Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 83 -
Rank change year-on-year +1 - +111
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 10 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.78% 0.37% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Cheshire median daily rate £500 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -
North West median daily rate £500 £400 £435
% change year-on-year +25.00% -8.05% +24.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West 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 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 1,111 1,135 1,286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 86.26% 84.64% 86.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 736 814 921
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -3.61%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £619 £613
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 41 31
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.60 £15.84 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -19.43% +12.34%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £35.00 £39.50
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £27.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -19.41% +22.73% -27.92%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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
Knutsford - 4 - - 1
Warrington -1 1 £338 -27.42% 1
Wilmslow - 1 £500 -
Crewe - 1 £631 -
Penetration Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 5 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (40.00%) CISSP
2 4 (40.00%) Security Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Information Security
2 4 (40.00%) Network Design
2 4 (40.00%) Server Hardening
2 4 (40.00%) Compliance Audit
2 4 (40.00%) Software Audit
2 4 (40.00%) Security Monitoring
3 3 (30.00%) Wealth Management
3 3 (30.00%) SDLC
3 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 3 (30.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 3 (30.00%) Law
3 3 (30.00%) CISM
4 2 (20.00%) GIS
4 2 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (20.00%) Network Security
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) IaaS
4 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity

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 (10.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) IaaS
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) PaaS
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) GIS
General
1 3 (30.00%) Banking
1 3 (30.00%) Investment Banking
1 3 (30.00%) Law
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Consultant
1 5 (50.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) IT Technician
2 1 (10.00%) Lead Security Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Security Solutions Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Security Technical Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Security Technician
2 1 (10.00%) Software Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Security Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Kali Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (40.00%) Compliance Audit
2 4 (40.00%) Information Security
2 4 (40.00%) Network Design
2 4 (40.00%) Security Monitoring
2 4 (40.00%) Security Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Server Hardening
2 4 (40.00%) Software Audit
3 3 (30.00%) SDLC
3 3 (30.00%) Wealth Management
4 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) Security Operations
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps
5 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (10.00%) Line Management
5 1 (10.00%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CISSP
2 3 (30.00%) CISM
3 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (10.00%) GDPR
3 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) AirWatch
1 1 (10.00%) Foglight
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (10.00%) Brocade
2 1 (10.00%) CommVault
2 1 (10.00%) F5
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Imperva
2 1 (10.00%) McAfee
2 1 (10.00%) NetApp
2 1 (10.00%) NetIQ
2 1 (10.00%) Nimble Storage
2 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (10.00%) Sophos
2 1 (10.00%) Splunk
2 1 (10.00%) TippingPoint
2 1 (10.00%) VMware