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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 59 62 49
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 6 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.88% 0.15% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.19% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £418 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £433
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year
-2.63% -
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
538 533 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 78.54% 77.81% 76.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 374 276
Average daily rate £370 £450 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +21.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £309 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £563 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 14
Average hourly rate £40.50 £23.75 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.52% -1.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £16.60 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 £28.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Swindon +2 3 - - 1
Malmesbury - 3 - -
Penetration Testing
South West

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 8 (72.73%) Finance
1 8 (72.73%) GWAPT
1 8 (72.73%) CREST Certified
2 7 (63.64%) Information Security
3 6 (54.55%) Firewall
4 5 (45.45%) CISSP
4 5 (45.45%) Internet
4 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (45.45%) Ethical Hacking
4 5 (45.45%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (45.45%) SIEM
4 5 (45.45%) OWASP
4 5 (45.45%) Security Architecture
4 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
4 5 (45.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (45.45%) Degree
4 5 (45.45%) Computer Science
4 5 (45.45%) SANS
4 5 (45.45%) Email Filtering
4 5 (45.45%) Web Filtering
4 5 (45.45%) OSCP
4 5 (45.45%) OSCE
4 5 (45.45%) Internet of Things
4 5 (45.45%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (45.45%) Coaching
5 3 (27.27%) GIAC
5 3 (27.27%) CEH
5 3 (27.27%) GPEN
6 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 6 (54.55%) Firewall
2 5 (45.45%) Internet
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) IT Security Specialist
1 5 (45.45%) Security Specialist
2 4 (36.36%) Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Security Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Tester
3 3 (27.27%) IT Architect
3 3 (27.27%) IT Security Architect
3 3 (27.27%) Penetration Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Security Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Security Penetration Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Security Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Security Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Computer Science
1 5 (45.45%) Internet of Things
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Information Security
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Coaching
2 5 (45.45%) Email Filtering
2 5 (45.45%) Ethical Hacking
2 5 (45.45%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (45.45%) OWASP
2 5 (45.45%) Risk Assessment
2 5 (45.45%) Security Architecture
2 5 (45.45%) SIEM
2 5 (45.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
2 5 (45.45%) Web Filtering
3 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (9.09%) Server Hardening
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) CREST Certified
1 8 (72.73%) GWAPT
2 5 (45.45%) CISSP
2 5 (45.45%) Degree
2 5 (45.45%) OSCE
2 5 (45.45%) OSCP
2 5 (45.45%) SANS
3 3 (27.27%) CEH
3 3 (27.27%) GIAC
3 3 (27.27%) GPEN
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco
1 1 (9.09%) F5