The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 29 June 2015 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 42 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.27% - 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% - 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £28.99 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+55.22% -51.68%
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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 Southampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
303 265 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 83.01% 78.40% 63.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 195 124
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +84.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £32.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 4 (80.00%) Linux
1 4 (80.00%) Incident Management
1 4 (80.00%) SIEM
2 3 (60.00%) Change Control
2 3 (60.00%) tcpdump
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (60.00%) Wireshark
2 3 (60.00%) CESG
2 3 (60.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (60.00%) PKI
2 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (60.00%) IPsec
2 3 (60.00%) Computer Forensics
2 3 (60.00%) Sourcefire
2 3 (60.00%) Snort
2 3 (60.00%) LDAP
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) SMTP
2 3 (60.00%) FTP
2 3 (60.00%) HTTP
2 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) SSL
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Solaris
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) LDAP
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
1 3 (60.00%) SMTP
1 3 (60.00%) FTP
1 3 (60.00%) HTTP
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) SSL
1 3 (60.00%) Internet
1 3 (60.00%) IPsec
1 3 (60.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (60.00%) Wireshark
1 3 (60.00%) tcpdump
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (60.00%) CESG
1 3 (60.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Incident Management
1 4 (80.00%) SIEM
2 3 (60.00%) Change Control
2 3 (60.00%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (60.00%) Computer Forensics
3 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (20.00%) IT Asset Management
3 1 (20.00%) Security Patching
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Snort
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) Sourcefire
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) VMware