The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 128 134 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 16 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.54% 0.44% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 0
Median daily rate £350 £260 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £494 £400 £460
% change year-on-year
+23.43% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -25.00%
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 Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2450 2547 1838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 82.99% 80.47% 77.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1604 1786 1145
Median daily rate £420 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 73 55
Median hourly rate £14.87 £15.39 £15.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.41% +0.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £10.38 £10.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.80 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Yorkshire region.

Penetration Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
West Yorkshire +11 12 £325 - 15
South Yorkshire -12 4 £525 +90.90%
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 8 (42.11%) Information Security
2 6 (31.58%) Management Information System
2 6 (31.58%) Unix
2 6 (31.58%) Cisco
2 6 (31.58%) CISSP
2 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) LAN
3 5 (26.32%) WAN
3 5 (26.32%) CISM
4 4 (21.05%) Security Management
4 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
4 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 4 (21.05%) CCNA
4 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
4 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (21.05%) Strategic Planning
4 4 (21.05%) ISMS
4 4 (21.05%) PCI DSS
4 4 (21.05%) Network Management
4 4 (21.05%) Service Continuity Management
4 4 (21.05%) CREST Certified
5 3 (15.79%) Security Operations
5 3 (15.79%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (15.79%) AWS Certification
5 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (15.79%) Network Security
5 3 (15.79%) .NET
6 2 (10.53%) CISA

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire 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:

Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) LAN
1 5 (26.32%) WAN
2 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.79%) Network Security
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (10.53%) HTTP
4 2 (10.53%) HTTPS
4 2 (10.53%) SSL
5 1 (5.26%) SAN
5 1 (5.26%) Wireless
General
1 2 (10.53%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Information Security Specialist
1 4 (21.05%) Information Specialist
1 4 (21.05%) Security Specialist
1 4 (21.05%) Tester
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Architect
2 3 (15.79%) AWS Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Penetration Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Risk Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Security Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Security Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) SOC Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) CRM Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Information Governance Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Information Security Risk Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Security Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Security Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.79%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Unix
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Information Security
2 4 (21.05%) ISMS
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Network Management
2 4 (21.05%) Security Management
2 4 (21.05%) Service Continuity Management
2 4 (21.05%) Strategic Planning
3 3 (15.79%) Security Operations
3 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Data Loss Prevention
4 2 (10.53%) Social Engineering
5 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.26%) IT Audit
5 1 (5.26%) OWASP
5 1 (5.26%) SDLC
5 1 (5.26%) SIEM
5 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) CISSP
2 5 (26.32%) CISM
3 4 (21.05%) CCNA
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (21.05%) CREST Certified
4 3 (15.79%) AWS Certification
5 2 (10.53%) CEH
5 2 (10.53%) CISA
6 1 (5.26%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (5.26%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (5.26%) GSEC
6 1 (5.26%) GSLC
6 1 (5.26%) GSNA
6 1 (5.26%) PhD
6 1 (5.26%) SANS
6 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (21.05%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.26%) COBIT
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) Juniper
4 1 (5.26%) LogRhythm