The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 129 119 112
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 7 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.29% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Median daily rate £450 £550 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +107.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £366 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £550 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.81 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+54.72% -
Penetration Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2343 2060 1744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.99% 75.62% 74.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1303 1239 932
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 104 96
Median hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.00 £10.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Penetration Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing across the West Midlands region.

Penetration Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 3 £450 - 1
Coventry -10 1 £388 - 3
West Bromwich - 1 £500 -
Shropshire - 1 - - 1
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 5 (45.45%) Information Security
1 5 (45.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 3 (27.27%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
2 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
3 2 (18.18%) TACACS
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) ISEB
3 2 (18.18%) Symantec
3 2 (18.18%) Intel Security
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall
3 2 (18.18%) Retail
3 2 (18.18%) Blue Coat
3 2 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (18.18%) Splunk
3 2 (18.18%) HAProxy
3 2 (18.18%) Network Security
3 2 (18.18%) Security Operations
4 1 (9.09%) Gatling
4 1 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (9.09%) Groovy
4 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 1 (9.09%) Coaching
4 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
4 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
4 1 (9.09%) QA Automation

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Confluence
1 1 (9.09%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
1 2 (18.18%) Network Security
1 2 (18.18%) TACACS
2 1 (9.09%) DSL
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
1 1 (9.09%) Gatling
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Security Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Network Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Network Security Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Operations Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Security Operations Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) SOC Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security Auditor
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Security Auditor
3 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Operations Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) SOC Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Information Security
1 5 (45.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 3 (27.27%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
3 2 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (18.18%) Security Operations
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) BDD
4 1 (9.09%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) QA Automation
4 1 (9.09%) SIEM
4 1 (9.09%) System Testing
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Test Management
4 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Groovy
1 1 (9.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) CISM
2 1 (9.09%) CISSP
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Blue Coat
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco
1 2 (18.18%) Intel Security
1 2 (18.18%) Splunk
1 2 (18.18%) Symantec
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix