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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 138 - 120
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 10 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.31% - 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% - 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
Median daily rate £398 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £437 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-2.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £60.00
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
2644 1984 1923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.78% 78.20% 74.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1567 1143 1000
Median daily rate £400 £395 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 100 114
Median hourly rate £19.72 £31.44 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.27% +5.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
Coventry - 3 £363 - 4
Warwickshire - 2 £575 - 4
Birmingham - 1 - - 7
Herefordshire - 1 £450 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 6 (37.50%) .NET
1 6 (37.50%) ISMS
1 6 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (31.25%) Security Testing
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) Information Security
4 3 (18.75%) Legal
4 3 (18.75%) CMS
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Content Management
4 3 (18.75%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Supplier Management
4 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
4 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (18.75%) CISM
4 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Information Security Management
4 3 (18.75%) Security Management
4 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) ISEB
4 3 (18.75%) CISSP
4 3 (18.75%) Internet
4 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
4 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (18.75%) Test 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 3 (18.75%) CMS
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
1 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (6.25%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
2 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) AWS Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Coordinator
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Security Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Agile Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Information Security Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Security Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Test Coordinator
3 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Penetration Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Project Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) Regular Expression
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) CESG
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Solaris
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
1 6 (37.50%) ISMS
2 5 (31.25%) Security Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Information Security
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Content Management
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (18.75%) Information Security Management
4 3 (18.75%) Patch Management
4 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Security Management
4 3 (18.75%) Supplier Management
4 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
4 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (12.50%) Information Assurance
5 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) AWS Certification
1 3 (18.75%) CHECK Team Member
1 3 (18.75%) CISM
1 3 (18.75%) CISSP
1 3 (18.75%) CREST Certified
1 3 (18.75%) CRISC
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) CISA
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.25%) CEH
3 1 (6.25%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (6.25%) CISMP
3 1 (6.25%) Cyber Scheme
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) OSCP
3 1 (6.25%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (12.50%) GPG13
3 1 (6.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (6.25%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) ION Trading
3 1 (6.25%) ArcSight
3 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Crossbeam
3 1 (6.25%) F5
3 1 (6.25%) Juniper
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto
3 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
3 1 (6.25%) Splunk
3 1 (6.25%) VMware