The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank - 28 26
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 0 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear - 1.38% 4.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.97% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 15
Average daily rate
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- - £246
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £393 £295
% change year-on-year
+14.64% +33.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £48.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +21.87%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
326 152 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 76.71% 70.05% 69.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 76 117
Average daily rate £369 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £750 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 12
Average hourly rate £18.72 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.08% -20.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear