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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 73 91 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 20 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.40% 0.51% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 0.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate
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£423 £530 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £470 £393
% change year-on-year
-9.57% +19.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
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
1126 1028 911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 78.96% 74.33% 72.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 538 444
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £259 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 43 53
Average hourly rate £42.50 £26.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.37% -29.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £15.50 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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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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 +10 10 - -
Guildford - 1 £375 - 1
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 21 (67.74%) CISSP
1 21 (67.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (54.84%) Risk Management
3 15 (48.39%) PCI DSS
3 15 (48.39%) CISM
4 13 (41.94%) Change Control
5 12 (38.71%) CRISC
5 12 (38.71%) ITIL
6 10 (32.26%) Linux
6 10 (32.26%) Security Testing
6 10 (32.26%) Cryptography
6 10 (32.26%) PKI
6 10 (32.26%) Vulnerability Management
7 9 (29.03%) Data Protection
7 9 (29.03%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (29.03%) OWASP
8 8 (25.81%) Information Security
8 8 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (25.81%) PRINCE2
9 7 (22.58%) UNIX
9 7 (22.58%) Shell Script
9 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
9 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
10 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (19.35%) Performance Testing
10 6 (19.35%) XML Messaging
10 6 (19.35%) XML
10 6 (19.35%) ISEB
10 6 (19.35%) LoadRunner

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (9.68%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (9.68%) PaaS
1 3 (9.68%) IaaS
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) LoadRunner
2 3 (9.68%) TeamCity
2 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
2 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
1 3 (9.68%) Games
2 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (61.29%) Consultant
1 19 (61.29%) Security Consultant
2 7 (22.58%) Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Test Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Lead Security Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Security Tester
6 1 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Change Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) XML
1 6 (19.35%) XML Messaging
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Cryptography
1 10 (32.26%) PKI
2 9 (29.03%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (19.35%) Smart Meter
4 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
5 3 (9.68%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Linux
2 7 (22.58%) UNIX
3 4 (12.90%) Windows
4 1 (3.23%) AIX
4 1 (3.23%) Windows NT
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Risk Management
2 13 (41.94%) Change Control
3 12 (38.71%) ITIL
4 10 (32.26%) Security Testing
4 10 (32.26%) Vulnerability Management
5 9 (29.03%) Data Protection
5 9 (29.03%) OWASP
6 8 (25.81%) Information Security
6 8 (25.81%) PRINCE2
6 8 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Performance Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Security Management
9 4 (12.90%) Information Security Management
9 4 (12.90%) Information Management
9 4 (12.90%) ISMS
10 3 (9.68%) Release Management
10 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
10 3 (9.68%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) Shell Script
2 4 (12.90%) Python
2 4 (12.90%) C
3 3 (9.68%) C#
3 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.23%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (67.74%) CISSP
2 15 (48.39%) CISM
3 12 (38.71%) CRISC
4 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
4 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
5 6 (19.35%) ISEB
6 4 (12.90%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (67.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (48.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Nessus
1 1 (3.23%) Nmap
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.23%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.23%) HP