Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 21 November 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 145 137
Rank change year-on-year -4 -8 +1
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 2 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.062% 0.18% 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.075% 0.22% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
East Midlands median daily rate £450 £408 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.43% - -
England median daily rate £490 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.89% - -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £60.87 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +73.91% - -

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2675 2688 2485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 83.13% 82.18% 78.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1702 1703 1574
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £249 £225
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 68 83
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -13.58% +1.25%
10th Percentile £9.31 £8.76 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £40.75 £40.20
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Penetration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in the East Midlands

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in the East Midlands

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Northamptonshire +7 1 £450 +10.43%
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Penetration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) SAP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Northgate
2 1 (50.00%) Google
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (50.00%) Aruba
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) G Suite
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (50.00%) Meraki
2 1 (50.00%) Software Licensing
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) BitLocker
2 1 (50.00%) Server Building
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (50.00%) Threat Management

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (50.00%) G Suite
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Server Building
2 1 (50.00%) Software Licensing
2 1 (50.00%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) Aruba
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Google
2 1 (50.00%) Meraki
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Northgate
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Siebel
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds