Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 24 September 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 85 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 - +114
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.54% 0.081% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.099% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Cheshire median daily rate £500 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -
North West median daily rate £413 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +10.00% -11.76% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £25.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £92.50 - -

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 Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,125 1,014 1,489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 87.55% 82.51% 87.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 747 706 1,073
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £540 £534 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 43 33
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% -1.90%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.50 £53.00 £38.35
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -26.67% +39.53% -27.63%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Cheshire

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in Cheshire

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Cheshire over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Penetration Testing in Cheshire

Penetration Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Penetration Testing in Cheshire

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 24 September 2018. 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
Crewe - 2 £631 -
Warrington -1 1 £338 -15.63%
Wilmslow - 1 £500 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Penetration Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Network Security
1 3 (42.86%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Server Hardening
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) CISSP
2 2 (28.57%) Sophos
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security Management
3 1 (14.29%) Security Management
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Foglight
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) IaaS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Network Security
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) MPLS
3 1 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) SSL
3 1 (14.29%) VoIP
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Security Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Network Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Security Technical Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Security Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Software Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Kali Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Server Hardening
2 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity Management
3 1 (14.29%) Compliance Audit
3 1 (14.29%) Data Encryption
3 1 (14.29%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (14.29%) Privileged Access Management
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) SIEM
3 1 (14.29%) Software Audit
3 1 (14.29%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CISSP
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) GDPR
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) AirWatch
1 1 (14.29%) Foglight
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) HP
1 2 (28.57%) Sophos
2 1 (14.29%) arcserve
2 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
2 1 (14.29%) Brocade
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) CommVault
2 1 (14.29%) F5
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Imperva
2 1 (14.29%) McAfee
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) NetApp
2 1 (14.29%) NetIQ
2 1 (14.29%) Nimble Storage
2 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
2 1 (14.29%) Splunk
2 1 (14.29%) TippingPoint
2 1 (14.29%) VMware