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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 224 207 235
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +28
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 34 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.25% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.35% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 3
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.14% +24.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -
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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
7191 6084 5762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.11% 71.29% 69.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4096 3269 2871
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 229 355
Average hourly rate £21.58 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 - 11 £500 - 9
Berkshire -3 5 £320 -20.98% 1
West Sussex - 5 £290 - 2
Kent - 5 £313 -
Hampshire -27 3 £450 +20.00% 2
East Sussex -2 2 £400 +33.33%
Middlesex - 2 £500 -
Buckinghamshire -18 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
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Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 31 (49.21%) Information Security
2 26 (41.27%) CISSP
2 26 (41.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (34.92%) Vulnerability Management
4 21 (33.33%) PCI DSS
5 20 (31.75%) Windows
6 19 (30.16%) Management Information System
6 19 (30.16%) Risk Management
7 18 (28.57%) ITIL
8 16 (25.40%) Firewall
8 16 (25.40%) Security Testing
9 13 (20.63%) Data Protection
9 13 (20.63%) PKI
9 13 (20.63%) TCP/IP
10 12 (19.05%) Linux
10 12 (19.05%) Data Protection Act
11 11 (17.46%) Network Security
11 11 (17.46%) Incident Management
11 11 (17.46%) Cryptography
11 11 (17.46%) CISM
12 10 (15.87%) Security Management
12 10 (15.87%) Nessus
12 10 (15.87%) Change Control
13 9 (14.29%) Wireless
13 9 (14.29%) SQL
13 9 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (14.29%) Microsoft
14 8 (12.70%) MS Visio
14 8 (12.70%) Information Security Management
14 8 (12.70%) CEH

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (11.11%) IIS
2 4 (6.35%) Apache
2 4 (6.35%) Tomcat
2 4 (6.35%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (12.70%) MS Visio
2 7 (11.11%) MS Office
3 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) IaaS
2 2 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (25.40%) Firewall
2 13 (20.63%) TCP/IP
3 11 (17.46%) Network Security
4 9 (14.29%) Wireless
5 7 (11.11%) SSL
5 7 (11.11%) SAN
6 4 (6.35%) LAN
6 4 (6.35%) WAN
6 4 (6.35%) SSH
6 4 (6.35%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (4.76%) IP Telephony
8 2 (3.17%) LDAP
8 2 (3.17%) Internet
8 2 (3.17%) MPLS
8 2 (3.17%) OSPF
8 2 (3.17%) BGP
8 2 (3.17%) EIGRP
8 2 (3.17%) SMTP
8 2 (3.17%) VPN
8 2 (3.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) GCC
2 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.17%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.17%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.59%) JIRA
General
1 3 (4.76%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.17%) Games
2 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.17%) Retail
3 1 (1.59%) Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 19 (30.16%) Analyst
1 19 (30.16%) Security Consultant
1 19 (30.16%) Consultant
2 17 (26.98%) Security Analyst
3 9 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
4 7 (11.11%) Security Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) IT Security Consultant
5 4 (6.35%) IT Security Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Network Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) IT Consultant
5 4 (6.35%) Designer
6 2 (3.17%) Senior Security Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Tester
6 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (1.59%) Project Analyst
7 1 (1.59%) Change Manager
7 1 (1.59%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) VXML
2 1 (1.59%) HTML
2 1 (1.59%) .NET
2 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (30.16%) Management Information System
2 13 (20.63%) PKI
3 12 (19.05%) Data Protection Act
4 11 (17.46%) Cryptography
5 8 (12.70%) Smart Meter
6 4 (6.35%) IVR
7 2 (3.17%) CESG
8 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 20 (31.75%) Windows
2 12 (19.05%) Linux
3 6 (9.52%) Solaris
4 4 (6.35%) UNIX
4 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.59%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.59%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (49.21%) Information Security
2 22 (34.92%) Vulnerability Management
3 19 (30.16%) Risk Management
4 18 (28.57%) ITIL
5 16 (25.40%) Security Testing
6 13 (20.63%) Data Protection
7 11 (17.46%) Incident Management
8 10 (15.87%) Security Management
8 10 (15.87%) Change Control
9 8 (12.70%) SIEM
9 8 (12.70%) Information Security Management
9 8 (12.70%) Information Management
10 7 (11.11%) OWASP
10 7 (11.11%) Coaching
11 6 (9.52%) ISMS
11 6 (9.52%) PRINCE2
12 5 (7.94%) E-Commerce
12 5 (7.94%) Network Design
12 5 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.29%) SQL
2 6 (9.52%) Java
3 4 (6.35%) Perl
3 4 (6.35%) Korn
4 3 (4.76%) C
4 3 (4.76%) Python
5 2 (3.17%) VB
5 2 (3.17%) C#
5 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (41.27%) CISSP
2 11 (17.46%) CISM
3 9 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (12.70%) CEH
4 8 (12.70%) Security Cleared
4 8 (12.70%) CRISC
5 7 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (11.11%) MCP
5 7 (11.11%) MCSE
5 7 (11.11%) CCNA
6 4 (6.35%) CISA
6 4 (6.35%) DV Cleared
7 3 (4.76%) Degree
8 2 (3.17%) CCNP
9 1 (1.59%) CCIE
9 1 (1.59%) GIAC
9 1 (1.59%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (41.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (3.17%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.35%) OpenSSH
3 2 (3.17%) Snort
3 2 (3.17%) Nmap
4 1 (1.59%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) Nessus
2 7 (11.11%) SCCM
3 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.59%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.59%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 9 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.70%) Qualys
3 7 (11.11%) McAfee
4 6 (9.52%) Oracle
5 3 (4.76%) Cisco
5 3 (4.76%) HP
5 3 (4.76%) F5
6 2 (3.17%) Juniper
6 2 (3.17%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.17%) Sourcefire
7 1 (1.59%) Remedy
7 1 (1.59%) Splunk
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