The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 64 58 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.38% 0.71% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Average daily rate
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£365 £470 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.34% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £460 £400
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £60.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +60.00%
Penetration Testing
South West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
607 522 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 77.03% 74.25% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 346 270
Average daily rate £401 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £521 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 21
Average hourly rate £32.50 £22.69 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.23% -30.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £19.00 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £63.75 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

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

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Malmesbury - 2 - -
Swindon -9 1 £365 -22.34%
Penetration Testing
South West

Penetration Testing
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 2 (66.67%) OWASP
1 2 (66.67%) Security Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
1 2 (66.67%) SIEM
1 2 (66.67%) GWAPT
1 2 (66.67%) OSCP
1 2 (66.67%) OSCE
1 2 (66.67%) Internet of Things
1 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (66.67%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Security Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) Security Architect
1 2 (66.67%) IT Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) IT Security Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) IT Security Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) Internet of Things
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 2 (66.67%) OWASP
1 2 (66.67%) Security Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
1 2 (66.67%) SIEM
1 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (66.67%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) GWAPT
1 2 (66.67%) OSCP
1 2 (66.67%) OSCE