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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 226 211 225
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +14
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 40 60 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.45% 0.64% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.80% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 41 14
Median daily rate £475 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £28.99
% change year-on-year
- +55.22%
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
7094 7500 6928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.52% 79.41% 75.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4343 4350 3832
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 251 262
Median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.81 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +5 12 £450 +16.88% 8
East Sussex +14 6 £350 - 2
Kent +10 6 £475 -9.52% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 6 £525 +16.66% 2
Berkshire -9 5 £450 +38.46% 2
Sussex - 2 - -
Middlesex - 1 £488 -
West Sussex - 1 £475 -
Thames Valley - 1 £520 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 24 (28.24%) Windows
1 24 (28.24%) CISSP
1 24 (28.24%) Information Security
1 24 (28.24%) Security Cleared
2 22 (25.88%) Vulnerability Management
2 22 (25.88%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (24.71%) SC Cleared
4 20 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 19 (22.35%) OWASP
6 18 (21.18%) CEH
6 18 (21.18%) Finance
6 18 (21.18%) Risk Management
7 17 (20.00%) VPN
8 16 (18.82%) Firewall
8 16 (18.82%) Management Information System
9 15 (17.65%) Project Management
9 15 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 14 (16.47%) Ethical Hacking
10 14 (16.47%) FTP
10 14 (16.47%) ITIL
10 14 (16.47%) SQL Server
11 13 (15.29%) Web Services
11 13 (15.29%) IPsec
12 12 (14.12%) Risk Assessment
12 12 (14.12%) Linux
12 12 (14.12%) Internet
13 11 (12.94%) Python
13 11 (12.94%) MS Excel
13 11 (12.94%) Wireless
13 11 (12.94%) Cryptography

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 8 (9.41%) IIS
2 6 (7.06%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.06%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.06%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.35%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.18%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (12.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) IaaS
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.00%) VPN
2 16 (18.82%) Firewall
3 14 (16.47%) FTP
4 13 (15.29%) IPsec
5 12 (14.12%) Internet
6 11 (12.94%) Wireless
7 10 (11.76%) SMTP
8 8 (9.41%) DNS
8 8 (9.41%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (9.41%) WAN
9 7 (8.24%) LAN
9 7 (8.24%) SSH
10 6 (7.06%) MPLS
10 6 (7.06%) VLAN
11 5 (5.88%) Network Security
11 5 (5.88%) SSL
11 5 (5.88%) Wireless Security
12 4 (4.71%) DHCP
12 4 (4.71%) IPv4
12 4 (4.71%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.47%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (9.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (7.06%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (1.18%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 6 (7.06%) Jasmine
1 6 (7.06%) Selenium
1 6 (7.06%) SpecFlow
2 5 (5.88%) Metasploit
3 4 (4.71%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (2.35%) AppScan
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.18%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.18%) Rational DOORS
General
1 18 (21.18%) Finance
2 10 (11.76%) Military
2 10 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.35%) Billing
4 1 (1.18%) Legal
4 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (16.47%) Consultant
2 13 (15.29%) Security Consultant
3 11 (12.94%) Analyst
3 11 (12.94%) Security Manager
4 10 (11.76%) Security Analyst
5 9 (10.59%) Security Engineer
6 8 (9.41%) .NET Developer
6 8 (9.41%) Developer
6 8 (9.41%) Project Manager
6 8 (9.41%) Security Project Manager
7 7 (8.24%) Information Security Consultant
7 7 (8.24%) Security Advisor
8 5 (5.88%) Cybersecurity Manager
8 5 (5.88%) Network Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Service Manager
9 4 (4.71%) Architect
9 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) ITIL Manager
9 4 (4.71%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.29%) Web Services
2 9 (10.59%) .NET
3 8 (9.41%) .NET Framework
3 8 (9.41%) Ajax
3 8 (9.41%) ASP.NET
3 8 (9.41%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (9.41%) Entity Framework
3 8 (9.41%) jQuery
4 6 (7.06%) Breeze.js
4 6 (7.06%) Durandal
4 6 (7.06%) KnockoutJS
4 6 (7.06%) React
4 6 (7.06%) SAML
4 6 (7.06%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 4 (4.71%) OAuth2
5 4 (4.71%) OpenID
6 1 (1.18%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.18%) Middleware
6 1 (1.18%) REST
6 1 (1.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.82%) Management Information System
2 11 (12.94%) Cryptography
3 9 (10.59%) CESG
4 8 (9.41%) Client/Server
5 7 (8.24%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (7.06%) N-Tier
7 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (5.88%) Mainframe
8 4 (4.71%) AS400
8 4 (4.71%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (3.53%) PKI
10 2 (2.35%) CMDB
10 2 (2.35%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (2.35%) Data Centre
10 2 (2.35%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (1.18%) Algorithms
11 1 (1.18%) Cyber Attack
11 1 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (1.18%) Private Cloud
11 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (28.24%) Windows
2 12 (14.12%) Linux
3 9 (10.59%) Unix
4 6 (7.06%) Windows Server
4 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (7.06%) Windows Vista
5 4 (4.71%) CentOS
5 4 (4.71%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.35%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.24%) Information Security
2 22 (25.88%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (25.88%) Vulnerability Management
3 19 (22.35%) OWASP
4 18 (21.18%) Risk Management
5 15 (17.65%) Project Management
6 14 (16.47%) Ethical Hacking
6 14 (16.47%) ITIL
7 12 (14.12%) Risk Assessment
8 11 (12.94%) Security Operations
9 10 (11.76%) Data Protection
10 8 (9.41%) ISMS
10 8 (9.41%) SDLC
10 8 (9.41%) Security Testing
10 8 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (9.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 8 (9.41%) Web Development
11 7 (8.24%) Configuration Management
11 7 (8.24%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 7 (8.24%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.94%) Python
2 10 (11.76%) C
2 10 (11.76%) C#
3 8 (9.41%) JavaScript
3 8 (9.41%) PowerShell
3 8 (9.41%) TypeScript
4 6 (7.06%) C++
4 6 (7.06%) Java
4 6 (7.06%) Perl
4 6 (7.06%) SQL
4 6 (7.06%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.35%) PHP
6 1 (1.18%) Ruby
6 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (28.24%) CISSP
1 24 (28.24%) Security Cleared
2 21 (24.71%) SC Cleared
3 18 (21.18%) CEH
4 11 (12.94%) CESG Certified Professional
5 8 (9.41%) CISM
6 7 (8.24%) APMP
6 7 (8.24%) CISA
7 5 (5.88%) CompTIA Security+
7 5 (5.88%) Security+ Certification
8 4 (4.71%) GIAC
9 3 (3.53%) SANS
10 2 (2.35%) AWS Certification
10 2 (2.35%) CLAS
10 2 (2.35%) CREST Certified
10 2 (2.35%) CRISC
10 2 (2.35%) Degree
10 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.35%) OSCP
10 2 (2.35%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (12.94%) PCI DSS
2 11 (12.94%) RMADS
3 7 (8.24%) COBIT
4 4 (4.71%) ISO27002
5 2 (2.35%) JSP 440
6 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.06%) Sendmail
3 4 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) Nessus
2 4 (4.71%) Puppet
3 2 (2.35%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.35%) Nmap
3 2 (2.35%) OpenVAS
4 1 (1.18%) Cacti
4 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.18%) Nagios
4 1 (1.18%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 20 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.59%) IBM
2 9 (10.59%) Oracle
3 8 (9.41%) CheckPoint
3 8 (9.41%) Cisco
4 6 (7.06%) Citrix
5 5 (5.88%) HP
5 5 (5.88%) VMware
6 4 (4.71%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.53%) ArcSight
7 3 (3.53%) LogRhythm
7 3 (3.53%) NetIQ
7 3 (3.53%) Novell
7 3 (3.53%) Q1 Labs
7 3 (3.53%) Splunk
7 3 (3.53%) Symantec
7 3 (3.53%) Tripwire
8 2 (2.35%) Aruba
8 2 (2.35%) Sourcefire
8 2 (2.35%) Veracode
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