Period
to 16 October 2017

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 6 months to 16 October 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
16 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 166 164
Rank change year-on-year +11 -2 +4
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 7 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.17% 0.20% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.25% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 20
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.53% +26.67%
10th Percentile £363 £345 £311
90th Percentile £496 £475 £579
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £455
% change year-on-year - +9.89% +23.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £35.00 -
South East median hourly rate £60.44 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +72.67% - -

Penetration Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3336 3621 3919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.11% 81.41% 78.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1701 1980 2132
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £569 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 139 170
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -34.58% +56.71%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.45 £13.46
90th Percentile £38.75 £43.62 £40.42
South East median hourly rate £23.14 £24.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year -5.55% +1.58% +37.83%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Penetration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 16 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 16 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +13 1 £375 -16.67%
Windsor - 1 - -
Penetration Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 5 (71.43%) Information Security
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) SIEM
2 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2
2 4 (57.14%) CISSP
2 4 (57.14%) PMI
2 4 (57.14%) PMI Certification
2 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 4 (57.14%) CISM
2 4 (57.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 3 (42.86%) CISA
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 2 (28.57%) Data Privacy
4 2 (28.57%) Information Security Governance
4 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (28.57%) Unix
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (14.29%) PMO
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 1 (14.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (14.29%) Python
5 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (14.29%) SMTP
5 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) CCSP

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) BGP
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
1 1 (14.29%) MPLS
1 1 (14.29%) NAS
1 1 (14.29%) OSPF
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) SCCP
1 1 (14.29%) SMTP
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Information Security Manager
1 4 (57.14%) Information Security Project Manager
1 4 (57.14%) Project Manager
1 4 (57.14%) Security Manager
1 4 (57.14%) Security Project Manager
2 3 (42.86%) Information Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Messaging Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Security Incident Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) PMI
2 1 (14.29%) CESG
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Solaris
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Information Security
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2
2 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 4 (57.14%) SIEM
2 4 (57.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 2 (28.57%) Data Privacy
3 2 (28.57%) Information Security Governance
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Cryptography
4 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Open Source
4 1 (14.29%) Server Hardening
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
1 1 (14.29%) Python
1 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CISM
1 4 (57.14%) CISSP
1 4 (57.14%) PMI Certification
2 3 (42.86%) CISA
3 2 (28.57%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 1 (14.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (14.29%) CCSP
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (14.29%) PMO
2 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
1 1 (14.29%) VMware