The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 52 50
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire - 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.27% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £325 -
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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 264 365 336
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 80.24% 76.36% 76.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 210 224
Median daily rate £355 £420 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.47% +2.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 14 20
Median hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.63% -  
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 Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Network Integration Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix