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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 198 216 225
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +9
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 56 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.60% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.37% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 12 12
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£425 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £238 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £638 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £28.99 -
% change year-on-year
+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
7059 6436 5756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.65% 71.88% 70.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3994 3588 3039
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 263 240
Average hourly rate £27.25 £27.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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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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 +15 16 £450 +5.88% 4
Hampshire +2 13 £393 -25.23% 5
Buckinghamshire +12 11 £400 - 6
Berkshire 0 8 £425 -34.61% 15
East Sussex - 4 - -
Oxfordshire -19 3 £335 -16.25% 3
Kent - 1 £525 - 1
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Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 38 (42.22%) CISSP
2 33 (36.67%) Information Security
3 32 (35.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (30.00%) Windows
5 26 (28.89%) Linux
5 26 (28.89%) PCI DSS
5 26 (28.89%) Vulnerability Management
6 22 (24.44%) Firewall
6 22 (24.44%) Security Testing
7 21 (23.33%) Security Cleared
8 20 (22.22%) CISM
8 20 (22.22%) ITIL
9 18 (20.00%) Risk Management
10 17 (18.89%) SC Cleared
11 16 (17.78%) Security Management
11 16 (17.78%) Management Information System
12 14 (15.56%) SQL
12 14 (15.56%) Microsoft
12 14 (15.56%) PKI
12 14 (15.56%) Cyber Security
13 13 (14.44%) OWASP
14 12 (13.33%) TCP/IP
15 11 (12.22%) XML
15 11 (12.22%) UNIX
15 11 (12.22%) Finance
15 11 (12.22%) Cryptography
15 11 (12.22%) Change Control
15 11 (12.22%) CRISC
16 10 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (11.11%) Incident Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 10 (11.11%) IIS
2 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.22%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.11%) Apache
4 1 (1.11%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.11%) CMS
4 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.11%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.11%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) MS Office
2 4 (4.44%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.22%) PaaS
2 2 (2.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (24.44%) Firewall
2 12 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 8 (8.89%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (6.67%) Network Security
5 5 (5.56%) Wireless
6 4 (4.44%) Wireshark
6 4 (4.44%) tcpdump
6 4 (4.44%) SAN
6 4 (4.44%) SSL
6 4 (4.44%) VPN
6 4 (4.44%) DNS
6 4 (4.44%) LAN
6 4 (4.44%) WAN
7 3 (3.33%) SMTP
7 3 (3.33%) FTP
7 3 (3.33%) HTTP
7 3 (3.33%) LDAP
7 3 (3.33%) IPsec
7 3 (3.33%) Internet
8 1 (1.11%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.67%) InterSystems Cache
1 6 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 6 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 6 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.33%) MySQL
3 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 8 (8.89%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.22%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.22%) Cucumber
2 2 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.11%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.11%) Selenium
3 1 (1.11%) Subversion
3 1 (1.11%) NUnit
3 1 (1.11%) JIRA
General
1 11 (12.22%) Finance
2 6 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.44%) Legal
4 3 (3.33%) Retail
5 2 (2.22%) Military
5 2 (2.22%) Games
6 1 (1.11%) Advertising
6 1 (1.11%) Automotive
6 1 (1.11%) Electronics
6 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (32.22%) Consultant
1 29 (32.22%) Security Consultant
2 24 (26.67%) Analyst
3 13 (14.44%) Security Analyst
4 9 (10.00%) Developer
4 9 (10.00%) Architect
4 9 (10.00%) Security Architect
5 8 (8.89%) Test Analyst
6 7 (7.78%) IT Security Analyst
7 6 (6.67%) Security Manager
7 6 (6.67%) Security Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.44%) IT Security Consultant
8 4 (4.44%) IT Consultant
9 3 (3.33%) Cyber Security Manager
9 3 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.33%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.33%) Wintel Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Senior Security Analyst
9 3 (3.33%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.22%) XML
2 8 (8.89%) XML Messaging
3 7 (7.78%) ASP.NET
3 7 (7.78%) .NET
4 6 (6.67%) Ajax
4 6 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 6 (6.67%) jQuery
4 6 (6.67%) Web Services
5 5 (5.56%) Windows Identity Foundation
6 3 (3.33%) XML-RPC
7 2 (2.22%) LAMP
7 2 (2.22%) HTML
8 1 (1.11%) Breeze.js
8 1 (1.11%) Durandal
8 1 (1.11%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (1.11%) Sass
8 1 (1.11%) CSS
8 1 (1.11%) CSS3
8 1 (1.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.78%) Management Information System
2 14 (15.56%) PKI
3 11 (12.22%) Cryptography
4 10 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (8.89%) Smart Meter
6 6 (6.67%) N-Tier
7 4 (4.44%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (4.44%) Mainframe
7 4 (4.44%) AS400
8 3 (3.33%) CESG
8 3 (3.33%) Statistics
9 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
10 1 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (1.11%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 27 (30.00%) Windows
2 26 (28.89%) Linux
3 11 (12.22%) UNIX
4 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.33%) Solaris
7 2 (2.22%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.11%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (36.67%) Information Security
2 26 (28.89%) Vulnerability Management
3 22 (24.44%) Security Testing
4 20 (22.22%) ITIL
5 18 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 16 (17.78%) Security Management
7 14 (15.56%) Cyber Security
8 13 (14.44%) OWASP
9 11 (12.22%) Change Control
10 10 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (11.11%) Incident Management
10 10 (11.11%) Data Protection
10 10 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (8.89%) Content Management
11 8 (8.89%) Performance Testing
12 7 (7.78%) Information Security Management
12 7 (7.78%) SIEM
13 6 (6.67%) Web Development
13 6 (6.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.56%) SQL
2 9 (10.00%) C#
2 9 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 7 (7.78%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.67%) T-SQL
4 6 (6.67%) VB
5 5 (5.56%) C
6 4 (4.44%) Python
7 3 (3.33%) PHP
7 3 (3.33%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.22%) C++
8 2 (2.22%) Java
9 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.11%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.11%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.11%) XPath
Qualifications
1 38 (42.22%) CISSP
2 21 (23.33%) Security Cleared
3 20 (22.22%) CISM
4 17 (18.89%) SC Cleared
5 11 (12.22%) CRISC
6 9 (10.00%) ISEB
7 8 (8.89%) GIAC
8 7 (7.78%) CISA
8 7 (7.78%) DV Cleared
9 5 (5.56%) MCSE
9 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (5.56%) Degree
10 4 (4.44%) CEH
10 4 (4.44%) CCNA
10 4 (4.44%) MCP
10 4 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.11%) GSEC
11 1 (1.11%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (35.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (28.89%) PCI DSS
3 5 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.44%) Snort
2 4 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.11%) Firmware
3 1 (1.11%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.11%) Varnish
3 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (10.00%) Nessus
2 5 (5.56%) SCCM
3 2 (2.22%) Nmap
4 1 (1.11%) Icinga
4 1 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.11%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.11%) Nagios
4 1 (1.11%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (1.11%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.00%) VMware
3 7 (7.78%) Oracle
4 5 (5.56%) McAfee
5 4 (4.44%) Qualys
5 4 (4.44%) HP
5 4 (4.44%) Cisco
5 4 (4.44%) IBM
6 3 (3.33%) Sourcefire
7 2 (2.22%) Splunk
7 2 (2.22%) Remedy
8 1 (1.11%) Citrix
8 1 (1.11%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.11%) Serena
8 1 (1.11%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.11%) Coverity
8 1 (1.11%) Fortinet
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