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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 217 225 221
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 25 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.27% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 10
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£363 £385 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.84% +57.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £342 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £515 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £393 £295
% change year-on-year
+14.64% +33.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £48.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +21.87%
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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
6747 6285 6950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.46% 71.94% 70.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3779 3429 3314
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 245 328
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 7 £385 - 4
Berkshire -1 6 £438 -2.77%
West Sussex - 5 £320 -
Hampshire -10 4 - - 4
Buckinghamshire -4 2 - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
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Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 28 (57.14%) Information Security
2 26 (53.06%) CISSP
3 20 (40.82%) Firewall
3 20 (40.82%) Vulnerability Management
4 17 (34.69%) Windows
5 16 (32.65%) Linux
6 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
7 14 (28.57%) TCP/IP
8 13 (26.53%) SAN
8 13 (26.53%) Security Management
8 13 (26.53%) Management Information System
9 12 (24.49%) MS Visio
9 12 (24.49%) CEH
9 12 (24.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
10 11 (22.45%) IIS
10 11 (22.45%) ITIL
10 11 (22.45%) CISM
10 11 (22.45%) Incident Management
10 11 (22.45%) Qualys
11 10 (20.41%) SQL
11 10 (20.41%) MS Office
11 10 (20.41%) MCP
11 10 (20.41%) MCSE
11 10 (20.41%) CCNA
11 10 (20.41%) Active Directory
11 10 (20.41%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (20.41%) McAfee
11 10 (20.41%) Wireless

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 11 (22.45%) IIS
2 4 (8.16%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (24.49%) MS Visio
2 10 (20.41%) MS Office
3 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
4 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 20 (40.82%) Firewall
2 14 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 13 (26.53%) SAN
4 10 (20.41%) Wireless
5 4 (8.16%) SSH
5 4 (8.16%) VPN
5 4 (8.16%) SSL
5 4 (8.16%) ATM
6 3 (6.12%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (2.04%) Wireshark
7 1 (2.04%) Network Security
7 1 (2.04%) tcpdump
7 1 (2.04%) Internet
7 1 (2.04%) LAN
7 1 (2.04%) WAN
7 1 (2.04%) SMTP
7 1 (2.04%) DHCP
7 1 (2.04%) FTP
7 1 (2.04%) HTTP
7 1 (2.04%) LDAP
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.12%) Military
2 3 (6.12%) Retail
3 2 (4.08%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Electronics
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (55.10%) Analyst
2 26 (53.06%) Security Analyst
3 12 (24.49%) IT Security Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Consultant
5 3 (6.12%) Service Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Data Centre Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Data Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) CLAS Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Designer
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Security Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Security Specialist
6 2 (4.08%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Junior
6 2 (4.08%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Security Designer
6 2 (4.08%) Security Operations Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Security Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) .NET
1 4 (8.16%) Middleware
2 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.20%) PKI
3 4 (8.16%) CMDB
4 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.12%) CESG
4 3 (6.12%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (2.04%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.04%) DTV
5 1 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.04%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.69%) Windows
2 16 (32.65%) Linux
3 4 (8.16%) UNIX
4 1 (2.04%) Solaris
4 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (57.14%) Information Security
2 20 (40.82%) Vulnerability Management
3 13 (26.53%) Security Management
4 11 (22.45%) ITIL
4 11 (22.45%) Incident Management
5 7 (14.29%) Data Security
6 6 (12.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (12.24%) Risk Management
6 6 (12.24%) SIEM
7 5 (10.20%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (10.20%) Data Protection
8 4 (8.16%) Security Testing
8 4 (8.16%) Identity Management
9 3 (6.12%) Business Continuity
9 3 (6.12%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2
9 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce
9 3 (6.12%) Project Management
9 3 (6.12%) Service Management
9 3 (6.12%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) SQL
2 4 (8.16%) C++
2 4 (8.16%) Java
3 2 (4.08%) VB
3 2 (4.08%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (53.06%) CISSP
2 12 (24.49%) CEH
2 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
3 11 (22.45%) CISM
4 10 (20.41%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (20.41%) MCP
4 10 (20.41%) MCSE
4 10 (20.41%) CCNA
5 8 (16.33%) Degree
5 8 (16.33%) DV Cleared
6 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
7 4 (8.16%) CISA
8 3 (6.12%) MBA
8 3 (6.12%) GIAC
8 3 (6.12%) CRISC
9 2 (4.08%) CGEIT
9 2 (4.08%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (14.29%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (20.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (20.41%) Nessus
1 10 (20.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.45%) Qualys
3 10 (20.41%) McAfee
4 4 (8.16%) Nokia
4 4 (8.16%) Cisco
5 2 (4.08%) HP
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle
6 1 (2.04%) SAP
6 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.04%) Tripwire
6 1 (2.04%) Sourcefire
6 1 (2.04%) F5
6 1 (2.04%) Splunk
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