The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 35 45 42
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.92% 0.25% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.31% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £315 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -33.68%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -10.52%
Penetration Testing
Wiltshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
266 320 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 81.60% 80.20% 84.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 259 289
Median daily rate £425 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £566
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £387
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 14
Median hourly rate - £39.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +71.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +32.00%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Swindon region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Swindon region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 5 (83.33%) CEH
2 5 (83.33%) CREST Certified
3 3 (50.00%) GWAPT
3 3 (50.00%) GPEN
3 3 (50.00%) CISSP
3 3 (50.00%) GIAC
4 2 (33.33%) CESG
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) OSCP
4 2 (33.33%) Metasploit
4 2 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (33.33%) SANS
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Nessus
4 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (33.33%) Social Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) Kali Linux
4 2 (33.33%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
5 1 (16.67%) SIEM
5 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) CISM
5 1 (16.67%) Identity Management

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Penetration Tester
1 5 (83.33%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Security Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Security Penetration Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Security Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Security Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Security Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Kali Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (33.33%) Social Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Data Security
3 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) SIEM
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CEH
1 5 (83.33%) CREST Certified
2 3 (50.00%) CISSP
2 3 (50.00%) GIAC
2 3 (50.00%) GPEN
2 3 (50.00%) GWAPT
3 2 (33.33%) CHECK Team Leader
3 2 (33.33%) OSCP
3 2 (33.33%) SANS
4 1 (16.67%) CISM
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Nessus