Period
to 22 July 2017

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 22 July 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 93 -
Rank change year-on-year +14 - +92
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 5 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.38% 0.46% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £458 £500 £550
% change year-on-year -8.50% -9.09% +29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1086 1254 1193
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 82.65% 82.23% 75.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 843 781
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £225
90th Percentile £534 £538 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 29
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £14.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.97% -35.56% +80.00%
10th Percentile £11.13 £10.73 £9.80
90th Percentile £41.15 £40.40 £60.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £17.02 £23.00
% change year-on-year +17.53% -26.01% +27.78%

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

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Penetration Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (80.00%) Retail
2 4 (80.00%) FMCG
2 4 (80.00%) Logistics
3 3 (60.00%) Information Security
4 2 (40.00%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) Service Design
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (20.00%) Open Source
5 1 (20.00%) High Availability
5 1 (20.00%) IaaS
5 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (20.00%) Ansible
5 1 (20.00%) Docker
5 1 (20.00%) DevOps
5 1 (20.00%) Microservices
5 1 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (20.00%) PHP
5 1 (20.00%) Linux

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) IaaS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 4 (80.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (80.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Business IT Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) IT Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) IT Business Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) LAN/WAN Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Project Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Transformation Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Senior DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Technical Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Logistics
2 3 (60.00%) Information Security
3 2 (40.00%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (20.00%) High Availability
4 1 (20.00%) Microservices
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) PHP
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft