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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 97 74 87
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +13
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 1 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.083% 1.12% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 1.38% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Average daily rate £425 £375 £530
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -29.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £429
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year
-2.63% -
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
968 1162 996
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 80.33% 81.37% 76.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 647 541
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 16 36
Average hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +102.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £55.00 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Guildford +6 1 £425 -2.85% 3
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 11 (47.83%) CEH
2 10 (43.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 10 (43.48%) CREST Certified
3 9 (39.13%) Vulnerability Management
3 9 (39.13%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (34.78%) OWASP
5 6 (26.09%) PCI DSS
5 6 (26.09%) Information Security
6 5 (21.74%) Finance
6 5 (21.74%) CISSP
7 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
7 4 (17.39%) CISM
7 4 (17.39%) Windows
7 4 (17.39%) Linux
7 4 (17.39%) Python
7 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
7 4 (17.39%) Perl
7 4 (17.39%) SMTP
7 4 (17.39%) FTP
7 4 (17.39%) VPN
7 4 (17.39%) DNS
7 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
7 4 (17.39%) Ethical Hacking
7 4 (17.39%) Ubuntu
7 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (17.39%) Metasploit
7 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
7 4 (17.39%) CentOS
7 4 (17.39%) Puppet

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) DNS
1 4 (17.39%) FTP
1 4 (17.39%) SMTP
1 4 (17.39%) VPN
2 2 (8.70%) Wireless
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) Network Security
3 1 (4.35%) TACACS
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) VoIP
3 1 (4.35%) WAN
3 1 (4.35%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Penetration Tester
1 10 (43.48%) Tester
2 8 (34.78%) Lead Tester
3 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Security Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Security Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Security Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Security Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Information Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (4.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) CentOS
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
1 4 (17.39%) Ubuntu
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 9 (39.13%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (39.13%) Vulnerability Management
3 8 (34.78%) OWASP
4 6 (26.09%) Information Security
5 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
5 4 (17.39%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (17.39%) SDLC
6 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
7 2 (8.70%) Email Filtering
7 2 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (8.70%) Security Management
7 2 (8.70%) Server Hardening
7 2 (8.70%) Web Filtering
8 1 (4.35%) Change Management
8 1 (4.35%) Identity Access Management
8 1 (4.35%) Information Architecture
8 1 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (4.35%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Perl
1 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
1 4 (17.39%) Python
2 2 (8.70%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) CEH
2 10 (43.48%) CREST Certified
3 5 (21.74%) CISSP
4 4 (17.39%) CISM
5 3 (13.04%) AWS Certification
5 3 (13.04%) RHCT
5 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
6 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
6 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) PCI DSS
2 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
1 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) Aruba
3 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
3 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.35%) Juniper
3 1 (4.35%) Sourcefire