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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 106 109
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3  
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 5 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.27% 0.86% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 1.07% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 8
Median daily rate £408 £350 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.42% -26.31%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £425 £438
% change year-on-year -4.11% -2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.87 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.87 £34.81 £22.50
% change year-on-year +74.85% +54.72%  

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 1492 1771 1764
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 79.62% 79.88% 81.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 1197 1004
Median daily rate £425 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -2.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 68 86
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 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 29 March 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 29 March 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
Portsmouth - 2 - - 1
Basingstoke -7 1 £550 +27.53%
Penetration Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 16 (66.67%) SIEM
1 16 (66.67%) Vulnerability Management
2 14 (58.33%) VMware
2 14 (58.33%) Security Management
2 14 (58.33%) Risk Management
2 14 (58.33%) IaaS
3 13 (54.17%) Data Loss Prevention
3 13 (54.17%) Event Correlation
3 13 (54.17%) Security Hardening
3 13 (54.17%) Service Management
3 13 (54.17%) Firewall
4 12 (50.00%) User Stories
5 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (33.33%) ArcSight
6 8 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (33.33%) ITIL
7 7 (29.17%) BMC
7 7 (29.17%) CA
7 7 (29.17%) CheckPoint
7 7 (29.17%) Symantec
7 7 (29.17%) Intel Security
7 7 (29.17%) HP
7 7 (29.17%) Splunk
7 7 (29.17%) SolarWinds
7 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (29.17%) Scrum
7 7 (29.17%) CMDB
8 6 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
10 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared

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 (8.33%) Apache
1 2 (8.33%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 14 (58.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (54.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (4.17%) MPLS
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
1 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (12.50%) Consultant
2 2 (8.33%) Security Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) SIEM Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Technical Support
3 1 (4.17%) Analyst
3 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Cyberthreat Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (4.17%) Network Consultant
3 1 (4.17%) Operational Security Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Security Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Security Operations Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 1 (4.17%) Service Operations Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Service Security Manager
3 1 (4.17%) SIEM Consultant
3 1 (4.17%) Subject Matter Expert
3 1 (4.17%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) CMDB
2 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) SIEM
1 16 (66.67%) Vulnerability Management
2 14 (58.33%) Risk Management
2 14 (58.33%) Security Management
3 13 (54.17%) Data Loss Prevention
3 13 (54.17%) Event Correlation
3 13 (54.17%) Security Hardening
3 13 (54.17%) Service Management
4 12 (50.00%) User Stories
5 8 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (33.33%) ITIL
6 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (29.17%) Scrum
7 2 (8.33%) Information Security
7 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
7 2 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (8.33%) Security Architecture
8 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
8 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
8 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C++
1 1 (4.17%) Java
1 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) CISSP
4 2 (8.33%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (8.33%) CREST Certified
5 1 (4.17%) CCNP
5 1 (4.17%) CISA
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (4.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) RMADS
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (16.67%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) VMware
2 8 (33.33%) ArcSight
3 7 (29.17%) BMC
3 7 (29.17%) CA
3 7 (29.17%) CheckPoint
3 7 (29.17%) HP
3 7 (29.17%) Intel Security
3 7 (29.17%) SolarWinds
3 7 (29.17%) Splunk
3 7 (29.17%) Symantec
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) F5
4 1 (4.17%) Meraki
Southampton, Hampshire
Hydrogen Group
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