The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 138 141 129
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 10 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.094% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.12% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 13
Median daily rate £325 £385 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% -18.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £385 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £385 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year
- +1.13%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2373 2478 2313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 77.88% 77.32% 77.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1588 1662 1550
Median daily rate £390 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 111 103
Median hourly rate £36.25 £39.25 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.64% +15.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.63 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 West

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Penetration Testing across the South West region.

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the South West region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Penetration Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing across the South West region.

Penetration Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Gloucestershire +4 6 £283 - 8
Bristol - 3 £350 - 4
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, 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 West region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 8 (33.33%) Java
1 8 (33.33%) Firewall
1 8 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
1 8 (33.33%) CEH
1 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (29.17%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (29.17%) C++
2 7 (29.17%) Linux
3 6 (25.00%) C
3 6 (25.00%) Information Security
3 6 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 5 (20.83%) GWAPT
4 5 (20.83%) SIEM
4 5 (20.83%) CREST Certified
4 5 (20.83%) Finance
4 5 (20.83%) Unix
4 5 (20.83%) WAN
5 4 (16.67%) VPN
5 4 (16.67%) Sun Certification
5 4 (16.67%) Windows
5 4 (16.67%) GIAC
5 4 (16.67%) GPEN
5 4 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (12.50%) OWASP
6 3 (12.50%) Network Security
6 3 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (12.50%) Line Management
6 3 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
6 3 (12.50%) IT Audit

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) Firewall
2 5 (20.83%) WAN
3 4 (16.67%) VPN
4 3 (12.50%) Network Security
4 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (8.33%) LAN
6 1 (4.17%) DNS
6 1 (4.17%) Internet
6 1 (4.17%) Wireless
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Penetration Tester
1 8 (33.33%) Tester
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Security Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Governance Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Information Governance Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Information Security Risk Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Risk Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) QA Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Security Operations Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) SOC Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
1 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Cryptography
2 1 (4.17%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (4.17%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Linux
2 5 (20.83%) Unix
3 4 (16.67%) Windows
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 7 (29.17%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (25.00%) Information Security
4 5 (20.83%) SIEM
5 4 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (12.50%) IT Audit
6 3 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (12.50%) Line Management
6 3 (12.50%) OWASP
7 2 (8.33%) Project Management
7 2 (8.33%) SDLC
7 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (8.33%) Web Filtering
8 1 (4.17%) Change Management
8 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
8 1 (4.17%) ITIL
8 1 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
8 1 (4.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) Java
2 7 (29.17%) C++
3 6 (25.00%) C
4 1 (4.17%) MATLAB
4 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) CEH
1 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 5 (20.83%) CREST Certified
3 5 (20.83%) GWAPT
4 4 (16.67%) GIAC
4 4 (16.67%) GPEN
4 4 (16.67%) Sun Certification
5 3 (12.50%) CISSP
6 2 (8.33%) CISA
6 2 (8.33%) CISM
6 2 (8.33%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (8.33%) Degree
6 2 (8.33%) SANS
6 2 (8.33%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (4.17%) GCIA
7 1 (4.17%) OSCE
7 1 (4.17%) OSCP
7 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) COBIT
1 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.17%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) RMADS
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft