The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Tyne and Wear region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank - 21 29
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 0 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear - 1.97% 3.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.68% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 13
Average daily rate
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- - £243
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £393 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.64% +20.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £48.75 -
% change year-on-year
-8.72% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
262 149 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 71.39% 73.40% 73.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 72 139
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £750 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 14
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.17% -20.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £17.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £19.00 £22.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Penetration Testing
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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

Penetration Testing
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) GIAC
1 1 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 1 (100.00%) Information Management
1 1 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (100.00%) CEH
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 1 (100.00%) CISMP
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) GPEN
1 1 (100.00%) OSCP

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Information Management
1 1 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) GIAC
1 1 (100.00%) CEH
1 1 (100.00%) CISMP
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) GPEN
1 1 (100.00%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS