Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 18 January 2018 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 95 83
Rank change year-on-year -5 -12 -9
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 1 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.063% 0.57% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.078% 0.71% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
Birmingham median daily rate £500 £400 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +48.15% -38.29%
10th Percentile £475 £286 £146
90th Percentile £525 £475 £399
West Midlands median daily rate £513 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +28.13% - -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,289 1,124 995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 80.76% 80.34% 77.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 940 708 630
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.49%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £225
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 42
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.50 £17.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.14% -1.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £9.31 £10.81 £10.64
90th Percentile £45.35 £32.10 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.00 £21.22 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.39% +6.10% -10.81%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Birmingham

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security Management
1 1 (100.00%) Security Management
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) ISMS
1 1 (100.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (100.00%) SIEM
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (100.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Threat Detection

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security Management
1 1 (100.00%) ISMS
1 1 (100.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (100.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Security Management
1 1 (100.00%) SIEM
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (100.00%) Threat Detection
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001