The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey 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 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 80 81 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 11 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.79% 0.54% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £385 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £455 £393
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +15.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £60.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +60.00%
Penetration Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1071 990 959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 76.72% 76.10% 74.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 596 562
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £239 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £522 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 43
Average hourly rate £40.00 £31.50 £28.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +11.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.00 £18.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.30 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Staines - 4 £500 -
Epsom -3 2 - -
Leatherhead - 2 £450 -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 14 (51.85%) CISSP
1 14 (51.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 14 (51.85%) PCI DSS
2 12 (44.44%) CISM
2 12 (44.44%) Information Security
3 11 (40.74%) Risk Management
3 11 (40.74%) Vulnerability Management
4 10 (37.04%) Data Protection
4 10 (37.04%) Security Testing
4 10 (37.04%) PKI
4 10 (37.04%) Data Protection Act
5 9 (33.33%) Security Management
6 8 (29.63%) Information Security Management
6 8 (29.63%) Finance
6 8 (29.63%) Cryptography
7 7 (25.93%) SDLC
7 7 (25.93%) Linux
7 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
8 6 (22.22%) XML
8 6 (22.22%) ITIL
8 6 (22.22%) UNIX
8 6 (22.22%) Shell Script
8 6 (22.22%) XML Messaging
8 6 (22.22%) Management Information System
8 6 (22.22%) CISA
8 6 (22.22%) Performance Testing
8 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
8 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 5 (18.52%) Smart Meter
9 5 (18.52%) ISMS

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.41%) VPN
2 2 (7.41%) SSL
2 2 (7.41%) TACACS
2 2 (7.41%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.70%) VLAN
3 1 (3.70%) Network Security
3 1 (3.70%) Wireless
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
3 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) LoadRunner
2 2 (7.41%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Legal
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Consultant
1 12 (44.44%) Security Consultant
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) IT Security Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Security Manager
4 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) IT Security Officer
5 1 (3.70%) Security Officer
5 1 (3.70%) Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Security Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Penetration Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Security Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) XML
1 6 (22.22%) XML Messaging
2 2 (7.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) PKI
1 10 (37.04%) Data Protection Act
2 8 (29.63%) Cryptography
3 6 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 5 (18.52%) Smart Meter
5 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
5 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (7.41%) Mathematics
5 2 (7.41%) NHS
5 2 (7.41%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Linux
2 6 (22.22%) UNIX
3 2 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Information Security
2 11 (40.74%) Risk Management
2 11 (40.74%) Vulnerability Management
3 10 (37.04%) Security Testing
3 10 (37.04%) Data Protection
4 9 (33.33%) Security Management
5 8 (29.63%) Information Security Management
6 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
6 7 (25.93%) SDLC
7 6 (22.22%) ITIL
7 6 (22.22%) Performance Testing
8 5 (18.52%) ISMS
8 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
8 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (18.52%) Information Management
9 4 (14.81%) Project Management
9 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (11.11%) OWASP
11 2 (7.41%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) Shell Script
2 2 (7.41%) C
2 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (51.85%) CISSP
2 12 (44.44%) CISM
3 6 (22.22%) CISA
3 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 4 (14.81%) CRISC
4 4 (14.81%) ISEB
5 3 (11.11%) Degree
6 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
7 1 (3.70%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (51.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 14 (51.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Nessus
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco
1 2 (7.41%) HP
2 1 (3.70%) Apple
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft