Period
to 23 July 2017

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 6 months to 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 85 104
Rank change year-on-year +17 +19 -
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 22 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.72% 0.36% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 0.47% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Hertfordshire median daily rate - £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.13% -
East of England median daily rate £569 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +37.88% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - £22.50

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 1016 1070 1259
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 79.50% 76.54% 77.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 582 640
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £402 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% +2.67%
10th Percentile £213 £246 £239
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 43 101
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £30.00 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +43.30% -0.31%
10th Percentile £11.62 £9.23 £8.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £30.50 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +32.61% - -16.36%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

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 6 months to 23 July 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
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - - 1
Penetration Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 22 (100.00%) Information Security
2 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (86.36%) Data Centre
2 19 (86.36%) Programme Delivery
3 18 (81.82%) Risk Assessment
4 17 (77.27%) Law
5 16 (72.73%) Management Information System
5 16 (72.73%) Risk Management
5 16 (72.73%) Waterfall
6 15 (68.18%) OWASP
6 15 (68.18%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (68.18%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (68.18%) NIST 800
7 3 (13.64%) EnCase
7 3 (13.64%) Actionable Insight
7 3 (13.64%) OllyDbg
7 3 (13.64%) IDA Disassembler
7 3 (13.64%) Retail
7 3 (13.64%) VMware
7 3 (13.64%) Windows
7 3 (13.64%) Linux
7 3 (13.64%) Python
7 3 (13.64%) VMS
7 3 (13.64%) CISSP
7 3 (13.64%) Assembly Language
7 3 (13.64%) Internet
7 3 (13.64%) Perl
7 3 (13.64%) Project Management
7 3 (13.64%) Malware Analysis
7 3 (13.64%) Agile Project Management

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Internet
1 3 (13.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) IDA Disassembler
1 3 (13.64%) Metasploit
1 3 (13.64%) OllyDbg
General
1 17 (77.27%) Law
2 3 (13.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) Consultant
1 20 (90.91%) Security Consultant
2 16 (72.73%) Applications Consultant
3 15 (68.18%) Information Security Consultant
3 15 (68.18%) Security Technical Consultant
3 15 (68.18%) Technical Consultant
3 15 (68.18%) Technical Security Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Malware Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Security Incident Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Incident Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Malware Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Security Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Security Incident Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Security Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Security Project Manager
5 2 (9.09%) SOC Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Management Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (86.36%) Data Centre
2 16 (72.73%) Management Information System
3 15 (68.18%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (13.64%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Kali Linux
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
1 3 (13.64%) VMS
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Information Security
2 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (86.36%) Programme Delivery
3 18 (81.82%) Risk Assessment
4 16 (72.73%) Risk Management
4 16 (72.73%) Waterfall
5 15 (68.18%) Continuous Delivery
5 15 (68.18%) OWASP
6 3 (13.64%) Actionable Insight
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (13.64%) Computer Forensics
6 3 (13.64%) Malware Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) Project Management
6 3 (13.64%) Threat Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) Analytics
7 1 (4.55%) Data Analytics
7 1 (4.55%) Database Security
7 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.55%) Information Assurance
7 1 (4.55%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Assembly Language
1 3 (13.64%) Perl
1 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
1 3 (13.64%) Python
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) CEH
1 3 (13.64%) CISSP
1 3 (13.64%) CREST Certified
1 3 (13.64%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (68.18%) NIST 800
2 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) VirtualBox
1 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) EnCase
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) VMware