The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 West 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 131 121 138
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +17
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 13 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.39% 0.086% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.12% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 4
Average daily rate £470 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £500 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £384 £321
% change year-on-year
+17.26% +19.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.25
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2508 1631 2548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.72% 70.12% 70.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1546 1015 1521
Average daily rate £375 £350 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -11.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 60 154
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.20 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.75 £40.00
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 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 18 April 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 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
Bristol - 3 £313 - 2
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 3
Somerset - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
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England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Information Security
2 6 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 6 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 6 (33.33%) Firewall
2 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
3 5 (27.78%) PCI DSS
3 5 (27.78%) Waterfall
3 5 (27.78%) Verint
3 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (27.78%) Linux
3 5 (27.78%) HP
3 5 (27.78%) CISSP
3 5 (27.78%) Genesys
3 5 (27.78%) Empirix
3 5 (27.78%) Siemens
3 5 (27.78%) MS Visio
3 5 (27.78%) WFM
3 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Performance Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Matrix Management
3 5 (27.78%) System Testing
3 5 (27.78%) IP Telephony
3 5 (27.78%) IVR
3 5 (27.78%) Cisco IPCC
3 5 (27.78%) VMware
4 4 (22.22%) Project Management
4 4 (22.22%) Risk Management

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) Firewall
2 5 (27.78%) IP Telephony
3 3 (16.67%) VPN
4 2 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (5.56%) DHCP
5 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (16.67%) Legal
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Security Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) IT Security Analyst
4 5 (27.78%) Test Manager
5 3 (16.67%) IT Consultant
5 3 (16.67%) Consultant
5 3 (16.67%) Security Consultant
5 3 (16.67%) IT Security Consultant
6 2 (11.11%) Penetration Tester
6 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Tester
7 1 (5.56%) Designer
7 1 (5.56%) Security Tester
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Security Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Security Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) IVR
2 3 (16.67%) Cryptography
2 3 (16.67%) Statistics
2 3 (16.67%) PKI
3 2 (11.11%) AS400
3 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
3 2 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) Device Driver
4 1 (5.56%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (27.78%) Linux
4 2 (11.11%) UNIX
5 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Information Security
1 6 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 6 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
2 5 (27.78%) Waterfall
2 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (27.78%) WFM
2 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Performance Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Matrix Management
2 5 (27.78%) System Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Project Management
3 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 4 (22.22%) Security Architecture
4 3 (16.67%) Data Governance
4 3 (16.67%) BCP
4 3 (16.67%) Security Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (11.11%) Content Management
5 2 (11.11%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) CISSP
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) CISA
3 1 (5.56%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) PCI DSS
2 3 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.56%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) UAG
2 2 (11.11%) Nmap
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco IPCC
2 2 (11.11%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Verint
1 5 (27.78%) HP
1 5 (27.78%) Genesys
1 5 (27.78%) Empirix
1 5 (27.78%) Siemens
1 5 (27.78%) VMware
2 3 (16.67%) Symantec
2 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco
3 2 (11.11%) IBM
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