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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 139 110 123
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +13
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 8 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% 0.14% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.20% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £368 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £468 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -
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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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2421 1538 1825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.39% 69.69% 67.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1652 1010 1077
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 105 127
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.55% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.50 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 November 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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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
Wiltshire - 4 £475 - 1
Dorset - 3 £375 -
Gloucestershire -14 1 - - 4
Somerset - - - -
Bristol - - - - 3
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Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 9 (42.86%) Windows
1 9 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 8 (38.10%) Risk Assessment
2 8 (38.10%) Information Security
3 7 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 7 (33.33%) JSP
3 7 (33.33%) JSP 440
3 7 (33.33%) RMADS
3 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 6 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 5 (23.81%) HP
5 5 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
6 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
6 4 (19.05%) Verint
6 4 (19.05%) DV Cleared
6 4 (19.05%) Matrix Management
6 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
6 4 (19.05%) MS Visio
6 4 (19.05%) CISSP
6 4 (19.05%) Genesys
6 4 (19.05%) Empirix
6 4 (19.05%) Siemens
6 4 (19.05%) System Testing
6 4 (19.05%) WFM
6 4 (19.05%) IP Telephony

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (9.52%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Visio
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) IP Telephony
2 1 (4.76%) Network Security
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Military
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Coordinator
1 7 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Tester
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Team Leader
3 2 (9.52%) Penetration Tester
3 2 (9.52%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Security Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Security Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) JSP
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 7 (33.33%) RMADS
3 4 (19.05%) IVR
4 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
5 1 (4.76%) SCADA
5 1 (4.76%) PKI
5 1 (4.76%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (9.52%) Linux
4 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Risk Assessment
1 8 (38.10%) Information Security
2 7 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 6 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
4 4 (19.05%) Matrix Management
4 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
4 4 (19.05%) System Testing
4 4 (19.05%) WFM
5 3 (14.29%) Business Continuity
6 2 (9.52%) People Management
6 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Ethical Hacking
7 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
7 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.76%) Data Security
7 1 (4.76%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Ruby
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
1 1 (4.76%) Python
1 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) DV Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) CISSP
4 3 (14.29%) CEH
4 3 (14.29%) ISEB
5 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
5 2 (9.52%) Degree
6 1 (4.76%) CISA
6 1 (4.76%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) JSP 440
2 3 (14.29%) PCI DSS
3 2 (9.52%) QA
4 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (4.76%) ISO 14001
4 1 (4.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (4.76%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) HP
2 4 (19.05%) Verint
2 4 (19.05%) Genesys
2 4 (19.05%) Empirix
2 4 (19.05%) Siemens
3 3 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (9.52%) Dell
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix
5 1 (4.76%) Juniper
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