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 10 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 121 116 114
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 13 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.48% 0.078% 0.085%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.098% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 0
Median daily rate £400 £270 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -
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 - - £47.50
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
2254 2031 1709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.47% 79.46% 72.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1385 1118 1000
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 76 90
Median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £11.08 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +1 7 £400 +48.14% 4
Coventry - 2 £503 -
Staffordshire - 1 £475 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 7 (30.43%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (26.09%) .NET
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Supplier Management
3 5 (21.74%) ISMS
3 5 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (17.39%) Data Analysis
4 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
4 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
4 4 (17.39%) Firewall
4 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
4 4 (17.39%) Legal
4 4 (17.39%) SQL
4 4 (17.39%) Cisco
4 4 (17.39%) ISEB
4 4 (17.39%) Juniper
5 3 (13.04%) VPN
5 3 (13.04%) Internet
5 3 (13.04%) OSPF
5 3 (13.04%) BGP
5 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
5 3 (13.04%) Linux
5 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
5 3 (13.04%) Content Management
5 3 (13.04%) Ethical Hacking
5 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Network Design
5 3 (13.04%) CMS
5 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration

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 (13.04%) CMS
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
1 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (8.70%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Firewall
2 3 (13.04%) BGP
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (13.04%) Internet
2 3 (13.04%) Junos
2 3 (13.04%) OSPF
2 3 (13.04%) VPN
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) Selenium
3 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (17.39%) Legal
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Tester
2 3 (13.04%) Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Architect
2 3 (13.04%) AWS Architect
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Juniper Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Penetration Tester
2 3 (13.04%) Security Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Test Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Coordinator
3 2 (8.70%) Information Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Information Security Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Agile Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (4.35%) Procurement Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) LAMP
2 1 (4.35%) Regular Expression
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Solaris
2 1 (4.35%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (21.74%) ISMS
2 5 (21.74%) Supplier Management
3 4 (17.39%) Data Analysis
3 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
4 3 (13.04%) Content Management
4 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (13.04%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (13.04%) Information Assurance
4 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Network Design
4 3 (13.04%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Patch Management
4 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
4 3 (13.04%) Security Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
4 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ISEB
1 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
2 3 (13.04%) AWS Certification
2 3 (13.04%) CHECK Team Member
2 3 (13.04%) CREST Certified
2 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) CEH
3 2 (8.70%) CISM
3 2 (8.70%) CISMP
3 2 (8.70%) CISSP
3 2 (8.70%) CRISC
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) GPG13
2 2 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (8.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.70%) PCI DSS
2 2 (8.70%) RMADS
3 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Docker
1 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) ArcSight ESM
1 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco
1 4 (17.39%) Juniper
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.35%) ArcSight
4 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.35%) Crossbeam
4 1 (4.35%) F5
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto
4 1 (4.35%) Splunk
4 1 (4.35%) VMware