The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for Penetration Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Penetration Testing
Hampshire / Basingstoke
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 32 30
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2  
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 1 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 0.36% 2.13% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 2.97% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £550 £560 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.78% +45.45%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £470 £400
% change year-on-year -14.89% +17.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.87 £34.81 £22.50
% change year-on-year +74.85% +54.72%  

Penetration Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Basingstoke
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 224 236 160
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 80.58% 71.95% 75.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 115 85
Median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £700 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.45 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.59% -58.45%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Basingstoke citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Basingstoke

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, 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 Basingstoke region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (100.00%) OWASP
1 1 (100.00%) SANS

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Basingstoke 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Penetration Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS