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 3 months to 28 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 East / Hampshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 102 114
Rank change year-on-year +3 +12  
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 9 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.50% 0.60% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.76% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 6
Median daily rate £525 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.48% +0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £515 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £475 £400
% change year-on-year +3.15% +18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.44 - -
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 Hampshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1473 1589 1781
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 81.74% 79.85% 84.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2787 3374 4074
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 286 238
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £58.75 £45.30
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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 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
Southampton +3 2 £600 +71.42% 1
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £475 -
Penetration Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 5 (35.71%) CISSP
1 5 (35.71%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (28.57%) Information Security
2 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) RMADS
2 4 (28.57%) Security Architecture
2 4 (28.57%) CESG Certified Professional
2 4 (28.57%) CREST Certified
3 3 (21.43%) GDPR
3 3 (21.43%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (21.43%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) JBoss
4 2 (14.29%) Apache
4 2 (14.29%) CRM
4 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 2 (14.29%) Legal
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) Data Security
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 2 (14.29%) Cryptography
4 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
4 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Management
4 2 (14.29%) Server Hardening

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) Apache
1 2 (14.29%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle ERP
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Security Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Security Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Security Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Security Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Support
2 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Cyberthreat Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) E-Business Manager
3 1 (7.14%) ERP Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Information Officer
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security Officer
3 1 (7.14%) Product Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Security Officer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Security Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (7.14%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (28.57%) Information Security
2 4 (28.57%) Security Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) CRM
3 2 (14.29%) Cryptography
3 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 2 (14.29%) Data Security
3 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 2 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Security Patching
3 2 (14.29%) Server Hardening
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Test Management
3 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C++
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) CISSP
2 4 (28.57%) CESG Certified Professional
2 4 (28.57%) CREST Certified
3 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) CISM
4 1 (7.14%) SANS
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) RMADS
2 3 (21.43%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (21.43%) GDPR
2 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (7.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (7.14%) ISO 22301
4 1 (7.14%) ISO 31000
4 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (7.14%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle