The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 26 April 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 11 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.89% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £460 £400
% change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 467 583 537
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 80.24% 77.42% 77.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 312 272
Median daily rate £470 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.58% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 23 36
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +52.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.66 £8.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year +2.77% +17.07%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in Hertfordshire

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 April 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
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Penetration Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 15 (83.33%) Information Security
2 13 (72.22%) Data Centre
3 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (61.11%) Risk Management
5 10 (55.56%) Risk Assessment
6 9 (50.00%) Management Information System
6 9 (50.00%) OWASP
6 9 (50.00%) Waterfall
7 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (38.89%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (38.89%) Law
8 4 (22.22%) Retail
8 4 (22.22%) CEH
9 3 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
9 3 (16.67%) OSCP
9 3 (16.67%) CISSP
9 3 (16.67%) Project Management
9 3 (16.67%) CREST Certified
10 2 (11.11%) Security Architecture
10 2 (11.11%) Middleware
10 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
10 2 (11.11%) Big Data
10 2 (11.11%) Big Data Analytics
10 2 (11.11%) Data Analytics
10 2 (11.11%) Analytics
10 2 (11.11%) Database Security
10 2 (11.11%) Performance Engineering
10 2 (11.11%) DevOps

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
1 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (38.89%) Law
2 4 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Consultant
2 12 (66.67%) Security Consultant
3 11 (61.11%) Applications Consultant
4 7 (38.89%) Information Security Consultant
4 7 (38.89%) Security Technical Consultant
4 7 (38.89%) Technical Consultant
4 7 (38.89%) Technical Security Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Security Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Security Project Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Security Specialist
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Security Specialist
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Security Management Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Test Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (72.22%) Data Centre
2 9 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Information Security
2 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (61.11%) Risk Management
4 10 (55.56%) Risk Assessment
5 9 (50.00%) OWASP
5 9 (50.00%) Waterfall
6 7 (38.89%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (16.67%) Project Management
8 2 (11.11%) Analytics
8 2 (11.11%) Big Data Analytics
8 2 (11.11%) Data Analytics
8 2 (11.11%) Database Security
8 2 (11.11%) DevOps
8 2 (11.11%) Information Assurance
8 2 (11.11%) Performance Engineering
8 2 (11.11%) Scalability Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C#
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) CEH
2 3 (16.67%) CISSP
2 3 (16.67%) CREST Certified
2 3 (16.67%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft