The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 227 217 233
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +16
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 23 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.24% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.34% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 6
Average daily rate £525 £384 £409
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.80% -6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £340 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £490 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £384 £321
% change year-on-year
+17.26% +19.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.25
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6857 5921 6979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 70.79% 70.75% 65.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3812 3079 3326
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 256 361
Average hourly rate £27.00 £29.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.24% +8.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Penetration Testing
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Surrey - 7 £530 - 2
Hampshire +4 6 £525 +42.37% 2
Buckinghamshire -19 6 £300 -23.56%
Berkshire -6 3 £650 +73.33% 1
West Sussex - 1 £325 -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 19 (43.18%) Information Security
1 19 (43.18%) Security Cleared
2 15 (34.09%) Windows
3 13 (29.55%) SC Cleared
4 12 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 12 (27.27%) CISSP
4 12 (27.27%) Firewall
5 10 (22.73%) CISM
6 9 (20.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (18.18%) CESG
7 8 (18.18%) Finance
7 8 (18.18%) SAN
7 8 (18.18%) HP
7 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (18.18%) Linux
7 8 (18.18%) UNIX
7 8 (18.18%) DV Cleared
7 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (15.91%) VMware
8 7 (15.91%) PKI
9 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (13.64%) Degree
9 6 (13.64%) Cryptography
9 6 (13.64%) Security Management
9 6 (13.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (13.64%) Internet
9 6 (13.64%) Citrix
9 6 (13.64%) MS Exchange
9 6 (13.64%) SMTP

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2003
1 6 (13.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 6 (13.64%) MS Exchange
1 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.27%) Firewall
2 8 (18.18%) SAN
3 6 (13.64%) Internet
3 6 (13.64%) SMTP
3 6 (13.64%) NAS
4 5 (11.36%) iSCSI
4 5 (11.36%) ICMP
5 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.82%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (4.55%) SSH
6 2 (4.55%) IP Telephony
6 2 (4.55%) SSL
6 2 (4.55%) ATM
6 2 (4.55%) VPN
7 1 (2.27%) FWSM
7 1 (2.27%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.27%) IntruShield
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) MySQL
2 2 (4.55%) InterSystems Cache
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) NUnit
1 2 (4.55%) Selenium
2 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.27%) Hudson
2 1 (2.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (2.27%) AppScan
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.09%) Military
3 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) Analyst
2 11 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) Developer
3 7 (15.91%) Consultant
4 5 (11.36%) Security Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Support Specialist
5 4 (9.09%) Blackberry Support
5 4 (9.09%) Tester
6 3 (6.82%) Security Tester
6 3 (6.82%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Perl Developer
6 3 (6.82%) IT Security Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Penetration Tester
6 3 (6.82%) Perl Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.55%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Security Specialist
7 2 (4.55%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) .NET
1 5 (11.36%) XML
2 3 (6.82%) REST
2 3 (6.82%) CSS
2 3 (6.82%) SOAP
2 3 (6.82%) HTML
2 3 (6.82%) CGI
3 2 (4.55%) XML-RPC
3 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.55%) Ajax
3 2 (4.55%) Middleware
3 2 (4.55%) Web Services
3 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.55%) jQuery
3 2 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (4.55%) Breeze.js
3 2 (4.55%) Durandal
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 1 (2.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (2.27%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) CESG
2 7 (15.91%) PKI
3 6 (13.64%) Cryptography
4 5 (11.36%) Blackberry
5 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
6 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
7 2 (4.55%) IVR
7 2 (4.55%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (4.55%) N-Tier
7 2 (4.55%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.09%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (18.18%) Linux
2 8 (18.18%) UNIX
2 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) Information Security
2 6 (13.64%) Security Management
3 5 (11.36%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (11.36%) E-Commerce
4 4 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (9.09%) Cyber Security
5 3 (6.82%) Reverse Engineering
5 3 (6.82%) OWASP
5 3 (6.82%) SOA
5 3 (6.82%) Project Management
5 3 (6.82%) Workflow
6 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.55%) Identity Management
6 2 (4.55%) Data Security
6 2 (4.55%) Risk Management
6 2 (4.55%) Service Management
6 2 (4.55%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.55%) Business Continuity
6 2 (4.55%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) Java
2 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.82%) Perl
3 3 (6.82%) C#
3 3 (6.82%) C++
4 2 (4.55%) SQL
4 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.55%) C
5 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (43.18%) Security Cleared
2 13 (29.55%) SC Cleared
3 12 (27.27%) CISSP
4 10 (22.73%) CISM
5 8 (18.18%) DV Cleared
6 6 (13.64%) Degree
7 2 (4.55%) CISA
7 2 (4.55%) MBA
7 2 (4.55%) GIAC
7 2 (4.55%) GCIH
7 2 (4.55%) CGEIT
8 1 (2.27%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (11.36%) QA
2 5 (11.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.27%) VirtualBox
2 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Cisco IPCC
1 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.18%) HP
3 7 (15.91%) VMware
4 6 (13.64%) Citrix
5 5 (11.36%) Lumension
5 5 (11.36%) Sun
5 5 (11.36%) StorageTek
6 3 (6.82%) JBoss
6 3 (6.82%) Oracle
6 3 (6.82%) Cisco
7 2 (4.55%) BT
7 2 (4.55%) Serena
7 2 (4.55%) Genesys
7 2 (4.55%) Empirix
7 2 (4.55%) Nokia
7 2 (4.55%) Siemens
7 2 (4.55%) Verint
8 1 (2.27%) Splunk
8 1 (2.27%) ArcSight
8 1 (2.27%) McAfee