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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
England / South East
Rank 220 229 231
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +2
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 23 33 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.38% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.47% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 24 13
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £208 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £504 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £396
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +7.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £60.87 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.22% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.87 £46.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+31.61% +105.55%

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
6241 7043 7728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.98% 81.22% 79.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3704 4359 4223
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 271 258
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £60.62 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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
Buckinghamshire -3 8 £450 -10.89% 1
Berkshire +16 5 £433 -18.58% 3
Hampshire -4 4 £513 +46.42% 2
West Sussex - 1 - -
Thames Valley - 1 £570 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 30 (37.50%) Firewall
2 28 (35.00%) CISSP
3 26 (32.50%) Risk Management
4 25 (31.25%) Vulnerability Management
5 23 (28.75%) SIEM
6 22 (27.50%) Security Cleared
7 19 (23.75%) Information Security
8 18 (22.50%) VMware
9 17 (21.25%) Security Management
9 17 (21.25%) User Stories
9 17 (21.25%) Cybersecurity
10 16 (20.00%) Security Testing
10 16 (20.00%) Finance
10 16 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (20.00%) Windows
11 15 (18.75%) Management Information System
11 15 (18.75%) Service Management
11 15 (18.75%) Security Hardening
11 15 (18.75%) Data Loss Prevention
12 14 (17.50%) Linux
12 14 (17.50%) CEH
12 14 (17.50%) IaaS
13 13 (16.25%) OWASP
13 13 (16.25%) SC Cleared
13 13 (16.25%) Unix
13 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
13 13 (16.25%) Event Correlation
14 12 (15.00%) Java
14 12 (15.00%) Scrum
14 12 (15.00%) 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 4 (5.00%) JBoss
1 4 (5.00%) WebLogic
1 4 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (11.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.00%) MS Office
2 4 (5.00%) MS Project
2 4 (5.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.50%) IaaS
2 4 (5.00%) PaaS
3 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (37.50%) Firewall
2 9 (11.25%) FTP
2 9 (11.25%) VPN
3 8 (10.00%) SMTP
3 8 (10.00%) SSL
4 7 (8.75%) DNS
5 6 (7.50%) Network Security
6 5 (6.25%) Wireless
7 2 (2.50%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (2.50%) Internet
7 2 (2.50%) IPsec
7 2 (2.50%) SSH
7 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.25%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (1.25%) DHCP
8 1 (1.25%) HTTP
8 1 (1.25%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.25%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.25%) MPLS
8 1 (1.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.75%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.25%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.50%) Metasploit
3 4 (5.00%) Burp Suite
3 4 (5.00%) JIRA
3 4 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (3.75%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.75%) JMeter
4 3 (3.75%) Selenium
5 1 (1.25%) AppScan
5 1 (1.25%) GDB
5 1 (1.25%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.25%) WinDbg
General
1 16 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Retail
3 4 (5.00%) Legal
4 3 (3.75%) Back Office
4 3 (3.75%) Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (21.25%) Consultant
2 16 (20.00%) Tester
3 14 (17.50%) Penetration Tester
4 11 (13.75%) Security Consultant
5 8 (10.00%) Architect
6 6 (7.50%) Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Security Architect
6 6 (7.50%) Security Tester
7 5 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Security Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Security Penetration Tester
8 4 (5.00%) DV Cleared Technical Consultant
8 4 (5.00%) Security Technical Consultant
8 4 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (5.00%) Technical Security Consultant
8 4 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Security Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) OAuth
1 3 (3.75%) Spring
2 2 (2.50%) J2EE
3 1 (1.25%) .NET
3 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.25%) HTML
3 1 (1.25%) jQuery
3 1 (1.25%) Middleware
3 1 (1.25%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.75%) CMDB
3 5 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.25%) PKI
4 4 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.00%) Smart Meter
5 3 (3.75%) CESG
6 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.50%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.00%) Windows
2 14 (17.50%) Linux
3 13 (16.25%) Unix
4 6 (7.50%) CentOS
4 6 (7.50%) Ubuntu
5 4 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (5.00%) SUSE
6 2 (2.50%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.25%) Kali Linux
7 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.25%) Solaris
7 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.50%) Risk Management
2 25 (31.25%) Vulnerability Management
3 23 (28.75%) SIEM
4 19 (23.75%) Information Security
5 17 (21.25%) Cybersecurity
5 17 (21.25%) Security Management
5 17 (21.25%) User Stories
6 16 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (20.00%) Security Testing
7 15 (18.75%) Data Loss Prevention
7 15 (18.75%) Security Hardening
7 15 (18.75%) Service Management
8 13 (16.25%) Event Correlation
8 13 (16.25%) OWASP
9 12 (15.00%) Scrum
10 11 (13.75%) Ethical Hacking
11 9 (11.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 8 (10.00%) ITIL
12 8 (10.00%) Patch Management
13 7 (8.75%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.00%) Java
2 9 (11.25%) Python
3 7 (8.75%) Perl
3 7 (8.75%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.25%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.00%) C
6 3 (3.75%) C++
7 2 (2.50%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.25%) C#
8 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.25%) PHP
8 1 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (35.00%) CISSP
2 22 (27.50%) Security Cleared
3 14 (17.50%) CEH
4 13 (16.25%) SC Cleared
5 10 (12.50%) CREST Certified
6 9 (11.25%) SANS
7 7 (8.75%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (7.50%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (7.50%) DV Cleared
8 6 (7.50%) OSCP
9 5 (6.25%) CISM
9 5 (6.25%) CLAS
9 5 (6.25%) Degree
9 5 (6.25%) GIAC
10 4 (5.00%) CCIE
10 4 (5.00%) RHCE
10 4 (5.00%) RHCSA
11 3 (3.75%) AWS Certification
11 3 (3.75%) CISA
11 3 (3.75%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.00%) PCI DSS
2 9 (11.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (6.25%) RMADS
4 3 (3.75%) WAI
4 3 (3.75%) WCAG
5 2 (2.50%) HIPAA
5 2 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.25%) ISO27005
6 1 (1.25%) JSP 440
6 1 (1.25%) QA
6 1 (1.25%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 10 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.50%) Sendmail
4 1 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (12.50%) Puppet
2 6 (7.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (5.00%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (5.00%) Cobbler
3 4 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.25%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (1.25%) Core Impact
4 1 (1.25%) HP Fortify
4 1 (1.25%) Nessus
4 1 (1.25%) Nexpose
4 1 (1.25%) Nmap
4 1 (1.25%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 18 (22.50%) VMware
2 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
3 10 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 10 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 8 (10.00%) ArcSight
5 7 (8.75%) BMC
5 7 (8.75%) CA
5 7 (8.75%) HP
5 7 (8.75%) Intel Security
5 7 (8.75%) SolarWinds
5 7 (8.75%) Splunk
5 7 (8.75%) Symantec
6 4 (5.00%) Cisco
7 3 (3.75%) Blue Coat
7 3 (3.75%) Juniper
7 3 (3.75%) Sourcefire
8 2 (2.50%) Aruba
8 2 (2.50%) Citrix
8 2 (2.50%) Oracle
9 1 (1.25%) IBM
Staines, Middlesex
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