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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 223 201 222
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +21
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 43 57 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.47% 0.61% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.78% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 36 12
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £338 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.63 £34.50 £28.99
% change year-on-year
-43.11% +19.00%
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
7339 7317 6743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.12% 78.59% 75.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4510 4157 3755
Median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 262 280
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -1 11 £486 +23.88% 1
Berkshire -2 10 £470 +10.58% 5
Buckinghamshire +11 7 £525 +31.25% 3
Surrey -16 6 £425 -5.55% 8
Kent -13 5 £475 -9.52% 4
Sussex - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £475 -
East Sussex 0 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £488 - 1
Thames Valley - 1 £520 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 22 (28.95%) Security Cleared
2 21 (27.63%) Windows
3 20 (26.32%) CISSP
3 20 (26.32%) Information Security
4 19 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 17 (22.37%) CEH
5 17 (22.37%) Risk Management
5 17 (22.37%) Microsoft
5 17 (22.37%) VPN
5 17 (22.37%) Cybersecurity
6 16 (21.05%) Finance
6 16 (21.05%) Management Information System
7 15 (19.74%) Firewall
7 15 (19.74%) OWASP
8 14 (18.42%) Ethical Hacking
8 14 (18.42%) FTP
9 13 (17.11%) Internet
9 13 (17.11%) IPsec
9 13 (17.11%) Vulnerability Management
10 12 (15.79%) Security Operations
10 12 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
10 12 (15.79%) ITIL
10 12 (15.79%) C
11 11 (14.47%) SQL Server
11 11 (14.47%) Linux
11 11 (14.47%) MS Excel
11 11 (14.47%) Cryptography
11 11 (14.47%) RMADS
11 11 (14.47%) CESG Certified Professional
12 10 (13.16%) PCI DSS

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 6 (7.89%) IIS
1 6 (7.89%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.63%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.32%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (14.47%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.37%) VPN
2 15 (19.74%) Firewall
3 14 (18.42%) FTP
4 13 (17.11%) Internet
4 13 (17.11%) IPsec
5 10 (13.16%) SMTP
6 9 (11.84%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (11.84%) WAN
7 8 (10.53%) DNS
7 8 (10.53%) LAN
8 7 (9.21%) SSH
8 7 (9.21%) Wireless
9 6 (7.89%) MPLS
9 6 (7.89%) VLAN
10 5 (6.58%) SSL
11 4 (5.26%) BGP
11 4 (5.26%) IPv4
11 4 (5.26%) IPv6
11 4 (5.26%) Network Security
11 4 (5.26%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.47%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.58%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (6.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.26%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (1.32%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Metasploit
2 4 (5.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 4 (5.26%) Jasmine
2 4 (5.26%) Selenium
2 4 (5.26%) SpecFlow
2 4 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.63%) AppScan
5 1 (1.32%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.32%) Rational DOORS
General
1 16 (21.05%) Finance
2 9 (11.84%) Military
2 9 (11.84%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.63%) Billing
4 1 (1.32%) Legal
4 1 (1.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (15.79%) Analyst
1 12 (15.79%) Consultant
2 11 (14.47%) Security Analyst
2 11 (14.47%) Security Consultant
3 8 (10.53%) Security Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) Security Advisor
5 6 (7.89%) Security Manager
6 5 (6.58%) .NET Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Architect
6 5 (6.58%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Network Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Service Manager
7 4 (5.26%) ITIL Service Manager
7 4 (5.26%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.26%) Security Project Manager
7 4 (5.26%) SIEM Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) SOC Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.16%) Web Services
2 6 (7.89%) .NET
3 5 (6.58%) .NET Framework
3 5 (6.58%) Ajax
3 5 (6.58%) ASP.NET
3 5 (6.58%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (6.58%) Entity Framework
3 5 (6.58%) jQuery
4 4 (5.26%) Breeze.js
4 4 (5.26%) Durandal
4 4 (5.26%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (5.26%) React
4 4 (5.26%) SAML
4 4 (5.26%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 3 (3.95%) OAuth2
5 3 (3.95%) OpenID
6 1 (1.32%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.32%) Middleware
6 1 (1.32%) REST
6 1 (1.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 11 (14.47%) Cryptography
3 9 (11.84%) CESG
4 8 (10.53%) Client/Server
4 8 (10.53%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (6.58%) Mainframe
6 4 (5.26%) AS400
6 4 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (5.26%) N-Tier
7 3 (3.95%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (3.95%) PKI
8 2 (2.63%) CMDB
8 2 (2.63%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.32%) Private Cloud
9 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (27.63%) Windows
2 11 (14.47%) Linux
3 9 (11.84%) Unix
4 6 (7.89%) Windows Vista
5 5 (6.58%) Windows Server
5 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.26%) CentOS
6 4 (5.26%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.32%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.32%) Information Security
2 17 (22.37%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (22.37%) Risk Management
3 15 (19.74%) OWASP
4 14 (18.42%) Ethical Hacking
5 13 (17.11%) Vulnerability Management
6 12 (15.79%) ITIL
6 12 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
6 12 (15.79%) Security Operations
7 8 (10.53%) ISMS
7 8 (10.53%) Project Management
7 8 (10.53%) Security Testing
7 8 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (10.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 7 (9.21%) Information Assurance
9 6 (7.89%) Data Protection
9 6 (7.89%) Patch Management
9 6 (7.89%) Service Delivery
9 6 (7.89%) SIEM
10 5 (6.58%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.79%) C
2 10 (13.16%) Python
3 8 (10.53%) C++
4 7 (9.21%) C#
4 7 (9.21%) PowerShell
5 6 (7.89%) Java
5 6 (7.89%) Perl
6 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.58%) TypeScript
7 4 (5.26%) SQL
7 4 (5.26%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.32%) PHP
8 1 (1.32%) Ruby
8 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (28.95%) Security Cleared
2 20 (26.32%) CISSP
3 19 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 17 (22.37%) CEH
5 11 (14.47%) CESG Certified Professional
6 4 (5.26%) CISM
6 4 (5.26%) GIAC
7 3 (3.95%) APMP
7 3 (3.95%) CISA
7 3 (3.95%) OSCP
7 3 (3.95%) SANS
8 2 (2.63%) AWS Certification
8 2 (2.63%) CLAS
8 2 (2.63%) CREST Certified
8 2 (2.63%) CRISC
8 2 (2.63%) Degree
8 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.63%) RHCT
9 1 (1.32%) CCNA
9 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.47%) RMADS
2 10 (13.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (13.16%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.26%) ISO27002
4 3 (3.95%) COBIT
5 2 (2.63%) JSP 440
6 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (13.16%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.89%) Sendmail
3 4 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) Nessus
2 4 (5.26%) Puppet
3 2 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.63%) Nmap
3 2 (2.63%) OpenVAS
4 1 (1.32%) Cacti
4 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.32%) Nagios
4 1 (1.32%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 17 (22.37%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.16%) IBM
3 8 (10.53%) CheckPoint
3 8 (10.53%) Cisco
3 8 (10.53%) Oracle
4 6 (7.89%) Citrix
4 6 (7.89%) HP
5 4 (5.26%) ArcSight
5 4 (5.26%) LogRhythm
5 4 (5.26%) NetIQ
5 4 (5.26%) Novell
5 4 (5.26%) Q1 Labs
5 4 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.26%) Splunk
5 4 (5.26%) Symantec
5 4 (5.26%) Tripwire
5 4 (5.26%) VMware
6 2 (2.63%) Blue Coat
6 2 (2.63%) Intel Security
6 2 (2.63%) Veracode
Middlesex
Capita Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 7 days ago