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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 127 146 135
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -11
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 12 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.43% 0.18% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.24% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 10
Median daily rate £469 £775 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.51% +63.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £447 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £775 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £60.00
Penetration Testing
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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
2199 2537 2578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.51% 76.48% 76.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1466 1679 1714
Median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 142 86
Median hourly rate £38.00 £39.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.18% +20.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £27.50 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.50 £40.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 - 6 £345 - 9
Wiltshire +4 4 £500 +36.98% 2
Bristol - 1 £488 - 4
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Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 (47.06%) Ethical Hacking
2 7 (41.18%) CEH
3 6 (35.29%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (29.41%) CREST Certified
4 5 (29.41%) Unix
4 5 (29.41%) C++
4 5 (29.41%) Java
4 5 (29.41%) Finance
4 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
5 4 (23.53%) DV Cleared
5 4 (23.53%) Reverse Engineering
5 4 (23.53%) Information Security
5 4 (23.53%) Firewall
5 4 (23.53%) C
5 4 (23.53%) Sun Certification
6 3 (17.65%) CISSP
6 3 (17.65%) Linux
6 3 (17.65%) Wireless
6 3 (17.65%) GIAC
6 3 (17.65%) CISM
6 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (17.65%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (17.65%) GWAPT
6 3 (17.65%) GPEN
7 2 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (11.76%) SDLC
7 2 (11.76%) IT Audit
7 2 (11.76%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (11.76%) COBIT

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 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Firewall
2 3 (17.65%) Wireless
3 2 (11.76%) LAN
3 2 (11.76%) WAN
4 1 (5.88%) DNS
4 1 (5.88%) Network Security
4 1 (5.88%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Penetration Tester
1 6 (35.29%) Tester
2 3 (17.65%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Security Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Ethical Hacker
3 2 (11.76%) Governance Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Information Governance Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Information Security Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Information Security Risk Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Risk Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) QA Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Security Penetration Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Security Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (5.88%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Unix
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Ethical Hacking
2 6 (35.29%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (23.53%) Information Security
3 4 (23.53%) Reverse Engineering
4 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (11.76%) IT Audit
5 2 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (11.76%) OWASP
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) SDLC
5 2 (11.76%) SIEM
5 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (5.88%) Data Loss Prevention
6 1 (5.88%) Data Security
6 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
6 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.88%) Migration
6 1 (5.88%) Threat Modelling
6 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 1 (5.88%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) C++
1 5 (29.41%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) C
3 1 (5.88%) PHP
3 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) CEH
2 5 (29.41%) CREST Certified
2 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) DV Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) Sun Certification
4 3 (17.65%) CISM
4 3 (17.65%) CISSP
4 3 (17.65%) GIAC
4 3 (17.65%) GPEN
4 3 (17.65%) GWAPT
5 2 (11.76%) CISA
5 2 (11.76%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (11.76%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (5.88%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (11.76%) COBIT
3 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
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