The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank - - 64
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire - - 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £325
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 £50.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.74% +122.22%  

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 424 501 527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 78.96% 80.55% 79.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 298 268
Median daily rate £400 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £300 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 36 57
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +78.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £57.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in Cambridgeshire

Penetration Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Penetration Testing in Cambridgeshire

Penetration Testing
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) TeamCity
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Cryptography
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) NAS
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Secure Coding
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (33.33%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Cryptography
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Secure Coding
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) Python
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft