The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 27 June 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 of England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 120 147
Rank change year-on-year +3 +27  
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 16 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.68% 0.47% 0.066%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.59% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 1
Median daily rate £588 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.23% -10.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £475 £400
% change year-on-year +3.15% +18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 - £45.00

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 the East of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1965 2035 2421
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 83.97% 80.12% 80.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1138 1169 1441
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 160 179
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.64 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in the East of England

Penetration Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Penetration Testing in the East of England

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +6 14 - - 1
Norfolk -2 1 £588 +38.23% 1
Bedfordshire -8 1 - - 1
Penetration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 of England region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 20 (80.00%) Information Security
2 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (76.00%) Data Centre
3 17 (68.00%) Programme Delivery
4 16 (64.00%) Risk Assessment
5 15 (60.00%) Law
5 15 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 14 (56.00%) Waterfall
6 14 (56.00%) Management Information System
6 14 (56.00%) Risk Management
7 13 (52.00%) OWASP
7 13 (52.00%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (52.00%) NIST 800
8 7 (28.00%) Windows
9 5 (20.00%) Linux
9 5 (20.00%) Internet
9 5 (20.00%) VMware
9 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 4 (16.00%) Retail
11 3 (12.00%) Assembly Language
11 3 (12.00%) Computer Forensics
11 3 (12.00%) CEH
11 3 (12.00%) Network Security
11 3 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (12.00%) Middleware
11 3 (12.00%) Project Management
11 3 (12.00%) Python
11 3 (12.00%) Perl
11 3 (12.00%) VMS

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 2 (8.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon S3
1 2 (8.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (8.00%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) Internet
2 3 (12.00%) Network Security
3 2 (8.00%) Firewall
3 2 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (8.00%) LAN
3 2 (8.00%) NAS
3 2 (8.00%) SAN
3 2 (8.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) IDA Disassembler
1 3 (12.00%) Metasploit
1 3 (12.00%) OllyDbg
2 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.00%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (60.00%) Law
2 4 (16.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) French Language
Job Titles
1 20 (80.00%) Consultant
2 18 (72.00%) Security Consultant
3 14 (56.00%) Applications Consultant
4 13 (52.00%) Information Security Consultant
4 13 (52.00%) Security Technical Consultant
4 13 (52.00%) Technical Consultant
4 13 (52.00%) Technical Security Consultant
5 3 (12.00%) Malware Consultant
5 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Security Incident Consultant
5 3 (12.00%) Security Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Security Project Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Cloud Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Malware Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Security Incident Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) SOC Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Middleware
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (76.00%) Data Centre
2 14 (56.00%) Management Information System
3 13 (52.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (12.00%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (8.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (12.00%) Kali Linux
3 3 (12.00%) VMS
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Information Security
2 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (68.00%) Programme Delivery
4 16 (64.00%) Risk Assessment
5 15 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 14 (56.00%) Risk Management
6 14 (56.00%) Waterfall
7 13 (52.00%) OWASP
8 3 (12.00%) Actionable Insight
8 3 (12.00%) Agile Project Management
8 3 (12.00%) Computer Forensics
8 3 (12.00%) DevOps
8 3 (12.00%) Malware Analysis
8 3 (12.00%) Project Management
8 3 (12.00%) Threat Analysis
9 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
9 2 (8.00%) Benchmarking
9 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
9 2 (8.00%) Identity Management
9 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.00%) Assembly Language
2 3 (12.00%) Perl
2 3 (12.00%) Python
3 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) CEH
1 3 (12.00%) CISSP
1 3 (12.00%) CREST Certified
1 3 (12.00%) OSCP
2 2 (8.00%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (52.00%) NIST 800
2 3 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.00%) VirtualBox
3 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) EnCase
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) Puppet
2 2 (8.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (8.00%) Citrix
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
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