Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 19 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
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 128 170
Rank change year-on-year -20 +42 +1
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 14 40 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.40% 1.04% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 1.29% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 32 23
Hampshire median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £358 £350 £333
90th Percentile £638 £624 £579
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +24.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Hampshire median hourly rate £60.44 - -
South East median hourly rate £60.44 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +72.67% - -

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 Hampshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2800 3107 3682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 79.93% 80.43% 82.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1668 2005 2265
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £513
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 165 194
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +40.91% +15.79%
10th Percentile £12.24 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.98 £56.75 £48.59
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.55
% change year-on-year -14.02% +0.75% +51.71%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings citing Penetration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Hampshire

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in Hampshire

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Hampshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Penetration Testing in Hampshire

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 6 months to 19 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
Fareham +3 5 £525 +10.53%
Southampton +6 3 £388 +10.71% 1
Farnborough +9 2 - -
Portsmouth +1 2 - -
Basingstoke -29 1 £625 +19.05%
Penetration Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 19 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 7 (50.00%) Collaborative Working
2 6 (42.86%) Firewall
2 6 (42.86%) SIEM
3 5 (35.71%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (35.71%) IaaS
3 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (35.71%) Security Management
3 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
3 5 (35.71%) Service Management
3 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 5 (35.71%) Event Correlation
3 5 (35.71%) Data Loss Prevention
3 5 (35.71%) User Stories
3 5 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (35.71%) Security Hardening
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
5 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
5 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
5 3 (21.43%) BDD
5 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
5 3 (21.43%) Maven
5 3 (21.43%) Degree
5 3 (21.43%) Selenium
5 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (21.43%) Kanban
5 3 (21.43%) Groovy

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 5 (35.71%) IaaS
2 3 (21.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
1 3 (21.43%) Gatling
1 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
1 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
1 3 (21.43%) JMeter
1 3 (21.43%) LoadRunner
1 3 (21.43%) Maven
1 3 (21.43%) Selenium
1 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Automation Tester
1 3 (21.43%) Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Sales Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Security Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Product Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Security Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) CMDB
1 1 (7.14%) Cyber Defence
1 1 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Collaborative Working
2 6 (42.86%) SIEM
3 5 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (35.71%) Data Loss Prevention
3 5 (35.71%) Event Correlation
3 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
3 5 (35.71%) Security Hardening
3 5 (35.71%) Security Management
3 5 (35.71%) Service Management
3 5 (35.71%) User Stories
3 5 (35.71%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) BDD
5 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (21.43%) Kanban
5 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Groovy
1 3 (21.43%) Java
1 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (14.29%) CISSP
2 2 (14.29%) CREST Certified
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) RMADS
2 1 (7.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) ArcSight
2 1 (7.14%) BMC
2 1 (7.14%) CA
2 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) McAfee
2 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
2 1 (7.14%) Splunk
2 1 (7.14%) Symantec