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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 58 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.56% 0.20% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -
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
557 388 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 78.23% 76.08% 71.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 259 336
Average daily rate £450 £388 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -7.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 14 19
Average hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.16 £13.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £41.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 December 2014. 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
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Job
Vacancies
Swindon - 4 £475 -
Penetration Testing
South West

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 4 (57.14%) CISSP
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) CEH
2 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
2 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Verint
3 2 (28.57%) IP Telephony
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) WFM
3 2 (28.57%) Matrix Management
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) System Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (28.57%) IVR
3 2 (28.57%) Genesys
3 2 (28.57%) Empirix
3 2 (28.57%) Siemens
3 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
3 2 (28.57%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) IP Telephony
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Military
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Penetration Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Security Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) IVR
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (28.57%) WFM
1 2 (28.57%) Matrix Management
1 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
1 2 (28.57%) System Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
1 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
2 1 (14.29%) Data Security
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security
2 1 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CISSP
2 3 (42.86%) CEH
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) CISA
3 1 (14.29%) CISM
3 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
2 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (14.29%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Genesys
1 2 (28.57%) Empirix
1 2 (28.57%) Siemens
1 2 (28.57%) Verint
1 2 (28.57%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Juniper