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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 75 84 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 16 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.13% 0.24% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 0.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £530 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.24% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £405 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -
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
1118 931 965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 79.23% 74.24% 73.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 620 496 483
Average daily rate £400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £262 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 33 66
Average hourly rate £45.00 £21.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £11.25 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £175.00 £48.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 - 13 - - 1
Guildford - 2 £438 - 1
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 28 (84.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (63.64%) CISSP
2 21 (63.64%) Risk Management
3 18 (54.55%) Information Security
4 17 (51.52%) PCI DSS
5 13 (39.39%) CISM
5 13 (39.39%) Change Control
6 12 (36.36%) Vulnerability Management
6 12 (36.36%) ITIL
6 12 (36.36%) Security Testing
6 12 (36.36%) PKI
6 12 (36.36%) Cryptography
7 11 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
7 11 (33.33%) Data Protection
7 11 (33.33%) CRISC
8 10 (30.30%) OWASP
9 8 (24.24%) Smart Meter
9 8 (24.24%) PRINCE2
9 8 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (24.24%) Security Management
10 6 (18.18%) Management Information System
10 6 (18.18%) Information Security Management
10 6 (18.18%) Information Management
11 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (15.15%) ISMS
11 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce
12 4 (12.12%) Linux
12 4 (12.12%) Python
12 4 (12.12%) Windows
12 4 (12.12%) C

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (9.09%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (9.09%) IaaS
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (9.09%) PaaS
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) TeamCity
1 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (9.09%) Games
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) Consultant
1 18 (54.55%) Security Consultant
2 6 (18.18%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Security Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Lead Security Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Change Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Security Architect
5 1 (3.03%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Architect
5 1 (3.03%) Tester
5 1 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) HTML
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) PKI
1 12 (36.36%) Cryptography
2 11 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
3 8 (24.24%) Smart Meter
4 6 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 2 (6.06%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.03%) AIX
2 1 (3.03%) UNIX
2 1 (3.03%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) Risk Management
2 18 (54.55%) Information Security
3 13 (39.39%) Change Control
4 12 (36.36%) Vulnerability Management
4 12 (36.36%) ITIL
4 12 (36.36%) Security Testing
5 11 (33.33%) Data Protection
6 10 (30.30%) OWASP
7 8 (24.24%) PRINCE2
7 8 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (24.24%) Security Management
8 6 (18.18%) Information Security Management
8 6 (18.18%) Information Management
9 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (15.15%) ISMS
9 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce
10 4 (12.12%) Information Assurance
11 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
11 3 (9.09%) Release Management
11 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) Python
1 4 (12.12%) C
2 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.03%) Java
3 1 (3.03%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) VB
3 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (63.64%) CISSP
2 13 (39.39%) CISM
3 11 (33.33%) CRISC
4 3 (9.09%) CISA
5 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (84.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (51.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Nmap
1 1 (3.03%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Nessus
1 1 (3.03%) CORE IMPACT
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.03%) HP