Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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 of England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 155 188
Rank change year-on-year -15 +33 +11
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 33 32 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.65% 0.67% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.82% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 13
East of England median daily rate £524 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.35% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £379 £330 £300
90th Percentile £556 £591 £488
England median daily rate £490 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.89% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England 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 of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4224 3904 4675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.66% 81.44% 78.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2435 2265 2738
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £224 £234
90th Percentile £575 £540 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 309 391
East of England median hourly rate £31.03 £31.45 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.34% +23.33% +5.99%
10th Percentile £11.52 £13.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £45.45
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 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
Hertfordshire -8 16 £300 -27.27%
Suffolk +20 6 £557 -1.07%
Cambridgeshire -15 5 £488 - 3
Norfolk 0 4 - - 1
Bedfordshire -14 1 - -
Essex - 1 £524 -
Penetration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 of England region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 15 (45.45%) Management Information System
1 15 (45.45%) Risk Management
2 13 (39.39%) Data Centre
3 11 (33.33%) Information Security
3 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (33.33%) SIEM
4 10 (30.30%) Firewall
4 10 (30.30%) Linux
4 10 (30.30%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (24.24%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (24.24%) High Availability
6 8 (24.24%) Unix
6 8 (24.24%) Windows
6 8 (24.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 7 (21.21%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (21.21%) Programme Delivery
7 7 (21.21%) NIST 800
7 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
7 7 (21.21%) Law
7 7 (21.21%) Waterfall
7 7 (21.21%) OWASP
8 6 (18.18%) Network Design
8 6 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (18.18%) CISSP
8 6 (18.18%) Secure Coding
9 5 (15.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (15.15%) CompTIA Security+
9 5 (15.15%) Oracle

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 (6.06%) IIS
1 2 (6.06%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.09%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (9.09%) Amazon S3
1 3 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
1 3 (9.09%) Route 53
2 1 (3.03%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (30.30%) Firewall
2 5 (15.15%) VLAN
3 4 (12.12%) Diameter Protocol
3 4 (12.12%) Internet
3 4 (12.12%) MVNO
3 4 (12.12%) SS7
3 4 (12.12%) Value-Added Service
3 4 (12.12%) VoLTE
3 4 (12.12%) VoWiFi
4 3 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (9.09%) LAN
4 3 (9.09%) Network Security
4 3 (9.09%) WAN
5 2 (6.06%) iSCSI
5 2 (6.06%) NAS
5 2 (6.06%) SAN
6 1 (3.03%) 4G
6 1 (3.03%) MPLS
6 1 (3.03%) VoIP
6 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.03%) Selenium
General
1 7 (21.21%) Law
1 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.12%) Billing
3 3 (9.09%) Legal
4 2 (6.06%) Retail
5 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Consultant
1 8 (24.24%) Information Security Consultant
1 8 (24.24%) Security Consultant
2 7 (21.21%) Applications Consultant
2 7 (21.21%) Security Technical Consultant
2 7 (21.21%) Technical Consultant
2 7 (21.21%) Technical Security Consultant
3 6 (18.18%) Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Network Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Security Manager
5 4 (12.12%) Design Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Information Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Information Security Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Integration Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Designer
7 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) Web Services
2 2 (6.06%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (45.45%) Management Information System
2 13 (39.39%) Data Centre
3 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (15.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (6.06%) Clustering
5 2 (6.06%) Derivative
6 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Linux
2 8 (24.24%) Unix
2 8 (24.24%) Windows
3 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Risk Management
2 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) Information Security
2 11 (33.33%) SIEM
3 10 (30.30%) Continuous Delivery
4 8 (24.24%) High Availability
4 8 (24.24%) Risk Assessment
4 8 (24.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 7 (21.21%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (21.21%) OWASP
5 7 (21.21%) Programme Delivery
5 7 (21.21%) Waterfall
6 6 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (18.18%) Network Design
6 6 (18.18%) Secure Coding
7 4 (12.12%) Asset Management
7 4 (12.12%) Identity Management
7 4 (12.12%) Migration
7 4 (12.12%) Security Management
7 4 (12.12%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) Perl
1 3 (9.09%) Python
1 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.03%) C
2 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) CISSP
2 5 (15.15%) CISM
2 5 (15.15%) CompTIA Security+
2 5 (15.15%) Degree
2 5 (15.15%) Security+ Certification
3 3 (9.09%) AWS Certification
4 2 (6.06%) CCIE
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.03%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (3.03%) CISA
5 1 (3.03%) CLAS
5 1 (3.03%) ISEB
5 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (21.21%) NIST 800
3 4 (12.12%) COBIT
4 1 (3.03%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (3.03%) JSP 440
4 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
4 1 (3.03%) RMADS
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.06%) VMware NSX
3 2 (6.06%) XenApp
3 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Puppet
2 3 (9.09%) Terraform
3 2 (6.06%) Ansible
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (3.03%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle
1 5 (15.15%) VMware
2 4 (12.12%) Citrix
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Nokia
2 4 (12.12%) Tekelec
3 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.03%) BMC
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) Mitel