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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 227 218 208
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 39 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.39% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.28% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 11
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£425 £530 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.81% +35.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £320 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £470 £393
% change year-on-year
-9.57% +19.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
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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
7569 6760 5782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.27% 72.45% 71.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4223 3698 2938
Average daily rate £395 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 273 290
Average hourly rate £33.00 £26.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.52% -1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 17 £423 -20.28% 3
Hampshire 0 9 £475 - 5
Berkshire +1 4 £500 -23.07% 10
East Sussex - 4 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -10 3 £400 +33.33% 4
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
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Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 34 (46.58%) CISSP
2 27 (36.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (35.62%) Vulnerability Management
4 25 (34.25%) PCI DSS
4 25 (34.25%) Information Security
5 24 (32.88%) Linux
6 22 (30.14%) Windows
7 21 (28.77%) Firewall
7 21 (28.77%) Risk Management
8 19 (26.03%) ITIL
8 19 (26.03%) Security Testing
9 18 (24.66%) Management Information System
10 16 (21.92%) CISM
10 16 (21.92%) PKI
11 15 (20.55%) Change Control
12 13 (17.81%) TCP/IP
13 12 (16.44%) CRISC
13 12 (16.44%) Cryptography
13 12 (16.44%) Data Protection
13 12 (16.44%) Security Cleared
13 12 (16.44%) Data Protection Act
14 11 (15.07%) OWASP
14 11 (15.07%) SC Cleared
14 11 (15.07%) Network Security
14 11 (15.07%) Nessus
14 11 (15.07%) UNIX
14 11 (15.07%) Security Management
15 10 (13.70%) Incident Management
16 9 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (12.33%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 5 (6.85%) IIS
2 3 (4.11%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.37%) Apache
3 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.37%) Drupal
3 1 (1.37%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (6.85%) MS Office
1 5 (6.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.48%) IaaS
2 3 (4.11%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (28.77%) Firewall
2 13 (17.81%) TCP/IP
3 11 (15.07%) Network Security
4 8 (10.96%) Wireless
5 7 (9.59%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (8.22%) VPN
7 5 (6.85%) LAN
7 5 (6.85%) WAN
7 5 (6.85%) SSL
7 5 (6.85%) SAN
8 4 (5.48%) DNS
8 4 (5.48%) tcpdump
8 4 (5.48%) Wireshark
9 3 (4.11%) LDAP
9 3 (4.11%) IPsec
9 3 (4.11%) IP Telephony
9 3 (4.11%) Internet
9 3 (4.11%) SMTP
9 3 (4.11%) FTP
9 3 (4.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) MySQL
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (8.22%) LoadRunner
2 3 (4.11%) TeamCity
2 3 (4.11%) Cucumber
2 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.37%) JIRA
General
1 5 (6.85%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.11%) Games
4 2 (2.74%) Legal
5 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.37%) Retail
5 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.37%) Automotive
5 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.37%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (39.73%) Security Consultant
1 29 (39.73%) Consultant
2 20 (27.40%) Analyst
3 11 (15.07%) Security Analyst
4 8 (10.96%) Security Engineer
5 7 (9.59%) IT Security Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) Test Analyst
7 5 (6.85%) IT Consultant
7 5 (6.85%) IT Security Consultant
8 4 (5.48%) Network Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) IT Security Engineer
9 3 (4.11%) Wintel Engineer
9 3 (4.11%) Architect
9 3 (4.11%) Security Architect
9 3 (4.11%) Security Manager
9 3 (4.11%) Information Security Consultant
10 2 (2.74%) Senior Security Analyst
10 2 (2.74%) Senior Network Engineer
10 2 (2.74%) Security Specialist
10 2 (2.74%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.22%) XML
1 6 (8.22%) XML Messaging
2 2 (2.74%) HTML
3 1 (1.37%) .NET
3 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.37%) CSS
3 1 (1.37%) HTML5
3 1 (1.37%) CSS3
3 1 (1.37%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.66%) Management Information System
2 16 (21.92%) PKI
3 12 (16.44%) Data Protection Act
3 12 (16.44%) Cryptography
4 8 (10.96%) Smart Meter
5 4 (5.48%) CESG
6 3 (4.11%) Mainframe
6 3 (4.11%) AS400
6 3 (4.11%) Statistics
6 3 (4.11%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.37%) Open Source
8 1 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.88%) Linux
2 22 (30.14%) Windows
3 11 (15.07%) UNIX
4 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.11%) Solaris
7 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.37%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.37%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.62%) Vulnerability Management
2 25 (34.25%) Information Security
3 21 (28.77%) Risk Management
4 19 (26.03%) ITIL
4 19 (26.03%) Security Testing
5 15 (20.55%) Change Control
6 12 (16.44%) Data Protection
7 11 (15.07%) OWASP
7 11 (15.07%) Security Management
8 10 (13.70%) Incident Management
9 9 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (10.96%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (9.59%) PRINCE2
11 7 (9.59%) SIEM
12 6 (8.22%) Information Security Management
12 6 (8.22%) Information Management
12 6 (8.22%) Performance Testing
13 5 (6.85%) Network Design
13 5 (6.85%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.96%) SQL
2 7 (9.59%) Shell Script
3 5 (6.85%) C
4 4 (5.48%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.48%) Python
5 3 (4.11%) C#
6 2 (2.74%) Java
7 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.37%) PHP
7 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.37%) C++
7 1 (1.37%) VB
7 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 34 (46.58%) CISSP
2 16 (21.92%) CISM
3 12 (16.44%) Security Cleared
3 12 (16.44%) CRISC
4 11 (15.07%) SC Cleared
5 7 (9.59%) CISA
5 7 (9.59%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (8.22%) ISEB
6 6 (8.22%) MCSE
7 5 (6.85%) MCP
7 5 (6.85%) CCNA
7 5 (6.85%) CEH
8 4 (5.48%) Degree
9 3 (4.11%) DV Cleared
9 3 (4.11%) GIAC
10 2 (2.74%) CCNP
11 1 (1.37%) CCIE
11 1 (1.37%) GSEC
11 1 (1.37%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (36.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (34.25%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.48%) QA
4 1 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (9.59%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.48%) Snort
3 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.37%) Varnish
4 1 (1.37%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 11 (15.07%) Nessus
2 5 (6.85%) SCCM
3 2 (2.74%) Nmap
4 1 (1.37%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.37%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.22%) McAfee
2 6 (8.22%) VMware
3 5 (6.85%) HP
3 5 (6.85%) Qualys
4 4 (5.48%) Cisco
5 3 (4.11%) IBM
5 3 (4.11%) Sourcefire
6 2 (2.74%) F5
6 2 (2.74%) Juniper
6 2 (2.74%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.74%) Oracle
7 1 (1.37%) Remedy
7 1 (1.37%) Splunk
7 1 (1.37%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.37%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.37%) Citrix
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