The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
South East / Berkshire
Rank 91 118 134
Rank change year-on-year +27 +16  
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 8 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.44% 0.33% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.40% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Median daily rate £433 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.50% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £425 £438
% change year-on-year -4.11% -2.85%  
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 Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1459 1977 2201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.47% 80.33% 75.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 1023 1147
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 45 54
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.15% -30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £96.60 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire 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 Berkshire

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in Berkshire

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Berkshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Penetration Testing in Berkshire

Penetration Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Penetration Testing in Berkshire

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 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
Reading +19 3 £400 -35.09% 1
Bracknell -2 2 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £330 - 1
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 6 (54.55%) Information Security
2 4 (36.36%) CISM
2 4 (36.36%) CISSP
2 4 (36.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 4 (36.36%) SIEM
3 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (27.27%) OWASP
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) J2EE
3 3 (27.27%) Security Operations
4 2 (18.18%) ISO27005
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) Cryptography
4 2 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (18.18%) CEH
4 2 (18.18%) Network Security
4 2 (18.18%) Investment Management
4 2 (18.18%) CRAMM
4 2 (18.18%) ISMS
5 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
5 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
5 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) OSSTMM

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Network Security
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (9.09%) SSL
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Consultant
1 4 (36.36%) Security Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Information Assurance Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Information Security Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Security Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Development Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Application Development Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Development Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Development Manager
3 1 (9.09%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Penetration Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Security Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Assurance Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Development Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Solaris
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Information Security
2 4 (36.36%) SIEM
2 4 (36.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (27.27%) OWASP
3 3 (27.27%) Security Operations
4 2 (18.18%) CRAMM
4 2 (18.18%) Cryptography
4 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (18.18%) Investment Management
4 2 (18.18%) ISMS
4 2 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Data Security
5 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 1 (9.09%) OOD
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) CISM
1 4 (36.36%) CISSP
2 2 (18.18%) CEH
3 1 (9.09%) CISA
3 1 (9.09%) CREST Certified
3 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) OSCP
3 1 (9.09%) SANS
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (18.18%) ISO27005
3 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
3 1 (9.09%) SLA
3 1 (9.09%) Web Application Security Consortium
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
1 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco
1 1 (9.09%) Juniper
1 1 (9.09%) Sourcefire