnockoutJS
4 7 (7.22%) React
4 7 (7.22%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 3 (3.09%) OAuth2
5 3 (3.09%) OpenID
6 2 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.06%) Middleware
6 2 (2.06%) WCF
6 2 (2.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.59%) Cryptography
2 18 (18.56%) Management Information System
3 15 (15.46%) CESG
4 12 (12.37%) Client/Server
5 6 (6.19%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (5.15%) N-Tier
6 5 (5.15%) PKI
7 4 (4.12%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (3.09%) Computer Science
9 2 (2.06%) CMDB
10 1 (1.03%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (1.03%) Data Centre
10 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (1.03%) Fat Client
10 1 (1.03%) Private Cloud
10 1 (1.03%) Public Cloud
10 1 (1.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (32.99%) Windows
2 19 (19.59%) Unix
3 13 (13.40%) Linux
4 11 (11.34%) Windows Vista
5 5 (5.15%) CentOS
5 5 (5.15%) Ubuntu
6 4 (4.12%) Windows Server
6 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.09%) Kali Linux
8 1 (1.03%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (30.93%) Cybersecurity
1 30 (30.93%) Vulnerability Management
2 26 (26.80%) OWASP
3 24 (24.74%) Information Security
4 19 (19.59%) Risk Management
5 18 (18.56%) Data Protection
5 18 (18.56%) Ethical Hacking
6 17 (17.53%) Project Management
7 16 (16.49%) Information Assurance
8 15 (15.46%) Security Testing
9 14 (14.43%) ITIL
9 14 (14.43%) Patch Management
10 12 (12.37%) Fuzz Testing
10 12 (12.37%) ISMS
10 12 (12.37%) Risk Assessment
11 11 (11.34%) Security Management
12 10 (10.31%) Malware Detection/Protection
12 10 (10.31%) PRINCE2
12 10 (10.31%) Project Planning
13 8 (8.25%) IT Audit
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.31%) C#
1 10 (10.31%) JavaScript
1 10 (10.31%) Python
2 9 (9.28%) PowerShell
2 9 (9.28%) TypeScript
3 7 (7.22%) SQL
3 7 (7.22%) T-SQL
4 6 (6.19%) Perl
4 6 (6.19%) PHP
5 5 (5.15%) C
6 2 (2.06%) C++
6 2 (2.06%) Java
6 2 (2.06%) Ruby
6 2 (2.06%) VB
7 1 (1.03%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (34.02%) CISSP
2 28 (28.87%) Security Cleared
3 24 (24.74%) CEH
4 18 (18.56%) SC Cleared
5 16 (16.49%) CESG Certified Professional
6 11 (11.34%) CISM
7 10 (10.31%) APMP
8 9 (9.28%) CISA
9 8 (8.25%) SANS
10 7 (7.22%) CompTIA Security+
10 7 (7.22%) Security+ Certification
11 5 (5.15%) CREST Certified
12 4 (4.12%) Degree
13 2 (2.06%) AWS Certification
13 2 (2.06%) CCNP
13 2 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (2.06%) GCFA
13 2 (2.06%) GCIH
13 2 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (2.06%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (22.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (15.46%) PCI DSS
3 9 (9.28%) COBIT
3 9 (9.28%) RMADS
4 3 (3.09%) HIPAA
4 3 (3.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.06%) ISAE 3402
5 2 (2.06%) SSAE 16
6 1 (1.03%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (1.03%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (1.03%) JSP 440
6 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 12 (12.37%) Active Directory
1 12 (12.37%) Sendmail
2 5 (5.15%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.03%) Corosync
5 1 (1.03%) Docker
5 1 (1.03%) Squid
5 1 (1.03%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (6.19%) Puppet
2 4 (4.12%) Nessus
3 2 (2.06%) WebInspect
4 1 (1.03%) Core Impact
4 1 (1.03%) HP Fortify
4 1 (1.03%) Nexpose
4 1 (1.03%) Nmap
4 1 (1.03%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 29 (29.90%) Microsoft
2 17 (17.53%) Oracle
3 12 (12.37%) Citrix
4 9 (9.28%) VMware
5 5 (5.15%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.09%) Remedy
7 2 (2.06%) BMC
7 2 (2.06%) DevExpress
7 2 (2.06%) IBM
7 2 (2.06%) Progress
8 1 (1.03%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.03%) Cisco
8 1 (1.03%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.03%) HP
8 1 (1.03%) Juniper
8 1 (1.03%) LogLogic
8 1 (1.03%) LogRhythm
8 1 (1.03%) Splunk
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