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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 210 220 220
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 48 47 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.54% 0.49% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.62% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 35 11
Median daily rate £475 £450 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +27.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £538 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year
- +1.13%
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
7189 7638 7042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.48% 79.94% 76.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4354 4594 3872
Median daily rate £423 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 244 254
Median hourly rate £40.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.82 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +7 13 £475 +24.18% 7
Buckinghamshire +13 10 £525 +14.13% 9
East Sussex - 8 £350 - 1
Kent +16 5 £550 +4.76% 1
Surrey -19 5 £425 -10.52% 2
Berkshire -5 4 £450 - 4
Sussex - 3 - -
Middlesex - 1 £488 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 27 (31.40%) Information Security
1 27 (31.40%) Cybersecurity
2 26 (30.23%) Vulnerability Management
2 26 (30.23%) CISSP
3 25 (29.07%) Security Cleared
4 24 (27.91%) Microsoft
5 23 (26.74%) Windows
5 23 (26.74%) OWASP
6 21 (24.42%) Risk Management
7 20 (23.26%) Project Management
7 20 (23.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 19 (22.09%) CEH
9 18 (20.93%) SC Cleared
10 17 (19.77%) SQL Server
11 16 (18.60%) FTP
11 16 (18.60%) Management Information System
11 16 (18.60%) Data Protection
12 15 (17.44%) Ethical Hacking
12 15 (17.44%) VPN
13 14 (16.28%) SMTP
13 14 (16.28%) Internet
13 14 (16.28%) Unix
13 14 (16.28%) Finance
13 14 (16.28%) IPsec
13 14 (16.28%) Cryptography
13 14 (16.28%) Security Testing
13 14 (16.28%) CESG Certified Professional
14 13 (15.12%) Wireless
14 13 (15.12%) Oracle
14 13 (15.12%) MS Excel

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 10 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.81%) IIS
2 5 (5.81%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.81%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.33%) Apache
3 2 (2.33%) Apache Pig
3 2 (2.33%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.16%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (15.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.81%) IaaS
2 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.60%) FTP
2 15 (17.44%) VPN
3 14 (16.28%) Internet
3 14 (16.28%) IPsec
3 14 (16.28%) SMTP
4 13 (15.12%) Wireless
5 12 (13.95%) Firewall
6 11 (12.79%) SSH
7 7 (8.14%) Wireless Security
8 6 (6.98%) DNS
8 6 (6.98%) LAN
9 5 (5.81%) SSL
9 5 (5.81%) WAN
10 4 (4.65%) BGP
10 4 (4.65%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (4.65%) IPv4
10 4 (4.65%) IPv6
10 4 (4.65%) MPLS
10 4 (4.65%) Multicast
10 4 (4.65%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (8.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (5.81%) InterSystems Cache
4 2 (2.33%) Big Data
4 2 (2.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.16%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 5 (5.81%) Jasmine
1 5 (5.81%) Metasploit
1 5 (5.81%) Selenium
1 5 (5.81%) SpecFlow
2 4 (4.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (3.49%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.33%) AppScan
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.16%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.16%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (16.28%) Finance
2 9 (10.47%) Military
3 6 (6.98%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.49%) Legal
5 1 (1.16%) Marketing
5 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (19.77%) Consultant
2 16 (18.60%) Security Consultant
3 14 (16.28%) Security Manager
4 12 (13.95%) Information Security Consultant
5 11 (12.79%) Project Manager
5 11 (12.79%) Security Project Manager
6 7 (8.14%) .NET Developer
6 7 (8.14%) Analyst
6 7 (8.14%) Developer
6 7 (8.14%) Security Advisor
6 7 (8.14%) Security Analyst
6 7 (8.14%) Security Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Cybersecurity Manager
8 5 (5.81%) Information Assurance Leader
9 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) IT Manager
9 4 (4.65%) IT Security Manager
9 4 (4.65%) Network Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Network Security Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.95%) Web Services
2 8 (9.30%) .NET
3 7 (8.14%) .NET Framework
3 7 (8.14%) Ajax
3 7 (8.14%) ASP.NET
3 7 (8.14%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (8.14%) Entity Framework
3 7 (8.14%) jQuery
4 5 (5.81%) Breeze.js
4 5 (5.81%) Durandal
4 5 (5.81%) KnockoutJS
4 5 (5.81%) React
4 5 (5.81%) SAML
4 5 (5.81%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 3 (3.49%) OAuth2
5 3 (3.49%) OpenID
6 1 (1.16%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.16%) Middleware
6 1 (1.16%) REST
6 1 (1.16%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.60%) Management Information System
2 14 (16.28%) Cryptography
3 12 (13.95%) CESG
4 10 (11.63%) Client/Server
5 6 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (5.81%) N-Tier
6 5 (5.81%) PKI
7 4 (4.65%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (2.33%) CMDB
8 2 (2.33%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (2.33%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.16%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.16%) Mainframe
9 1 (1.16%) Private Cloud
9 1 (1.16%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.16%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (26.74%) Windows
2 14 (16.28%) Unix
3 10 (11.63%) Windows Vista
4 8 (9.30%) Linux
5 5 (5.81%) Windows Server
5 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.65%) CentOS
6 4 (4.65%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.33%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.40%) Cybersecurity
1 27 (31.40%) Information Security
2 26 (30.23%) Vulnerability Management
3 23 (26.74%) OWASP
4 21 (24.42%) Risk Management
5 20 (23.26%) Project Management
6 16 (18.60%) Data Protection
7 15 (17.44%) Ethical Hacking
8 14 (16.28%) Security Testing
9 12 (13.95%) Information Assurance
9 12 (13.95%) Risk Assessment
10 10 (11.63%) ISMS
10 10 (11.63%) ITIL
10 10 (11.63%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 10 (11.63%) Patch Management
10 10 (11.63%) PRINCE2
10 10 (11.63%) Project Planning
10 10 (11.63%) SDLC
10 10 (11.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 9 (10.47%) Fuzz Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.47%) C#
1 9 (10.47%) Python
2 7 (8.14%) C
2 7 (8.14%) JavaScript
2 7 (8.14%) PowerShell
2 7 (8.14%) TypeScript
3 6 (6.98%) Perl
4 5 (5.81%) SQL
4 5 (5.81%) T-SQL
5 4 (4.65%) C++
5 4 (4.65%) Java
6 2 (2.33%) PHP
7 1 (1.16%) Ruby
7 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (30.23%) CISSP
2 25 (29.07%) Security Cleared
3 19 (22.09%) CEH
4 18 (20.93%) SC Cleared
5 14 (16.28%) CESG Certified Professional
6 11 (12.79%) CISM
7 10 (11.63%) APMP
8 9 (10.47%) CISA
9 7 (8.14%) CompTIA Security+
9 7 (8.14%) Security+ Certification
10 3 (3.49%) SANS
11 2 (2.33%) AWS Certification
11 2 (2.33%) CLAS
11 2 (2.33%) CRISC
11 2 (2.33%) Degree
11 2 (2.33%) GIAC
11 2 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (2.33%) RHCT
12 1 (1.16%) CCSA
12 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (23.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (12.79%) RMADS
3 9 (10.47%) COBIT
4 8 (9.30%) PCI DSS
5 2 (2.33%) ISAE 3402
5 2 (2.33%) JSP 440
5 2 (2.33%) SSAE 16
6 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 12 (13.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.63%) Sendmail
3 4 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) Nessus
2 4 (4.65%) Puppet
3 1 (1.16%) Cacti
3 1 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.16%) Nagios
3 1 (1.16%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 24 (27.91%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.12%) Oracle
3 10 (11.63%) Citrix
4 5 (5.81%) CheckPoint
4 5 (5.81%) Cisco
5 4 (4.65%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.49%) HP
6 3 (3.49%) IBM
6 3 (3.49%) VMware
7 2 (2.33%) Progress
7 2 (2.33%) Veracode
8 1 (1.16%) Aruba
8 1 (1.16%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.16%) Juniper
8 1 (1.16%) NetIQ
8 1 (1.16%) Novell
8 1 (1.16%) Remedy
8 1 (1.16%) Sourcefire
8 1 (1.16%) Symantec
8 1 (1.16%) Tripwire
Andover, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
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